Ardal O'Hanlon: Episode 358


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Ardal O'Hanlon made his first appearance on Irishman Abroad over 6 years ago (Episode 19). This week, the beloved actor and comedian makes his much-anticipated return to the show. Ardal speaks about how he was lucky to just finish his tour before lockdown (47:00), why he was elated when a broken laptop caused him to lose 10 years of hard work (41:00) and why he feels his happiness would suffer if he were to become active on social media (28:00). From his reasons for resisting the trappings of fame (25:00) to why he didn't enjoy the surveillance culture of Shanghai (49:00) the absolutely ridiculous story involving Ardal, Moby, My Lovely Horse, a helicopter and 80,000 people (55:00) this is a thoroughly much-needed lighthearted and insightful chat with a true gentleman of Ireland comedy. To hear each episode in its full length every week, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes. You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below. Our charity partner is In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit or email the show directly on Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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