Brian O‘Donovan: Four Years In The Cauldron


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By Jarlath Regan. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
When Brian O’Donovan was offered the plum role of RTÉ News' Washington Correspondent he knew he was taking his family on an adventure. After 2 years of fake news, scandals and turmoil, he had no clue he had only seen the beginnings of the craziness that would follow. With the clarity that Brian’s on site reports are known for, he speaks about what it was like reporting from the front lines of a White House implosion. Brian speaks about adapting to family life in America, why the US media is missing Donald Trump and the challenges of being on duty 24/7 while reporting on the biggest news stories in the world. Later on Jarlath gets an insight into his early media days in Cork's Red FM, the 10 years he spent at TV3, his experiences of living in America when the Black Lives Matter movement began and much more. Very few have been entrusted with the responsibility of reporting directly from such troubling times. This conversation with Brian O’Donovan gives a rare insight into the impact this kind of work has on a person and their family. To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit

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