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The Story

By Irish America Magazine
"The Story" is Irish America Magazine’s biweekly podcast where we explore the stories of what’s happening and what’s happened in the Irish community.
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Astronaut Eileen Collins on Earth Day

The Story

"Counterparts," Read by Fionnula Flanagan
As the Tony awards approach, enjoy nominee Fionnula Flanagan's dramatic reading of James Joyce's "Counterparts". 
June 7, 2019
Fionnula Flanagan on The Ferryman and Tony Nod
Actress Fionnula Flanagan (Some Mother's Son, Waking Ned Devine) sits down with Irish America editor-in-chief Patricia Harty talk about her Tony-nominated performance on Broadway as Aunt Maggie Far Away in The Ferryman, her love of Joyce and tackling the role of Ulysses' Molly Bloom, and getting a headstart on acting in her family's kitchen.
May 3, 2019
Astronaut Eileen Collins on Earth Day
Retired NASA astronaut and United States Air Force Colonel Eileen Collins spoke to Patricia Harty in 2017 on the importance of Earth Day and taking care of the planet, as well as life on the International Space Station, where they recycle everything, including air and water, and it is powered 100% by solar energy.
April 22, 2019
The Hole In The Ground Interviews
Host Dave Lewis talks with director Lee Cronin and actress Séana Kerslake about the A24 and DirecTV horror film, The Hole In The Ground and its Irish connections. 
February 20, 2019
The GPA Super11s
In this episode of The Story, host Dave Lewis gauges the USGAA community's opinion on the Gaelic Players Association' modified version of Hurling, Super 11s as it is being played this weekend at Fenway Park. Let us know what you think, email Dave at to share your thoughts! Super11s: Fenway Hurling Classic:
November 16, 2018
Happy Halloween!
Host Dave Lewis takes you through the Irish influence on Halloween!
October 31, 2018
Martin McGuinness: The Man I Knew
In this episode of The Story, host Dave Lewis went over to the American Irish Historical Society to listen to former Ulster University lecturer, journalist, and author, Jude Collins speak about his book Martin McGuinness: The Man I Knew and his own personal experiences with the man who stands amongst the greatest of Irish politicians and patriots. Martin McGuinness: The Man I Knew: American Irish Historical Society:
October 5, 2018
Frank and Al: An Interview with Terry Golway
In this episode, Host Dave Lewis talked with POLITICO Senior Editor, author, and historian Terry Golway on his new book Frank + Al: FDR, Al Smith and the Unlikely Alliance That Created the Modern Democratic Party. Buy the book here:
September 10, 2018
USGAA Championships Day Three, Part Two
In this, the second part of the final day of USGAA National Championships I cover the Senior Ladies Gaelic Football final between Charlotte James Connolly’s, and Chicago Saint Brigid’s, the Senior Hurling Final between Tipperary Boston, and Vancouver JP Ryans the Senior Camogie final between Liberty Gaels and Cu Chullain San Francisco and I also talked with David Wogan of Play Hurling. If you haven’t listened to the first part, or the previous episodes please go back and enjoy or relive the whole weekend through my experiences. Enjoy Results: Cú Chulainns: St. Brigids: Tipperary Boston: Play Hurling: Charlotte GAA:
September 6, 2018
USGAA Championships Day Three, Part One
In this episode, Host, Dave Lewis covers the Junior Camogie Final between Coastal Virginia, and Seattle Gaels, the Intermediate Gaelic Football Final between Austin Celtic Cowboys and Chicago Patriots, and the Intermediate Camogie Final between Liberty Gaels. Join him for the next episode for the rest of the matches he covered and an interview with David Wogan of Play Hurling. Liberty Gaels: Coastal Virginia: Chicago Patriots: Celtic Cowboys: Seattle Gaels: USGAA: USGAA Finals
September 5, 2018
USGAA Championships Day Two
In this episode, Host, Dave Lewis focused on Football and Hurling, please join me as I followed Vancouver, Notre Dames, DC Gaels, Allentown, Philadelphia, Celtic Cowboys, Donegal Saint Patricks, Tipperary Boston, and Na Fianna from San Francsico. Donegal: Allentown: Philadelphia: Na Fianna: Tipperary Boston: Notre Dames: D.C. Gaels: Celtic Cowboys: Vancouver: USGAA 2018:
September 2, 2018
USGAA Championships Day One
On today's episode of The Story, host Dave Lewis covered Camogie matches as a part of the USGAA Championships happening this weekend. For more information, click on the links below USGAA information: Other results on the day: Philadelphia: Liberty Gaels: San Francisco GAA: Annie Moores: Seattle Gaels: Milwaukee:
September 1, 2018
Patricia Harty with Judy Collins
On this episode of The Story, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief Patricia Harty interviews legendary singer-songwriter, activist and author, Judy Collins. For more reading material on Judy click on the link below:…s-el-troubadour/
August 30, 2018
Remembering John Riordan
In today’s episode, host, Dave Lewis will be covering the life and legacy of New York GAA legend, John Riordan who sadly passed away on July 30th. Throughout this episode you’ll not only hear from those who passed their condolences onto his family, and the New York GAA, but you’ll also hear from the man himself as John was interviews by Sean Kerns for the GAA’s Oral History Project which you can find here.
August 2, 2018
Philadelphia GAA Freedom Fight Tournament
In this episode, host Dave Lewis traveled to Landsdale, Pennsylvania to take part in and to interview participants of Philadelphia GAA's Freedom Fight Hurling and Camogie Tournament that was held on June 30th 2018. Links to the clubs mentioned in the podcast can be found here:
July 12, 2018
Emmet Brothers
Today's episode of The Story is a discussion between host, Dave Lewis and Founder of the Emmet Graves Restoration project and James McGlashin where they explore the story of Irish republicans Thomas Addis Emmet and Robert Emmet, and their influence on the United States and vice versa.
June 21, 2018
Ireland vs USA
Host Dave Lewis recaps Ireland and the United States Soccer match, and explores the history between the two nation's soccer teams.
June 7, 2018
John Wolfe Ambrose
Join host, Dave Lewis as he takes you back to the 1800s, to tell the story of John Wolfe Ambrose, a Limerick man who made a massive influence on the infrastructure of New York City as well as the rededication ceremony for his monument.
May 24, 2018
New York GAA vs. Leitrim GAA Connacht Championship 2018
We are proud to present our new podcast series "Story". The first episode is hosted by Dave Lewis and details the annual big day for the New York GAA, its participation in the Connacht Senior Football Championship. Enjoy the podcast and subscribe to us for more podcasts.
May 15, 2018