#140 | Forty Shades of Green Beer: Evolving Perceptions of Irish America with Thom Dunn

What do you think of when you think of Irish America? Is it the Kennedy brothers playing touch football in perfectly tailored leisurewear on Cape Cod? Is it a line of construction workers having lunch on a suspended metal beam thirty stories over Fifth Avenue? Is it Grace Kelly or Bing Crosby flaunting their relaxed prosperity in High Society or other postwar Hollywood movies? Or is it angry Fox News hosts or conservative politicians condemning the immigration system that gave their grandparents a chance?

In this week’s episode, Darach chats with musician and writer Thom Dunn about how perceptions of Irish America have evolved rapidly in his and his father’s lifetimes, and what he hopes Irish America will be like when his newborn is old enough to understand it. Regular listeners will recognise Thom’s unforgettable mashup of NWA’s “F*** Tha Police” with “Come Out You Black and Tans”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8CITSkEd9shttps://www.patreon.com/darach


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