Episode 109 – Mike Farragher

Mike Farragher has been a well-known columnist in the Irish American community for the last two decades, covering the Irish and Irish American music scenes for the New York based Irish Voice and Irishcentral.com.

He’s written a series of funny essay books about growing up Irish, Catholic, and guilty in the swamps of New Jersey called “This Is Your Brain on Shamrocks.” These books are the backbone of a new series called “McLean Avenue,” an Irish American comedy set in the Manhattan suburbs not far from where Mike grew up.

There’s a priest in this series so I dusted off my collar from the Father Ted Days, flew to Kansas, and joined the crew for a few laughs.

I talked to Mike while he was in Dublin in between business trips and we talked about his books, off-Broadway plays, and the road that led him to the McLean Avenue TV show.

The series is looking for a home on one of the streaming services at the moment and you can keep after the news of it by liking the “McLean Avenue: the series” page on Facebook.

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