Irish Stew is the podcast for the Global Irish Nation, featuring interviews with fascinating influencers proud of their Irish Edge. If you're Irish born or hyphenated Irish, this is the podcast that brings all the Irish together. The podcast is hosted by John Lee and Martin Nutty with production and editorial assistance from Bill Schultz.
Martin was born in Dublin in the 1960s and spent his childhood in Kinsealy, a small, rural community just eight miles from the center of Dublin City. While in high school in Ireland, he became involved in Track and Field athletics specializing in the Shot Put and Discus and was fortunate to be nurtured by the Irish Olympian, Philip Conway and made enough progress to participate on Irish Junior teams. Like many young Irish athletes at the time, Martin decided to follow Philip’s footsteps by pursuing an athletic scholarship in America attending St John’s University in New York City and improved enough to have some modest success in American collegiate competition along with winning an Irish national team cap in 1985. Unfortunately, the heavy training load took a physical toll and effectively put an end to athletic aspirations.