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American St. Patrick’s Day, Through Irish Eyes

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Mar 09, 2020
American St. Patrick’s Day, Through Irish Eyes

Comic Maeve Higgins loves living alone in New York City, her home since she left her native Ireland in 2014. But, she tells Dan, there's one problem: "I do think the food that you eat when you live on your own is really bizarro at times."

When Maeve polished off a can of sardines with some mashed turnips, she realized she needed help. Enter Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender (below).

"Whenever I'm eating anything, even when I'm alone, I imagine Michael Fassbender watching me," Maeve says. "And I think, 'What if Michael Fassbender saw me eating this?'"

This week, Maeve talks with Dan about her complicated relationship with Irish-Americans, and the difficulty of dining with someone who has sad news to share. "Your duty as a friend is to put down your knife and fork, to look at [her] and really be an active listener," she says. "But what I like to do is be an active eater. So I try and siphon food into my mouth while her eyes are blurry with tears."

Maeve co-wrote and stars in a new supernatural comedy, Extra Ordinary, out in theaters now.

Interstitial music in this episode by Black Label Music:

  • "On The Floor" by Cullen Fitzpatrick
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  • "New Old" by JT Bates

Photos courtesy of Maeve Higgins and Gage Skidmore.

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