Investigative journalist and author Irvin Muchnick is the guest on the new episode of the award-winning Irish podcast What’s the Story? Muchnick talks with hosts Danny Murray and Graham Merrigan on the occasion of publication of the second edition of the ebook The George Gibney Chronicles: What the Hunt For the Most Notorious At-Large Sex Criminal in the History of Global Sports Has Told Us About the Sports Establishments and Governments on Two Continents.
Muchnick first appeared on What’s the Story? in 2007, discussing both his investigation of Gibney — the former Irish Olympic swimming coach who is the target of a two-continent campaign to get the U.S. government to return him to face sexual abuse charges — and Muchnick’s writings on pro wrestling. The new podcast episode is available at http://wtspod.com/ and on iTunes and other familiar platforms.
The What’s the Story? interview airs days before Muchnick visits Dublin to meet with Irish government officials, journalists, and Gibney victim families, in a trip arranged by the Irish news site Broadsheet (http://www.broadsheet.ie/).
The new edition of The George Gibney Chronicles updates previous content with a new introductory chapter outlining the role of the former two-time head coach of the Irish Olympic swimming team, while living in Colorado in the late 1990s, as a leader of a local Catholic church group medical mission in Peru. The ebook explains how Gibney’s chairmanship of the “International Peru Eye Clinic Foundation” coincided with the period when a controversial Peruvian-based Catholic sect, Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, was establishing a U.S. presence with the support of successive archbishops of the Archdiocese of Denver.
The Amazon link for The George Gibney Chronicles is https://www.amazon.com/George-Gibney-Chronicles-Establishments-Governments-ebook/dp/B07NZ6S3PJ. Readers who do not have Kindle-compatible devices can order the PDF file version of the ebook, delivered as an email attachment, by remitting $3.49 US via PayPal to [email protected].