Politics and Policy / Science & Medicine

289: Michael Dowling

Despite a distinguished career in health policy, he calls hurling “one of the greatest loves of my life.” It is Ireland’s national sport, a game of speed, skill, and impressive injuries. Or maybe because of that career: “You’ve got to be in great shape to play this,” he tells the Irish Arts Center. Music: Those Sensible Shoes.

Person: Mario Cuomo
Place: St. Ida’s Secondary West
Thing: his hurly
Randy’s Thing: his hearing aids