St. Patrick’s Day parade in south Boston, March 17, 2019 (Steven Senne/AP)

In the ninth episode of The Last Hurrah podcast series, journalist and author Kevin Cullen talks with Liam Kennedy and Scott Lucas about Boston’s place in Irish America, past, present, and future.

Pulitzer Prize winner Cullen also discusses his experience covering the conflict in Northern Ireland for more than 20 years, and he considers whether Irish America’s ongoing significance in Boston will be replicated across the US with Joe Biden as President.