The Team

 

The Outer Sanctum is an unconventional all-female footy podcast that features six passionate fans – broadcaster Emma Race, lawyer Kate Seear, author Nicole Hayes, poet and author Alicia Sometimes, and business owners Lucy Race and Felicity Race - who focus on stories and voices rarely heard around the great game of AFL. Guests have included Western Bulldogs marquee player Katie Brennan, Indigenous author Tony Birch, Richmond president Peggy O'Neal and women's football advocate Susan Alberti and many more. 

In their first year on air, The Outer Sanctum sparked a national debate about the treatment of women in football when they discussed derogatory comments made by Triple M commentators, including Collingwood president Eddie McGuire, about The Age's chief football writer Caroline Wilson. Read more about that time from The Age writer Miki Perkins here.

They partnered with The Age throughout the inaugural AFLW 2017 season and are with the ABC PODCASTS for the 2017 AFL SEASON. Listen HERE.

Nicole Hayes Nicole Hayes swears she remembers the Hawks' 1971 Premiership, even though she was barely walking. She is an author of books that allow her to indulge in subjects she loves most - footy, politics, feminism and Pearl Jam: The Whole of My World and One True Thing (Random House 2013, 2015), and co-edited From the Outer: Footy like you've never heard it (Black Inc, 2016) and A Footy Girl's Guide to the Stars of 2017 (Piccolo Nero, 2017) with Alicia Sometimes. Her latest book is A Shadow's Breath. You should buy these books in large quantities so she can afford tickets to Hawthorn's next premiership. Her website: http://nicolehayesauthor.com

Nicole Hayes

Nicole Hayes swears she remembers the Hawks' 1971 Premiership, even though she was barely walking. She is an author of books that allow her to indulge in subjects she loves most - footy, politics, feminism and Pearl Jam: The Whole of My World and One True Thing (Random House 2013, 2015), and co-edited From the Outer: Footy like you've never heard it (Black Inc, 2016) and A Footy Girl's Guide to the Stars of 2017 (Piccolo Nero, 2017) with Alicia Sometimes. Her latest book is A Shadow's Breath. You should buy these books in large quantities so she can afford tickets to Hawthorn's next premiership. Her website: http://nicolehayesauthor.com

Alicia Sometimes

Her passion for the written and spoken word has led her into a career of radio broadcasting on ABC 774, Radio National and 3RRR. Alicia has featured on ABC TV's Sunday Arts, ABC News Breakfast, Recovery, Einstein Factor and SBS’s Nomad program. Or perhaps, read her pieces in Footy’s Greatest Players, Best Australian Poems, Overland, New Matilda, Westerly or The Age. Alicia co-edited From the Outer: Footy like you've never heard it  (Black Inc, 2016) and A Footy Girl's Guide to the Stars 2017 (Piccolo Nero, 2017) with Nicole Hayes. She is a passionate lover of science and the arts and always has her nose in a science book. Her website is : http://www.aliciasometimes.com

Emma Race A former talent manager, broadcaster and producer (3RRR, Nova, Today FM, ABC 774, C31, Network Ten, ABC TV and Network Seven) Emma has been lured out of retirement to talk about the thing she loves most* with women she loves and admires. The founder of Help Me Help You App, Emma is passionate about gender equality across technology, media and sport. *she is well aware this claim may be highly offensive to her three daughters, but she stands by it wholeheartedly.  Her Help Me Help You App can be found: http://helpmehelpyouapp.com

Emma Race

A former talent manager, broadcaster and producer (3RRR, Nova, Today FM, ABC 774, C31, Network Ten, ABC TV and Network Seven) Emma has been lured out of retirement to talk about the thing she loves most* with women she loves and admires. The founder of Help Me Help You App, Emma is passionate about gender equality across technology, media and sport.

*she is well aware this claim may be highly offensive to her three daughters, but she stands by it wholeheartedly. 

Her Help Me Help You App can be found: http://helpmehelpyouapp.com

 
Lucy Race Lucy is a 12 time premiership supporter, mother, business owner and trainer for the SPJFC Under 11s. A prolific letter writer, media monitor and soap box dweller, Lucy is thrilled to find another vehicle for her opinions. Lucy is passionate about all codes of football. Her two dogs, Archie Thompson and Jarryd Roughead concur.  

Lucy Race

Lucy is a 12 time premiership supporter, mother, business owner and trainer for the SPJFC Under 11s. A prolific letter writer, media monitor and soap box dweller, Lucy is thrilled to find another vehicle for her opinions. Lucy is passionate about all codes of football. Her two dogs, Archie Thompson and Jarryd Roughead concur.

 

Felicity Race Felicity is a business owner, football lover and mother of three boys who lives with the daily challenge of her kids barracking for Essendon.  Running her own business has turned out to be fortuitous as  podcasting, occasional writing for The Guardian and watching every sport possible makes her largely unemployable. In 2016, Felicity learned how to bounce a footy which was the pinnacle of her football career.

Felicity Race

Felicity is a business owner, football lover and mother of three boys who lives with the daily challenge of her kids barracking for Essendon.  Running her own business has turned out to be fortuitous as  podcasting, occasional writing for The Guardian and watching every sport possible makes her largely unemployable. In 2016, Felicity learned how to bounce a footy which was the pinnacle of her football career.

Kate Seear Dr Kate Seear is a feminist legal academic and lawyer who has lived through ten Hawthorn premierships and bleeds brown and gold. A practicing lawyer, she has written extensively on issues at the intersection of law, gender, drugs and sport. Kate has also played a key but largely unappreciated role in several recent Hawthorn premierships by following a meticulous diet of bizarre superstitions (She acknowledges some major slip-ups in 2012). She is the proud owner of a dog named Cyril.

Kate Seear

Dr Kate Seear is a feminist legal academic and lawyer who has lived through ten Hawthorn premierships and bleeds brown and gold. A practicing lawyer, she has written extensively on issues at the intersection of law, gender, drugs and sport. Kate has also played a key but largely unappreciated role in several recent Hawthorn premierships by following a meticulous diet of bizarre superstitions (She acknowledges some major slip-ups in 2012). She is the proud owner of a dog named Cyril.