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 were with the ABC PODCASTS for the AFL/AFLW SEASONS of 2017/2018. They return to the ABC for 2019 (check out Saturdays on ABC Melbourne for AFLW and podcasts for the rest of the year).