Drama and polygamy

Time changes, game changers and ins and outs. Special guests Hester and Ben Brown!

AFLW Grand Final

Entry to the game is free, with the match to begin at 12.35pm AEDT.

Gates open at 11.00am AEDT. Priority access will be given to AFLW Dogs and Lions members before the general public will be allowed in from 11.30am AEDT.

Missy Higgins will be singing!

The Final Countdown

This week: Injuries: both structural and maths related. And why one size fits all football is not the answer. 

Featuring an interview with Bridie O’Donnell, former cycling champion and Head, Office for Women in Sport & Recreation #OWSR.

We mentioned Wellbeing not Winning who focus on  remote Indigenous identity and organised sport. 

The report by the House Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs: On Monday 24 June 2013, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs tabled its report on the inquiry into the contribution of sport to Indigenous wellbeing and mentoring entitled Sport - More Than Just A Game.

More info on  the Inquiry into matters relating to the establishment of an Australian Football League team for Tasmania here.

From Change.org: AFL threatens ASADA split if key documents in Essendon drugs saga are made public.

From Foxsports: Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett blasts AFL’s push into China, India.

The White Line

Respect, responsibility, remorse, and redemption. Martin Flanagan talks about his new book, A Wink From the Universe and we celebrate our third year podiversary!

Mr P

Records, results and revenue. And a look at grassroots footy.

For our new episode, we headed down to the headquarters of the @footyefl to chat to Phil Murton @philmurton, CEO of the Eastern Football League about what’s happening in grassroots footy. You can get the episode now, via the ABC Listen app, or through your favourite podcast platform. Or listen here. Enjoy.

Rainbows and Twitter Storms

We talk Pride Game, coaching, and the rough and tumble, on field and off. We spoke to Dr Fraser Carson, Lecturer In Coaching and Dr Julia Walsh, Senior Lecturer In Sport Coaching, both from Deakin University; Wil Stracke from Bulldogs Pride and Tracey Kick, assistant coach at GWS.

People can join Carlton Pride by going here.

Information about Bulldogs Pride can be found here.

We mentioned the student that has been jailed for 56 days for posting offensive comments on Twitter about the on-pitch collapse of Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba. Info here.


Welcome Back, Podder!

Bright-eyed and ready for the second AFLW season we reflect on what's been happening what's to come. With special guest Sam Mostyn.

Here are some of the show's talking points:

Kate spoke about the The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and some of its findings.

She mentioned Play By the Rules, first developed by the South Australian Department for Sport and Recreation in 2001 as an interactive education and information website on discrimination, harassment and child protection in sport. Over the years, as more agencies have seen the need to promote Play by the Rules, they have joined as partners and helped by contributing funds, content and in-kind support.

More information on the Nassar case is here.

Lucy mentioned this wonderful BLOG by Rebecca Hayne.

We played some of this wonderful audio documentary: The First Friday in February by Kirby Fenwick.


The Premiership Quarter

"The Premiership Quarter"

Time for last tips and omens. Broadcast pioneer Kelli Underwood and Western Bulldogs premiership player Jordan Roughead are our guests.


Finals Are Coming

The Finals are Coming

What happens when a player is delisted? Finals omen watch, racism and the AFLW State of Origin.

Our guest is former West Coast Eagle, Mitch Brown.


Brown says he was on the cusp of re-signing with the club when he was axed. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo. The Age

Lay Bye

We talk finals, the AFLW State of Origin and footballers doing good work. 

We discuss the changing significance of race and racism in the context of sport with Dr Stella Coram. 

Elisabeth Tuckey, CEO of Ladder, and Ebony Marinoff, Ladder Ambassador and 2017 Rising Star, tells us about how AFL players are helping to tackle youth homelessness. 

New episode available now on the ABC Radio App and your favourite podcast platforms. 

All Bets Are Off

"All Bets Are Off" 

Fairytale endings, $2 pies and the AFL's relationship with gambling. 

Our guests are Dr Charles Livingstone, previously a member of the Australian Government's Expert Advisory Group on Gambling, and Carl Dilena, CEO of North Melbourne Football Club. Our friend Fiona Newton of Chicks Talking Footy - JOY 94.9 gives us the lowdown on an important visit to AFL House. 


Bending the Arc

"Bending the Arc"

A word on the world and behaving badly (yet again). And don't freak out, but our guest is SAM MITCHELL. (I trust you'll all be cooler with this than Emma was.) We finally get to the bottom of the 2008 Grand Final palm cards mystery!

Rules Football

When Human Rights meets sport. More retirements, MRP and Kick and Covfefe! We give you some audio from our Kick and Coffee event and talk to Dr Sarah Joseph, Director for the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law.