Up at Carlisle

We talk ticketing issues, Serena's tutu, and losing our collective minds. Special guest Fiona Vines, on BHP's ambitious plan for gender equality.

We spoke about the wonderful footballers at Lake Nash.

One of Australia’s leading sports psychologists has revealed he’s been in to see AFL footy boss Steve Hocking to voice his concerns over clubs using “pseudo-psychologists”.

Natalie Wood has become part of Geelong Cats history, the first female coach to be appointed to a full-time role with the club.




Line in the Sand

Our new episode is here and Rana Hussain, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at Richmond FC, is a special guest podder.

We discuss AFLW, that punch, and the incredible round that was. We also chat with Lucy Milkeraitis about the Breast Cancer Network Australia and this weekend's Field of Women.


A Blues is Not a Thing

We talk 'game adjustments', toughness and weakness, and THAT goal. Special guest is George Megalogenis talking about his book The Football Solution: How Richmond’s premiership can save Australia.

Lucy mentioned the struggles of Indigenous players and their need to be listened to. This article is by Jake Niall.

Kate spoke about Billie Jean King on Desert Island Discs.



Sharing the Grass

Bonding in the field, brawling off the field, and finding ways to share the space. Special guest, author and playwright Emilie Collyer.

Emilie's play Contest is on until August 4. For more information and tickets, please go to the Darebin Arts website.

Kate spoke about Tom Boyd opening up about mental health issues.






Riding the Inflatable Unicorn

We talk team psychology, Brownlow predictions and dealing with hard knocks. Kate spoke to the awesome crew who have organised the Belly Up Cup. The cup is an all womens' match between Upwey/Tecoma and Belgrave in honour of the late Leanne Gorry. With over 50 players from each club participating, it has grown into something quite amazing. 

The app Lucy mentioned for concussion is HeadCheck and the podcast: Unsociable Game, a new podcast that focuses on the links between community footy (Australian Rules) and repeat concussions, against the backdrop of a governing body (the AFL) that grapples with how to enact effective policy measures across all levels of the game.

Kate spoke about the I.A.A.F. Here's an article from the New York Times.

We spoke about 'enlightened racism'. Here's an article by Trevor Grant.

Alicia mentioned the psychology behind the English team in the World Cup.

Selling the Dream

We talk to Brisbane Lions Women’s CEO Breeanna Brock and hear from past winners of the Football Woman of the Year Award, Bec Goddard, Debbie Lee, Jan Cooper and Daisy Pearce.

Tension. Suspension. Redemption

Our new episode is up. We’re thrilled to be joined by Professor Sarah Joseph, Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University and Bulldogs AFLW premiership star & obstetrician Dr Tiarna Ernst. We take an in-depth look at the big talking point of the week: when things go wrong in the commentary box. 

NB: there’s some sensitive content this week.

New episode available now via the ABC Listen App or your favourite podcast platform. Listen on iTunes.


One of Sarah Joseph’s favourite things to do is to take photos in the style of U2 album covers. Of course we said “hell yeahhhhh” and so did Tiarna Ernst. 

We give you the cover for our new album “11:20”. 🕰📷 We were a bit more serious on the pod.

One of the things we discussed this week is the tension and discomfort that often accompanies attempts to call out inappropriate behaviour and action. 

Kate raised the current debate about 'civility' and reminded us that often calls for civility are really an attempt to shut down discussion and to slow down change. She reminded us of Martin Luther King's letter from Birmingham Jail in which he criticised those who prefer "a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice."

Read here in VOX.

Outer Sanctum Live

A live recording of the Outer Sanctum podcast from the MTC featuring special guest Wil Anderson (and more!). Warning: does contain coarse language!


We had so much fun. Thanks to all those who came.


If the Shoe Fits

We look at the link between language, inequality and violence, and unpack diversity in coaching. 

Special guests are Laura Youngson and Ben Sandhu from Ida Sports who are creating gender equality from the ground up. Literally.

The article we mentioned on Indigenous coaches is here.

Here's the link to the IDA SPORTS campaign: http://j.mp/IdaOS

You can find them on all the socials including InstagramTwitterFacebook and LinkedIn

For live results and more on the 2018 AFL NATIONAL INCLUSION CARNIVAL

Off the Fence

Is football sport or entertainment? We discuss player welfare, changes to the AFLW fixture, and Community Cup with Rohan Brooks and Rory Burnside.

For more info on the cup coming to you, visit the Community Cup website.

Reclink Community Cup National Dates 2018:

Melbourne:  Sunday 24 June @ Victoria Park, Abbotsford
Brisbane:  Sunday 29 July @ Hickey Park, Stafford
Hobart:  Sunday 5 August @ Queenborough Oval, Sandy Bay
Adelaide:  Sunday 12 August @ Coopers Stadium, Norwood
Sydney:  Sunday 19 August @ Henson Park, Marrickville
Fremantle:  Sunday 9 September @ Fremantle Oval, Fremantle
Canberra:  announcement coming soon

More about the band Rudely Interrupted!




Take it to the place

We talk football in the pike position, Mr P roadshow and Floss Lyon. Special guest: Michelle Redfern from Williamstown FC. Tiger Tess Armstrong, ABC Grandstand producer and sports presenter, is a Sanctumer for a day

Paging Dr Google

We talk about taking risks, taking a knee and the Sir Doug Nicholls Round. Robert Young chats with Emma about designing the Tiger’s Indigenous jumper. And what on earth does Tina Fey have to do with football?

Your club's Indigenous jumper!

Read here about the SBS article on being a good Indigenous ally.

We spoke about Malcolm Gladwell's podcast and the latest episode, Burden of Proof.

More here about the US and NFL kneeling 'bans'.

With Opposite Foots

We look at AFLW expansion, women in sport, and vulnerability. Special guests Sam Cooney and Kirby Fenwick. 


A collection of non-fiction pieces from more than 20 contributors that explores women’s range of experiences with sport and sporting culture in Australia.

Focusing on a critically under-represented part of Australian culture—specifically the myriad ways non-male   participants    negotiate the traditionally male spectacle of athleticism—this collection interrogates the way sporting bodies and achievements are portrayed in Australian media and culture.

We spoke about vulnerability. Listen to this amazing TED talk by Brené Brown here.

Read this article about vulnerability became sport's winning weapon by Konrad Marshall.

Event at The Wheeler Centre
featuring a discussion between Ellen van Neerven,
Nicole Hayes and Kate Doak
June 5th, 6:15pm

Here If You Need

Mea Culpa corner, power and privilege, and gender pathways with special guest Sanctumer, Australia Diamonds coach, Lisa Alexander.

Today we talked about the The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Guidelines: Trans and gender diverse inclusion in sport > Complying with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010

Danielle Warby has this up on her blog: Welcome trans, gender diverse and intersex members to your sports club that is worth reading.

Nicole mentioned these articles:

Junot Diaz story.

Mary Karr (on David Foster Wallace)

Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why) and James Dashner (Maze Runner) and claims against them.

And these claims too.

Nobel Prize of Literature canceled.