This show has Shane and it has Jonathan. Can you guess what they talk about? That’s right! Events in the sporting history. From what I hear, that actually talk about the greatest events in sporting history

Episodes

GEISH 122 – American Pharoah & the Triple Crown

Christienna Fryar joins me as we cover Horse Racing for the first time. We talk about the history of horse racing in the United States, before looking at the historic achievement of American Pharoah winning the 2015 Triple Crown.

We end with a look at the polarisation around Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year Award for that year, and a critique of narrow identity politics. (more…)

GEISH 121 – Misbah-Ul-Haq

I talk with Sanaa Qureshi about the career of the former Pakistan men's cricket captain Misbah-Ul-Haq, whose tenure was a key part of restoring respect and success to Pakistani cricket after they were in a period of exile from cricket's mainstream. (more…)

GEISH 120: Top 5 Leeds Rhinos and Arsenal Games

This is a very self indulgent episode as Jonathan and Shane talk about their Top 5 Leeds Rhinos (Jonathan) and Arsenal (Shane) games.

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GEISH 119 – 2017 In Review (Part 4)

Our 2017 retrospective concludes as we give our respective top five moments from the past year in sport.

CONTENT NOTE: Some aspects of our heroes and villains will contain discussions of abuse, sexual assault, and mental health issues. Some of the information we discuss was accurate at the time of recording, but there have been significant developments since then. (more…)

GEISH 118 – 2017 in Review

We're joined by Christienna Fryar, who takes us through her Top 5 moments from the past sporting year.

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GEISH 117 – 2017 In Review (Part 2)

Part 2 of our review of the past 12 months features 'Inappropriate Conversations' Greg Blanchard, who gives us his top sporting 5 moments in 2017. (more…)

GEISH 116: 2017 in Review (Part 1) with Emma Foster

Join us as we refresh our year review format. No more three hour shows! Emma Foster from The Greatest Show in the Galaxy comes onto the show to share her Top 5 moments of the year as well as her sporting hero and villain.

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GEISH 115 – Jonathan Edwards at the 1995 World Championships & Graham Obree’s Hour World Record

We look at Graham Obree's against the odds attempt to break cycling's hour world record, before recounting Jonathan Edwards' special year in 1995, culminating in the World Championship triple jump competition. (more…)

GEISH 114 – Diego Maradona at the 1986 World Cup

We talk about how Diego Maradona made the 1986 World Cup in Mexico his own, and in doing so stamped his name permanently into sporting history.

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GEISH 113 – Real Madrid (1954 -1960)

We induct our second team into our Hall of Fame. The Real Madrid side that popularised that popularised the phrase "galacticos". We look at the rule of Santiago Bernabeu, the links with Franco and fascism, and a run of success that remains unparalleled.

We also give a brief mention of the sports & feminist podcast 'Burn it All Down', which if you're not currently listening to, you should.

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