We take a trip to the 1960’s to review two sporting events of poignance and resistance.
Jonathan talks about the 1967 Tour de France, where Tommy Simpson – arguably Britain’s most influential cyclist – pushes himself to the limit, and beyond.
Shane recants the story of Vera Caslavska, the Czechoslovakian gymnast, who used the medal rostrum at the 1968 Olympics as a platform of political protest.
Before all this, prompted by an email from Chris Hale, we briefly touch on the issue of Adam Goodes, and racism in Aussie Rules football. (more…)
The story of two fights between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran, where the second ended with Duran quitting in the 8th round by turning his back and claiming “No Mas”: two words that would go on to live in boxing infamy.
Whether it was with the ball or bat in his hand, or the microphone against his mouth, Richie Benaud was arguably cricket’s greatest treasure. We talk through the cricketing and commentary career of the great Australian. (more…)
Join us as we take great pleasure in the pain of others, but it’s self inflicted pain so that’s ok yeah?
We cover the Top 5 Blunders that have cost a team or individual big time.
After the break find a couple of videos of our selections.
Once again, another mammoth year of sport has taken us 3 months to get through. With the help of the returning Greg Blanchard, here’s our final retrospective of 2014, taking in the Winter Olympics, the NBA, and our respective heroes & villains of the sporting year.
*Content note for discussion of rape & rape culture on this podcast* (more…)
As per usual, our sporting retrospective is a belated one. Our penultimate part features a crammed year in football, from Steven Gerrard’s slip, to the World Cup. Greg Blanchard from the Inappropriate Conversations podcast joins us.
P.S. This was a much longer episode, but due to the rough cut coming in at over 3 hours, we’ve cut it into two parts. Part 4 will be on the way soon. But I’m sure I’ve done such a good editing job that you won’t notice the difference.
*looks around nervously* (more…)
Part two of our review of 2014. This time we look back at the year in Cricket, Rugby Union, Rugby League and Athletics.
Our 2014 retrospective begins. With help from sometime-guest, Emma Foster, we look back over the past year in Tennis, Cycling & the NFL. We’re also including a trigger warning for discussion of domestic violence.
After the end-theme tune, you can hear us talk about things which didn’t make the final edit. It mainly concerned Emma’s new cat. (more…)
Shane looks back at the performance of Gabby Douglas during the gymnastics at London 2012. She was the first American gymnast ever to win both the team and individual all-around gold at the same Olympics, Given the nature of her story, the issues of race are also discussed.
Jonathan, realising he hasn’t marked the 100th anniversary the start of First World War, looks back at the rise of Women’s football during the war. The focus of the story is on the Dick, Kerr’s Ladies but also explains the downfall of the game after the war was over. (Hint – the men effectively banned it)
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Sound problems and Manchester United-based shade abounds, as we’re joined by Manchester City fans, Amy Dean and Greg Blanchard to review the final day of a season that, to quote Martin Tyler, we would, “never seen anything like this again!” (more…)