Ryan O’Connell and I have conveniently missed the Bledisloe Cup build-up, and have now climbed aboard the September bandwagon for the Footy Finals Special edition of the Cheap Seats podcast.
All the footy finals hot takes are ready, interlaced with #AskTheCheapSeats questions from the regulars, who perhaps sent questions in out of curiosity to see if the new episode rumours were true.
Topics covered include Wayne Bennett’s whinging, the Canberra Raiders as competition darlings, the Wests Tigers/Robbie Farah debacle, the Jack Wighton/Michael Ennis shoulder charge debacle, the Cowboys timing their run, Penrith’s home game on the other side of the world, Thursday night AFL finals, the Geelong-Hawthorn blockbuster, the AFL’s seminal Sydney moment, things to get ugly in Adelaide, the Wallabies ongoing woes, and the worst Australian bowling line-up every set to South Africa, comprising three blokes whose names we can’t actually remember.
As always, you can get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod, on Soundcloud, iTunes, and the TuneIn radio app. And stay cheap – you never know when we’ll be back!
In the 666 studio, hosting Canberra Grandstand last weekend. A really enjoyable experience after plenty of nerves and training stuff-ups along the way.
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been cramming and practising and buggering up and re-learning how to be a radio presenter, for 666 ABC Canberra.
Culminating in me hosting Canberra Grandstand in the sizable radio shoes of Tim Gavel on Saturday 16 and 23 of January, it was an unbelievable experience that I’m thrilled to have a). jumped at in the first place, and b). pulled off in a somewhat professional manner!
I do hope to have a clip or clips in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I must express my sincere thanks to Chris Coleman for his patience and expert button-pressing tutelage along the way, and to 666 Station Manager Andrea Ho for her encouragement and support. It was nerve-wracking as hell to begin with, but amazingly satisfying once I’d done it..
From the same people that brought us Ken Block’s antics in a rally car a few years back, here’s their latest offering, with Australian dirt bike daredevil Robbie Maddison taking to the waves of Teahupoo and Papara on a dirt bike.