Cheap Seats podcast: the Grand Final special edition

Ryan O’Connell and I made a surprise return to the studio this month, for the Grand Final Special edition of the Cheap Seats podcast.

All the Grand Final hot takes are ready, interlaced with #AskTheCheapSeats questions, as the boys work their way through both the AFL and NRL Grand Finals this weekend.

Topics covered include:

  • Swans supporters v the rest of Australia
  • The very different roads Sydney and the Western Bulldogs took to reach the GF
  • How the Bulldogs saved GF Week – and especially the parade
  • My anguish tip, and why I’m not sure if I should feel dirty
  • Why Ryan hates Cronulla
  • Why everyone else hates Melbourne
  • The very different roads the Storm and Sharks took to reach the GF
  • A couple of much less-anguished tips
  • A token mention of the Wallabies and the NRC, and
  • An even more token mention of a cricket series that may or may not be about to begin in South Africa.

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!

Cheap Seats Episode 3: The professional mockers

Origin, Kurtley, and the ‘Tahs get the Cheap Seats judgement in Episode 3..

Ryan O’Connell and Brett McKay are back for another episode of The Cheap Seats Podcast.

In this episode, the boys reveal a sponsor for the show, do their best to derail the Waratahs season, and Brett forgets the definition of ‘quick’ in the ‘Splash & Dash’.

Episode 3 talking points: The 1 & 6 jumper for the NSW State of Origin team; Melbourne Storm’s mini-slump; Kurtley Beale’s indefinite leave of absence and Ben Tune’s battle with depression; the momentum behind the NSW Waratahs, and this week’s Splash & Dash on Josh Dugan, and Wigan Athletic.

Radio Australia: weekend rugby wrap

Weekend winners: the Melbourne Storm (left), and new South African Super Rugby side, the Southern Kings (right).

Back on Radio Australia this morning, this time talking about the Melbourne Storm’s World Club Challenge win over Leeds, and the Southern Kings’ historic first Super Rugby win (and their first round of cursing from tipsters).

Some good news regarding Radio Australia, too. Today was the first of what will be a regular spot, where I’ll be on each Monday morning at around 8:50am for a wrap of the weekend’s Super Rugby action.

And with thanks to the ABC for supplying it, you can hear today’s spot right here..