43 episodes

An AFL podcast that's all about the fans.

Fan Grrrls Sarah Smith, Brodie Lancaster, Amy Charleston

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 71 Ratings

An AFL podcast that's all about the fans.

    WE'RE BACK, BABY!

    WE'RE BACK, BABY!

    After an extended break brought to you by #2020 - we're back, baby!

    Watching footy this year has felt a little bit like sitting in an empty stand at the MCG singing Dave Dobbyn to yourself, but there have been some surprisingly enjoyable parts to the season.

    In this special episode we talk about things we missed and loved during the 2020 season. Brodie and Amy also drop a huge surprise on Sarah that seals the fate of her future daughter. Thanks to Friend Of The Pod Gemma who helped us concoct the perfect footy origin story.

    Audio note: The audio quality on this episode isn't as clear as usual as it was recorded using the magic of the internet, rather than in a radio studio.

    Our artwork was designed by Steph Hughes, and our theme song is 'Here if You Need' by Wet Lips.

    Follow us on socials:

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    Or get in touch:

    •Email fangrrrlspodcast@gmail.com

    • 40 min
    "If there was anything that could get the band back together, it would be Matthew Richardson."

    "If there was anything that could get the band back together, it would be Matthew Richardson."

    *This episode contains discussion and mention of a homophobic slur in the context of hostile crowd environments. The specific mention comes at around 10min 05sec if you feel like skipping past it.*

    Mindy Mapp, the bass player in iconic punk bands Fur and Little Ugly Girls, joins us this week to chat about finding community in footy, how AFLW only enhanced her love of the game, and the ways in which Brisbane's music scene in the '90s compares to rowdy crowds at the MCG.

    We also launch a new campaign: get Richo to a Little Ugly Girls show!!

    Our artwork was designed by Steph Hughes, and our theme song is 'Here if You Need' by Wet Lips.

    Follow us on socials:

    •Twitter @fangrrrlspod
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    •Facebook @ fangrrrls

    Or get in touch:

    •Email fangrrrlspodcast@gmail.com

    • 31 min
    LET IT BLEED

    LET IT BLEED

    On this week's episode, we've got a recap of the first couple of weeks of the 2020 AFLW season, including a story of the time Sarah heckled Neil Balme.

    We give our thoughts on the ticketed vs free game conversation and discuss Bec Godard's fighting words about the Tiges. Then it's time for this show's inevitable move into intense discussions of menstruation. Specifically: how AFLW teams are tracking players' periods to improve performance, and the links between ACL injuries and menstrual cycles.

    Our artwork was designed by Steph Hughes, and our theme song is 'Here if You Need' by Wet Lips.

    Follow us on socials:

    •Twitter @fangrrrlspod
    •Instagram @fangrrrlspod
    •Facebook @ fangrrrls

    Or get in touch:

    •Email fangrrrlspodcast@gmail.com

    • 29 min
    Watching history be made.

    Watching history be made.

    A quick catch-up with your favourite fan girls ahead of the 2020 AFLW season, wherein Richmond will debut their women's team.

    We share some reader mail and Sarah launches a new footy jokes segment.

    PS - Brodie referred to Richmond's Women's coach as "Tommy White". His name is Tom Hunter. She's sorry.

    Our artwork was designed by Steph Hughes, and our theme song is 'Here if You Need' by Wet Lips.

    Follow us on socials:

    •Twitter @fangrrrlspod
    •Instagram @fangrrrlspod
    •Facebook @ fangrrrls

    Or get in touch:

    •Email fangrrrlspodcast@gmail.com

    • 24 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Liz Stringer becomes the fourth Fan Grrrl

    BONUS EPISODE: Liz Stringer becomes the fourth Fan Grrrl

    In our 2019 finale episode, the number of Fan Grrrls in the room rises to four, when muso and lifelong Hawks fan Liz Stringer stops by. Liz talks early footy memories and finding common ground with anyone she spots watching the footy in venue green rooms. We also dig into the sticky cultural stuff that we bristle against when it comes to the game.

    Watch Dyson Stringer Cloher's video for 'Believer', directed by Annelise Hickey and starring Lulu Beatty and the Northcote Junior Football Club Under 16 Girls Team. Here's Liz and Lulu chatting on Joy FM.

    This is the profile of Gil McLachlan we mention.

    Dyson Stringer Cloher's debut self-titled album is out on October 4. Listen, buy and go to a show in support of it! Info here.

    PS if you're the Geelong fan from the donut van, you can find Brodie at @brodielancaster lol

    Our artwork was designed by Steph Hughes, and our theme song is 'Here if You Need' by Wet Lips.

    Follow us on socials:

    •Twitter @fangrrrlspod
    •Instagram @fangrrrlspod
    •Facebook @ fangrrrls

    Or get in touch:

    •Email fangrrrlspodcast@gmail.com

    • 44 min
    The Insufferable Bitches™️ Have Logged On

    The Insufferable Bitches™️ Have Logged On

    Richmond are premiers and Brodie, Amy and Sarah have a lot of feelings about it.

    We farewell the 2019 season with a discussion of the tiges, funny footy moment and the kids who made us cry.

    Follow us on socials:

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    •Send us your voice memos! Keep it to >1minute, intro it with your name and where you're from, and tell us what you're keen to see in footy in 2020. Email it - along with words about what you'd like to hear more of from us next season - to fangrrrlspodcast@gmail.com

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

zjprz ,

right in that sweet spot

it’s like learning the record store guy played a handful of games for Fitzroy in the early nineties.

Dorn.D13 ,

Insightful and inclusive

Fan Grrrls is such a clever and insightful podcast about footy. The diversity of topics covered and the female perspectives make it accessible to the broad audience of footy fans. Full credit to the girls!

Geo Unicorn ,

My Richo is Fan Grrrls

Refreshingly personal and insightful hosts with even greater interviews. It feels like every other footy podcast is a minefield of big calls/"exclusive" content/personal boasts and all the ego that comes with it, but these wonderful hosts bring compelling perspectives and broader sensitivites that have both helped my enjoyment of and engagement with footy, and has really opened the game up for me. I love it to bits ;)

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