100 episodes

The best footy writers from The Age and SMH bring you the weekly lowdown on all things AFL.

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    • 4.2 • 437 Ratings

The best footy writers from The Age and SMH bring you the weekly lowdown on all things AFL.

If you like the pod, please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We love to hear from you and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find us.

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    'Real trouble'

    'Real trouble'

    Andrew Wu and Libby Birch discuss an evenly split round on this week's expert tips episode. How will the weather affect Port Adelaide's clash with Carlton? Can the Hawks play finals in 2024? Can things get worse for the Saints this season? And despite sitting second, are the Bombers only just hanging on right now?
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    • 24 min
    Can Essendon go all the way this year?

    Can Essendon go all the way this year?

    Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson discuss the Bombers, who are now unbeaten in seven games. Plus, the Blues' move up forward, spotlight on umpiring and is the Lions' season done? 
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    • 47 min
    Introducing: Trial by Water

    Introducing: Trial by Water

    From The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, Trial by Water is a new investigative podcast series about Robert Farquharson, who has been locked up for decades for an unthinkable crime: murdering his three sons in a dam on Father’s Day, 2005.

    Now scientists and lawyers are asking the question: did we get it wrong? And is this man in prison for a crime he didn’t commit?

    Episode 1 will arrive on Saturday, June 1.
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    • 4 min
    Danger game

    Danger game

    Andrew Wu and Peter Ryan get strategic in this week's expert tips episode. Which team is impossible to tip against? Will the Cats lose their fourth game straight? And can the Tigers put in a better performance on the Dreamtime stage?
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    • 25 min
    'Showed a lot of cracks'

    'Showed a lot of cracks'

    Cats premiership player Mathew Stokes joins Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall to discuss what this round taught us about how even the competition is, St Kilda’s struggles and the Bombers’ top four bona fides. Plus, whether the AFL should bring in a team in the NT and what Richmond needs from its senior players.
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    • 45 min
    Crazy brave

    Crazy brave

    In this week's expert tips episode, Andrew Wu and Peter Ryan discuss where the Swans might be vulnerable, an MCG losing streak that stretches back to 2017 and a grudge match that is losing its bite. 
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
437 Ratings

437 Ratings

Barbthebiker ,

The best footy podcast for sure

I love listening to Caroline, Michael and Jake and wait impatiently for each episode to drop. Their 3 way conversation is informative and entertaining and gives an incisive summary of the weekly games.
There are respectful debates as well as good humour, and as the listener I almost feel included.

Bravo to these three intelligent footy buffs and please keep on with these podcasts for as long as you can.

Mavrick1979 ,

Caroline Wilson is not a phycologist.

Never had a problem with Caro but now I do.

How dare she talk about a subject she is not qualified to speak on, I won’t listen to this podcast anymore if she is on.

Suicide is a serious problem and slinging mud is not the way to go about it.

I used to like Caro, I watched her on FC and listen to this podcast every week.

If she is in it then I won’t.

She needs to apologise to Cameron McCarthy’s family, the Fremantle football club and all of WA.

TOO SOON CARO

Rott in hell

Labber lover ,

Episode 9

I really enjoy this podcast,however it is the AFL is it not? The hosts are so Victorian centric . Caroline Wilson does actually speak of other teams.This episode far too parochial for me this week! I will continue to listen as I walk around the Albury hills.

Hasn’t improved the Sydney ,GWS game I think Sydney Swans won & all we heard about as usual was GWS, is it just too hard to say something positive about the team that is on top of the ladder. What is wrong with you?

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