10 episodes

Look beyond the bright lights and cheering crowds, into the reality of professional sport. The Long Haul takes you past the moments of glory and investigates the price of, and barriers to, success. Over eight episodes, join leading performance coach Emma Murray as she candidly talks to some of our most elite athletes and explores the stories behind the sports we love. We speak to Olympic medalists Cate Campbell and Grant Hackett; AFL's Jack Riewoldt and Josh Bruce; and NBA star Jose Calderon, just to name a few. From the inconceivable drive to be the best, to the weight of expectations and the sacrifices made along the way.

The Long Haul Ranieri & Co.

    • Sport
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Look beyond the bright lights and cheering crowds, into the reality of professional sport. The Long Haul takes you past the moments of glory and investigates the price of, and barriers to, success. Over eight episodes, join leading performance coach Emma Murray as she candidly talks to some of our most elite athletes and explores the stories behind the sports we love. We speak to Olympic medalists Cate Campbell and Grant Hackett; AFL's Jack Riewoldt and Josh Bruce; and NBA star Jose Calderon, just to name a few. From the inconceivable drive to be the best, to the weight of expectations and the sacrifices made along the way.

    Episode 1 - Inside The Human Machine

    Episode 1 - Inside The Human Machine

    Olympic champion Cate Campbell and NRL legend Wade Graham take Emma inside their mind body dynamic to explore the often brutal physical reality of greatness.

    • 40 min
    Episode 2 - Inside The Blackest Day

    Episode 2 - Inside The Blackest Day

    Emma tries to figure out if the massive drug scandal that traversed codes really was what it was made out to be, or if that moment in time a decade ago, gained more than it damaged?

    • 44 min
    Episode 3 - Inside the COVID Hubs

    Episode 3 - Inside the COVID Hubs

    AFL's Jack Riewoldt and wife Carly, Sydney Swifts' coach Briony Akle, St Kilda dietician Alison Miles and NBA player Jose Calderon take Emma inside the moment covid hit, the impact on their lives, clubs and code and what life was really like in the COVID hubs.

    • 43 min
    Episode 4 - Inside The Hard Slog

    Episode 4 - Inside The Hard Slog

    While ideas of sporting glory drive athletes, the reality is that very few will reach the top. So how do you redefine your dreams when immense talent and sacrifice don't equal that idea of success?

    • 36 min
    Episode 5 - Inside The World Game Downunder

    Episode 5 - Inside The World Game Downunder

    Craig Foster, Andy Harper, Bill Papastergiadis, Jade North and Brendan Schwab take Emma inside the history and the culture of soccer in Australia to help us understand why the most played team game in Australia brings less people to stadiums, and less eyes on screens, than AFL and NRL.

    • 44 min
    Episode 6 - Inside Sportsbetting

    Episode 6 - Inside Sportsbetting

    AFL star Josh Bruce helps Emma explore the true extent and impact that Sports Betting is having on fellow elite athletes, younger players and our sporting culture.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Houli44 ,

Addictive listening

I especially loved the football (soccer) episode. If you could do this for all Aussie sports ie Netball, rugby union etc. that would be great. Love hearing the rise and fall of a sport in Australia. Can’t wait for the next season.

...sports fan ,

Amazing Podcast

Amazing stories. This is compulsive listening. All of the questions I’ve wanted interviewers to ask but they never do is in this podcast!!!! Love it

162764 ,

Insightful!

A great exploration of the mind. Recommend to listeners that like to feel present in the environments of the story and character.

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