39 episodes

This Sporting Wife came about because Shannon and Fiona just can't get enough of sport it seems. Not satisfied in finding themselves married to sport through work (they're not actually married to sportspeople, just sport itself), they've decided to commit their spare time to it as well. But more than it being just a hobby, it was about bringing to everyone else some of the amazing stories and personalities they've heard and met throughout their time in the industry. So often these can go untold or overlooked because of space and time limitations, but This Sporting Wife is about sitting down to talk to people with incredible tales, who have touched the Australian sports landscape during their lives, and letting them tell their stories.

This Sporting Wife This Sporting Wife

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

This Sporting Wife came about because Shannon and Fiona just can't get enough of sport it seems. Not satisfied in finding themselves married to sport through work (they're not actually married to sportspeople, just sport itself), they've decided to commit their spare time to it as well. But more than it being just a hobby, it was about bringing to everyone else some of the amazing stories and personalities they've heard and met throughout their time in the industry. So often these can go untold or overlooked because of space and time limitations, but This Sporting Wife is about sitting down to talk to people with incredible tales, who have touched the Australian sports landscape during their lives, and letting them tell their stories.

    Meg Lanning

    Meg Lanning

    Australia cricket captain Meg Lanning joined Shannon and Fiona in Sydney during the build up to the first ever women’s day-Night Test.
     
    Sidelined while recovering from shoulder surgery, the champion batter talked about what’s keeping her busy while not playing, how hard it is being a spectator and revealed where she’ll be sitting once play gets underway in the Ashes Test. 
     
    Lanning told them who in her family joined her for some backyard sessions, the influence her dad had on her, who offers the best (or worst) advice on what she would be doing, plus she puts forward her case to Aunty of the year from Shannon. 
     
    It was some decent time with one of the world’s best cricketers and a chance to get to know one of Australia’s more private sports stars. 

    • 53 min
    Jess Halloran

    Jess Halloran

    Jessica Halloran may have bluffed her way into her first paid sports journalism gig, but she's been leading the way in the field since then.
    The Sunday Telegraph journalist isn't afraid to tackle the big issues in sport and she talked to Shannon and Fiona about her highlights in the business since her first profile on Lauren Jackson for the Sydney Olympics.
    She talks growing up in Victoria and the impact football had on her life from her dad playing through to how her own family now enjoy games together. She talks about covering Olympic and Commonwealth Games, sneaking into athlete villages and explains why she has an aversion to swimming pools.
    Plus she talks about working with controversial sports star Jelena Dokic on her upcoming and learning what an incredible person and athlete she is.

    • 38 min
    Wally Lewis

    Wally Lewis

    Wally Lewis. The King.
    One of the greatest rugby league players to ever take the field is also one of the greatest humans to land on the planet.
    He squeezed some time into his busy schedule to talk to Shannon and Fiona about Immortals, Cameron Smith and who should be given the status as the ninth member of the illustrious club.
    There were goosebumps all round as he recounted the very first Origin, what is was like to play alongside some of the game's best and how Queensland's current domination compares.
    He talks candidly about his epilepsy and how it affected his life and how he deals with it now and helps others to do so too. And he reveals how he tormented Wayne Bennett with the Queensland team bus.
    There were lots of laughs, plenty of wow moments that by the end you will have shared some precious time with a league great.

    • 46 min
    Jo Broadbent

    Jo Broadbent

    NSW Breakers and Sydney Thunder WBBL coach Joanne Broadbent had Shannon and Fiona in stitches when she took time out to talk to them about plenty of cricket but also life, growing up in Adelaide and to recount some hilarious stories from throughout her life.
    A seasoned cricket player at the highest level for Australia, Jo now passes on her knowledge and experience - she holds some interesting records - to our greatest top level and upcoming female cricketers in the country.

    It was a good chinwag that could have gone for hours and ended with some sore cheeks and bellies from so much laughter!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Steve Hart

    Steve Hart

    Channel 10, Fox Sports, Austereo, Steve Hart has been in the media game for more than 20 years and experienced some of Australia's most iconic sports moment. He talked to Shannon and Fiona about his time in the sports media, how he started out and ended up where he is today and some of the big moments -- players getting busted on benders during Origin -- and biggest stars he's worked with. It's not just in sport that he's rubbed shoulders with the best. As frontman of Steve Hart and the All Stars, his Aussie Rock Show pulls in some of the best rockers the country's produced. He discusses what guys like Angry Anderson are really like and also reveals the strange level of celebrity his daughter earned the family when she was just a young girl.
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    George Gregan

    George Gregan

    Wallabies legend George Gregan sat down with Shannon and Fiona to talk all things rugby from his early days in the game, how he nearly was a cricketer, to his epic career that is still the longest in Australian rugby history.
    They discuss the state of rugby in Australia, talk his passion for coffee and how the GGs empire got started and other passions like American sports. He was a part of the last Aussie side to hoist the Bledisloe Cup, what a time to relive those days and the glory days of the ACT Brumbies.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

This sporting wife fan ,

Amazing!

Love this! Ultimate sports fans' dream podcast ❤️ and even better run by chicks 💪🏻

Kds617 ,

Engaging podcast

Easy listening podcast that delves into many aspects of the lives of sporting personalities. Love how they touch on a range of topics with their guests, very entertaining.

alene2678 ,

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!

Listening to this podcast is like sitting in a cafe next to Australia's prominant sports personalities and eavesdropping on their conversation! It's a guilty pleasure, minus the guilt!
It's light-hearted and fun, whilst being insightful and interesting. It has made me laugh, it has made me cry and every episode I have learnt something about the guest that I didn't know before.
Keep up the great work ladies and continue to bring us such an entertaining and insighful journey into the lives of Australia's sporting personalities! 5 GOLD PODCAST STARS!

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