39 episodes

An AFL podcast that's all about the fans.

Fan Grrrls Sarah Smith, Brodie Lancaster, Amy Charleston

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An AFL podcast that's all about the fans.

    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.

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    • 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.

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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
    THE ONE WITH PAUL KELLY

    THE ONE WITH PAUL KELLY

    Who better to talk about all our big Grand Final week feelings with than Paul Kelly? The patron saint of music and spiritual totem of footy fans all over Melbourne is performing the pre-game entertainment at Saturday's game, and he tells us about his lifelong love of the game, the special guest who came to his weekly local footy training, and the feeling of doing a perfect drop-kick.

    He lays out the criteria for any great footy "character", tells us which team has the best song, offers a preview of the fan-specific socks he'll be wearing on Grand Final say and gives us the lowdown on the Kelly family Grand Final sweeps.

    "It's not the despair that kills you, it's the hope," he says of being attached to a team. Paul has a special way of capturing the emotion inside every footy fan, a sensation typified when listening to the opening strains of Leaps and Bounds or reading his poetry. Hear him read Sonnet to a New Sherrin here.

    Paul's going on the road for the rest of the year, touring in support of his new poetry collection, Love is Strong as Death; his recently released record, Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds; and his annual Making Gravy Christmas shows. Find out when he's coming to your town over on his website.

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

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    • 43 min
    The calm behind the whistle

    The calm behind the whistle

    On this week's episode, AFL field umpire Eleni Glouftsis tells us about her zen approach to handling the heckles as she does her job - the aim of which is to be "unobtrusive and un-spoken about".

    Eleni made history in round 9, 2017 when she became the AFL's first female field umpire during a home and away season. She gives insight on that game and Brendan Goddard's words of comfort for her, talks us through the way umpires handle rule changes, shares her favourite footy moments (hint: it's the same as ours), and clues us in on on learning players' names. (If in doubt, call them Jack.)

    ICYMI, here's the moment Eleni's partner, boundary umpire Dillon Tee, popped the question at the 'G after the Round 19 clash between Adelaide and Carlton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGooudyOvuU

    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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    • 32 min
    Does Geelong produce better musicians or footballers?

    Does Geelong produce better musicians or footballers?

    This week, Sarah and Brodie chat to Bec Goring, who sits in the dead-centre of our ideal venn diagram, being a regular gigging musician and the vice captain of Geelong's AFLW team.

    We chat to Bec about balancing her double life, stepping into the captaincy, and what she hopes for the future in the league. Plus, Sarah makes her answer the definitive question once and for all: does Geelong produce better musicians or footballers?

    Amy's on vaycay! We miss her.

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

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    • 34 min
    THE ONE WITH RICHO

    THE ONE WITH RICHO

    Matthew Richardson is an integral part of Sarah, Amy and Brodie's separate and combined footy origin stories, so you can imagine our delight (and very chill and normal reactions) when we heard he was keen to stop by Fan Grrrls for a chat.

    We did it, we hooked our white whale.

    And we got to ask him about 2017, we found out what he's got on his Discman and heard the horrifying story of a true footy curse. And, of course, we asked him the very special question we ask all our guests.

    It's Richo, bitches.

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

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    • 1 hr 9 min

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