He's footy's number one newsbreaker, always at the coalface of the biggest stories in the game. Damian Barrett goes behind the scenes and inside the stories and minds of football's most influential figures. An Australian Football League production.
Bulldogs young gun Bailey Smith on mental 'demons', chasing perfection, and leadership aspirations
In this episode of In the Game, Damian Barrett speaks to young Bulldogs midfielder Bailey Smith about his mental health battles, the 'fun' of chasing perfection, leadership aspirations, and more.
North Melbourne CEO Ben Amarfio on a turbulent 12 months in the chief's chair
In this episode of the In the Game podcast Damian is joined by North Melbourne CEO Ben Amarfio to discuss Rhyce Shaw, David Noble, Glenn Archer and a tumultuous 2020.
Umpire Shaun Ryan on Grand Finals, dealing with abuse and the howler that still haunts him
Damian Barrett is joined by retiring AFL umpire Shaun Ryan to discuss having the best seat in the house for some of footy's biggest moments, the howler of a decision that still haunts him, his favourite player to watch, and much more.
Steve Waugh and Stephen Coniglio on leadership
One is considered the most successful Test captain in cricket history, the other has just begun his journey as captain of an AFL club. In this edition of the In the Game podcast, Damian Barrett chats leadership styles, breakthrough moments, and much more with former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh and current GWS Giants captain Stephen Coniglio.
The Coach with Ross Lyon: The 'carnage' at Richmond, naming underdone players, and coaching a hub-based team
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss whether Richmond can overcome the injuries and other challenges they're currently facing, the importance of sending a positive message as coach of a hub-based team, and taking underdone players into games.
The Coach with Ross Lyon: The loss of Howe, Clarko's 'valid point', and the best player in the comp this year
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss his thoughts on Alastair Clarkson's post-match comments about the state of the game, whether the Pies can still win the flag without Jeremy Howe, and who has been the best player in the league so far this season.