47 episodes

Second Captains Saturday welcomes interviewees from different walks of life to explain how sport has impacted them, for good and bad. We'll hear of touching, funny and embarrassing sporting experiences before the show's main feature 'This Sporting Life' bestows that most prestigious of titles - The Greatest Non-Sportsperson Sportsperson. With the multi-award winning three person presenting team from the hugely popular Second Captains Podcast, it's the perfect mix of culture, sport and music.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 62 Ratings

Second Captains Saturday welcomes interviewees from different walks of life to explain how sport has impacted them, for good and bad. We'll hear of touching, funny and embarrassing sporting experiences before the show's main feature 'This Sporting Life' bestows that most prestigious of titles - The Greatest Non-Sportsperson Sportsperson. With the multi-award winning three person presenting team from the hugely popular Second Captains Podcast, it's the perfect mix of culture, sport and music.

    Second Captains with Orla Guerin

    Second Captains with Orla Guerin

    Orla Guerin is a renowned war correspondent for the BBC. She spent time as Pakistan correspondent, where she built up knowledge of the Taliban. As the US withdraws from Afghanistan, & the Taliban are in power once again, we get an insight into what life is going to be like for those left behind.

    • 51 min
    Johnny Watterson

    Johnny Watterson

    Johnny Watterson of The Irish Times is one of the best sportswriters in the country but his work has gone far beyond sport. He was the journalist responsible for one of the bravest and most significant moments in Irish journalism history when he broke the story and the truth about George Gibney for the first time in the Sunday Tribune in 1994

    • 50 min
    Second Captains Saturday with Yvonne Farrell

    Second Captains Saturday with Yvonne Farrell

    Yvonne Farrell set up Grafton Architects in 1978 along with her friend Shelley McNamara, and they’ve gone on to become two of the most decorated architects on the globe. But how will Yvonne fare in the quest to become Second Captains Greatest Non-Sportsperson Sportsperson?

    • 50 min
    Second Captains Saturday With Doireann Ní Ghríofa

    Second Captains Saturday With Doireann Ní Ghríofa

    You may know that Doireann Ní Ghríofa is an internationally renowned poet and the 2020 Book of the Year winner. You may not know that she’s a massive fan of legendary Clare hurler PJ ‘Fingers’ O’Connell.

    • 51 min
    Second Captains Saturday with Malcolm Gladwell

    Second Captains Saturday with Malcolm Gladwell

    Malcolm Gladwell is one the world’s most successful writers and podcasters, he has six New York Times best sellers to his name and of course the phenomenal Revisionist History podcast. We break down his love of running and surprising interest in 1970s & 1980s Irish athletes.

    • 51 min
    Second Captains Saturday With Dave Balfe

    Second Captains Saturday With Dave Balfe

    Todays guest Dave Balfe is a musician and artist who performs under the name For Those I Love and his album released earlier this year landed him huge international recognition. We talk about the significance of sport in his own life and how it has helped him to grieve for his best mate and much more besides.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

AidanB25 ,

Class.

One reason to get up early (ish) on a Saturday.

Aixbectiveconnachtfan ,

Carlsberg don’t do podcasts but if they did....

This is even better than the weekly podcast the boys do....I hope it continues as it is superb.....

Ronan_1 ,

Summer Love in!

Great to see the gang back for the Summer. Pat Shortt interview was a treat.

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