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Sports journalist, Sam Squiers, speaks to elite sportswomen about their challenges, triumphs and setbacks, in an effort to get to know the person behindthe athlete and learn what it takes to get to the top of their field.

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On Her Game with Sam Squiers LiSTNR

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Sports journalist, Sam Squiers, speaks to elite sportswomen about their challenges, triumphs and setbacks, in an effort to get to know the person behindthe athlete and learn what it takes to get to the top of their field.

For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app.

    "No one should be ashamed of what their body can do" - Julia Robinson

    "No one should be ashamed of what their body can do" - Julia Robinson

    Rugby league star Julia Robinson has been a lightning rod for public opinion in her short but illustrious rugby league career so far.

    She sat down with Sam Squiers to explain how she found the sport quite late in life and what it's like having an army lifer for a mum (5:42)!

    Julia then explains how she was caught in a social media firestorm simply because she has some very useful muscles (21:16).

    When you get such vocal support from Sally Pearson and Libby Trickett you know you're doing something special and the #showyourmuslces campaign (26:03) that ensued showed how a storm of positivity can sometimes erupt from the most unlikely places.
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    • 41 min
    "No physical issue, no doubt about that" - Adam Peacock

    "No physical issue, no doubt about that" - Adam Peacock

    Sam Squiers welcomes tennis commentator Adam Peacock to On Her Mind to break down the age old debate about women playing three sets as opposed to five at Grand Slam tournaments, and how it relates to equal pay.

    They add some nuance to the debate and wonder how five sets might work in the women's game, and whether tennis fans and players would actually want it to happen.
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    • 20 min
    Cayla George on Gifting Children, Revealing Bodysuits & Liz Cambage.

    Cayla George on Gifting Children, Revealing Bodysuits & Liz Cambage.

    Opals star Cayla George might be the most open woman Sam Squiers has ever spoken to!

    No topic is off-limits and she goes into great detail on her relationship with Liz Cambage as well as the embarrassingly bad bodysuits from the last Olympics. It's a story no one has heard before!

    Cayla talks about leaving home and going to the AIS as a 15 year old (7:11), starting out in the green and gold and why she decided to forgo college in the US, despite plenty of offers (14:05).

    The new mum talks about being a mother and professional athlete and opens up about her fertility journey (20:56) and the unique experience of Torres Strait Island custom adoption, which resulted in her being gifted her baby daughter Pearl (25:20). She then tells a shocking and hilarious story about the Opals' bodysuits in Tokyo and just how much they revealed! (48:40) plus why she's no longer friends with Liz Cambage (52:25).
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    "The Dreaded R Word" - a new Alyssa Healy episode

    "The Dreaded R Word" - a new Alyssa Healy episode

    Sam Squiers welcomes Alyssa Healy back, three years after she appeared on the pilot episode of On Her Game.The Aussie skipper, keeper and star batter gives some behind the scenes recollections of her record-breaking World Cup performance on home soil (4:12), including Meg Lanning's Katy Perry fan-girl moment (7:08).

    She fends off any talk of retirement, and why FOMO means it'll be a long time yet before she hangs up the pads.

    Healy discusses what's needed to take women's cricket to even loftier heights (16:06) and what her future holds (20:05) as well as the all-important Steely Cup standings plus a new feature question - what would Alyssa broadcast on a billboard!
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    • 23 min
    Cricketer Alyssa Healy, from March 2020

    Cricketer Alyssa Healy, from March 2020

    Alyssa Healy was the very first guest on the 'On Her Game' podcast and we've re-published this episode from 2020 to go alongside a brand new conversation Sam just had, celebrating a very busy three years. Enjoy both, as Alyssa brings her unique spin on her life on and off the cricket field.

    Losing her sister as a teenager gave Australian cricketer Alyssa Healy a valuable sense of perspective on life. Alyssa joins host & sports journalist Sam Squiers to discuss what she learned by growing up playing with boys, the impact of losing her sister as a teenager and how she’s seen women’s cricket change over time.
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    • 47 min
    The Top 5 Revealed - Best moments in Women's sport for 2022

    The Top 5 Revealed - Best moments in Women's sport for 2022

    Sam Squiers and LiSTNR news editor Amy Goggins reveal their Top 5 moments for women in sport in 2022.

    And no break for Sam, she's back next week with a return appearance from her first ever guest!
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

JB Empowering women in sport ,

Informed and balanced

I love this podcast. Sam has the ability to bring out the story behind the athlete (or administrator) with empathy and often humour. I started listen to this podcast out of interest but now also use it to grow my own leadership to better understand the barriers faced by female athletes.

PAfMaz ,

Engaging podcast

Really enjoyed the Radio episode. Love the engaged and engaging interview style and the excellent / interesting guests!!

socal_kimber ,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I loved Ellie Cole especially but I still liked all the guests.

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