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Where the biggest names in the world of sport go one-on-one with sports journalist Mark Howard. From ultimate highs to tear-jerking lows, Howie lifts the lid on the real stories behind the headlines. He sits down with the biggest names in Australian & world sport, finding out how they started out, what makes them tick, how they deal with the big wins and the big losses, and how they take on sport and life from here.
 
Roy and HG return to Triple M across the country for The Sporting Probe. This legendary duo will cover significant sporting events across Australia, providing their unique commentary that we all know and love. Listen live in Triple M Metro Saturday 10am-12pm, and replayed on the Triple M Network every Sunday 7-9am, and don't miss an episode with the catchup podcast available via iTunes.
 
Showcasing ABC Grandstand's one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage of the world's biggest sports stories
 
Andrew Donnison and AJ Mithen (and guests) chat about the week in Australian sports.
 
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Ah Spring, when an old race-callers fancy lightly turns to thoughts of Winx. Yes, romance is in the air at Sporting Probe this week as Rampaging Roy Slaven and HG Nelson get all dewy-eyed over Bruce McAvaney’s love for Winx. But what will happen to this romance when Winx loses and, Why does Rooting King hate Bruce? And when did the romance begi ...…
 
#TheHowieGames | Cyril Rioli - the Champ from the Tiwi Islands plays footy like he is still a kid in the park. Hangers, impossible goals and crazy tackles. The audacious and ridiculous is almost the norm for a man who prefers to let his football do the talking. In the middle of the 2018 season Cyril shocked the AFL world. After 189 games, 4 pre ...…
 
People flock to the Sporting Probe for controversy. For hard-hitting opinions. For radical solutions. And most definitely for vision. And this week Rampaging Roy Slave and HG Nelson deliver in spades as they tackle the big issue of advertising a horse race barrier draw on the sails of the Sydney Opera House. In a nutshell, the world’s greatest ...…
 
#TheHowieGames | Craig Lowndes. A 3-time Supercar series champion and 6-time Bathurst winner. Craig is the most positive, warm, engaging athlete I have ever dealt with. Win, lose or draw - the man’s demeanor never seems to change. He is always ready with a smile and a kind word to everyone. A man who just loves to race. This ep was recorded in ...…
 
You can smell it. You can almost taste it. You’re licking your lips in anticipation because you know the wait is over – yes, Probesters, it’s time for Rampaging Roy Slaven and HG Nelson’s piping hot, fresh from the oven Festival Of The Boot. And what a steaming serving awaits to delight you as the world’s greatest broadcasters carve up the Gran ...…
 
#TheHowieGames | Ray Warren is the voice of rugby league. A phenomenal sports commentator who always seems to say the right thing at the right time. He is a fitting guest in Grand Final week in Australia. The man universally known as ‘Rabs’ is a natural story teller. He is loved by his audience for his down to earth manner and the fact he enjoy ...…
 
It’s the week’s biggest issue: should the grand final be known as The Big Dance or The Granny? Well, here’s the tip from Rampaging Roy Slaven and HG Nelson – the Big Dance has to go. In fact, the world’s greatest broadcasters are calling for Government legislation imposing massive fines and points deducted from driving licences for anyone using ...…
 
#TheHowieGames | Newly appointed Australian men’s cricket coach Justin Langer is a man who just loves cricket. In his playing days JL revelled in singing the team song, playing with his mates and wearing his baggy green cap. After speaking to Justin, it’s pretty obvious that the team could not be in better hands and if the coach is anything lik ...…
 
While every Sporting Probe is jam-packed with old fashioned, no nonsense Aussie values this week’s podcast somehow finds room for more. Maybe it’s the time of the year as Spring blooms and Grand Finals loom that pushes Rampaging Roy Slaven and HG Nelson, the world’s greatest sportcasters, to new heights of Aussie excellence. Maybe it’s the way ...…
 
#TheHowieGames | The Howie Games returns for a brand new season with Australian basketball superstar Andrew Bogut. This chat tracks Andrew’s journey from a young man who couldn’t make rep sides - all the way through to an NBA Championship. You’ll hear about Lebron James, Steph Curry, teamwork, the business of the NBA and a whole lot more. A new ...…
 
It’s the biggest Sporting Probe controversy of 2018 – who is the AFL Grub Of The Year? Many fans thought Rampaging Roy Slaven and HG Nelson went too early with their call but in this week’s podcast the greatest sports commentators in the world fire back at their critics and settle this fiery debate for once and all. (Hint: ensure you are sittin ...…
 
The issue ‘du jour’ on The Sporting Probe this week is the Murderer and the Immigration Minister’s involvement in Australia’s ‘au-pair’ crisis. WHAT is ‘au-pair-ism?’ WHY do au pairs only get paid enough to buy an end of week beer, pie and packet of fags? WHY must au-pairs be ‘au fait’ with AFL current affairs? These questions and more are answ ...…
 
Lamenting the demise of the AIS with Rob de Castella, the real reasons behind the Ronaldo and Bolt moves, the politics of coaching and a grandstand with a rails run.
 
How good were the greatest broadcasters in the world this week? Were Rampaging Roy Slaven and HG Nelson (a) good; (b) very good, or, (c) as good as a dingo in a dunny. You decide as you tuck in to The Sporting Probe’s smorgasbord of tempting dishes. There’s analysis of the Wallabies Bledisloe Cup loss (“The Wallabies are the best team I’ve ever ...…
 
Underpant technology is a big issue on The Sporting Probe this week. Yes, it’s yet another world exclusive as Roy and HG reveal the innovation that will change your world (Hint: the self-cleaning undie is here.) Also, WHO is responsible for Rafael Nada’s hungry bum problem? (Hint: it involves ex-James Bond star Roger Moore.) And WHY Port Power ...…
 
AJ and Andrew have some robust discussions about Using Bolt trialling with the Central Coast Mariners, about the Davis Cup being revamped into a World Cup style event and the length of NRL and AFL seasons.
 
AJ and Andrew speak with Ian Syson about his magnificent book The Game That Never Happened: The Vanishing History of Soccer in Australia. The book tracks the history of soccer in Australia all the way back to the 19th century and provides an insight into the development of the game through to 1927.
 
This interview was recorded in March 2017. Excerpts from the chat have been featured in ‘The Moment: Jarrod Lyle’, however large parts have remained unheard. We’ve decided, with Briony Lyle's blessing, to release this full interview so you can truly understand what a spectacular man Jarrod was. Over his journey, Jarrod was supported by - and in ...…
 
What a week, what an incredible week and Roy and HG, the world’s greatest broadcasters, are here to unpack all the big issues with a slew of world exclusives. Only on The Sporting Probe will you discover why every Australian Of The Year will now ride a famous racehorse to accept their honour. And, which horse will be first to take out Horse Of ...…
 
AJ and Andrew speak with good friend of the show Erin Delahunty about the 2018 Super Netball season and the upcoming finals series
 
AJ and Andrew talk about the Penrith Panthers coaching situation, the Andrew Gaff punching situation and the FFA Cup Quarter Final situation.
 
This week, AJ and Andrew talk about what they want from their sports commentators as well as have a discussion on the serious topic of concussions and their impact.
 
Yet another week of massive collects as Roy & HG, the greatest broadcasters in the world, unpack all the big issues on The Sporting Probe. WHICH sporting ceremony had laughter, tears, violence and good food? (NB: Not great food, just good food.) WHAT is the latest dastardly plan hatched by The Murderer aka The Killer to ruin the AFL? ARE Rugby ...…
 
Andrew caught up with two of the members of the Australian women's dodgeball team, Madison Patmore and Kate McConnell, as they prepare to represent their country in the 2018 Dodgeball World Cup.
 
This week’s Sporting Probe with Roy and HG saddles up to celebrate the Horses’ Birthday with timely revelations to help champion racer Chautauqua overcome his continued failure to jump out of the starting barrier. One tip would be how Roy overcame Bludging Slug’s refusal to start racing (Question: Are batteries up the date to give a horse a gee ...…
 
Gambling as the new smoking, overpaid footballers, on the ground in Croatia, major league eating and a coach's wife gets him sacked.
 
Like our Prime Minister, Roy and HG are ENSURE freaks; bringing certainty to the issues that trouble the nation is a hallmark of The Sporting Probe. The world’s greatest broadcasters this week ENSURE that all probesters, pilgrims, patriots and punters are thoroughly briefed on everything from Russell Crowe’s acting tips to AFL rule changes to w ...…
 
The greatest broadcasters ever to front a microphone have returned after a short break to help make sense of these changing times. Yes, The Sporting Probe with Roy and HG is back, refreshed and ready to rumble. First up, The Dick In The Till website has been given a new lick of paint and the odds are now better than ever (Hint: winning was neve ...…
 
A World Cup special, talking streaming, technology, dictators, fashion and questionable marketing campaigns!
 
Winter is here and this is the last Sporting Probe for two weeks. Where are Roy and HG off to? The greatest broadcasters in the world reveal all in this gripping, action-packed podcast (Hint: think football, comrades.) Speaking of soccer, Roy and HG reveal Australia’s winning edge over their World Cup rivals (hint: they play football while we p ...…
 
“You’re rubbish and gutless.” That was the simple message Roy and HG sent to the referee of the World Cup Socceroos v France game on behalf of all Sporting Probe listeners this week. Controversial? Sure. The right call? Absolutely. In a no-holds-barred examination of what went wrong in the Socceroos first game at the World Cup Roy and HG also r ...…
 
If ever there was a test of when is too much sport barely enough it was this week on the Sporting Probe with Roy and HG. From the World Cup to Watsford Oval, from The Fighting Primary School Teacher to the Appsley Racing Club, the greatest broadcasters ever are all over it. Discover how Jeff “The Fighting Primary School Teacher” made the weight ...…
 
On October 12, 2002, the Sari Club in Bali was ripped apart by a terrorist attack. AFL footballer Jason McCartney was in the club at the time. From a young man growing up dreaming of playing League footy, to lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life, this is a story of tragedy, courage and iron will. Jason's return match became so much more ...…
 
On October 12, 2002, the Sari Club in Bali was ripped apart by a terrorist attack. AFL footballer Jason McCartney was in the club at the time.From a young man growing up dreaming of playing League footy, to lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life, this is a story of tragedy, courage and iron will.Jason's return match became so much more t ...…
 
Probesters on the punt will find vital information in this week’s episode of The Sporting Probe as Roy and HG reveal how the Dick-In-The-Till website has been tweaked to promote bigger payouts than ever before. One of the key improvements provides an exciting new way to bet – get excited. Plus there’s: Are AFL umpires just asking to be touched ...…
 
It’s time for rugby league’s State of Origin! That means we need to bring in the big guns. AJ and Andrew talk the New South Wales side of things with James Smith of Inside Sport magazine, then head north with Jon Tuxworth of the Townsville Bulletin to talk about Queensland’s chances. Also: * Boomers Basketball * E-Sports * and much more Remembe ...…
 
The World Cup is upon us but is the old excitement still there? Also, free kneeling, big changes in the sports gambling world, the most exciting and boring sports to watch, and some sage advice for Russia-bound Argentines, in Red Card Yellow Card.
 
This episode of The Sporting Probe begins with a poignant admission: “I hate it when good love goes bad.” Does this refer to: 1. Port Adelaide’s romance with AFL fans in China? 2. AB de Villiers ending his relationship with cricket? Or, 3: Barnaby Joyce appearing on Love Island? You’ll find out in this loved-up edition starring the greatest bro ...…
 
AJ and Andrew talk all the big sports issues of the week, including: * The renaming of Docklands Stadium * Great listener feedback from people who 'walked away form the game in disgust' * Should sporting clubs be more honest with their injury lists * Who is telling the truth and who is telling porkies in the Wayne Bennett/Craig Bellamy coaching ...…
 
Only one Australian was invited to attend Harry and Meghan’s Royal Wedding and that was The Sporting Probe’s Rampaging Roy Slaven who returned with a simple message for all: “I love love.” Discover why HG Nelson was gobsmacked as Roy reveals exclusive insights and exclusive observations from behind-the-scenes of the Windsor Castle knees up. In ...…
 
AJ and Andrew go into crisis control mode as they look at what on earth is happening in: * The AFL, both on the field and off * The Socceroos, with suggestions of multi national companies influencing the squad selection process * Cricket, with the new Australian coaching regime * and much, much more. With thanks to The Roar, if you want to be i ...…
 
This week on The Sporting Probe with Rampaging Roy Slaven and HG Nelson the joy of the annual, top-rating Mother’s Day Special is tempered by Australia’s Eurovision heartbreak. And Australia’s greatest and most fearless commentators don’t hold back when it comes to calling out the man responsible for Jessica Mauboy’s poor showing – Federal Arts ...…
 
Andrew and AJ are joined by The Guardian's Johnathan Howcroft to go over the A-League's 2017/18 season from hell, examine the farcical scenes at the A-League Grand Final, and run an eye over Socceroos coach Bert Van Marwijk's initial 32-man World Cup squad. If you enjoy the show, help us spread the good word. Leave us a review, share our stuff, ...…
 
Back room dealings in the cricket broadcasting deal plus the anti-siphoning question, Tennis Australia's Melbourne Park play, Bogut's basketball homecoming and Formula One gets unAustralian.
 
It’s been another week of Massive Collects at The Sporting Probe with Rampaging Roy Slaven and HG Nelson, Australia’s finest and greatest broadcasters, unpacking all the big issues. Find out why the AFL is a GAME IN CRISIS and why Roy is DEMANDING THE A-LEAGUE GRAND FINAL MUST BE REPLAYED. Discover which TV reality show is FULL OF DICKHEADS (hi ...…
 
Some people ask, How did Roy and HG become Australia’s finest broadcasters? What sets them so far ahead of the likes of Neil Mitchell or Ray Hadley or John Laws? Well, listening to this week’s The Sporting Probe podcast reveals two of the key attributes that make them the best – they are unafraid of controversy and they have vision. For example ...…
 
AJ and Andrew talk about the world of sport, including: * Netball, both Comm Games and Suncorp Super Netball, with Erin Delahunty * On field and off field behaviours in the AFL * Ownership of ABL and NBL teams * and much more
 
Question: If a meteor drops from the sky and wipes out a Commonwealth Games athlete’s family should officials (a) tell the athlete or (b) stay quiet and allow the athlete to focus on their event? This very complex issue is just one of the many points raised by Rampaging Roy Slaven and HG Nelson during their wide-ranging Commonwealth Games post- ...…
 
How will you cope with life now the greatest games of all have finished? What will fill those empty hours where once there was nothing but 24-hour TV coverage of Aussie athletes winning Commonwealth Games gold, gold, gold on the Gold Coast? Can the void be filled? Is there some way you can still experience the giddy high of Australia beating th ...…
 
The Moment: The Fight tells the story of two men from opposite sides of the world, chasing the same dream. Step into the ring with Australian World Champion Jeff Horn and challenger Gary Corcoran as the true brutally and beauty of boxing is revealed. One fighter will triumph while the other will be left with nothing. This podcast features inter ...…
 
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