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*This episode contains discussion and mention of a homophobic slur in the context of hostile crowd environments. The specific mention comes at around 10min 05sec if you feel like skipping past it.* Mindy Mapp, the bass player in iconic punk bands Fur and Little Ugly Girls, joins us this week to chat about finding community in footy, how AFLW only e…
 
A quick catch-up with your favourite fan girls ahead of the 2020 AFLW season, wherein Richmond will debut their women's team. We share some reader mail and Sarah launches a new footy jokes segment. PS - Brodie referred to Richmond's Women's coach as "Tommy White". His name is Tom Hunter. She's sorry. Our artwork was designed by Steph Hughes, and ou…
 
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. …
 
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. Follow us on socials: Twitter @fangrrrlspod Instagram @fangrrrlspod Facebook @ fangrrrls Send us your voice memos! Keep it to >1minute, intro it with your name …
 
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 f…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
Dan Fisher was a property steward for the Western Bulldogs before moving into scouting for the Doggies. We talk to Dan about the time he forgot to pack enough socks for the whole team during an inter-state trip, and the secrets behind being a footy recruiter in 2019. Missed Dan's tweet thread about the incident? Catch up here. Our artwork was desig…
 
It's finally happened. It's time for us to tamp down on our damage, push our feelings aside and dedicate an episode to discussing the Pies. Specifically, we chat to directors Josh Cable and Marcus Cobbledick about their new documentary, 'Collingwood from the Inside Out'. If you're in Melbourne, you can catch the film's world premiere at MIFF, follo…
 
Jack and Seamus O'Connel from the Melbourne band Picket Palace dropped by to chat to Brodie and Sarah about their surprise viral song named for and dedicated to Essendon's own Anthony McDonald Tipungwuti. Watch it here. These two diehard Bluebaggers chat about the lifetime of what they've only known as "Carlton humility", what it's like for them to…
 
It's a topic that's been on the minds of fans and officials in footy – and sports more widely – for decades, but only in recent years has become front-page news. Joining Sarah, Amy and Brodie to discuss concussion complexities is Stephanie Convery, who as well as being Deputy Culture Editor at the Guardian Australia, is the author of the forthcomin…
 
It's been a while between drinks for the Fan Grrrls, and today Sarah, Amy and Brodie are back with a chat about how we're feeling about this weird footy season for the tiges. We also talk through what the current conversations about footy crowd behaviour conjure up in us and how it feels lacking, what we agree to by being in these spaces, and how t…
 
It's astrology time again! Emma Koster – founder of Hello Cass and casual astrologer – first paid us a visit back in episode 10 of Fan Grrrls. As we approach the season's half-time break, she's back with more insights and forecasts for how we got here and what's to come. **NB we recorded this episode a couple of weeks ago, and the ladder's shifted …
 
What a dream. Ahead of the Sir Doug Nicholls Round this weekend, Brodie, Sarah and Amy are joined on the podcast by two incredible guests – who happen to share a close family connection – Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy and his aunty, Leila Gurruwiwi, a long-serving panellist on the Marngrook Footy Show. Hear Baker Boy talk about what it means to perfor…
 
Sports satirist Titus O'Reily joins us this week to talk about the grim reality of letting a bunch of 20-year-olds determine if we're happy or sad. Just fun footy things! Titus tells us how he became both a footy fan and also one of our favourite satirical commentators. Together we dig into the darkness of the ‘good bloke’ and the culture that buil…
 
When you hear Yasmina McGlone has represented Victoria in Wheelchair AFL and won Richmond's Best & Fairest award in the sport last year, you'd never guess she hadn't seen an AFL game a few years ago, let alone never used a wheelchair before last April! Yasmina came in for a chat this week about her path to sport and how she explains her wild new li…
 
Adelaide-based writer Kylie Maslen joined us for a chat this week to tell us what a two-team footy town is like – especially as a fan of an interstate club! Kylie told us what it was like to be at Adelaide Oval for the AFLW grand final too. It's also "Boo Central" (Smith, S., 2019), and we discuss the recent "controversies" with crowds and the foot…
 
This week we welcomed Michael Willson, the AFL's chief photographer, to Fan Grrrls. Whether or not you know Michael's name, if you've observed footy media over the past decade you're probably familiar with his work. He talked to us about the ethical issues that arise when you're photographing players' intimate moments, commiserated about the shots …
 
When Emma Murray talks about tigers, she's referring to either the metaphorical fear that stokes our caveman-like 'fight or flight' survival instincts – or our beloved Richmond Tigers, whose 2017 premiership success was credited to her work as the club's high-performance mindfulness coach. We were absolutely thrilled to spend an hour digging into E…
 
We had to put a lid on our fandom this week because AFLW marquee player and genuine legend Darcy Vescio joined us for a chat and we didn't want to freak her out. Darcy talked to us about being a fangirl (and a hero to young AFLW fans – and players), the surprising blessing of growing up being a girl playing footy in a small town, and the new hobbie…
 
Can you hear that? The sound of three women feeling stressed and giggly about sports? Must be time for the return of Fan Grrrls! There's plenty of AFLW activity this weekend and tbh we still don't *quite* understand the conference system but luckily Kate O'Halloran, host of RRR's new AFLW radio show Kick Like a Girl, is back on the pod to explain i…
 
Declan Faye is a comedy writer, director and broadcaster, and the host of The Sweetest Plum podcast. But who cares about any of that when he was also the co-winner of the MCG's best Pie Boy of the 1993 finals series award?! We got all the intel on what pie-selling at the 'G entails (spoiler alert: it sometimes involves pashing), laid the foundation…
 
What is it about footy that makes us stick with a team year in, year out no matter what? This week comedian Matt Stewart joins us for a very funny exploration into the mind of an avid (long suffering) Saints fan. He recalls all the best and worst bits of his fandom, including the time he drunkenly accosted his hero Justin "Frankie" Peckett outside …
 
Super-stoked Weagles fan Kasey Symons joins us this week to talk about her team, loving flawed heroes (like Ben Cousens), the incredible work she's doing examining how gender affects women's involvement in sports fandom, and the Footy Almanac – of which she's the Women's Footy Editor! Read a bit about the Almanac in her story on The Guardian here: …
 
The Renegade Pub Football League is a unique intersection of Melbourne's two favourite pastimes, sport and music. Made up of 9 teams named after live music institutions, the RPFL also happens to sum up all the stuff we love about footy: friends, feelings and fandom. Today we are joined by two of Amy's Old Bar Unicorn teammates Andy and Katrina, who…
 
We've tried to resist it, but you know it was coming eventually: it's the Richmond episode! This Friday, Richmond's going up against Collingwood in the prelims, and we're all VERY NERVOUS. To get us through, we had a nice long chat with Konrad Marshall: journalist, Tiger tragic, and author of 'Yellow and Black: a Season With Richmond' aka our favou…
 
Keep your eye on the red and the blue! This week we are joined by two Demons - writer Greta Parry and musician Ned Collette - who try to keep a lid on it ahead of the Dee's first semi-final in 12 years. Our artwork was designed by Steph Hughes, and our theme song is 'Here if You Need' by Wet Lips. Get in touch with us: Twitter @fangrrrlspod Instagr…
 
Finals fever has hit us hard! So this week we look to the stars to see what's to come in September. For this eppy our good mate and casual astrologer, Emma Koster, collated the star signs of EVERY player in EVERY finals team and the results are flabergasting! Could the Eagles' abundance of Air signs seal their fate against the Pies? Will Trent Cotc…
 
Mel Hickey's here you guys! We chat to her all about the AFLW, being signed to Geelong – and all her family connections at the Cats – and Sarah's favourite topic: knees. She also drags us to hell for name-dropping which was entirely deserved, as you all know. Our artwork was designed by Steph Hughes, and our theme song is 'Here if You Need' by Wet …
 
It's the last round of the season so we're getting sentimental. On this week's episode, Amy, Brodie and Sarah get all misty-eyed about what they've loved about this season of footy. (Spoiler alert: it's mostly friendship!) @fangrrrlspod is on Twitter, IG and Facebook. Email us Mongolia we love you!!! fangrrrlspodcast@gmail.com Our artwork was desig…
 
Jet bassist Mark Wilson and former Twerps drummer Patrick O'Neil forged their friendship over an obsessive love of the Geelong Football Club. Less than 24 hours after the Tigers beat the Cats by 3 points at the MCG, the pair pushed their pride aside to talk to Sarah, Brodie and Amy about The Greatest Team of All. Mark and Pat share tales of growing…
 
If you google “clash between AFL player and umpire” it’s likely you will find footage of this episode's guest, Dr Courtney Lai. An AFL goal umpire for 61 matches, in 2013 he was sidelined for 18 months with a horrific knee injury following an on-field incident with Western Bulldogs player Liam Picken. While Courtney eventually returned to umpiring,…
 
On this week's episode we're joined by writer and comedian Damian Callinan whose stage show The Merger was adapted into a feature film that's premiering at this year's Melbourne International Film Festival! Damian tells us all about his beloved Bombers and the heartwarming group of (secret) footy fans he's trained with twice a week for over a decad…
 
Most of the time we're totally chill and cool with being fans. We understand the dynamic and, safe in the group chat, there's nothing to be ashamed of. But that all changes when you come face-to-face with the objects of your obsession. This week we're talking about IRL interactions with footy players, plus we're joined by our first guest, comedian …
 
In this week's episode of Fan Grrrls: A Footy Podcast we've got a bloody SCOOP! Amy's mate Rosco Elliott is not only a star player with the Community Cup Rockdogs and the pub footy Old Bar Unicorns – he also wrote AND SANG the theme song for the Gold Coast Suns. Did he also kind of name the team? You gotta listen and decide for yourself. One thing …
 
In this first episode of Fan Grrrls: A Footy Podcast, Sarah Smith, Amy Charleston and Brodie Lancaster share the stories of how they came to love the Richmond Football Club – a fandom that is also responsible for their friendship! Fan Grrrls is all about footy and the people who love it. We're giving equal time and attention to all the clubs and th…
 
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