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2011. The All Blacks haven't won a World Cup since the original, Wales are used to going out in the pools, England are still wondering whether Martin Johnson might be a coach, and a whole raft of tier two nations are out for blood. Join the idiot behind rugby's most popular YouTube channel and his fellow rugby nerd brother for a detailed and affectionate look back at each Rugby World Cup, celebrating and dissecting an evolving sport, match-by-match... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op ...
 
My name is Graeme Forbes and I run The Dead Ball Area, a website and Youtube channel dedicated to Rugby Analysis. During the global lockdown I decided to make a short series podcast discussing what changes to the game people would like to see made. The podcasts will be released Sundays and Wednesdays throughout May 2020.
 
So how did you get your dream job? Every week Archie Biltcliffe, Ben Ward and Michael Slavin speak to media industry leaders. From critically acclaimed journalists to your favourite creators, we talk to the people who are Plugged In. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie Biltcliffe, Michael Slavin & Ben Ward Produced by Archie Biltcliffe Music & Sound Design by Dylan Tarayan-Bibbs: www.instagram.com/dylan.oka
 
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It's here. The heavily controversial quarter final between South Africa and Australia. We talk in depth about Bryce Lawrence, and whether his refereeing influenced this game as heavily as it is remembered. We also compare Pieter De Villiers to Ted Lasso. A huge thanks to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o…
 
We are joined by Blood & Mud's Lee Calvert to discuss everything from Toby Flood to Alton Towers. We also come up with some conspiracy theories about Martin Johnson along the way. A huge thanks to Lee (@bloosandmud on Twitter) for joining us. You can listen to the Blood & Mud Podcast on all podcast platforms. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our th…
 
Comedian, presenter, broadcaster and all round legend Chris Corcoran joins us to recall the first quarter final, in which Wales downed a star-studded Irish team. We speak about The Italian Job, Keith Earls, and BBC Wales' insane detective skills. A huge thanks to Korkey (@ChrisKorkey on Twitter) for joining us. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our …
 
We're back! We wrap up the group stages with a proper leaving party. This includes a summary of every match, some fun games and an update on Robbie's progress on Rugby Manager. See you next week for the first quarter final, Ireland vs Wales, with a special guest. Thanks to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music, and for all of our guests who have featur…
 
We round off the group stage by covering Ireland's convincing win over the Azzurri. Among an Italian leaving party, we discuss I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, impressive beards and we finally get a live reading of some Deacon Manu fanfiction. Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. You can read NothingWasSimple's fanfiction via the …
 
We're back to talk about Wales' 66-0 win over Fiji. We get caught up in the joy of watching this fixture knowing Wales will win, the wonders of snoring, spam adverts, dreams, gender reveal parties and players' offspring. Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
We are joined by very special guest and Canadian international centre/winger Conor Trainor to talk about the Canucks' final game of the tournament, against the All Blacks. We talk to Conor about his two tries, anecdotes of visiting Georgia, and Canada's tournament as a whole. We then move on to talk Piri Weepu, mouthguards and the Barenaked Ladies.…
 
Journalist Elgan Alderman joins us to wave goodbye (or "Lelo") to Georgia in their final game against Argentina. In a game short on thrills, we discuss Elgan's experience of being a Welshman at an English university, goal kicking, Venezuela and Scooby Doo. We also do a deep dive on the lyrics of the Argentine national anthem. Thanks to Elgan (@Wels…
 
BT Sport commentator Sam Roberts is our guest today as we talk about Toby Flood's nudes. We also briefly touch upon England vs Scotland amid our extensive chat about the Championship, Bedford, goal kicking, commentary techniques and more. Thanks to Sam (@samrobertsrugby on Twitter) for joining us. Thanks also to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. S…
 
We're back after a long break to discuss Tonga's historic World Cup upset over France! Contains additional chat about quidditch, Nigella Lawson, Steve Walsh and Girls Aloud. We also devise an incredible strategy for when we're eventually put in charge of the Barbarians. A huge thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/pri…
 
Merry Christmas! WalesOnline's Ben James and Three Red Kings' Tom Savage both return to the pod to analyse Sky Sports' 2011 Christmas advert, a Christmas message from Dan Carter and Richie McCaw, and Championship team Nottingham Rugby's attempt at 2011 Christmas number one. We stumble upon topics such as James Haskell's tiny penis, McCaw's friendsh…
 
We are joined by another set of brothers: Draft Rugby's Harry and Nelson Dale to discuss a 13-try thriller as the Wallabies breezed past an entertaining Russia outfit. We talk about Radike Samo on the wing, David Pocock's giant schlong and Nelson tells us an anecdote of playing against Michael Hooper. A huge thanks to Harry (@harrisondale88 on Twit…
 
In a week of folk complaining that rugby is boring, no one knows what we've been through. We try to make sense of the least appetising game of the tournament, addressing the false comments about rugby lacking skill in 2020. We also compare this game to Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers. Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See …
 
This week we wave goodbye to the USA Eagles, who are downed by the Azzurri. We talk Scott Fardy anecdotes, Alberto Sgarbi drop goals, headers in rugby and try to figure out who's quicker: Mirco Bergamasco or Taku Ngwenya? Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Today we move on to Japan's dramatic 23-all draw with Canada in the Brave Blossoms' final game of the tournament. We talk about the evolution of Japanese rugby, unusual TMO directives and more shoddy goal kicking. We also address the latest update in Chad Plato's negotiations with Zebre. A huge thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music.…
 
In the penultimate episode of the series, Archie and Michael chat with Tifo Football and The Athletic's Alex Stewart. Alex is the Senior Content Strategist, UK Video at The Athletic and one of the brains behind Tifo Football: one of the UK's biggest YouTube football channels. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/plugge…
 
We wind down by looking at Wales' 81-7 victory over Namibia, as we say goodbye to the Welwitschias. Before throwing Namibia a farewell party, we talk about Cate Blanchett, Gordon Bray, Tavis Knoyle and Angelina Jolie. Thanks as always to Tom Rosenthal for our theme music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In the penultimate episode of the series, Archie and Ben have a chat with Stag Radio alumnus, Liam Conroy. Liam is currently the producer of Dev's afternoon shows on BBC Radio 1, having previously worked with industry leaders including Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Alice Levine and Nick Grimshaw. In 2017, Liam was also named in Radio Academy's prestigious …
 
Scottish "meme legend" Graham Love joins us to relive a dramatic, controversial, pulsating and heartbreaking match as Scotland are downed by Argentina. We recall Dan Parks' impactful cameo, Felipe Contepomi's transition to becoming a villain and arguably "the greatest solo try in World Cup history", as scored by Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino. A huge tha…
 
With over 100,000 followers across Twitch and YouTube and a reputation as one of the most promising sports commentators in the USA, we're celebrating Election Week with our first American guest, Zealand. Michael and Ben talk all things broadcasting, with Zealand sharing tips and tricks on how to thrive in the industry. Instagram: www.instagram.com/…
 
Today, Archie sits down for a chat with one of the UK's most exciting social media fashion brands, Hemmed Clothing. The duo behind the company, Eme Ikpeme and Heather Swindlehurst, share the secrets of Depop, ugly sides of the industry, and what it takes to carry a small business through a global pandemic. Hemmed Instagram: https://www.instagram.co…
 
We move onto Ireland's third pool match of the campaign, which contains flashes of the "very, very quick" Ronan O'Gara, two of the most insane instances of cheating in World Cup history, and Andrew Trimble's feeble attempt at fighting. We also play Dungeons And Dragons-style rugby roleplaying game Let's Go To The Maul, as well as enjoying Jamie Hea…
 
This week, we sit down to chat to YouTuber and analyst, Robbie Owen, also known as Squidge Rugby. As the biggest and best voice on the online rugby community, with his astute rugby knowledge, unique analysis style and quick wit, the Squidge Rugby YouTube channel boasts over 130,000 subscribers and move than 15 million views! Tune in as we learn Rob…
 
We are once again guestless as we talk over the Pacific derby, Fiji vs Samoa. We talk war dances, controversial tweets, The Kooks, Jason Statham, Martian betting scandals and Deacon Manu fanfiction. Please leave your Deacon Manu fanfiction in the review section of this podcast, and give us five stars if you are so inclined. Thanks as always to Tom …
 
This week, we sit down to chat to journalist, Fernanda Prates. Having spent over a decade as one of the leading voices of MMA, Fernanda shares her story of getting into the industry, the difficulties that have followed Covid-19, her experiences of The Athletic compared to local journalism and fighting sexism and double standards within the industry…
 
We are joined by New Zealand rugby writer Jamie Wall to talk about the trials and tribulations of being an All Black fan in 2011, try celebrations, All Black Everything, and Jamie's newly-released book, Facing The Haka. We additionally talk about Sonny Bill, John Cena and Scott Robertson's breakdancing. A huge thanks to Jamie (@JamieWall2 on Twitte…
 
This week, we sit down to chat to YouTuber, Max Fosh. Having shot to online fame as a fake model at London Fashion week, Max takes us through the highs and lows of the online world, collaborating with KSI and his experience at student and hospital radio. Instagram: www.instagram.com/pluggedinpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/pluggedin Hosted by Archie B…
 
Charlie aka Sav of Linebreak Rugby joins us to enjoy England's hammering of Romania. We scrutinise the Romanian lineout, Chris Ashton's finishing technique and what Mike Tindall constitutes 'running'. We also reach out to Tom Cruise to ask for guest appearances in his upcoming film. A huge thanks to Sav (@LinebreakRugby on Twitter) for joining us. …
 
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