My love for footy & podcasts are both well known round these parts, so it was time to combine them! Today I’m sharing my current favourite podcasts for AFL fans, and I’d love to hear your suggestions too!
1. Outer Sanctum
The Outer Sanctum podcast is an all-female AFL podcast, hosted by a bunch of smart, witty women. They discuss the world of AFL each week, and whilst they talk a little about the actual games, the focus really is from the viewpoint of passionate fans. They interview really interesting people and obviously have a keen interest in the AFLW. I love that they bring a different, and very important, voice to the world of AFL media, so I highly recommend you give them a listen.
2. Out of Bounds with Michael Barlow
The key difference of this podcast is that it is hosted by a current AFL player! Michael Barlow (who I actually went to uni with – small world!) plays for Gold Coast, and each episode he speaks to a current or former player. The interviews are really interesting, and they go beyond just talking about the game to discuss things like mental health, dealing with setbacks and life after football. I particularly loved the recent chat with Alex Johnson from the Swans, so I’d start there if I was you!
3. Junktime AFL Podcast
I’ve shared this recommendation before, but given it was the first AFL related podcast I listened to it deserves another mention! Junktime is hosted by two comedians – so don’t expect too much statistical analysis and be ready for some fruity language – but it’s always a lot of fun. The live shows they do in Melbourne are also excellent, so keep an eye of for those too!
4. 2 Guys 1 Cup AFL Podcast
2 Guys 1 Cup is hosted by Wil Anderson & Charlie Clausen, and whilst it also includes plenty of laughs and tangents, they also do discuss each game at some length! Sure, sometimes it doesn’t land until after the round has started, but it’s always worth a listen when it does.
5. Superfooty Podcast
This podcast is hosted by sports journalists Anthony Hudson, Lauren Wood and Mick Warner, so it provides a more traditional review of the world of AFL. They talk about what is happening both on and off the field and provide their insights into all the key events. A slightly more serious listen than some of the others!
6. The Swans Blog Swans Cast
Ok so this one is probably just for any fellow Swans fans like me, but they do discuss the AFL more generally too. If you are a Swans fan though I recommend you give it a listen, we often don’t get much coverage on some of the other podcasts so it’s nice to have one that’s almost entirely focussed on our team!
Bonus addition – Titus and Sergio’s Variety Hour
The only reason I am not including this one in the main list is because it talks about all sport, not just AFL. It’s mostly a comedy style podcast but they also discuss some of the more serious elements from the world of sport, and have had some pretty huge guests lately including Eric Bana. Definitely worth a listen!