Friday, 5 January 2018

Episode 10: Down the Side of a Mountain on a Double Bass

A new year brings new hope, new resolutions and most importantly, lots more sport to watch! Thankfully, Chris & Gary Talk Sport is on hand to inform you about the key events to look out for, and believe us when we say there's a lot to note down in your diary!

Whether it's the Winter Olympics, the Commonwealth Games or the African Cup of Nations African Nations Championship, we're here to give you the low-down on what to watch and when it's on.

Yes, there's more sport in this 65-minute episode than you can shake an ice hockey stick at, so don't delay - check out our latest episode today!

Listen in to episode 10 by downloading the MP3 file here, or download our podcast via iTunes or AudioBoom.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Episode 9: The Wrong Bracket

After an extended rest period, Chris and Gary Talk Sport return with a new format in which we focus on just one sporting subject... and what a subject we've picked for Episode 9.

Belatedly, we look back at the 2018 World Cup Finals Draw and give you our assessment of the teams involved along with a lengthy prediction of how the competition will play out.

What fate awaits England after what could be another misguidingly competent qualification campaign? Will Portugal follow up their win in Euro 2016 with their first World Cup? And which teams do Gary think will qualify from The Group of Mild Peril?

Warm those balls, plug in your earphones and listen in to find out. Chris and Gary are Russian to tell you more...*

* (ouch)

Listen in to episode 9 by downloading the MP3 file here, or download our podcast via iTunes or AudioBoom.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Episode 8: Dog Ate Homework

After an extended break caused by illness, work commitments and your hosts doing national service with the Venezuelan army (OK, that last one was an outright lie), we're back with another episode of Chris and Gary Talk Sport.

In this edition, we're joined once again by Damon Threadgold to look back on the first Ashes test as we collectively say 'England - what happened?'  There's also a review of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup including an inevitable prediction that Australia will win the Final, and there's also an update on the current woes of Dulwich Hamlet which takes in the murky world of property developers, club ownership and the Mayor of London.

Listen in, if you dare, by downloading Episode 8 here, or you can download our podcast via iTunes or AudioBoom.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Episode 7: A Beach Ball With a Tennis Racquet

Every now and then, we like to steer the good ship Chris & Gary Talk Sport into unchartered waters by looking at a sport that we're not very familiar with, and the latest episode of our podcast does just that. This time around it's baseball, and who better to plot a course through the 2017 World Series than John McGee of Bat Flips and Nerds.

Our opening section sees John enlightening us about the recent match-up between the Houston Astros and the LA Dodgers. If you've ever been curious about the excitement of this most popular of American sports and the hoopla surrounding the game, then this is your ideal chance to find out more.

Then we turn our attention towards Lewis Hamilton - the 2017 Formula 1 World Champion and now, so it seems, legend of the sport. We look back on the key moments of this year's competition and try to work out whether we really can call Hamilton yet, or whether our curmudgeonly old age prevents us from doing so.

Then finally we look at the glut of rugby union fixtures currently taking place, including the All Blacks' northern tour and England facing Argentina. There's also an update on all the events taking place in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, so truth be told, you can't really complain that we haven't crammed as much into our latest podcast as we could. And if you are complaining, well sorry - we're just not that interested.

You can listen to Episode 7 here, or you can download our podcast via iTunes or AudioBoom.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Episode 6: Genteel Sports Special

We could blame Damon Threadgold, but to be fair, he had nothing to do with it. Our recent absence from the podcasting landscape was not caused by the inferiority complex he inflicted on us. Instead, our audio editing software decided to mangle the recording we made two weeks ago. It was a real beaut as well, trust us.

But ever determined not to let technical setbacks get us down, we're back at last with a Kiwi-flavoured look at the upcoming Rugby League World Cup, cricket and the FIFA Inter-Continental Play-Offs.

Who are our choices to win the egg-chasing extravaganza in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea? What future is there for test cricket now that the one-day internationals and T20 games are getting so popular? And can the All Whites inflict the same devastating blow to Peru that they dealt out to the mighty Bahrain in 2009?

All these questions, plus a threat to talk about bowls and croquet on a future podcast, form the basis of Chris and Gary Talk Sport - Episode 6. Enjoy.

You can listen to Episode 6 here, or you can download it via iTunes.