The Homer Half-Hour Podcast #2: The Australian Sportsman

First of all, we sincerely apologise for the audio quality of this episode! Something was wrong with our microphones and we couldn’t bring ourselves to scrub out 30 minutes of perfectly good chat—we’ve done our best to make it listenable and we’ll make sure all future podcasts are in better nick. As Ira Glass would say, stay with us.

Now! Glen and Ashley had good fun talking about masculinity in Australian sport, especially as it gave them both a chance to vent about Nick Kyrgios (for better and worse) and the structural problems that make sport a very strange place to look for role models for men.

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Here are some of the items they made mention of this episode, starting with this article published on Complex about the US NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

Next, here’s the New York Times profile on Nick Kyrgios, which gives a great insight into his mentality and the aspects of him that deserve to be taken into consideration when judging his public profile.

Here are links to David Pocock’s personal blog, which contains all sorts of interesting content, including an apology for roughness on the pitch and reflections on the nature of strength.

Here’s a link to part one of the two-part Australian Story episode on David Pocock’s extraordinary family and life story, from its origins in Zimbabwe to its current sports superstar-cum-activist reality.

And finally, here’s the great op–ed written by Clyde Rathbone about a gay rugby union player and personal friend who is afraid to come out because of prevailing homophobic attitudes within that code of rugby.

[Header images sourced from ABC.net.au and Static 9.]
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