Have a Go

The (Very) Unofficial Podcast for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Join us for race previews, gold medal updates, feature stories from Tokyo-based correspondents, special guests and frankly ridiculous tangents. All dripping with Sydney 2000 nostalgia!  

00:35:13 2021-08-07
We’ve made it- it’s the final day of the Tokyo Games, and we have emerged intact, covid-free, and laden with sweet, sweet gold.The final days saw more success for Australia; God brought home Tom Green and Jean van der Westhuyzen for gold on a kayak, b...
00:28:32 2021-08-06
In this episode, which was recorded just before the start of Tokyo 2020, we're fondly reflecting on the true Bad Boys (and Girls) of Australian Olympic History.Sung to the theme of Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire, our subjects include:"Nick D'arcy, ...
00:33:59 2021-08-05
Have a Go's fan favourite Luke Heggie is back on as part of our special 'Olympic Reflections' mini-series. We hear about one of the strangest units of all time, British decathlon gold medallist Daley Thompson, before learning about Irish sporting royalty,...
00:32:45 2021-08-04
We’re deep in to the post-swimming medal frenzy. The rivers of gold have slowed, and Australia is diligently scouring the beach with a metal detector for anything that resembles a precious metal.Thankfully, sailing is keeping us afloat, with Matthew Bel...
00:32:25 2021-08-03
Melbourne comic Tim "Big Hewy" Hewitt joins us today on our special 'Olympic Reflections' mini-series!We start with a very recent memory (Anastacia's parochial reaction to the Brisbane 2032 bid win), before deep-diving Australia's brief and weird obsessio...
00:29:55 2021-08-02
Cam Duggan and Gerard McGowan, two-thirds of the excellent Mugg Off Podcast, join the show as part of our special 'Olympic Reflections' mini-series.We discuss Eric 'The Eel' Moussambani, who stole our hearts at Sydney 2000 despite coming from a country wh...
00:37:35 2021-08-01
Scintillating Sunday has moved in to Magic Monday, and we’re blissfully counting our ever-growing mountain of gold.Where do we start? Logan Martin picked up an unlikely gold in BMX, leaving the nation in a bunny-hop lather and sending his real estate ag...
00:21:46 2021-07-31
We examine one of the most iconic moments in Australian sporting history: the time Kieren Perkins won Gold in the 1500m from lane 8 at Atlanta 1996.He'd barely qualified for the team, he was ill before the race, and he was plagued by self-doubts and panic...
00:38:15 2021-07-30
Super Saturday is here and the gold on the water at Tokyo 2020 continues to flow apace.From Wednesday's "67 minutes of glorious gold" to the extreme dominance in the Rowing, Australia's been unashamedly stockpiling medals for the looming athletics drought...
00:29:03 2021-07-29
Kurt Fearnley is Australia's pre-eminent Good Strong Bloke (GSB). Over a 25-year career, he's amassed three Paralympic Gold medals, two Olympic silver medals and seven world titles. He's also crawled the Kokoda Trail, crewed the winning yacht in the Sydne...
00:23:57 2021-07-28
Today we are going back to a defining moment in Australia’s sporting history: The Olympic swimming selection trials of 2004.The nation held its breath when Ian Thorpe slipped on the blocks in the 400m qualifying heats for Athens 2004, earning an automat...
00:32:19 2021-07-27
We’ve got Gina Rinehart-levels of gold flowing in the pool thanks to Ariane Titmus and Kaylee McKeown, and a swimming team that is pleasing its AOC masters by rag-dolling socials with regular viral content.But while this may be keeping John Coates happy...
00:28:08 2021-07-26
Tom Birmingham from the Hello Sport Podcast is on as part of our special 'Olympic Reflections' mini-series.We earnestly discuss the lingering cultural impact of Matt Shirvington's junk (upon close review, it's still as big as we remembered it to be) while...
00:27:33 2021-07-25
Day 4 is here, and we’re already in the bad books with the IOC. But who cares, because how good’s a relay gold with no subsequent commercial impact?Even though they’ll never see a corpie, our 4x100m relay golden girls crushed the Americans on the wa...
00:25:16 2021-07-24
Much like a 40-year-old man trying to impress the friends of his new 22-year-old girlfriend, the IOC is rolling out a bunch of ‘rad’ new sports at Tokyo 2020.But why does everything have to be new? Broadcast dollars, mainly. But it's not the IOC's mos...
00:41:56 2021-07-24
After a typically precise and covid-devalued Opening Ceremony, Day 1 is underway at Tokyo.Join the boys as they run the rule over the fanfare of the first night at the Tokyo National Stadium and face the burning questions that arose.How good was the light...
00:27:59 2021-07-23
Welcome to Have a Go's special daily coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Games.Many thought it wouldn't happen, but through sheer determination (and water-tight contracts) the IOC have fought off a global pandemic to muscle this thing in to existence.Sport is a mi...
00:02:30 2021-07-14
We've covering the biggest international sporting event of the year in a special daily podcast. Try and guess which one? (It'll save us from having to type the words and risk being sued by a certain Swiss-based sporting organisation.)We'll be bringing you...
00:58:32 2021-06-29
Please enjoy this special hour-long "best bits" episode to mark the end of Series One!Episode includes some new exclusive content and a hint as to what's next for the Have a Go team.After 20 episodes of deep painful introspection, are we any closer to und...
00:31:17 2021-06-22
It's the quadrennial event that unites the world in a kaleidoscope of excitement, triumph, and premium advertising opportunities.Here in Australia, we love a gold medal more than anything else (especially one we haven't budgeted for). And we'll never forg...
00:35:53 2021-06-15
Religion. It's literally divided nations and incited pretty much every single war throughout history.But while Australia remains a majority Christian society, more than 30% of Australians said they have "no religion" in the 2016 Census. Is Twitter taking ...
00:33:03 2021-06-08
When the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons collide at 8:17pm on a school night, it’s more than just a game of rugby league. It’s decades of pent-up tension, a raging inferiority complex, and cultural warfare on a molecular level. It’s also CTE and po...
00:30:55 2021-06-01
From the deadly serious issues dogging the nation all the way down to the triviality of butter, we will conduct a Royal Commission in to anything. It’s an obsession that has even beset our sporting teams, with culture reviews into cricket, hockey (and a...
00:32:06 2021-05-25
From our earliest history, this country has adored a frothie like nothing else. Whether a work function, a catch-up with family or a three year old’s birthday party, there is no event that can be undertaken in Australia without it being densely imbued b...
00:34:11 2021-05-18
Today we’re talking about Canberra – it’s the home of our federal parliament, the centre of national politics and the beating heart of our public service.But our politicians have been taking the piss down there for decades. A deep-seated cultural ro...
00:31:51 2021-05-11
"The economy" is the number one issue for Australians at the ballot box, even if no-one knows what that means.When COVID struck, there was a bit of a line outside Centrelink for a couple of days, but we rolled out a few stimulus packages and a government ...
00:32:54 2021-05-05
Home to the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Roxy Jacenko, Alan Jones, and a host of recently deceased white collar criminals, Sydney is truly Australia's glittering crown jewel.But is Sydney really that "good", or does Melbourne's cafe culture give it th...
00:33:47 2021-04-27
If there’s one thing Australians don’t like, it’s change. Climate change, especially.Australia has the third highest proportion of "climate deniers" in the world. But what's wrong with being a bit iffy when only 97% of peer-reviewed experts say hum...
00:31:45 2021-04-20
Rightly or wrongly, the events of Gallipoli have shaped our national identity for over 100 years.In 1915, Australia was a newly federated nation still on its P plates, searching desperately for a sense of self. But what does the ANZAC Spirit mean to us in...
00:37:40 2021-04-13
Australia's a pretty safe place to live, but that doesn't mean we take our national security lightly. The current terror threat level is listed as "probable," so COVID hasn't completely wiped the bastards out yet. But do we really know who our enemies are...
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