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Welcome friends to Polk High, the podcast that celebrates one of humanity’s greatest artistic achievements: the sports film. Join Jack and Dale as they dissect montages, recite half-time speeches and regale listeners with their own sporting failure. A podcast for the underdog.

Welcome friends to Polk High, the podcast that celebrates one of humanity’s greatest artistic achievements: the sports film. Join Jack and Dale as they dissect montages, recite half-time speeches and regale listeners with their own sporting failure. A podcast for the underdog.
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Australia

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Welcome friends to Polk High, the podcast that celebrates one of humanity’s greatest artistic achievements: the sports film. Join Jack and Dale as they dissect montages, recite half-time speeches and regale listeners with their own sporting failure. A podcast for the underdog.

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English


Episodes

Polk High: Round 39 - Caddyshack

3/2/2017
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Dale thinks he's David Stratton all of a sudden and goes in depth on why Caddyshack is 'the most over-rated movie of all time'. Jack once again comes to the rescue with some tasty nuggs that turn it all around, and gives the movie a new meaning.

Duration:00:35:54

Polk High: Angelo Pizzo Interview

12/27/2016
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Angelo Pizzo is responsible for Hoosiers and Rudy, two of the most loved sports movies of all time. This week Angelo chats to Polk High about his career as a film-maker, as well as some of the challenges and thinking behind his movies. Angelo also shares a few stories including what it is like to work with your best mate.

Duration:01:01:23

Polk High: Round 36 - Bull Durham

12/19/2016
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After a few weeks off, Dale returns to Australia and Polk High returns with rom-com sports movie Bull Durham. A movie for both mums and dads, the guys finally figure out Kevin Costner’s niche but can’t manage to understand the last 15 minutes of the movie.

Duration:00:34:58

Polk High: Round 27 - Happy Gilmore

10/3/2016
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It’s the return of Apollo Creed in the 1996 staple, Happy Gilmore. The guys get deep on philosophical undertones of Sandler’s later work, and about who is the Happy of Polk High. Dale reminisces of a better time when airline travel was exclusive, and Jack daydreams about playing 18-holes with Conan O’Brien.

Duration:00:40:01

Polk High: Rouind 26 - Any Given Sunday

9/27/2016
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This week Polk High moves on from high school football on Friday, to the big time, with Steamin' Willie Beamin on Any Given Sunday. The guys discuss their love of fake sporting teams, and their theories on the Quaid brothers.

Duration:00:19:44

Polk High: Round 25 - Friday Night Lights

9/19/2016
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Polk High is heading back to Texas with Friday Night Lights. Dale QB’s the discussion away from Jack’s whining dark side and into both guy’s lighter, delusional, side. Inspired by Billy Bob, both are convinced they could do this acting thing, while Jack believes one scene perfectly depicts all that is America. Enjoy.

Duration:00:34:04

Polk High: Round 24 - Miracle

9/12/2016
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This week the Polk High guys differ about whether they believe in the movie Miracle. But they can agree on the power of Kurt Russell. Jack contemplates if he is Senior Vice President material, while Dale is still suspicious of those sneaky Russians. Vancouver, you may be seeing him soon.

Duration:00:35:05

Polk High: Round 23 - Bend It Like Beckham

9/5/2016
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Polk High ventures away from the USA and Australia, and heads to the outskirts of London with Bend It Like Beckham. A serious conversation about racial integration is the perfect accompaniment to Mel B and David Beckham, as Dale laments his white guy dancing and Jack just can’t let coach Joe go.

Duration:00:34:21

Polk High: Round 22 - The Hustler

8/29/2016
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Polk High ventures into the seedy, dreamy and beautiful world of Bonafide classic, the Hustler. As the guys discuss how hopes and dreams turn into tragedy and despair, Dale admits Polk High is having an impact on him. He questions the merit of sports loose cousin, gambling. Jack bets he'll change his mind soon.

Duration:00:22:30

Polk High: Round 21 - Whip It

8/23/2016
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Get out the Doc Martins. Polk High are going 'alternative' with Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, Whip It. At first Jack has troubles overcoming his 'we are number one' corporate attitude, while Dale is distracted by his punk rock past. But eventually the Podcasting Odd Couple get over themselves, and go behind the exterior to discuss this very solid sports movie. Enjoy.

Duration:00:21:07

Polk High: Round 20 - The Sandlot

8/15/2016
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This week Polk High discusses the nostalgic, piece of American pie movie, The Sandlot. This leads the guys to take an Australia nostalgia trip, to a simpler time when Plugger ruled the goal square, Shane Warne could only harass women via text messages, and Dale's mum bribed kids with food to be his friend.

Duration:00:19:15

Polk High: Round 19 - Blue Chips

8/8/2016
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Do you have a friend with Blue Chips basketball cards? Well now you do. This week Polk High welcomes mate and Nick Notle enthusiast Ryan to discuss Blue Chips, the movie which introduced the world to Shaq as a dramatic actor. The guys agree this movie is unfairly maligned, and highlight some of the real world implications brought about by the movie.

Duration:00:19:38

Polk High: Round 18 - Rocky Balboa

8/1/2016
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Ding-ding. Polk High finishes up Rocky Month with the redemptive Rocky Balboa and then look back at the Rocky franchise as a whole. Jack bangs on about Rocky's lecture to Rocky Jnr, and tensions rise over who gives the better speech - John Candy or Sly Stallone.

Duration:00:23:32

Polk high: Round 17 - Rocky V

7/25/2016
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This week Jack & Dale make lemonade from the lemon that is Rocky V. They explore multiple angles on why this movie missed the mark and manage to find a few bouncy, long haired positives. He may be a complete drop-kick, but he's still part of the family.

Duration:00:21:51

Polk High: Round 16 - Rocky IV

7/21/2016
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Now in the last half of Rocky month, Jack and Dale celebrate 80's time capsule Rocky IV in all it's glory! Montages, Cold War geopolitics, the evolution of the villain, montages, Michael Phelps and more montages are all on offer in this episode. They also get stuck into the big questions like 'Is Rocky responsible for Creed's death?', and 'Is Paulie the Sanka Coffie of the Rocky franchise?'

Duration:00:23:22

Polk High: Round 15 - Rocky III

7/18/2016
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So Dale does 15 episodes of Polk High and he's Roger Ebert all of a sudden. Is his harsh criticism of Rocky III indicative of him losing the Eye of the Tiger? Akin to a civilised Rocky Balboa clinging to the traps of wealth, Dale clings to cinematic buzz phases like 'multi-dimentional', 'character development' and 'I calls them as I sees them'. It's up to an Apollo Creed-esque Jack to stop this soft talk and help him find the Eye of the Tiger again, leading to a podcast finish as strong as...

Duration:00:20:29

Polk High: Round 14 - Rocky II

7/11/2016
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Jack and Dale move onto Rocky II, and decide it's 'the weird one'. After an hour or so of Rocky running around buying stuff, this movie has some of the best scenes in cinema history, and an ending for the ages. Dale also shares tales about being outsmarted by teenagers

Duration:00:25:36

Pok High: Round 13 - Rocky

7/4/2016
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Yo, listener, it's me Polk High. And we kick off ROCKY MONTH! with the movie that started it all, Rocky. This week Jack and Dale delve deeper into the meaning behind this sacred movie and how it still subconsciously guides their life decisions. We also discuss Sly's original vision for the franchise, and Jack's anger around unicycles.

Duration:00:25:16

Polk High: Round 11 - Major League

6/20/2016
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The Cleveland curse is over, and Jack looks quite the fool. To celebrate, Polk High examines the strangely prophetic sports film, Major League. Along the way we uncover Sheen's watershed life moment, learn how not to court women, and get to ask where did all the yuppies go?

Duration:00:22:46

Polk High: Round 10 - Strictly Ballroom

6/13/2016
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Polk High gets patriotic for chops in the fridge, pokie rooms and Ken's spa-a-rama in this quirky Australian classic. Jack explains the Australian psyche through Eurovision, and Dale yearns for the fire of the pasodoble.

Duration:00:37:58