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Mike Sheahan, one of the AFL’s most respected journalists, hosts Open Mike, an insightful interview series featuring some of the greats of the game and providing viewers with the most in-depth and illuminating footy discussions.

Mike Sheahan, one of the AFL’s most respected journalists, hosts Open Mike, an insightful interview series featuring some of the greats of the game and providing viewers with the most in-depth and illuminating footy discussions.
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Mike Sheahan, one of the AFL’s most respected journalists, hosts Open Mike, an insightful interview series featuring some of the greats of the game and providing viewers with the most in-depth and illuminating footy discussions.

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English


Episodes

Open Ben: Mike Sheahan

7/11/2018
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Player Takeover continues on Fox Footy with one of the competition’s finest swapping his boots for the clipboard. North Melbourne full-forward Ben Brown takes aim at award winning journalist and AFL life member – Mike Sheahan. Don’t miss ‘Open Ben’.

Duration:00:28:29

Open Mike: Craig Hutchison

6/4/2018
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From AFL journalist to business owner, Craig Hutchison has had a significant influence in shaping today's footy entertainment industry. Hutchy goes head to head with Mike on a career in chasing the big story and making the big call.

Duration:00:28:19

Open Mike: Hannah Mouncey

5/29/2018
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Hannah Mouncey made headlines after being ruled ineligible for selection in the 2017 AFLW Draft. The transgender footballer makes her case again and opens up to Mike on her very personal journey away from the footy ground.

Duration:00:28:22

Open Mike: Shaun Smith

5/22/2018
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Shaun Smith took one of the most spectacular marks in AFL history. Smith also took many knocks to the head that affected his life after footy. An important chat about concussion tonight on Open Mike.

Duration:00:28:01

Open Mike: Mike Fitzpatrick

5/15/2018
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After winning three flags at Carlton, the Rhodes Scholar Mike Fitzpatrick sat on the AFL Commission throughout all the big issues of the past decade in football: the Essendon supplements saga, Ben Cousins and the expansion clubs.

Duration:00:27:56

Open Mike: Nathan Brown

5/8/2018
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After Richmond's first nine matches in 2005, Nathan Brown had kicked 32 goals and the Tigers were sitting second on the ladder. In the tenth match, what happened to Brown was perhaps the most sickening on-field injury in the AFL.

Duration:00:28:20

Open Mike: Justin Madden

5/1/2018
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Standing at 206cm, Justin 'Harry' Madden played 332 games, won two premierships and later became a state minister - all with a smile on his face. Big Harry has a laugh in this edition of Open Mike.

Duration:00:28:16

Open Mike: Merv Keane

4/17/2018
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Merv Keane is a three-time Premiership player and part of Richmond's Team of the Century. Tragically, Merv suffered incomprehensible personal loss in 2017. He sits down with Mike to tell his story.

Duration:00:28:03

Open Mike: Dale Weightman

4/10/2018
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Premiership winner, Big V representative, club captain and diabetic. Richmond goal-sneak Dale 'Flea' Weightman sits down with Mike Sheahan to chat about his life as a Tiger.

Duration:00:27:00

Open Mike: Bob Murphy

4/3/2018
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Writer, rock n roller, 300-game player, club captain, rascal, Bob. Mike Sheahan has a yarn with legendary Western Bulldog Robert ‘Bob’ Murphy including missing out on that drought-breaking 2016 Premiership.

Duration:00:28:04

Open Mike: Justin Leppitsch

3/27/2018
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As a player, he played a crucial role in the Lions Premiership three-peat. As a coach, he found success as a Richmond assistant in 2017. In between, he was sacked as coach of Brisbane. An up-front Open Mike with Justin Leppitsch.

Duration:00:28:06

Open Mike: Andrew Mackie and Tom Lonergan

3/20/2018
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Andrew Mackie and Tom Lonergan played 188 games in the same team, winning at the extraordinary rate of 74% - what an association, they've lasted longer than most marriages! They sit down for a chat with Mike Sheahan

Duration:00:20:08

Open Mike: Kevin Sheedy - 50 years in football

9/25/2017
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A special edition of Open Mike, celebrating 50 years of Kevin Sheedy in footy - he's clearly a high-achiever, has been a trailblazer, a visionary, and to many people an eccentric, and is one of the most positive people in football

Duration:00:53:00

Open Mike: Brian Taylor

9/18/2017
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Brian Taylor went agonisingly close to playing in grand finals for both Richmond and Collingwood - finally, now deep into his 50s, he's going to have an active role on the biggest day as part of the Channel 7 commentary team

Duration:00:28:21

Open Mike: Paul Connors

8/21/2017
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Paul Connors is the AFL's Jerry Maguire ... a young, starry-eyed player manager who built an empire from a hope and a prayer. Paul Connors had to sell his house to start his business ... and ended up with clients named Judd, Hodge, Dangerfield, Naitanui, Hurley, Sydney's Josh Kennedy and the $9 million man, Josh Kelly

Duration:00:28:14

Open Mike: John Platten

8/14/2017
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John Platten played more than 250 games for Hawthorn at 170 centimetres and 70 kilograms. It was a tribute to his bravery and resilience in an era where the football ground was a battlefield, but there was a price. The Brownlow medallist is at his best with Mike Sheahan

Duration:00:27:30

Open Mike: Ron Joseph

8/7/2017
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Ron Joseph drove the emergence of North Melbourne from perennial battler to a powerhouse thanks to adventurous dealings and paper bags full of cash in the ‘70’s. He landed Barassi, Blight, Wade, Cable and more in one of the most eventful decades of football

Duration:00:26:41

Open Mike: Corey Enright

7/31/2017
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Corey Enright is the modern-day Bruce Doull....a man content to let his on-field actions do all the talking. Enright came and went as a Geelong player with 332 games – the most ever by a Geelong player. He was twice best and fairest, both in Premiership years. Not bad for a kid from Kimba

Duration:00:27:28

Open Mike: Geoff Southby

7/24/2017
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Geoff Southby is one of the best full backs to ever play the game. The talented boy from Bendigo won two best and fairest in his first two years and as well as a flag...all before he was 22. But his football story isn’t all smooth sailing. He shares it all with Mike Sheahan

Duration:00:27:27

Open Mike: Ross Glendinning

7/18/2017
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Ross Glendinning was one of the most complete players of his era. He was a star in defence for North Melbourne and good enough to kick 70 goals in a season at full-forward for West Coast late in his career

Duration:00:28:17