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Sports writers Brett McKay (@BMcSport) and Ryan O'Connell (@RyanOak) discuss, dissect, and debate their way through the big talking points in sport each week. All from the comfort and safe distance of the cheap seats. Stay Cheap Peeps!

Sports writers Brett McKay (@BMcSport) and Ryan O'Connell (@RyanOak) discuss, dissect, and debate their way through the big talking points in sport each week. All from the comfort and safe distance of the cheap seats. Stay Cheap Peeps!
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Australia

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Sports writers Brett McKay (@BMcSport) and Ryan O'Connell (@RyanOak) discuss, dissect, and debate their way through the big talking points in sport each week. All from the comfort and safe distance of the cheap seats. Stay Cheap Peeps!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 100 - The Milestone #AskTheCheapSeats special

7/17/2017
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell are suffering the State of Origin hangover, and vehemently deny rumours they started drinking the day before the milestone 100th episode of the Cheap Seats Podcast. To commemorate said milestone, the boys have gone back to the old favourite, #AskTheCheapSeats! Thanks to everyone who got in touch via Twitter @CheapSeatsPod, and using the old standard, #AskTheCheapSeats, left somewhere in the order of 40 questions to tackle. So strap yourself in,...

Duration: 01:16:17


Episode 99 - Fetch the golf cart

7/11/2017
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell are both under overly dramatic, but expertly scheduled injury clouds going into the State of Origin decider. With the 2017 Series on the line, the boys have managed to tackle some curly Origin questions to preview Game 3, put an expected end date on the cricket pay dispute, and agains ponder the state of Australian rugby. 1. Of all the injury clouds floating around both camps this week, how many of have we actually taken notice of?? 2. Why will...

Duration: 00:40:23


Episode 98 - Loyalty is for… losers?

6/20/2017
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell have made good on their promise to return before State of Origin 2. Just. Heading into the possible, yet strangely quiet decider, the boys have managed to tackle some curly Origin questions to preview Game 2, ponder the plight of the Wallabies, and bid an underwhelming farewell to the Champions Trophy cricket tournament. Also, don’t miss Ryan’s free child-minding tips for Game 2! 1. NSW are 1-0 up, going into Game 2 in Sydney. Why does this...

Duration: 00:24:50


Episode 97 - Who knew it was Origin time?

5/30/2017
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell have been out of the Cheap Seats studio so long, they had to reset all their passwords. True story. But it’s State of Origin time, and the boys have managed to get back in the game to tackle some curly Origin questions, plus a bit of Super Rugby and Champions Trophy cricket to boot: 1. Is this the most open Origin series we've seen in the last ten years? 2. Why will NSW win? 3. Why will Qld win? 4. Who will run down the Brumbies in the...

Duration: 00:26:53


Episode 96 - New season, new format

2/28/2017
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell have been tinkering in the back shed, unleashing an all new format of the Cheap Seats podcast in time for kickoff of the 2017 NRL season. In lieu of loosely cobbled together ramblings, the boys have tackled five curly questions: 1. The season is just days away now, which NRL team will be the shock success this year? 2. Does all the talk about competition structure take away from the actual Super Rugby on the field? 3. Will India double down on...

Duration: 00:24:39


Episode 95 - Move over cricket, rugby's here

2/14/2017
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell have made a long overdue return to the studio to renew their passwords, wrap up the summer, and kick the footy around on the Cheap Seats podcast. Topics covered include: - Desperate losses called for desperate measures - Selection ups and downs of the summer - In Handscomb we trust - Could Kohli be better than Tendulkar? - Why the India series should come with a warning - Brisbane Rugby 10s: discuss - Age shall not weary him - Super Rugby hot...

Duration: 00:44:18


Episode 72: SO many questions!

4/27/2015
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell are trying to avoid legal action in Episode 72 of the Cheap Seats podcast. A massive #AskTheCheapSeats takes up nearly half the show, with questions on the NRL draw, self-discovery, the quality of the Western Force, the AFL ‘flood tactic, pies, overseas Wallabies, and NSW State of Origin halves preference. Every one of them quality offerings! In the NRL, rain can in fact stop play! Plus we discuss how many ANZAC Day games is too many, the...

Duration: 00:40:35


Episode 65: White line fever

3/9/2015
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell are battling with their tipping and playing rookie court reporters in Episode 65 of the Cheap Seats podcast. #AskTheCheapSeats included some very valid questions on the NBL Finals (remember the NBL?), cricket commentators, Matt Toomua the Wallaby, and the death of home ground advantage. Within hours of last week’s podcast going live, Karmichael Hunt had his day in court on drugs charges, admitted his guilt, and copped his various penalties. But...

Duration: 00:41:31


Episode 62: Mitch Marsh's extra wicket

2/16/2015
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell are mixing cricket selection with rubbish footy tipping in Episode 62 of the Cheap Seats podcast. More quality #AskTheCheapSeats questions on the opening round of Super Rugby and the Cricket World Cup. The CWC is underway with mostly predictable results and the tournament’s first upset, and the boys went in depth on the major issues facing the Australian team, including Brett's grand plan to ignore Aaron Finch, and why Glenn Maxwell is becoming...

Duration: 00:38:07


Episode 60: Selection headaches

2/4/2015
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell are coming down from a beer and pretzel Super Bowl high in Episode 60 of the Cheap Seats podcast. More cracking #AskTheCheapSeats questions on topics including Super Rugby pre-season preps, the WACA pitch, dating Scarlett Johansson, and Steve Smith's likely batting spot for the future. The boys wrapped up the one-day Tri-Series, after Australia's thumping of England in the Final in Perth last weekend, as well as getting into the what Australia's...

Duration: 00:36:41


Episode 59: Pull your head in, Davey

1/21/2015
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell have finally returned from the Christmas/New Year break in Episode 59 of the Cheap Seats podcast. A good spattering of #AskTheCheapSeats questions over the break included topics ranging from the Great Wallabies Exodus, the right number of Mitchells in a World Cup squad, to whether Bradman or Jordan was the greatest sportsman of all time and all sports. Cricket-wise, the boys took a look back at the Australia-India Test Series, the current...

Duration: 00:39:10


Episode 57: The heroic resumption

12/14/2014
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell are BACK! The hiatus is over, with the boys' return in Episode 57 of the Cheap Seats podcast. In this episode, Ryan's business attire and breakfast choices are duly outed, while Brett may or may not have referred to a Taylor Swift song. Episode 57 talking points: - Stuff we missed in more than two months off - #AskTheCheapSeats: return of the Ninja Turtles, Cheika's two caps, DRS, and runs for Ed #Cowmentum; - First Test in Adelaide: an epic...

Duration: 00:36:09


Cheap Seats Tea Break - 1st Test D2

10/23/2014
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Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell have rather surprisingly been invited back by The Roar Live Radio, covering off the day's action in the Tea break of the First Pakistan v Australia Test from Dubai. Despite some initial tech gremlins (and noisy commentatators), the guys run through what ended up being a dramatic second session on Day 2. 1st Test, Tea Day 2: Pakistan 8/454 (Younis Khan 106, Sarfraz Ahmed 109, Mitchell Johnson 3/39, Steven O'Keefe 2/107) [Apologies for the volume on Ryan's end;...

Duration: 00:19:12


Cheap Seats Tea Break - 1st Test v Pakistan, Day 1

10/22/2014
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Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell have cut short their break to talk cricket during the Tea break for The Roar Live Radio's coverage of the Pakistan v Australia series in the UAE. 1st Test, Day 1: Pakistan 3/125 (Younis Khan 52, Mitchell Johnson 2/18)

Duration: 00:19:41


Episode 56: Glory glory

10/6/2014
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell are winding down a big footy season in Episode 56 of the Cheap Seats podcast. In this episode, Ryan reveals the depths of his Grand Final pain, while Brett reveals his disappointment at a lack of drunk O'Connell tweets. Episode 56 talking points: - No #YouBloodyIdiots!! - #AskTheCheapSeats: NRC finals contenders, classic national anthems, pressure on Ewen McKenzie, and National Hockey League?!?; - NRL Grand Final: Souths thump Canterbury 30-6 in...

Duration: 00:48:46


Episode 55: One Grand Final thumping down, one to go?

9/30/2014
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell are bearing the scars of a Grand Final thumping in Episode 55 of the Cheap Seats podcast. In this episode, Ryan opens up with the worst intro in Cheap Seats history, while Brett's attempted positive spin on Michael Hooper's captaincy quickly falls apart. Episode 55 talking points: - Ryan's #YouBloodyIdiots revenge; - #AskTheCheapSeats: unfit Wallabies and Michael Hooper, NRC player development, and an NBA question that Brett was absent for; -...

Duration: 00:45:58


Episode 54: Conspiracies and age-old rules

9/22/2014
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell are gearing up for a massive weekend of Grand and Preliminary Finals in Episode 54 of the Cheap Seats podcast. In this episode, Ryan proposes a rule change involving scrums and half a tackle count, while Brett's argument against said rule change boils down to "that's how it's always been". Episode 54 talking points: - Ryan's stunning debut in #YouBloodyIdiots; - #AskTheCheapSeats: unworthy Prelim Final qualifiers, the possibility of an...

Duration: 00:46:13


Episode 53: Who's this week's Premiership favourites?

9/15/2014
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell are juggling multi-sport finals schedules in an action-packed Episode 53 of the Cheap Seats podcast. In this episode, Ryan is once again plagued by his pronunciations, while Brett explains just how many screens he can watch on a Saturday night. Nerd. Episode 53 talking points: - #AskTheCheapSeats: Wallabies scrums, finals rewards, dwindling crowds, and just how big a nerd Brett is; - a surprising lack of #YouBloodyIdiots corrections; - NRL Finals:...

Duration: 00:41:52


Episode 52: Manly fading, can't trust Souths

9/9/2014
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell have again fallen victim to poor time management in a delayed Episode 52 of the Cheap Seats podcast. In this episode, Ryan is caught out not listening (in his own podcast?!), while Brett introduces a new segment: #YouBloodyIdiots, where listeners are now invited to point out obvious and stupid errors. Can only end well. Episode 52 talking points: - #AskTheCheapSeats: George Bailey's reality check, and NRC Wallabies; - #YouBloodyIdiots: featuring...

Duration: 00:44:09


Episode 51: Wallabies selections go back to where we were

9/2/2014
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O'Connell are not enjoying the celebratory comedown in Episode 51 of the Cheap Seats podcast. In this episode, Ryan is still sooking about apparently not getting to answer any questions first in the #AskTheCheapSeats special last week, while Brett admits he doesn't look at weather forecasts for Perth. Episode 51 talking points: - Rugby: Ewen McKenzie tweaks the Wallabies to face South Africa in Perth, the ARU allows sabbaticals, and the NRC buzzes away on...

Duration: 00:34:15

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