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A podcast featuring Josh, Brendan, Zac The Apprentice, and friends talking about sport from Australia and around the globe.
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Feb 23, 2017

Big Zacko is back in the fold and our favourite correspondent Swainy is back from Brisbane with all the latest Rugby news. We talk about the NBA trade deadline and Panathinaikos win in the Greek Cup. Josh is in awe of a bloke eating pies on the bench during the FA Cup and Brighton & Hove Albion are still destined for the Premier League. Plus we cast an eye over Big Zacko's current NRL Supercoach team. And Pies points out a few of his PODs in both NRL & AFL Supercoach teams.
0:00:00 - Cricket
0:30:00 - Basketball
0:42:00 - Football & Pie Eating
0:56:00 - Supercoach
1:27:00 - Rugby
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Swainy - @swainy7
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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Feb 14, 2017

Big Zacko has brushed us again so it's down to Brendan to do the heavy lifting this week after Josh was too busy playing Fifa to watch any sport.
0:00:00 - Facebook Live
0:34:00 - NRL All Stars
0:58:00 - Rugby 10s
1:03:00 - Winx, The Plea, Brighton & Hove Albion
1:14:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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Feb 9, 2017

What a weekend in sports. Plenty to talk about including, but not limited to: NRL Auckland 9s, AFLW, Sydney Rugby 7s, Bathurst 12 hour racing, Boxing and the Mundine v Green live stream, Super Bowl LI and the legend of Tom Brady, A-League and FIFA's interpretation of the off-side rule, Supercoach and more.
0:00:00 - Facebook LIVE
0:31:00 - NRL, AFLW, Bathurst 12hr, Boxing, Rugby 7s
1:11:00 - NFL Super Bowl LI
1:43:00 - NBA, A-League, Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Feb 1, 2017

We took all of January off so it's time to get back in the studio for another go round. Only problem is, we forgot to tell Big Zacko. We go Facebook Live, call Swainy and Big Zacko gets on the phone later in the show.
0:00:00 - Facebook LIVE
0:27:00 - Rugby
0:50:00 - Big Zacko
1:51:00 - NRL
2:09:00 - English Football
2:13:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Swainy - @swainy7
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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Dec 22, 2016

It's the end of year recap show. And all the Friends of the Show have returned to give their take on a great year in sports. It's the silly season so we pretty much apologise for Zac for the whole show.
0:00:00 - Facebook LIVE with Santa
0:22:00 - Eagle and Golf
0:52:00 - Colbee and Masters of Rugby League
0:59;00 - DPR Dan and Horse Racing
1;05:00 - Whitey and NRL & NBA
1:24:00 - Swansational and AFL
1:40:00 - Swainy and Rugby
Big Zacko Moment - 0:35:00
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Colbee - @colbee6ref
DPR Dan - @DPR_Breaking
Whitey - @craigbobbywhite
Swanny - @Swansational
Swainy - @swainy7
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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Dec 13, 2016

Quick show this week. Colbee returns to defend his position as the Masters of Rugby League correspondent. Plus we talk cricket, NFL and NBA.
Facebook Live - 0:00:00
Cricket - 0:05:00
NFL - 0:25:00
NBA - 1:04:00
No Big Zacko Moment!
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Dec 6, 2016

It's been a looong time since we had published author Erik Nielsen on the show. As a historian, Erik helps the boys discuss cricket history.
And we also welcome back Swainy to talk Rugby around the world. It's been a few weeks and a couple of Wallabies losses since we spoke to Swainy. And he is more than happy to go on a BS style Ref Rant!
Plus the V8 Supercars wrapped up on the weekend and we talk NFL.
Facebook Live - 0:00:00
Cricket - 0:20:00
Rugby - 0:54:00
V8 Supercars - 1:23:00
NFL - 1:32:00
Big Zacko Moment 1:54:00
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Dec 2, 2016

We welcome a new face to the show with Robbo from Penrith Waratahs Masters of Rugby League in the studio for the duration.
We go Facebook LIVE one more time and this week it's Josh who cops the brunt of the chat.
We discuss the new look Australian cricket team and the victory over South Africa in the third test in Adelaide.
DWS Fleshpuppeteer Randy Macho Man Savage gets on the line to talk Formula 1 and V8 Supercars.
We delve deeper into Masters and sign up a couple of recruits for next season.
And Big Zacko has finally tipped a good round in the NFL, as well as reached his tipping point. Tentatively called the Big Zacko Moment.
0:00:00 - Facebook LIVE
0:12:00 - Cricket
0:53:00 - F1 & V8
1:13:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:56:00 - NFL
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Nov 22, 2016

A quick one this week as the studio felt like a sauna.
DWS Fleshpuppet Master defends himself over go kart racing incidents and then talks Formula 1 and NFL with us.
We call DPR Dan on his way back from The Way of the Horse Challenge at Equitana 2016.
And then we go Facebook Live much to the mirth of the St Clair Hawks who enjoy the cricket and NRL talk to finish off the show.
0:00:00 - Go Karts
0:06:00 - F1
0:09:00 - Supercoach
0:13:00 - NFL
0:00:52 - Equitana 16 TWOTH
1:08:00 - Cricket
1:30:00 - NRL
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Nov 17, 2016

Brendan is back in the saddle and the show has returned to the BS Studio. On the agenda this week, Australian cricket is ebbing, 4 Nations Rugby League is still on, Jobe Watson handed back his Brownlow, the NFL season is hotting up and Brendan made his basketball debut.
0:00:00 - Cricket
1:01:00 - 4 Nations Rugby League
1:10:00 - AFL
1:23:00 - Football World Cup
1:36:00 - NFL
2:03:00 - UFC
2:09:00 - No Ma'am Basketball, Go Karting, DPR & Horses
2:30:00 - Donald Trump Hillary Clinton US Presidential Election
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Nov 8, 2016

It's still just Josh and Zac in the studio. But at least we've locasted Brendan who makes an appearance on the line to talk cricket and horse racing. Plus we catch up with Swainy to discuss Ireland's historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago, the Wallabies win over Wales and Swainy's win on the Melbourne Cup.
Plus we preview this round of the NFL and heaps more.
0:1:30 - Swainy Rugby, Melbourne Cup
0:35:00 - World Series Game 7
0:55:45 - Cricket
1:57:30 - NFL
2:08:00 - Crown Oaks, V8 Supercars, NBA
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Swainy - @swainy7
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Nov 2, 2016

Brendan lost so much on Tuesday that he had to work overtime while we recorded. So it's just Josh and Zac recapping the Melbourne Cup. Plus we look ahead to the start of the Summer of cricket with the Australia vs South Africa Test Series. Plus we talk World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, NFL and NBA.
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Oct 30, 2016

DPR Dan joins Big Zacko and Pies to preview the 2016 Melbourne Cup.
We're also joined by special guests Tim Gredley owner of Big Orange, Matt Cumani trainer of Grey Lion and Sharon Lenton from Thoroughbred Events Australia.
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
DPR Dan - @DPR_Breaking
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Oct 25, 2016

Josh is caring for the family, so Brendan and Zac are in charge again. Be aware, there's a bit of swearing in this one.
Josh gets on the phone to talk baseball and horse racing plus we cover cricket, NFL and a foray into the A-League.
0:07:00 - MLB World Series
0:27:00 - Cricket
0:57:00 - Horse Racing / Derby Day
1:32:00 - NFL
1:56:00 - A-League
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
DPR Dan - @DPR_Breaking
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Oct 19, 2016

DPR Dan pops in to add some class to the show and preview the weight for age championship of Australia, the Cox Plate.
Plenty more on the show including Matador Cup cricket, Cycling World Championships, Gold Coast 600 V8 Supercars, Major League Baseball Playoffs, NFL and more.
0:00:00 - Horse Racing
1:26:00 - Cricket
1:39:00 - Road Cycling World Championships
1:48:00 - V8 Supercars GC 600
1:51:00 - MLB Playoffs
2:02:00 - NFL
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
DPR Dan - @DPR_Breaking
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Oct 13, 2016

Brendan survived the Bathurst 1000 Beers, Big Zacko has been busy and Josh is too old for basketball. Plus Four Nations Rugby League, Baseball, Cricket and American Foorball.
0:00:00 - Bathurst 1000
0:33:00 - Caulfield Cup
0:46:00 - MLB Playoffs
0:58:00 - No Ma'am
1:11:00 - Four Nations
1:24:00 - Summer of Cricket
1:38:00 - NFL
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Oct 7, 2016

After last week's carve up, Josh has sacked the other two muppets and has signed up Colbee as his co-driver as we race into another weekend of sport.
We recap the NRL and AFL Grand Finals. Colbee recalls some of his finest performaces at the Masters of Rugby League Tournament in St Marys. Swainy keeps us up to date on all the news in the Rugby world. Plus we preview Bathurst 1000 and talk a bit of NFL.
0:00:00 - Masters Tournament
0:25:00 - Rugby
0:50:00 - AFL Grand Final
1:36:00 - NRL Grand Final
2;01:00 - Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars
2:20 - NFL
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Swainy - @swainy7
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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Sep 30, 2016

Josh is in sick bay, so Brendan and Zac go tag team in carving up the big fella.
Preview the big Grand Final Day for both AFL and NRL. Plus the Masters of Rugby League Tournament is in progress and we finish off with some NFL talk.
0:00:00 - AFL Grand Final
0:32:00 - NRL Grand Final
1:21:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:33:00 - NFL
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Sep 23, 2016

We welcome to the show DPR Dan and Ali from DPR Breaking to talk about horse breaking, racing and general horsemanship.
Check out http://www.equitana.com.au/

It's been a while since we spoke to Swainy, so get him back on to discuss Rugby Championships, and the National Rugby Championship.
Colbee is back to preview the big International Masters of Rugby League Tournament.
And as an afterthought we discuss the AFL and NRL Finals so far and preview the Preliminary Finals.
As always, we apologise for Zac.
0:01:30 - DPR Breaking
0:40:30 - Rugby
1:06:50 - Masters of Rugby League
1:26:15 - AFL
2:05:15 - NRL
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Swainy - @swainy7
Colbee - @colbee6ref
DPR Breaking - @DPR_Breaking
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Sep 16, 2016

The footy finals have kicked off. Brendan has brought back the ref rant with full gusto. Josh went to the Sydney Derby AFL Final between Sydney Swans and GWS Giants. And Big Zacko can't tip NFL games.
0:00:00 - AFL Finals
0:34:00 - NRL Finals
1:20:00 - NFL Week 1
1:39:00 - Paralympics, Horse Racing, V8 Supercars Endurance, Cycling
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Sep 7, 2016

NFL expert Steve joins Zac to preview the 2016 NFL season. Josh lends his thoughts and Brendan produces the show nicely.
We also preview the upcoming NRL and AFL Finals Series.
0:00:00 - NRL Finals
0:54:00 - NRL Supercoach
1:02:00 - AFL Finals
1:20:00 - NFL Preview
1:20:00 - CHI, BAL, SD, DET
1:35:00 - TB, NYG, PHI, MIA
1:52:00 - TEN, CLE, HOU, NYJ
2:13:00 - BUF, IND, ATL, NO
2:24:00 - GB, CIN, SEA, WAS
2:41:00 - OAK, JAX, KC, LA
2:58:00 - DEN, DAL, MIN, SF
3:07:00 - ARI, CAR, PIT, NE
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Steve - @kenbewdymate
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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Aug 31, 2016

Swansational won the AFL Supercoach and we get him on the phone to gloat, and to give us some tips for next season.
Brendan went to the V8 Supercars at Eastern Creek and Josh went to the Sydney Cup College Football at ANZ Stadium.
And Big Zacko is blogging about the NFL.
0:01:00 - AFL
0:23:00 - Supercoach
1:09:00 - NRL
1:49:00 - College Football & Motorsport
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Aug 25, 2016

Big Zacko called in sick, so it's just Brendan and Josh with a cameo from Swainy.
0:00:00 - AFL
0:41:00 - Masters of Rugby League
0:45:00 - NRL
1:24:00 - Rugby
1:57:00 - Rio 2016 Olympics Recap
2:52:00 - Motorsport & Cricket
3:00:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Swainy - @swainy7
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Aug 17, 2016

Josh has resorted to blowing out his knee in order to sit in front of the telly and watch more of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad.
We cover the latest scores from the NRL and AFL, including the grudge match between GWS and West Coast.
And we discuss the world of cricket and Supercoach.
0:00:00 - Jarryd Hayne, NRL
0:55:00 - AFL
1:20:00 - Olympic Games
2:12:00 - Cricket
2:31:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Aug 11, 2016

It's a week since Jarryd Hayne chose the Gold Coast, we dissect the whole ordeal.
Swainy calls in to discuss Olympic Rugby Sevens, Shute Shield Final and the Super Rugby Final.
We're halfway through week 1 of the Rio Olympics, we discuss how things are going.
And all your NRL and AFL tips, and Supercoach.
0:00:00 - Jarryd Hayne, NRL
0:43:00 - Rugby
1:08:00 - AFL
1:30:00 - Rio 2016
2:22:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Swainy - @swainy7
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

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