Episode 2685: The Toy Man Takes The Stand, The Nature Of Sport, Ken Abides, Swimming With Finn
A dark rain-filled cloud hangs over this summer for our nation’s children. Both literally in the form of dark rain-filled clouds and metaphorically in the form of the scandal surrounding the Toy Man. Today they looked on as their totem took the stand.
Plodding through the pain of a few broken ribs, Ken Early was also watching proceedings in Government Buildings and wondering who indeed is “The Most Trusted Man In Ireland”?
Jonathan Liew – friend of the show, bard of the boundary and Guardian sports writer – joins us to talk about this year’s Ashes – billed beforehand as possibly the most exciting series since 2005 and somehow living up to that lofty billing. We talk Bazball, the nature of sport, winning in style, losing like pricks, and what players and managers owe their sport.
And tonight in Tallaght Shamrock Rovers begin their assault on the Champions League – our resident sea-swimmer recalls his memories of towelling off near Ronan Finn, who (if he plays) will be making his 60th European Club Game appearance.
Click the button at the bottom of the page to play the show. Monday’s shows are free to all and to listen to our programming throughout the rest of the week, join the Second Captains World Service. It’s independent, commercial-free and member-led with feature interviews, breaking news, Ken’s Football Show, Richie Sadlier’s Player’s Chair, The Politics Podcast, The “I’ll Tell You Who Wrote It” Book Club and lots of added extras. You’ll also be supporting the development of our longer-form work, like our recent international series ‘Where Is George Gibney?’.
Go to Patreon
Heck of a week on the Second Captains world service!
Become a member for just 5 Euro a month.
No contracts. No catches. No add-ons. No ads.
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) July 7, 2023