Ep. 04: "Steve Smith chats mistaken identity, Australian basketball greats, and long-form journalism in 2018"

Steve Smith (@stevesmithffxis a feature writer with ESPN, digital media practitioner and NBA podcaster. Plus, as you will discover in this conversation, he isn't the former Captain of the Australian Cricket Team, although many of Twitter still believe that he is! 

Steve spent many years as the Bandits/SEABL beat writer for Fairfax Media (based out of Albury-Wodonga), where he developed a unique skill for producing feature pieces and long form articles. 

We chat.

• Steve being mistaken on Twitter for the former Australian Cricket Captain "Steve Smith" who was recently embroiled in an international ball tampering scandal. 

• A recent Twitter blow-up around certain media outlets asking the question: "is Ben Simmons the greatest Australian basketball player ever?"

• A not-hot take on Malcolm Gladwell's take on tennis. 

• The state of sports journalism in 2018, and the size of a beat in a global sports league like the NBA. 

 Steve's incredible article on Erin Phillips for ESPN AUS 

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Ep. 03: "Comedian and Radio host Seamus Evans chats dropping the drink, plus making TV & Radio in Brisbane, Adelaide and Albury-Wodonga"


In this episode we talk with Hit Network breakfast host and actor 'Seamus Evans'. 

The chats:

  • Seamus takes us through a recent article about a major change in his lifestyle.

  • Toasted TV.

  • Totally Wild TV.

  • Getting a start in radio at NOVA Melbourne and Adelaide.

  • Radio and Broadcasting in Albury-Wodonga.

  • #LocationChats about Brisbane, Adelaide and Albury-Wodonga.

Get around Seamus online:

  • @seamusevans on Instagram | @mrseamusevans on Facebook

  • Tune-in/Stream/Podcast Riley-Rose and Seamus - hit104.9 fm https://apple.co/2seGvJ6

Email the show: gday@punchingsideways.com
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Ep. 02: "Sean Callanan from Sports Geek chats sports-tech, ticketing for travelers, and the school of hard knock knocks"


In this episode Josh chats with Sean Callanan from Sports Geek.

The guys chat about:

• Sports-tech in general and the crazy platform that is driving the NBA's snackable highlights. (0 - 19mins)

• Sean's best tips for getting tickets to international sporting events. (19 - 27mins)

• What exactly is up with NBA corporate boxes? (27 - 31mins)

• The School of Hard Knock Knocks. (31 - 35mins)

• A special technological solution that Sean is working on (35mins - end)


Links / etc.

https://sportswhereiam.com (use Sean's code SPORTSGEEK)


Sports Geek Podcast

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The Pilot: "Jin Tommo from The Buskers Guide chats London, shoes in Singapore and busking in the rain"


In this episode Josh L is joined by traveller, filmmaker and professional busker ‘Josh Thompson’ (aka Jin Tommo) for a chat about London (UK).

We chat about:

  • Cutting weight for South East Asia.
  • Entering Singapore with shoe-issues.
  • Carting music gear all over the globe.
  • How a box-like drum can double as a suitcase.
  • The constant battle to stay afloat in London, both figuratively and literally.
  • The differences and similarities between the London music scene and the scene in a large Australian city like Melbourne (note: they’re not all that different, they’re both super competitive).
  • Some #TravelChats for first-timers London (these are in no-way travel-hacks or any other kind of hack).

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