Hump Day with Swanny & Friends

Hump Day with Swanny & Friends

After a debacle of a first season, Dane Swan is back to talk footy and irrelevant life issues. Mainly the latter. Host "Racetrack" Ralphy Horowitz is joined by Samantha Riches as Dane’s two regular friends talking irregular gibberish. Support this show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


November 29, 2023 26 mins

Here is a little bit on not much for your drive to work, or home from...or whenever you indulge in shit talk with Swanny and Friends.

Dane flew Jetstar so you can imagine he let us know what he wasn't impressed with and we raided the listener questions list which Ralphy pulled up on abruptly. He's also hardly on the mic, Its very us.

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Today's guest is independent journalist, Gideon Haigh, who through his love of Cricket, writes a lot about it!

From books to columns, from Sport to True Crime, Gideon has written words about it all and his career has spanned over 40 odd years (with many a "Swanny and Friends" style story to share)

He shares insights into how Kerry Packer literally changed the landscape of International cricket through to tall tales of the late, gre...

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November 21, 2023 54 mins

Today's guest was none other than celebrity food critic Dane Swan!

Unbelievably Dane has finally landed his own TV show, he tells us all about it at the top of the episode.

The famous number 58 has been filled in this years draft and we discusses the success record which would you believe is better than number 1!

The health benefits of seamen retention was thrown in there of course amongst some fab listener questions, get that in ya ...

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November 15, 2023 30 mins

Meeting Steve Marshall, more affectionately known as Sergio Paradise for the first time, Samantha was unsure how this respectable man from the Media of over 30 years would fit in. She should have just looked at the contents of his page to know he was the perfect fit. More talk about Dicks than we have ever talked!

Being a great of the industry for so long Sergio also shared some of his funnies about some of his colleagues over the ...

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November 15, 2023 47 mins

Towards the end I think Samantha forgot where she was saying something along the line of "this is the most random shit talking we've ever done" is a strength of ours Samantha, welcome to the show.

We gave Ralphy a crash course in Situationships, Dane gave us a very relatable list of best ways to travel to and from the Races and we spent a fair bit of time unpacking Bakery etiquette and whether Dane was hard done by or he needs ...

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October 31, 2023 47 mins

Whell, we would ask if you missed us, but we all know the answer to that!

Dane gave us an honest answer to start the show of so we are officially back in our place.

Straight back into it we catch up on all the top media stories like Culture enhancing Cocaine and why it's best not to read.

Dane questions the whereabouts of Shaun Smith & if this whole thing was just a game play to get Pre season off.

If true, he is, impressed.

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October 2, 2023 22 mins

After the weekend that was, we thought we should organise a welfare check on our dear Dane.

We knew it was in his best interests to not miss his flight so we scheduled a pod right before it in the hope he wouldn't miss this one.

The odds weren't in his favour but much like his beloved pies, never count them out.

We unpacked Dane's thoughts on the Granny before he heads to the States to pick up on normal life after 6 weeks of bachel...

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September 27, 2023 58 mins

He wanted to return to the media and well, I'm not sure we were the professionals he was hoping to surround himself with again.

A cancel culture soul mate, one of the most trolled and hated people in media in 2022 and bloody good Journo, Tom Morris came to kick it in the weeds with us this morning. In what was a fun and candid chat we did everything we could to get his to reveal his sources and give us some breaking news but he stoo...

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September 27, 2023 21 mins

We thought we owed it to the listeners to explain how Dane cancelled on his own podcast plans and left you the people with out a show to listen to.

In what would have likely been our best pod, ever. Surely. It will now never be made.

Samantha was reminded, just who's podcast she is on and to wait her turn when Dane is talking, We unpack the Brownlow and Preview the Granny along with some quality Listener questions...Here is this we...

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September 13, 2023 48 mins

Today's guest has had an illustrious career in Footy over the last 50 years, post his own, there aren't many clubs or player that he hasn't played apart in their career. The Great Neil Balme joined us for a candid chat and along with Swanny discussed the moment that changed Swanny's career and life for the better. "We've come along way in footy in the way we react to naughty boys"

We played Balmey Bingo and he shared some unpopular ...

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With only 2 games this week we thankfully had some time to get to a back log of listener questions! You guys always provide the goods.

Our very own dual premiership winner, Dane gave us a run down of his weekend and how he has reached the point where for the sake of his health he is hopeful his family will return soon.

He leaves us with the question - will the AFL head down the path of Super rules?

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September 6, 2023 43 mins

With week 1 of the finals serving up Dees Vs Pies we thought we'd get a guest in who has worn both jumpers.

Lynden Dunn gave up his Wednesday morning to share with us his take on that infamous Steele and the Uber sitch!

He also talked us though what it was like to go from training at facilities that had the big 3 (Rats Possums and asbestos), when being shit was just another Saturday night to walking into a team that had Mick, Bucks &...

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Footy's back! And finals are upon us. What a fabulous weekend of footy in Melbourne and we kick off with a cracker of a match up.

Before we got in to the break down of each game we talked some shit, because thats what we do and of course we got the inside word from the Mad Monday specialist.

With a reduced amount of Footy games, Ralphy gives you a Top 10 Horses to watch over the Spring carnival.


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Never has Samantha been more nervous about a guest coming on and not to be mistaken for excitement, lets be clear. But Ralph assured her that Daniel Hoyne from Champion Data knew what he was getting himself in for.

Hoyne got Dane onside early with some impressive stats from his time in the Magpie Guernsey and further fluffed him up when talking about him as the pioneer of rotations but soon got into a thick All Australian debate.


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August 29, 2023 47 mins

News flash (to samantha only really) Pre Finals bye round is upon us so no Maths Science this week, instead we covered such as should Samantha jump on and the fact that a Carlton loss on the weekend coincidentally means that the Power Rankings will be back this week.

Dane delved into some very clever theories around the amount of players on a field/ground/court having a direct correlation to the amount the #1 draft pi...

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August 23, 2023 54 mins

Brett Deledio of the Richmond & GWS Footy clubs talked us through his journey from Country footy to Number 1 draft pick with 240 odd games on the big stage along the way and how sliding doors moments cost him the elusive premiership, twice. He candidly spoke of his struggles around this moment and how playing his 250th, in his first Pre lim, against his old mob lead to some big feelings and even bigger sledges!

He spoke of Dimma...

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August 23, 2023 29 mins

It's the final round of the Home and Away season for the AFL, Round 24 and before we get into the nitty gritty, we thought we'd talk some shit.

You lucky listeners get to listen to us banter about the week that was both in the world of AFL and in the temporary land of Dane's bachelorhood all before we talk numbers!

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Podcast : @swannyandfriends

Dane: @danes84

Samantha @samanthariches


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August 16, 2023 46 mins

This week's listener questions really showcased Dane's inner thoughts!

He has made a decision that he will attend Mad Monday with "his" club The Pines but whether or not he attends the Footy Trip will be up to The Boss...who is away at the moment so as you can imagine, he's not coping...

Of course with the greats of the game dropping like flies into pending retirement, Dane gave his two cents!

Hear how he's going as a renewed temporar...

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August 15, 2023 23 mins

Back in the same room again for some insight on Round 23.

Dane assures us there is nothing to worry about with the Pies and there are a few point to prove games to be played.

Ralphy's racing on our stories on Saturdays, Dane's on Dabble but if you're dabbling, dabble responsibly.

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Podcast : @swannyandfriends

Dane: @danes84

Samantha @samanthariches



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August 2, 2023 46 mins

Today's guest knows all to well the risks of Podcasting with Famous Footballers yet here he is, It's Kate Sheahan's Dad, the Brilliant Mike Sheahan.

We got him in to chat the Dunstall V Lockett V Buddy conversation that has started to bubble and almost got cancelled about 20 mins in!

Mike mentioned that he first gained confidence in his opinion and voice back when he was only 17 and gave us his thoughts today on "New age" coaching, ...

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