Are You Not Entertained?

Are You Not Entertained?
Honest, amusing but above all, authentic, Roger, Grant and Giles invite guests from all corners of the sport, music and entertainment worlds to join them and discuss how sport is changing, and what that means for the people who matter the most; the fans

ANYE 233 - Eddie Pepperell
Mar 26 • 78 min
This week the boys welcome back golfer, bon vivant and all-round good guy Eddie Pepperell to the podcast. The conversation covers the proposed “Premier League”, Patrick Reed’s archaeological digs, how golfers entertain themselves under quarantine, and…
232 - THE CAPTAINS TABLE - Sir Chris Hoy
Mar 23 • 36 min
This week on The Captain’s Table, Giles “The Captain” Morgan welcomes former track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy on board The Rive Gauche. 6 times Olympic gold medalist and 11 times world champion - Chris is undoubtably one of Great Britain’s most successful ever…
231 - Goal/Own Goal
Mar 16 • 56 min
Analysing the coronavirus disaster for sport. Where to now? Which dominoes fall? How does sport come out the other end? The lads wind the tape forward. Goals and Own Goals around Agnelli elitism, losing to Atletico, Rory’s principles, Charles Barkley…
230 - Fausto Zanetton
Mar 12 • 76 min
A more serious and in depth discussion this week from the lads to discuss the impacts of coronoavirus on sport and economics. Football financier Fausto Zanetton explains how big finance is changing sport in every way, and how that actually works at the…
229 - THE CAPTAINS TABLE - Jonathan Davies
Mar 9 • 34 min
This week on The Captain’s Table, Giles “The Captain” Morgan welcomes former Welsh Rugby Union and Great Britain Rugby League superstar Jonathan Davies on board The Rive Gauche. A light-hearted 35 minute chat around the galley table where Jonathan shares…
228 - Goal/Own Goal
Mar 5 • 42 min
The boys talks about coronavirus and sport, and where the dominoes will fall. The unfairness of gender fluid sports, and drugs cheaters revisited. Adam Levine and Sharapova. Magnificent sports rage cursing from Jim McLean to F1. The usurping of the BDO…
227 - Duncan Castles
Feb 27 • 91 min
The lads welcome football insider Duncan Castles to discuss the seedy underbelly of football. Wee Jim and bribery in Rome, pushing the drugs envelope in Brescia, Ollie’s awfully cosy agent, and “gaming” FFP on a grand scale. Does UEFA have an “out shot”?…
226 - THE CAPTAINS TABLE - Rory McIlroy
Feb 24 • 35 min
This week, the World Number One golfer Rory McIlroy is welcomed onboard The pirate ship The Rive Gauche by “Captain” Giles Morgan and his ill-tempered parrot Leanne. What follows is a light-hearted 35 minute chat around the galley table and where Rory…
225 - Goal/Own Goal
Feb 20 • 55 min
The boys (nervously) laugh at the absurdity of politics and sport including: the best Presidential insults; floating mulligans; forgetting your nation’s anthem; diddy internationals; the rate card for holding Avuero‘s hand; and the future of pensioner’s…
224 - Caroline Rowland
Feb 13 • 59 min
With Grant (009) in absentia saving the world, Roger and Giles “The Captain” play host to the wonderfully elegant and smart Caroline Rowland. From bidding for big sports events to content that now works a new decade, THIS is a fantastic fresh perspective…
223 - THE CAPTAINS TABLE - Brian O’Driscoll
Feb 10 • 37 min
Giles “The Captain” Morgan invites Irish Rugby Union legend, Brian O’Driscoll, to sit down to the captain’s table. Brian tells us the unique nature of being a fan of Gaelic football in Ireland, why stadium burgers are best avoided at live events, where…
222 - Goal/Own Goal
Feb 6 • 54 min
Our own Saint and Grievesy go well off the beaten track this week discussing twerking and satanism in sport. In theory a discussion on the superbowl, Barstool, Kobe, Rick Rubin and WWE, new golf leagues, the FA Cup, the Maldini dynasty and learning ethics…
221 - Nathan Homer
Jan 30 • 64 min
The lads chat with Nathan Homer from NowTV (SKY) and debate very very honestly which sports aren’t going to make it as the economics of sports changes. Astonishing! What sports need to do to survive, with Nathan explaining what was done “inside the ropes”…
220 - THE CAPTAINS TABLE - Mark Pougatch
Jan 27 • 35 min
This week, Giles “The Captain” Morgan welcomes British sports Tv & Radio broadcaster Mark Pougatch to The Captain’s Table. A light-hearted 35 minute chat around the galley table where Mark shares his passion for football, cricket, England, rum and Sussex…
219 - Goal/Own Goal
Jan 23 • 56 min
The boys have a bitter sweet discussion around cheating, the purity of sport, and the lack of perspective in the woke society. From the beauty of the manchild Totti, to the macho belligerence of Koepka. It’s the art v science, good v evil, episode.
218 - THE CAPTAINS TABLE - Jason Robinson
Jan 20 • 45 min
A new series brought to you by the team at Are You Not Entertained sees Giles “The Captain” Morgan at The Captain’s Table where he welcomes aboard England Rugby World Cup winning legend Jason Robinson. A light-hearted 45 minute chat around the galley…
217 - James Elliott
Jan 16 • 54 min
The lads welcome James Elliott on the “how f*cked is sport” episode. No punches pulled in discussing who wont make it as business models change and who will! The FA, betting not welcome, Amazon CPMs and data, subs arbitrage. The eternal appeal of watching…
216 - Goal/Own Goal
Jan 9 • 57 min
Grant and Roger, in their own inimitable way, choose their sporting Goals and Own Goals for 2019 and peer into the future to see what the New Year has in store for us.
215 - Joe Markowski
Jan 1 • 71 min
The lads have a Christmas chat with one of sport’s true disruptors from the new generation: Joe Markowski of Dazn. Discussing the lessons of working cross culture in sport in Japan, Europe and the States. The importance of making the most of your “break”…
214 - Ian Ritchie
Dec 20, 2019 • 73 min
The boys host the legendary multi sports administrator Ian Ritchie. Forthright discussion on the Damned United, West Ham, Wimbledon, Rugby. Focussing on salary caps, media/fan balance private equity, introducing tech whilst protecting tradition. And…
213 - Goal/Own Goal
Dec 11, 2019 • 58 min
One of our most authentic chats. Roger and Grant discuss Mexican boxers, Dazn, the return of the Old Firm, Patrick Reid and bunkers, asking football to play politics and solve racism, and the simple pleasures of Craven Cottage with your dad.
212 - John Hopkins
Dec 4, 2019 • 94 min
The lads are joined by the legendary golf author John Hopkins, to discuss golfing heroes, the beauty and the codes of great sports writing, and a million anecdotes from inside the ropes. Wonderful listening from a true craftsman. In the margins: a very…
211 - Simon Hallett
Nov 27, 2019 • 85 min
Simon Hallett, the new owner of a Plymouth Argyle talks about running a community club on 2019, attracting new audiences, player strategies, and “no dickheads”; league politics, and media strategies. Is football like running an investment firm? Obviously…
210 - Andy Sutherden
Nov 20, 2019 • 77 min
The lads are joined by senior sports insider Andy “the nugget” Sutherden from industry giant CAA. Very spikey discussions around Gomez/Sterling; “media bollocks”; PE investment in sport; new faces in tennis; Man City and FFP; Taylor Swift getting…
209 - Goal/Own Goal
Nov 13, 2019 • 61 min
Statler and Waldorf come back for their Goal Own Goal “ok boomer” rants. This week its fake boxing, the end of influencers, glorious Lionesses, and a full health check around the glorious game of Association Football. From the Kop, to Inter; from…
208 - Jeehae Lee & Craig Connolly (the wee man)
Nov 7, 2019 • 72 min
The lads are joined by the world famous caddy Craig Connolly (the wee man) and ex LPGA pro and golf visionary Jeehae Lee from TopGolf. A roundtable discussion on the future of Golf. Can it attract new audiences; where are the characters; will we ever see…
207 - Gavin Hastings
Oct 31, 2019 • 70 min
The team are joined by rugby legend Gavin Hastings on the eve of a world cup final for an eye-opening discussion. We discuss the Haka; TMO; tiny margins and accepting those defeats; rugby parents; has Union become League?; winning in Paris 95 and rugby…
206 - Phil Liggett
Oct 23, 2019 • 66 min
The lads are schooled by Phil Liggett, the Oracle of Cycling, who talks about Mercx, Bartoli, Coppi and now all the fresh exciting young riders. Astonishingly frank statements around Mr Armstrong and loyalty. Phil tells us his view as to where cycling…
205 - Goal/Own Goal - 13 October 2019
Oct 17, 2019 • 78 min
Grant and Roger discuss realpolitik in sports. Having “shameless liars” as fit and proper owners; who really cares about international football; closing an eye to drugs and shoes in athletics; Wagatha Christie; gangsters running Italian football; the…
204 - Chris Sweeney - 04 October 2019
Oct 9, 2019 • 79 min
Chris Sweeney joins Giles, Grant and Roger to discuss his book on Thomas Gravesen, the last of the football mavericks. From porn stars to poker and knocking out Ronaldo’s teeth. What is today’s role of the sporting maverick. Will we ever see the likes of…
203 - Goal/Own Goal - 02 October 2019
Oct 2, 2019 • 53 min
Roger and Grant discuss the impossible job of running a league, as sport polarises and money talks; the impact of fan-run leagues; managers and their “shelf-life”; Roy Keane’s punditry; what could possibly be wrong with the Rugby World Cup and the…
202 - Mark Oliver - 24 September 2019
Sep 25, 2019 • 87 min
Giles Morgan joins the home team for an astonishing conversation with Mark Oliver, one of the most prescient minds in sport. We get to see the future on new formats, new business models, new leagues. From Football to Cricket, Rugby to Golf and everything…
201 - Season Kickoff - 15 September 2019
Sep 18, 2019 • 75 min
Grant and Roger come back for Season 2 and review an amazing summer of sport, both on and off the field. Cricket, Tennis, Golf, Politics, and of course Fulham and Football. Biting honesty as always.
026 - Goal/Own Goal - 02 June 2019
Jun 4, 2019 • 48 min
Grant and Roger do their season finale Goal Own Goal, and reflect on their passion project experience as authentically as possible. Arrivederci hopefully.
025 - Matteo Campodonico - 28 May 2019
May 29, 2019 • 70 min
The boys host the founder of Wyscout, Matteo Campodonico, who explains how he developed his vision for moneyball for European football. From his love of Genoa FC, detesting Sampdoria, to being shown Sacchi videos as a player, and realizing the immense…
024 - Zarah Al-Kudcy - 17 May 2019
May 19, 2019 • 60 min
Grant and Roger are joined by F1’s Zarah Al-Kudcy to discuss balance and progress in sport. From Highbury to Hockenheim, via cricket and rugby, this amazing young sports executive was a delight, and an education. Take away? Sports at the top level needs…
023 - Goal/Own Goal - 10 May 2019
May 10, 2019 • 52 min
Grant and Roger give us their own personal views on an amazing week for football both on and off the pitch. From their own inimitable perspective. No punches pulled. No sacred cows.
022 - Chris Cairns - 29 April 2019
May 5, 2019 • 97 min
Grant and Roger welcome world class, and very erudite, cricketer Chris Cairns for a very honest conversation. Discussing being the son of a great sportsman; the future of New Zealand sport; Allblacks and CVC; what takes a sportsperson to elite level;…
021 - Eddie Pepperell - 25 April 2019
Apr 28, 2019 • 76 min
A unique insight into the mindset and DNA of a top top golfer and very impressive young man. On and off the course, he is astonishingly deep, and yet not too serious. Just perfect. All you we can say is we’ve got our golfer for the next generation.
020 - Matt Rogan - 16 April 2019
Apr 21, 2019 • 84 min
Matt Rogan, son of sporting parents; a reluctant wing back wanting to be Nevin; standing in the Shed; loving the lonely mental battle of tennis and golf; the attraction of the David Speedies in life; leadership culture in sport, Adrian Moorhouse, and…
019 - Goal/Own Goal - 8 April 2019
Apr 14, 2019 • 41 min
From Malibu to Augusta National our hosts discuss NCAA and true sportsmanship, German bottle crashing at Dortmund, Neeta’s story changing young girls’ lives; Augusta showcasing women’s golf in all its splendor; “stop the greed” for ticket prices; Fulham…
018 - Federico Smanio - 1 April 2019
Apr 7, 2019 • 81 min
Grant and Roger delve into the world of Italian football with Federico Smanio. Ex pro, ex league director, currently running the wonderful Wylab sports incubator. His insight into the sport from all perspectives is totally authentic.
017 - Goal/Own Goal - 25 March 2019
Mar 31, 2019 • 34 min
Grant enjoys commenting on the international week, dwelling on diverging fortunes for the home nations; the ongoing purgatory of Scotland, and the fearless youth of England. The return of Vialli to his beloved Sampdoria? Playing Serie A in china….thin end…
016 - Richard Gillis - 18 March 2019
Mar 24, 2019 • 67 min
Roger and Grant host a very special guest in Richard Gillis. Journalist, author (The Captain Myth) and all round thought leader in sport. Astonishing insight on PE investors, leadership, sport polarisation, sporting myths, and authentic punditry (like…
015 - Goal/Own Goal - 15 March 2019
Mar 17, 2019 • 42 min
Grant and Roger discuss charming the ladies at baseball, English clubs doing the business in Europe, fan invasions and paying the price, bribing sports directors to get into Uni, and the magnificent chaos of Italian football.
014 - Dave Cormack - 8 March 2019
Mar 10, 2019 • 74 min
The lads welcome @CormackDavie. Based in the US and a massively successful tech founder, he still gives his time and money to his hometown team of @AberdeenFC. We talk Harper, Clark and the arrival of Fergie. Winning attitudes. The upside of 1 team…
013 - Mark Yusko - 23 February 2019
Mar 3, 2019 • 90 min
Grant and Roger discuss the musical chairs around their own clubs, the modern generation of players and how to coach them, college sports; all in the context of the wisdom of Mark Yusko and the values he has promoted at Notre Dame. A world class…
012 - Goal/Own Goal - 18 February 2019
Feb 24, 2019 • 42 min
Grant is back in the saddle with Roger discussing the closing chapter in the career of Lindsey Vonn; memories of the magnificent Roberto Baggio, and becoming a champion through real sacrifice; not tipping your caddie enough and getting slammed; arguing…
011 - James Davies Yandle - Guest Host Mike Meehall Wood - 27 January 2019
Feb 17, 2019 • 127 min
Roger is joined by guest host Mike Meehall Wood, whilst Grant takes a well earned rest. Special guest interview with James Davies Yandle. Today’s podcast talks extensively about: sledging and homophobia, Scottish football culture and the ongoing pull of…
010 - THE MEETING Part 3 - 14 January 2019
Feb 10, 2019 • 93 min
Grant and Roger conclude the last part of the Meeting, discussing where to now for sport. Will the increasing influence of big finance undermine the authenticity our fathers gave us, and will female sport keep us real?
010 - THE MEETING Part 2 - 14 January 2019
Feb 3, 2019 • 85 min
Part 2 of the meeting with the guys discussing GOATs and generational conflicts. The future of sport journalism, great storytelling and content that works.
010 - THE MEETING Part 1 - 14 January 2019
Jan 27, 2019 • 64 min
Grant and Roger introduce the first session of the Meeting, an in-person discussion on the future of sport, and it’s related businesses, with top industry figures. In Part 1, extraordinary insight into the future of sponsorship and broadcasting, all from…
- Marcelo Bielsa tribute
Jan 16, 2019 • 11 min
Roger revisits the 4th December 2018 podcast discussion on the authenticity of The Argentinian, Marcelo Bielsa, which seems very relevant after today’s extraordinary press conference. Will British coaching ever be the same?
009 - Colin O’Donnell - 7 January 2019
Jan 9, 2019 • 92 min
Grant and Roger return for 2019, sampling the crazily in-depth knowledge of die hard Gooner Colin O’Donnell. Asking if Wenger was really a bluff in debt to Graham. Charlie, Chipper and Fever Pitch, Arsenal TV and new stadia. Is Gerrard more of a winner…
008 - The Christmas Episode - 21 December 2018
Dec 23, 2018 • 46 min
Grant and Roger forensically dissect the Sunderland documentary and the inside persona of Martin Bain; calling “bullshit” on the media and their last chance saloon; models for top journos becoming their own brand; Charles Barkley and authentic dads;…
007 - Giles Morgan Part 2 - 04 December 2018
Dec 16, 2018 • 63 min
Grant and Roger are totally absorbed by the storytelling talent of Giles Morgan as he recounts the culture and glory of Welsh rugby, great commentators, taking on Beefy as a schoolboy, Björn Borg setting tennis alight, and different formats in golf. Oh…
007 - Giles Morgan Part 1 - 04 December 2018
Dec 9, 2018 • 40 min
Grant and Roger heap praise on Steve Clarke and Killie, enjoy the rehabilitation of Tyson Fury and boxing, rats at the Palace surely not?, the Pogba virus is only a symptom of the cancer, and “loser sexism” in football. Whilst introducing the life and…
006 - Steve Martin PART 2- 19 Nov 2018
Dec 2, 2018 • 72 min
Grant and Roger discuss with Steve his love of rugby and golf, from the importance of being a young flyhalf in Ulster during the Troubles, thru what works and doesn’t work today, to building esprit de corps at the Ryder Cup. Dangers for rights holders…
006 - Steve Martin PART 1- 19 Nov 2018
Nov 25, 2018 • 31 min
Grant and Roger discuss the dignity of boxing and a new golden age with Dazn; Lowrys and the PFA, why Scudamore is worth every penny, and paying to go to the stadium to NOT see the game. We sample, pregame, the wisdom of guest Steve Martin MC Saatchi
005 - Murray Barnett PART 2 - 03 Nov 2018
Nov 19, 2018 • 65 min
Roger and Grant are joined, this week, by Murray Barnett. In what promises to be a truly captivating interview, discussions range from what makes a great sports pundit, to Football and World Rugby, to the post Ecclestone era of Formula 1 motorsports and…
005 - Murray Barnett PART 1- 10 Nov 2018
Nov 11, 2018 • 43 min
Grant and Roger discuss the Fulham death spiral and how to trade it, magnificent violence in the Argentinian superclassico, the footballLeaks X-ray into decaying values, fake caps for Rooney; ending with the glory of the work ethic authenticity of Marcelo…
004 - Stuart Cosgrove - 14 Oct 2018
Nov 4, 2018 • 100 min
Amazing discussion with media legend and ultra fan Stuart Cosgrove on fan culture and want they now want from modern media, and how to service it. An honest critique of modern (Scottish) tv rights negotiations; the need to grasp the massive opportunities…
003 - Ray Ranson PART 2 - 07 Oct 2018
Oct 25, 2018 • 104 min
Ray Ranson talks to Roger and Grant about the evolution of U.K. football over 40 years. From Malcolm Alisson to Mourinho. Ray tells us stories from the perspective of player, chairman and financier including buying Coventry, the Rangers asset play, hedge…
003 - Ray Ranson PART 1- 07 Oct 2018
Oct 17, 2018 • 35 min
Roger and Grant discuss some of this week’s sporting news that you may not have been on your radar and what it all means for the sporting community. Sports Streaming, Gary Neville, Messi, Halesowen Town, and the BBC all feature and as is often the case,…
002 - Jim Kerr - 28 Sept 2018
Oct 10, 2018 • 90 min
Jim Kerr of the infamous band “Simple Minds” takes time out from his world tour to join Roger and Grant in a discussion around football culture and connection, from boyhood to fatherhood. The modern generations and content. The role of authentic in music…
001 - Pat Nevin - 20 Sept 2018
Oct 8, 2018 • 106 min
Pat Nevin, post punk world class footballer for Chelsea, Everton et al, club ceo, player unionist, pundit and thought leader, joins Roger and Grant in a discussion around modern fan culture compared to the Shed, today’s sport media, how Chelsea has…