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#3 Brendon Gale on bringing it home

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In July 2020, Victoria’s AFL teams left the state amidst tightening restrictions and a spike in Covid-19 cases. The teams expected to spend 32 days in the Queensland hub, isolating and only interacting with other players, before returning home.

Three months later, CEO of Richmond Football Club Brendon Gale talks to us about life in the hubs, breaches, and how the football community has pulled through in a time of crisis. 


Portrait of Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians' lives in the fog of the Covid-19 pandemic. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

Sally is a regular host and commentator on ABC radio and has a PhD in anthropology. She did her fieldwork in Mumbai, India, living by the seashore with the local fishing community.

The Leap Year

The Leap Year is a podcast about the stretching, shrinking days of 2020, and the impact COVID-19 has had on Australians’ lives, presented by Sally Warhaft.