The Howie Games

The Howie Games

Australia

Welcome to The Howie Games! Where the biggest names in the world of sport go one-on-one with Mark Howard. From ultimate highs, to tear jerking lows, The Howie Games lifts the lid on the real stories behind the headlines.

Episodes

Episode 16: DAMIEN MARTYN  

#TheHowieGames | One the most elegant Australian batsmen of the modern era. In a team of giants, Marto liked to hide in the background - but that’s not easy when you play 67 tests, average over 46 and knock up 13 test centuries. In this episode he talks about playing in arguably the greatest cricket team of all time, why he avoided publicity, the pain of getting dropped after ONE errant shot and plenty more.

Episode 15: LAYNE BEACHLEY  

#TheHowieGames | No better guest to celebrate the first day of the Australian summer than 7-time world surfing champion Layne Benchley. Layne is fascinating, warm, engaging and determined. An elite athlete who at times struggled with self-doubt but had a phenomenal drive to win and win and win some more.

Episode 14: GREG NORMAN  

#TheHowieGames | I grew up idolising Greg Norman. How could you not. On the course he was flamboyant, aggressive, dominant, striking - the full package. These days the Shark may be an even better business man than he was golfer, which is saying something. In this episode we cover golf, life, winning, losing, business and so much more. I hope he inspires you as much as he does me.

Episode 13: JAKE EDWARDS  

#TheHowieGames | Jake Edwards is a young man from a famous footballing family who has been through the AFL system. Part way through his footy journey, Jake came to realise he was battling depression. In this episode, Jake guides us through his footy career, descent to “rock bottom” and remarkable recovery. You’ll come to realise by listening to Jake that there is light at the end of the tunnel. A message he is determined to spread. 

Episode 12: ANGE POSTECOGLOU  

#TheHowieGames | One hour absolutely flew when I recorded this chat with Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou. Ange is open and upfront as we track his rise to the top job in Australian soccer. He describes his love and passion for the beautiful game as an obsession - that cannot be disputed. Enjoy getting to know the real Ange.

Episode 11: MICHAEL CLARKE  

#TheHowieGames | Michael Clarke's autobiography may have caused a massive stir recently but - at the heart of it - the former Australian captain is just a bloke who loves cricket. During this chat Pup shares his thoughts on the media, the backlash from his book and his meteoric rise to the baggy green. 

Episode 10: JIM CASSIDY  

#TheHowieGames |  MELBOURNE CUP SPECIAL. No topic is off limits for Jim 'THE PUMPER' Cassidy. Whether he is talking about winning the Melbourne Cup, being banned from racing or literally rolling around in massive wads of cash. The Pumper is a funny, friendly and fiercely loyal bloke. His story is worth hearing for racing and non-racing fans alike.

Episode 9: MICK DOOHAN  

 #TheHowieGames | There is only one man to speak to in the lead up to the Australian MotoGP. Five-time world champion Mick Doohan. It's hard not to be in awe of the great man. A notoriously private man, I learnt a hell of a lot about Mick during this chat. Enjoy.

Episode 8: DEAN JONES  

#TheHowieGames | Dean Jones. One of the most charismatic and talented batsmen to the don the baggy green during the 80s and 90s. Deano doesn’t take a backwards step as he talks through the many highs and somewhat bizarre lows of his illustrious career. The man can tell a story!

Episode 7: LARRY & JACK PERKINS  

#TheHowieGames | BATHURST SPECIAL with Larry & Jack Perkins. Larry has won the great race 6 times and his son Jack is out to clinch his first Bathurst title. This episode deals with both their experiences on the Mountain, and explores Larry’s little known foray into Formula 1 - alongside Bernie Ecclestone!

Episode 6: JACK JONES  

#TheHowieGames | Jack played in 3 Premierships and 7 VFL Grand Finals for the Essendon Bombers - alongside champions like Dick Reynolds & John Coleman. However, before he pulled on the black and red, Jack went to war with 24th Infantry Battalion in New Guinea and Bougainville. His memory of these times is simply remarkable. It's a story you may not have heard but you should certainly take the time to learn.

Episode 5: DENNIS COMETTI  

#TheHowieGames | Dennis Cometti. The doyen of Australian sports commentary. A man with the rare ability to match the perfect sporting moment with the perfect sporting comment. As he prepares to call his last game of AFL, Dennis provides us with some incredible insight into the man behind the mic.

Episode 4: DARREN SAMMY  

#TheHowieGames | A champion in every sense of the word - Darren Sammy. It was an honour to sit down with Darren on the beautiful island nation of Saint Kitts. The great man details his incredible journey from an underprivileged upbringing in Saint Lucia, to the biggest cricketing stages in the world.

Episode 3: BRENDAN FEVOLA  

#TheHowieGames | Brendan Fevola. One of the most talented and charismatic players to ever take to the footy field. Loyal, friendly, funny, generous and - as you’ll hear in this chat - extremely honest. Fev opens up about his struggle with gambling, the time spent in a mental health facility and much more. 

Episode 2: DANNY GREEN  

#TheHowieGames | World champion, Olympian, fitness campaigner, father, husband and genuinely good bloke. Danny ‘The Green Machine’ Green takes us back through watershed moments from his incredible career and provides exclusive details on his much anticipated rematch with Anthony Mundine.

Episode 1: ADAM GILCHRIST  

#TheHowieGames | Adam Gilchrist is one of the few cricketers who changed the way the game is played. In Episode 1 of the Howie Games, Gilly takes you through the high & lows of his incredible career - including a remarkable look into the men he had the honour of sharing the baggy green with. 

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