The Rabbit Hole
The Rabbit Hole
About The Rabbit Hole
Join Garry Lyon and Tim Watson as they catch up each week, head down the Rabbit Hole and explore their passions away from football and sport, with irreverent takes pop culture, current trends and hobbies.
1 minute – Morning routine for Breakfast radio Tim spoke about his 4:48am alarm How to wake yourself up properly – even during the day – wash your face with cold water How many coffees per day is too many? 10 minutes – Is Luke Beveridge’s teeth fair game? Gaz says he has been involved with that sort of thing previously, so he doesn’t want to preach – but it was uncomfortable to watch Beveridge wasn’t brought along with the gag 14 minutes – Ch 9 vs Ch 7 news Tim doesn’t like being in the story, doesn’t like the tacky clickbait TJ’s clip for Ch 7 – Tim doesn’t want to add fuel to the fire Discussion on how competitive the news world is 17 minutes – Garry’s round 1 Busy working each day Fox Footy broadcast from studio on Friday night, because on Friday they were in a spot which is usually for wheelchair access 21 minutes – On The Couch How do you sort through agenda? 23 minutes – SOS not going into Carlton’s rooms Garry and Tim didn’t have an issue with it Had a wider chat about connection to a football club, even if there’s a falling out Garry told a story about an incident he had with Joseph Gutnik after 1999 25 minutes – Politics Luke Darcy friendship with Peter Dutton Chat about politics – Tim says he was indirectly approached years ago Tim was the Chairman of Community Crime and Safety prevention board Tim story re: tour of Pentridge, in a cell with Julian Knight 37 minutes – The Footy Show story from Garry Mark ‘Chopper’ Read on the Footy Show when Garry was on the panel (Eddie hosting) Chopper wanted to write a kids book with Garry! 39 minutes – Acting – Garry and Tim’s experiences in plays House of Bulger – when the Rock appeared alongside Garry 48 minutes – Quick Fire Rabbit Holes – for TJM Scams – Tim has an ‘activation word’ in his family if they are in need Fisherman at a busy beach – Garry saw it on holidays at Jervis Bay. A guy fishing in the middle of everyone Why are Finnish people the happiest in the world? 53 minutes – Farming, for Kubota Look after your equipment
THE RABBIT HOLE – for Tyrepower 1 minute – intro and welcome Previewed some of the potential topics today Head down the Rabbit Hole, for TJM 4 minutes – Garry’s raspy voice Extra voiceover work for new AFL video game Garry did it a couple of years ago, but the change this year is they needed to put non-binary commentary in as well Gus Gould did it for the NRL, but didn’t get through it all – went to his car and didn’t come back! 9 minutes – Excitement for round 1 Tim’s first memory of loving the game – watching 1966 Grand Final in his great auntie’s living room Gaz used to follow his dad everywhere, as he was coach of the local footy team Gaz told a story how his dad introduced him to John Kennedy Gaz used to be the mascot for his old man’s team – used to go to the coin toss with him each week – at Mortlake, Portland and Kyabram Tim re: listening to the footy on the radio as a kid Reflecting on country footy – growing up and watching it each Saturday afternoon 23 minutes – Tim on his debut – round 6, 1977 Tim explained how he was drafted – got the letter from the Bombers at 15 years of age, slept with it and read it everyday Says he shouldn’t have been played at the age of 15 35 minutes – Gaz on how he was recruited to Melbourne On his debut – on Easter weekend. Everything shut on Good Friday and he was in agony with a sore back, couldn’t get it sorted from club doctors 38 minutes – Re-capped Garry’s Saddam Hussain story Played 4 grabs from Garry’s stint on the Today Show and dissected each of them 44 minutes – Farming, for Kubota Chainsaw stories Dangerous to chainsaw on your own 48 minutes – 5 Rabbit Holes – quick fire topics Oscars fashion Breastfeeding in the courtroom Submarines Gary Lineker Ricky Ponting’s $20m house purchase
1 MIN Post footy career moves Garry’s studying history in finance Sales Rep dreams, lawnmowing realities 4 MIN Offers – if Garry ever auditioned or interviewed for a role during/post footy Garry was approached by 2 people for some modelling shots, he had to pay $350 to get it done Tim auditioned for a few things – an international ad. Thought he had the gig sewn up, showed up to the shoot and there was a line out the door. Had to pose with his arm out of the truck door in a blue tradie singlet Also auditioned for Man Oh Man host 9 MIN The story of how Garry was filling in hosting the Today Show in 2003 just before Christmas, and the day just happened to be the one that Saddam Hussein was captured Was hosting the Sunday Footy Show, doing some Any Given Sunday and appearing on The Footy Show Was approached by David Gingell, said to Garry come up to Sydney and do the Today Show. Quiet period heading into Christmas, have some fun. Garry initially said no, but was turned around Channel 9 flew him up Business, nice hotel on the rocks Was watching a movie in bed when the news ticker came up, BREAKING NEWS, SADDAM HUSSEIN CAPTURED, TUNE IN TO THE TODAY SHOW TOMORROW FOR THE LATEST The biggest story of the century has broken, he thought Sam Newman had called the hotel and pranked him Garry’s phone call to the producer the night before, tried to get out of the gig 16 MIN Thought they would pivot him to a sports host gig, he walks in at 3AM and it’s a madhouse. Sits down to makeup, a research girl drops a ream of A4 paper on his desk, says ‘that’s your auto-cue and ins and outs’ “I’ve never read an auto-cue in my life!” John Howard , current Prime Minister was in the building “We now cross to Garry Lyon, who is with Australia’s head of counter terrorism" Never felt more nervous or out of place in his entire life 20 MIN A couple of quotes from articles criticising Garry’s performance 25 MIN Is there a job in the media that you want to do? The pinnacle, the dream gig? Garry interviewing Deontay Wilder at the Super Bowl 29 MIN Are you happy? Tim listened to a podcast on happiness, the boys chat about it existentially. Tim spoke about getting happiness from making pizza dough and making the pizza 33 MIN What makes you happy? Garry is happy when he’s on his farm Tim is happy driving across his property on the Gator, with Brando bounding along behind him Is Brando a good looking dog? Garry says his eyes scare him We might talk dogs next week on the Rabbit Hole 38 MIN Quick whip around a few topics MCG surface chat Ja Morant Dolphins NRL and Munster finger break 41 MIN Farming chat for Kubota 43 min Tim’s obsession with SBS movies Tim says it’s because he got subtitles, and he was partially deaf so he could understand what is going on Finds the stories a bit better Garry thinks its for ulterior motives Tim makes a cup of tea when it gets to that part, he is not interested in it Favourite movie talk – Tim is Shawshank, Garry is Bravehart
1 minute – Headlines last week! The Footy Show story Garry has a bone to pick with Tim about buying coffees 3 minutes – Tim spoke about his weekend looking after grandkids 5 minutes – Garry on the trip to Cathedral “There is no one that makes me laugh more than him” – Garry re: Sam Newman Sam turned up with golf clubs under his arm for the chopper, no golf bag. All to save space on the chopper with weight 9 – minutes Tim’s commentary of a game Garry played in back in 1992 15 minutes – Old Media Stories Recapped Garry’s Footy Show story last week And Tim told a story about when he was offered the role to host Getaway… And how he landed the role with channel 7 With 6 rounds to go in 2000, he told the Saints he was done with coaching… Told Grant Thomas… Left the Saints without a job to go to and Ch 7 called him to have his old job back He was told by Ch 7 that his footy credibility was shot, so he couldn’t work on their footy coverage – instead he read the sport on the weekends (but they paid him more) 22 minutes – George Samios in studio How Tim and George came to know each other How George started on SEN Breakfast, how it all came about Discussed different regions in Australia A good hitting zone for decent wine is $20-40… But you can get the odd good one for $10 Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Grenache is just $8 but George rates it… The Grenache is far better quality than what is usually in a cheap bottle “Food, people and wine” is what keeps George happy There are some good cask wines – and better for sustainability Cellars – a lot of people do it for the wrong reasons (to show off) and they fill it with average wines just to make it look big 46 minutes – Kubota Farming segment
The Rabbit Hole – for Tyrepower 1 minute – Intro and explanation for the change of name of the podcast 4 minutes – Told a couple of stories about their parents and their medication 9 minutes – Charles Barkley chat Audio from ‘All The Smoke’ podcast about his daughter not liking sport/basketball 12 minutes – Parents and sport Tim says he didn’t really push Jobe into playing sports Tim told a funny story about Jobe’s first junior game, didn’t get near the footy – the only aggression he showed for the day was in the back seat of the car feuding with his sisters! One of the great parts of being a parent is seeing your kids play and enjoy sport Gaz coached his kids footy teams and loved it, favourite part of the week 16 minutes – Roles in media Tim says everyone wants to host, but it’s not in everyone’s skillset Charles Barkley being pursued to be a host, but Tim isn’t sure that’s for him Garry told a story about when Ch 7 approached him for Live and Kicking in 1999 – The Footy Show Harvey Silver invited him, Jason Dunstall, Billy Brownless and Doug Hawkins for lunch to pitch Live and Kicking to them, to go on Channel 7 28 minutes – Discussion about social media Garry isn’t big on it Tim has one because Ch 7 suggested it to him one day Garry went to TLA this week and they said they could line him up with products for his house renovation, if he uses social media to help promote it Garry asking if he should use Instagram to get the products? 34 minutes – FARMING CHAT – For Kubota Garry and Tim will document the issues, challenges and projects on their farms Today’s issue is in relation to rabbits on the farm Discussed their veggie gardens 40 minutes – General chat Tim has new glasses Jack Ginnivan story Nick Kyrgios new drink brand – Alive 4 field umpires in the AFL this year
Garry and Tim's weekly podcast - episode 1. Discussion includes their summer holiday, restaurant and dinner etiquette, an in depth discussion with Tim about the Bombers and recent articles where he was mentioned, the Herald Sun top 40 Power list and how Tim got the nickname 'Whispy'.
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