The last six months or so have been totally mental for us here at Roker Report, particularly with regards to our Podcast. Regular chats with the Sunderland owner, ex-players and other figures from within the Mackem community have kept us on our toes - but its been great fun.
With that in mind, we decided to ask our readers and listeners over on Twiter which guests they’d like us to record with in the future - and, after taking stock of the tonnes of requests we received, we’ve been working hard to secure a number of them over the coming weeks.
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To kick things off, on Saturday we have the pleasure of welcoming along Sunderland club historian Rob Mason to the Roker Rapport Podcast studio, and it’s sure to be a must-listen as we quiz the man who is credited by many as being the most knowledgeable Sunderland supporter alive today.
Rob has written countless books and has interviewed some fascinating people who have played their part in the long and storied history of our football club, so having the opportunity to chat with him and talk about the many great people he’s met over the years during with Sunderland is sure to make for an interesting show.
The release of this particular episode is to be confirmed.
On Monday afternoon, in the aftermath of the Southend United game, we’ll sit down once again with Sunderland AFC owner Stewart Donald, asking him YOUR questions whilst picking his brains on everything from our fantastic start to the season in League One, the in-depth explanation of how-the-f**k he got Chris Maguire out of Bury for nowt, the fallout from the sackings of Papy Djilobodji and Didier Ndong, the club’s plans going forward and much more. The show will drop Tuesday morning at 6am.
In the aftermath of the Plymouth Argyle game next weekend we’ll be recording an episode of our regular post-match Podcast, and joining us will be former Sunderland Echo Argus and Rob’s fellow ‘Tales From The Red & Whites’ author Graeme Anderson to dissect the performance and to talk about the latest installment of the TFTR&W series which hits the shelves soon. That’ll be available on all of your devices from Monday morning.
A few weeks down the line will be another biggie for us - recording exclusively from the Beacon of Light, we’ll bring to you the first-ever Roker Rapport video Podcast, with special guest Sir Bob Murray. It’s sure to be one of the most interesting shows that we’ve ever recorded, with the former Sunderland chairman talking in detail about his time in charge at Roker Park during the 80s, 90s and 00s, moving to the Stadium of Light, building the Academy, his Foundation of Light legacy, the Beacon, our five promotions and five relegations during his tenure, the managers he hired and fired, and just about everything else in between. All being well, that should be with you on the 9th of November.
Many of you asked us to try and pick the brains of the men behind Sunderland’s academy, and after weeks of planning we’ve been able to settle on a date. Recently-appointed AoL manager Paul Reid and Sunderland legend Kevin Ball will join Connor in the studio on the 14th of November to talk about all aspects of the academy, player development, our plans for some of the youngsters going forward, the part they’ll play in the January transfer window and more, with the episode dropping the next morning.
And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have all of our other regular pre and post match Podcasts in and around those key dates - so if you aren’t subscribed yet, make sure you do so ahead of time so that once a show is released, you can pick it up for FREE on whatever device you choose to listen on.