ABC Grandstand launches new podcast Howzat?!

Declan Byrne and Brittany Carter  are typical sports nuts, who’ve both spent plenty of time playing sport, talking sport and of course watching sport.

Sporting slang on the other hand, is a totally different ball game. In each episode of Howzat?! Declan and Brittany will dig into the sporting vernacular to discover the story behind the words that shape our nation’s favourite pastime.

The first four episodes are available now, and tackle the important questions like how did the friendly duck become something nobody likes in cricket? And what does the kitchen spice, nutmeg, have to do with soccer?

“Declan and I are excited to be exploring the weird and wonderful stories behind some of the well-known, and the more obscure sporting jargon. Howzat?! combines our love of sport with word-play, humour, and even a bit of history,” says Brittany.

Declan Byrne is a radio presenter and producer at triple j. He prefers playing as a loose half back flanker in winter and bowling with the wind during the warmer months.

Brittany Carter is a sports journalist and radio producer at ABC Grandstand. Like many 90s babies, she first fell in love with sport during the Sydney 2000 Olympics. You can listen to the first four episodes of Howzat?! on the ABC listen app.

More episodes will be available in January 2018.

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