Malthouse & McFeast: The Coaches Box

What is Malthouse & McFeast: The Coaches Box? The  Podcast where Football explains EVERYTHING. Just in time for the finals, the alternative footy podcast that had to be made. Libbi Gorr through the sassiness of McFeast lures AFL coaching legend and Hall of Famer Mick Malthouse back into The Coaches Box for one of the most important conversations of our time –  about relationships. He’s a traditional Baby Boomer Bloke and she’s a sassy Gen X Woman; and when it comes to understanding how people tick…football’s really the only language these two very different people have in common. But if it happens in footy, it happens in life. So as the AFL season reaches its climax and the finals series, Mick and Elle will do their darndest to make sense of all the dramas that happen OFF the footy field that make us think about our lives in a different way. In The Coaches Box, Malthouse & McFeast offer refreshing conversations between a woman and man of different generations and completely different mindsets, who can both talk footy. One better than the other. (That's Mick). But it’s not about knees and stats. In The Coaches Box Mick and Elle talk people and leadership, as best as two completely different people from two completely different mindsets who desperately want to understand each other can. The Coaches Box: Malthouse & McFeast. Life Coaching Through Footy. Because Footy Explains Everything.

Episode 1

To Coach or Not To Coach? : That is the Question. As Mick and Elle settle into the Coaches Box, the conversation turns to coaching comebacks and little silver bullets, white line fever, kids and gender,  judging people by their drinks and what it means to lead and be part of the team.

Episode 2


He’s the AFL Hall of Famer and triple premiership coach. She’s the Health and Wellness coach for the #flawedandoptimistic. 
The only language they have in common is Footy!

Episode 3


Elle schools Mick in the politics of the handshake, the pair indulge in Postive visualisation and answer questions about the qualities of the ideal coach. Mick reveals his infatuation with Margaret Thatcher & Elle offers to introduce him to Ita.

Episode 5


On the bye weekend, Mick is grumpy and it’s L’s job to unpack what it is that’s causing him to cover his face in Despair in the Coaches Box. And the answer is.... September... the Pavlovian rush of the finals series, the frustration of the bye, meaningless football cliches and Chris Fagins chances as a newbie coach in the eight. How many teams should a master coach have links to in the Finals? As L points out, if Mick were an IVF donor they’d make him stop.

Episode 4

In this episode Mick gives his health and fitness tips for men; Elle explores the concept of forgiveness in the light of Mick's many grudges and these two polar opposites dissect Elle’s experience playing womens masters footy. In foreign affairs Mick decides to bench both Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Episode 6


Now the footy finals are upon us, it’s a good opportunity to talk about how you get the best out of your team under pressure? Does straight talking work? Do you need a locker to rumble against when Fairwork Australia aren’t watching? How do you keep your nerves under control when it’s a win or lose situation. An episode not for the faint hearted.

Episode 7


In this preliminary final episode Mick and Elle discuss whether there’s any chance that players or coach would belt out loud the words of the National Anthem at a Final ...and resolve that the Gold Coast Suns are a failed experiment and should be relocated to Tasmania, where a team is actually wanted. The conversation about handshakes v kisses tumbles into reality whilst L waits for a lift with BT and Wayne Carey in the basement of the MCG and the two are in violent agreement when it comes to that disclaimer, gamble responsibly.

Vale Danny Frawley. Much loved and will be missed.