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Blues Podcast

Welcome to the home of the new Bedford Blues Podcast…

With this brand new Championship season comes a brand new way to explore what goes on at Goldington Road with the arrival of the official Bedford Blues Podcast.

Led by Bedford’s own MC Sam Roberts and his son William, the exclusive podcast goes behind the scenes at the Blues and allows you to get to know all your favourite players.

The podcasts are downloadable below as well as on iTunes.

Keep an ear out across our social media channels for exciting new episodes!

Episode 9 - June 2020

This month we bring you the Blues Podcast by way of a progress update as the club continues to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Ryan Robinson leads the questions over ZOOM to hear reports from Director of Rugby, Mike Rayer; Chief Operating Officer, Gareth Alred and Blues Foundation Manager, Tom Harwood.

Everything from recruitment to sponsorship deals, charity work to the new Bedford Blues Women’s team is discussed as we continue to operate as normal as possible while waiting for clarification on a safe return to rugby.  

Episode 8 Part Two - April 2020

We continue this month’s walk down memory lane by discussing one of the finest hours in the club’s history. Part two focuses on the recent 45 year anniversary of the thrilling 28-12 RFU Club Competition victory over Rosslyn Park at Twickenham.

Blues legends; Budge Rogers, Richard Chadwick and Neil Bennett join Sam Roberts to reminisce about that wonderful day!

Episode 8 Part One - April 2020

This month we have split the Blues Podcast into two parts as we take a walk down memory lane to discuss two notable anniversaries in Blues history. Part one focuses on the recent 15 year anniversary of the nail-biting 14-13 Powergen Challenge Shield victory over Plymouth Albion at Twickenham. 

Captain Matt Allen, Jon Phillips and Ali Hepher join Sam Roberts to reminisce about the 2004/05 campaign, the final season under Rudi Straeuli and that day!

Episode 7 - March 2020

This month we bring you the Blues Podcast from the depths of self-isolation. Ryan Robinson leads the questions over the phone with Blues’ captain Sean McCarthy and back row Dan Temm to discuss COVID19 and how the squad are coping without rugby.

Ryan also catches up with Howard Travis to discuss The Friends of the Blues and their fundraising efforts, plus new content from ‘Chat in a Hat’ and ‘Grill with Will’ featuring Oli Curry, Grayson Hart and Joe Wrafter.  

Episode 6 - February 2020

Sam Roberts is this month joined at Bedford Athletic Rugby Club by Rich Lane and Matt Worley as they discuss how they first got into rugby, the Six Nations and Blues’ current resurgence in 2020. 

Ryan Robinson also speaks to supporters following the impending Championship funding cuts, there’s new content from ‘Grill with Will’ featuring Dan Temm plus some additional questions to Rich and Matt from children who participated in the Blues Community February Half Term Camp. 

Episode 5 - January 2020

This month we start with a focus off the field and on the upcoming Blues Foundation project. Ryan Robinson leads the questions with Blues' Chief Operating Officer Gareth Alred and Senior Independent Director of Blues Foundation, Mark Ormerod.

Ryan also catches up with recent re-signings Henry Paul and Joe Wrafter on why they chose to extend their stay at GR, plus new content from 'Chat in a Hat' and 'Grill with Will' featuring Jacob Fields.

Episode 4 - December 2019

Director of Rugby, Mike Rayer, sits down with Sam Roberts for a 'Christmas Special' Blues Podcast to go through his Blues' Team of the Decade and also discuss just how things are in the top job at Goldington Road.

Episode 3 - November 2019

Sam Roberts is joined by Ed Taylor, Will Hooley and Dean Adamson as they discuss the Blues form, the perils of the Rugby World Cup and talk at length about the injury process. Ryan Hutler gets grilled by Will and we check in with Head of Strength & Conditioning, Jamie Bain. This episode was recorded before the Nottingham away match at the Swan Hotel. 

Episode 2 - October 2019

With the new season underway and the Championship league fixtures just beginning, it's time for Episode 2 of the new and exclusive Bedford Blues Podcast. In this month’s episode, new signing Sam Leeming and Pat Tapley talk to Sam Roberts about the first three Cup matches, the Rugby World Cup and a focus on Community, from their rugby journeys to the special Bedford network at the Blues. We hear from scrum-half Grayson Hart as he dyes his hair pink ahead of Ladies Day, 'Grill with Will' returns as the younger Roberts takes on James Lennon and we play ‘chat in a hat’ with Grayson and Joe Wrafter.

Episode 1 - September 2019

Josh Buggea and Lewis Robling talk to Sam Roberts at the Park Pub and Kitchen about pre-season, the Rugby World Cup and the pressures on every player’s mental health. We hear from Blues outside-half and Japan bound USA international Will Hooley, catch up with new Club Captain Sean McCarthy, play ‘chat in a hat’ with incoming players’ Grayson Hart and Joe Wrafter. Plus, the younger Roberts puts a player through their paces in ‘Grill with Will!’.