The Good, The Bad & The Rugby is a weekly podcast starring England legends James Haskell and Mike Tindall, alongside noted broadcaster Alex Payne, that debuted at No. 1 in the Apple charts before releasing its first episode. Featuring some of the biggest names across rugby, as well as the wider sporting and pop-cultural realms, it has attracted a cult following due to its rare ability to draw in the core rugby fan while cutting through and engaging a wider audience too.
Such success is due to the show’s USP: the special connection between Alex (Good), James (Bad) and Mike (Rugby), as well as their guests. These relationships allow the guys to capture the personalities and characters of guests, inside and outside rugby, digging beneath the veneer to unearth real, raw stories. There is no defining an episode, no silly gimmicks; it’s an intoxicating cocktail of humour, sadness, anger. A rollercoaster of emotions slotted into an hour and a half!