Legendary sports broadcaster Bruce McAvaney and Essendon great Blake Caracella will be the special guests on club podcast Working Through It this week.

Co-hosted by Bombers CEO Xavier Campbell and club greats James Hird and Jobe Watson, Working Through It is streamed live and exclusive on essendonfc.com.au at 4pm AEST every Wednesday.

Scroll below for a full preview and how you can get involved.


Bruce McAvaney

Justifiably called 'The Master Sportcaster', McAvaney has covered almost every sport and major event including horse racing, athletics, AFL, motor racing, tennis, golf, the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

A trusted voice of Australian sport for three decades, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2002 for his service to sports broadcasting and the community.

The Bombers faithful has fond memories of McAvaney's commentary of iconic Essendon moments, including his passionate call of Gary Moorcroft's mark of the year in 2001.

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McAvaney will join the show to reveal the best footballer he's ever seen, give insights into how he'll call footy without no crowds, share tips on overcoming adversity, and choose the winner of Dons Digital's Your Call from Home series - a seven-week competition inviting Bombers supporters to submit their commentary for mighty moments.

Blake Caracella

A popular member of the Bombers' 2000 premiership team, Caracella returned to Essendon at the end of the 2019 season as an assistant coach.

His decorated career spanned 187 games at Essendon, Collingwood and Brisbane before he embarked on his coaching career.

The 43-year-old served as an assistant coach at the Magpies in 2007, before a seven-year stint at Geelong (part of 2011 premiership) and three-year stint at Richmond (part of 2017 and 2019 premierships).

This season marks Caracella's first as a coach at Essendon, where he'll oversee the midfield and attack.

He'll join the show to talk about the Bombers' return to training and preparation for the resumption of the season.


The podcast will be streamed live and exclusive on essendonfc.com.au from 4pm AEST on Wednesday, and can be streamed via desktop, mobile or the official Essendon app.

If you can't listen to it live, a replay will be available shortly after its conclusion. Be sure to subscribe to Working Through It on SpotifyApple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.


Working Through It offers Bombers fans the chance to ring in and talk directly to the hosts, ask questions about the past, present and future, and also share their stories, challenges, fears, hopes and dreams for our great club.

To get involved, call 1300 652 927, text 0416 90 50 52 or tweet using the hashtag #4X5Pod.


Missed last week's episode? Check out the full replay and guest segments below.

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Working Through It | Andrew Welsh

Andrew Welsh joins the show to discuss the challenges during the lockdown, what Essendon means to him, his selfless decision to withdraw from the 2011 elimination final, and his commitment to the new Back a Bomber campaign.

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Working Through It | Cale Hooker

Cale Hooker joins the show to talk about what he's been up to during isolation, handling mental and physical challenges, turning down an offer from West Coast and what Essendon fans mean to him.

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