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PODCAST: Ashley talks to Josh Kay, TV producer and sport maven

Dashiel Lawrence
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Published: 27 August 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Ashley shoots the breeze with renowned sporting intellect Josh Kay for a second opinion on his list of Top 10 Jewish Australian athletes

During the heady excitement in the aftermath of Jess Fox becoming the first Jewish Australian to win an Olympic gold medal, Ashley Browne offered up his list of the top 10 sport stars produced by the Australian Jewish community.


Like most lists of this nature, they are purely subjective. And they are ripe to be picked apart.

Which is why on the latest Lap of Caulfield Park podcast, Ashley has enlisted the support of his great mate and renowned sporting intellect Josh Kay, for a second opinion on his top 10.

Josh is a sports researcher and producer for the Seven Network and is a key off-screen member of the team that produces the network’s AFL, Horse Racing and Olympics coverage. He also changes teams for a few weeks each January and is part of Channel Nine’s Australian Open tennis coverage.

On the podcast, he and Ashley debate the merits of the top 10 selected and published on Plus 61J, and they also discuss:

  • His pathway from sports publicity to sports research
  • Working alongside Bruce McAvaney and other legendary commentators
  • Having the best sat in the house at the Olympics
  • Which are his favourite events to work at
  • Advice to aspiring sports media professionals

You can subscribe to a Lap of Caulfield park through Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your other preferred podcast providers.

About the author

Dashiel Lawrence

Dr Dashiel Lawrence is the Executive Director of TJI. A graduate of the Jewish Studies program at the University of Melbourne, he has been writing about Australia's Jewish diaspora for 15 years. His books include Australia and Israel: A Diasporic, Political and Cultural Relationship (2015) and People of the Boot: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Australian Jews in Sport (2018).

The Jewish Independent acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and strive to honour their rich history of storytelling in our work and mission.

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