Popular Sunderland podcast Wise Men Say to celebrate landmark 500th episode with live show

Popular independent Sunderland podcast Wise Men Say is to celebrate its landmark 500th episode with a live show next month.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 4:45 pm
Gareth Barker, left, with Stephen Goldsmith, the two founder members of the Wise Men Say Podcast.

Wise Men Say has been running since 2013 - making it the longest-established Sunderland podcast - and will mark the special occasion with a live discussion at the city’s Fausto Coffee, in Roker, on Friday, December 6.

Presenters Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker will be joined by former Sunderland striker Stephen Elliott as they discuss the Black Cats’ current situation and look back on six years of trials and tribulations which have spanned three leagues, two relegations, three trips to Wembley Stadium and ten managers.

Founded by presenters Stephen Goldsmith and Gareth Barker, the podcast has welcomed a large range of guests including Jack Ross, Terry Butcher, Denis Smith and Malcolm Crosby and Kevin Ball, Lee Howey, Danny Collins, John Oster, Martin Smith, Michael Proctor, Julio Arca and David Preece.

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Sunderland legend Niall Quinn has also featured plus current executive director Charlie Methven, owner Stewart Donald and a range of journalists, pundits and fans.

Wise Men Say produce around three shows per week, including the flagship show presented by Goldsmith and Barker, a preview show presented by Frankie and the Heartstrings frontman Frankie Francis and a matchday reaction show.

The presenting team contribute to the show on a voluntary basis, with a team of writers who produce blog content for the wisemensay.co.uk alongside a regular twice-weekly piece for the Sunderland Echo.

Wise Men Say also host Sunderland AFC’s Fanzone on matchdays at the Stadium of Light. The podcast was also heavily featured in the Netflix documentary Sunderland Til’ I Die and has been filmed extensively for the upcoming second series.

Gareth Barker said: “When we started Wise Men Say, we never thought we’d evolve the way we have, or enjoy some of the opportunities presented to us along the way.

“A live show to celebrate the 500th episode is another opportunity to get together and enjoy ourselves, come and join us for a beer.”

A limited amount of tickets are still available for the live show, which are £5 each. Doors at the venue open at 7pm. To buy tickets, visit wisemensay.co.uk