A cult figure and host of one of Australia’s most popular podcasts, Dylan Buckley’s transition from AFL player to the media world has been seamless.
Originally drafted as a father-son selection to Carlton, Buckley spent 6 years at the Blues and a further 2 years at the GWS Giants.
While at Carlton, Buckley dabbled in the media department, hosting interviews and helping create content when he could. However it was when he moved to the Giants in 2018 that Buckley took his first steps in the podcast world, recording the early episodes of Dyl and Friends.
Buckley’s infectious personality meant he had no trouble finding people to appear on the show. His guests quickly expanded beyond his teammates, speaking to Australian Netballers, Cricketers and AFL personalities.
Now based back in Melbourne, Buckley works with 3AW as a producer and hosts Teams on Ten each week on Network Ten.
The Dyl and Friends podcast has ticked over 50 episodes and more than a million listens. Buckley has now established a dedicated studio space where he will be able to film his interviews and offer visual content to compliment his audio offering.
While he continues to talk to some of the biggest and most interesting names in the AFL world, Buckley’s passionate about sharing a range of voices on his show, whether it be experts in resilience and mental health, or someone you might walk past on the street. Buckley’s ability to converse with anyone he comes across is a genuine asset as he continues to put out engaging, intelligent, and entertaining content.
When not at work, Buckley enjoys Melbourne living with his partner Justine and his French Bulldog Frankie.