‘The Waggle’ is the official podcast of the Canadian Football League, hosted by Gemini Award winning broadcaster Donnovan Bennett and Toronto Argonauts linebacker Henoc Muamba.

Below is an archived library of episodes from 2022.

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 Episode 320: Holiday Spectacular

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Happy Holidays from us here at The Waggle! In our final episode of 2022 we’re really in the spirit of “giving”, and both Donnovan and Henoc have a gift for every team in the CFL.

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Intro (0:00), Ottawa’s new coaching staff (2:00), Montreal’s coaching search (3:30), Nathan Rourke watch (6:25), gift giving season (11:30), a gift for the BC Lions (12:00), a gift for the Edmonton Elks (15:00), a gift for the Calgary Stampeders (17:30), gifts for Winnipeg and Saskatchewan (20:00), a gift for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (25:30), a gift for the Ottawa REDBLACKS (29:40), a gift for the Montreal Alouettes (33:25), a gift for the Toronto Argonauts (36:00), conclusion (39:00). 

Episode 319: The most decorated co-host in history?

EPISODE OVERVIEW: That’s Mr. Muamba to you! Our own Henoc Muamba is not only a Grey Cup champion, but was named the game’s MVP and MVC (Canadian). To debrief the entire lead-up, Grey Cup game and week-long “Club Dub” that followed, Donnovan Bennett and Henoc have you covered.

EPISODE RUNDOWNHenoc on Winning the Grey Cup (0:00), Make the rest of it the best of it (2:05), how the Argos won the Grey Cup as underdogs (4:00), Chad Kelly coming up clutch (11:30), not-so-special teams (15:45), Robbie Smith’s memorable Grey Cup (17:25), Toronto vets get their fairy tale endings ( 21:50), Henoc’s big moment (26:05), Muamba’s dad! ( 33:50), Club Dub (39:25), posin’ with Champagne Papi (45:15), what’s next for Henoc? (49:15). 

Episode 318: Grey Cup 109 preview

EPISODE OVERVIEW: The stage is set for the biggest game of the season! To break down the match-up we lean on our friends Marshall Ferguson and Darrin Bauming to get you ready for Sunday.

Episode 317: Eastern and Western Final previews

EPISODE OVERVIEW: In the West it’s Nathan Rourke and the exciting BC Lions team trying to knock off the two-time defending champion Bombers. Darrin Bauming of Bonfire Sports joins us to break down that match-up, and later CFL.ca’s Marshall Ferguson joins the guys to talk about Henoc’s Toronto Argonauts ahead of their Eastern Final clash with the Alouettes.

Episode 316: Playoff preview

EPISODE OVERVIEW: We’re joined by our East and West analysts this week to help us tee up a great weekend of playoff football. First, Darrin Bauming helps us look ahead to the great Western Semi-Final showdown between the Calgary Stampeders and BC Lions. After, Marshall Ferguson crunches numbers and gives a look at what we can expect in the Eastern Semi-Final between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes.

Episode 315: Eugene Lewis

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Eugene Lewis joins The Waggle to talk about his journey to the top of the CFL. Plus, Donnovan Bennett and Henoc Muamba analyze the matchups heading into the final week of the regular season!

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Eugene Lewis joins The Waggle (0:00), behind the scenes of Geno: The Story of Eugene Lewis (1:45), the mindset of an All-Star receiver (5:15),  who are the best receivers in the CFL? (8:20), Eugene Lewis on being a leader (10:40), how Geno comes up clutch (12:40), what will it take for the Alouettes to win the Grey Cup? (17:00), Week 20 Toronto at Montreal game recap (19:20), Week 20 Ottawa at Hamilton game recap (22:20), how will Hamilton fare in the playoffs? (24:00), Week 20 BC at Edmonton game recap (25:40), Week 20 Calgary at Saskatchewan game recap (29:00), looking at the playoff picture (31:00), Week 21 BC at Winnipeg game preview (32:20), How should BC manage Rourke’s return? (34:45), Week 21 Montreal at Toronto game preview (37:50), Week 21 Hamilton at Ottawa game preview (40:00), Week 21 Saskatchewan at Calgary game preview (42:40).

Episode 314: Preparing for a regular season showdown

EPISODE OVERVIEW: With Grey Cup playoff races coming down to the wire in both divisions, Donnovan and Henoc analyze the Week 20 matchups and discuss which teams are poised to make noise in the playoffs.

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Intro (0:00),  Week 19 Montreal at Ottawa game recap (2:00), Week 19 Hamilton at Calgary game recap (4:10), Dane Evans coming up clutch (7:30), Week 19 Toronto at Edmonton game recap (8:50), Edmonton’s home losing streak continues (10:10), Taylor Cornelius injury update (11:50), how real are the Argonauts? (12:40) Week 19 Winnipeg at BC game recap (15:00), Henoc’s Unsung Hero (18:15), playoff picture update (20:00), Week 20 Ottawa at Hamilton game preview (22:30), Week 20 BC at Edmonton game preview (23:50), Week 20 Toronto at Montreal game preview (25:30), Week 20 Saskatchewan at Calgary game preview (27:55).

Episode 313: The push for the playoffs heats up

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Doug Brown joins The Waggle! Then, with the playoffs only three weeks away, Donnovan and Henoc analyze the upcoming games in Week 19 and debate which teams will make the cut heading into the postseason.

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Intro (0:00), Doug Brown joins The Waggle (1:00), building the Blue Bombers dynasty (2:20), Henoc’s draft story (5:00), moving from the field to the commentary booth (7:40), Week 18 Saskatchewan at Hamilton game recap (10:00), Week 18 BC at Toronto game recap (12:30), Week 18 Edmonton at Winnipeg game recap (15:00), Week 18 Ottawa at Montreal game recap (18:30), breaking down the playoff picture (22:20), Week 19 Montreal at Ottawa game preview (24:00), Week 19 Hamilton at Calgary game preview (26:20), Week 19 Toronto at Edmonton game preview (27:40), Week 19 Winnipeg at BC game preview (29:25).

Episode 312: Big implications on Thanksgiving Weekend

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Donnovan Bennett and Henoc Muamba look ahead to Thanksgiving Weekend presented by Purolator in the CFL and discuss which teams are setting themselves up for success in the Grey Cup Playoffs as the regular season winds down.

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Intro (0:00), Week 17 Saskatchewan at Winnipeg recap (1:30), Winnipeg’s unsung heroes (3:50), Saskatchewan’s struggles continue (7:50), Week 17 Ottawa at BC recap (9:55), REDBLACKS fire coach Paul LaPolice (10:30), what’s next for Ottawa? (13:40), Vernon Adams Jr. thriving as a Lion (18:45), Week 17 Montreal at Edmonton recap (22:00), Week 17 Toronto at Calgary recap (26:55), Argos catch the injury bug (27:55), could Bo Levi Mitchell be on the move? (29:30) Playoff picture update (36:30), Week 18 Saskatchewan at Hamilton preview (37:30), Week 18 BC at Toronto preview (40:00), Week 18 Edmonton at Winnipeg preview (43:00), Week 18 Ottawa at Montreal preview (45:30).

Episode 311: Punching playoff tickets

EPISODE OVERVIEW: The Lions, Stampeders and Argonauts all clinched playoff spots last week. We break down their games and how the rest of the season (and playoff picture) is starting to shape up.

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Intro (0:00), Hamilton at Montreal recap (1:00), Kiondre Smith trusting the process (3:50), Tiger-Cats not clicking at this stage of season (5:50), Argos are playoff-bound (6:40), Toronto playoff history and starting fresh (8:00), Ottawa REDBLACKS have a lot left to play for (10:00), Calgary at BC recap (16:15), The Ka’Deem Carey M.O.P. campaign (20:15), a look at the standings (23:45), SSK @ WPG Week 17 (25:15), OTT @ BC Week 17 (29:25), MTL @ EDM Week 17 (33:20), TOR @ CGY Week 17 (36:15), sign off (39:00).

Episode 310: Sara ‘The Sideline GOAT’ Orlesky 

EPISODE OVERVIEW: We’re joined by CFL on TSN royalty this week as Sara Orlesky joins the pod to talk about her incredible 19-year career roaming CFL sidelines.

EPISODE RUNDOWN:  Welcome Sara Orlesky (0:00), what inspired her to get into this field (2:30), the Sara Orlesky Farewell Tour (4:45), being able to thrive in a traditionally male-dominated field (8:30), the career path and choosing to move on (12:30), advice for young girls who want to be like Sara (17:45), changes in the CFL and industry since Sara started (20:30), Sara’s new role with the Jets (24:00), what Sara will miss the most (27:45), Week 15 “upsets” (32:15), playoff implications (36:30), extra-curriculars postgame in Calgary (37:45), signing off with Sara (40:00).

Episode 309: Piecing together the playoff picture

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Donnovan and Henoc look ahead to Week 15 in the CFL and discuss who could go on a run during the home stretch of the regular season as we begin the road to the Grey Cup in Regina this November.

EPISODE RUNDOWN:  Intro (0:00), BC at Montreal recap (2:00), what trading for Vernon Adams Jr. means for BC (4:50), Toronto at Ottawa recap (7:00), can Hamilton or Ottawa stop the crossover? (8:45), Saskatchewan at Winnipeg recap (13:30), Calgary at Edmonton recap (16:10), does Ka’Deem Carey need more red zone touches? (19:00),  playoff picture breakdown (21:40), Week 15 Edmonton at Saskatchewan preview (25:40), Week 15 Winnipeg at Hamilton preview (27:50), Week 15 BC at Calgary preview (30:00).

Episode 308: The chase for the Grey Cup is on

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Donnovan and Henoc look back at a thrilling OK Tire Labour Day Weekend of rivalries. We look at the bigger picture as well, as we enter the stretch run of the 2022 season and get on the road to the Grey Cup in Regina this November.


Intro (0:00) Ottawa at Montreal – OK Tire Labour Day Weekend recap (1:00), could a receiver make a case for MOP? (4:40), James Smith Cree Nation (6:50), Winnipeg at Saskatchewan – OK Tire Labour Day Weekend recap (7:50), discipline issues in Saskatchewan (9:30), Marino’s latest offence (13:00), Collaros continues to dominate (15:35), Toronto at Hamilton – OK Tire Labour Day Weekend recap (19:40), Jamal Peters’ breakout performances (24:20), trouble in Tiger Town (26:00), Edmonton at Calgary – OK Tire Labour Day Weekend recap (30:00), Week 14 Montreal at BC preview (32:30), Week 14 Toronto at Ottawa preview (34:05), Week 14 Saskatchewan at Winnipeg preview (36:00), Week 14 Calgary at Edmonton preview (41:10), Sara Orlesky’s last game on the sideline (43:40).

Episode 307: It’s OK Tire Labour Day Weekend!

EPISODE OVERVIEW: The best part of summer is finally here – OK Tire Labour Day Weekend! The best rivalries in the CFL take centre stage and we are here for it.


Intro (0:00), Calgary QB situation (1:15), Calgary at Winnipeg recap (11:30), Hamilton at Toronto recap (14:25), What’s Dane doing wrong? (18:45) Saskatchewan at BC recap (22:50), Cody Fajardo makes a statement (23:58), Ottawa at Edmonton recap (26:20), what do OK Tire Labour Day rivalries mean to the players? (30:20), Ottawa at Montreal – OK Tire Labour Day Weekend preview (32:00), Winnipeg at Saskatchewan – OK Tire Labour Day Weekend preview (37:00), Toronto at Hamilton – OK Tire Labour Day Weekend preview (38:45), Edmonton at Calgary – OK Tire Labour Day Weekend preview (43:20).

Episode 306: Mid-season All-Stars and QB questions

EPISODE OVERVIEW: This week we’re picking our All-Stars for the first half of the season! Also, with the Alouettes perhaps settling their QB question, many more questions arise across the league with Nathan Rourke going down and back-ups making a case in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Saskatchewan.

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Intro (0:00), trouble in Ottawa (2:00), Edmonton trending upward (5:15), Rourke goes down (11:55), where do the Lions go from here? (14:55) Rough QB situation in Saskatchewan (18:00), Trevor Harris looking terrific (21:20), the road ahead for Hamilton (23:58), Bo or Maier to lead the Stampede? (24:35) Argos’ struggling offence (31:27), QB controversy across the league (36:30), Quarterback – Mid-Season All-Stars (38:08), Running Back – Mid-Season All-Stars (40:34), Wide Receiver – Mid-Season All-Stars (42:28), Offensive Line – Mid-Season All-Stars (43:49), Defensive Line – Mid-Season All-Stars (45:05), Linebacker – Mid-Season All-Stars (46:40), Kick Returners – Mid-Season All-Stars (49:50), Calgary at Winnipeg Week 12 preview (50:30), Hamilton at Toronto Week 12 preview (52:00), Saskatchewan at BC Week 12 preview (54:10), Ottawa at Edmonton Week 12 preview (56:10).

Episode 305: The wild, wild West

EPISODE OVERVIEW: We brought in a few ringers from out west as Pat Steinberg in Calgary and Darrin Bauming in Winnipeg take over the controls of The Waggle this week. We’re looking back at some big upsets in Week 10 and looking ahead to Week 11 and beyond as the West Division is getting ready for an incredible finish to the 2022 season.

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Intro (0:00), MTL at WPG recap (2:00), should Winnipeg have punted? (5:20) How Montreal beat the Bombers (9:45), TOR at HAM recap (12:35), East Division playoff picture (15:25), BC at CGY recap (17:50), Nathan Rourke still shining (19:40), Calgary’s tale of two halves (20:45), is BC legit? (22:30) Bo Levi Mitchell passing record (27:08), SSK at EDM recap (27:35), West Division playoff picture (29:50), Week 11 EDM at OTT preview (33:30), Week 11 BC at SSK preview (36:40), Week 11 Saturday doubleheader preview (39:20).

Episode 304: The Nathan Rourke stan podcast

EPISODE OVERVIEW: After putting up 386 yards passing and five TDs in one half of football, you know Donnovan’s driving the Nathan Rourke hype train this week, especially as ‘Kid Canada’ gets set to take on the O.G. Bo Levi Mitchell in Calgary. We also discuss the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ fourth quarter woes. Finally, are the Riders looking East for their road to the Grey Cup?

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Intro (0:00) Week 9 WPG @ MTL recap (0:53), importance of Winnipeg’s defence (1:48), looking ahead for Winnipeg (6:20), where to now for Montreal? (7:00)  Week 9 CGY @ OTT recap (10:00), how real is Calgary? (11:00) QB situation in Ottawa (14:09), Dane Evans’ struggles (17:12), why can’t Hamilton close games? (19:57) Henoc on Toronto’s slow starts (24:15), who’s the best team in the East? (27:17) Bralon Addison injury (29:40), Nathan Rourke’s incredible performance (32:32), Edmonton is not done rebuilding (36:45) Montreal @ Winnipeg (40:00), Toronto @ Hamilton (42:00), BC @ Calgary (43:45), do we give Bo Levi Mitchell enough respect? (45:00), Saskatchewan @ Edmonton (46:00), would Riders prefer a crossover? (48:00).

Episode 303: The Argos-Ticats gauntlet begins

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Week 8 had some big moments, including another great game between Calgary and Winnipeg, and Ottawa finally getting that elusive first W. But with the Argos’ loss and Ticats’ win, their four-game head-to-head over the next five weeks becomes increasingly intriguing.


Intro (0:00), Week 8 MTL @ HAM Recap (1:00), decision to remove Trevor Harris for the last play of the game (2:15), quarterback situation in Montreal (9:02), quarterback situation in Hamilton (10:25),  Montreal outlook (14:12), Week 8 BC @ SSK recap (14:52), top MOP candidates after Week 8 (15:31), growth of Nathan Rourke’s game (16:10), keys to success for BC (19:27), what’s wrong with the Riders? (21:00) Week 8 WPG @ CGY recap (22:45), what makes Zach Collaros so dominant? (23:55) Winnipeg built to keep winning (25:22), Week 8 OTT @ TOR recap (28:19), where Toronto went wrong (29:34), WPG @ MTL preview (32:50), CGY @ OTT preview (34:02), the Argos-Ticats gauntlet preview (38:10), EDM @ BC preview (43:25).

Episode 302: Harris hits 10k, Bombers stay undefeated

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Donnovan and Henoc break down four incredible games from Week 7, including the Argos’ victory over the Roughriders that saw Andrew Harris surpass the 10,000-yard rushing mark, and another big Blue Bombers win.

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Intro (0:00), Week 7 TOR @ SSK recap (0:39), Andrew Harris Surpasses 10,000-yards rushing (4:01), Jake Dolegala first impressions (9:09), Toronto defensive performance in Week 7 (11:46), Week 7 MTL @ OTT recap (12:50), who should start at QB in Ottawa? (15:25), Rourke struggles in Lions’ win (16:51), looking ahead for Hamilton (20:22), Winnipeg finds a way to win (21:08), Week 8 MTL @ HAM (23:23), Week 8 BC @ SSK (26:33), Week 8 WPG @ CGY (29:15), Week 8 OTT @ TOR (30:54), John Metchie III (34:04).

Episode 301: Week 6 was WILD!

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Donnovan and Henoc break down the four incredible games from Week 6, including shocking upsets and a party out east. How will Week 7 top that?


Intro (0:00), Marino suspension (1:30), Duke vs. Shaq at TDA (7:00), Henoc’s argument with Pinball (15:00), maintaining composure in the heat of battle (17:00), Touchdown Atlantic atmosphere (19:30), Edmonton’s comeback win over Montreal (23:00), heavyweight bout between Calgary and Winnipeg (26:30), Hamilton holds on to beat Ottawa (32:30), pressure on Montreal heading to Ottawa (35:30), Khari Jones lands a job in Hamilton (40:10), Hamilton heads to BC (41:00), can Edmonton push Winnipeg in week 7? (43:00), Toronto/Saskatchewan rematch in Regina (45:00).

Episode 300: Touchdown Atlantic Week!

EPISODE OVERVIEW: The CFL is headed east as Wolfville, N.S. plays host to the Argos and Riders in the 2022 edition of Touchdown Atlantic. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie joins us to talk about the event and football on the east coast.

Episode 299: Tough loss Tuesday

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Henoc Muamba spends his Tuesday morning with Donnovan after a heartbreaking last-minute loss at BMO Field the night before. Afterwards, the guys look back at Week 4 and ahead to Week 5 including “the game of the year” (so far) in 2022.

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Henoc on tough loss to Winnipeg (0:50), Collaros dominance (11:20), Rourke/BC in Week 4 (15:00), OTT in Week 4 and how to turn team around (19:45), EDM@HAM thoughts (22:50), Tre Ford initial impressions (26:30), where does Hamilton go from here? (30:00), Edmonton and Ford predictions, plus Rourke vs. Ford (32:25), MTL@SSK recap (38:50), CGY@EDM preview (42:30), OTT@SSK preview (43:55), WPG@BC preview (45:10).

Episode 298: Canada Day with Brad Sinopoli

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Donnovan and 2019’s Most Outstanding Canadian Henoc Muamba are joined by the 2018 Most Outstanding Canadian, retired receiver Brad Sinopoli. We talk Canadian talent, including a talented QB in BC, and take a look at all the games.

EPISODE RUNDOWN:  Intro (0:00), welcome Brad Sinopoli (0:55), impact Canadian players in the CFL (1:30), switching from QB to receiver (5:00), Brad’s favourite team to watch right now (15:15), Nathan Rourke emerging star as Canadian QB (17:30), Has Trevor Harris taken over the reins in Montreal? (29:30), time to panic in Hamilton? (34:30) Winnipeg the most underwhelming undefeated team? (38:00), The first Battle of Alberta of 2022 (44:45), another blowout in BC (48:00), BC @ Ottawa, Thursday (52:00), Edmonton @ Hamilton, Friday (56:30), Montreal @ Saskatchewan, Saturday (59:30), Winnipeg @ Toronto, Monday (1:05:00), statement game for Andrew Harris (1:09:00).

Episode 297: Ricky “First Ballot” Ray

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Ricky Ray is no longer the “future” Hall of Famer, as one of the best to ever do it joins both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame this year and joins us on The Waggle this week.

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Ricky’s call to the Hall (1:00), Henoc’s scouting report on QB Ricky Ray (5:00), playing under different coaches and coordinators (7:00), which Grey Cup victory is Ricky’s most cherished? (10:30), The Hall of Fame induction (14:30), does the Hall of Fame creep into Henoc’s mind? (15:40), Week 2 MTL @ TOR (18:00), QB controversy in Montreal (20:40), Week 2 WPG @ OTT (24:00), Week 2 CGY @ HAM (26:00), Week 2 SSK @ EDM (30:15), Week 3 SSK @ MTL (33:30), Week 3 HAM @ WPG (34:55), Week 3 EDM @ CGY (36:20), Week 3 TOR @ BC (38:20).

Episode 296: Kevin Glenn and the CFL tour

EPISODE OVERVIEW: Donnovan and Henoc welcome in the only man to be on the roster of all nine CFL teams, former QB Kevin Glenn. Along with him we’re talking CFL cities, best rivalries and how the game has grown, as well as all the great games last week and this week.

EPISODE RUNDOWN: KG’s favourite CFL cities (4:15), fans with the best chirps in the CFL (9:15), best restaurants in CFL cities (13:00), how the new hashmarks change the game (16:00), Week 1 games, Montreal @ Calgary (25:38), Montreal losing William Stanback (29:15), can Calgary handle a brewing QB controversy? (33:00), Ottawa @ Winnipeg (37:20), Hamilton @ Saskatchewan (43:45), Edmonton @ BC (49:40), looking ahead to Week 2 (53:30), KG’s take: the best rivalry in the CFL (1:02:00).

Episode 295: Kicking off 2022

EPISODE OVERVIEW: We back! Our hosts Donnovan Bennett and Argos’ linebacker Henoc Muamba talk about the off-season, training camp and a look at the Week 1 match-ups. Be sure to check out the video version on the CFL YouTube channel or watch below!

EPISODE RUNDOWN: Grinding through CBA negotiations (2:30), Argos on a bye Week 1, blessing or curse? (7:00), going all-out in pre-season vs. holding back (10:00), Montreal @ Calgary (15:45), the rise of Vernon Adams Jr. (18:30), Ottawa @ Winnipeg (20:30), getting hyped too early with pre-game ceremonies (23:45), Hamilton @ Saskatchewan (26:30), Dane Evans taking over the reins (28:45), Edmonton @ BC (30:00), the Chris Jones era begins (again) in Edmonton (31:15), the best QB in the CFL? (34:30), the best player in the CFL? (38:00), TSN’s “Top 50 Players” (41:30).

The Waggle Archive

Want to catch up on old episodes of the pod? You can find previous seasons below:

2018 and 2016