A PLAYER'S career post-football rarely involves cauliflower.

But Farren Ray is the exception to the rule. This week, after months of tracking his progress, the 209-gamer joins the AFL Exchange podcast to discuss his new dips business.

The former Western Bulldogs, St Kilda and North Melbourne player is our in-studio guest as we finally make contact with Ray after a long search. 

Tune in to this week's episode to learn more about the why a footballer turned to cauliflower.

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In this week's episode ...

We discuss all the fallout from Ben Stratton's pinching, how a night at the AFL Tribunal plays out, the latest on the free agents around the competition, who is the most important Giant and Farren Ray joins us in the studio.

Episode guide

2:05 – Which free agent is flying under the radar?

5:10 – Who are the players who are remembered for one thing?

9:10 – At the midway mark of the season, the guys give their tips for the Grand Final, premiership and Brownlow Medal.

11:40 – What's it like to be a social media sensation?

23:30 – What was your favourite footy card growing up? 

26:00 – The Giants are flushed with stars, but who is their most important player?

26:50 – How does gun Dockers forward Michael Walters compare to Hawthorn great Cyril Rioli? 

27:40 – Farren Ray joins the show for a live taste test of his Curiously Cauli range.