Podcast about football ‘round the world
June 21, 2018 12:43 AM   Subscribe

Game of Our Lives is a podcast about football, and as such its sights are currently set on the World Cup. The latest episode goes over the first few days of games, but the most interesting bit is the interview with Mani Djazmi, a blind British-Iranian football journalist. If you dip into the archive you’ll find that the focus of the host David Goldblatt, a football writer and sociologist, is on interviewing people from around the world with a perspective on football not often found in British or American sports pages. The first interview subject is Werner Herzog on football cinema, but you might also be interested in interviews with Supriya Nair on football in India, John Foot on Italia and football, and Shireen Ahmed on Muslim women and football.
posted by Kattullus (3 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I don’t know why I wrote “Italia” and not Italy. That was just a mistake.
posted by Kattullus at 2:24 AM on June 21, 2018

Alas, I don't do podcasts, but I have to mention that David Goldblatt is the author of The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer, one of the best books I've read on any sport. He brilliantly connects the history of the game to history in general and tells great stories about particular people and matches. Highly recommended!
posted by languagehat at 7:01 AM on June 21, 2018 [1 favorite]

I've been at podcast saturation the last few days, though I'm not sure how. Anyway, I look forward to listening to this on my commute.
posted by hoyland at 4:18 AM on June 23, 2018 [1 favorite]

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