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Traversing the world of football in search of the stories that matter, brought to you by expert journalists and guests. Check out our award-winning print magazine.

  1. 1.
    The politics of the 1938 World Cup, played with global war on the horizon02/12/2020
    1:26:19
  2. 2.
    The glory and the failure of a brilliant Netherlands in 197402/10/2020
    1:19:51
  3. 3.
    Euro 88 and Euro 92: from Dutch peaks and Soviet genius to Denmark's improbable glory02/04/2020
    1:35:19
  4. 4.
    How the 1930 World Cup changed the face of football and politics01/31/2020
    1:22:29
  5. 5.
    A chat with Abraham Klein, the man who refereed some of the biggest games in history01/27/2020
    1:22:45
  6. 6.
    Euro 1980 and 1984: a new format and a new era of continental brilliance01/22/2020
    1:19:36
  7. 7.
    The Liverpool magazine: exclusive audio from our Jamie Carragher interview as we discuss the club01/19/2020
    1:40:57
  8. 8.
    Liverpool, Istanbul and the epic 2004/05 Champions League campaign01/14/2020
    1:22:08
  1. 9.
    The European Championship 1960-1976: the old format, coin-toss wins, Panenka and lost glories01/08/2020
    1:21:53
  2. 10.
    Inside the weird and wonderful world of Club Tijuana, Mexico's maverick outsiders01/01/2020
    1:12:18
  3. 11.
    How Hungary's Magical Magyars wowed football against a backdrop of uncertainty at home12/29/2019
    1:17:03
  4. 12.
    How can CONIFA shape football's future?12/23/2019
    1:10:47
  5. 13.
    'I can't help falling in love': accepting the changing face of football as it moves through the eras12/19/2019
    1:18:27
  6. 14.
    How populist politics is changing the world of football12/11/2019
    1:08:03
  7. 15.
    Stateside Soccer: a history of the beautiful game in the United States12/08/2019
    1:29:08
  8. 16.
    The controversy and corruption of CONMEBOL11/21/2019
    1:20:08
  9. 17.
    Revolution and rebuilds: AC Milan and the two glorious decades between 1987 and 200711/19/2019
    1:33:43
  10. 18.
    The Mighty Magyars: Hungary's famed generation of Puskás, Kocsis and Hidegkuti11/14/2019
    1:18:36
  11. 19.
    Mussolini and the unique propaganda of the 1934 World Cup11/05/2019
    1:28:50
  12. 20.
    The glory, trials and tragedy of Nat Lofthouse, one of England's finest footballers10/31/2019
    1:19:20
  13. 21.
    My Side: how England's U17 World Cup win restored belief in domestic player development10/27/2019
    1:37:40
  14. 22.
    Liverpool's iconic 2000/01 campaign, feat. McAllister, Alavés and Owen and more10/20/2019
    1:13:11
  15. 23.
    The Frying Pan of Spain: the divisions and unity of Sevilla and Real Betis10/13/2019
    1:23:56
  16. 24.
    My Side: how Arsène Wenger's fearless Arsenal became the iconic Invincibles10/06/2019
    1:19:35
  17. 25.
    My Side: The fear, ecstasy and emotion of West Ham's final season at the Boleyn Ground09/30/2019
    1:07:48
  18. 26.
    My Side: The impossible dream of Manchester United's iconic treble in 199909/26/2019
    1:17:01
  19. 27.
    A tournament frozen in time: the wonderful randomness of the Cup Winners' Cup09/23/2019
    1:15:35
  20. 28.
    How Guardiola's Barcelona produced a season of exquisite refinement in 2010/1109/16/2019
    1:13:28
  21. 29.
    Natural: the story of Jimmy Greaves, England's greatest goalscoring talent09/02/2019
    1:25:05
  22. 30.
    Bottled: the relationship between alcohol and football, from sponsors to players08/29/2019
    1:15:34
  23. 31.
    My Side: the story behind Telé Santana's glorious failure with Brazil at the 1982 World Cup08/26/2019
    1:18:07
  24. 32.
    The conflicted world of politics and football in Palestine08/15/2019
    1:07:33
  25. 33.
    Another Bloody Saturday: a journey to the heart and soul of lower league football08/12/2019
    1:04:10
  26. 34.
    Bilbao, Athletic Club and the tricky world of Basque politics08/08/2019
    1:01:21
  27. 35.
    Gunshots and Goalposts: author Ben Roberts talks Northern Irish football past and present08/04/2019
    1:10:01
  28. 36.
    Political Football: why social turmoil isn't stopping Venezuela from becoming a footballing force07/29/2019
    1:03:11
  29. 37.
    How can women's football fulfil its potential? Lynsey Hooper plots a path07/26/2019
    1:05:47
  30. 38.
    Remembering Subbuteo: the iconic game of so many childhoods07/11/2019
    1:05:21
  31. 39.
    The story of football's lost wonderkids, with author Ryan Baldi07/03/2019
    1:04:16
  32. 40.
    The violence and corruption of Indonesian football: a game in a world of its own06/30/2019
    1:02:09
  33. 41.
    James Hendicott talks CONIFA and the untold story of the alternative World Cup06/26/2019
    1:05:29
  34. 42.
    My Side: how Bob Paisley's 1978/79 Liverpool team set a new bar in English football06/23/2019
    1:09:10
  35. 43.
    My Side: How Howard Kendall's Everton broke Liverpool's stranglehold on the domestic game in 1984/8506/16/2019
    1:04:23
  36. 44.
    The Maradona movie: an exclusive interview with director Asif Kapadia06/09/2019
    48:28
  37. 45.
    How football became a potent political tool before and after World War Two06/04/2019
    1:10:28
  38. 46.
    Out of the Shadows: England's 1982 World Cup story05/21/2019
    1:14:49
  39. 47.
    Recalling the great FA Cup finals and where the competition lost itself05/14/2019
    1:15:28
  40. 48.
    How football remained relevant and progressed during the devastation of World War One05/06/2019
    1:05:51
  41. 49.
    My Side: how Spain overcame their demons to lift the 2010 World Cup05/02/2019
    1:03:04
  42. 50.
    My Side: how Ajax's class of '73, led by Cruyff, completed a hat-trick of European Cups04/25/2019
    1:02:28
  43. 51.
    How contemporary politics in Spain may alter the nation's footballing landscape04/23/2019
    1:13:01
  44. 52.
    My Side: in celebration of Newcastle's swashbuckling 1995/96 vintage04/17/2019
    1:16:27
  45. 53.
    Remembering Thomas 'Mad Dog' Gravesen with author Chris Sweeney04/14/2019
    1:06:15
  46. 54.
    Saturday, 3pm: author Daniel Gray talks 50 delights of modern football04/11/2019
    1:02:18
  47. 55.
    Euro 2020 or the UEFA Nations League? A debate about international football on the continent03/17/2019
    1:02:39
  48. 56.
    The murky world of African academies who exclusively sell talent to Europe03/11/2019
    1:02:42
  49. 57.
    Justin Walley: the man whose coaching odyssey is unlike any other in football03/04/2019
    1:08:20
  50. 58.
    Welcome to the world of Peruvian football, from the scintillating to the scandalous03/01/2019
    1:11:19
  51. 59.
    Jeff Goulding talks Stanley Park Story, the benchmark for modern football faction02/25/2019
    1:02:45
  52. 60.
    Football in Egypt: the nation that defines the relationship between politics, society and football02/20/2019
    1:05:11
  53. 61.
    Managerial rivalries in the 1990s: Keegan, Dalglish, Ferguson, Wenger and more02/18/2019
    1:17:42
  54. 62.
    The socio-political influence that makes up the threads of Northern Irish club football02/07/2019
    1:05:21
  55. 63.
    A history of the League Cup: a tournament that once had the power to change the course of history02/05/2019
    1:18:58
  56. 64.
    Author Lionel Birnie talks Graham Taylor: the revolutionary, the saviour and the vilified02/03/2019
    1:21:22
  57. 65.
    Spanish football in the Franco years01/28/2019
    1:18:45
  58. 66.
    Kevin George, footballer, author and expert, delves into the psychology of football01/23/2019
    1:07:07
  59. 67.
    How will the divisive new political landscape in Brazil affect football?01/20/2019
    1:10:08
  60. 68.
    Adam Summerton gives an insight into the unique world of a commentator01/13/2019
    1:14:12
  61. 69.
    How Liverpool's dominance was expertly challenged by various managerial masterminds in the 1980s01/10/2019
    1:28:01
  62. 70.
    Football in the 1970s and 80s, the Thatcher government, and a clash of classes01/06/2019
    1:00:14
  63. 71.
    How savage social and political upheaval shaped football management in the 1970s01/03/2019
    1:13:28
  64. 72.
    Managerial rivalries in the 1960s: the decade that redefined the role of a manager12/20/2018
    1:10:46
  65. 73.
    Is a European Super League inevitable in the modern game?12/14/2018
    58:31
  66. 74.
    How managerial rivalries in the 1950s heralded a new dawn for modern football12/10/2018
    54:03
  67. 75.
    Exploring the women's game with author Chris Slegg and expert Rich Laverty12/06/2018
    1:06:48
  68. 76.
    Author Daniel Gray talks 50 lost wonders of football12/02/2018
    58:39
  69. 77.
    Bob Paisley: the unassuming Liverpool legend who rewrote English football history, with Ian Herbert11/21/2018
    1:15:45
  70. 78.
    Remembering the European Cup: the triumphs, talents and the tragedies11/15/2018
    1:31:06
  71. 79.
    Political Football: the compelling world of FIFA10/30/2018
    1:02:48
  72. 80.
    In celebration of the Cup Winners' Cup, a tournament like no other10/22/2018
    1:03:28
  73. 81.
    Drewe Broughton opens up about elite performance coaching in football10/18/2018
    1:08:38
  74. 82.
    Political Football: the culture and politics that shaped Scottish football and what Brexit means10/08/2018
    53:28
  75. 83.
    Political Football: how the game gave hope during the worst of Northern Ireland's Troubles10/02/2018
    55:27
  76. 84.
    In celebration of the UEFA Cup, from underdog wins to eras of dominance09/24/2018
    1:16:12
  77. 85.
    Political Football: The power, passion and dark underbelly of Turkish football at all levels09/19/2018
    55:58
  78. 86.
    Sócrates: the talent, the icon and the activist, with author Andrew Downie09/16/2018
    54:02
  79. 87.
    Political Football: How football overcame brutal military juntas in Argentina and Chile09/11/2018
    56:10
  80. 88.
    The Champions League and Europa League preview show09/06/2018
    1:08:14
  81. 89.
    Political Football: the magnificent, murky world of Soviet, Ukrainian and Russian football09/03/2018
    51:58
  82. 90.
    Michael Calvin talks State of Play, an exploration of football beneath its skin08/27/2018
    1:15:25
  83. 91.
    Previewing the Serie A and LaLiga season and a tribute to Jim Hart08/20/2018
    1:35:33
  84. 92.
    The Premier League 2018/19 season preview08/06/2018
    1:03:34
  85. 93.
    The philosophies that changed football forever07/24/2018
    56:30
  86. 94.
    The post-World Cup show07/19/2018
    1:03:08
  87. 95.
    Previewing the 2018 FIFA World Cup06/14/2018
    1:27:13
  88. 96.
    The World Cup Series: 2010 and 201406/06/2018
    1:31:18
  89. 97.
    Cheers, Tears and Jeers: A History of England and the World Cup05/28/2018
    1:04:54
  90. 98.
    Previewing the CONCACAF nations at the 2018 World Cup05/21/2018
    47:22
  91. 99.
    The World Cup Series: 2002 and 200605/14/2018
    2:02:58
  92. 100.
    The World Cup Series: 1994 and 199805/09/2018
    1:55:06
  93. 101.
    The Coaches' Forum talks to Oliver Sifkovits04/26/2018
    1:27:51
  94. 102.
    The World Cup Series: 1986 and 199004/17/2018
    2:22:06
  95. 103.
    The World Cup Series: 1978 and 198204/04/2018
    2:05:56
  96. 104.
    The World Cup Series: 1970 and 197403/18/2018
    2:00:51
  97. 105.
    The Coaches' Forum talks to Matt Smith02/26/2018
    1:40:49
  98. 106.
    Spanish stadia: the icons and the white elephants02/26/2018
    38:17
  99. 107.
    The World Cup Series: 1930-196602/25/2018
    2:10:04
  100. 108.
    The Lob talks to Tariq Panja01/01/2018
    35:43
  101. 109.
    The Coaches' Forum talks to Saul Isaksson-Hurst12/17/2017
    58:23
  102. 110.
    In celebration of football's greatest number 10s12/04/2017
    39:46
  103. 111.
    The Coaches' Forum talks to Jamie Hamilton12/01/2017
    1:32:13
  104. 112.
    The Lob talks to Jonathan Wilson11/20/2017
    1:00:45
  105. 113.
    The Coaches' Forum talks to Johnny McKinstry11/16/2017
    45:16
  106. 114.
    Remembering the maverick Alan "Huddy" Hudson with biographer Jason Pettigrove10/24/2017
    1:00:20
  107. 115.
    Welcome to the incredible world of Rayo Vallecano10/17/2017
    39:14
  108. 116.
    Gabriele Marcotti talks Italian football past and present09/23/2017
    40:36
  109. 117.
    Uli Hesse and the state of German football09/18/2017
    1:10:37
  110. 118.
    Kenny Sansom: Alcohol, Diego Maradona and the Hand of God09/12/2017
    29:39
  111. 119.
    A chat with former Liverpool manager, Roy Evans09/11/2017
    25:35
  112. 120.
    How Atlético Madrid broke the La Liga duopoly, with Euan McTear09/06/2017
    50:12
  113. 121.
    The methods and secrets of Tom Byer08/29/2017
    1:13:52
  114. 122.
    How to identify talent and the use of statistics05/28/2017
    59:37
  115. 123.
    FIFA's running of football and the World Cup04/28/2017
    1:06:22
  116. 124.
    Interview with former Bayern Munich and Germany under-21 midfielder Frank Gerster03/30/2017
    28:34
  117. 125.
    In celebration of football's one-club stalwarts03/02/2017
    1:02:37
  118. 126.
    The Calcio Magazine and contemporary Serie A01/15/2017
    1:07:34
  119. 127.
    Should we bring Safe Standing to British football?01/02/2017
    1:07:43
  120. 128.
    The tragedy of Chapecoense and wider South American football12/02/2016
    1:01:54
  121. 129.
    Why US Soccer is standing in the way of national team progress11/29/2016
    1:00:16
  122. 130.
    The uncertain future of Catalan football11/11/2016
    45:09
  123. 131.
    The Football Italia Years: Part II09/25/2016
    1:00:59
  124. 132.
    The Football Italia Years09/19/2016
    1:03:51
  125. 133.
    A chat with US legend Marcelo Balboa08/19/2016
    58:45
  126. 134.
    Where next for English football?07/05/2016
    55:23
  127. 135.
    The secrets of football blogging06/14/2016
    58:19
  128. 136.
    The mysterious world of Russian football06/08/2016
    1:06:45
  129. 137.
    Copa América Centenario special05/27/2016
    1:05:01
  130. 138.
    The art and science of player development and coaching05/23/2016
    58:47
  131. 139.
    Deconstructing American Soccer (Part II)05/16/2016
    54:22
  132. 140.
    The Challenges facing Irish football05/15/2016
    1:03:07
  133. 141.
    Deconstructing American Soccer (Part I)05/11/2016
    1:05:13
  134. 142.
    The wonderful world of Basque football05/03/2016
    1:02:14
  135. 143.
    Defending in the modern game, with Jamie Carragher04/26/2016
    1:04:05

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