If you are interested in sports writing then the Covering Futbol podcast is a must listen. Start with the Andy Mitten interview, but check out them all. At the core of Andy’s development from young fanzine founder to established journalist with world-class contacts are practises that cut to the core of good sports writing and reporting; practises that may not be fashionable anymore, but thankfully endure. Read More →
We have been obsessed with podcasts for years now. Serial, Criminal, Reply All, The Tim Ferriss Show, This American Life, WTF with Marc Maron, Nerdist, The Cycling Podcast, Kermode and Mayo’s Film Reviews. But here’s the big thing we’ve found out in the last month… podcasts may be great to listen to, but they are even better to produce.
Tonight Andrea Pirlo and Juventus face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final. But – as this extract from his autobiography reveals – the bearded genius could have spent the best years of his glittering career at the Bernabeu wearing that famous white jersey: “Pristine, and at the same time aggressive; a mean streak running through its unusual purity.” Read More →
Kenny Millar talks about ‘Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game’, Michael Lewis’ groundbreaking tale of baseball general manager Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics. “Beane has inspired a generation of outsiders to look at their sports differently.” Read More →
WE started working with Graham Hunter in 2011. Over a bowl of rubbery pasta in an Italian restaurant in Glasgow, we twisted his arm into writing a book on FC Barcelona, then in their prime under Pep Guardiola. He remained unconvinced, sure that a global audience knew most of his incredible stories of Xavi, Iniesta, Messi and Pep. We argued that they didn’t.
Charles McGarry talks about ‘Benny: The Life and Times of a Fighting Legend’, John Burrowes’ powerful tale of the rise and fall of legendary Scottish boxer Benny Lynch. ‘A perfect balance of detail and drama.’ Read More →
Journalist John Greechan talks about ‘The Boys in the Boat’, Daniel James Brown’s compelling tale of a rowing crew’s journey from Washington State to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. ‘It’s about hardship and heroism, character and dedication.’ Read More →