New Season of Between the Lines!

Welcome to the second full season of Between the Lines: The Stories Behind Great Sports Writing. This series has been a long time in the planning and recording – we wanted to get the right combination of guests and a good balance between books, long-form journalism and news stories. We hope you enjoy. And if you do, please leave us a review wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Martin & Neil


  1. Ben Reiter: Astroball (book) – October 16
  2. Oliver Kay: Matt Jansen’s Return to Rome (long-form piece for The Athletic) – Oct 23
  3. Lawrence Donegan: Four Iron in the Soul (book) – Oct 30
  4. Andy Mitten: In Search of Diego Maradona (long-form piece for 4-4-2) – Nov 6
  5. Daniel Gray on Hugh McIllvanney (discussion of famous piece on Jock Stein) – Nov 13
  6. Hugh MacDonald on Hugh McIllvanney (discussion of famous piece on boxer Johnny Owen) – Nov 20
  7. David Goldblatt: The Age of Football (book) – Nov 27
  8. Alison McConnell: Brendan Rodgers to Leicester (news story) – Dec 4
  9. The Miracle of Castel di Sangro (documentary on classic book by Joe McGinniss)  – Dec 11