Podcast

Podcast 23 — Derby Despair & Delight

Musa and Ryan look back at a weekend of pulsating Premier League derbies (00.01) plus some of the weekend’s other talking points (33.40), including captain’s armbands, Sancho Corner, Mark Hughes’ sacking and where Southampton go next (38.54). Finally, Brenda Elsey joins to discuss the wider implications of the Copa Libertadores fall out (48.05).

Podcast 23 — Derby Despair & Delight

Podcast 22 — The Importance of Identity

On this week's podcast, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss the importance of a footballing identity. They are joined by special guest Graham Hunter (25.29) whose 2012 book, Barça: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World, inspired the documentary released earlier this month about Barcelona, Take the Ball, Pass the Ball. There is also talk about Tottenham’s win over Chelsea (12.33), the Superclásico that never was, Sancho Corner and more.

Podcast 22 — The Importance of Identity

Podcast 21 — Oranje Boom: The Return of the Dutch

Following victory over world champions France and a late fightback against Germany, the Netherlands are back at Europe’s top table under the guidance of Ronald Koeman. Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss that, England, the future of Joachim Löw and the best bits from the international break.

Podcast 21 — Oranje Boom: The Return of the Dutch

Podcast 20 — El Clásico Duo

Following a weekend of headline clashes, Musa and Ryan dissect the Manchester derby victory for City and are joined remotely this week by Michael, who was at a memorable Klassiker in Dortmund. There’s also a recap of the delayed Superclásico first leg and our first mailbag.

Podcast 20 — El Clásico Duo

Podcast 19 — European Super League: Doomed to fail?

On this week’s podcast, Musa, Michael and Ryan react to the Football Leaks revelations that a European Super League is perhaps closer than we all thought, and the damage it could do to the fabric of the game. Also, we have Sancho Corner and take a look at the big talking points from across Europe.

Podcast 19 — European Super League: Doomed to fail?

Podcast 18 — Barca push Lopetegui to the brink, tragedy in Leicester

On this week’s podcast, Musa, Michael and Ryan dissect Barcelona’s Clasico victory (00.01) and remark on the tragedy in Leicester (15.01). There’s a preview of an exclusive interview with Michael Ballack and Bundesliga chat (20.37) before a run through of the weekend’s Premier League action (30.50) and other games (45.36)...

Podcast 18 — Barca push Lopetegui to the brink, tragedy in Leicester

Podcast 17 — Dortmund blitz Atleti

It was another wild night in the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund producing a second half blitz against Atletico Madrid. Musa, Michael and Ryan analyse that, talk to co-founder of the Unusual Efforts podcast Kirsten Schlewitz about the good and bad of Red Star Belgrade and Carlo Ancelotti’s fine work at Napoli.

Podcast 17 — Dortmund blitz Atleti

Podcast 16 — Inter rising after derby drama

After a brief hiatus for the international break, Musa and Ryan are back and joined by James Horncastle to discuss Inter’s dramatic Derby della Madonnina victory over city rivals AC Milan. There is also analysis of Maurizio Sarri versus Jose Mourinho, another beleaguering weekend for Real Madrid and, despite Michael’s absence through illness, more praise for Jadon Sancho.

Podcast 16 — Inter rising after derby drama

Podcast 15 — Real Madrid and Bayern Munich: Why are Europe’s giants struggling?

Bayern Munich go into the international break sixth in the Bundesliga and Real Madrid are on their longest goal drought since 1985. On our latest podcast, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss their woes and heap praise on the teams that are taking advantage across Europe.

Podcast 15 — Real Madrid and Bayern Munich: Why are Europe’s giants struggling?

Podcast 14 — Turning Points

This week Musa, Michael and Ryan talk about the struggles at Manchester United, Aaron Ramsey’s future amid a changing landscape at Arsenal, and a thrilling weekend in the Bundesliga, where Bayern Munich were displaced at the top after a stunning defeat in Berlin.

Podcast 14 — Turning Points

Podcast 13 — The Future, vol. 1

In an era of escalating transfer fees and the prospect of games abroad, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss the future of the game. The also look back on the weekend's action in the Premier League and across Europe.

Podcast 13 — The Future, vol. 1

Podcast 12 — In the Groove

As club football returns after the international break, Musa, Michael and Ryan take a look at the teams in Europe finding their rhythm, plus those who might have cause for concern.

Podcast 12 — In the Groove

Podcast 10 — Transitions

Having won their first four games, Watford are the surprise package in the Premier League this season. Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss their rise and other teams in transition, and they cast an eye over the latest in Europe and the deadline day transfers.

Podcast 10 — Transitions

Podcast 9 — Respect, Respect, Respect

Following Jose Mourinho’s extraordinary press conference after Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss where United and Mourinho go from here. They are joined by Miguel Delaney, the Independent’s chief football writer, who witnessed the meltdown in Manchester.

Podcast 9 — Respect, Respect, Respect

Podcast 8 — Sarri and the New Guard

In our latest episode, Musa, Michael and Ryan are joined by James Horncastle to discuss the slow rise of new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and the appointments of Unai Emery at Arsenal, Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds and Thomas Tuchel at PSG.

Podcast 8 — Sarri and the New Guard

Podcast 6 — The Beginning

On the first episode of the new season, Musa, Michael and Ryan talk about the opening weekend of the Premier League season, the German Super Cup, Iniesta, Rooney and some of their favourite and least favourite kits.

Podcast 6 — The Beginning

Podcast 5 — The Endgame

Our fifth and final World Cup podcast is called The Endgame. Musa Okwonga, Michael Da Silva and Producer Ryan are joined by New York Times football writer Rory Smith and Spanish football writer Sid Lowe, as we preview the World Cup final between France and Croatia.

Podcast 5 — The Endgame

Podcast 4 — The Unscheduled

Our fourth World Cup podcast is called the Unscheduled, mainly because we didn’t plan to do it. This time Musa Okwonga and Rabona editor-in-chief Michael Da Silva look at the four semi-finalists: Croatia, England, Belgium and France and are joined by French football writer Philippe Auclair.

Podcast 4 — The Unscheduled

Podcast 3 — The Unfinished

As we approach the business end of the World Cup, Musa Okwonga and Michael Da Silva look at the remaining candidates in our latest podcast, ‘The Unfinished’. Belgium, Brazil and France all on the menu and Irish Times writer Ken Early speaks to us about England’s wild ride to the quarter finals. We also discuss Germany’s shock exit with German football writer Uli Hesse.

Podcast 3 — The Unfinished

Podcast 2 — The Unexpected

Hosted by journalist and poet Musa Okwonga alongside Rabona editor-in-chief Michael Da Silva, Rabona brings you its second World Cup podcast. This episode is called ‘The Unexpected’ and looks at the surprises of the tournament so far, and there have been a few! Argentina, Croatia and Germany, to name but three. Musa and Michael are joined by Croatian football expert Juraj Vrdoljak and French football writer Tom Williams.

Podcast 2 — The Unexpected

Podcast 1 — The Uninvited

Hosted by Musa Okwonga alongside Rabona editor-in-chief Michael Da Silva, Rabona brings you the first of a series of World Cup podcasts. This first episode is called ‘The Uninvited’ as we look at the perennial attendees such as Italy, the Netherlands, Chile and the USA, who all missed out this time. And Musa and Michael will give you their tips for the tournament.

Podcast 1 — The Uninvited