38 episodes

Francis Leach and Tony Wilson are off to their fourth World Cup, this time in Russia! Regular updates about what's happening behind the Putin Curtain, interviews with fans and whatever else you might expect from a normal day in Russia. World Cup Road Trip is produced by Nearly. www.nearly.com.au/worldcup Artwork by Studio Baker Music by George Parker-Brien

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Francis Leach and Tony Wilson are off to their fourth World Cup, this time in Russia! Regular updates about what's happening behind the Putin Curtain, interviews with fans and whatever else you might expect from a normal day in Russia. World Cup Road Trip is produced by Nearly. www.nearly.com.au/worldcup Artwork by Studio Baker Music by George Parker-Brien

    Russia goes on without the World Cup

    Russia goes on without the World Cup

    It's proshchay with a series of politically sensitive interviews about the current state of Russia and how it's ruled.

    In one case we've had to alter voices to protect identities, conducted the interviews in London and held off until things had quietened down.

    An illuminating final episode of the World Cup Road Trip and an insight into the country few expected to hold it.

     

    Articles

    TIME: Who is Bill Browder?

    ABC: World Cup dream is 'sportswashing' Russia's appalling record

     

    Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip.

     

    SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off.

     

    Get in touch!

    Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website

    Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter / Website

     

    *** Get Tony's book about Australia at the FIFA World Cup in Germany - Australia United.

    "Part diary, part memoir, he captures the specialness of being there." Sydney Morning Herald

     

    More informationa about the documentary Tony Wilson is making - Documentary Australia:Puskás and the South Melbourne Hellas 

    Donations are tax deductable.

     

    World Cup Road Trip is produced by Nearly.

    Artwork by Studio Baker

    Music by George Parker-Brien

     

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    The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

    The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

    10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.
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    • 37 min
    Calling in from Stuttgart 2006

    Calling in from Stuttgart 2006

    22 June 2006 and Tony is in Stuttgart for the match between Australia and Croatia.

    He's also part of the Triple R Breakfasters team.

    Best thing to do - call into the show from the other side of the world after a big game.

     

    VIDEO: Australia v Croatia, fan montage, Stuttgart, FIFA World Cup 2006

     

    Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip.

     

    SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off.

     

    Get in touch!

    Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website

    Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter / Website

     

    *** Get Tony's book about Australia at the FIFA World Cup in Germany - Australia United.

    "Part diary, part memoir, he captures the specialness of being there." Sydney Morning Herald

     

    More informationa about the documentary Tony Wilson is making - Documentary Australia:Puskás and the South Melbourne Hellas 

    Donations are tax deductable.

     

    World Cup Road Trip is produced by Nearly.

    Artwork by Studio Baker

    Music by George Parker-Brien

     

    Find a new podcast!

    The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

    The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

    10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

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    • 4 min
    Q and A

    Q and A

    In the final days of the tournament Tony and Francis reflect on the Road Trip, the World Cup and world football.

    Five questions each between Moscow and Melbourne.

    It's been quite the campaign!

     

    Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip.

     

    SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off.

     

    Get in touch!

    Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website

    Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter / Website

     

    *** Get Tony's book about Australia at the FIFA World Cup in Germany - Australia United.

    "Part diary, part memoir, he captures the specialness of being there." Sydney Morning Herald

     

    More informationa about the documentary Tony Wilson is making - Documentary Australia:Puskás and the South Melbourne Hellas 

    Donations are tax deductable.

     

    World Cup Road Trip is produced by Nearly.

    Artwork by Studio Baker

    Music by George Parker-Brien

     

    Find a new podcast!

    The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

    The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

    10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.
    For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    GAME DAY: England V Croatia

    GAME DAY: England V Croatia

    Is it one step closer to "coming home"?

    Francis is in Moscow; first a visit to the stadium to take in the flavour of high stakes international football then back to a suburban restaurant near Yugo-Zapadaya metro station to watch the game on a grainy TV.

     

    Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip.

     

    SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off.

     

    Get in touch!

    Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website

    Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter / Website

     

    *** Get Tony's book about Australia at the FIFA World Cup in Germany - Australia United.

    "Part diary, part memoir, he captures the specialness of being there." Sydney Morning Herald

     

    More informationa about the documentary Tony Wilson is making - Documentary Australia:Puskás and the South Melbourne Hellas 

    Donations are tax deductable.

     

    World Cup Road Trip is produced by Nearly.

    Artwork by Studio Baker

    Music by George Parker-Brien

     

    Find a new podcast!

    The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

    The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

    10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.
    For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 29 min
    GAME DAY: England V Sweden

    GAME DAY: England V Sweden

    It's over to Max Rushden's London place for a BBQ and pub-patron-free viewing of the quarter final that could get England one step closer to "bringing it home".

    Then off to Hyde Park to people watch as Francis wrestles with what he sees and hears.

     

    Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip.

     

    SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off.

     

    Get in touch!

    Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website

    Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter / Website

     

    *** Get Tony's book about Australia at the FIFA World Cup in Germany - Australia United.

    "Part diary, part memoir, he captures the specialness of being there." Sydney Morning Herald

     

    More informationa about the documentary Tony Wilson is making - Documentary Australia:Puskás and the South Melbourne Hellas 

    Donations are tax deductable.

     

    World Cup Road Trip is produced by Nearly.

    Artwork by Studio Baker

    Music by George Parker-Brien

     

    Find a new podcast!

    The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

    The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

    10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.
    For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 20 min
    Love England but can't stand their team, with Daniel Norcross

    Love England but can't stand their team, with Daniel Norcross

    Francis leaves Russia looking for the England football fans.

    He's in London confused by his own English football team antipathy. Lucky he's found a sympathetic ear in Daniel Norcross, BBC Test Match Special and ESPNCricinfo.

    Tony's ditched the Northcote closet for ropey electricity in Red Hill.

     

    Rate and review where you're listening, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the World Cup Road Trip.

     

    SPONSOR: Be prepared for special events by ordering a pack of greeting cards from SuperSimpleCards.com Use offer code "World Cup" for 10% off.

     

    Get in touch!

    Francis Leach - Facebook / Twitter / Website

    Tony Wilson - Facebook / Twitter / Website

     

    *** Get Tony's book about Australia at the FIFA World Cup in Germany - Australia United.

    "Part diary, part memoir, he captures the specialness of being there." Sydney Morning Herald

     

    More informationa about the documentary Tony Wilson is making - Documentary Australia:Puskás and the South Melbourne Hellas 

    Donations are tax deductable.

     

    World Cup Road Trip is produced by Nearly.

    Artwork by Studio Baker

    Music by George Parker-Brien

     

    Find a new podcast!

    The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

    The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

    10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.
    For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Erinsborough girl ,

Feel like I’m in Russia

Great podcast! Love all the stories that paint a wonderful picture of Russia and the joy of being at a Workd Cup. My daily tram commute is a delight. Thanks guys!

Big Simbo ,

From fans for fans for fun

This road trip is a lot of fun to be aboard. Smart, quirky, interesting, with a couple of very funny drivers. And a great event to be tripping around. Keep em coming boys. Oh and can you sometimes call the beautiful game “vfuutball” in honour of the dear departed legend Les Murray?

ByTonyWilson ,

Thanks to everyone for tuning in

Been so much fun so far. Tag a football mad friend, or the person you’re going to convince to go to a World Cup with you one day. And if you’re in Russia, come and say hi! We’re having a ball.

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