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Interviews with journalists and authors about an outstanding piece of writing on sport. From BackPage.

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    • 4.8 • 57 Ratings

Interviews with journalists and authors about an outstanding piece of writing on sport. From BackPage.

    Daniel Gray: Snapshot

    Daniel Gray: Snapshot

    Author Daniel Gray and photographer Alan McCredie toured Scotland collecting pictures and that form a charming and true portrait of football in that country, from a European night at Ibrox to the Highland League.
    This is Martin's conversation with Daniel about how he and Alan found their subjects and what he learned from his travels.


    Find out more about Snapshot and Nutmeg, the Scottish football periodical that Martin and Daniel mention, here.


    And please also check out the new BackPage title on Liverpool's Premier League campaign, At The End Of The Storm
     
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    • 26 min
    Ben Reiter: The Edge

    Ben Reiter: The Edge

    Returning to Between the Lines is Ben Reiter, author of Astroball, to talk about how the story he reported took a shocking turn - and how he went after it in a brilliant new six-part podcast, The Edge.


    The incredible rise of the Houston Astros from the worst team in baseball to world champions is the story that made Ben's name. When, in November 2019, news of a cheating scandal engulfed the organisation and tarnished their achievements, Ben decided he had to return to the story to discover what happened and what, if anything, he had missed.


    The result is, in our opinion, the sports podcast of 2020 and you don't need to be a baseball fan to understand or enjoy it.


    Finally, please check out our latest title, produced in association with The Athletic: At The End Of The Storm - stories from Liverpool's historic title win. It's the perfect gift for the Liverpool fan in your life - and it's out now.
     
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    • 23 min
    Henry Winter: Wild Swimming with Nigel Pearson

    Henry Winter: Wild Swimming with Nigel Pearson

    Henry Winter returns to Between The Lines to talk about an interview he did with Nigel Pearson, in which the two men went hiking across Dartmoor and swam in a chalk pit. It makes for great copy and is testament to Winter's skill at relationship building and what he sees as the power of The Times, under whose masthead he writes. Aspiring and developing sportswriters listen up - Henry's breakdown of his intro to this piece is a lesson from the best in how to set up what he calls 'the shop window'.


    Finally, please check out our latest title, produced in association with The Athletic: At The End Of The Storm - stories from Liverpool's historic title win.
     
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    • 23 min
    Sebastian Moffett: Japanese Rules

    Sebastian Moffett: Japanese Rules

    Martin talks to Sebastian Moffett about Japanese Rules, his examination of the intersection of Japanese culture and its emergent football scene at the start of the 21st Century.


    It's a book Martin leant on while researching his own work on Shunsuke Nakamura and he asks Sebastian about the time he spent living and working in Japan, the techniques he used in the interviews for the book and how it impacted his life and career.


    Find out about our latest book - At The End of the Storm: Stories From Liverpool's Historic Title Win
     
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    • 28 min
    Mutiny at Hearts - The Story Behind Our Spotify Original

    Mutiny at Hearts - The Story Behind Our Spotify Original

    Welcome to a new episode of Between the Lines. This is the story behind our first Spotify Original podcast, which is out today! It is called 'Mutiny at Hearts' and tells the story of arguably the most explosive press conference in British football history in October 2006 - when three Hearts players led by club captain Steven Pressley turned on the club's megalomaniac owner, Vladimir Romanov.
    The episode is available exclusively on Spotify.
    Enjoy


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    • 19 min
    Oliver Kay: Forever Young - The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football's Lost Genius

    Oliver Kay: Forever Young - The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football's Lost Genius

    Welcome to a new episode of Between the Lines. This is Martin’s chat with Oliver Kay about Forever Young: The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football’s Lost Genius. It’s one of Martin’s favourite sports books of the last decade and that’s why this episode is a bit longer than most… plenty to cover!
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Dave Scott NbM ,

Ten out of Ten

One of the few podcasts guaranteed to make you want to buy a book! ( in a good way )

London Archie ,

I never miss an episode

For anyone interested in the real details of sport and sports writing.

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The inside line.

A fascinating insight to the people who wrote some of the most interesting sports literature. Especially loved the Scotland England rugby game description.

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