Outside Write is a blog dedicated to football travel, culture and history. In this podcast we discuss travel tips for watching football abroad, discuss football history, sociology and review books.
1. FC Union Berlin
My guest is Kit Holden whose new book covers the complex history and recent rise of 1. FC Union Berlin. This fascinating club from Berlin's southeastern suburbs has something of a cult following and is now enjoying regular European football. How? Find out here...
British and Irish Coaches in Asian Football
My guest is Chris Foley, author of a new book on the impact British and Irish coaches have made on Asian football. From Cambodia to Pohnpei, there are some incredible stories...
Belgium's Football History
I am joined by James Kelly, author of a new book charting the history of Belgian football. We look over some of the country's 'golden generations' that nearly managed to take home silverware, while also exploring the domestic scene.
The Greatest Sides Never to Win the World Cup
I welcome Aidan Williams back onto the show to discuss his new book on the greatest sides never to have won the World Cup. We've covered Brazil '82 and the Dutch sides of the '70s before, so we major on Hungary '54, Italy '90 and some lesser-discussed sides.
How Do We Make Football Sustainable?
This extended version of the football travel podcast is a collaboration with the Borussia Dortmund London Fan Club Podcast and we’re discussing the critical topic of sustainability in football.
From clubs to fans to football authorities, what can we all do to make the sport more environmentally friendly? The debate features:
- Benjamin McFadyean, host of the Borussia Dortmund London Fan Club Podcast and a football academic at the University of East Anglia
- Moritz Eckhert from Guterfussball.club
- Katie Cross from Pledgeball
The Intercontinental Cup
I welcome Daniel Williamson back onto the podcast to discuss his second book on the Intercontinental Cup, which pitted the club champions of Europe and South America against each other from the 1960s until the early 2000s. This tournament was never far from controversy...
As a football fan who’s interested in the history of the game and groundhopping around the world this podcast is absolutely ideal. Perfect.
Really enjoyed the DDR episode
Great podcast, well done all involved
Such a great little gem of a podcast
Really informative and really interesting.Really recommenced