37 episodes

The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein brings you a weekly roundup of all the biggest stories in the Bundesliga and across German football, as well as exclusive interviews with players and managers.

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    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein brings you a weekly roundup of all the biggest stories in the Bundesliga and across German football, as well as exclusive interviews with players and managers.

    How long can Stuttgart keep it up and are Leipzig ready for another title challenge?

    How long can Stuttgart keep it up and are Leipzig ready for another title challenge?

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann and Oliver Trust to take an in-depth look at Bundesliga newcomers Stuttgart as they find themselves in 5th place after an impressive start.
    Elsewhere we look at whether Leipzig have got what it takes to mount a genuine title challenge in the post-Werner world, and whether Thomas Muller's continued good form for Bayern is worthy of a recall to the national team.
    Sign up to The Athletic for access to Raphael Honigstein's unrivalled coverage of the Bundesliga and German football - head to theathletic.com/steilcastpod to subscribe for just £1-a-month
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    • 31 min
    Bayern back on track and Dortmund hold on to Sancho

    Bayern back on track and Dortmund hold on to Sancho

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann & Kevin Hatchard to reflect on the Bundesliga weekend that saw Robert Lewandowski ride to Bayern's rescue once again, a Gio Reyna-inspired Dortmund beat Freiburg and a tough start to life for new Schalke manager Manuel Baum losing 4-0 at Leipzig.
    Elsewhere we roundup all the transfer window activity including a flurry of late signings for Bayern and of course the biggest non-transfer of the summer as Jadon Sancho stays firmly put at Dortmund.
    Subscribe to The Athletic for access to Raphael Honigstein's unrivalled coverage of the Bundesliga & German football including his recent piece on the inside story of how Dortmund kept hold of Jadon Sancho - head to theathletic.com/steilcastpod to sign up for just £1-a-month
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    • 38 min
    Crisis talk: Schalke, Dortmund, and... Bayern?

    Crisis talk: Schalke, Dortmund, and... Bayern?

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann and Oliver Muller to react to Schalke sacking manager David Wagner after the second game of the season, plus there is also disappointment on the other side of the Ruhr as Dortmund lose 2-0 to Augsburg prompting some familiar questions for Lucien Favre.
    Elsewhere there are crises of a slightly less urgent nature at Bayern as they lose 4-1 to Hoffenheim, and there's also a managerial change at Mainz to discuss.
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    • 36 min
    Bundesliga is back - Bayern score 8 again, Dortmund in 17th heaven and Hertha off to a flyer at Werder Bremen

    Bundesliga is back - Bayern score 8 again, Dortmund in 17th heaven and Hertha off to a flyer at Werder Bremen

    Subscribe to The Athletic for access to Raphael Honigstein's unrivalled coverage of the Bundesliga and German football - including his recent exclusive interview with Timo Werner
    You can currently subscribe for just £1 a month, simply head to theathletic.com/steilcastpod to sign up now



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    • 36 min
    Bundesliga Season Preview - Can anyone stop Bayern?

    Bundesliga Season Preview - Can anyone stop Bayern?

    Subscribe to The Athletic for access to Raphael Honigstein's unrivalled coverage of the Bundesliga and German football - including his recent piece on the next steps for Bayern Munich after their all-conquering campaign last season.
    You can currently subscribe for just £1 a month, simply head to theathletic.com/steilcastpod to sign up now



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    • 41 min
    THREE Coaches, TWO Clubs: Do Champions League Semi-Finals Put The Bundesliga Back On Top?

    THREE Coaches, TWO Clubs: Do Champions League Semi-Finals Put The Bundesliga Back On Top?

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann to dissect Bayern Munich's 8-2 demolition of Barcelona, "Radio Muller" and a very high defensive line, even if Raf was MORE impressed by another German side on the weekend... 
    Plus, have Bundesliga sides benefitted from their early restart? And what does the success of Flick, Tuchel and Nagelsmann tell us about the state of coaching in Germany? 



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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

matttwelch18 ,

Decent

Good podcast but I would like to hear more Match analysis and insight to the teams. Atm it feels like it’s all about the conditions of the games which I totally understand all the best with the podcast though

callumnw5 ,

Good pod, more detail please!

I enjoy this pod and great to have one dedicated to German football in English (admittedly pretty niche). Honigstein and the guests are great. The only thing I’d ask is some more detail on match analysis, tactics, player performances etc. Or maybe they want people to subscribe to the Athletic for this depth via text (I am a subscriber already fwiw)

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