The Dial Up is a SoccerBible podcast series that brings unfiltered conversation to the fore. Hosted by creatives Keane Pearce Shaw and Pete Martin, with each guest we explore their experiences through football and how their interests away from the game have flourished. A casual check in with some of the biggest names on the planet, these conversations are about showing character and personality while highlighting the human nature of football's finest.
26. Rio Ferdinand
An illustrious International with England and club career with Manchester United, few people have had an impact on football's contemporary scene in the way Rio Ferdinand has. A true trailblazer and a genuine record breaker, we speak to this innovator about what it is like to go away on International duty, what goes on while you're there and the legacy those stages leave on a players life. Offering up an insight on his thoughts on England's chances, the characters at Euro 2020 and what his future aspirations look like.
25. Millie Bright
A valiant defender who has risen as one of the greatest on the planet, Millie Bright is picking up accolades left, right and centre. Searching for a quadruple having just won the Women's Super League with Chelsea, the sights are now set on European supremacy with the Champions League final looming. We discuss the journey, her unique outlook and humble approach whilst also discussing mental strength and outlook. We also touch on the Olympic dream, her aspirations away from football and the energy she has to use her profile for good.
24. Matthew McConaughey
An icon on so many levels, Matthew McConaughey is a king of his own kind. An empowering thinker and one of Hollywood's greatest talents, his approach has revolutionised film. Now officially part of the ownership group of MLS side Austin FC, he's our latest guest on The Dial Up as we discuss his love for football, the ethos of Austin as a city and why it is so ripe for football. On the eve of the club's inaugural season, he explains the long term vision and why getting involved is a decision based on a legacy he wants to create. Pure charisma and a genuine appreciation for the sport, this one was special - We're Verde all over.
23. Tom Davies
Tom Davies is the man. A player who has grafted and grown while rising through the ranks of his boyhood club, he is the beautiful epitome of a cultured generation. Hungry to learn and humble when shining, the Everton starlet has found his groove and in letting us into his Liverpool-based back garden, albeit virtually, we get an insight into the way his mind works. An out and out hero, it's another conversation that just keeps giving. Coffee beans and all.
22. Paul Pogba
‘The Dial Up’ is back with a bang for season two, and starting 2021 off we sat down with none other than Paul Pogba for an informal yet candid chat, in which we got a rare insight into the person behind the character, learning more about what makes the World Cup winner tick.
Our series in which elite players and footballing personalities from all over the world get to just relax and speak free from the spotlight – is back for a second season, and it kicks off with one of the biggest characters in the game, with Paul Pogba on the other end of the line.
From his explosive impact at Juventus to his monster move to Manchester United, with a little bit of signature edition style and Pog-Boom added in for good measure, the larger-than-life Paul Pogba has ever been the showman, and his career to date has certainly reflected that. But that’s what we all see. In a rare glimpse-behind-the-curtain, we had a down-to-earth and intimate conversation with the world cup winner, getting his take on living life, being yourself, the importance of positivity, and using his influence to help people.
There’s definitely more to Paul Pogba than meets the eye, as you’ll find out in this episode, which is available to listen to in full now, along with the whole of season one. Dive in.
21. Weston McKennie
Having found football at a young age, Weston McKennie spent years in both Germany and the USA before breaking into the MLS. Soon scouted and brought to Europe, his story is of rise after rise. Now a man playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring worldie's at the Camp Nou and becoming a Juventus regular, his called from Andrea Pirlo will live long in the memory. Getting his story and his insight from his mouth, it's a fascinating road he's on and there's no question, the foot ain't coming off the gas.