21 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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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.

    Der Klassiker reaction - Bayern take huge step to 8th title in a row and what does that mean for Dortmund & the Bundesliga?

    Der Klassiker reaction - Bayern take huge step to 8th title in a row and what does that mean for Dortmund & the Bundesliga?

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein hops straight from the TV studio onto the pod to react to Bayern Munich's win over Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker - looking at the reasons behind Bayern's dominance, what the result means for the future of Lucien Favre as Dortmund manager, and what it does for the international reputation of the Bundesliga.

    • 20 min
    Havertz, Werner and Hertha impress + Der Klassiker preview

    Havertz, Werner and Hertha impress + Der Klassiker preview

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann & Kevin Hatchard to look back at the Bundesliga weekend which saw impressive performances from Leverkusen's Kai Havertz, Leipzig's Timo Werner and a big win for Hertha in the Berlin derby. The guys are also joined by Lars Pollmann from The Yellow Wall pod to preview Tuesday's pivotal Der Klassiker between Dortmund & Bayern

    • 36 min
    Bundesliga restart: ghost games and ghost goats

    Bundesliga restart: ghost games and ghost goats

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein looks at how the Bundesliga performed over the weekend with the eyes of the world watching the first round of 'ghost games', with insight from Christoph Biermann & Archie Rhind-Tutt who were both in stadiums at the weekend

    • 32 min
    Bundesliga prepares for kick-off despite sending Dynamo Dresden into quarantine

    Bundesliga prepares for kick-off despite sending Dynamo Dresden into quarantine

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann and Kevin Hatchard to look at the latest around the Bundesliga's impending return despite Dynamo Dresden's whole squad having to quarantine for 14-days due after two players tested positive for COVID-19, we also get the latest on how players have reacted to being back in action, and the guys make their predictions for the title race, European spots and relegation

    • 32 min
    The Bundesliga is back

    The Bundesliga is back

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann & Jonathan Harding to react to the news of the Bundesliga being given the green light to return to matches behind closed doors towards the end of May - we get a sense of what the feeling is like on the ground in Germany and ponder whether the so-called ghost games will actually satisfy the appetite for competitive football

    • 28 min
    Latest on the Bundesliga's proposal to return in May

    Latest on the Bundesliga's proposal to return in May

    The Athletic's Raphael Honigstein is joined by Christoph Biermann & Kevin Hatchard to look at the latest situation in Germany as we await a decision from the authorities on the Bundesliga's proposal to restart behind closed doors, as well as that the panel discuss their choices for The Athletic's Bundesliga Team of the Year

    • 42 min

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