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.
Behind the Scenes of Football Italia
UK listeners of a certain age will remember the Football Italia show on Channel 4 in the 1990s and early 2000s. Jonathan Grade started out as a runner on the show from its inception and gradually rose through the ranks. He has now written a book about his decade with the show.
Football Under Nazi Occupation
My guest is Kevin Simpson, author of 'Soccer Under the Swastika', which examines the experience of football in Nazi-occupied areas during World War II.
Andrew Watson: The First Black International Footballer
My guest is Llew Walker, who's written a new biography of Andrew Watson, the world's first black international footballer. Watson played for Queen's Park, captained Scotland, and also turned out for Corinthian FC.
The Story of RB Leipzig
Karan Tejwani is the author of a new book chronicling the progress of RB Leipzig. We also look at the Red Bull company's other football franchises around the world.
The History of Subbuteo
Stephen Hurrell blogs about the tabletop football game, Subbuteo. We discuss the past, present and future of the game. How did this family business with figures painted by housewives at home grow into a global business?
East Germany's DDR Oberliga revisited
I am joined by Michael Wagg, who's written a book tracing the fortunes of the 14 clubs that made up the final East German DDR Oberliga in the early 1990s.