26 episodes

Football and feminism are both huge parts of our culture and everyday lives, but rarely have they been brought together and forced to get along.
In this podcast, comedian and feminist activist Grace Campbell, and her father, that well-known guy from politics, Alastair Campbell, bring Grace’s obsession of feminism, and Alastair’s obsession of football together to create what they hope is a fun and thought provoking podcast.
Each week they’ll be joined by people from varying industries to chat football, feminism, and everything in between. The guests will vary from football (Burnley manager Sean Dyche) to feminism (countdown star Rachel Riley) to anything else in between (Ed Miliband, Kelly Holmes, and Josh Widdecombe).
*ABOUT THE HOSTS *
Grace Campbell is a comedian and activist who is fast making a name for herself as a feisty feminist stand-up. Grace is currently writing her debut solo-show to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. The show, Why I’m Never Going Into Politics, tells Grace’s story of growing up in politics and why she feels her life so far has meant she could never be a politician. As an activist, Grace co-founded the feminist, law-changing, activist collective, the Pink Protest.
Alastair Campbell is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications. Alastair is a lifelong Burnley fan and sometimes even a pundit for Burnley FC. Alastair is still very active in politics, mainly focussing his energy on mental health causes, and trying to stop Brexit. He is very excited to be venturing into the podcast world with his daughter.

Football, Feminism & Everything in Between Alastair Campbell & Grace Campbell

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    • 4.1, 9 Ratings

Football and feminism are both huge parts of our culture and everyday lives, but rarely have they been brought together and forced to get along.
In this podcast, comedian and feminist activist Grace Campbell, and her father, that well-known guy from politics, Alastair Campbell, bring Grace’s obsession of feminism, and Alastair’s obsession of football together to create what they hope is a fun and thought provoking podcast.
Each week they’ll be joined by people from varying industries to chat football, feminism, and everything in between. The guests will vary from football (Burnley manager Sean Dyche) to feminism (countdown star Rachel Riley) to anything else in between (Ed Miliband, Kelly Holmes, and Josh Widdecombe).
*ABOUT THE HOSTS *
Grace Campbell is a comedian and activist who is fast making a name for herself as a feisty feminist stand-up. Grace is currently writing her debut solo-show to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. The show, Why I’m Never Going Into Politics, tells Grace’s story of growing up in politics and why she feels her life so far has meant she could never be a politician. As an activist, Grace co-founded the feminist, law-changing, activist collective, the Pink Protest.
Alastair Campbell is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications. Alastair is a lifelong Burnley fan and sometimes even a pundit for Burnley FC. Alastair is still very active in politics, mainly focussing his energy on mental health causes, and trying to stop Brexit. He is very excited to be venturing into the podcast world with his daughter.

    5: Lockdown #5 The Durham Dom Special

    5: Lockdown #5 The Durham Dom Special

    We're back with an episode mainly talking about the Dominic Cummings saga which unravelled this weekend. Plus some football, and a bit of feminism. 

    • 36 min
    4: The Lockdown #4

    4: The Lockdown #4

    #mentalhealthawarenessweek Alastair and Grace are back for another week. They discuss mental health, what life was like for Grace when they had protestors outside her house growing up, swimming and MORE. 

    • 37 min
    3: The Lockdown #3

    3: The Lockdown #3

    Another week in lockdown and another week of no football and some feminism. This week we're discussing The Eddy, Kier Starmer (and his hair), football, and what we're grateful for. Enjoy. And apologies for the momentary sound issues, hopefully you can forgive us!

    • 37 min
    2: The Lockdown #2

    2: The Lockdown #2

    Grace and Alastair are back with an incoherent but riveting conversation about Normal People, After Life, gratitude lists, Boris Johnson, why we shouldn't forgive him because he's had a baby AND you guessed it some Football & Feminism. Enjoy. 

    • 40 min
    1: The Lockdown One #1

    1: The Lockdown One #1

    Grace and Alastair are back with their podcast, brought to you from isolation. They discuss Miss World, how they're coping without football and comedy, and Alastair's obsession with trees. 

    • 55 min
    10: The Brian Cox One

    10: The Brian Cox One

    *BONUS EPISODE ALERT* The legendary, Golden Globe winning actor Brian Cox was in town and we had to get him on the podcast!! If you listen to this podcast, you'll know we obsessively discuss Cox's most recent hit show Succession all the time. Cox plays media mogul Logan Roy on the show & his catch phrase is 'F**k Off' so he couldn't be bette than that. His career has spanned almost 60 years as an actor. Cox is very political, and has never held back his opinions when it comes to Scottish independence & the Labour Party. This is a fascinating episode where we talk Scotland, Succession, politics, feminism, and his evening with Indira Gandhi.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

jordan0493 ,

Love it!

Love the respectful, thoughtful conversations! I really enjoy the discussions about the intersection of feminism and football, looking forward to hearing more in future episodes.

torifett ,

Love it!

As a woman who has recently become obsessed with soccer (sorry, American here!) and having a hard time dealing with sexism amongst fans, this podcast is perfect! Can’t wait to listen to more.

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