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Seventeen-year-old soccer nut Solomon Dubner tries to educate his father Stephen (host of Freakonomics Radio) — and the rest of the world — about futbol.

Footy for Two Solomon Dubner & Stephen J. Dubner

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    • 4.2 • 52 Ratings

Seventeen-year-old soccer nut Solomon Dubner tries to educate his father Stephen (host of Freakonomics Radio) — and the rest of the world — about futbol.

    The Return!

    The Return!

    We discuss the footy events we missed over the summer, some exciting transfers and we round up this weekend's action. We talk about how to win the UCL, what makes a team great and the rise of Ousmane Dembele.

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    • 24 min
    World Cup: The Quarterfinals and Beyond

    World Cup: The Quarterfinals and Beyond

    We talk about the Round of 16, make predictions, and discuss talking points for the rest of the World Cup. We also talk about some transfer news.

    “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

    • 18 min
    World Cup Roundup, Part 2

    World Cup Roundup, Part 2

    Solomon explains the reasons behind Messi's problems with Argentina. We also discuss what's happened in the tournament since our last episode, debate supposed footy truths and make our predictions for the rest of the tournament.

    “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

    • 22 min
    World Cup Roundup, Part 1

    World Cup Roundup, Part 1

    Solomon tries to admit how poor Messi has been, while also praising Ronaldo. We discuss the most exciting teams, games and players of the tournament so far.

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    • 24 min
    World Cup Preview

    World Cup Preview

    We predict each World Cup group, discuss storylines, and talk about Solomon's picks to win it all. We also discuss NYCFC's coaching change.

    “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

    • 25 min
    Gracies Iniesta!

    Gracies Iniesta!

    In an episode which is mostly a tribute to and discussion of Andres Iniesta's time at Barcelona, we also discuss the end of the La Liga season, the FA Cup Final and the World Cup. We even pay some attention to MLS!

    “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Arty Party Pants ,

Keep on working on it!

Solomon is doing a good job. His passion for soccer is evident, and Stephen's contributions are great. Keep working on your enunciation though. At times it's hard to understand. Also it would be great if you analyzed tactics a little more. Great work!

cmp325 ,

So Refreshing

I’m a long time listener of Freakonomics, and avid soccer fan. This show is a great display of both Stephen Dubner’s ability to bring the best out of an interviewee and Solomon Dubner’s extensive knowledge and passion for the sport on all fronts.

djm801 ,

10/10

Stumbled across this podcast after watching the freakonomics radio episode on the World Cup. I’m a big fan of Stephen and love this colab with his son Solomon. Fun conversation between father and son. Only issue I have with it is the harsh tone often used towards the greatest club in the world 😉 ¡Hala Madrid!

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