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Whether you call it football or soccer. If you want to immerse yourself in the rich history of the beautiful game. Then welcome home!

Round History podcast brings you the dark, the tragic, the crazy, the amazing and the inspiring stories of heroes, legends and villains of the beautiful game from the world over.



Twitter: @RoundHistory

IG: roundhistory

roundhistory.com

Round History Luciano Nunes

    • Soccer
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

Whether you call it football or soccer. If you want to immerse yourself in the rich history of the beautiful game. Then welcome home!

Round History podcast brings you the dark, the tragic, the crazy, the amazing and the inspiring stories of heroes, legends and villains of the beautiful game from the world over.



Twitter: @RoundHistory

IG: roundhistory

roundhistory.com

    RH Call Up #3 with Jim McGough

    RH Call Up #3 with Jim McGough

    Jim McGough founded Ajax USA, a prominent unofficial supporters club of AFC Ajax Amsterdam which he operated from 1996 to 2007. Over the past two decades, he has conducted extensive research on the life of Eddy Hamel, the first American, and first Jewish player of AFC Ajax Amsterdam, for a book in progress. He was interviewed in 2019 by Sports Illustrated for an article about Hamel: Remember the Ringleader. He lives in California.















    Show Notes:







    * Remember the Ringleader by Sports Illustrated.* Video of Eddy Hamel playing for AFC Ajax.







    Eddy as Coach of De Kennemers







    This is the only known picture of Eddy’s wife, Johanna. She is wearing a beret and glasses.







    The home where Eddy Hamel was born in the upper east side of New York City.







    Photos courtesy of Jim McGough.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    RH Call Up #2 with Jordan Florit

    RH Call Up #2 with Jordan Florit

    Jordan Florit is a freelance writer currently writing ‘Red Wine and Arepas: How Football is Becoming Venezuela’s Religion.’ The book uses football as the lens through which areas of Venezuela’s culture, society, and politics are explored. Jordan’s work has been featured on These Football Times, Pundit Feed, The Terrace, and more.















    Show Notes:







    * What inspired Jordan to write this Rivaldo article? * What it was like growing up as a Southampton FC fan, favorite Saints jersey, favorite player.* Foobtall: Entertainment vs Sport.* Supporting local and foreign football clubs.* How did Jordan become a writer?* Jordan’s preference for non-fiction and his dislike of fiction explained.* What inspired him to write “Red Wine & Arepas: How Football is Becoming Venezuela’s Religion”? Deciding what goes into the book and his writing process. Dealing with constant changes in Venezuela while writing the book.* Interviewing a football agent and meeting shady characters with dodgy backstories.* Stumbling upon fascinating but unrelated material through research and procrastination.* Jonathan Wilson(T:@jonawils) and James Montague(T:@JamesPiotr) as inspirations.* Finding a fixer and getting help from @oncefutve‘s Kevin.* Adventures getting around in Venezuela like hitching rides with professional footballers and sketchy times up in the Andes.* What Jordan would like for people to get from reading the book.* What to do when there’s no live football?* How he was surprised to learn what Venezuelans think of the country’s politics.* Favorite chapter so far? Daniuska Rodriguez(IG:@daniuska0507), Deyna Castellanos(IG:@deynacastellanos T:@deynac18)* Book recommendations: Brian Clough: Nobody Ever Says Thank You: The Biography by Jonathan WilsonWhen Friday Comes: Football, War and Revolution in the Middle East by James MontagueRed or Dead: A Novel by David Peace* Podcast recommendations: Under the Skin by Russell Brand and The Jordan B Peterson Podcast.

    • 3 hr 3 min
    Ep. 6: Starostin’s Spartak Brotherhood Part 5

    Ep. 6: Starostin’s Spartak Brotherhood Part 5

    From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. The Starostin brothers and Spartak Moscow achieve unprecedented success on the pitch. They earn recognition from the public as well as the State for their accomplishments, receiving the highest honors in front of Joseph Stalin himself. As one Lavrentyi Beria ascends to the top of the NKVD and rivals Dynamo, off the pitch they will face their darkest days yet when the iron fist of the Secret Police comes swinging at full force against them.







    What we cover in this episode:







    * Spartak vs Basque Select* Physical Culture day parade* Face to face with Stalin* Family and friends disappearing* Lavrentyi Beria gets involved* No more help from Alexander Kosarev* World War II starts* Spartak and the Golden Double* The end of the line?







    Books/Sources:







    Spartak Moscow: A History of the People’s Team in the Workers’ State by Robert Edelman







    The Starostin Brothers by Boris Dukhon and George Morozov







    Soviet Sport and Transnational Mass Culture in the 1930’s by Barbara Keys







    A Tale of Football by Andrey Starostin







    Spring of the Patriarch by Nikolai Starostin

    • 2 hr 17 min
    RH Call Up #1 with Saltair F.C.

    RH Call Up #1 with Saltair F.C.

    In this episode, we talk to the guys at Saltair FC, Andy and Josh about the history of this very “real” and legendary club from Salt Lake City, Utah. I know it sounds weird, but it was a great time and hopefully fun for you listening as well. Make sure to check them out on Twitter and Instagram, their handle is @Saltairfc, they just released a dope jersey that only the cool kids will have. You can get yours and find out more on saltairfc.com.

    • 59 min
    Ep. 5: Starostin’s Spartak Brotherhood Part 4

    Ep. 5: Starostin’s Spartak Brotherhood Part 4

    Part 4 begins in 1934. The Soviet Union opens its borders for diplomatic reasons which in turn exposes their football to the outside world. The Starostins will encounter new ideas, opponents and different styles of play, helping them push the evolution of the Soviet game.Nikolai will lead the creation of a new club, Spartak Moscow, and will challenge Dynamo Moscow’s growing supremacy on and off the the pitch. As great as their achievements are, it will begin to bother some folks, enemies will rise and with that, an ever present danger surfacing in the background.







    What we cover in this episode:







    * The USSR opens its borders* The Moscow Select team travels to Czechoslovakia* Spartak Moscow is born* Spartak-Dynamo combine travels to France* Soviet football is exposed to different ideas* Professionalism in a Communist State* Football on the Red Square* Spartak crowned Champions* First Moscow Show Trial







    Books/Sources







    Spartak Moscow: A History of the People’s Team in the Workers’ State by Robert Edelman







    Soviet Sport and Transnational Mass Culture in the 1930’s by Barbara Keys







    A Tale of Football by Andrey Starostin







    Spring of the Patriarch by Nikolai Starostin







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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Ep. 4: Starostin’s Spartak Brotherhood Part 3

    Ep. 4: Starostin’s Spartak Brotherhood Part 3

    In part 3 of the series, we pick things up in 1926. We see Krasnaya Presnia achieve a new levels of success and popularity. The Party’s constant changes in its fight against Capitalism will steadily create more problems, but thanks to the work of Nikolai Starostin and company, the club and players will keep uncovering new ways to grow, ultimately finding themselves on the verge of something big.







    What we cover in this episode:







    * USSR’s environment/living conditions in late 20’s early 30’s* Starostin’s connections* Krasnaya Presnia’s Popularity* Changes in the game* A new rival emerges* Battle of Taksim* A bold idea







    Books/Sources







    Spartak Moscow: A History of the People’s Team in the Workers’ State by Robert Edelman







    Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s by Sheila Fitzpatrick







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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

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Classic#10 ,

WOW

I had no idea soccer had such incredible stories. This is like Hardcore History, History on Fire and soccer had a baby!!!! Great storytelling, passion and you can tell how much research was put into each episode. I’m already caught up and I can’t wait to listen to future episodes...

Reds_Alive92 ,

Brilliant!

Fantastic content, superb show really. There's no other football podcast like it! It's almost like an audiobook, I listen on my commute and daily chores.

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