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Fighting Talk

By BBC Radio 5 live

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A hilarious look at the volatile world of sport where guests compete for points with their sporting punditry. Informed comments are rewarded but witless outbursts are penalised.

Customer Reviews

Ten on Ten

Great podcast very funny, all the pudits are excellent, especially Rawlings, Bunce and Brady. Colin Murray improving every week, sometimes tries a bit too hard but up to the task after Vaughan and O'Connell. Every week I can't wait to download it. Even my girlfriend likes it and she doesn't even know what sport is.

It's Alive!

Fighting Talk mixes pub punditry with a love of sport. There's an unashamed bias toward Football but that's consistent with the massive coverage the game gets in the British media. Lovers of the beautiful game will get most from the show but it really works when the pundits clash with each other or the presenter. For that reason Colin Murray is becoming the best successor to Johnny Vaughan (O'Connell was always a bit too matey and in awe of the guests and tended to pick on Bunce for being fat and Brady for being North American whilst bowing down to the more waspish or sly panellists like Rawling or Mills). Murray is getting better at striking the balance between goading the panellists and moving the show on. At it's best the show is hilarious as ludicrous assertions (best of all in the "defending the indefensible" finale) vie with sporting truisms. It can even be riveting when a panellist shocks or challenges the others. For that reason by dream line up for an incendiary panel (going on past performances) would be: barking mad Stuart Hall, snide lower league apologist and little Englander Bob Mills, wind-up merchant Bradley Walsh and chippy hard man John Rawling. If any of them are not free then Will Buckley provides the whinging liberal posho perspective and Richard Park merrily lays in to the opposition with breathtaking arrogance and certainty so either would make up a great show.

Love it

Look forward to downloading it every week.