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Political Football

By New Statesman

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Football fans Jason Cowley and Stephen Bush dig into the global political stories surrounding the 2018 World Cup.

Customer Reviews


A podcast that starts by saying, I can’t really get into a World Cup until I know what the narrative is and then talks about geopolitical concerns. Clearly the necessary podcast for the literate World Cup follower.

Football makes the world go round

One of the big reasons I have always found World Cups, along with other international sports, so compelling is that fascination with the far-flung and sometimes impenetrable corners of the world all these teams and their fans have come from, how does the emotional power of sport play out in their country and their culture. This podcast is on that wavelength and I'm loving it. Hoping for a discussion of the travelling female supporters of Iran at some point, and maybe a Dukla Prague away kit for Christmas.

The World Cup podcast for politics lovers

Not normally a football fan - but am very much enjoying Jason and Stephen chat World Cup politics and personalities. The episode with Alison McGovern MP & John Bew is particularly pacey ⚽️🌎⚽️