Race to the Bottom Podcast
By Joe Harman
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Brought to you by Joe Harman, Race to the Bottom is the football podcast that discusses the crucial, wider issues affecting football, bridging the gap between the game we love and the world we live in. Each month the podcast will focus on topics of race, politics, governance, finance, gender, arts and ethics, in the hope of raising awareness of the social responsibilities of the game.
||ExplicitAfghan Women’s Football Team seek justice in light of sexual abuse case.||As the growth of the women’s game continues, I look at the sexual abuse case affecting the Afghanistan Women’s National Team. Brought to the media’s attention by ex player Khalida Popal, several squad players sought Popal out to confide in her re||21 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn interview with #OystonOut Campaign group, Tangerine Knights.||This week, Race to the Bottom talks with @EveorEvie from the Tangerine Knights. We discuss theire #OystonOut Campaign alongside the #Notapennymore movement. Fan activism is proving to be a powerful and positive model for change.||28 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn interview with Lewes F.C director, Charlie Dobres.||Lewes F.C stand unique among the vast number of football clubs for it's stance on gender equality . It is clear that those behind the scenes are pioneers of a different kind of football club. I was fortunate enough to speak with Charlie Dobres,||23 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#HakeemSaved but what now?||This week, finally saw the safe return of exiled Bahraini footballer, Hakeem Al Araibi, to his adopted country of Austrailia. I review Bahrain's history of human rights abuses towards it's activist athletes,||19 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJohn Barnes calls out unconscious racism.||In episode 5, I look at John Barnes’ 7 minute talk on unconscious racism, and highlight the imprisonment of British-Sudanese football fan Ali Issa Ahmad, in the UAE, due to him wearing a Qatar shirt at the Asian Cup.||9 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA campaign for equal rights. Introducing Lewes F.C- Britain’s most progressive club.||Episode 4, in which I say the words ‘Lewes FC’ a lot. I delve into the history of women’s football and amateur football club Lewes F.C’s stance on equal rights for their players, also highlighting their open letter to the F.||6 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRacism in the F.A Cup and Robbie Savage impersonators.||I talk in my car, in the rain about how I feel the rise of racism in football is something that must be confronted, and briefly discuss a weird advert.||1 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIranian women’s fight for equal rights. An interview with OpenStadiums||In this month's episode, the World Cup brings women's rights into focus. I interview Iranian activist Sarah of @openstadiums. We discuss her campaign to allow women access to stadiums for sporting events in her home country of Iran.||9 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWembley’s proposed sale reviewed, and a tale of two Sterlings.||The construction of Wembley stadium was both over budget and late in its completion. I look at the possible long-term implications of a governing body without a national stadium as the F.A's proposed sale to Fulham F.C owner Shahid Kahn,||14 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A new, fresh voice in football
RTTD is utterly refreshing. Well-researched, thorough and dares to pose the questions that only those at the frontier of the sport dare to engage with. A must-subscribe.
Knowledgeable, interesting and unbiased
Such a great listen! Lovely to hear the point of view from someone who is clearly involved in football but is able to see the bigger picture! Can’t wait for more episodes!
Finally a footy podcast with attention to detail. Expect big things as the production, content and passion grows. Great work gang.