World Soccer Talk
Getting our kicks watching soccer documentaries

Getting our kicks watching soccer documentaries

April 2, 2020

Chris and Kartik discuss their favorite new soccer documentaries, will DAZN be the first domino to fall, Premier League and Bundesliga firming up a master plan, our favorite programs we’ve watched from the past week, Sunderland Til I Die returns to Netflix, plus letters from you, the listeners, in our mailbag section.

The dilemma of playing behind closed doors

The dilemma of playing behind closed doors

March 26, 2020

In episode 164, we discuss a FOX analyst saying goodbye to the broadcaster, The English Game comes to Netflix just in time, how much of an appetite is there for classic matches on demand, a new season of a hit soccer documentary is coming to Netflix plus letters from you, the listeners, in our mailbag section.

Ian Joy interview: The Heart Of The Game Podcast

Ian Joy interview: The Heart Of The Game Podcast

March 24, 2020

Nate chats with Ian about opening himself up into new cultures through soccer, which commentator at FOX Sports deserves a bigger chance, what FC St Pauli means to him, what drives him to strive to be the best that he can, how he got into sports broadcasting, and the influence his father had on him.

Nico Cantor interview: The Heart Of The Game Podcast

Nico Cantor interview: The Heart Of The Game Podcast

March 23, 2020

Nate Abaurrea chats with Nico about what it is about the Argentine accent that adds so much flavor to commentaries, why accents are so important for soccer commentaries in Spanish-language, if he feels more pressure because his father is a broadcasting legend, why Argentina is synonymous with classic football commentaries, the story of Arlo White and Leonardo Ulloa and the importance of proper pronunciations.

Tips on watching live and on-demand soccer

Tips on watching live and on-demand soccer

March 19, 2020

This week, we discuss which soccer networks are showing what, CBS dives into Liga MX, how FIFA 20, Football Manager and Subbuteo are helping soccer fans cope, winners and losers of coronavirus suspending soccer leagues plus letters from you, the listeners, in our mailbag section.

Coronavirus’s damaging impact on soccer industry

Coronavirus’s damaging impact on soccer industry

March 12, 2020

This week, we discuss soccer watching behind closed doors, the Premier League breaks a US TV record, a major soccer competition goes Pay-Per-View, how the Coronavirus could change soccer as we know it. Plus letters from you, the listeners, in our mailbag section.

Peter Drury interview: The Heart Of The Game Podcast

Peter Drury interview: The Heart Of The Game Podcast

March 8, 2020

In our chat with Peter Drury, he explains why he's not on social media, who his greatest influences were, how he's able to say the perfect words for the perfect goals, his love for soccer and whether he views himself as a modern or old-school commentator.

Deconstructing MLS opening weekend

Deconstructing MLS opening weekend

March 5, 2020

This week, we cover MLS TV ratings from the opening weekend, el Clásico TV ratings rebound, our thoughts about el Clásico TV coverage, a preview of TUDN Zona Futbol and more.

Danny Higginbotham interview: The Heart Of The Game Podcast

Danny Higginbotham interview: The Heart Of The Game Podcast

March 1, 2020

Higginbotham shares which commentator was his biggest mentor in the transition from pro footballer to co-commentator, why the job as a co-commentator is harder than a lead announcer, how to be fair and unbiased in his co-commentary and analysis, how he sees the game of soccer differently now through the eyes of a co-commentator, and the influence that Sir Alex Ferguson had on his life.

ESPN raises its game for 2020 MLS season

ESPN raises its game for 2020 MLS season

February 27, 2020

Latest episode features an interview with ESPN’s top soccer producers, a preview of this season’s MLS coverage, big hints about ESPN's Euro 2020 coverage, thoughts about talkSPORT's radio commentary, more insight into TNT's soccer coverage and more.