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David Goldblatt

20 Podcast Episodes

Latest 24 Sep 2022 | Updated Daily

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Ball-boy dark arts, gaffers and We Are The Champions, with David Goldblatt

Football Cliches - A show about the language of football

The Athletic's Adam Hurrey and Charlie Eccleshare are joined by football writer, broadcaster and sociologist David Goldblatt for the latest edition of Mesut Haaland Dicks.Among David's selections for his footballing fascinations and irritations are the various emotional states of the average ball boy, the enduring presence of the word "gaffer" in British football, the decline of the football radio phone-in and his intolerance of Queen’s “We Are The Champions”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


11 Aug 2022

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With guest, Dr David Goldblatt

The Climate of Sport

Claire is joined by football historian, writer, academic and broadcaster, Dr David Goldblatt in a fascinating discussion that includes the power of football, sport sponsorship, net zero, athletes, whether sport will keep it's social licence to operate in a climate-challenged world, and more. #sportpositive #theclimateofsport


10 Jun 2022

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Interview: David Goldblatt and Brittany Peterson on Climate Change and Sport

Burn It All Down

In this episode, Brenda Elsey interviews two experts on issues related to climate change and sport. First, she speaks with Associated Press journalist Brittany Peterson about her reporting on a pond hockey tournament in Colorado impacted by a lack of ice. Then, she talks with David Goldblatt, famed football writer, about how global football is both threatened by and contributes to the climate crisis, as well as his sustainability project Football for Future.This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network.For show notes, transcripts, and more info about BIAD, check out our website: www.burnitalldownpod.comTo help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldownFor BIAD merchandise: https://www.bonfire.com/store/burn-it-all-down/Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


17 Mar 2022

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David Goldblatt: Tokyo'dan sonra Olimpiyat maskaralığına bir son vermeliyiz...

Bilgilendirme Masası

🔹 David Goldblatt: Tokyo'dan sonra Olimpiyat maskaralığına bir son vermeliyiz...📣Burak Şentürk'ün hazırlayıp sunduğu Bilgilendirme Masası, Podfresh ağına bağlı, birçok konuda yazılmış makaleler ve araştırmaların yayınlandığı bir podcast projesidir.


26 Jul 2021

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40: David Goldblatt

Unsound Methods

“If Adorno was alive today, he’d be writing about football. I don’t think he’d like it… but he’d be writing about it. And Gramsci for sure” In this, our 40th episode, we've got a special Euro 2020 edition of Unsound Methods, where we speak to writer and academic David Goldblatt. David is the author of non-fiction works which cover sport, particularly football, through a fascinating lens of history, sociology and politics. His books include the Ball is Round (2006), the Game of our Lives (2014) and, most recently, the Age of Football (2020). Our discussion takes us on a path through football and the Frankfurt school, the Colonization of the Life-world, the roots of Anthony Powell’s antipathy to sport, the growth of interest in football from Britain’s literary culture, and sport as an entry point to Bretton Woods, the IMF and Globalisation. The Age of Football is published by Picador - you can find out more here. You can find more about David Goldblatt at his website here: https://davidstephengoldblatt.com/ David is also on Twitter: @Davidsgoldblatt Find us on Twitter: @UnsoundMethods - @JaimieBatchan - @LochlanBloom Jaimie's Instagram is: @jaimie_batchan We have a store page on Bookshop, where you can find our books, as well as those of previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/unsoundmethods Thanks for listening, please like, subscribe and rate Unsound Methods wherever you get your podcasts. Our website is: https://unsoundmethods.co.uk/ We are teaming up with the Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. With the current uncertainty in the world, why not check out their Literature in Lockdown page? : https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/about-us/ies-virtual-community/literature-lockdown

1hr 7mins

16 Jun 2021

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Bonus: David Goldblatt on the history of football fandom


On Sunday evening the 18th of April, 12 European football clubs shocked the footballing world by announcing plans for a new European Super League. The move by billionaire owners of the ‘dirty dozen’ clubs to create a closed-shop oligopoly would eviscerate grassroots football and destroy any remaining integrity at the top of the sport. As opposition rings out from all quarters, we thought it would be good opportunity to release our extended interview with football writer David Goldblatt, which first aired in our Football Fandom episode. David is a writer, academic, and broadcaster who has written several highly acclaimed books about football including, ‘The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football’ and ‘The Game of Our Live’. Speaking to TWT’s Tom Williams, David traces the transformation of football from an elite aristocratic past-time to a mass working class phenomenon and latterly, a plutocratic plaything for finance capitalism TWT FM is a podcast from The World Transformed. This episode was produced by Tom Williams, Matt Huxley and Aron Keller with contributions from David Goldblatt.


19 Apr 2021

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Shoot! The Breeze Episode 42 with David Goldblatt

Shoot The Breeze

David Goldblatt : Goal 28th July 1972In this episode we take a look inside a Goal magazine from 28th July 1972 with sports writer, broadcaster, sociologist, journalist, author and Spurs and Bristol Rovers fan David Goldblatt (@Davidsgoldblatt).  For more details on this podcast including an electronic copy of the magazine and other fascinating comments and links, please visit our website http://shootthebreezepod.co.uk/ where you can also donate for a chance to win some goodies including the original magazine from the show. Remember, 100% of all money donated goes to our charity partner, @WDCommFoodshare. with @scotsfootycard, @simonweir and @tombrogan. Sign up for our podcast newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/46321edb694d/shoot-the-breeze-newsletter Follow along with the articles, photographs and videos from the show: http://shootthebreezepod.co.uk/ Let's Shoot! The Breeze 

1hr 40mins

24 Feb 2021

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David Goldblatt

Bridges to the Future

Global crises cause big changes and reveal deep structural weaknesses. As drastic measures are taken across the world to stop the spread of COVID-19,  what are the short, medium and long term implications for our society, our economy, geopolitics - and us as individuals?In this special interview series from the RSA, it’s chief executive, Matthew Taylor, talks to a range of practitioners - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - to assess the scale of the response and consider how we build effective bridges to our new future. David Goldblatt is a sports writer, broadcaster and sociologist. Produced by Craig Templeton SmithIn this time of global change, strong communities and initiatives that bring people together are more invaluable than ever before. The RSA Fellowship is a global network of problem solvers. We invite you to join our community today to stay connected, inspired and motivated in the months ahead. You can learn more about the Fellowship or start an application by clicking  here. 


8 May 2020

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In praise of Japanese magazines, climbing, ‘Paradiso’ and David Goldblatt

Monocle 24: The Stack

This week Monocle’s creative director celebrates the design of Japanese magazines. Plus we speak with the first female editor of ‘Climbing’ magazine on her new book ‘Cliffhanger’, we revisit the work of late South African photographer David Goldblatt and leaf through Aussie title ‘Paradiso’.


25 Apr 2020

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Episode 2 with David Goldblatt: "Football in a Time of Crisis"

The FBA Podcast

Episode 2 of our Podcast : "Football in a Time of Crisis: World Wars, Revolutions and Climate Catastrophe". Brought to you by The Football Business Academy and David Goldblatt Sports Author and Journalist. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 12mins

6 Apr 2020