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Podcasts for the Women’s World Cup

The Women’s World Cup kicked off this earlier week, so let’s look at some podcasts that will be covering the tournament.

8:00 AM GMT+1 on July 23, 2023

    For the latest on the tournament, The Athletic Women’s Football Podcast has just launched a World Cup edition, fronted by Michelle Owen and The Athletic’s own reporters. There’s also The Guardian Women’s Football Weekly hosted by The Guardian’s football writer Suzy Wrack and sports broadcaster Faye Carruthers. Carruthers is clearly going to have a busy few weeks, as she’s also on The Women’s Football Show Podcast by TalkSport. And there’s Football Daily, by Radio 5 Live.

    On Jill Scott’s Coffee Club you can hear interviews with well known football players and athletes, including Lionesses boss Sarina Wiegman and Dame Kelly Holmes. And there’s After The Whistle: An Unofficial World Cup Show, fronted by Rebecca Lowe and Brendan Hunt (from Ted Lasso!)

    I also recommend the podcast Quite Unsuitable for Females. Women’s football was banned in 1921, with an FA directive saying that “the game of football is quite unsuitable for females and ought not to be encouraged.” It was only in 1971 that the ban was lifted. This podcast, from the National Football Museum, looks at the pioneers and how the sport got to where it is today.

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