Race to the Bottom Podcast

Race to the Bottom Podcast

Latest Episodes

Politics in the MLS – An interview with Jules Boykoff.
September 08, 2019

A stand off has arisen in the MLS over a ruling that Portland Timbers fans, mainly those of the Timbers Army, along with all who attend MLS matches, cannot fly the Iron Front Symbol, due to its political connotations and links with the Antifa movement....

Bury FC in Exile…an interview with football writer Peter Taylor.
August 22, 2019

Friday, August the 23rd will for most of us be regular day. If you support Bury FC, it will not be a regular day. It will be the day when perhaps one of the oldest clubs in the world, ceases to exist. When generations of loyal,

An interview with football artist, Dan Leydon.
August 12, 2019

Dan Leydon is a man who's work you will have seen. If you love football that is. Nike, ESPN, BTSport, Liverpool to name a few. Dan's unique style of art has exploded through Twitter and Instagram. And his iconic images have become symbolic with footba...

Man City, Mansour and sportswashing. An interview with Nic McGeehan.
July 29, 2019

This week's episode focusses on the work of Human Rights researcher and reporter, Nic McGeehan. His wealth of knowledge on the Man City take-over in September 2008 hones in on the issues of governance and morality.

The USWNT, Rapinoe and Solo are leading the challenge in addressing football’s pay-gap.
July 18, 2019

The pay-gap between men's and women's football has risen to the top of the sport's agenda. Players from the USWNT are demanding equal pay for their sporting achievements spurred on by the most commercially successful Women's World Cup .

Afghan Women’s Football Team seek justice in light of sexual abuse case.
March 21, 2019

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 regardi...

An interview with #OystonOut Campaign group, Tangerine Knights.
March 01, 2019

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.

An interview with Lewes F.C director, Charlie Dobres.
February 23, 2019

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,

#HakeemSaved but what now?
February 19, 2019

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,

John Barnes calls out unconscious racism.
February 09, 2019

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.