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The People’s Game coverage of the Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada comes to an end, as the People’s Game team – Karen Anzoategui, Bobby Gordon, Alan Minsky & Meleiza Figueroa – open the show with a review of one of the most epic weeks of global soccer in recent memory. Then, we’ll be joined […]

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We’ve got a fever…and the only cure is more World Cup action!! Listen in as Kpfk​’s Alan Minsky, Bobby Gordon​, and Meleiza Figueroa​ recap a thrilling first week of the Women’s World Cup 2015′s group stages: Brazil and Japan advance, Colombia shoots to the top of Group F with a stunning upset over France, while […]

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The People’s Game is BACK for 2015 – covering the Women’s World Cup kicking off today in Canada! Join our co-hosts Karen Anzoategui and Bobby Gordon as they follow the action on and off the field. At a time when FIFA corruption and the politics of global football are making world headlines, we also want […]

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On the final podcast of The People’s Game 2014, Alan and Meleiza share their final reflections on the World Cup as a social text, its political implications, and of course, our favorite soccer memories across the 64 games played on the field. We also feature a final conversation between Margaret Prescod and Coach Mickey; and […]

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On today’s show, two of the foremost academics who study the significance of global football join Alan and Meleiza. Laurent Dubois reflects on the dynamically surprising 2014 World Cup, and shares his experiences as an active member of the futbol Twittersphere. Robert Edelman, one of the world’s preeminent sports historians and a Russia scholar, looks […]

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In our final national broadcast episode, we ponder our collective experience of this extraordinary tournament. German partisan Elaine Teng and Argentine fan Karen Anzoategui reflect on Sunday’s final; plus three of the leading radical English-language commentators on global football – Andrei Markovits, Robert Edelman, and Laurent Dubois – offer their insights on this year’s World […]

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It’s Tuesday after the final, and the World Cup withdrawal coma is starting to set in. But if we can’t have more futbol, then we’ll just keep talking about futbol. Alan and Meleiza reflect on why the World Cup is such a monumental planetary event, and the stuff of so many dreams. KPFK’s Margaret Prescod […]

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On today’s podcast, we collectively reflect on the World Cup on the day after the carnival, not entirely ready for it to be over. First, we speak to Elaine Teng, who talks about what it was like to be in southern Germany when the German national team won the World Cup. People’s Game Argentina correspondent […]

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The brilliant, collaborative, whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts German national team won the World Cup on Sunday. This is the product of Germany recognizing the need to allocate resources to build an institution valued by the entire society. Germany has the most coherent, well-funded national soccer program in the world, and it should be no surprise that they just […]

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On the eve of the final, we bring a range of radical perspectives on the 2014 World Cup. Alan and Meleiza recap Brazil’s unprecedented second loss in the third-place match, and share thoughts, prospects, and hopes for the big final tomorrow, and feature Laurent Dubois’ reflections on the World Cup and its stories. Brazilian professor […]

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