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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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On today’s podcast, we look forward to the two final matches of the World Cup 2014 tournament. The third-place match pits a demoralized Brazil against the Netherlands, and of course, on Sunday, the main event: the final between Argentina and Germany. Alan and Meleiza give a preview of what we may expect to see, and […]

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On today’s podcast, Alan and Meleiza look back on one of the most extraordinary World Cups in recent history, and reflect on the sociopolitical significance of the Cup’s most memorable stories. Then, we feature Alan’s extraordinary interview with Andrei Markovits, one of the world’s leading academics who explores the social impact and significance of sports.

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So, it’s Argentina and Germany in the World Cup final 2014! Alan and Meleiza review today’s semifinal game, and Argentina’s win in a penalty shootout over the Netherlands. We speak with two members of the Bay Area’s Left Wing FC about futbol, community, and human potential; and Jennifer Doyle reflects on David Luiz’s tears and […]

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