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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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On today’s broadcast episode of The People’s Game, we discuss the socio-economic, political and cultural issues surrounding the 2014 Men’s World Cup Soccer Tournament in Brazil, in the wake of Brazil stunning 7-1 defeat by Germany.

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On today’s podcast, we talk about one of the most stunning results, perhaps in the entire history of national spectator sports. Alan and Meleiza try to process Brazil’s shocking 1-7 defeat to Germany, on its home soil in Belo Horizonte. Later in the hour, Alan speaks with Pablo Miralles about USA vs Germany and what […]

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The world is in shock, and so are we – so much so that we need an extra podcast to make sense of today’s Mineracanazo – a stunning 7-1 defeat of the Brazilian national team, on home soil, in the World Cup semifinal against Germany. In this bonus podcast we feature an extended conversation with […]

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On today’s podcast, we speak to Teo BallvĂ© in Bogota, Colombia, who relates the experience of being in a country whose team captured the imagination of the world. Miguel Paredes of the Futbolistas discusses the radical fĂștbol culture of Southern California, the world’s most ethnically diverse metropolitan area. Alan and Meleiza discuss the political contradictions […]

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With a couple of days off until the semifinals, Alan and Meleiza mourn the underdogs, but also celebrate the radical traditions of the four soccer powerhouses left standing: Brazil, Argentina, the Netherlands, and Germany. We also speak with Costa Rican/Mexican fan David Orona on Costa Rica’s magisterial performance, and Karen Anzoategui, who watched the Argentina/Belgium […]

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High drama at the World Cup quarterfinals continue as Argentina prevail over Belgium, losing Angel di Maria in the process, and Costa Rica takes the Netherlands all the way to penalties. Alan and Meleiza review today’s action, say goodbye to the last “underdog” team left standing, and look forward to the semifinals. Then, KPFK’s Margaret […]

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Today’s Podcast: Another super-hyper-mega dramatic day at the 2014 World Cup. Germany dominates, Brazil & Colombia play one for the ages, and Neymar exits. We review it all, and look forward to tomorrow’s matches. Plus, Meleiza’s brilliant interview with Amazonian scholar Professor Susanna Hecht on the deep history and political ecology of Latin American futbol, […]

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