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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 Ballvé 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 fútbol 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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A special Independence Day People’s Game Show featuring Elaine Teng, author of the article “Stop Treating Women Like They Don’t Know Anything About Soccer”; actor Brendan Hunt, who is just back from his trip to Brazil with the USMNT; and radical sports journalist Dave Zirin.

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On today’s podcast we look forward to tomorrow when Germany and France will settle things once-and-for-all on the battlefield; and Colombia tries to conquer Brazil. We talk with Soccer blogger Elaine Teng from the New Republic, author of the article “Stop Treating Women like they don’t anything about soccer;” and also actor and writer Brendan […]

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It’s a day off from Brazil’s World Cup 2014, and what better way to relax our frayed nerves than with some great Brazilian music and dialogue about the World Cup from KPFK’s Global Village host and Brazilian DJ Sergio Mielniczenko. But first, Margaret Prescod from KPFK’s Sojourner Truth talks soccer with Mickey Cohen, the Goal […]

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