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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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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 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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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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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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This installment of The People’s Game features author Gabriel Kuhn on soccer and radical politics; columnist Gustavo Arellano on the Mexican National Team; filmmaker Pablo Miralles on the U.S. Team; Professor and soccer blogger Laurent Dubois on the Belgian team and the popularity of the World Cup in the USA; performance artist Karen Anzoategui on […]

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The Round of 16 concludes: Argentina prevails over Switzerland, and a heroic but futile effort by Tim Howard and Team USA to defeat the Belgians leaves only one CONCACAF team left standing. Alan and Meleiza recap the day’s events. Pablo Miralles hails the superhuman feats of Tim Howard and the guts of Team USA, while […]

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