Go for Gold: 6 Podcasts for Sports Superfans
Ishani Dasgupta · May 19, 2018 · 2 Minute Read
Tune out the chaos of morning commutes, and tune in to a carefully curated roster of podcasts that do two very important things: quench your thirst for knowledge about your favourite sports, and make the morning madness, dare we say, enjoyable?
Whether you want to stay up to date with the latest news on the UEFA Champions League, T20 cricket, Formula 1, or you’re just looking for interesting opinions from within the world of sports, here are six of the best sporting podcasts from around the world.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo-led Real Madrid be able to achieve what no other club has managed before in the Champions League era, and lift the trophy for a record third time running? Or will Mohamed Salah fire Liverpool to another high in his record-breaking journey? Rob Daly and a team of renowned journalists discuss the latest UEFA Champions League results, news, and analytics in this must-listen for European football fans.
Hosted by Ayaz Memon, one of the country’s most respected sports journalists, Cricketwallah Chronicles looks back at the incidents and events that have shaped what cricket is today. Over the course of two seasons of pure cricket geekiness, Memon lends his considerable insight into the history of modern-day cricket. In Season 1, he dissects the rise of T20 cricket, from its birth in England to the behemoth it is today. In Season 2, Memon looks at the controversies in cricket – from the match-fixing scandal to Monkeygate.
With a sizable lead in the Formula 1 Championship standing, defending champion Lewis Hamilton has his sights set on a record fifth championship. But with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas hot on his heels, the action is heating up. The Inside Line F1 podcast is a weekly roundup that adds some much-needed humor to the otherwise serious world of Formula 1. Apart from the jokes, hosts Mithila and Kunal relish dissecting both the sport and business of Formula 1.
The Football Forum is a hilarious sports entertainment podcast that combines the beautiful game with witty, irreverent stand-up comedy. Three comedians representing their respective football clubs battle it out to be crowned champions by demonstrating superior knowledge and comedic talent, all judged by host Nathan Caton. The show also involves a rapid-fire round where comedians battle it out for 60 seconds to get as many correct answers as possible.
Every sports fan wants to have his say. The podcast of the independent Manchester United fanzine gives voice to the fans of one of the world’s most popular football clubs – Manchester United. Influential, incisive, irreverent, and proudly independent, UWS tells it like it is.
From Rishabh Pant’s swashbuckling innings to MS Dhoni’s return to form, The Fan Garage Sports Podcast has it all. As the T20 league enters its final phase, follow the fortunes and dissect the news of your favourite T20 teams and players. And if cricket isn’t your cup of tea, there’s no reason to fret. TFG also discusses the latest from a diverse array of sports including football, kabaddi, hockey, and athletics, in honest conversations with knowledgeable guests.
From the starting line, right until the final whistle, these sports podcasts will help you find a new way to fall in love with your favorite sports all over again.