Our guest is Lee Colvin, who's written a book chronicling his travels around the world in pursuit of the football's biggest rivalries. We discuss Boca-River, Madrid-Barça, Ajax-Feyenoord, Red Star-Partizan, Rangers-Celtic, and many more.
We chat to Martin Westby, author of 'England's Oldest Football Clubs' into the roots of the game and its pioneer clubs. Is Sheffield the cradle of the global game? What role did Nottingham and the Lancashire clubs play in the game's development and learn how the Football Association very nearly folded a few years after its foundation.
Nicholas Blincoe is author of 'More Noble Than War', a book about football in Israel and Palestine. He joins us to discuss his fascinating stories from his travels in the region and the history of football.
Our guest is Ryan Hubbard, author of 'From Partition to Solidarity', a book about the first 100 years of Polish football.
We talk to Steven Scragg, author of 'A Tournament Lost in Time', which looks at the European Cup-Winners' Cup.
We talk to Ben Roberts, author of "Bottled: English Football's Boozy Story" about the close relationship between alcohol and football, and what is being done to support players in need of help.
We talk to football writer Jonathan Wilson about his new book, 'The Names Heard Long Ago', which chronicles Hungarian football's golden age.
We discuss the vibrant pre-WWII domestic scene, the amazing coaches it produced and their global legacy, and the culmination in the 1950s of one of the greatest teams of all time.
Our guest is Stefan Legge from the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland, who discusses his extensive research into the relationship between money and success in modern football.
There are some winners that might surprise you...
Glasgow is one of the most important cities in football history, and we chat to local groundhopper Chris Marshall about the Old Firm (Celtic and Rangers) and other clubs in Scotland's biggest city that are worth a visit.
Our guest is Mieszko Rajkiewicz, who presented on politics in football in Poland in the recent Football History Conference in Manchester.
We caught up with him to discuss the close relationship historically between politics and football in Poland.
Our guest is James Brown, grandson of the US team's 1930 World Cup semi-finalist goalscorer. He has been researching the US team's experience in that amazing cup run and tracing descendants of the team.
We welcome Colin Millar back onto the podcast to discuss his new book, 'The Frying Pan of Spain', which looks at the fierce Seville derby between Sevilla FC and Real Betis Balompie.
We talk to football writer Onur Bilgic about the Yugoslavia team of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Thrown out of Euro '92 in favour of eventual winners Denmark due to the civil war in the Balkans, this team had the potential to dominate mid-90s football both on a European and global stage.
We talk to football writer and podcaster, Chloe Beresford, about one of Italy's most famous clubs, Fiorentina.
We talk to Leonard Jägerskiöld Nilsson, author of 'World Football Club Crests', for a fascinating look at the history of football club crests and the future of design in the age of global branding.
We talk to John McManus, author of 'Welcome to Hell? In Search of the Real Turkish Football' for his tips on groundhopping in Turkey. There's much more to Turkey than just Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahçe...
We talk to Swedish football journalist, David Berg, to get his tips for groundhopping in Sweden. We look at the clubs in the main cities of Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg, as well as some smaller provincial clubs.
We look at the long history of football in India and explore groundhopping tips in the current Indian league set-up with football writer Somnath Sengupta.
Italian ultrà groups - hardcore fans - are notorious but they often form bonds with fans of other clubs. This process is called 'gemellaggio' - or 'twinning'. We talk to Tom Griffiths from the Calcio England blog to discuss the topic.
Ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup, we talk to Professor Jean Williams from the University of Wolverhampton about the history of the women's game.
The dictatorship of General Francisco Franco ruled Spain from 1939-75. It was a brutal regime that coincided with Spain's emergence as a footballing powerhouse.
We talk to Alejandro Quiroga from the University of Newcastle to learn about football as a propaganda tool and also the domestic political dynamic around football during this period.
We talk to Sofia-based football journalist Metodi Shumanov to get the lowdown on Bulgarian groundhopping, history and football culture. Thanks to Tony from the History Bhoys Abroad podcast for fielding the questions.
We talk to Tarragona-based podcaster Tony from the History Bhoys Abroad podcast to explore the clubs of north-east Spain. Starting with La Liga clubs FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol and Girona, as well as some other smaller teams to check out.
On 4 May 1949, what was arguably the best team on the planet was wiped out in football's first aviation disaster. The plane carrying 'Il Grande Torino' - the great Torino FC side which had won five successive Italian championships - plowed into the Basilica di Superga that overlooks Turin, killing all 31 passengers and crew.
For the 70th anniversary of the Superga air disaster, Outside Write visits Turin and also talks to Dominic Bliss, biographer of that Torino FC side's manager, Ernö Erbstein, and Robert Gillman, who blogs about Torino FC in English.
In this podcast, we talk to Brian D. Bunk from the Soccer History USA Podcast to discuss the early roots of the game in the US, the role of immigrant players - particularly Scottish and English players - and how the early American Soccer League - ASL - briefly flourished in the 1920s before fading away.
We discuss the struggle association football faced against the college game and even rugby.