We talk to Chris Hough, who runs the Lost in Football Japan blog, about groundhopping around the country.
We unearth a fascinating and diverse football culture, so download and enjoy a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun...and the J-League.
We talk to Dublin-based football historian, Gerard Farrell, about how soccer took off in the island of Ireland in the late 19th century up to the early 1920s.
The Corinthians and The Casuals were absolutely key to the spreading of football and the ethos of fair play. We talk to Llew Walker from the modern day Corinthian-Casuals FC in England's 7th tier to learn of their relevance and legacy.
This is a bumper 42-minute episode!
The story of Hungarian coach Ernö Egri Erbstein had been a footnote in the annals of football history until Dominic Bliss investigated his remarkable life and legacy and authored his biography.
Erbstein pioneered tactics in pre-war Italy, leading a number of small clubs to punch significantly above their weight. After surviving the Holocaust, Erbstein returned to Italy to create 'Il Grande Torino', the team that won five successive scudetti in the 1940s before tragedy struck in the Superga air disaster of 1949.
We caught up with Bliss to learn more.
We talk to Bucharest-based Charlie Craven to get his tips for groundhopping around Romania. Starting in the capital with the famous Steaua and Dinamo clubs, we also discuss the recent rise of regional clubs and also the parlous state of the game in Romania.
We talk to Justin Walley, who's chronicled his time managing the Matabeleland team to the CONIFA World Football Cup in 2018. His fascinating book "One Football, No Nets" contains some incredible stories of coaching under the watchful eye of the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe. We also discuss groundhopping in Latvia, where Justin has also coached and even established clubs.
We chat to football writer Daniel Gray about his new book, "Black Boots and Football Pinks: 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game" and reminisce on some of the things we miss about football.
We talk to Prague-based journalist, Ondrej Zlámal, about groundhopping in the Czech Republic, the history of the game there and the prospects for the national side.
The "92 Club" is an exclusive club made up of groundhoppers who have visited all 92 league club grounds in England and Wales. We catch up with Florian Sauer from Munich who has written a book on his unique perspective as a German who has completed the set - and written a book about it.
We chat to fans of both the big two Canarian football clubs, CD Tenerife and UD Las Palmas, to get the lowdown on groundhopping on the Canary Islands.
We major on the big two, but also look at a number of other clubs from the islands.
Our guest is Dr. Andy Hodges, who spent years researching two very distinct ultrà groups in the Croatian capital, Zagreb. The Bad Blue Boys of Dinamo Zagreb and the White Angels of NK Zagreb. We also discuss the Torcida fan group of Hajduk Split for context.
Andy summarised his findings in his book, "Fan Activism, Protest and Politics: Ultras in Post-Socialist Croatia"
We discuss the past, present and future of Italy's most popular club, Juventus, with Turin-based Adam Digby, author of Juventus: A History in Black and White.
We discuss the impact of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) on La Liga and some of the major established clubs in Spain with Bilbao-based blogger, Dan Parry from The Linesman blog.
The war helped found the current Atlético Madrid club and nearly drove FC Barcelona out of business.
We discover the clubs of Spain's east coast with Valencia-based journalist, Paco Polit. We look at the La Liga powerhouses of Valencia, Villarreal and Levante, plus other interesting clubs from La Comunidad Valenciana. Enjoy!
We catch up with cartoonist David Squires, whose sketches feature in the Guardian (UK), L'Equipe (France), and also in German and Australian media. Why does football lend itself so easily to parody and who are his favourite subjects? Oh, and we discuss his love of Swindon Town...
We're joined by Cas Mudde from the University of Georgia to discuss political activity in football, particularly looking at the rise of both right-wing factions and, on the flipside, the antifa movement.
We also discuss groundhopping as Cas has been to more than 400 grounds on every continent (except Antarctica).
We discuss the clubs from Rome southwards on the Italian peninsula with Rome-based football writer, Claus Bermann.
We get the lowdown on the US Major League Soccer scene with Stephen Brandt from the Yellow Card Podcast.
We discuss Beckham's influence, NASL, groundhopping, the franchise model and more...
We chat to Belgrade-based Kirsten Schlewitz from the Unusual Efforts blog/podcast about Red Star v Partizan, the Belgrade Derby.
We speak to Dejan Hajdukovic about football in his native Croatia and its close relationship with politics.
For fans of Italian football from the 1990s, a new bar has opened in South London that is heaven for nostalgics. It's called Golazio after the opening credits of Gazzetta Football Italia on Channel 4 in the UK, and guests at the opening night included former England and Milan striker Mark Hateley, and former England and Torino defender, Tony Dorigo.
We're back after a World Cup break and are exploring football in the co-host nation of Euro 2012, Ukraine!
We go along to a very different kind of football tournament as we visit the CONIFA World Football Cup in London and speak to one of its media partners, Away Day Neutrals, to learn more about the tournament.
We check in with Belgian groundhopper, Stéphane Lievens, to get his advice on where and how to watch football in Belgium.