On this show, I want to go behind the scenes of football and explore the topics that are often overlooked or underappreciated.


In the past I've interviewed:

  • players (Kieron Dyer, Bruce Grobbelaar, Momo Sissoko, Cyrille Regis, Viv Anderson, Adebayo Akinfenwa etc.)

  • coaches (Mike Phelan, Ron Atkinson, Bruce Arena, Michael Beale, Osian Roberts, Lawrie McMenemy etc.)

  • agents (Colin Gordon, Matt Kleinman)

  • writers (Michael Calvin, Raphael Honigstein, David Goldblatt, Chris Anderson) 

  • and more (Martin Edwards-owner, Geir Jordet-psychologist, Ian Darke-commentator)


You will hear insights, perspectives and stories that you will only find from people inside the game. The people who live it, breathe it and call football their life. 


Crucially, guests will also discuss their craft and how they became an expert in their field. What does it take to be an elite player, coach, agent, write? How do you get there? What is the journey like?


We also highlight big issues that are plaguing the game. These include:

  • Mental Health (with Alan Tonge, Drewe Broughton-upcoming)

  • Overcoming racism (with Cyrille Regis, Viv Anderson, Adebayo Akinfenwa)

  • Cultural differences (with Mads Davidsen, Stephen Constantine)

  • Women's Football (with Alex Culvin)

  • Football Governance (with Geremi, Colin Gordon, Michael Calvin, Matt Kleinman)


Josh Schneider-Weiler

Host & Founder of This Football Life

I'm a football podcaster and writer. I host the  This Football Life podcast. I've been doing podcasts for more a year and have done more than 50 interviews in that time. When I'm not reading or writing about football I'm watching basketball or doing improv. I'm a native New Yorker and a proud Syracuse alum. 




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