As we head towards the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals this weekend, women’s football is finally starting to get the recognition it deserves. Stay ahead of the game with these brilliant podcasts.
Everybody is talking about the Women’s World Cup, meaning that the female game has well and truly reached fever pitch.
This weekend, England will play Norway in their quarter-finals match. Fans are so invested in the competition that Glastonbury Festival bosses have said they’ll play the match on a big screen. With players like Fran Kirby and Alex Greenwood representing the Lionesses, football really might just come home this year.
To really scrub up on the great game and keep on track of what’s happening throughout the tournament, you’ll want to tune into a good podcast.
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5 Women’s World Cup podcasts to keep you on track:
Women’s World Football Show
This bi-weekly podcast brings the best of women’s football to a global audience. Not only will the Women’s World Football Show keep you updated on the Lionesses, but they’ll inform you on key players from around the globe too. Each episode features news, updates and insider information, along with interviews with influential figures in female football.
Two Girls World Cup
Promising an alternative take on the Women’s World Cup, this brand new podcast is presented by football fans Helen and Tamsin. The pair bring a refreshing voice to the game, with debates, commentary and highlights to Two Girls World Cup. Past episodes have included male rejection of the women’s game and the potential of this year’s Lionesses squad.
The Offside Rule
This award-winning podcast is presented by Kait Borsay, Lynsey Hooper and Hayley McQueen. The Offside Rule is an all-female-fronted football podcast, which has been running for a few years, is led by a 30-strong team of volunteers creating and curating content to promote the game. For the Women’s World Cup, hosts Borsay and Hooper will be on the mic with guests from the world of women’s football to dissect the latest match.
The Asian Game
Dedicated to telling the stories and sharing the history of football in Asia, The Asian Game has been recording special episodes in the lead-up to the World Cup. Expect perspectives from female football players in West Asia for a refreshing angle on the global game. The podcast also features interviews with coaches and key individuals.
BBC 5 Live Daily Football Podcast
Now available on BBC Sounds, BBC 5 Live has long answered our sporting commentary needs – and now they’ll be reporting on the Women’s World Cup on a daily basis from France.
Hollie is a digital writer at Stylist.co.uk, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…