Taking the onus off Jonas and fixing the internet27 February - 50 mins
Lynsey Hooper is with ex-WSL defender turned PFA women’s football EDI officer, Fern Whelan and The Athletic’s Art De Roche for your weekly women’s football update.
What let Arsenal down against Chelsea? Perfect protest timing from France’s star players? And are the right people leading the new group deciding the future of women’s football?
Plus producer Sophie chats about tailoring artificial intelligence to fight online abuse towards female athletes specifically and clearing the internet of the male default with Kasey Machin, COO of Areto Labs, and Rebecca Sowden, ex-New Zealand international and founder of Team Heroine.
Producer: Sophie Penney
Part 1 - FIFA Best react...
Two is Barcelona's magic number
Lynsey Hooper is with Raphael Honigstein, Michael Cox and Laia Cervello to discuss the Champions League final and more. Reaction from Keira Walsh and Lucy Bronze, plus... how did Barcelona do it? Why is the number two so important? And what does this all mean for Wolfsburg’s future? And we look ahead to the World Cup with reaction to the England and Germany squads as well as the drama around player release dates and broadcast deals. Producer: Sophie Penney WHAT’S WHEN? PART 1 - Champions League Final Reaction from Keira Walsh and Lucy Bronze (2.00) Analysis (4.45) PART 2 - World Cup Germany squad and player release dates (19.30) TV deals (23.30) England World Cup squad (29.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5 June Finished
Chelsea champions, Reading relegated and Ona Batlle exclusive
Lynsey Hooper is with The Athletic’s Harriet Drudge to discuss the WSL season finale including reaction from Chelsea superfan Kerrie Evans. Plus a clip from an exclusive interview with Ona Batlle from The Athletic’s Katie Whyatt. Lynsey looks back on the season with FA’s Director of the Women’s Professional Game, Kelly Simmons. And The Athletic’s Laia Cervello joins us to preview the Champions League final. Producer: Sophie Penney WHAT’S WHEN? PART 1 - WSL Title (1.00) Player of the season (11.00) Ona Batlle interview clip (17.30) Top 4 (21.30) Relegation (25.30) Golden Boot (31.30) Season review with the FA’s Kelly Simmons (33.30) PART 2 - Europe Frauen Bundesliga ft. Stanway in Lederhosen (43.30) Champions League final preview (45.00) End of WSL season montage (52.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29 May Finished
Down to the wire
Lynsey Hooper is with The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur and Michael Cox after late WSL drama means it will all be decided on the last weekend of the season. Join us as we chat about Roebuck’s red, Eriksson’s elation and Reading’s regret. We react to Lyon winning their league for the 16th time - how do you solve a problem like the French league? Plus, The Athletic’s Meg Linehan and Steph Yang take a closer look at Michele Kang’s historic move in women’s football business - the new global multi-club women’s football group. Producer: Sophie Penney WHAT’S WHEN? PART 1 - WSL Title race and Champions League spots (2.30) Relegation (22.30) PART 2 Lyon champions of France (25.30) Michele Kang takeover with The Athletic’s Meg Linehan and Steph Yang (31.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22 May Finished
Backflips, stats and gaming with Man City's Casparij
Lynsey Hooper is with The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur and Carl Anka to react to the FA Cup final and more. Manchester City’s Kerstin Casparij talks about gaming with producer Sophie ahead of the big Manchester derby. We chat about statistics in the women’s game with Steph Harries, Managing Director of the Women’s Sports Group who worked for stats company Opta/Perform when the WSL first launched. Plus, we preview the huge week coming up in the WSL where the title and relegation battles could be decided. Producer: Sophie Penney WHAT’S WHEN? PART 1 - FA Cup final Reaction from Wembley (0.45) Analysis (4.00) Quiz (19.00) PART 2 - Statistics Statistics interview with Steph Harries (23.30) PART 3 - Big WSL week to come Interview with Manchester City’s Kerstin Casparij on gaming (32.30) Analysis and predictions (42.30) World Cup support (47.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15 May Finished
Bouncy castles, doppelgangers and a Man United exclusive
Lynsey Hooper is with The Athletic’s Ali Rampling and producer Sophie Penney for your latest women’s football update after a dramatic result for Manchester City tipped the title race. Manchester United’s Hayley Ladd and Maya Le Tissier join us to talk about women's-fit boots and chasing that WSL trophy. The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur gives us the low down as Lyon say au revoir to pioneer Jean-Michel Aulas. Plus a look ahead to the FA Cup final at a sold out Wembley. Producers: Sophie Penney and Abi Paterson WHAT’S WHEN? PART 1 Coronation and bouncy castles (1.00) PART 2 WSL title race (4.00) Exclusive interview with Man United’s Hayley Ladd and Maya Le Tissier (16.30) WSL Relegation (28.30) PART 3 Lyon say au revoir to Aulas (34.00) PART 4 FA Cup final preview (41.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8 May Finished
Breaking records and hearts at Arsenal
This Athletic Women's Football Podcast is a little bit special as we come to you from Emirates stadium following a record breaking match as Arsenal exited the Champions League following a last minute winner for Wolfsburg to set up a final against Barcelona. So join us at Arsenal for the biggest and best analysis in the women's game. Hear exclusive interviews with Faye White and Kenza Dali, get the best analysis with Michael Cox, Chloe Morgan, and Charlotte Harpur. All that plus interviews with Jen Beattie and Jill Roord. It's Lynsey Hooper and Abi Paterson hosting and it's all courtesy of Arsenal Football Club. Produced by Abi Paterson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2 May Finished