The Week in Audio: Upfront: Euro 2022 Guide; Between the Ears: In the Footsteps of Beryl the Boot; Good Ship Brewdog – The Guardian | Mega Mediakw

Football Ramble presents: Upfront: Euro 2022 Guide | Stak Podcasts
Between the Ears: In the Footsteps of Beryl the Boot (radio 3) | BBC sounds
Good ship’s brewing dog | BBC sounds

The women’s European Championships start on Wednesday! I have no plans to start a Mexican wave, but it’s exciting. Lots of football, played by lots of women, at stadiums from Wembley to Rotherham United FC.

That why not bigger? The stadium issue was discussed in a clear and balanced manner early on in the first episode of Euro 2022 In advancethe long-running women’s soccer show football Ramble, who recently celebrated her 15th birthday. It had reason to twirl a few rattles. What started out as a kitchen-based podcast is now one of the largest independent football brands in the world, with occasional live theater shows and a number of spin-off series. In advance to be one. All are worth listening to, although I’d prefer each podcast had its own feed. Try to find what you are looking for among all the different ones hike-ings can be difficult. And some of us are just here for the women.

However, In advance Hosts Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Rachel O’Sullivan and Chloe Morgan are entertaining and informed guests with a great rapport. Lloyd-Hughes is the mad enthusiast (be warned, when listening with children she drops the F-word in her opening for the Euro guide), O’Sullivan is the well-researched fact-monger (she also directs the girl on the ball website), while Crystal Palace women’s goalkeeper Morgan catches the pro’s eye. Everyone knows what they’re talking about, what excites you, even if you don’t quite know the details of what they’re discussing.

Personally – and I feel it too when England’s men play football – I could have done without the “It’s Coming Home” nonsense, but madly over-the-top nationalist hype aside, I loved the analysis of the different teams, the chatter about whether there were friendly matches taking place are important or how important team spirit is (let’s all put a sideways glance at French coach Corinne Diacre). Football, like all cultural activities, is infinitely fascinating when picked up and explained by people who know what they are talking about. In advance will appear three times a week throughout the tournament, with a dedicated podcast released immediately after each England game. And if that’s not enough for you, Guardian launches a weekly podcast hosted by broadcaster Faye Carruthers and her acclaimed football writer Suzanne Wrack; 5 live and BBC Sounds provide match commentary and a daily podcast; and TalkSport (with Lloyd-Hughes) will also give it their all.

Maybe football babble like that is your idea of ​​audio hell? If so, let me recommend this week to you between the earson Radio 3 tomorrow. In the footsteps of Beryl the boot is a delight to listen to and tells the story of Beryl Mortimer, foley artist on numerous British films between the 1950s and 1990s, including Lawborder of Arabia, 2001: A Space Odysseyseveral Bond films and Welcome to Sarajevo. A foley artist is the technician who recreates the accompanying sound effects for a film, from the swish of a fancy coat to a camel chewing its lunch. It was agreed that Beryl was the original and the best.

The wonderful production by Falling Tree’s Hannah Dean combines archive with new interviews and puts extraordinary and most appropriate care into the sound. As a side note, Falling Tree productions also did three recently Afterwords for Radio 3, with Muriel Spark, Chinua Achebe and Thich Nhat Hanh. More traditional than a between the ears soundscape, these were excellent shows too, providing a complete and nuanced portrait of each of these interesting, unique writers.

Oh look, here’s another investigative podcast series! BBC Scotland Good ship’s brewing dog In six episodes, journalist Mark Daly sees an in-depth look at Brewdog, the world’s top Scottish beer company, founded in 2007. Daly has already made one disclosure Documentary for the BBC about the company which prides itself on producing good quality craft beer while disrupting the beverage business with stunts such as putting bottles in stuffed squirrels. An impressive number of interviewees — bar staff, brewers, marketers, beverage journalists, stock-buying punters — come to the podcast to say the same thing: They loved the idea of ​​Brewdog, but were then annoyed by its PR lies and dealings with employees , particularly the behavior of co-founder James Watt. “The greatest shared experience ex-employees have is a residual sense of anxiety,” according to an open letter from more than 100 ex-employees in 2021. Interestingly, those who speak officially to Daly receive troubling calls and what they perceive to be legal Interpreting threats…

Martin Dickie and James Watt, co-founders of Brewdog.
Martin Dickie and James Watt, co-founders of Brewdog. Photo: Alan Richardson/The Guardian

We all know people like Watt: as soon as you hear the phrase “it was a bit like being in a cult”, you know where you are. Any company that boasts of annual meetings or days of absence where the CEO is worshiped like a demigod in faded jeans is always headed for decline. And later, these days, an interesting podcast to bite into. Bottom up!

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