Playback Media has secured a varied line-up for its thrice-weekly World Cup football podcast, It’ll Go To Penalties.
Among those offering their punditry are Eamonn Holmes, Omid Djalili, Paul Whitehouse, TV Burp writer Paul Hawksbee and former athlete Kriss Akabusi. The 35-minute show, distributed through iTunes, discusses the highlights of the action from South Africa, the history of the players, teams and the tournament itself, and takes a punt on the likely winners and losers.
Each episode is fronted by a rotating team of three celebrities and will link to third-party World Cup news and results sites.
Playback co-founder Paul Myers said the podcasts take a fan’s-eye view. “The common theme that runs through all our podcasts is that shared experience of being the fan of a club and going through the same emotional experience as our presenters.”
The producer currently makes five football-themed podcasts, including shows for Arsenal and Spurs. A five-minute preview of the World Cup show, released on 29 April, reached number two in the iTunes chart.
Producer: Playback Media