Footy for Two

Footy for Two

United States

Fifteen-year-old soccer nut Solomon Dubner tries to educate his father Stephen (host of Freakonomics Radio) — and the rest of the world — about futbol.

Episodes

Solomon Dubner for World Cup 2022  

We discuss Solomon's magnificent performance during the weekend (as well as less important professional matches). We also discuss a potential trip with us to Red Bull Arena if NYCFC meets the Red Bulls in the playoffs. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/ music/Apache_Tomcat

When the Dog Barks  

Fifi, the FFT mascot, continually interrupts our recap of weekend action. Solomon goes on another Trump rant and we discuss the new FFT blog. “Who You Smilin' At" by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

No Bravo for Bravo  

We review the weekend action and listen to Solomon go on a political rant. “Who You Smilin' At" by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

The Window Slams Shut  

We discuss the whole transfer window, talking about the best, worst and least talked about deals. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/ music/Apache_Tomcat

You'll Never Believe Who Solomon Thinks Will Win the UCL!  

Solomon bemoans Claudio Bravo's exit while doing his usual anti-Madridista rants. We also preview the Champions League, predicting who will advance from each group. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/ music/Apache_Tomcat

Stephen has Finished Playing Golf!  

Stephen returns as we round up domestic action and discuss our fantasy league and the prizes potentially on offer. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

Domestic Season Starts  

We discuss the opening weekend of Premier League action as well as the Super Cups and discuss our plans to go back to three episodes every seven days now that club football has started. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

Transfers and Fantasy League  

We review all of the major transfers in European football that have happened this summer and discuss more that may occur. We also discuss our new Fantasy Premier League and we pick a team together. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

We're Back!  

We review our European trip and recent Euro matches as well as previewing the Euro final and debuting a section where each episode we introduce an relatively unknown starlet. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

The Greatest Ever Turns 29  

We discuss Messi's legacy and greatest moments to commemorate his 29th birthday. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

Will Grigg Is on Fire!  

We discuss the Round of 16 matches as well as previewing the quarterfinals and discuss the upsets of the tournament. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

The Curse Ends; Let The Knockout Football Commence  

We rejoice as the Dubner Curse ends and we finally witness goals. We talk about Brexit and Solomon picks his best players and winner of the tournament. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

The Dubner Curse  

We review the Euro matches since our last episode including our drunk friend at the Austria-Portugal match. We also discuss the Copa America and the 0-0 curse we may have accidentally put on the Euros. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

Simon Kuper Interview  

We interview the man responsible for our Euros trip, Soccernomics author, Simon Kuper. Simon tells us about the pain and joy of being a football journalist, the most interesting and rudest players he's interviewed and tells many anecdotes, including a player's harsh reaction to his clothes. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

The Vardy Party Moves to France  

We talk about the Euro matches since we've arrived in France and what we've done, including attending the Germany-Poland match and having to deal line-cutting scandal. “Tomorrow Comes (accordion)” by Dana Boulé, CC Attribution-NonCommercial License / modified to use as theme song freemusicarchive.org/music/Dana_Boule/

Off to Paris!  

In our final episode before leaving for Paris, we round up the recent action from the Euros and Copa America. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

Transfer News  

Stephen sits out for an episode and Solomon and his friend Travis, a former member of the Red Bulls have a lengthy discussion on transfers, including their predicted starting XI's for each of Europe's top clubs next season. “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

EURO 2016 Preview  

We preview each group of the Euros. We also go through Solomon's bracket and predicted award winners. Lastly, we ask any listeners who will also be in France for the tournament to reach out to us so we can meet you. Theme song: “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

Cheapest of the Cheap  

We discuss the UCL Final, Playoff Final and MLS. We also roundup transfer rumors and discuss a chance to go to an NYCFC game with Solomon and Stephen. Theme song: “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

End of the Season  

We round up the major domestic cups, discuss Mourinho to United and talk about our special upcoming episodes. Theme song: “Who You Smilin' At” by Apache Tomcat, CC BY-SA 4.0 / modified to use as theme song freemusicarchive.org/music/Apache_Tomcat

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