Listen to author and columnist for the Financial Times, Simon Kuper, as he explains the history and politics of sports and their role in building communities. He also reveals his top three sports movies of all time.
As an alumni from both Oxford and Harvard, Simon is known for taking an anthropologic perspective to writing about sports. However, he has also written on all manner of topics including: currencies, politics, books, and cities for the Financial Times, The Observer, and the Guardian. He won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 1994 for his book Football Against the Enemy—later released in the United States as Soccer Against the Enemy. He published Ajax, The Dutch, the War: Football in Europe during the Second World War in 2003 and co-authored Soccernomics in 2009. He is currently writing a book on the history of Barcelona.
This will be the final episode of Two Gringos with Questions however you will be able to find additional content and future episodes from both the Canadian Council for the Americas and The Global Americans as they launch their own podcasts.