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5 Songs and a story from Ozomatli and LAFC

April 19th, 2019


Grammy winners Ozomatli set out to collaborate on a song with LAFC’s 3252. The result: 5 songs—and a story. George Sanchez-Tello takes it from there.

Gary Gold - LAFC's greatest player ever - they just haven't signed him yet

April 11th, 2019


Greg Ash, as Gary Gold, has a story to tell. It’s about an Englishman making LA his home and trying to make an MLS team—and a man chasing his dream. …

Author Ken Bensinger - Red Card! How the US blew the whistle of the worlds biggest sports scandal

March 11th, 2019


If you love soccer, you know that FIFA is at the center of it all, and recently it was at the center of the biggest sports scandal in history. Ken Bensinger, an award winning journalist for Buzzfeed put together the …

An unforgettable Night in Mexico and a week in Chicago

January 24th, 2019


We talk with Nate Abaurrea about Maradona's remarkable visit to Tijuana plus hear his version of the infamous goal scored by the man some refer to as "Dios".. Meanwhile in Chicago recently, the US held their Soccer …

Elliott Sheaf joins Howler Radio

October 12th, 2018


Howler 15 contributor Elliot Sheaf, editor of Top Corner Magazine and West Ham United supporter, shares thoughts on the ConIFA World Cup, rediscovering a love of the England team, and trying to love the London Stadium.

Author Jomo Hendrickson talks life off the pitch as a Soccer Novelist

October 3rd, 2018


This week, Howler Radio welcomes novelist, Howler Magazine contributor and former DI collegiate player Jomo Hendrickson to talk writing, soccer and …

Georgia Cloepfil on Howler Radio

September 27th, 2018


Georgia Cloepfil, the author of The Shape of a Dream Can Expand and Shrink: An American Soccer Life in South Korea, an extraordinary two-part piece we ran on the site in early August joins the podcast. The piece speaks …

The Editors converse

September 19th, 2018


New editor Dennie Wendt and founding editor George Quraishi discuss the contents, creative process and—incredibly, and at long last—the completion of Howler 15. 

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An Interview with the Voice of American Soccer - Tommy Smyth

August 14th, 2018


TOMMY SMYTH, PART II: One man’s story of coming to the U.S. and becoming one of the great voices of the American game.

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A Wrap Up of the 2018 World Cup with Tommy Smyth

July 28th, 2018


The great Tommy Smyth joins Howler Radio for a wide-ranging, insightful and occasionally surprising World Cup roundup.

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Winning while losing at the 2018 World Cup - with Tom Kludt

June 30th, 2018


Japan may have come out victorious in Tom's final match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but the real winners were the Colombian fans and Tom, who …

Heaven or Hell: A train ride to remember - 2018 World Cup with Tom Kludt

June 26th, 2018


Was it the train ride from Hell or Heaven? There was lots of beer, Koreans, Swedes, Songs, Dogs and Cats living together. Massive Hysteria. But if you are going to survive World Cup 2018, this isn’t a bad way. Tom Kludt …

Attending My First World Cup Match - Tom Kludt

June 22nd, 2018


I can finally check this off my bucket list, and while it wasn't a US game, it had an incredible finish. However, it was the journey to that point from before the game in a bar to the ride to the stadium to the …

Reaction from Red Square - World Cup 2018 with Tom Kludt

June 18th, 2018


As the World Cup 2018 is about to begin, it's Tom Kludt's job to find out who made the journey and which of those create the loudest cheers for their …

Postcards from Russia- World Cup 2018 with Tom Kludt

June 14th, 2018


 It's almost like being there! reporter Tom Kludt sends us audio postcards of his experiences at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. This first one takes you from JFK all the way to Moscow and shares the stories of the fans …

Introducing The Goalmouth, Howler’s newest podcast

October 1st, 2016


The Goalmouth is a new, 5-minute podcast that will show up on your phone by 7 a.m. EST every weekday morning so you can hear the latest soccer news …

Zlatan and I

August 7th, 2016


For our final episode of Season Two, Matt Nelson talks to Zlatan.

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The Ballad of Robin Friday

July 25th, 2016


Robin Friday remains one of the great what-ifs: what if he’d played in an era when the best players could easily transfer to the best teams? What if …

Les Bleus Make It Two: The Story of Euro 2000

July 11th, 2016


Has there ever been a more… befuddling team? France in the late 1990s and into the aughts had more than a few of the world’s most beguiling players, and they actually knew how to win. And yet Les Bleus also scored high …

The Summer Football Came Home: The Story of Euro 96

July 5th, 2016


It had been 30 years since England had won the World Cup, 30 years since the country had hosted a tournament. Gazza, Shearer, Sheringham, Seaman, Adams, and Ince played all their home games at Wembley that summer, and …

Lighting the Tiki Taka Torch: The Story of Euro 08

June 27th, 2016


This is a story about perennial losers who finally figured out how to win—and then basically didn’t stop winning for years and years. Looking back from 2016, it's undeniable that Spain’s brand of high-possession, …

What Did You Do on Your Summer Vacation? The Story of Euro 92

June 20th, 2016


Going into Euro ’92, Denmark wasn’t a favorite to win the tournament. They weren't even expected to play in it. But when Yugoslavia began to fall apart, its team was barred and Denmark brought in as a replacement. What …

Michel and the Magic Square: The Story of Euro 84

June 13th, 2016


Decades before he became a fat-cat football executive (and got banned from soccer), Michel Platini was known as one of the game’s greatest players—and his utter domination of Euro 84 was perhaps the most triumphant …

The Man Who Sold the World. Twice.

May 29th, 2016


Che Che Vidal loves football. And the internet. One of these things nearly got him killed.

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Angry Kilmarnock Fan Megamix

May 1st, 2016


The Angry Kilmarnock Fan is very angry. This banging dance anthem celebrates his anger.

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I'm Sorry, Ray Wilkins

May 1st, 2016


When my mate Rory was a kid he shouted abuse at legendary England midfielder Ray Wilkins in the middle of a crowded street. Now he wants to …

The Panenka

April 17th, 2016


Our intrepid reporter embarks on an epic journey to discover the origins of the Panenka penalty kick—a subtle yet audacious technique that turns players into either heroes or goats. It's a quest that him to the fringes …

Field of Dreams

March 31st, 2016


This episode is a mash-up of two older stories that we released a while back. One is about a fan who lived every football fan’s dream when he was …

El Clasico

March 30th, 2016


In this classic episode, we travel back to the year 2000, when Luis Figo did the unthinkable: he moved from Barcelona to Real Madrid. In 2002, on a …

An American in Azteca

March 30th, 2016


If you have ever wondered what it’s like to experience a US-Mexico game at Estadio Azteca, this episode will give you a taste. Howler contributor …

Howler Radio Season 2 Trailer

March 30th, 2016


A little preview of season 2 of Howler Radio that will feature the Panenka, sexy Landon fanfic, and Daring to Zlatan.

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