I listen to a dozen podcasts each week and I’ve now worked out that more than half of them are about football, rather than politics – make of that what you will. The latest addition to my regular staple of podcasts is Quickly Kevin, Will He Score? hosted by the quick-witted Chris Scull, Josh Widdicombe and Michael Marden. Although its format is relatively standard for a podcast – host banter plus an interview with a guest – it is different in that it’s whole raison d’etre is only to talk about football from the 1990s. When my LBC producer Robbie Hawkins recommended it as something I would enjoy, I was sceptical. But, I’ve slowly become rather addicted, so much so that I’m now working my way through their entire five year back catalogue.
Despite the IOC’s efforts, the Games look set to be one of the most politically-charged for a long time.