British GQ launches weekly football podcast strike!
British GQ has launched the podcast strike!, which will cover all things football.
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Hosted by GQ Style’s “football crazy, football mad” Fashion Director Elgar Johnson, strike! will feature an eclectic panel of current and ex-professional footballers, sports journalists, celebrity fans and footie followers. They will spend each 30-minute episode breaking down the main talking points from the past week in football.
In the first episode, Johnson welcomes Arsenal and England footballer Theo Walcott; former IBF Middleweight World Champion and Commonwealth Gold winning boxer and founder of 12x3 gyms Darren Barker; and co-founder of football and fashion magazine Mundial Dan Sandison.
Dylan Jones, Editor of British GQ, commented: “Football fuels a never-ending discussion: from apocryphal transfer news, woeful TV coverage and sudden dips in form, to unexpected runs of success, managerial idiosyncrasies and game plans that should never have been taken out of the bottom drawer.
“GQ’s strike! will contribute to that discussion – often with raised voices. As a brand that has always covered football in depth, we hope the GQ audience enjoys it...and joins in."
Johnson added: “I’m a huge football fan and avid podcast listener, so having the chance to combine the two and create strike! for a brand like British GQ is a match made in heaven.”
GQ has partnered with innovative podcasting company Entale for the launch of strike!. Using this platform, listeners will be able to jump between different chapters via the embed on GQ.co.uk, enjoy an interactive experience with graphics and images that relate to each chapter and share their favourite snippets on social media.
Episode one of strike! is available for free on iTunes now, with future episodes published weekly on Wednesday mornings.