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Best podcasts about Simon Kuper

Latest podcast episodes about Simon Kuper

English Premier League podcast: EPLpod
The Barcelona Complex: the making-and unmaking-of the world's greatest soccer club

English Premier League podcast: EPLpod

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 23:48


The Legend chats with Financial Times journalist and author, Simon Kuper. In his latest book, The Barcelona Complex, Kuper tells the story of how FC Barcelona became the most successful club in the world—and how that era is now ending. Vote for EPLpod in the FSA Awards!  

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy
Ep 1212: No Longer a Player in International Affairs But France Remains Sanguine

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 22:26


Simon Kuper talks to Eamon about the reaction in France to the AUKUS deal, Emmanuel Macron as he faces an election in 2022 and the impact of Angela Merkel's departure from German politics. Simon Kuper is a columnist with the FT and author of Barca: the Inside Story of the World's Greatest Football Club. The Stand is proudly sponsored by Tesco. Recorded 22/9/21

On The Continent
Book Club: Barça – Simon Kuper

On The Continent

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 57:12


If one club encapsulates both the sublime and the ridiculous in modern football, it's FC Barcelona. Kate and Jim chart this duality on today's episode of the Book Club, as renowned author Simon Kuper joins them to discuss his new book, 'Barça'!Simon charts their rise from a friendly regional club to a global behemoth, all on the back of an almost naive friendliness and goodwill within the Catalan community. They also discuss Simon's interviews with the likes of Johan Cruyff and Kylian Mbappé, assess Lionel Messi's legacy and wonder where the club goes next.Got a question for us? Find us on socials @FootballRambleYou can purchase a copy of Simon's new book here!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

De Correspondent
Simon Kuper - FC Barcelona: de grootste buurtclub ter wereld

De Correspondent

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 18:43


FC Barcelona is een begrip in de voetbalwereld. De club drukte een stempel op hoe professioneel voetbal over de hele wereld georganiseerd wordt. Maar als je verder kijkt dan de legendarische status, naar hoe Barça nou echt wérkt, zie je hoe de club van ongekende hoogte naar duizelingwekkende diepte kon vallen. Lees hier het artikel: https://decorrespondent.nl/12683/fc-barcelona-de-grootste-buurtclub-ter-wereld/6606561940902-a8707e55 ***Nieuw: de Correspondent-luisterapp! Vanaf nu kun je voor de beste  en meest privacyvriendelijke luisterervaring terecht in de  Correspondent-app. Ontdek 500+ shows en verhalen en ga in gesprek met je  favoriete correspondenten. Download de app snel in de app-store! Geen  lid? Maak ook onafhankelijke journalistiek mogelijk en krijg toegang tot  de app: corr.es/wordlid. *** Productie : Julius van Ijperen, Kerem Özilhan en Jacco Prantl Voor vragen, opmerkingen of suggesties mail naar post@decorrespondent.nl

De Correspondent leest voor
Simon Kuper - FC Barcelona: de grootste buurtclub ter wereld

De Correspondent leest voor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 18:43


FC Barcelona is een begrip in de voetbalwereld. De club drukte een stempel op hoe professioneel voetbal over de hele wereld georganiseerd wordt. Maar als je verder kijkt dan de legendarische status, naar hoe Barça nou echt wérkt, zie je hoe de club van ongekende hoogte naar duizelingwekkende diepte kon vallen. Lees hier het artikel: https://decorrespondent.nl/12683/fc-barcelona-de-grootste-buurtclub-ter-wereld/6606561940902-a8707e55 ***Nieuw: de Correspondent-luisterapp! Vanaf nu kun je voor de beste  en meest privacyvriendelijke luisterervaring terecht in de  Correspondent-app. Ontdek 500+ shows en verhalen en ga in gesprek met je  favoriete correspondenten. Download de app snel in de app-store! Geen  lid? Maak ook onafhankelijke journalistiek mogelijk en krijg toegang tot  de app: corr.es/wordlid. *** Productie : Julius van Ijperen, Kerem Özilhan en Jacco Prantl Voor vragen, opmerkingen of suggesties mail naar post@decorrespondent.nl

Paquetes
La futbolteca: Fútbol contra el enemigo de Simon Kuper - Episodio exclusivo para mecenas

Paquetes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 9:08


Agradece a este podcast tantas horas de entretenimiento y disfruta de episodios exclusivos como éste. ¡Apóyale en iVoox! Comenzamos un nuevo formato para los que estáis apoyando al canal en el que vamos a hablar de fútbol y de libros (y de un poco de turra también, no nos vamos a engañar). Empezamos con un libro de 1993 que se llama "Fútbol contra el enemigo" en el que el periodista Simon Kuper cuenta su experiencia tras recorrer todo el mundo viendo cómo afectaba el fútbol tanto política como socialmente en diferentes rincones del planeta, incluyendo España.Escucha este episodio completo y accede a todo el contenido exclusivo de Paquetes. Descubre antes que nadie los nuevos episodios, y participa en la comunidad exclusiva de oyentes en https://go.ivoox.com/sq/856265

Business Daily
Life after Messi: FC Barcelona's financial mess

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 18:20


How did one of the world's biggest sporting brands end up in such a financial mess? FC Barcelona's collapse, from European Champions League winning juggernaut, to unable to register its players under salary cap rules took less than a decade. So how did it take so little time for one of football's giants to fall so hard? We explore that with club members and supporters, as well as the Financial Times journalist Simon Kuper, the author of a new book about Barcelona; Barca, the Inside story of the world's greatest football club. Picture credit: Getty Images

Gradlife Podcast
GradLife Game Changers Ep 4 - Simon Kuper

Gradlife Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 43:03


In the fourth episode of our Game Changers series, Finn speaks with Simon Kuper. Simon is a well renowned author and journalist, perhaps best know for his pieces in the weekend Financial Times ranging on all topics from politics to books and football. His most recent book on FC Barcelona covers the rise and fall of what he see's as the world greatest football club. In this episode Finn discusses with Simon how he ended up writing football articles for the FT despite it being a newspaper that doesn't cover sports. They then go onto discuss his new book, the recent transfer of Lionel Messi and what he see's for the future of European football.

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy
Ep 1184: Barça: The Inside Story of The World's Greatest Football Club

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 42:23


Journalist and author Simon Kuper talks to Eamon about his new book Barça, The Inside Story of the World's Greatest Football Club. The Stand is proudly sponsored by Tesco. Recorded 27/8/21

Total Soccer Show: USMNT, EPL, MLS, Champions League and more ...
Author Simon Kuper discusses his new book, The Barcelona Complex: Lionel Messi and the Making - and Unmaking - of the World's Greatest Soccer Club

Total Soccer Show: USMNT, EPL, MLS, Champions League and more ...

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 52:02


Journalist and author Simon Kuper joins the show to discuss his out-standing new book, The Barcelona Complex: Lionel Messi and the Making - and Unmaking - of the World's Greatest Soccer Club. The book itself functions as a semi-biography of Cruyff, Messi, and the club as a whole, but also provides fascinating insight into the present lives of modern superstars. What do they eat when they hang out together, how much more cautious are they in the age of cell phones and how life at La Masia prepares athletes for both The Camp Nou and also Spartan military society. Sorta. Plus, the strange way Johan Cruyff greets people on the telephone, how Barcelona's steadfast plans for signing Ousmane Dembele were thrown out the window in the first 5 seconds of their meeting, and much much more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... The NBA! This episode is sponsored by the NBA and their quest to advance the game of basketball, grow the community, and impact culture. That's the NBA. That's Game! American Giant! Get 15% off your new favorite tees at american-giant.com/TSS! Brooklinen! Looking for some wonderful new bedding? Head to Brooklinen.com and use promo code TSS to get $20 off a purchase of $100 or more.  Heineken! With a busy start to the European soccer season underway, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Artifact! Go to HeyArtifact.com to get started! To check out the excerpt we mentioned on this episode, go to HeyArtifact.com/loveletters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Le Batard & Friends - Mystery Crate
Episode One Hundred - Forty-One

Le Batard & Friends - Mystery Crate

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 57:55


On this week's episode of Mystery Crate, Mike and Witty talk to Simon Kuper, author of a new book called The Barcelona Complex: Lionel Messi and the Making--And Unmaking--Of the World's Greatest Soccer Club, about Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona. Also, Baron Davis talks to Dan about a movie he co-directed called Domino: Battle of the Bones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Le Batard & Friends Network
MC- Episode One Hundred - Forty-One

Le Batard & Friends Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 57:55


On this week's episode of Mystery Crate, Mike and Witty talk to Simon Kuper, author of a new book called The Barcelona Complex: Lionel Messi and the Making--And Unmaking--Of the World's Greatest Soccer Club, about Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona. Also, Baron Davis talks to Dan about a movie he co-directed called Domino: Battle of the Bones.

Fútbol with Grant Wahl
Simon Kuper on His New Book "The Barcelona Complex"

Fútbol with Grant Wahl

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 35:09


Grant has a fascinating interview with the renowned author Simon Kuper about his new book The Barcelona Complex: Lionel Messi and the Making—and Unmaking—of the World's Greatest Soccer Club. The timing of the book release is impeccable, and Kuper explains the forces that have resulted in FC Barcelona getting more than $1 billion in debt and being forced to announce that Lionel Messi would be leaving the club. He also forecasts where Barça goes from here and explains how he received remarkable access to so many people at the club for his book. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

Takeline
The Messi Situation With Barcelona

Takeline

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 26:04


On this bonus episode of Takeline, Jason talks with sports journalist and author Simon Kuper about FC Barcelona losing legendary player Lionel Messi due to financial mismanagement. His new book The Barcelona Complex details the inner workings of Barca and how they've gone from the most successful soccer club in history to an organization struggling to find its competitive edge. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/takeline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Barça: Siempre Positivo
E47: Bonus! Simon Kuper interview, on his new book 'The Barcelona Complex'

Barça: Siempre Positivo

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 31:36


Rik and Sam were delighted to welcome author Simon Kuper to the podcast for a special interview. His new book, 'The Barcelona Complex' is out on August 17 and is a superb read about the rise and, sadly, fall, of the club over the past few decades. With great insight on Lionel Messi's power at Barca, the way the club works inside out and much more, settle in and listen to this chat ahead of the new La Liga season.

Today with Claire Byrne
Messi Move From Barcelona

Today with Claire Byrne

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 14:01


Simon Kuper, FT Columnist and Author of Barca - The Inside Story of the World's Greatest Football Club, Gavin Cooney, Sportswriter for the42.ie

ESPN FC
Caught Offside: Messi and Barcelona BONUS PODCAST with Simon Kuper

ESPN FC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 34:49


Simon Kuper has a brand new book out called "The Barcelona Complex: Lionel Messi and the Making - and Unmaking - of the World's Greatest Soccer Club. He joins us to detail Lionel Messi's exit and how things reached this point.

Caught Offside
Caught Offside: Messi and Barcelona BONUS PODCAST with Simon Kuper

Caught Offside

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 34:49


Simon Kuper has a brand new book out called "The Barcelona Complex: Lionel Messi and the Making - and Unmaking - of the World's Greatest Soccer Club. He joins us to detail Lionel Messi's exit and how things reached this point.

OTB Football
Messi to PSG confirmed | Simon Kuper on where it all went wrong for Barcelona

OTB Football

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 26:00


Simon Kuper joins Joe to discuss Lionel Messi's move to PSG and the Barcelona rabble he leaves behind. @PaddyPower

The Blizzard
Greatest Games: Barcelona 3 Manchester United 1, 2011

The Blizzard

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 44:06


On this week's episode of Greatest Games, Simon Kuper joins Jonathan and Marcus to look back on the 2011 Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United.  Over the decade preceding this final, Barcelona's fabled academy La Masia was quietly assembling the greatest generation of footballing talent to be produced at one time by a single club. It was in this final when that crop of talent – which included Xavi, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique along with the addition of extraordinary imports Dani Alves, Eric Abidal and David Villa – best applied their abilities to Barcelona's Cruyffian tactics and decimated the Premier League champions on European football's grandest stage. Recorded on Tuesday 3 August, just ahead of the news regarding Lionel Messi's departure from Barcelona. About the panel:   Jonathan Wilson founded The Blizzard in 2011 and is editor of the magazine. He's contributed to numerous publications including the Guardian and Sports Illustrated as well as having authored Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, The Outsider, Angels with Dirty Faces and most recently The Names Heard Long Ago, among others.   Marcus Speller is a host of the Football Ramble podcast as well as Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers. Marcus also regularly hosts our live Q&A events across the country alongside Jonathan.   Simon Kuper is a columnist for the Financial Times and author of many books, including Soccernomics, Ajax: The Dutch, The War and most recently Barca: The Inside Story of the World's Greatest Football Club released this week. Subscribe to our quarterly magazine: https://www.theblizzard.co.uk/  Twitter: http://twitter.com/blzzrd  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blzzrd  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblizzard__/  

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: The Lionel Messi-Barcelona Breakup

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 74:20


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about the end of the Tokyo Olympics. They also discuss NFL players who've refused to get the COVID vaccine, and what the league should do about it. Finally, author Simon Kuper explains the tearful end of Lionel Messi's brilliant career at F.C. Barcelona.   Olympics (3:31): The troubled 2020 Olympics could reset how fans view athletes and the games.   NFL (22:32): Kirk Cousins would rather surround himself with Plexiglas than get vaccinated.   Lionel Messi (42:12): Why did it have to end this way? And what's next for Messi and his longtime club?   Afterball (57:53): Joel on the tiny countries that bagged Olympics hardware for the first time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hang Up and Listen
The Lionel Messi-Barcelona Breakup

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 74:20


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about the end of the Tokyo Olympics. They also discuss NFL players who've refused to get the COVID vaccine, and what the league should do about it. Finally, author Simon Kuper explains the tearful end of Lionel Messi's brilliant career at F.C. Barcelona.   Olympics (3:31): The troubled 2020 Olympics could reset how fans view athletes and the games.   NFL (22:32): Kirk Cousins would rather surround himself with Plexiglas than get vaccinated.   Lionel Messi (42:12): Why did it have to end this way? And what's next for Messi and his longtime club?   Afterball (57:53): Joel on the tiny countries that bagged Olympics hardware for the first time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

OTB Football
Bumper Euro 2020 recap | England inquest as Italy conquer Euros | Kevin Kilbane, Pat Nevin & Simon Kuper

OTB Football

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 68:38


Kevin Kilbane, Pat Nevin & Simon Kuper join Joe for Monday's Football Show. @PaddyPower

OTB Football
Simon Kuper: 'English fans now rival each other' | Mbappe's social awareness & football brain

OTB Football

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021


Football writer Simon Kuper joined the lads on Friday's OTB AM to discuss England vs Germany, Kylian Mbappe's development and Euro 2020 at large. OTB AM is in association with @GilletteUK | #BestFaceForward

OTB AM
Lions preview, Kuper on Mbappe, GAA Championship preview & Live Crappy Quiz

OTB AM

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 130:19


Friday's #OTBAM podcast - Lions preview with Criag Ray, Euros last 16 with Simon Kuper, women's league finals with Aisling O'Reilly, and a Live Crappy Quiz. Timestamps and topics below. Catch OTB's sports breakfast show LIVE weekday mornings from 7:30am or just search for OTB AM and get the podcast on the OTB Sports app or wherever you listen to yours. (01:00) - OTB AM is LIVE - Adrian and Eoin (18:20) - Craig Ray Lions preview (48:30) - GAA Quick picks (1:04:40) - Women's League Finals w/ Aisling O'Reilly (01:15:30) - Euros with Simon Kuper (01:35:30) - Brian Hurley (01:49:40) - Crappy Quiz Live! Have you got anything for the OTB AM agenda this week? Let us know in the live comments or Whatsapp the show at 087 9 180180, or email AM@offtheball.com! SUBSCRIBE and FOLLOW the OTB AM podcast. #OTBAM is live weekday mornings from 7:30am across Off The Ball, in association with Gillette | #BestFaceFoward

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy
Ep 1151: The Euros – France A Nation Slow To Embrace Its Team

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 28:55


Simon Kuper, journalist with the Financial Times and author of several books on world football, talks to Eamon about the French national team's importance to their country, and their chances at the Euros. The Stand is proudly sponsored by Tesco.

Apropos – der tägliche Podcast des Tages-Anzeigers
Nia liest: "Die Psyche der Fussballprofis"

Apropos – der tägliche Podcast des Tages-Anzeigers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 21:08


Simon Kuper hat den Topfussballern zugehört und erstaunliches ans Licht gebracht. In seinem Text, gelesen von Jean-Marc Nia, berichtet Kuper von der Welt des Profifussballs abseits des Platzes. Link zum Text (Abo): https://www.derbund.ch/couch-statt-coach-die-psyche-der-fussballprofis-235605861144

De Groene Amsterdammer Podcast
Voetballers als een stam op een eiland

De Groene Amsterdammer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 34:49


In de voetbalwereld betaal je een heuse prijs om rijk en succesvol te zijn. Meer dan ooit zijn topvoetballers vervreemd van de maatschappij waarin ze leven én van hun club, ziet journalist Simon Kuper. Met het EK in aantocht spreekt Kees van den Bosch in De Groene Amsterdammer Podcast met hem over de antropologische blik op topvoetballers. Na dertig jaar observeren en interviewen bracht Kuper de etnografie van topspelers in kaart. Kunnen voetballers het contact met de echte wereld herwinnen? Hoe racistisch is de voetbalwereld? En hoe is de verhouding tussen speler en club geëvolueerd? ‘Voetballers willen erbij horen, maar ze worden nooit normaal behandeld.'Productie: Kees van den Bosch en Samira Ataei 

Café Europa
Café Europa #S3E04 De EK-voetbal special - Simon Kuper

Café Europa

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2021 70:10


Wat zegt de rivaliteit tussen Oranje en het Duitse nationale voetbalelftal over de verhoudingen tussen beide landen? En wie is bepalender voor Europa - Macron of de Franse stervoetballer Mbappé? Annette en Mathieu werpen samen met Simon Kuper, journalist van The Financial Times, deze keer een blik op het voetbalveld om Europa beter te begrijpen. Want zoals Simon Kuper in zijn boek ‘Voetbal als Oorlog' schrijft: “Voetbal biedt zo'n goede ingang om de wereld te begrijpen, dat het zonde is om er niks mee te doen.” En uiteraard aandacht voor de Duitse verkiezingscampagne met onze Wahlbeobachter Derk Marseille. In hoeverre spelen de liberalen van de FDP mee om de winst? Lees- en kijktips in deze aflevering: - Simon raadt de boeken van David Goldblatt aan ‘The Game of our Lives' https://www.bol.com/nl/f/the-game-of-our-lives/9200000030330715/ en ‘The Ball is Round' https://www.bol.com/nl/f/the-ball-is-round/30110645/ En over het Nederlands voetbal ‘Brilliant Orange' van David Winner https://www.bol.com/nl/f/brilliant-orange/9200000005045603/ - Mathieu raadt de film over Maradona aan van Asif Kapadia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE1kCWzciLs&feature=youtu.be En Mathieu tipt de boeken van Simon: ‘Voetbal als Oorlog' https://www.bol.com/nl/f/voetbal-als-oorlog/30008864/ en ‘Dure spiten scoren niet' https://www.bol.com/nl/f/dure-spitsen-scoren-niet/39095715/ - De tip van chef redactie Freek is de documentaire ‘Het laatste Joegoslavische elftal' https://dedocupdate.com/2021/05/13/het-laatste-joegoslavische-elftal/ Verder besproken in deze aflevering: - Het Franse nummer van dit EK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paKh2Pztvy8 - Vegadream met de Franse selectie bij huldiging WK winst https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW2n3umJuaE&t=13s - En het nieuwe boek van Simon Kuper ‘FC Barcelona - Het imperium' https://www.devriesvanstockum.nl/9789046828601-fc-barcelona-het-imperium.html Mathieu Segers en Annette van Soest bespreken de achtergronden bij het Europese nieuws. En bellen elke aflevering met Derk Marseille in Berlijn. Simon Kuper is journalist bij The Financial Times en schrijver van verschillende voetbalboekenAnnette van Soest is presentator en journalist oa voor Haagsch College en RTL ZMathieu Segers is hoogleraar hedendaagse Europese geschiedenis en Europese integratie aan Maastricht University Derk Marseille is correspondent in Duitsland voor Nederlandse media waaronder BNR Nieuwsradio en Café Europa. Wil je meer weten over Duitsland, zie ook Duitslandnieuws.nl Café Europa is een initiatief van Haagsch College en Studio Europa Maastricht

The42 Podcasts
Now That's What I Call Behind The Lines, Vol 5

The42 Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 50:17


We have reached our 75th episode, so this arbitrarily significant milestone gives us a chance to pause for breath and reflect on some of the highlights of the year so far. So, listen as Simon Kuper explains the influence of Eamon Dunphy and details what a night out with an elite footballer is really like nowadays; Stephen Jones defends himself from our listeners’ charge that he is “anti-Irish”; and ESPN’s Wright Thompson reveals why Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan have fallen out. Plus, Marcela Mora y Araujo tells an extraordinary tale of how the victims of the military junta were treated during the 1978 World Cup , and Michael Calvin reflects on the profoundly moving experience of co-writing Gareth Thomas’ autobiography. If you want to gain access to the full 75-episode back catalogue of Behind the Lines, along with a new episode every week, then subscribe for €5 a month or €42 a year at members.the42.ie Once signed up, you can join the show’s WhatsApp group, too: Add our number 0833930229 on WhatsApp and sending us a message. Please include your email address so that we can confirm your membership.

De Correspondent
Spionage. Lex Bohlmeijer in gesprek met Simon Kuper

De Correspondent

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2021 58:47


Hij mag vandaag enigszins vergeten zijn, bij leven was George Blake een van de meest vermaarde of beruchte spionnen van zijn tijd. De vooraanstaande journalist Simon Kuper heeft zijn verhaal opgetekend in 'De vrolijke verrader, een KGB-spion uit Rotterdam'. Het is een onwaarschijnlijk verhaal, dat door Kuper verteld wordt met meesterschap en de nodige zakelijkheid. Blake leefde in een spectaculaire tijd en koos uiteindelijk uit volle overtuiging voor het communisme. Een gesprek over het leven met geheimen, journalistiek en de gelaagde realiteit.

Goede Gesprekken
Spionage. Lex Bohlmeijer in gesprek met Simon Kuper

Goede Gesprekken

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2021 58:47


Hij mag vandaag enigszins vergeten zijn, bij leven was George Blake een van de meest vermaarde of beruchte spionnen van zijn tijd. De vooraanstaande journalist Simon Kuper heeft zijn verhaal opgetekend in 'De vrolijke verrader, een KGB-spion uit Rotterdam'. Het is een onwaarschijnlijk verhaal, dat door Kuper verteld wordt met meesterschap en de nodige zakelijkheid. Blake leefde in een spectaculaire tijd en koos uiteindelijk uit volle overtuiging voor het communisme. Een gesprek over het leven met geheimen, journalistiek en de gelaagde realiteit.

OTB Football
Super League post-mortem | What happens next? | THE FOOTBALL SHOW

OTB Football

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 64:20


Simon Kuper joins Joe to give his assessment of the fateful European Super League. Dan McDonnell & Dave McIntyre are also along for The Football Show. @PaddyPower

Newshour
Jury to hear closing arguments in George Floyd case

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 49:09


The Jury in the George Floyd murder trial will hear the closing arguments before they retire to consider the verdict against the former police office Derek Chauvin. The BBC's Barbara Plett Usher has the latest from Minneapolis where the trial is taking place. Also on the programme, Twelve of Europe's top football clubs say they are launching a breakaway super-league. Its a move that's being widely condemned. Newshour speaks to Simon Kuper, financial times journalist and author of the Football Men and Professor Laura McAllister, a former international player and Deputy Chair of UEFA's Women's Football Committee for their views on the proposals. And NASA has successfully flown a drone on Mars for the first time. (Image: George Floyd placard. Credit : Anadolu Agency )

Departures with Robert Amsterdam
The joys of high treason

Departures with Robert Amsterdam

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 22:15


There are few turncoat spies more infamous than George Blake, an MI6 agent who spied for the Soviet Union in the 1950s, was later caught, convicted and sentenced to 42 years in prison. There are even fewer to manage to escape prison and flee to the East to live a life of relative happiness and satisfaction. This story is masterfully told in the new book, "The Happy Traitor: Spies, Lies and Exile in Russia: The Extraordinary Story of George Blake," authored by the Financial Times columnist Simon Kuper. Simon joined the Departures podcast for a discussion with Robert Amsterdam about Blake's fascinating life, his dramatic escape as a prisoner of war in North Korea and also his escape from prison in Britain. With unprecedented access to Blake including the last major extended interview he gave, Kuper's book is an exploration of the life of one of the more fascinating character's in Cold War history, how he came to reach the momentous decisions in his career and how he managed to never look back with any sort of regret for the path he chose.

Arts & Ideas
Spy talk

Arts & Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 45:02


One Cold War spy has his story retold by journalist Simon Kuper, while the granddaughter of another - Charlotte Philby - writes novels that explore the human side and cost of espionage. Nigel Inkster, former MI6 director of operations and intelligence, looks at the role of spying in present day relations between China and the US, while journalist Margaret Coker explains how old school intelligence gathering without any hi-tech bells and whistles has been reaping rewards in Iraq. Rana Mitter hosts a conversation about spying fact and fiction. The Happy Traitor: Spies, Lies and Exile in Russia - The Extraordinary Story of George Blake by Simon Kuper is out now. Charlotte Philby's most recent novel is A Double Life. The Great Decoupling: China, America and the Struggle for Technological Supremacy by Nigel Inkster is out now. Margaret Coker's book Spymaster of Baghdad is out now. Penguin Classics is re-issuing Len Deighton's novels. In our archives you can find Stella Rimington in discussion with Alan Judd https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048ngpw John le Carré in conversation with Anne McElvoy https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039q13n The links in the world of French philosophy and spies https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b2mfh3 And a playlist of programmes on War and Conflict https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06kgbyb Producer: Torquil MacLeod

Talk Radio Europe
Simon Kuper: The Happy Traitor with TRE´s Giles Brown

Talk Radio Europe

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 23:14


Simon Kuper: The Happy Traitor with TRE´s Giles Brown

Uncommon Decency
20. Getting to Holland, with Rem Korteweg & Simon Kuper

Uncommon Decency

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 54:27


In The Origins of Political Order (2011), Fukuyama described the problem of creating modern political institutions as one of “getting to Denmark”. The country, in his own words at the time, was “a mythical place known for its stable, democratic, peaceful, prosperous and inclusive institutions”. A few miles south of Denmark lie the Netherlands, a country that last week renewed Mark Rutte’s mandate to lead a coalition, from a somewhat reshuffled Parliament this time. Our two guests this week highlight a gradual shift in the core of Dutch politics towards a blend of fiscal hawkishness, moderate Euroscepticism and even a less liberal social policy than the Dutch norm. No other country, however, seems to have journeyed further into the proverbial Third Way and the technocratization of vast swathes of government policy. Simon Kuper (Financial Times) and Rem Korteweg (Clingendael Institute) walk us through the Fukuyamaesque clichés borne out in last week's race, whilst giving due warning that not everything is as may rosily seem in the Dutch Low Countries. Rate and review Uncommon Decency on Apple Podcasts, and send us your comments or questions at @UnDecencyPod or uncommondecencypod@gmail.com.

The David McWilliams Podcast
120 - Cease and desist. Get out of the housing market right now, plus the 5 fundamental ways cities are changing

The David McWilliams Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 49:15


The global seller’s market for housing is hitting new levels of madness - its time for buyers to take a stand and decide that they’re not going to take part in this madness - at least until the supply comes back to its pre-pandemic levels. In the same vein, it’s important to consider how the world is changing as people look to buy new homes. We break down five major urban trends with Simon Kuper. Plus John's Cheltenham blues. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Bunker
Daily: THE RUSSIAN SPY AND I — Up close with Britain's worst traitor

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 28:35


For British intelligence, Soviet mole George Blake was possibly the most damaging traitor of the whole Cold War. Towards the end of Blake's life the FT's Simon Kuper met the ageing defector for “the most extraordinary interview of my life.” He tells Arthur Snell about his book The Happy Traitor, which sets out Blake's astonishing journey from comically patriotic British citizen through his time of treachery in an unbelievably complacent British intelligence service to an escape from justice that came straight from a cartoon story. Why did Blake do it? And did he in some sense get away with it?“For a decade, every secret of British intelligence was handed over to the Soviets by Blake.”“By his own reckoning Blake betrayed several hundred British agents, many of whom were executed.” “I was told that Blake detested Putin's gaudy KGB capitalism… but he depended on Putin for his dacha.”Presented by Arthur Snell. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Taking Stock with Vincent Wall
Simon Kuper on the Barcelona Club Model and Prospects for the New President

Taking Stock with Vincent Wall

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 0:15


Vincent is joined by Simon Kuper, author and columnist with the Financial Times. Taking Stock with Vincent Wall on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Cold War Conversations History Podcast
The Happy Traitor - The Life of Soviet Spy George Blake (164)

Cold War Conversations History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2021 59:57


Acclaimed author and journalist Simon Kuper, has written The Happy Traitor, the story of British spy and Soviet Union double agent George Blake, the last major British traitor of the Cold War.In 1961, Blake was sentenced to forty-two years imprisonment – at the time, the longest sentence in modern British history. He had betrayed all the western spying operations that he knew about to the KGB. This included the names of hundreds of British agents working around the world. About forty of them are believed to have been executed. Blake is reckoned to have done as much damage to British interests as did his Moscow companions Kim Philby and Donald Maclean – perhaps more.Today, his story is known only to a few experts, and only insofar as anything can be known for certain in the world of deceit that is spying. MI6 has never made its files on him public. Now that the master spy has died, Simon Kuper finally sets the story straight. He unravels who Blake truly was through a combination of personal interviews, research in many languages, and use of almost unseen Stasi archives. His illuminating biography tracks Blake from his beginnings as a teenage courier for the Dutch underground during the Second World War, to his sensational prison-break from Wormwood Scrubs, to his tranquil old age in a dacha outside Moscow, where Kuper caught up with and interviewed him.There is more information and details of a book giveaway in our episode notes here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode164/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/coldwarpod)

OTB Football
Lou Macari on tackling the homelessness crisis | Welcome to the Mbappe Era | LOU MACARI & SIMON KUPER

OTB Football

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 46:56


Lou Macari joins us to discuss his trojan work with the homeless community in the UK. Simon Kuper will also be along with his thoughts on last night's Mbappe's Mbasterclass at the Nou Camp. @PaddyPower

Talk Media
'The Sunday Show', Salmond Inquiry and What the Obamas Did Next / with Paddy Duffy

Talk Media

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 67:18


Stuart and Eamonn are joined by TV & radio producer, and Round Britain Quiz contestant, Paddy Duffy. This week - The Sunday Show on BBC Scotland, the Salmond Inquiry and what the Obamas did next. At the end of the discussion, Stuart, Eamonn and Paddy go on to share their personal media recommendations.RECOMMENDATIONS:Stuart: Mary Wilson - listen to The Supremes - (BBC News report following her death) www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55993045Paddy: Seth Meyers' segment of his Late Night show on NBC, ‘A Closer Look’: https://www.youtube.com/user/LateNightSethEamonn: ‘The Happy Traitor: Spies, Lies and Exile in Russia: The Extraordinary Story of George Blake’ - book by Simon Kuper - www.goodreads.com/book/show/51458168-the-happy-traitorFollow Paddy on Twitter: @PaddyDuffySupport the podcast and gain access to bonus content: www.patreon.com/talkmediaKeep up to date with the show on Twitter: @TBLTalkMediaFor more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkmedia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Opium
Het gesprek - Simon Kuper (9 februari)

Opium

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 22:11


Jan Mom spreekt auteur Simon Kuper over zijn boek 'De vrolijke verrader. Een KGB-spion uit Rotterdam'. George Blake (Rotterdam, 1922) was een van de belangrijkste dubbelspionnen tijdens de Koude Oorlog. Hij zat in het Nederlandse verzet, vluchtte in 1942 naar Engeland waar hij voor de MI6 ging werken. Later bekeerde Blake zich tot het communisme en werd KGB-spion. Na zijn ontmaskering in 1961 werd hij tot 42 jaar gevangenisstraf veroordeeld. Vijf jaar later wist hij op spectaculaire wijze uit de Engelse gevangenis te ontsnappen en ontkwam via de DDR naar Moskou, waar hij sindsdien woont en een Russische held werd. Simon Kuper interviewde hem uitgebreid in Moskou. Blake mag dan liters bloed aan zijn handen hebben, hij bleek een charmante en bedachtzame man.

De Wereld | BNR
Nederlandse Sovjet-spion Blake verachtte Poetin

De Wereld | BNR

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 48:57


De Nederlandse dubbelspion George Blake lekte jarenlang informatie over Britse geheime agenten en projecten aan de Sovjet-Unie. Na zijn ontmaskering vluchtte hij naar Rusland, dat hij na de Koude Oorlog tot zijn teleurstelling zag veranderen in een corrupt kapitalistisch land. Met Poetin had hij helemaal niks. Bernard Hammelburg praat erover met Simon Kuper, schrijver van het boek 'De Vrolijke Verrader' over George Blake.

TRIGGERnometry
Hero or Traitor: The Story of George Blake with Simon Kuper

TRIGGERnometry

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 57:14


Read The Happy Traitor: Spies, Lies and Exile in Russia: The Extraordinary Story of George Blake - tinyurl.com/1fnrsac3 Join our exclusive community on Locals! https://triggernometry.locals.com/  OR Support TRIGGERnometry Here: Paypal: https://bit.ly/2Tnz8yq Bitcoin: bc1qm6vvhduc6s3rvy8u76sllmrfpynfv94qw8p8d5 SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/triggernometry Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/triggerpod Buy Merch Here: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/shop/ Join the Mailing List: https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/sign-up/ Find TRIGGERnometry on Social Media:  https://twitter.com/triggerpod https://www.facebook.com/triggerpod https://www.instagram.com/triggerpod About TRIGGERnometry:  Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin (@konstantinkisin) and Francis Foster (@francisjfoster) make sense of politics, economics, free speech, AI, drug policy and WW3 with the help of presidential advisors, renowned economists, award-winning journalists, controversial writers, leading scientists and notorious comedians.

OTB Football
Man United crash out of the Champions League | Match abandoned in Paris | Messi & Ronaldo renew acquaintances | Miguel Delaney, Simon Kuper, Stephen Elliott

OTB Football

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 60:28


Miguel Delaney, Simon Kuper, Stephen Elliott join Joe on Tuesday's Off The Ball. @PaddyPower

The Cutting Edge Japan Business Show By Dale Carnegie Training Tokyo, Japan
160: Is Forty The End Of The Line For Most Leaders

The Cutting Edge Japan Business Show By Dale Carnegie Training Tokyo, Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2020 11:55


Sport is a popular source of inspiration for corporate leadership.  Coaches attend off-sites and make good money telling business executives how to be better people motivators.  Sports journalist Simon Kuper made an interesting observation in his column in the Financial Times about famous football coaches falling into decline, supplanted by younger, more innovative rivals. These superstar coaches were the original innovators, but then they ran out of gas.  Well, not all of them.  Almost as an aside, he flagged the difference between the shorter longevity of the flash in the pan “innovators” and those more hardy types who excelled at “people management”.   This is an interesting observation because often we surge through our careers based on our ideas, innovation or technical expertise.  We are thrusters, shining like comets across the evening skies.  In Kuper's article, the age of forty was singled out as the pivot point.  The planets start to align and leadership hopefuls begin their move to the very top.  In my native Australia, historically, you were not thought to be a real man until you reached the age of forty.  At that point you were considered to have amassed the knowledge, experience as well as the physical strength.   Kuper notes that at this age of forty, when you get the big promotion or the shot at a significant job, you have probably expended all of the your innovator ammo just getting there and now it is all downhill.  That doesn't sound too hopeful does it. What does this mean for those who have risen in the organisation based on their technical knowledge or the strength of their ideas?  They are thinking that now they make that all important swing up to the top job.  According to Kuper instead they cross that ominous forty threshold and can look forward to nothing further than creeping decline?  Are the leader's ideas now escaping the muse and thinkers block has set in like a black mist?  As a side note, the age of forty is also considered the danger year for men (akudoshi) in Japanese culture.  Okay, you have been warned!   A lot of firms value those corporate hard skills over soft skills.  The culture is geared that way and so are the promotions.  Somewhere along the line however the soft skills become more important in practice, but often there is not the organisational recognition that this is the case.  Being the smartest technical person in the room is fine but not much help necessarily, in leading other mere mortals.  That was our boss's era.  They knew every part of the job, had the experience and deep knowledge of the complexities.  Actually they had all the answers.   Organisations today are more complex because business itself has become more technology driven and so more complex.  Firms favour those who are collaborative and who can provide leadership and accountability at all levels.  Leading without authority is the marker for those who will be able to keep rising. Companies are screaming out for insights into how to beat the competition.  One single boss cannot know everything today.  Companies need to have good teamwork to combine strengths to outplay their rivals  That means work gets done more collectively today, so a different skill set is needed.  More ideas are called upon, more viewpoints required, more synergy than what can be achieved by a couple of lone wolf superstars.    Getting the best ideas out of everyone in the team, ensuring clear, concise communication and a culture of going the extra mile in the plan execution are not driven from the hard skills toolbox.  The technician often stays the technician because they are not skilled at dealing with and motivating the people in their teams.  The higher we climb in organisations the more our leader's soft skills are required. This is where the gaps arise between the hard skill and soft skill proponents.  Being the best technician runs its race at some point, as we are overtaken by internal rivals, who are able to marshal the power of the entire team through their people and communication skills.  What about the rest of our work life, if we can't master those key skills?  We need to be able to substitute “I do it all” with “we do it all together”.  That is very hard to do if you have been successful at being the best you can be, operating as an individual.   Okay, you might argue that you are really great at your technical skill set.  The key question however is does anyone in the team care?  Actually, they don't.  They want to be understood, to be supported, to be helped to rise in their own careers. That is a change from the “I know it all, so follow me” leadership model of the past.  If we want to gain altitude in our careers, we need the communication and motivational soft skills of the top leaders.   Like the most successful sports coaches, we have to learn how to become excellent people leaders.  The best sports coaches know their athletes in amazing detail and they coach to that person, rather than to the group. Who knew that there was a time limit on our innovation ability.  When we get to forty, we have to understand the clock is ticking.  If we haven't done it already, then we need to start working on our people management capability big time.  We need to tap into the innovation potential of the whole team to get the leverage we need to keep moving ever upward.

MoneywebNOW
3 November - AngloGold doubles dividend and the Aspen Covid vaccine deal

MoneywebNOW

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 20:24


Gary Booysen of Rand Swiss on the Aspen vaccine announcement, AngloGold doubling its dividend and the US election. Glen Gerber, Santova CEO, talks their strong results and global supply chains returning to normal. Taurus Capital founder Simon Kuper on launching an R80m litigation fund.

Two Gringos with Questions
An interview with Simon Kuper, Author and Life & Arts Columnist for the Financial Times

Two Gringos with Questions

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 62:09


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.

Taking Stock with Vincent Wall
Simon Kuper on the Transformation of Paris & Changing Attitudes to Brexit

Taking Stock with Vincent Wall

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 0:17


Vincent is joined by Simon Kuper author and columnist with the Financial Times. Taking Stock with Vincent Wall on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

OTB AM
Milwaukee Bucks protest, Daniel Harris on MUFC squad, Deal or No Deal

OTB AM

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2020 147:12


Ger and Will were joined by Daniel Harris on this morning's show to discuss Manchester United's squad depth chart, and we had the latest on the Milwaukee Bucks' NBA protest against racism. Full show timestamps: 0:00 Show starts 3:30 Simon Kuper on Messi the man - highlights from last night 31:45 Ryan 'Farmer' Jones on the Milwaukee Bucks protest 45:00 Milwaukee Bucks Protest - Explainer 59:40 Daniel Harris - Man United squad depth 1:27:35 Sports pages 1:41:20 Deal or No Deal - Messi latest, Matt Doherty to Spurs, Celtic blow 1:57:55 Sponsorship in sport - Jill Downey of CORE Sponsorship, and Rob Pearson from Teneo Ireland OTB AM is live weekday mornings from 7:30-10:00 am - the best place to watch or listen is the OTB Sports app or over on our ever-growing YouTube channel. Have you downloaded the brand new OTB Sports app? Just search for OTB Sports in your app store or click the links below. - Play store link - iOs link

How to Build a Healthy City
Coronavirus exposes health inequalities at heart of city life

How to Build a Healthy City

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2020 28:50


Darren Dodd talks to FT correspondents about how the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the health inequalities in many of the world's great cities and what can be done to address these problems.Simon Kuper is our Life and Arts columnist based in Paris. He discusses local attempts to make the French capital greener and more child-friendly, as well as efforts to address the stark divides between wealthy Parisians living in the centre and the poorer residents on the city's periphery.Amy Kazmin is our South Asia bureau chief, based in New Delhi. She describes the traumatic lockdown experience of India's migrant workers and the difficulties of maintaining public health in densely-packed cities.And finally, Robert Shrimsley, the FT's chief UK political commentator and editor at large, discusses the coronavirus experience of Britain's big cities and the disproportionate impact on poorer communities.You can catch up with the complete series at www.ft.com/healthy-city. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Futility Closet
298-The Theft of the Mona Lisa

Futility Closet

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2020 30:04


In 1911, the Mona Lisa disappeared from the Louvre. After an extensive investigation it made a surprising reappearance that inspired headlines around the world. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of the painting's abduction, which has been called the greatest art theft of the 20th century. We'll also shake Seattle and puzzle over a fortunate lack of work. Intro: A hard-boiled egg will stand when spun. What's the largest sofa one can squeeze around a corner? Sources for our feature on Vincenzo Peruggia and the theft of the Mona Lisa: Noah Charney, The Thefts of the Mona Lisa: On Stealing the World's Most Famous Painting, 2011. Martin Kemp and Giuseppe Pallanti, Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting, 2017. Andrea Wallace, A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects, 2019. Monica R. DiFonzo, "'Think You Can Steal Our Caravaggio and Get Away With It? Think Again,' An Analysis of the Italian Cultural Property Model," George Washington International Law Review 44:3 (2012), 539-571. Niels Christian Pausch and Christoph Kuhnt, "Analysis of Facial Characteristics of Female Beauty and Age of Mona Lisa Using a Pictorial Composition," Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research (2017), 1-7. Donald Capps, "Leonardo's Mona Lisa: Iconic Center of Male Melancholic Religion," Pastoral Psychology 53:2 (2004), 107-137. Joseph A. Harris, "Seeking Mona Lisa," Smithsonian 30:2 (May 1999), 54-65. Simon Kuper, "Who Stole the Mona Lisa?", Slate, Aug. 7, 2011. Terence McArdle, "How the 1911 Theft of the Mona Lisa Made It the World's Most Famous Painting," Washington Post (online), Oct. 20, 2019. Jeff Nilsson, "100 Years Ago: The Mastermind Behind the Mona Lisa Heist," Saturday Evening Post, Dec. 7, 2013. Sheena McKenzie, "Mona Lisa: The Theft That Created a Legend," CNN, Nov. 19, 2013. "Unravelling the Mona Lisa Mystery," Irish Independent, Aug. 5, 2017, 20. John Timpane, "'Mona Lisa' Theft a Century Ago Created Modern Museums," McClatchy-Tribune Business News, Sept. 7, 2011. "Noah Charney: Art Theft, From the 'Mona Lisa' to Today," Lima [Ohio] News, Aug. 23, 2011. "Mona Lisa Thief Honored With a Play in Italian Hometown," [Beirut] Daily Star, Aug. 22, 2011. Mary Orms, "Steal My Painting!", Toronto Star, Aug. 21, 2011, IN.1. Jori Finkel, "Little-Known Facts About the 1911 Theft of Famed 'Mona Lisa,'" [Charleston, W.V.] Sunday Gazette-Mail, Aug. 21, 2011, F.9. Alastair Sooke, "A Century of Mona Lisa, Superstar," Daily Telegraph, Aug. 20, 2011, 21. "100 Years Ago, the Mona Lisa Vanishes," Times of Oman, Aug. 20, 2011. "Mona Lisa: Still Smiling 100 Years After Being Stolen," Saudi Press Agency, Aug. 19, 2011. "Mona Lisa Mystery," Atherton [Queensland] Tablelander, Jan. 5, 2010, 13. Greg Callaghan, "A Short History of ... the Mona Lisa," Weekend Australian Magazine, Oct. 10, 2009, 8. Jonathan Lopez, "The Tale of an Unsophisticated Criminal Convicted of Single-Handedly Stealing the Mona Lisa," Boston Globe, May 17, 2009, K.6. Dwight Garner, "No Smiley Faces the Day the Lady Left the Louvre," New York Times, April 30, 2009. Nick Morrison, "The Art of Lifting a Masterpiece," Darlington [U.K.] Northern Echo, Aug. 29, 2003, 12. Helen Holmes, "Jodie Foster Will Direct a Movie About the Famous 'Mona Lisa' Heist," Observer, Jan. 31, 2020. Miriam Berger, "Theft of German Treasures Joins Ranks of Brazen Museum Heists — From the 'Mona Lisa' to a Solid Gold Toilet," Washington Post (online), Nov. 28, 2019. Terence McArdle, "How the Mona Lisa Became World-Famous," [Nairobi] Daily Nation, Nov. 2, 2019. "Italy Alarmed by Art 'Sales,'" New York Times, Jan. 24, 1926. "'Mona Lisa' Thief Gets a Year in Jail," New York Times, June 6, 1914. "Trial of Perugia Begun," New York Times, June 5, 1914. "Tried to Sell 'Mona Lisa,'" New York Times, Dec. 27, 1913. "Three More Held in 'Mona Lisa' Theft," New York Times, Dec. 22, 1913. "'Mona Lisa' Goes to Rome," New York Times, Dec. 20, 1913. "Thinks Perugia Had Aid," New York Times, Dec. 17, 1913. "Florentines in Riot Over 'Mona Lisa,'" New York Times, Dec. 15, 1913. "Perugia's Eye to Business," New York Times, Dec. 15, 1913. "Perugia Loved Girl Like 'Mona Lisa,'" New York Times, Dec. 15, 1913. "Reading Mona Lisa's Riddle," New York Times, Dec. 15, 1913. "Mona Lisa' on View to Public To-Day," New York Times, Dec. 14, 1913. "Find 'Mona Lisa,' Arrest Robber," New York Times, Dec. 13, 1913. "Thief's Story of His Crime," New York Times, Dec. 13, 1913. Listener mail: Encyclopaedia Britannica, "Daniel Keith Ludwig" (accessed May 23, 2020). Anderson Antunes, "Was Eike Batista's Dream of Becoming the World's Richest Man Just That, a Dream?", Forbes, April 17, 2013. Eric Pace, "Daniel Ludwig, Billionaire Businessman, Dies at 95," New York Times, Aug. 29, 1992. Brian Nicholson, "End of U.S. Owner's Dream in the Amazon Jungle," UPI, Jan. 23, 1982. Wikipedia, "Jari Project" (accessed May 23, 2020). Jim Brooke, "Billionaire's Dream Founders in Amazon Jungle," Washington Post, May 31, 1981. "Seahawks' KamQuake Rattled Seattle, but Beast Quake Still Rules," NBC News, Jan. 9, 2015. Wikipedia, "Beast Quake" (accessed May 23, 2020). Mike Triplett, "Beast Quake Remembered: Epic Run by Marshawn Lynch Still Reverberates in Seattle," ESPN, Dec. 24, 2019. John Vidale, "One Year Ago, Seattle Seahawks 12th Man Earthquake," Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, Dec. 31, 2011. Greg Bishop, "NFL Odd Jobs: The Seismologists Who Measure 'Fanquakes' at Seahawks Games," Sports Illustrated, Jan. 10, 2017. Alan Boyle, "Seismologists Register 'Fan Quakes' From the Seattle Sounders' Stadium Crowd," GeekWire, Nov. 10, 2019. Steve Malone, "SoundersFC Soccer Shake Experiment," Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, Nov. 8, 2019. This week's lateral thinking puzzle was contributed by listener Ian Hauffe. You can listen using the player above, download this episode directly, or subscribe on Google Podcasts, on Apple Podcasts, or via the RSS feed at https://futilitycloset.libsyn.com/rss. Please consider becoming a patron of Futility Closet -- you can choose the amount you want to pledge, and we've set up some rewards to help thank you for your support. You can also make a one-time donation on the Support Us page of the Futility Closet website Many thanks to Doug Ross for the music in this episode. If you have any questions or comments you can reach us at podcast@futilitycloset.com. Thanks for listening!

The Football Ramble
FRD Book Club: Soccernomics, Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

The Football Ramble

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2020 53:31


We’re here to supply with you with the tools to win any football argument on today’s episode of FRD’s Book Club, as we take a look at Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski’s ‘Soccernomics’!This project has taken on a life of its own since it was first published in 2009; the book and its data-driven analysis are continually updated in subsequent editions, with some theories proven and others revised within the context of the modern game. Kate Mason, Andy Brassell and Luke Moore pull their respective editions from their shelves and sit down to discuss some of the entertaining anecdotes from the book and the wider discussion around statistics’ place in football discourse – and we also hear from Simon Kuper himself about the process involved in continually updating what may prove to be a life’s work.Buy Simon and Stefan's book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/000823664X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Keen On Democracy
Simon Kuper: What Books Read Differently After the Pandemic?

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2020 23:23


Simon Kuper joined the Financial Times in 1994. He wrote the daily currencies column, before leaving the FT in 1998. He returned in 2002 as a sports columnist and has been there ever since. Nowadays he writes a general column for the Weekend FT on all manner of topics from politics to books, and on cities including London, Paris, Johannesburg and Miami. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hlaðvarp Bókasafns Hafnarfjarðar
Fleiri fótboltabækur

Hlaðvarp Bókasafns Hafnarfjarðar

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2020 91:21


1:11 - Kristján Atli Ragnarsson (@kristjanatli á Twitter) Kristján Atli er Hafnfirðingur, FH-ingur, Liverpool-stuðningsmaður, rithöfundur og margt fleira. Um árabil skrifaði hann reglulega á kop.is, stuðningsmannasíður Liverpool á Íslandi, enda er hann einn af stofnendum þeirrar síðu. Hann kom með áhugaverða innkaupatillögu fyrir bókasafnið og mig langaði að spjalla aðeins við hann um innkaupatillöguna, fótboltabækur sem hafa verið skrifaðar og fótboltabækur sem enn liggja óskrifaðar en væri þó gaman að lesa. Bókameðmæli Kristjáns Atla: Forever Young eftir Oliver Kay 33:32 - Jonathan Wilson (@jonawils á Twitter) Jonathan Wilson ætti að vera flestum kunnugur sem fylgjast með enska boltanum og umfjöllun í kringum hann. Wilson skrifar pistla og fréttir í The Guardian og The Observer, ritstýrir The Blizzard og hefur skrifað 11 fótboltabækur auk þess að taka þátt í hlaðvarpsgerð og fótboltafréttamennsku á öðrum miðlum. Ég heyrði í honum og spurði út í bækurnar hans, ferlið að skrifa bækur, ferðalög og ferðalagaleysi, Ungverjaland og margt fleira. Bókameðmæli Wilson: The Ball is Round eftir David Goldblatt, All Played Out eftir Pete Davies og Football Against the Enemy eftir Simon Kuper. Athugið að þetta viðtal er aðeins á ensku og ekki þýtt yfir á íslensku. Ég vil líka vekja athygli á The Squall, verkefni sem Wilson og félagar hjá The Blizzard settu í gang til að styðja við bakið á fótboltablaðamönnum í þessu fótboltaleysi. Hér má lesa meira um það verkefni. ---------------- Hlaðvarp Bókasafns Hafnarfjarðar er tekið upp í Rabbrýminu, upptökuaðstöðu safnsins. Fyrirspurnir um hlaðvarpið eða Rabbrýmið er hægt að senda í hladvarp@hafnarfjordur.is     Stef þáttarins er lagið Lemongrass eftir Samúel Reynisson.

Taking Stock with Vincent Wall
Taking Stock Podcast: Covid-19 Impact on City Living, 10% Less Democracy with Garret Jones & Future of the Premier League and Championship

Taking Stock with Vincent Wall

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2020 50:46


Discussing how the Covid-19 pandemic could potentially change city living in urban areas around the world and in particular for the residents of Paris; Vincent was joined by Simon Kuper, author and journalist with the Financial Times. Garett Jones, Associate Professor of Economics and Professor for the Study of Capitalism at George Mason University & author of ‘10% Less Democracy: Why You Should Trust Elites a Little More and the Masses a Little Less’ joined Vincent to discuss the idea that the richest, most democratic nations, would be better off if they slightly reduced accountability to the voting public, and in effect turned up the dial on elite influence. Finally, Vincent was joined by Kieran Maguire from priceoffootball.com and Lecturer in Football Finance at the University of Liverpool to discuss the obstacles involved in getting the English Premier League and Championship up and running again, and look at the possible financial cost it could have on clubs in the lower leagues as well as in the top flight. Taking Stock is brought to you in association with PwC Ireland. Listen and subscribe to Taking Stock with Vincent Wall on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Taking Stock with Vincent Wall
Taking Stock Podcast: Social and Economic Impact of Covid-19, German Reaction to Ongoing Crisis & Potential Impact on Social and Public Media

Taking Stock with Vincent Wall

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2020 55:03


Vincent is joined by Simon Kuper, author and columnist with the Financial Times from Paris to discuss the social and economic impact the spread of Covid-19 is having on the EU and Eurozone and what the recovery will require. Arthur Sullivan, journalist with Deutsche Welle, speaks to Vincent from Berlin about the reaction of Angela Merkle and Germany to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Mark Little, founder of Kinzen and Storyful, former Managing Director at Twitter Ireland addresses the role social and public media platforms play in the dissemination of verifiable, trustworthy information and how the media industry is likely to be affected. Taking Stock is brought to you in association with PwC Ireland.

FT News in Focus
Holding back the floods

FT News in Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2020 18:27


Global warming is set to cause a significant rise in sea levels as the world's polar ice melts. The Netherlands is the best-protected delta in the world, with centuries of experience in holding back the floods. As climate change takes its toll, can Dutch expertise help save the world’s cities that are most at risk? Simon Kuper looked into this question for the FT's weekend magazine and he tells Esther Bintliff what he discovered. Read Simon's magazine article hereContributors: Simon Kuper, FT columnist, and Esther Bintliff, FT Weekend Magazine deputy editor. Producer: Fiona Symon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Taking Stock with Vincent Wall
Taking Stock Podcast: Danny McCoy on the Irish Public and Private Sectors working together and Simon Kuper on the French Welfare State

Taking Stock with Vincent Wall

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2020 0:26


Vincent is joined by Danny McCoy CEO of IBEC to talk about a new relationship that needs to be fostered between the Irish Private and Public sectors. Also Simon Kuper the author and columnist with The Financial Times on his love/hate relationship with the French Welfare State and its approach on pensions and public services. Taking Stock is brought to you in association with PwC Ireland.

Taking Stock with Vincent Wall
Taking Stock: Eircom Privatisation 20 Years On & Brexit with Simon Kuper

Taking Stock with Vincent Wall

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2019 0:37


Simon Kuper of The Financial Times joins Vincent to discuss the future for the EU after Brext. Vincent Boland is also in studio to reflect on the privatisation of Eircom and the legacy it left. Taking Stock is brought to you in association with PwC Ireland.

The Totally Football Show with James Richardson
More common than potato and pasta

The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2019 58:58


Jimbo lines up alongside Julien Laurens, Duncan Alexander and James Horncastle to talk Euro 2020 qualifiers, while Simon Kuper tells us about Holland’s rejuvenation. Plus: dinner with Mick McCarthy and what would have happened if Dion Dublin hadn’t suffered a broken leg in 1992? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: A Euro 2020 explainer (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Rice and riches up front England v Czech Republic preview (04m 00s)  • PART 2a: Scotland, Wales, NI news and dinner with Mick McCarthy (13m 40s) • PART 2b: Holland, Germany and more - with Simon Kuper (19m 00s)  • PART 2c: France, Rabiot’s mum and Pogba’s ring (26m 40s) • PART 2d: A new Italy (38m 50s) • PART 3: Your questions (42m 20s) 
• PART 4: Flip Reverse Man U v Palace September 1992 (49m 40s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power’s Lee Price (53 20s) • PART 6: Exeunt omnes (55m 00s)  LIVE EVENT NEWS: • Join us for [**Totally Football Live in Leeds**' City Varieties Music Hall on Mon 15 April](https://www.cityvarieties.co.uk/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=CVListings&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=).  (We've had to rearrange our Liverpool show for Mon 25 November - sorry, folks.  More details soon) GET IN TOUCH:
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Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes
Gilets Jaunes: A French crisis?

Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2019 32:20


Mark Leonard speaks with Simon Kuper, Tara Varma and Manuel Lafont Rapnouil about the Yellow Vest Movement, and whether it is only a French phenomenon. The podcast was recorded on 21 March 2019. EU Radio is now also broadcasting this podcast on Tuesdays at 7pm and Wednesdays at 9am CET every week. You can listen to the station at www.euradio.fr. Bookshelf: Sur le fil de l'asile by Pasquale Brice https://livre.fnac.com/a10913324/Pascal-Brice-Sur-le-fil-de-l-asile Harcelées by Astrid de Villaines https://www.amazon.fr/Harcel%C3%A9es-Astrid-VILLAINES/dp/2259276563 Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain by Fintan O’Toole https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heroic-Failure-Brexit-Politics-Pain/dp/1789540984 Twilight of the Elites: Prosperity, the Periphery, and the Future of France by Christophe Guilluy & Malcolm DeBevoise https://guardianbookshop.com/twilight-of-the-elites-9780300233766.html?utm_source=editoriallink&utm_medium=merch&utm_campaign=article The 2019 European Election: How anti-Europeans plan to wreck European and what can be done to stop it by Susi Dennison and Pawel Zerka https://www.ecfr.eu/specials/scorecard/the_2019_European_election Why Viktor Orbán and his allies won’t win the EU elections by Ivan Krastev https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_why_viktor_orban_and_his_allies_wont_win_the_eu_elections Will the yellow vests movement spread across Europe? by Tara Varma https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_will_the_yellow_vests_movement_spread_across_europe Unlock Europe’s majority https://www.ecfr.eu/europeanpower/unlock Secrets of the populist playbook How a new breed of political strategist paved the way for Trump and Orbán by Simon Kuper https://www.ft.com/content/5bd32460-4521-11e9-b168-96a37d002cd3 Picture credit: Gilets Jaunes by Ella87 via Pixabay https://pixabay.com/fr/photos/gilets-jaunes-manifestation-3854259/, CC0 – 1.0 https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

Futility Closet
236-The Last Lap

Futility Closet

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2019 33:55


In 1908 a 22-year-old Italian baker's assistant arrived in London to take part in the Olympic marathon. He had no coach, he spoke no English, and he was not expected to challenge the elite runners at the top of the field. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow Dorando Pietri on the most celebrated race in Olympic history. We'll also ponder the Great Mull Air Mystery and puzzle over a welcome murder. Intro: In July 1968 ethologist John B. Calhoun built a paradise for mice. Mother Goose rhymes can be hidden phonetically in French and German. Sources for our feature on Dorando Pietri: David Davis, Showdown at Shepherd's Bush, 2012. Timothy D. Noakes, "Reduced Peripheral Resistance and Other Factors in Marathon Collapse," Sports Medicine 37:4–5 (April 2007) 382–385. Jonathan Esteve-Lanao, Alejandro Lucia, Jos J. deKoning, and Carl Foster, "How Do Humans Control Physiological Strain During Strenuous Endurance Exercise?" PLoS One 3:8 (August 2008), e2943. Tim Lincoln, "Mostly in the Mind," Nature 389:6654 (Oct. 30, 1997), 911-912. Karl Lennartz, "Some Case Studies on How Media Constructs Olympic Legends," Timisoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal 2:3 (2009), 10-19. Markus Stauff, "The Pregnant-Moment Photograph: The 1908 London Marathon and the Cross-Media, Evaluation of Sport Performances," Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung 43:2 (2018), 203-219. Peter Lovesey, "Conan Doyle and the Olympics," Journal of Olympic History 10:10 (2001), 8. Mark Will-Weber, "Dorando Pietri," Runner's World 34:1 (January 1999), 42-43. International Olympic Committee, "Dorando Pietri" (accessed Jan. 27, 2019). "Dorando Pietri," Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia (accessed Jan. 27, 2019). Encyclopaedia Britannica, "Dorando Pietri: Falling at the Finish" (accessed Jan. 27, 2019). Simon Kuper, "The Original Olympic Hero," FT.com, July 27, 2012. "Marathon Men Were Games' Attraction," [Los Angeles] Daily News, July 22, 2012, C.1. "Italian Stumbles to Marathon Glory," Sunday Times, May 27, 2012, 15. Ian O'Riordan, "London Calls Me to Retrace Pietri's Footsteps," Irish Times, April 21, 2012, 12. Simon Burnton, "How Dorando Pietri Lost the Race but Won the Hearts of Millions," Guardian, Feb. 29, 2012. Stuart Bathgate, "Centenary of Albert Hall Marathon, Where Pietri Fell Short Once Again," Scotsman, Dec. 18, 2009, 56. David Davis, "Beijing 2008," Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2008, D.1. Elliott Denman, "Remembering the Incredible 1908 Marathon," New York Times, July 23, 2008. Doug Gillon, "Going the Distance: A Centenary Tale Full of Drama and Heroism," [Glasgow] Herald, April 12, 2008, 14. Richard Owen, "Italy Celebrates Centenary of a Fallen Hero," Times, Feb. 18, 2008, 33. "Dorando Pietri: London Marathon," Times, March 29, 1995, 1. Charles Singer, "The First Case of Marathon Fever," New York Times, Oct. 9, 1983. Bud Greenspan, "Truths, Half-Truths and Myths of Marathon Running," New York Times, Oct. 26, 1980. Dave Anderson, "The Olympic Time Capsule," New York Times, April 25, 1976. "Dorando Certainly Won," Montreal Gazette, Jan. 23, 1909, 7. "Fifteen Teams in Race," New York Times, Dec. 4, 1908. "Why Is Dorando Not Dorando? Because He Is Pietri," The Sketch 63:809 (July 29, 1908), 69. Listener mail: Wikipedia, "Baader–Meinhof Effect" (accessed Jan. 31, 2019). "There's a Name for That: The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon," Pacific Standard, July 22, 2013. Arnold M. Zwicky, "Why Are We So Illuded?", Stanford University, September 2006. Wikipedia, "Confirmation Bias" (accessed Feb. 2, 2019). Wikipedia, "Red Army Faction" (accessed Jan. 31, 2019). Wikipedia, "Great Mull Air Mystery" (accessed Jan. 31, 2019). Wikipedia, "Mull" (accessed Feb. 4, 2019). "The Riddle of the Lost Flight," Independent, Feb. 18, 2004. "Mystery Plane Found on Sea Bed," BBC News, Feb. 7, 2004. "Sunken Wreckage Identified as Crashed Wartime Flying Boat," Scotsman, April 3, 2004. "The Great Mull Air Mystery," BBC Radio 4, Aug. 22, 2015. What3Words. This week's lateral thinking puzzle was contributed by listener Peter Bartholomew. You can listen using the player above, download this episode directly, or subscribe on Google Podcasts, on Apple Podcasts, or via the RSS feed at https://futilitycloset.libsyn.com/rss. Please consider becoming a patron of Futility Closet -- you can choose the amount you want to pledge, and we've set up some rewards to help thank you for your support. You can also make a one-time donation on the Support Us page of the Futility Closet website. Many thanks to Doug Ross for the music in this episode. If you have any questions or comments you can reach us at podcast@futilitycloset.com. Thanks for listening!

Solidarity House Cooperative
Solidarity House #5 -- Community's Where Someone Reminds You to Take Your Pills (11/18/18)

Solidarity House Cooperative

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2018 51:10


New Original Music! Winter comes. Flashback to Yana and Skully replacing a door. Matt interviews Nathan Schneider, author of Everything for Everyone, about worker-owned cooperatives. Jibran and Matt talk about whether we've reached "peak liberal resistance" as asked by Simon Kuper. The members of Solidarity Collective share their holiday wishlists. Warning: some random extreme vulgarity concerning sentient butter, and equally random meowing.

Blokeology
Episode 023: Regression to the Mean and Strength Training

Blokeology

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2018 18:18


Episode Notes In this episode, I tackle regression to the mean and it's a chance to fine tune your BS detectors and understand this common phenomenon that doesn't get enough attention. Don't get conned into thinking medications or other interventions are working. And perhaps you might think twice before calling for your football team's manager to be sacked as well. I also talk about a new paper in the BJSM about strength training and the strong evidence that is emerging on its value for preventing injuries - if you are not already then strength training of some sort should be on your list of things to incorporate into any exercise programme. And, finally, I mention Robert Webb's book that is now out in paperback and a rather cool app, Forest, that gamifies the Pomodoro method. (Dept of Error: The research paper is from the British Journal of Sports Medicine and not the British Journal of General Practice as I say in the podcast. Sorry BJSM!) How Not To Be A Boy by Robert Webb Amazon link Links BJSM: Strength training as superior, dose-dependent and safe prevention of acute and overuse sports injuries: a systematic review, qualitative analysis and meta- analysis Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski Forest app: www.forestapp.cc (Apple and Android) Podcast Promotion We’d love it if you could please share #blokeology with your Twitter followers. You can do that by clicking here.  If you got something out of this episode then please mosey on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave a rating, a review and you can subscribe there too! Other ways to subscribe to Blokeology Click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe on Android You can also subscribe via Stitcher Sign up for the Journal of Blokeology newsletter It's my regular newsletter that shares some cool evidence-based health, fitness, and lifestyle advice. And get your free Healthy Bloke Action Plan. Head over to www.blokeology.io/journal to do that. Feedback I would love to hear from you and your own experiences. Best bet is to email: euan@blokeology.io. Or there are numerous options via social media as well. You don't need me to point them out. Try these links: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest      

FT News in Focus
How will millennials be watching the World Cup?

FT News in Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2018 7:37


This summer’s World Cup will probably attract more viewers than ever, but millennials will be not be sitting in groups in front of their television sets as previous generations did. Murad Ahmed talks to FT columnist Simon Kuper about how new consumer habits are changing the business behind the global tournament. Contribute to our listener survey and enter our prize draw here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Van onze correspondent
S2E1: WK Special: Van Moskou via Londen naar Rome en Parijs. Speciale gast: Simon Kuper

Van onze correspondent

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2018 47:36


De komende vijf weken zijn alle ogen gericht op Rusland en het WK Voetbal. We gaan naar het Rode Plein en kijken hoe het land er voor staat. Wij gingen op zoek naar de rijkste Russische fans op en maakten een oligarchentour in London. Wie denkt dat Oranje zielig is vergist zich: de Italianen zijn voor het eerst in 60 jaar niet op een groot voetbaltoernooi. En daar hebben de Italianen het moeilijk mee.Als speciale gast schuift Simon Kuper aan. Hij vertelt wat er toch mis is met Oranje en of het elftal de crisis ooit nog te boven kan komen. Spoiler alert: het ziet er niet goed uit…

FT World Weekly
Football special: Russia prepares for the World Cup

FT World Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2018 22:54


Gideon Rachman, Murad Ahmed and Simon Kuper in Paris join Jonathan Derbyshire to discuss the World Cup, amid concerns about hooliganism, visitor numbers and a sense that international football these days is a diminished prospect in comparison with the high-intensity club game. Produced by Murray Withers. Cover illustration by Nigel Buchanan See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

SOAS Radio
Global Sport Conversations - From Russia with Love: Thoughts on the imminent World Cup

SOAS Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2018 13:10


Here is our next episode in the Global Sport Conversations Podcast Series. We interviewed Simon Kuper, a Financial Times columnist and author, who has been at the forefront of journalistic commentary of current affairs with a specialist focus on global football and football tournaments for over three decades. ​Kuper speaks to SOAS academic Dr J Simon Rofe about: his own work, his preparations for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup and some general reflections on the dynamic of sport, diplomacy and football. More information on Simon Kuper: https://www.ft.com/life-arts/simon-kuper https://twitter.com/KuperSimon ​Kupers latest text Soccernomics (2018 World Cup Edition) https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/simon-kuper/soccernomics-2018-world-cup-edition/9781568587516/ For information on SOAS sport diplomacy and football: https://www.soas.ac.uk/sport-diplomacy-and-governance/

Between The Lines
Simon Kuper: Football Against The Enemy

Between The Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2017 31:20


Simon Kuper reports on sport and real life for the Financial Times, and is the author of several landmark football books. The first, Football Against The Enemy, made his name and won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in 1994. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Totally Football Show with James Richardson
The Dutch demise, Hackney Wick v Clapton FC, and is the end of heading nigh?

The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2017 58:08


The Dutch demise, Hackney Wick v Clapton FC, and is the end of heading nigh? 
On the first of three international editions of The Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo welcomes Matt Scott, Michael Cox and James Horncastle to the pod to look ahead to the last round of European World Cup qualifiers. And never mind Wales and Ireland tussling over second place, what about Holland, who find themselves on the brink of missing out on their second major tournament in a row? Simon Kuper joins us to discuss the demise of Dutch football on the pitch and on the touchline. 
 Also on our agenda: the St Pauli of East London; the Uefa Nations League, and the end of heading (maybe). PARISH NOTICES: •Totally Football Live in Birmingham is happening at the Glee club on Wednesday 8 November.  Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2fkzsb7  •TFS Live in London is coming to the Indigo at the O2 on Wednesday 29 November: http://bit.ly/2wmBaiW   • get your shave on with our friends Cornerstone, who are giving you £10 off your first order: https://www.cornerstone.co.uk/totally 
 GET IN TOUCH: • send us a tweet: @thetotallyshow • find us on Facebook, where you’ll find video, photos and loads of other stuff: https://www.facebook.com/thetotallyfootballshow/

FT World Weekly
Populism and politics in Europe

FT World Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2017 29:15


The FT's deputy editor Roula Khalaf chairs a panel discussion on the rise of the right in Europe, with the FT's Gideon Rachman and Simon Kuper and with Catherine Fieschi, a political consultant and longtime observer of the far right in France. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Metin čaj
106: Simon Kuper (Financial Times) – Dobro novinarstvo stane

Metin čaj

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2017 19:42


Z vrhunskim kolumnistom Financial Timesa o tem, kje dobiva ideje za svoje zapise in kako preživeti v “post-truth, fake news, alternative facts” svetu. Kuper...

Laws of Life
Hunger, The Right to Die & Litigation Funding

Laws of Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2017 50:48


CliffCentral.com — Fourteen million of our people go hungry daily but we dump surplus and wasted food valued at R60-billion per year. In studio, Attorney Nastascha Harduth explains how the law is starving the poor. How we die is a question that concerns every single mortal being. The team talks to Professor Sean Davison who gives his opinion on the Supreme Court of Appeal judgement handed down last month in the Robin Stransham-Ford case. Litigation is expensive and comes with enormous risk. With Litigation Funding available in South Africa, the legal landscape has changed for those who would not normally have access to our courts. Simon Kuper and Gary Sweiden are in studio to explain the concept.

Footy for Two
Simon Kuper Interview

Footy for Two

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2016 20:15


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

Seriously…
In Wales the Ball is Round

Seriously…

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2016 56:14


Football is the Welsh national sport. Yes, you read that right. Comedian and writer Elis James gives a polemical appraisal of football's role in constructing modern Welsh identity. (1/2) The story of football in Wales tells a richer, geographically-wider, more socially-inclusive national story than rugby, the country's much vaunted "national sport". The Welsh football story has long embraced crosspollination from ethnic communities, the influx and growth of industries other than coal and steel, and the myriad geographical, social and linguistic divisions that crisscross Wales. In 2016, more Welsh people watch football and follow their local team than rugby; six times as many Welsh women play football than its oval-balled cousin. But no-one's listening. Across Offa's Dyke and within the Welsh media, we're being sold a myth. Rugby articulates a set of comfy, uninterrogated clichés about a fabled Welsh national psyche (Poetry! Coal mines! Celts! Oppressed by the English!) that's ossified. Only in the story of Welsh football - virtually ignored by British sporting media - does one find laid bare the difficult, rich tapestry of Wales today. As the Welsh national football team embarks on its first major tournament for nearly sixty years, Elis James examines why sport plays such a key role - within Wales and to all of us - in constructing different kinds of national, ethnic and personal identities. What are the difficulties and myths that are generated when a sport is elevated to "national" status? And for small nations like Wales taking confidence from the patriotism their national teams generate - how much does a national sport help them stand on their own two feet - and how much does it distract from the hard questions of what it means to be a nation? In the first episode, Elis James explores the extent to which football has played second-fiddle to rugby in Wales. How much does the constant veneration of a mythologised national sport - and football's failure to break through into the popular imagination - hold Wales back from being a forward-looking, modern nation? With contributions from Martin Johnes, Sarah Dunant, Laura McAllister, Dai Smith and Simon Kuper. Producer: Steven Rajam.

THE Leadership Japan Series by Dale Carnegie Training Tokyo,  Japan

Ancien Regime Corporate Leaders   Sport is a popular source of inspiration for corporate leadership. Coaches attend off-sites and make good money telling executives how to be better motivators. Sports journalist Simon Kuper recently made an interesting observation in his column in the Financial Times about famous football coaches falling into decline, supplanted by younger, more innovative rivals. These superstar coaches were the original innovators, but they ran out of gas. Well not all of them. Almost as an aside, he flagged the difference between the shorter longevity of the “innovators” and those more hardy types who excelled at “people management”.   This is an interesting observation because often we surge through our careers based on our ideas, innovation or technical expertise. In Kuper's article, the age of 40 was singled out. The planets start to align and leadership hopefuls begin their move to the very top. In my native Australia, historically, you were not thought to be a real man until you reached the age of 40. At that point you were considered to have amassed the knowledge, experience as well as the physical strength for pioneer life.   Kuper notes that at this age, when you get the big promotion or the shot at a significant job, you have probably expended all of the your innovator ammo just getting there and now it is all downhill. What does this mean for those who have risen in the organization, based on their technical knowledge or the strength of their ideas?   A lot of firms value those hard skills over the soft skills. The culture is geared that way and so are the promotions. Somewhere along the line the soft skills become more important in practice, but often there is not the organisational recognition that this is the case. Being the smartest technical person in the room is fine but not much help. Organisations today are more collaborative, require leadership and accountability at all levels and are screaming out for insights into how to beat the competition. Teams need to have good teamwork – that means producing more collectively, than what can be achieved by a couple of superstars.   Getting the best ideas out of everyone in the team, ensuring clear, concise communication and a culture of going the extra mile in the plan execution are not driven from the hard skills toolbox. The leader's soft skills are required and now the gaps arise. Being the best technician runs its race at some point, as we are overtaken by rivals or technology. What then will happen to us for the rest of our worklife? Are we going to become victims, cast aside on the corporate scrap heap? We need to be able to substitute “I do it all” with “we do it all together”. The key question is why would anyone in the team care? They don't, so we need the communication and motivational soft skills of the leader.   For aging leaders, the younger generation are a headache. These young staff are marching to the beat of a different drum. Companies are being treated like cafeterias. You slide in there, select what you want from what is available and then slide on out again. This might be fine for the upwardly mobile young but it is an expensive exercise for companies. We are becoming the training grounds for our rivals and there is an army of recruiters in Japan, ready to assist in improving Japan's work mobility profile. Poaching these people you have spent time and money training is how that industry thrives and with declining numbers of young people the competition for talent has really heated up. This issue is not going to go away – ever!   So, the ability of leaders to retain young people will become a new measure of success and trust me, your technical knowledge won't be much help here. They will milk you and move on. Understanding how to frame their future with your organisation is a key communication skill. Creating the right environment where their ideas are seen as valued is a soft skill.   Like the most successful sports coaches, we have to learn how to become excellent people leaders. When you get to 40, understand the clock is ticking and start working on your people management capability big time. Technical knowledge is important but it isn't enough, so get help now rather than being a casual observer of your own career crash.   Action Steps   Don't find yourself at 40 armed with only technical skills Become an expert on team leadership, combining the power of the many together Become a persuasive communicator, especially with the younger staff Renown for you ability to retain key people will boost your rise in the organisation so master this skill set

SB Weekly - the sport business podcast

Sports industry commentator and Financial Times columnist Simon Kuper spoke to SB Weekly about how moving from country to country when he was growing up gave him a different viewpoint on sport, and how he approaches his writing on sport. Drawing on themes from his best-selling book Soccernomics, he also discusses the myth of the manager, and the growing impact of statistics in sport.

FT News in Focus
Football and culture in Europe

FT News in Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2016 8:43


Simon Kuper is joined by journalists Amy Raphael, Jimmy Burns and David Winner for a behind the scenes look at how the interplay between soccer and culture will play out at Euro 2016. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

FT News in Focus
Paris: a city in shock

FT News in Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2015 13:09


Paris is reeling from one of the worst terrorist attacks in Europe's history. An all-out assault on the heart of the city by a group of young men armed with Kalashnikovs and suicide vests. Simon Kuper, an FT writer who lives in the city, was witness to the attacks at close hand. He describes how the events unfolded and how the city has reacted. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Blizzard
Where's Darth Vader Gone?

The Blizzard

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2015 25:27


International football is ceasing to be treated as a reenactment of Europe's horrible past. Is the age of football as a substitute for war coming to an end? "A World Cup without Germany would be like Star Wars without Darth Vader," remarked David Winner, and Germany were the perfect villain: the bad guy who killed the beautiful teams, like Hungary in 1954, Holland in 1974, France in 1982. But the new, reunified Germany has ceased to be Darth Vader, and just don't provoke the same hatred anymore. In Episode Four of the Blizzard Podcast we look back at Simon Kuper's 'Where's Darth Vader Gone?' from Issue Five, published in June 2012. We're keen to hear your feedback and suggestions on these new podcasts - email podcast@theblizzard.co.uk, or find us on Twitter @blzzrd. Simon Kuper is author of Football Against the Enemy, a winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and Ajax, The Dutch, The War. His latest book, The Football Men, was published by Simon & Schuster in May 2011. He is a columnist with the Financial Times. A new expanded edition of Soccernomics (previously called Why England Lose in the UK) was published last summer. Issue Five, like all issues of the Blizzard, is available on a pay-what-you-like basis from www.theblizzard.co.uk. Digital downloads cost as little as a 1p each (RRP £3), while print versions are available from £6 + postage (RRP £12). You can also find us on the Kindle and Google Play stores.

Beyond 50
EPISODE 473 - Soccernomics: Money & Soccer

Beyond 50

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2015


For Beyond 50's "Finance" talks, listen to an interview with Simon Kuper. He'll talk about modern success being in chaos. Barely a summer goes by now without a cherished club flirting with bankruptcy or a wealthy businessman funding a mid-table team's ascension to Champions League competitor. You'll learn about the abolition of the maximum wage in the 1960s, through to the impact of TV money, both at home and abroad in the 1990s and 2000s, Kuper will explain how money, or lack of, affects fans' favorite clubs. Intense competition is good for the fans, so long as football clubs survive - which they always do. The rich men who sink their fortunes into subsidizing our entertainment should be encouraged to go on doing so - their loss is our gain. Tune in to Beyond 50: America's Variety Talk Radio Show on the natural, holistic, green and sustainable lifestyle. Visit www.Beyond50Radio.com and sign up for our Exclusive Updates.

The Broad Experience
The BroadExperience 62: Claiming credit

The Broad Experience

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2015 18:22


In this show we hear from some familiar guests, using parts of our conversation you've never heard. Lauren Tucker heads the tech division of an ad agency. She talks candidly about race and whether bosses ever see your full potential at work. Mary Kopczynski of 8of9 Consulting says women have to claim credit for their work or others won't notice their achievements. Curt Rice of the University of Tromsø talks about what it's like being a man advocating loudly for women in the workplace. And Financial Times journalist Simon Kuper reminds us it's not just women who make career sacrifices for their families. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Esteri
Esteri di ven 21/11

Esteri

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2014 26:33


1-Pechino alla ricerca della ricetta vincente per gestire la rete. La Cina ha organizzato la sua prima Conferenza Mondiale su Internet. Obiettivo: l'equilibrio tra il controllo e l'inevitabile crescita del mercato (Gabriele Battaglia). 2-In Messico la società civile è stanca della collusione polizia - gruppi criminali. Il caso dei 43 studenti scomparsi potrebbe segnare un punto di svolta. La manifestazione per la loro liberazione ha portato in piazza, dopo tanto tempo, la gente comune (Fabrizio Lorusso, Città del Messico). 3-Lo scontento degli elettori conservatori mette a rischio David Cameron. Nelle ultime elezioni suppletive britanniche vittoria dello UKIP, tra sentimento anti-europeo e intolleranza verso gli immigrati (Simon Kuper, editorialista Financial Times). 4-L'esperimento tunisino va avanti. Domenica le elezioni presidenziali. Un caso unico nel mondo arabo di questi anni (Chawki Senouci). 5-Gli appunti di Alfredo Somoza. La paranoia della sicurezza e il nemico che non esiste. Tutti gli ostacoli prima di salire a bordo di un aereo nell'era post-11 settembre. 6-Lo scandalo sui mondiali di calcio del 2022 non ha fermato il Qatar. Questa settimana Doha ha conquistato anche i mondiali di atletica del 2019 (Dario Falcini). 7-Serie TV. Troppo difficile uscire dagli stereotipi legati al Medio Oriente. La dimostrazione di Tyrant (Massimo Alberti).

Esteri
Esteri di ven 21/11

Esteri

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2014 26:33


1-Pechino alla ricerca della ricetta vincente per gestire la rete. La Cina ha organizzato la sua prima Conferenza Mondiale su Internet. Obiettivo: l'equilibrio tra il controllo e l'inevitabile crescita del mercato (Gabriele Battaglia). 2-In Messico la società civile è stanca della collusione polizia - gruppi criminali. Il caso dei 43 studenti scomparsi potrebbe segnare un punto di svolta. La manifestazione per la loro liberazione ha portato in piazza, dopo tanto tempo, la gente comune (Fabrizio Lorusso, Città del Messico). 3-Lo scontento degli elettori conservatori mette a rischio David Cameron. Nelle ultime elezioni suppletive britanniche vittoria dello UKIP, tra sentimento anti-europeo e intolleranza verso gli immigrati (Simon Kuper, editorialista Financial Times). 4-L'esperimento tunisino va avanti. Domenica le elezioni presidenziali. Un caso unico nel mondo arabo di questi anni (Chawki Senouci). 5-Gli appunti di Alfredo Somoza. La paranoia della sicurezza e il nemico che non esiste. Tutti gli ostacoli prima di salire a bordo di un aereo nell'era post-11 settembre. 6-Lo scandalo sui mondiali di calcio del 2022 non ha fermato il Qatar. Questa settimana Doha ha conquistato anche i mondiali di atletica del 2019 (Dario Falcini). 7-Serie TV. Troppo difficile uscire dagli stereotipi legati al Medio Oriente. La dimostrazione di Tyrant (Massimo Alberti).

The Broad Experience
The Broad Experience 32: Home as career-killer

The Broad Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2013 17:41


Liz O'Donnell, author of Mogul, Mom & Maid, tackles some of the ground Sheryl Sandberg didn't touch on in her women-in-the-workplace bestseller, Lean In: the home front. O'Donnell says it's difficult to lean in to your career when you're the one with most of the responsibilities at home. Things seem to be a bit easier in Europe. Financial Times journalist Simon Kuper says everyone he knows, male and female, expects both halves of a couple to work and to share childcare. What that means is that pretty much no one is 'leaning in'. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Vox Tablet
Soccer as a Wartime Prism

Vox Tablet

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2012 20:54


Growing up in the Netherlands, Simon Kuper was raised on soccer and on stories of the Dutch resistance during World War II. It was only as an adult that Kuper, a columnist for the Financial Times, began to understand the level of complicity on the part of the Dutch: more than 75 percent of the Jews in the country were killed during the war. And yet ordinary life—including soccer playing and viewing—continued with little disruption. In his book Ajax, the Dutch, the War: The Strange Tale of Soccer During Europe’s Darkest Hour (just out in the United States), Kuper looks at soccer culture during the war and offers fresh insight into the treatment of Dutch Jews. In particular, he digs into the archives and institutional memory of Ajax Amsterdam, the country’s premier club and one that has long been associated with the city’s Jews. Kuper, who has written three other books about soccer, spoke from Paris with Vox Tablet’s Sara Ivry about what he uncovered in his research and... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

FT World Weekly
London 2012: The first week of the Olympic games

FT World Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2012 11:46


FT sports writers Matthew Engel and Simon Kuper join Gideon Rachman to provide their mid-term assessment of the London Olympics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

FT World Weekly
Euro 2012: Football and politics in Poland and Ukraine

FT World Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2012 11:57


With the European football championship reaching its climax this week, we look at how Poland and Ukraine have fared by hosting the tournament. Neil Buckley, east Europe editor, Jan Cienski, Warsaw correspondent and Simon Kuper, the FT columnist covering the tournament, join Gideon Rachman. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Yahoo! Soccer Podcast 12.01.11

WFD Premium Complete Show Plus

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2011


Martin Rogers covers the topic of depression in the beautiful game and its impact on footballers after the football world suffered the loss of Gary Speed who took his own life over the weekend after suffering from the disease on this week's Yahoo! Soccer Podcast. Martin interviews Jimmy Conrad to get a player perspective on teammates and others who have experienced depression, and he also interviews Aiden Magee of Sky Sports to break down the topic of depression and its impact in England the past week after the death of Speed. Martin also brings clips from John Hartley, of the Bundesliga Show, Simon Kuper, author of Football Men, and Peter Shuttleworth, of the BBC. Martin's co-host, Sophie, gives him questions to mark out of ten and also brings three questions on agree or disagree.