Podcast

Welcome to the podcast page on Twohundredpercent. This podcast has now been running for more than five years, with more than 200 episodes recorded on a range of different subjects. The current incarnation of the 200% podcast is called An Echo of Glory, a twenty part history of the game in England and Wales, told by Ian King. But we’ve also got a vast archive of podcasts for your persual. Feel free to take a look below and see if there’s anything that grabs your attention.

Podcast 210: Scorchio, Part 4 – Super Soccer

This week on Scorchio!, Edward and Ian venture behind enemy lines in the console wars to assess the lasting cultural impact of the SNES game Super Soccer. Both of our heroes have a variety of fruity and completely groundless thoughts and feelings about the Super...

Podcast 208: An Echo of Glory, Part 16 – Hillsborough

This week's episode of An Echo of Glory has been brought forward from Sunday to this morning, to align with a tragic anniversary. On April 15th 1989, 96 football supporters travelled to a match and did not return. What followed made heroes of some, whilst others -...

Podcast 207: An Echo of Glory, Part 15 – The Day After

In May 1985, football in England suffered an existential trauma that some felt it may have been impossible to recover from. This week, we tell the story of how the game reacted to the twin disasters of Bradford and Heysel, as the national team continued to morph into...

Podcast 206: Scorchio, Part 2 – FIFA Soccer

This week on Scorchio, Edward and Ian have been battering their B buttons as they got back to grips with FIFA Soccer 95. In many ways it is the first modern FIFA game, in that it came out a year after the previous one and a year before the next one and if you didn't...

Podcast 205: An Echo of Glory, Part 14: Eighteen Days in May

With the benefit of hindsight it had been coming for years, but the events of May 1985 blew through football in this country like a slow motion nightmare. In just eighteen days, 96 people were killed at matches featuring English clubs, the result of years of policy...

Podcast 204: Scorchio, Part 1 – Football Manager (1982)

Hello everybody, and welcome to the first episode of Scorchio, our new series revisiting the football video games of the past. Every week, we'll be tearing down a different game and delivering the results to you. Apologies for the slightly rough and ready nature of...

Podcast 203: An Echo of Glory, Part 13: Decline, Part 2

By the end of the 1970s, the decline had become a slump. Crowds were down, hooliganism was up, and England's first appearance in a major tournament finals in a decade ended in ignominy at the 1980 European Championships. Things were going to continue to get worse....

Podcast 201: An Echo of Glory, Part 11 – Decline, Part 1

Last week, we told the story of the big personality and big battles that defined football in England and Wales between 1969 and 1975. This, however, is only one of the narratives of this era. The flipside to all of this was that a feeling of decline was descending...