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Introducing Behind The Lines - a brand new podcast about sportswriting for The42 members

Our first guest is the brilliant Malachy Clerkin of The Irish Times.
Jul 29th 2019, 5:44 PM 3,907 0

INCLUDED IN YOUR membership pack with The42 is access to one of our brand-new podcasts, Behind The Lines

It’s a podcast about sportswriting, and each episode will feature a lengthy chat with one of the best sportswriters working in the English language.

Along with hearing a few stories from their career, we’ve also asked them to bring along and discuss some of their favourite pieces of sportswriting.

(For legal purposes – the idea isn’t solely ripped from Desert Island Discs. Honestly.)

Members will get access to a brand new episode every second Tuesday, but given its Launch Week, there are two full shows landing this week. 

To become a member for €5 per month – or just €42 for a full year – just follow this link. 

Once you’ve signed up, we will email you with all of the details you need to start listening. 

The first is already out – our inaugural episode with Malachy Clerkin of the Irish Times. 

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It’s a must-listen for anyone interested in writing or journalism, as Malachy gives a kind of masterclass on bringing together a great feature, crafting the perfect intro, and getting to grips with the “insane discipline” of live, on-the-whistle reporting.

If you’re not into those technical details, don’t worry – the podcast is a terrific way of remembering a couple of great moments in Irish sport.

Plus, it’s worth listening to solely to hear what Daniel Timofte named his bar in Romania. 

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There will be another new episode tomorrow, but in the meantime, to get in touch and shape the show however you want – email 

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