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Episode 12 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Ewan MacKenna - is out now

Host Gavin Cooney is joined by the author and journalist to talk sportswashing, social media, his criticism of the Irish rugby team and more.

MacKenna has released a new book on the Conor McGregor phenomenon.
MacKenna has released a new book on the Conor McGregor phenomenon.

THE LATEST EPISODE of Behind The Lines, our sportswriting podcast exclusive to The42 members, is out now.

If you’re unfamiliar – each episode features a lengthy interview with one of the best sports writers working in the English language. Each guest brings along a few of their favourite pieces as a way to discuss sport, writing and, you guessed it, sportswriting.

To get access to our back catalogue along with this week’s episode, become a member of The42 for €5 per month – or just €42 for a full year – by following this link.

This week’s guest is author and freelance journalist Ewan MacKenna.

Ewan is a former Sports Journalist of the Year and is now based in Portugal, having left Brazil following a crazy experience which he regales us with on the show.

We cover plenty of other things on the show, including how Roy Jones Jnr pulled a gun on him in an interview gone awry, the malign effects of sportswashing and social media, and his own infamous use of Twitter and criticism of the Irish rugby team.

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Oh, and there’s also a fairly wild tale in there of Jimmy White drinking with his dead brother.

Enjoy it, and if you want to get in touch with the show, email behindthelines@the42.ie.


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