20th July 2018

Bonnier Publishing UK launches first in-house podcast series, The Barcelona Legacy

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Bonnier Publishing UK is set to launch The Barcelona Legacy podcast this month. The podcast series is the first to be produced in-house by its new audio division.

World English language rights (excluding USA/CAN) were acquired from David Luxton Associates.

The six part series explores how the evolution of today’s “beautiful” game of football begins at Barcelona, 25 years ago, with the pioneering ideas of Johan Cruyff and was taken on by the likes of Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.

Over six episodes, the Football Ramble’s Marcus Speller, along with author Jonathan Wilson and a panel of experts, takes an in-depth look at six incredible matches that changed football, from Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

The series coincides with the release of The Barcelona Legacy – a book written by one of the panelists, Guardian football correspondent Jonathan Wilson – out this month in hardback, eBook and audiobook.

Episode guests include: Gabriele Marcotti (The Times and ESPN), Miguel Delaney and Jack Pitt-Broke (The Independent), and John Brewin (ESPN).

 

The Barcelona Legacy is exactly the sort of innovative, thought-provoking content that our audio division was launched to create…

-Jon Watt, Head of Audio, Bonnier Publishing UK

 

Jon Watt, Head of Audio at Bonnier Publishing UK said: “At a time when we’re all riveted by the World Cup, we’re absolutely delighted to be launching a podcast that takes fans on a captivating and nostalgic 25-year journey into the beautiful game. The Barcelona Legacy is exactly the sort of innovative, thought-provoking content that our audio division was launched to create – and it’s just the first of many such podcast series to come from Bonnier Publishing.”

The first episode will be available on 26th July 2018. Subsequent episodes will be released weekly.