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# btl - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

From The42 'In some ways, he was somebody who was desperate to be loved by everybody' BTL

'In some ways, he was somebody who was desperate to be loved by everybody'

Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan, authors of the remarkable Champagne Football, are our guests on this week’s Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

From The42 Three years on, Wright Thompson reflects on infamous Dublin/McGregor piece BTL

Three years on, Wright Thompson reflects on infamous Dublin/McGregor piece

ESPN’s Senior Writer is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

From The42 'There was tension in the relationship, but the miracle here is they could do it for 20 years' BTL

'There was tension in the relationship, but the miracle here is they could do it for 20 years'

Jeff Benedict, author of a new book on the New England Patriots, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

From The42 Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career BTL

Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career

US sportswriter Diane K.Shah is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

From The42 'If you said to me, 'Is there more doping in football than we think?' I would say yes' BTL

'If you said to me, 'Is there more doping in football than we think?' I would say yes'

David Walsh is our guest on this week’s edition of Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

From The42 'He just can't help himself. If he could, he would have got right back into favour' BTL

'He just can't help himself. If he could, he would have got right back into favour'

David Walsh, chief sportswriter with the Sunday Times, is our guest on this week’s Behind the Lines.

# btl - Saturday 25 July, 2020

From The42 'How in God’s name did they get married?' - The cheating athlete and the anti-doping zealot who blew the whistle on Russia The Russian Affair

'How in God’s name did they get married?' - The cheating athlete and the anti-doping zealot who blew the whistle on Russia

David Walsh talks to The42 about his new book, The Russian Affair.

# btl - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

From The42 'I just sat at the back thinking, 'These lads' lives have changed beyond all comprehension' BTL

'I just sat at the back thinking, 'These lads' lives have changed beyond all comprehension'

Kieran McCarthy is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

From The42 Making us dream while telling Pavarotti to 'Shut the f**k up' - Celebrating Jack Charlton's remarkable life BTL

Making us dream while telling Pavarotti to 'Shut the f**k up' - Celebrating Jack Charlton's remarkable life

George Hamilton and Phillip Quinn joined us for a special edition of Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

From The42 'He didn’t become a fully formed human being until his heavyweight title was stripped away' BTL

'He didn’t become a fully formed human being until his heavyweight title was stripped away'

Legendary American sportswriter Robert Lipsyte discusses Muhammad Ali on this week’s edition of Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

From The42 'Corporations now want to be on the right side of history. The NFL should not be allowed to participate in that' BTL

'Corporations now want to be on the right side of history. The NFL should not be allowed to participate in that'

Author and ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and tells us why the NFL’s recent apology is unacceptable.

# btl - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

From The42 'He was almost poetic' - Gary Lineker tells us about Hugh McIlvanney's genius Genius Week

'He was almost poetic' - Gary Lineker tells us about Hugh McIlvanney's genius

The Match of the Day presenter celebrates one of sportswriting’s masters in a special edition of the Behind the Lines podcast.

# btl - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

From The42 'It's important to recognise that men's sport has had investment and privilege that most of women's sport never had' BTL

# btl - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

From The42 'Maybe I suppressed a laugh that it took 30 years for Jordan to say, 'Ok, I was a jerk, but who cares?' BTL

'Maybe I suppressed a laugh that it took 30 years for Jordan to say, 'Ok, I was a jerk, but who cares?'

Sam Smith, author of the controversial Jordan Rules, is our guest on this week’s Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

From The42 'Football matters so deeply in Mayo that it kind of defies belief that they haven't won more' BTL

'Football matters so deeply in Mayo that it kind of defies belief that they haven't won more'

‘House of Pain’ author Keith Duggan is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

From The42 'I told him, 'I'm writing about you on Sunday, and I think you should read it' BTL

'I told him, 'I'm writing about you on Sunday, and I think you should read it'

Liam Hayes is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and spoke of writing about himself, Sean Boylan, and his Meath team-mates in his playing days.

# btl - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

From The42 'I ate paper and drank ink to prove how attached we were to print' BTL

'I ate paper and drank ink to prove how attached we were to print'

Danny Kelly is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

From The42 'Seaman comes through the mixed zone crying...and one of the journalists starts booing him' BTL

'Seaman comes through the mixed zone crying...and one of the journalists starts booing him'

Miguel Delaney is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

From The42 'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that' BTL

'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that'

Kerry great Dara Ó Cinnéide is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

From The42 'I watched Roy Keane stare down a cloud and make the wind go away' BTL

'I watched Roy Keane stare down a cloud and make the wind go away'

Jonathan Wilson tells the tale as our latest guest on Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

From The42 'There was huge snobbery then to the GAA, even in the broader culture' BTL

'There was huge snobbery then to the GAA, even in the broader culture'

Kieran Cunningham is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# btl - Thursday 19 March, 2020

From The42 'I’m sitting in Bosman’s house on the morning they’ve found in his favour...it makes my career' BTL

'I’m sitting in Bosman’s house on the morning they’ve found in his favour...it makes my career'

Graham Hunter is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

From The42 'You don't have to be an asshole to be ambitious' - How to land your dream job...via the NBA draft BTL

'You don't have to be an asshole to be ambitious' - How to land your dream job...via the NBA draft

Jeff Pearlman was this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# btl - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

From The42 'Your future depends on the decisions you make every day' - How The Ringer became a $200 million success BTL

'Your future depends on the decisions you make every day' - How The Ringer became a $200 million success

Bryan Curtis, the site’s Editor-at-Large, is this week’s guest on Behind The Lines.

# btl - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

From The42 An alternative Christmas reading list, as picked by guests of our sportswriting podcast BTL

An alternative Christmas reading list, as picked by guests of our sportswriting podcast

Stick the kettle on and enjoy a few classic pieces.

# btl - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

From The42 Episode 9 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Donald McRae - is out now Dark Trade

Episode 9 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Donald McRae - is out now

The award-winning author is this week’s guest.

# btl - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

From The42 Episode 7 of Behind The Lines - with Jonathan Liew - is out now BTL

Episode 7 of Behind The Lines - with Jonathan Liew - is out now

The Independent’s superb Chief Sports Writer is our guest this week.

# btl - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

From The42 Episode 6 of the Behind the Lines podcast - featuring Tommy Conlon - is available now BTL

Episode 6 of the Behind the Lines podcast - featuring Tommy Conlon - is available now

The author and Sunday Independent columnist is this week’s guest.

# btl - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

From The42 Episode 5 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Glenn Stout - is available now BTL

Episode 5 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Glenn Stout - is available now

The series editor of the iconic Best American Sportswriting anthology joins us on the latest edition of the show.

# btl - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

From The42 Listen: Episode 2 of Behind The Lines with Rory Smith of The New York Times BTL

Listen: Episode 2 of Behind The Lines with Rory Smith of The New York Times

Rory shared some great insights and stories from his career – beginning with his days as a showbiz writer in London.