The Nutmeg Podcast
A version of the Scottish football periodical for your ears. Hosted by Daniel Gray, the Nutmeg Podcast lands fortnightly and includes conversation about magazine content and in-depth interviews.
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Episode 52 – Archie MacPherson on the Old Firm
Legendary broadcaster and writer Archie MacPherson joins host Daniel Gray to discuss More Than a Game (Luath Press), his new book on ‘Living with the Old Firm’. In this moving and thoughtful conversation about a lifetime of the Celtic v Rangers rivalry, MacPherson takes us back to the Hampden Riot of 1980, The Ibrox Disaster of 1971 and the 1995 murder of Mark Scott, and to his memories of how the fixture charged the atmosphere in the Glasgow of his youth. A compelling dissection of sectarianism, identity and one of the world’s most fractious sporting fixtures.
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Quizball, Spam Hill and Proper Grounds
In this conversational canter through issue 16 of the magazine, host Daniel Gray is joined by Nutmeg Publisher Ally Palmer and the author and journalist James Morgan. They discuss the authentic beauty of Scottish football grounds, a promising coaching innovation and other issue 16 highlights. Plus, BBC man Giancarlo Rinaldi on the charisma of Palmerston Park, Ginny Clark on a Queen’s Park legend, Greg Gordon on the genius of Jocky Scott, Jon Spurling on a quiz show in which contestant Ian Ure was declared an ‘intellectual revelation’, and poetry from the marvellous Stephen Watt.
Interview: Danny Denholm
East Fife’s former Arbroath and Forfar winger Danny Denholm chats to our own Daniel Gray. The Lower League Ramblings podcaster and BBC columnist talks about his fitness regime during lockdown, including avoidance of Coco Pops and dodging disposable barbecues on Leith Links. The two Dans discuss: the tiny delights of football from indirect free-kicks in the box to goalkeepers going forward for corners; life under Dick Campbell at Forfar and Arbroath; the joys of Cappielow, Somerset Park, Cliftonhill and elsewhere; being perturbed by a stuffed dog in Kirkcaldy; and supporter abuse online, and in the ground. Plus, all the key questions answered: do footballers ever tire of smashing a ball into an empty net? What do players gossip about when marking each other? And do team talks ever make players snigger like schoolchildren?