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 55 – Steve Clarke’s doorbell and Dundee faces
Daniel Gray is joined by Scotsman football writer Alan Pattullo, Times journalist Kenny Farquharson and Nutmeg publisher Ally Palmer to talk all things magazine issue 17, and whatever else comes up. This conversational meander takes us from the things we can now hear managers and players shouting to the many faces of Tannadice, and from homophobia in men’s football to the first Brazilian players in Scotland. Plus, Kilmarnock joy and despair, the Challenge Cup, Joe Tulip, being blanked by Bing Crosby and an answer to that age-old question: what happens when you ask Jim Duffy to sign your white jeans?
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Interview: Iain McMenemy
Stenhousemuir FC’s Iain McMenemy joins Daniel Gray to give a unique insight into life as a football club chairman. In a revealing interview, McMenemy details the outstanding community work Stenny have undertaken down the years and their activist role during COVID-19, and takes us behind the scenes of Scottish football’s failures throughout the pandemic. Plus, Norwegian supporters, Space Raiders, insight into life for fans in Coronavirus-era stadiums and the best board room catering revealed.
Interview: Jim Leighton
Former Scotland, Aberdeen, Manchester United and Hibernian goalkeeper Jim Leighton chats to Daniel Gray. The two discuss Jim’s early years in Junior football, the influence of his father, Aberdeen glory days, World Cups with Scotland, hard times at Old Trafford and happy ones at Hibs. Plus, insight into the delights of goalkeeping from claiming catches to organising walls, and answers to the questions “Are keepers wired differently?” and “Is there really a goalkeepers’ union?” Jim also talks about his prostate cancer, and his determination to prevent other men from facing the same ordeal. An entertaining, honest listen with one of the gentlemen of the game.