Episode 1269: The Unbeatables, PSG The Uncoolest Brand In Capitalism, Marathon World Record Mechanics, NZ V Rest Of The World
The Champions League kicks off today, with Liverpool vs Paris St Germain the pick of the opening fixtures. But Ken has some questions for their marketing gurus – including, is PSG the uncoolest brand in the history of capitalism?
From Beyonce donning a customised away shirt to Justin Timberlake performing in club-branded merchandise, PSG have become one of Europe’s most glamorous clubs. But will it help them gain any fans? My piece for @brfootball https://t.co/ezjLWY6kC2
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) September 18, 2018
Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record on Sunday morning in Berlin, and we speak to New York Times bestselling author of “The Sports Gene”, David Epstein, about the mechanics of this extraordinary feat, why size matters and age doesn’t, and the fallacy of trying to quantify the impact of running shoes, carbohydrate drinks, and training methods.
The rugby world rejoiced to see the All Blacks finally defeated on Saturday morning, but just why did it have to be our prospective World Cup quarter-final opponents receiving this long-overdue shot in the arm? We speak to Craig Ray in South Africa about the world ganging up to close the gap on NZ, and why the Springboks, under the mysterious (former Munster coach) Rassie Erasmus, are sputtering into life.
huge for rugby. Huge
— Craig Ray (@craigray11) September 15, 2018
Yela, jonga uAphiwe will sidestep you to the moon and back neh, for fun????
Barrett knew nothing about it????#Springboks pic.twitter.com/LPER80RDAt
— Lunga Kupiso (@KupisoLunga) September 16, 2018
Plus there’s Ciro Citterio, Cirque de Soleil, La Fourchette, and German birth control.
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