There are a million football podcasts out there but none quite like this.

The Kick It Outcast is our first and official podcast. Using our unrivalled contacts and access to all aspects of the game we all love, the pod will showcase the huge breadth of the work we do and have done over 25 years.

The first episodes feature conversations with key people who run football on their hopes for inclusion and equality in football – we talk to coaches, campaigners, organisers and players.

We go behind the scenes with our Education Manager, Troy Townsend, as he speaks to players at Liverpool’s academy, we hear a debate about whether new media is showing the more traditional parts of the press the way forward on diversity and there’s an introduction to the “Game Changers” – the next generation of people who will run the sport.  

Presented and produced by our own team, these programmes are a must-listen for anyone who cares about the future of football.

Download The Kick It Outcast on iTunes or listen to it below.


Episode 1

A host of people from the football world including the FA Chairman Greg Clarke, discuss their favourite moments for equality and diversity in football across the last 25 years before looking ahead to the next quarter-century.


Episode 2

Meet the Game Changers! Kick It Out teamed up with the UEFA Foundation for Children to launch the Game Changers programme, which identifies and creates the future leads of football.


Episode 3

Kick It Out's Education Manager, Troy Townsend, travels to Kirkby alongside ex-professional footballer Marcus Gayle to deliver an educational workshop to the club's under-18 and under-23 age groups as part of the Equality Inspires programme.

The educational initiative, which is delivered to all clubs in the Premier League Academy Programme, has been praised by Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.


Episode 4

Highlights from our Kick It Out Live event, which officially marked our 25th year of campaigning for equality in football. Our very own Crystal Davis is joined by AFTV host Robbie Lyle, as well as the Guardian's chief sports reporter Martha Kelner and Copa90 director and presenter Eli Mengem.

They discuss whether new forms of media relegating inequality in the industry. The evening also features speeches from Kick It Out's chair Lord Herman Ouseley and ex-professional footballer Paul Elliott, plus a lively debate on the point of football.