The award-winning football podcast The Offside Rule has transferred to podcast production agency Listening Dog Media.
When the series returns on Tuesday 6th February, Broadcaster Lynsey Hooper will be joined by former England international and Women’s Super League winner Natasha Dowie. The pair will be chatting about everything in the women’s game, shining a light on the Women’s Championship alongside conversation about the WSL and beyond.
The podcast has been a champion of the women’s side of football since it launched a decade ago and last summer, The Offside Rule team produced a daily Women’s World Cup series in conjunction with Sky Sports as they followed the Lionesses journey through to the final.
“I’m excited to be working with Lynsey again after we had such a good time during the World Cup. I can’t wait to start sharing my insight and experiences and covering the women’s game in a different way.”Natasha Dowie on joining The Offside Rule
The podcast becomes the latest football series to join Listening Dog Media who currently produce David Seaman’s “Seaman Says” podcast and work with The United Peoples Podcast (Manchester United fancast) & The Toffee TV Podcast (Everton fancast).
Listening Dog Media’s Production Director Callum Marks said “We’re delighted to work with Lynsey & Natasha. The women’s game is growing all the time, and The Offside Rule has been one of UK’s biggest voices in the sport since they started over a decade ago. We can’t wait to see the series continue to develop alongside our growing stable of football podcasts.”
On the new series of The Offside Rule, Co-Founder Lynsey Hooper said “We pride ourselves at The Offside Rule for always being at the forefront of pushing new boundaries. We started producing content for women to have a strong voice in football well over a decade ago and have enjoyed much success helping to promote the Lionesses and WSL. Now, we want to widen that discussion by focusing on the entire women’s football pyramid – with a focus on players and clubs away from the top tier. We hope fans can join us for the next part of our Offside Rule journey: learning more about the game, the characters and issues around it. It’s important to keep using our platform and voice to draw attention back to underrepresented area whilst also having some fun along the way”.
Co-Founder of the podcast Kait Borsay added; “I’m really excited to get this podcast up and running. In Lynsey Hooper, listeners will benefit from over two decades of broadcasting nous, coupled with her reputation as a class-act reporter and her 15 years experience as a storyteller for the women’s game. After working with us on our World Cup show with Sky Sports last year, Natasha Dowie has proved she is as skilled in her tactical analysis as she was on the pitch, playing abroad in the US, Sweden and Australia, and at at home for Everton and Liverpool. Natasha has experienced the game at different levels, and has built many trusted connections from grassroots to top tier as an advocate for the progression of women’s football.”