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EPL Talk Vodcast Features GolTV and Ray Hudson

The debut episode of the EPL Talk Video Podcast has been released, which features an exclusive interview with Ray Hudson and a behind-the-scenes tour of the GolTV studios and the set of their American Soccer television show.

The video podcast (or ‘vodcast’) is also available via iTunes, and is — I believe — the first ever soccer video podcast published in America. If you have a video iPod, you can view it there. Or you can view it directly through the iTunes software. Or, you can view it as Quicktime movie from here.

The EPL Talk Podcast will continue to be published every Sunday. For example, this Sunday’s episode will include an interview with Tommy Smyth from ESPN, where he’ll preview the Champions League matches as well as revealing how he came up with his catchphrase (‘the bulge in the auld onion bag’) and much more.

I’m planning on releasing the interview with Hudson as a podcast episode (i.e. audio-only) sometime this week — especially for those listeners who are unable to play video.

Special thanks to The Creative Underground for directing and producing the video. The brand development agency provides clients with creative brand building solutions.

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  1. Llewellyn

    April 18, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    Awesome interview Gaffer!
    Surprised to see the podcast as a video cast when I downloaded the episode. Awesome stuff!

  2. ZTN

    April 18, 2007 at 8:32 pm


    Thanks likewise for your comments. But I do have to disagree about Serie A. I don’t really see a noticeable gap between the 3 leagues in terms of talent. Italians, like the English and spanish, have always tended to play at home rather than abroad with a few noticeable exceptions….Platt played in Serie A and Zola in the EPL for example. Talent from abroad in present in all 3 leagues. To put Liga or EPL in higher class is quite subjective because the basic facts don’t really make that obvious point as say when comparing these leagues to other euro leagues from Portugal and France for example.

    But I thought you did a great job. I hope to see more!

  3. Christopher Harris

    April 18, 2007 at 8:20 pm


    Thanks for your feedback.

    On the topic of Serie A, I brought up the matter a few weeks ago when I interviewed the COO from GolTV for the EPL Talk Podcast episode from SPORTELAmerica, so I didn’t think it was necessary to bring up the topic again, this time with Ray.

    As for talent, I don’t believe the Serie A should be classed with La Liga or the Premiership.

    Thanks for the constructive criticism. It’s my first try at video/TV, so I’m learning as I go.

    The Gaffer

    The Gaffer

  4. ZTN

    April 18, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    Great interview. I would have hoped, however, that you would have discussed the channel itself a little more and gotten some feedback from Hudson on his views of the operation…which I feel is seriously lacking in the stylistic department and in terms of attention to detail.

    Also, I’m surprised you completely left Serie A out of the discussions with Ray. Not only should it be discussed when talking about the comparative qualities of top flight leagues (and it is one…not to mention it’s still second to EPL in terms of revenue despite all its problems), it’s also a rather pertinent discussion in light of the fact that they lost the rights to it to FSC. I’d like to have heard Ray’s views on this matter.

    Still a great interview. Ray is a shining light amid less talented colleagues and a very subpar production team.

    It all may seem a bit harsh to say of GolTV but I’m generally very critical of things that matter more to me personally.

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