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Christian Polanco Interview: The funny side of the beautiful game

In the NEW episode, number 1399, Kyle Fansler circles back to a conversation with Christian Polanco, co-host of the Cooligans Podcast.

A stand-up comedian, Christian Polanco is not your run-of-the-mill member of the soccer media landscape. In fact, he hardly considers himself a part of that group at all. However, Polanco and co-host Alexis Guerreros take the complexity of the beautiful game and make it into comedy.

Polanco discusses all kinds of things about how his time as a comedian opened doors into the soccer world:

  • The role of the FIFA video games in developing his fandom.
  • Finding a Premier League side to support.
  • Starting out as a comedian.
  • Bridging the gap between comedy and sports.
  • The role of NYCFC in his career development.
  • Asking Patrick Vieira a bold question.
  • Going to Germany to play soccer.
  • Also, much more.

Listen to the show via the player above or via this link. There is also a video version of this interview available at the World Soccer Talk YouTube channel.

Launched in 2006, the World Soccer Talk Podcast is the longest running podcast on the planet. Every week, we share the latest news about watching soccer on television and streaming, in addition to discussing what we like and dislike, and featuring your questions and feedback in our Listener Mailbag segment.

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