In the NEW episode, number 1405, Kyle Fansler revisits a discussion with Mark Donaldson, a commentator for ESPN.

With ESPN, Donaldson is a frequent voice on Bundesliga and LaLiga matches. While he is not a former player, he certainly has the passion of one. Additionally, this is especially true for the club he supports, Hearts of Midlothian.

Donaldson goes over a variety of topics regarding his career and his fandom, including:

  • Breaking through into the commentator world.
  • Attachment to Hearts of Midlothian, his hometown club.
  • Venturing out into other sports, including baseball.
  • Showing off a handful of kits and jerseys collected over the years.
  • His friendship and book contributions for Paul Mariner.
  • Writing books documenting soccer stories.
  • And much more.

This interview is also available in video form on YouTube, which you can access at the World Soccer Talk YouTube channel.

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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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