Reviews For World Soccer Talk: Premier League, MLS, Champions League, EFL and more

Chris 5 stars. -Thoughtful analysis, measured, professional, fun. Doesn’t take himself too seriously. Kar-wreck (whoops) Kartik 1 star. -Loud, stuttering blowhard, talks too much, too often. Suffocates the show. Ego maniac. Count the number of times he refers to himself.... I run a league in Florida, I did this. I run a league. I work for the Democrats. In the league I run.... Did I mention I run a league? Each time he speaks, reminds me of Ozzie Osbourne’s intro to Crazy Train. I I I I I I I I. Two ways to “enjoy” Kartik. 1- Get a pencil and paper. Every time he either stutters or says “I”, make a mark. Turn the podcast off once you get to 500 marks. (Or) 2- listen to Chris, and each time Kar-Wreck starts talking, fast forward 30 seconds. If he’s still talking, ff another 30 seconds. Benefits include.. - Almost all Chris. - Almost no Kar-Wreck. - You are well nourished with football information for the week. - The podcast is only 20 minutes long. Too bad Chris has to drag this anchor with him. It weighs down the show.


By Max RF
Listened to this show religiously 5 years ago tried to check it out again and had to listen to this guy trash all of american sports? Get a grip on reality. How many oligarchs own american sporting franchises vs own football clubs? We have salary caps and financial oversight here that actually level the playing fields. How does anyone take this analysis seriously....... Upset i wasted my time on this✌🏼#respectfully lol
I mean it.
Been listening for years because I’m a nerd when it comes to soccer tv rights, ratings, and production. Feel like Kartik and Chris have mellowed on their anti Fox bias as they’ve had to deal with Turner Sports. Either way, they are an honest bunch and share their perspectives and preferences. You won’t agree with everything, but you’ll learn something.
The podcast is informative and easy to listen to. But man, the production value seriously suffers sometimes. Case in point, WHO HAS THE YAPPING DOG IN THE BACKGROUND IN SEVERAL EPISODES?! Geez, it’s not a live program-stop recording AND MOVE THE YAPPING LITTLE MONSTER! It’s so irritating! If it continues, I may have to stop listening. The information is great and the hosts are honest and know their media stuff for sure, but man, the production value is sometimes beyond amateur.
First of all, thank you for a great podcast. I don’t work for Soectrum. This said, I do love the TV package I have with them. Spectrum provides my Internet (200 download speed). I pay an additional 15 dollars plus tax and I get to pick 10 channels that I want plus all local channels. I have all my 19 channels are soccer, of course (TUDN, ESPN, FOX NBC SOIRTS BEING and the same on Spanish. This is all streaming on their app available everywhere. NO BOX... I love it
This podcast is basically Christopher Harris whining about every game that is being broadcast. He actively lobbying for NBC to fire Arlo White & never compliments anything. Why listen its Christopher Harris be a Little Whinnying B****
Of the 5 or 6 episodes I’ve listened to all of them seemingly start out with how the host was only able to catch 15 minutes of football this weekend because of travel soccer and of course Kermit the frog is just such a hipster he only watches games in the Albanian 12th division so my .02 but if you haven’t watched any games what the hell are you doing a podcast or at the very least maybe not start out every show by talking about all the soccer you didn’t watch
In an era where many MLS clubs are beginning to move in a new direction in terms of the types of signings they make, the quality of football they play, and the gameday experience they provide for fans, these guys continue to bash the league as if it’s still stuck in the mid-2000’s. There’s still a long way to go, but having podcasts like this that refuse to give credit where it’s due only hurts the growth of the sport in this country. In a time when we should be encouraging fans to be a part of their local clubs and communities and help build a culture they should be proud of. All these guys do is promote the European leagues and tell Americans to watch and support those instead.
It’s a football podcast that critiques football production and the critics, but not really the goings-on in terms of performance.
If you want to listen to two football “journalists” bash the perceived poor production values of Fox/TNT/NBC and praise/promote ESPN. This is the Pod for you. I wouldn’t be surprised if Kartik and The Gaffer are getting some sort of financial backing from ESPN. There are much better independent football podcasts out there.


By DelaK82
Love the pod keep it up boys
They need to condense the file size of the podcast. It shouldn’t be taking up that much storage on the phone. Also, one of the hosts is pretty condescending towards American soccer fans and US soccer in general.
Like the honesty
Young listener. Sophmore in college. Not sure how many of us are out there that listen but the show is fantastic. I started listening in June and havent missed an episode since. Always excited for the next episode on thursdays. Keep up the good work
Great talks, but don't really look forward to listening anymore. The terrible electronic feedback on the podcast is so irritating it just has made me lose interest. Really wish that it was more professional
I cut the cord years ago and have always struggled finding live games. This is a great pod with good information and interesting discussions. I'm not in media but find this pod to be a must listen.
Not having it
First, you would think a podcast critiquing soccer coverage would have better audio quality themselves. Invest in professional microphones and get off the Skype. As far as the critiques themselves, not very informative or entertaining. I don’t recommend this podcast.
Had great hopes for this podcast. Unfortunately, the hosts just talk about Fox Sports’ coverage of the World Cup ad nauseum. They spend virtually no time talking about the players, the strategy, or the games. I can’t think of anything less interesting than a couple guys who can’t get on the Fox coverage team bellyaching about how bad it is.
This has become one of my staple soccer podcasts because it provides the coverage of the game in the US which no one else does. The pod covers tv and streaming rights updates, a rundown of how the games are covered, as well as numerous other topics associated with watching the game.
Love watching football, but as a social media enthusiast I especially pay attention to pre and post match coverage. Having professional opinions to listen to and compare to my own opinions is a fun thing to have. It's a podcast unlike any other. Highly reccommend the pod to any football fan. Keep up the good work lads
Rather boring. All over the place coverage World? Should be MLS Talk.
I really like this podcast with the current format of weekend rapup and weekend preview. Not as funny as the Guardian, but just as entertaining.


By mesz
these guys are kinda brutal toward amersican MLS and broadcast, at least in the episode I watched... I wont be listening to these guys again... sorry...
Since the new format, you have lost a listener. I really enjoyed it but have since quit listening
Show is turning more into an analysis of soccer media, but not losing game or team coverage, which I appreciate since they are giving expanded coverage to leagues besides EPL.
Decent EPL podcast, when the conversation turns to Bayern/Dortmund/Bundesliga the analysis (and player pronunciations) quickly becomes cringeworthy.
Love the bantz, it's really the best bantz, I mean, I know bantz, and let me tell you, I give great bantz, these guys though, the bantz, it's phenomenal, best bantz in town. Terrific!
This pod has morphed into a top blabber-fest dedicated to the game we love like opiates and the games we care about most. Kartik Krishnaiyer is always solid & well-prepared, Nipun Chopra moves things along smartly & engagingly. Give it a listen. You're powerless over soccer, your colleagues and SO will never get into soccer as deeply as you, so let these fellow-travelers be your surrogates*. *virtual only, no house calls
This show is for serious fans of soccer (fans of this show will probably reject the American term for the sport) that enjoy discussing formations, possible player selections, credible trades and overall health of the Barclay's Premier League. Not for you if you are a primary fan of La Liga, Bundesliga or soccer outside of the UK. You will hear more talk of the Championship League than La Liga. It can be dry so please take it into account.
The host is boring, and shouldn’t be called “world soccer talk” but really called ENGLISH league talk
The analysis is arguably more astute than in prior seasons with him leading the way, but host Richard Farley is nearly unlistenable as he lacks any sense of humor and sometimes steers the show away from being entertaining. Kartik and Laurence are 10s even in the face of the most boring American pundit around. The production quality has also been lacking in numerous episodes this season as editing mistakes and poor cuts throw the listener off. And who added elevator piano music to the theme?
The new hosts are so boring and Nate Abuerra is an idiot
You guys are doing a good job. I enjoy the shows on my daily commute. Thanks Uday
My review is strongly influenced by the fact that I grew up in Europe where the content of most soccer shows is very high since they seek to satisfy an audience with a more complete understanding of the sport. This podcast tends to analyze situations in a very basic manner often oversimplifying complicated issues by attributing a single or few causes to certain events that cannot be explained in such simple terms.
As one of the American kids who has grown up playing competitive soccer since I was young, Jason Davis is a very welcomed voice as a non anglo apologist who understands our market and passion as US Soccer fans and MLS fans. I have listened to many UK based podcasts, and once I was turned on to Soccer Morning and The Best Soccer Show they are now the only podcasts I listen to. Thanks for being authentic and giving fans like me a quality show and a voice that echoes our passion and interests in the global footballing world.
Soccer morning in particular is amazing!
Led by Soccer Morning, this is a solid network where you can hear a diverse set of hosts speaking with both domestic and international guests. The topics range from EPL tactics to more nuanced discussions of US lower league policies.
Jason Davis gets five stars by himself. Great interviews, commentary and good sound quality. Nate Abaurrea should buy some decent mics. On top of that, Nate has the most annoying intonation. He seems like he is only focused on how to sound more annoying from sentence to sentence. Could you separate the two podcasts so that Soccer Morning is not dragged into abyss by the worst presentation and sound quality of World Soccer Talk Radio.
Listening to Total Soccer Show and now this. These guys break it down pretty well with what's going in the football/soccer world today, highly recommend these guys. They get down to business.
Great soccer discussion & interviews w people in the know. All while coming from an American perspective. Jason knows what he is saying & being an American I can tell you... this is rare!
Awful recording quality. "Choppy," "Skype-y," and muffled audio. These guys sound like college kids learning to broadcast on a lonely Friday night.
The weekend shows are fabulous with Nick and the Chardonnay-drinking gang. The nightly ones that Nate started up about a month ago are phenomenal. His passion makes me a Liverrrrrrrrrpoooool fan. I've been listening to pods for years and I've narrowed it down to Nick's and Nate's shows. Job well done, lads.
Great podcast for diehard soccer fans who want to know all things soccer. Definitely recommend.
Between the weekend recaps of the EPL and England's domestic cups to the M-F daily show I really enjoy this podcast. The host are good the people who come on are good. And Jason Davis by the way keeps you informed on everything soccer.