That Peter Crouch Podcast

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 May 8, 2020
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 Apr 1, 2020
Absolutely superb.

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 Feb 19, 2020
great podcast

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Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark bring you their guide to being a professional footballer. #backstronger

Episode Date
That Prince William Episode
2838
In a scenario almost impossible to imagine at the inception of this podcast, the boys head to Kensington Palace to eat Samrat samosas with the Duke of Cambridge. Slightly overawed and in inappropriate clothing, they hear from the future king of the realm about his love of Aston Villa, whether he could get the England manager sacked and if he would consider Crouchy for his six-a-side team. In return he offers beer, decent whisky and a special delivery from a podcast favourite.
Jul 29, 2020
WFH: Pub Finale (brief) update
124
A week before the pub finale, this update from Crouchy may not give you confidence that he can deliver - but have we ever let you down before?
Jul 22, 2020
WFH: Moats, Lucinda Pool and Mr Tumble
2150
Can the boys get back in the pub? Should doors be abandoned? And should Crouchy invest in a moat? Plus find out if we have found the nation's youngest Ian.
Jul 15, 2020
WFH: With Theo Walcott
2743
Crouchy's former England teammate Theo Walcott joins the pod. Hear about why a camcorder played such a big role in his first World Cup squad and why he had to turn down a role in a Harry Potter film.
Jul 08, 2020
WFH: Beckham, Sweden and Bango
2257
Among the perils of working from home, Crouchy reveals why Wayne Rooney went in goal for David Beckham, his escapades during a Swedish summer and there's news of a Bango in Angola
Jul 01, 2020
WFH: With Sean Dyche
2587
Crouchy's old gaffer reveals how he signed Peter for Burnley whilst at a festival, discusses the time he gave Danny Dyer a team-talk and the boys attempt to make up a new name.
Jun 24, 2020
WFH: With Louis Theroux and Liam Gallagher
2302
Louis Theroux & Liam Gallagher help the boys return from their mid-season break. There's discussion on American swingers, rock 'n roll athletes and a Premier League manager's XI. Crouchy launches a campaign to save the name 'Ian', reveals why 'Iains' are 'no good' and there's a vital clue as the boys push to get Banksy involved in the pod.
Jun 17, 2020
WFH: The 16th Chapel
330
Many thought it could never be done, but all of Crouchy's hard work during the break has paid off. The Roy Keane gallery is now a reality. The boys take stock of their achievement and wonder whether the art world will ever be the same again.
Jun 09, 2020
WFH: With Tony Pulis
2110
Tony Pulis joins the pod to chat the reason behind the cap and how he discovered Rory Delap’s long throw. Plus the plans for the Roy Keane gallery take the next step.
May 21, 2020
WFH: Banksy, the 'pre-assists' and Capello returns
1990
Crouchy is adamant football doesn't need the concept of a 'pre-assist', the boys discuss their dumping technique and Will Hughes ensures the return of Fabio Capello to the pod.
May 19, 2020
WFH: With Harry Redknapp
2545
Crouchy's former gaffer joins the boys to become the first manager on the pod. They chat Harry's hobbies, signing Tony Pulis and his dream to buy a football club.
May 14, 2020
WFH: Football's Faceless Men
2004
We know Crouchy takes the art of scoring goals very seriously but what happens when the 'Faceless men' try and take them off you? Plus there's more Roy Keane gallery entrants.
May 12, 2020
WFH: With Andy Robertson
2391
'Robbo' becomes the first outfield player on the pod. There's tales about his first job at M&S, the fastest player in the Premier League and his battles with Lionel Messi.
May 07, 2020
WFH: The Roy Keane Gallery
1712
Susie Dent and Annie Mac are helping the boys work from home for another pod where they discuss football's top five 'hackers', more linguistic dilemmas and Big Sam's sofa.
May 05, 2020
WFH: With Ben Foster
2066
The Watford 'keeper details how he went from Cafe Rouge to Manchester United. There's chat about Tony Pulis, Fabio Capello and the moment you know your United career is over.
Apr 30, 2020
WFH: Crufts with Capello
1597
There's another shirt from Crouchy's collection plus Theo Walcott’s first World Cup, Gary Neville’s Liverpool builders, how Fabio Capello is helping train the new dog and a linguistic conundrum.
Apr 28, 2020
WFH: With Kasper Schmeichel
2209
Kasper Schmeichel tells Crouchy which 'keeper never dived in training, reveals the Pod's first foreign 'Parched' and the surprises lurking behind Nigel Pearson's tough exterior.
Apr 23, 2020
WFH: Marking the 'mid-goal space'
1554
It's the sort of pod where anything goes and the topics up for discussion include germ beards, dogs, bumping into Nicklas Bendtner and learning how to mark the 'mid-goal space'.
Apr 21, 2020
WFH: Brum Ref and the D.R.E
1440
Crouchy continues his referee rehabilitation and invites Premier League official Andre 'Dre' Marriner onto the pod. There's a new game inspired by poetry and a challenge for the listeners.
Apr 16, 2020
WFH: Free The Ketchup
1615
As the boys settle into a new series and life in lockdown, Crouchy tackles your questions on ketchup and Brazilian/Fat* Ronaldo. There's a promise made about not cutting hair plus a revelation about the contents of your fridge. *delete as appropriate
Apr 14, 2020
That Series 4 Announcement
574
The boys are #BackStronger with plans for a new series of the pod and as soon as Crouchy is able to work his laptop, there will be plenty of surprises in series four.
Apr 07, 2020
That Parched Episode
1981
The long awaited reveal of 'Parched' is upon us. Chris Stark has help from Rio Ferdinand, Sean Dyche, Lucy Benjamin, Loyd Grossman and many more as the identity of ‘Parched’ is finally revealed. After months of the nation guessing which Premier League footballer it could be, now everyone can be let in on football's best kept secret.
Mar 25, 2020
That Isolation Episode
1123
It's a strange time as the boys hook up for a podcast and a virtual beer. There's plenty to catch up on though; what is scampi? Who is Parched? And why are Radio 4 listening in?
Mar 18, 2020
That Trophies Episode
2556
Some trophies are beautiful. Others are not. Why? Crouchy, Tom and Chris throw out theories and in the process stumble onto some dark secrets involving scampi, force-fed geese and Wilson Palacios. Meanwhile Crouchy tells us about the real Steven Gerrard, Tom tells us about the time he babysat the League Cup and Chris tells us why Ben Foster is better than everyone else realises.
Mar 11, 2020
That Headers Episode
2490
Who better to talk to about headers than the man who has the Guinness World Record for the most headed goals in Premier League history? Except maybe that isn’t a world record, and maybe everything we knew about headers was wrong, and all our assumptions about Cristiano Ronaldo are wrong too, as well as our protocols on when to wink and when not to wink, and what it means to only be invited to the evening part of a wedding. It’s that sort of episode.
Mar 04, 2020
That Team Bonding Episode
2657
Who pinged what off Harry Kewell’s helmet? Why are Crouchy, Nwankwo Kanu and a herd of feeding elephants forever linked? Who is friendliest out of Fiona Bruce, Bruno Martins Indi and Tony Insurance? Somehow all these mysteries and more are solved in an episode loosely based around team bonding.
Feb 26, 2020
That Mike Dean Episode
2768
In a coup for the pod, a fourth chair is added to the circle for the first time and filled by none other than the king of referees, Mr Mike Dean. Collective minds and preconceptions are blown away as Mike reveals what the men in black wear to their Xmas fancy dress party, what really happens on Ref Camp and how many chickens he would have to see off per day in his old day job. Meanwhile Crouchy goes on an unexpected emotional journey that leaves him a changed man.
Feb 19, 2020
That Mid Season Break
100
A quick update on what the boys have been up to during their week away from the pod, with promises of exciting things to come and a vow to come #BackStronger.
Feb 12, 2020
That Injuries Episode
2756
What noise is it acceptable to make when being injured? Should you really laugh when an official goes down? And is it worse for a gentleman to be winded or hit in the unmentionables? The boys answer these seismic questions and more while designing the first Robot Ref and discovering an extraordinary new facet to the complex character of Wayne Rooney.
Feb 05, 2020
That Agents Episode
2709
Is voicemail as a concept dead? Are Christmas cards actually an insult? Is launching fireworks out of an orifice ever acceptable? Somehow the boys manage a revelatory discussion on the role and tricks of football agents while also answering these and other unexpected questions.
Jan 29, 2020
That Tackles Episode
2750
The art of tackling is one celebrated on these shores more than anywhere else, so how do Premier League stars perfect it? The boys analyse Crouchy’s ‘red mist’, discuss whether Paul Scholes deserved his reputation for bad tackling and the ‘Great Shinpad Debate’ rears its head again. There’s a tale involving rubber gloves, a mouse and some curtains plus speculation about Arsene Wenger in a Blackburn bush.
Jan 22, 2020
That Holidays Episode
2682
Diving into the murky infinity pool that is footballers and their holidays, the boys make a remarkable discovery about Crouchy’s linguistic skills before uncovering unsettling rumours about David Moyes, Neil Diamond and Louis Saha’s penchant for mixed doubles. An extraordinary woman pulls off an extraordinary trick and a chance dip into Crouchy’s phone contacts reveals more than could possibly be expected.
Jan 15, 2020
That Captains Episode
2834
What makes a great leader of a sporting team? As they attempt to find the answers, the boys stumble into a world of punitive fines, tedious logistics and general outsourcing to Gary Neville. There are surprise appearances from football’s own Dre and a mysterious brown-noser known only as Parched, while the unveiling of a new pod-listeners’ standardised greeting raises significant logistical concerns.
Jan 08, 2020
That Retirement Episode
3024
Delighted to be #backstronger, the boys gather to chew over Crouchy’s retirement from actual football, and discover his secret fish-buying obsession as well as the true meaning of a Double-Dyche. Meanwhile a discussion on the meaning of smell gets dangerously out of hand, while Peter makes a rash promise involving Andy Murray’s knighthood. It's all the insight you've been missing, but with a lighter flavour.
Jan 01, 2020
That Planning Meeting
551
In this brief taster of what is to follow, the boys get back together to plan the imminent arrival of Series Three, only to quickly realise that quality planning is well outside their remit. Chris introduces a problematic idea involving ladies’ toilets, Tom comes up with a pod-based alternative to New Year’s Eve and Crouchy promises something he may not be able to deliver.
Dec 11, 2019
That Crouchfest Episode
3439
To the astonishment of all involved, the long-awaited and frequently doubted Crouchfest actually comes to fruition, and in ways no-one could ever imagine. Join almost 3,000 happy pod listeners as Crouchy, Tom and Chris put on a show at a sold-out O2 in London that makes the Samrat Christmas special look like a poetry reading in Ealing library. We have Liam Gallagher and a host of superstars from the world of music, a coachload of referees, London’s biggest round of drinks and a man dressed as Tony Pulis. Nothing in the world of That Peter Crouch Podcast will be quite the same ever again.
Jun 19, 2019
That Penalties Episode
2849
Crouchy tells us what it takes to convert a spot-kick under intense pressure, the time he stole one from Gerrard as well as discussing alternatives to shootouts with Chris and Tom
Jun 12, 2019
That New Baby
223
Peter Crouch has got some exciting news, and there's an update on Crouch Fest.
Jun 04, 2019
That Fitness Episode
2826
Find out why elite male footballers wear 'sports bras' and all about the strangest pre-season tasks as Peter Crouch tells us what it takes to be at the top of the game.
May 29, 2019
That Half Time Episode
2809
Peter Crouch takes us inside the dressing room for the most intense fifteen minutes of a match day. Chris and Tom discover the running battle between kitmen and linesmen, players' toilet etiquette at half time and also learn about the art of 'snapping it off'.
May 22, 2019
That Week Off
353
We can't bring our usual pod, but we can discuss more refs in public and Crouchella...
May 15, 2019
That Training Ground Episode
2700
Peter tells us what it's like on your first day at training with Steven Gerrard at Liverpool. Following that nerve wracking experience, you'll discover why Crouchy is a soup connoisseur plus what goes on in the manager's office.
May 08, 2019
That Champions League Episode
2592
Nothing is off limits in this episode all about big European trips and matches. Crouchy reveals what it's like to play in a Champions League final while Chris and Tom discover a revelation about footballers and their pants. Plus, why Rafael Benitez was stationed in a Spanish pit lane and you'll learn more about the competition's iconic anthem.
May 01, 2019
That Refs Episode
2898
Having recently podded in Crouchy’s house and a rather soulless local hotel, Peter, Tom and Chris relocate to the pub and immediately feel much better. The identity of the Premier League players notorious for buttering up referees is uncovered, Crouchy reveals whether he would “take contact” to win the World Cup for England and the lads find out which basic laws of the game they are blissfully misinterpreting. Meanwhile, the global search for a nice Karl with a ‘K’ continues with a number of promising leads.
Apr 24, 2019
That TV Episode
2981
Peter, Chris and Tom discuss everything on tele; box-sets, pundits and when analysis goes wrong. Crouchy also reveals what happened on his punditry debut in India, his love for Match of the Day and his deep distrust of anything robotic.
Apr 16, 2019
That Dreams Episode
2828
We asked for your dreams and boy did you respond! From travelling through space with Ron Vlaar to eating watermelon with Frank Lampard, Crouchy, Chris and Tom try to decipher all of our listeners’ weird and wonderful dreams. They’ll also discuss whether dreams play any role in manager’s tactics and why Peter’s got a qualification in Leisure and Tourism.
Apr 09, 2019
That Subs Episode
3048
Find out what really happens on a Premier League substitutes’ bench with Peter, Tom and Chris. We hear why getting benched is similar to getting dumped, the games that substitutes play while the match is going on and why being on the bench isn’t as glamorous as you might think. Crouchy also reveals why he’s become an ‘angry benchman’ in recent years.
Apr 03, 2019
That Overhead Kicks Episode
2794
Peter, Chris and Tom marvel at the greatest overhead kicks they’ve ever seen. Bale, Zlatan, Ronaldo and Trevor Sinclair all get a mention as Crouchy tries to explain how you do it, and what it feels like to score one on the biggest stage.
Mar 27, 2019
That Houses Episode
2842
Peter Crouch celebrates the start of Series Two by inviting Tom and Chris to his house, aka the Croucho Club. It has unusually big doors and sofas, and Tom and Chris feel very small. We hear extraordinary tales of a £50,000 garden slide, midnight games of volleyball lit by car headlights and why footballers are unable to buy curtains without third-party help, plus try to guess the identity of the Manchester City player who lived in teenage squalor in just one room of his six-bedroom mansion. The boys are then joined by Peter’s wife Abbey, who reveals what it’s really like to live with a millionaire footballer.
Mar 20, 2019
That Samrat Episode
3296
From Dev to Cut Throat Pete, Dion Dublin to Miss Chang – nothing is off limits on this special episode at the local curry house. Be prepared for the strangest night of the year.
Dec 19, 2018
That Cars Episode
2892
From the sublime to the ridiculous, Crouchy talks Hummers, a convertible Renault Megane and reveals how he became a ‘Master Driver’. There’s discussion about players who share lifts and the pranks played on team mates’ cars at the training ground. (This episode contains some strong language and adult humour)
Dec 05, 2018
That Kits Episode
3008
As a taller man it's fair to say Crouch has had his struggles with football kits. We'll discover what strips he loved as a youngster and what really goes on at a club kit launch. There's plenty of chat about shocking kits from past and present and how important squad numbers are to a modern professional. (This episode contains adult humour and some strong language).
Nov 28, 2018
That Goalies Episode
2950
The life of a goalkeeper is a strange one, so we've dedicated an episode to those who try and stop Crouch from scoring. He'll talk about how and why the art of goalkeeping has dramatically changed, the art of scoring one-on-ones and why all goalies fancy themselves as an outfield player. Everyone remembers David James, right? (This episode contains some strong language and adult humour).
Nov 21, 2018
That Confessions Episode
3028
Peter Crouch tells us what it’s like when you’re a footballer facing a stadium full of abusing fans plus, how one bad chant can affect a player. There’s stories about Michael Duberry and Graeme Souness and Crouchy tells us what’s it like when Old Trafford boos you in your first few appearances for England. (This episode contains adult humour and some strong language).
Nov 14, 2018
That Celebrations Episode
3145
There's more to footballers' celebrations that Peter Crouch's 'Robot' and this episode covers everything from supporters in the stand to those players who just don't know what to do after hitting the back of the net. If you've never heard the story of how 'The Robot' started you'd never guess, but Crouch details who was involved, where he came up with the idea and how it came to be on the Old Trafford pitch in 2006. (This episode contains adult humour and some strong language.)
Nov 07, 2018
That Fashion Episode
2937
Footballers tend to have a lot of spare time and a lot of cash, so why do they get it so wrong so often? Crouch talks everything from haircuts and strange endorsements to a suit fitting with David Beckham. We’ll re-live some of his own questionable fashion choices and learn all about those maverick team mates who love to push the boundaries. (This episode contains adult humour and some strong language).
Oct 31, 2018
That Tactics Episode
3148
From crazy formations to bizarre instructions from a manager, Peter Crouch takes us inside the baffling world of tactics. He tells Chris Stark and Tom Fordyce what Rafael Benitez, Tony Pulis and Harry Redknapp are like on the training ground and the scariest player Crouch has ever come up against.
Oct 10, 2018
That Team Bus Episode
2634
From breaking up riots in Africa to troublesome trips in Turkey, Peter Crouch tells us what it’s like for a footballer on a coach. He reveals how they’ve changed over the years and which managers run the tightest ships.
Oct 03, 2018
That Nights Out Episode
2803
Peter Crouch takes us behind the velvet rope and into the VIP booth as he reveals what it's really like to go out drinking with a professional footballer. There's tales of a young Crouch venturing on his first nights out and his best advice when it comes to sweet talking a doorman, dressed as a 'weird animal'.
Sep 25, 2018
That England Episode
2936
What happens on a night out with David Beckham, hours after making your England debut? Peter Crouch reveals all and tells us how Sven tried to sooth himself after games. Find out how his international career came to an end and why ‘Michelle from the FA’ plays such an important role.
Sep 19, 2018
That Transfers Episode
2913
Peter Crouch tells us what it’s like to be a player on the move on deadline day, arguments with chairmen and disagreements with managers. Plus, how players try and get one over on TV reporters and journalists.
Sep 19, 2018
That Dressing Rooms Episode
2634
What goes on in a dressing room full of millionaire footballers? Peter Crouch tells Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark tales of which team-mate to avoid following into the toilet and why the kitman is the most important man at a football club.
Sep 18, 2018
That Peter Crouch Preview
306
Peter Crouch - goalscorer, dancer, and now podcaster. The former England striker gives Chris Stark and Tom Fordyce an insight into how to be a footballer, with lessons in everything from dressing rooms, transfers, getting free stuff and where to sit on the team bus.
Sep 12, 2018