For this episode, as something of a preview to the upcoming publication of Paolo Sollier’s book Kicks, Spits, and Headers. The Autobiographical Reflections of an Accidental Footballer we have a conversation with Gabriel Kuhn about the relationship between radical politics and sports, particularly focusing on his book Soccer Vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics. Topics covered include the evolving role and visibility of politics in sports, a range of community run and politically oriented clubs, and speculations about which football club Deleuze supported (Liverpool, obviously).
Gabriel Kuhn is a former semi-professional soccer player from Austria who today lives in Sweden as an author, translator, and union organizer. He founded the DIY publishing outfit Alpine Anarchist Productions in the year 2000, has published numerous books with PM Press, and blogs at
Alpine Anarchist Productions: https://www.alpineanarchist.org
Gabriel Kuhn at PM Press: https://blog.pmpress.org/authors-artists-comrades/gabriel-kuhn/
Intro / outro music: “Paolo Sollier” by Rabat from “Resta Ribelle”
See more of Gabriel’s books HERE