Get the jam roly polys out of the oven, wind your window down and let all and sundry know that there is a brand new podcast to help you get through lockdown (the threequel, is it?). And it comes from former West Ham, Pompey and Spurs gaffer, the King of the Jungle himself, Mr ‘Arry Redknapp.
The Bow boy isn’t alone however - for what a guestlist he has lined up. Not just faces (or more appropriately voices) from his extensive family (both blood and otherwise) in football, he’s recruited some of his Soccer Aid chums as well. The Harry Redknapp Show is a brand new podcast series hosted by the man himself alongside his close friend Dodge Woodall for some candid conversations. After a difficult 2020, Harry and his guests hope to put a smile back on the faces of a nation with some incredible stories and hilarious tales when it kicks off on Tuesday 12th January.
To create the series Harry teamed up with Element Studios UK, and recorded the whole thing from a purpose built studio close to Harry's home in Bournemouth. Speaking about his podcast series Harry Redknapp said, "I'm delighted to team up with Element Studios U.K. for my first ever podcast. It's a real honour to chat to some amazing people from the world of sport and entertainment. Listeners will be in for a real treat and a right laugh with the line-up so make sure you tune in."
And laughs there are when the line-up includes comedians Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Davis, and Tom Gilligan. From the world of sport there are the likes of Eddie Hearn, Sam Allardyce, and Frankie Dettori, and to no surprise for anyone, son Jamie and nephew and current Chelsea manager Frank Lampard. Harry reveals what Frank was really like as a young player and, for the first time ever, tells the story of why Chelsea’s Champions League win against Bayern Munich was ‘the longest night’ of his life, while Frank gives the inside track on what happened during his famous penalty tussle with Paolo Di Canio and reveals what he and Rio Ferdinand used to get away with when they were Academy players at West Ham.
Jamie meanwhile reveals the story he and Harry concocted to get him released from Spurs as a kid, tells us all about Gazza and the ‘dentists chair’ in 1996, and what a young James Corden was like when they started out on A League Of Their Own. Harry explains what Jamie was like as a young footballer, how Kenny Dalglish’s resignation from Liverpool rocked them both on their heels and why it was so difficult managing a team against his son!
Perhaps best of all, the legendary singer and Celtic fan Sir Rod Stewart drops in via his own special episode in which he explains to Harry how his obsession with the Hoops began, reveals the lengths he would go to in order to watch his beloved team and, in a world exclusive, explains how he ended the long running feud with fellow dab hand on the mic and Watford fan Sir Elton John. The podcast market may be massive but Harry has propped up his own stall in style.
The Harry Redknapp Show is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Global Player and Amazon Prime from Tuesday 12th January 2021.