David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt was born in London; lives in Bristol, England; and teaches in Los Angeles. He is the author of The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer and Futebol Nation: The Story of Brazil through Soccer.

Hang Up And Listen
July 11 2014 11:04 AMWorld Cup Dummy: The Myth of Jogo Bonito EditionHowler’s World Cup podcast on the semifinals, national soccer identities, and FIFA’s policy on head injuries.
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July 2 2014 12:28 PMWorld Cup Dummy: The Tim Howard Is Everywhere EditionHowler’s World Cup podcast on the United States’ loss to Belgium.
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June 24 2014 3:50 PMMexico’s Coach Miguel Herrera Is Pleasingly Rectangular
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June 13 2014 5:10 PMWorld Cup Dummy: No Doves Were Killed in the Making of This PodcastHowler’s World Cup podcast on the tourney opener, the scene in Brazil, and the U.S. national team.
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July 8 2014 5:27 PMWorld Cup Dummy: The Dutch, Masters of Gamesmanship EditionHowler’s World Cup podcast on diving, which U.S. players impressed European scouts, and a tough tournament for African teams.
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June 27 2014 3:24 PMChewing Over Luis Suárez’s Latest Bite
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June 17 2014 5:18 PMJohn Brooks’ Disbelief at Scoring a Game-Winning Goal Was a Beautiful World Cup Moment
The Spot
June 10 2014 11:24 AMHow the Brazilian Government Tried to Stamp Out the Country’s Soccer Protests



Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 22 2014 8:07 AM Why Haven’t the Philadelphia Eagles Ever Won a Super Bowl?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 8:08 AM Slate Voice: “Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?” Mike Vuolo shares the story of your honey.
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 7:47 AM Predicting the Future for the U.S. Government The strange but satisfying work of creating the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends report.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 22 2014 5:30 AM MAVEN Arrives at Mars
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.