The award-winning podcast Second Captains celebrates its tenth birthday with a special live show for one-night only in the 3Olympia Theatre for Thursday 14th September 2023.
The Second Captains Podcast was launched in March 2013 by Ken Early, Simon Hick, Mark Horgan, Eoin McDevitt and Ciarán Murphy. Focusing mainly on sport but also touching on comedy, politics and popular culture, it quickly became the most-popular pod in Ireland, winning the iTunes podcast of the year in 2014. In 2015, the podcast was chosen as one of the top ten British and Irish podcasts of all-time as part of iTunes Essentials list and in 2016 it was selected as one of The Guardian’s 50 best podcasts.
In 2017, the podcast expanded its online shows and launched The Second Captains World Service, a podcast feed available only to members. The independent, member-led, commercial-free platform is now one of the biggest podcasts in the world on Patreon.
“Fast tracked to national-treasure status” - The Guardian
“Terrifyingly good” - The Slate
“Probably the world's best football podcast.” - VICE