The Kitbliss Podcast

2020 episodes

Episode 32: The Most Average Football Kit of 2020

Published: 16 December 2020. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 53m.

For this year's festive episode, the Kitbliss team are shying away from the frankly shambolic quiz format of previous years and instead embarking on an altogether more valid project. Yes, this year, we're trying to find out what is The Most Average Football Kit of 2020...

Episode 31: Le Coq Sportif

Published: 19 November 2020. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 53m.

If there's one thing we've been meaning to do on The Kitbliss Podcast, it's focus on one kit manufacturer and assess their output throughout. Well, we've finally got round to doing just that as on this episode we look at the work of French sportswear supplier Le Coq Sportif.

Episode 30: Goalkeeper Kits

Published: 21 October 2020. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 53m.

Goalkeepers. They're a merry bunch of 'characters,' aren't they? Well you'd think so, judging by some of the brightly coloured kits they've worn down the years. But it wasn't always like that...

Episode 29: World Cup 1990

Published: 9 September 2020. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 2h 45m.

In this episode of The Kitbliss Podcast we're going back 30 years to that exciting time when FIFA's 14th world football cavalcade was unfolding before our very eyes. It was an interesting tournament, not least because of the kits we were seeing on our TV screens...

Episode 28 (Part 2): End of 2019-20 Kit News Update

Published: 6 August 2020. Special guests: John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com), Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 46m.

The second and concluding part of the latest podcast in which you find us wading hip-deep through the latest new kit releases. We start off with League Two in England and Wales but we soon take in Scotland, continental Europe and even Latin America on our conversational travels.

Episode 28 (Part 1): End of 2019-20 Kit News Update

Published: 6 August 2020. Special guests: John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com), Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 2h 00m.

The 'Part 1' bit of the title is important because our latest podcast was a mammoth recording of nearly four hours, so we decided to split this episode into two. And what caused us to talk for so long? Put simply, the welter of new kit releases for the 2020-21 season...

Episode 27: Liverpool FC Kit History

Published: 10 July 2020. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 2h 38m.

Later than planned, we bring you another edition of the podcast that asks: What exactly is a Buckminsterfullerene?

The longest ever episode of The Kitbliss Podcast to date finds Rich, Jay and Chris presenting a topical tribute to the 2019-20 Premier League champions, Liverpool FC - and specifically their best kits.

Episode 26: Football Shirt Logos

Published: 23 June 2020. Special guests: John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com), Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 2h 01m.

Logos. They're everywhere, aren't they? They're on buildings, cars, food packaging... why they're even on this website. Football shirts are no exception, of course, but that's because football kit manufacturers want you to buy lots of their lovely products. Yet would we still buy a great football shirt if it didn't have a logo on display?

Episode 25: Half-Way Decent Kits

Published: 13 May 2020. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 46m.

In this episode we look at those kits worn by teams leading the old First Division or Premier League at Christmas, but didn't complete their title challenge successively.

Extra Episode 4: The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts

Published: 20 April 2020. Special guests: John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com), Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 2h 16m.

As previewed in Kitbliss Podcast Extra 3, we turn our attention towards Rich Johnson's new book, The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts and discover what it takes to turn a shirt collection of 700 or more into 200 pages of superb content.

Extra Episode 3: True Colours - International Football Kits

Published: 6 April 2020. Special guests: John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com), Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 33m.

Books about football kit design are few and far between, and even when you find one the quality is somewhat variable. Thank heavens, then, for John Devlin - the sort of man you can rely on to deliver the goods whenever he chooses to publish a title on the subject.

Episode 24: Kits That Inspire

Published: 25 March 2020. Special guests: John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com), Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 53m.

Jay, John, Rich and Chris wonder just what it takes to make a football kit inspiring. Should it be traditional or modern? Should it look like the kit worn by Brazil or Argentina? And is it ever wise to change your team colours in a desperate attempt to change your luck?

Episode 23: J-League 2020

Published: 25 February 2020. Special guests: Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 1h 56m.

Japan: Land of sushi, judo, origami and The Rising Sun. It's also where you'll find J-League football and all the amazingly varied kits within it. On episode 23 of The Kitbliss Podcast, our job is to highlight the best of those kits, and to ponder why so many Japanese team names have an Italian influence. Coincidence?

Episode 22: Kit News Catch-Up

Published: 22 January 2020. Special guests: John Devlin (TrueColoursFootballKits.com), Rich Johnson (TheFootballAttic.com) and Jay (DesignFootball.com). Duration: 2h 17m.

Our first podcast of 2020 sees us diving headlong back into the world of football kit design with a lengthy recap of all that's been going on kit-wise since late last year...

Other episodes

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