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James Parkinson

Host, Producer & Editor of By Association & The AO Show, Editor of Building A Unicorn & Producer of Moonshot
James Parkinson is a freelance producer in Melbourne, Australia. He has reported stories for NPR, developed and produced podcasts for Tennis Australia, and currently works with Lawson Media, producing both editorial and branded content. James is also the sole and host and producer of the award-winning By Association, a narrative podcast about soccer and the human connection behind the beautiful game.
Recent episodes featuring James Parkinson
🚀 NASA is going back to the Moon (Part 1) 🌙
50 years ago, NASA landed humans on the Moon, and that moment in history inspired generations. But in 1972, just a couple years later, the Apollo program ended and we haven't been back since. However, NASA is once again planning to take humans to the Moon and this time is going to build a permanent base there. This is part 1 of our series looking NASA's Artemis mission back to the Moon.If you love Moonshot then the best way to help us is to share this episode with a friend, or if you're able, consider supporting us financially on Patreon. All supporters get an ad-free feed, along with bonus episodes, and merch. Visit https://www.patreon.com/moonshot.
Pohnpei Gets Soccer Back, Fantasy Football Boredom, Crawling To The Finish
Only A Game
Pohnpei is an island in Micronesia with a population of less than 40,000. By 2009, its national soccer team — which had never won an international match — had effectively disbanded. This week on Only A Game, the story of soccer's return to Pohnpei. Also, why listening to people talk about fantasy football is the worst. And the story of the crawl that kept one woman's running dream alive. Join us!
The Telstar
By Association
In 1970, a football legend was born. Inspired by a NASA satellite and motivated by a global television audience, Adidas created an iconic match ball that would leave a lasting legacy.Support the show.
You Are The Ref
By Association
It's one of the most challenging and criticised jobs in football; what motivates someone to be a referee? We explore what it takes to be an official at the highest level, and how technology is changing the role of the ref.Support the show.
Pohnpei: Football's Ultimate Underdogs
By Association
Determined to fulfil a boyhood dream of playing international football, Paul Watson went searching for a minnow team that would provide an easy path to a national cap. But in discovering the remote Pacific island of Pohnpei, who's side was dubbed 'the worst in the world', Paul found himself on a new quest: to coach a national football team.Support the show.
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
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23 hours, 31 minutes