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Bavarian Podcast Works Bonus: Interview with Raphael Honigstein

Jake sits down with the famed German football journalist to discuss the Bundesliga season so far.

Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Moenchengladbach For DFL Photo by Johannes Simon/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

As I’ve tried to make a career in soccer journalism, I’ve admired a number of people and what they do. Being a Bayern Munich fan in a different country, it’s kinda hard to stay in touch with the feelings of football fans far away.

For my money, no one captures these feelings better than my guest today: German football journalist Raphael Honigstein. Rafa writes for The Athletic and has previously worked for the Guardian, the BBC, BT Sport, Sky Sports, and ESPN. I’ve been following his writing for a while and have become a major fan of his work.

When he agreed to come on the podcast, I knew we couldn’t just half-ass this interview. We needed to go big. What we ended up doing was a massive undertaking that occurred at around 4:00am Eastern time.

Today, Jake sits down with one of his journalistic idols, Raphael Honigstein. Over his career, Honigstein has written for The Guardian, The Blizzard, and most recently, The Athletic. He has appeared on BT Sport, Sky Sports, ESPN, BBC Radio 5 Live, and more.
He is the author of Bring The Noise: The Jurgen Klopp Story as well as Das Reboot: How German Football Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World
Today, Jake and Rafa analyze the first half of the Bundesliga season, discussing which teams will make big moves in the upcoming Ruckründe, who is out of luck, and who will come out on top.
This in-depth look at the season as a whole so far looks at each team in the league - in what has been a topsy turvy season.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @BavarianFBWorks, follow Rafa @honigstein and follow Jake @jeffersonfenner, and be sure to visit for the latest German and Bayern soccer content.


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