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El Clásico Podcastico: a Barcelona and Real Madrid podcast
77 minutes | Jun 11, 2022
The 3rd Annual El Clasicos! Awards Show - Part 1
The stars are out and frothing at the mouth for the 3rd edition of the world-famous El Clasico awards. Which of your venerable hosts predicted their games right more often to start the season? Who will win "The Shooter McGavin" Award??? You must know, and you can only find out by listening to the latest episode of El Clasico Podcastico. We give our thoughts on the monumental transfers of Antonio Rudiger and Aurelian Tchouameni to Real Madrid, and the slightly-less-monumental Barcelona "signing", and where the Lewandowski situation is at (3:57), reveal how our game-by-game predictions fared all season, (21:22), see how our Bold Predictions at the start of the season fared (28:45), do the same for our over/unders for the La Liga season (40:35), and finally we dole out a few of the awards to the players and coaches, to wet your whistle for Part 2 (1:01:02).
73 minutes | May 31, 2022
UCL Final Review: Real Madrid Win 14th Champions League!
Join your humble hosts with jaws agape as they stare in awe at perhaps the greatest goalkeeping clinic ever put on, by a giant Belgian man, as Real down heavy favorites Liverpool. The boys delve into the strange scenes that led to a 36 minute delay of kickoff (08:36), before breaking down the game itself (12:58), including each successive, impossible save by the keeper that would not let his team lose, and how on earth Real conjured this season's performance after supposedly being past their best (53:34). Your hosts also wonder how Mo Salah must be feeling after a tireless performance, and wonder why a miserable-looking Sadio Mane had to attend Liverpool's already-planned victory parade.
106 minutes | May 28, 2022
Liverpool vs. Real Madrid: Champions League Final Mega-Preview
Grab a drink and join your favorite soccer hosts as we delve into the titanic, unlikely matchup that is soccer's Super Bowl. It's the Champions League Final, and we've got an episode chock full of all of the stats, analysis, and random speculation you love most, including who the old rust vs. rest argument favors (7:30), the epic history between of and between the two clubs (11:40), which players and matchups we're most excited about, all managed by the most huggable coaches (30:40), and what will actually happen in the game, with our ironclad predictions (1:01:30). Plus- we do a fantasy draft to top it all off! (1:20:30).
46 minutes | May 25, 2022
Kylian Mbappe: Dream Eater
Join Brooklyn's #1 soccer hosts (probably) for every ridiculous angle on the transfer travesty that embarrased everyone involved. Payton does a bit of a happy dance on Madrid's grave as Mbappe commits to three more years of Qatar's sportswashing project, but Mark wonders if in the long run Real will come out on top, given the history of massive contracts. Plus - Mark makes a guarantee on which star Los Blancos will end up with instead.
42 minutes | May 18, 2022
Is the Mbappe Saga Really Over? Plus Barcelona-Getafe and Madrid-Cadiz
The boys dig into the meaty transfer revelation that Mbappe has agreed to personal terms with Real Madrid, while also wondering what exactly that really means (4:35) and discuss if this move puts Real Madrid back on top of the football world, talent-wise (32:10), before diving in to talk about the hilarious & disturbing anti-football match that Barcelona vs. Getafe (7:53). Plus, Real Madrid's second unit gets outplayed by tiny Cadiz (13:50), and Mark previews the final La Liga matchday vs. Real Betis (22:34), and Payton predicts Barcelona's last game of the season against Villareal (28:05).
67 minutes | May 14, 2022
La Liga Happy Hour: Madrid Annihilate Levante, Barcelona Best Vigo + Transfer News
Grab your favorite cocktail and step into the El Clasico Lounge for another Happy Hour edition of El Clasico Podcastico. Mark and Payton take us through some big transfer news, including both confirmed moves and those that may happen soon, including Rudiger, Mbappe, De Jong, and more (4:16), before your hosts dig into some La Liga results, as Ousmane Dembele showed his value in running rampant over Celta Vigo (25:36), and Vini Jr. puts in a magisterial performance as Real bully Levante in a match that doomed the Valencia-based side to relegation (45:00).
55 minutes | May 9, 2022
Barcelona Clinch Champions League! Madrid Derby Gets ROWDY
As the La Liga season winds to an end, Mark and Payton stay glued to their seats, covering all of the weekend's action, transfer rumors, and more. First, Payton covers Barcelona's thrilling finale against Real Betis, including Ansu's return stunner (4:20). Next, Mark takes us through Real Madrid's mostly meaningless loss to pouting Atletico Madrid (29:59). Then Barcelona's game against Celta Vigo on 5/10 gets a deep preview from Payton as Barcelona look to the future and experiment with the youngsters (46:12). Finally, Mark and Payton discuss the Kylian Mbappe transfer news and rumors (51:18). It's all right here, on El Clasico Podcastico!
69 minutes | May 6, 2022
UCL Review: Real Madrid Stun City
The Karim rises to the top yet again in a preposterous, ridiculous, spectacular comeback in the dying moments against Manchester City that continues one of the greatest and strangest Champions League journeys of all time, started by one of Real's best young players, and finished by one of their oldest (1:46). Also, Barcelona get ready for their weekend clash at Real Betis (55:36), and Mark previews the Madrid derby at the Wanda (1:00:17).
54 minutes | May 3, 2022
CAMPEONES EDITION: Real Madrid's 35th La Liga Title! + Man City UCL Preview
Mark talks title as he reveals his 5 key storylines that led Real Madrid to the promised land, and an unlikely 35th title that not many saw coming (19:55). Plus, Payton reviews a big win for Barcelona over Mallorca, with an exciting cameo from one of the games' brightest young talents (3:18). And of course, we get hyped for next Euro Heist Movie: Carlo and the Kid, AKA Man City vs. Real Madrid in an incredibly exciting Semifinal second leg, for a shot at playing in soccer's Super Bowl (41:20).
62 minutes | Apr 30, 2022
UCL Semifinal Happy Hour: Benzema Saves Madrid's Bacon vs. City
Mark feels somewhat upset that Man City bullied Real Madrid by simply being much better at football than them in a close, incredibly exciting Champions League semifinal that once again somehow managed to exceed the hype. We detail every chance, half chance, and delicious bit of skill from a game that featured a team of the world's best footballers, plus a couple of guys from Real Madrid (6:17). Plus, Payton looks ahead to Ansu Fati's return against Mallorca this weekend (42:30), and Real Madrid need just a point against Espanyol to secure their 35th La Liga title (53:57).
55 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
Champions League Preview: Man City v. Real Madrid; Are Barcelona in Purgatory?
Payton tries to make sense of the most recent senseless loss for Barcelona, as they somehow contrive to fall to Rayo Vallecano yet again, this time at home (4:40), before Mark fantasizes about yet another big European night for his Real Madrid team as they travel to rainy Manchester (30:11), to take on Pep's mighty English champions. Its England vs. Spain, Guardiola vs. Ancelotti, and most importantly, Real Madrid vs. Man City, and we have all the angles to get you ready for the big game!
54 minutes | Apr 23, 2022
Real Madrid Nearly There, But Can They Win Mbappe? Barca Win v Real Sociedad, Is Xavi-Ball Back?
Real Madrid and Barcelona took care of business over the week in La Liga, and the boys are here for it. First, Payton breaks down the Barcelona victory at Real Sociedad on Thursday, and the hefty toll it took on Barca's defensive line (3:45). Then, Mark and Payton discuss the Mbappe transfer saga (22:13) and what the odds are he still transfers to Madrid. Next, Mark walks us through Madrid's turbulent victory away over Osasuna (34:42). To finish this week's action off, Payton previews Barcelona's game against 14th Rayo Vallecano (47:15). It's all right here, on El Clasico Podcastico!
96 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Madrid's Sevilla Surprise/Barca's Unbelievable Collapse
Payton, our resident Barca fan, explains how his team has so spectacularly ended its meaningful season games with surprising losses to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League (8:31), and then Cadiz in La Liga (1:07:40). Plus, Mark gives his thoughts on yet another incredible comeback for Real Madrid against the third best team in La Liga that may have clinched La Liga for Real (38:49). Plus - we give our predictions for the midweek games, with Real Madrid taking on Osasuna (1:27:40), and Barcelona needing a win against 5th place Sociedad (1:22:18).
67 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
Real Madrid's European Magic / Barca vs Frankfurt Europa League + La Liga Weekend Previews
Mark and Payton dive into one of the best Champions League games of all time, as Real Madrid add yet another incredible European night to their storied past, and we answer all the tough questions about what this dramatic comeback means for the prospective Spanish Champions. Do Real Madrid possess some intrinsic European magic? Should Benzema be the favorite to win the Ballon D'or this season?? We answer all that and break down an absolutely bonkers 2nd leg against Chelsea (6:40) Plus, don't miss the preview of Barcelona's all-important contest against Eintracht Frankfurt as Xavi tries to pull his revolutionary team to some major hardware this season (49:45). Also, the La Liga action-packed weekend gets a complete preview as Barca take on Cadiz, and Real Madrid try to recover in time for a tough away match against third-ranked Sevilla (1:00:20).
54 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
The Flying Dutchman Saves Barca, + Real-Madrid vs. Chelsea UCL Preview
Another exciting weekend of La Liga action warms Mark and Payton's little hearts as their teams both managed to win despite resting key players ahead of massive European midweek games, as Real Madrid took care of business against Getafe (6:14), and Barcelona needed all 90 minutes in a 5 goal thriller against Levante (16:05). Plus - Mark looks ahead to an incredibly tense 2nd leg as Real Madrid attempt to put away a resurgent Chelsea team and reach the Champions League Semifinals (40:14). Who will start? Who will win? Who will score? We have all the answers and more, on El Clasico Podcastico!
91 minutes | Apr 9, 2022
Benzema Breaks Chelsea/Barcelona Damp in Frankfurt
Mark walks us through yet another legend-building performance by Karim Benzema in Real Madrid's best win of the year over Chelsea in the Champions League (7:48). Then, Payton breaks down what went right, and everything that went very wrong in Barcelona's Europa League contest against the strong German side of Eintracht Frankfurt (54:00). Plus, it's onwards to this weekend's La Liga action! Payton previews Barcelona's matchup against relegation-likely Levante as the blaugrana travel to play in Valencia (1:11:22). And finally Mark makes his predictions for Madrid's game against feisty Getafe (1:20:20).
74 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Real Madrid-Chelsea Champions League Preview + Pedri's Wonder Goal, Le K's PKs
Join your favorite hosts for a lively review of some wild weekend La Liga action, as Mark wonders what Payton's Barcelona brain thinks about Real Madrid's legion of penalty decisions in a close contest against Celta Vigo (4:44). Plus, the boys are blown away by one of Barcelona's youngest players scoring one of their best, and most important goals of the season in a battle for second place against Sevilla, and is stunned at Xavi's results thus far (28:37). Also, we get foamy at the mouth for a frothy Champions League date with a certained sanctioned Chelsea Football Club, as Real Madrid look for to avenge last year's embarrassing semifinal loss to the same club (49:34). But there's more! Payton gives us his thoughts on Barcelona's last remaining hopes for a trophy this year, as they eye the Europa league silverware in a quarterfinal date with Eintracht Frankfurt (1:06:23).
45 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Can Barca Win La Liga? Barcelona-Sevilla, Real Madrid-Vigo Preview
Welcome back to El Clasico Podcastico! The boys return after the international break and discuss the latest news on transfers, contract negotiations, and most importantly, the return to La Liga action. After the main headlines of the week, Mark shivers at the prospect of another slip up for Real Madrid in a tough away matchup against Iago Aspas and Celta Vigo (18:20). Then Payton breaks down everything you need to know for Barcelona's gigantic clash against the current number 2 in La Liga, Sevilla (32:54). Can Barca leapfrog Sevilla for the second place spot in the table, and put a little more pressure on Los Blancos? Can Real Madrid extend their lead at the top? Find out right here, right NOW, on El Clasico Podcastico!
73 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
El Clásico Reactico! Barcelona DESTROY Real Madrid
This is it, folks! The last El Clasico matchup of the season has been played, and the boys are here to go over everything that went right for Barcelona, and everything that went very, very wrong for Real Madrid in this unbelievable result at the Bernabeu. Mark and Payton go over the lineups, the tactics, the mistakes, and all the blood and glory that took place in the podcast's titular matchup. This is the one we've been waiting for, and it was well worth the wait! What does it mean for La Liga? For both teams in general? Find out right here, on El Clasico Podcastico!!
99 minutes | Mar 19, 2022
El Clasico Preview Happy Hour! + Live Draft
Join your favorite football friends for a sloppy hour of talk about the most historic matchup in sports history - its el clasico! Xavi's men are coming in on an 11 game unbeaten run, while Ancelotti's Los Blancos are hungry to complete a record-breaking sixth straight win against their eternal rivals. Also - Payton reviews an important Europa League comeback against Galatasaray as Barca continue their quest for some silverware this year (8:29), before previewing the big game itself, including lineups, tactical battles to watch, and predictions (28:04) and Payton and Mark have the most fun they can remember as they complete the first ever El Clasico Draft. Who would you pick from the Real Madrid and Barcelona squads if you were starting a football club from scratch? Find out at (1:10:29).
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