The Champ and The Chump.

Trippant head of content Eoin Connolly talks to James McNicholas, the football writer, podcaster, actor, comedian and author. 

James discusses his memoir The Champ and The Chump, in which he examines his relationship with his grandfather, the late former world middleweight boxing champion Terry Downes. 

He explores the contrasts and parallels between their two very different lives, and pairs the image of a gregarious sporting icon with his own childhood memories of a family favourite, as part of a wider conversation about athlete profiles and the enduring power of boxing stories.

Then James also reflects on the different modes of storytelling he uses in his own career, both as a performer and journalist, and in his roles at The Athletic and the Arsenal fan media platform Arseblog. 

You can listen to the episode here.

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