Lifting the Lid, the official Emirates FA Cup podcast, has today launched across all major platforms, with episode one of a six-part series featuring exclusive interviews and insights from some of the competition’s biggest icons available now.
The series, which is hosted by the former midfielder Steve Sidwell and TV presenter Tubes, features bespoke discussions with Peter Crouch, Ian Wright, Jermaine Pennant, Jonathan Walters, Stan Collymore, Bobby Zamora and Jermaine Beckford.
The episodes will be released each Thursday over the next six weeks and cover the players’ careers on and off the pitch, with a particular focus on memories of the Emirates FA Cup in its 150th anniversary season, and provide insights into areas such as mental health, the media and cult hero status.
The full episode schedule can be seen in detail below:
Episode One – Bobby Zamora and Jermaine Beckford: Cult Heroes – 17/02/2022
Episode Two – Jonathan Walters: Mental Health – 24/02/2022
Episode Three – Peter Crouch: Pressure – 03/03/2022
Episode Four – Jermaine Pennant: Reputation – 10/03/2022
Episode Five – Ian Wright: Grassroots to FA Cup Glory – 17/02/2022
Episode Six – Stan Collymore: Decisions – 24/03/2022
Lifting the Lid: The Official FA Cup Podcast is available here on all major platforms.