The Official Emirates FA Cup podcast launches across all major platforms

FA Cup icons discuss their memories of the famous old competition with Steve Sidwell and Tubes

Thursday 17 Feb 2022
Episode one sees Bobby Zamora and Jermaine Beckford sit down to talk all things FA Cup

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. 

By Tom Everett