Apple News Audio presents an unofficial World Cup show hosted by Brendan Hunt and Rebecca Lowe. Get amped for the games with the duo’s reactions, entertaining commentary, news, updates, and extraordinary excitement for the World Cup.
Brendan plays Coach Beard on Ted Lasso and you might also already be familiar with Rebecca from NBC Sports. In episodes, they “celebrate, mourn, laugh, and cry during the World Cup” and chat with special guests to revel in these pivotal sports moments.
Since November, the series has released semiweekly episodes with World Cup previews leading up to the major event. In the first episode, the duo shared how they met 8 years ago via Ted Lasso. They also unpacked their allegiances to the U.S. and England and discussed human rights violations happening in Qatar.
In the second World Cup preview episode, Brendan and Rebecca offered some predictions for the games. They identified potential breakout players, “dark horses,” underperformers, and predicted who might be the most enjoyable to watch. This episode also looked ahead and doled out predictions for the final game. Brendan and Rebecca examined Messi’s and Ronaldo’s possible last shots and shared behavior tips for attending World Cup parties with an emphasis on what not to do.
On November 21, Brendan and Rebecca shared their takes on Group B’s plays, USA-Wales and England-Iran. Brendan was not thrilled with the U.S.’s 1-1 game with Wales while Rebecca found plenty to applaud in the players’ action.
Rebecca could not get over England’s 6 goals vs. Iran and shared all about Jude Bellingham. In this episode, Rebecca and Brendan discussed the “One Love” armband debacle, Iran’s stand, Jack Grealish’s goal dedication, and shared thoughts on the unforgettable Peyton Manning–David Beckham commercial.
If you’re watching the World Cup and love soccer, you won’t want to miss new episodes of “After the Whistle with Brendan Hunt and Rebecca Lowe.”