The show: Above Tatra bolts of lightning, thunderstorm pounds wildly.

As the 2010 World Cup kicks off next Saturday this could be the last, lucid, cohesive show for a month.

The All Whites play their first match of the tournament against Slovakia. Working on the purely logical basis that a national anthem can act as the twelfth man it seems that Slovakia could run out 2-1 winners. How’s this for staunch lyrics ???

Above Tatra bolts of lightning, thunderstorm pounds wildly.
Let’s stop them brothers, they will be lost, Slovaks will rise alive.
Our Slovakia was in deep sleep until now.
But thunder’s lightning is shaking it to it’s revival.
Slovak national anthem

Though it’s not as hardcore as the Serbian national anthem which mentions Ak-47s, armoured personnel carriers, ultras, and knitting.

Maybe it’s time to drop the nationalism and go for something a bit more lateral? We nominate “Kicker Conspiracy” by The Fall to be played at all international matches.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

Download 12pm – 1pm here (m4a / aac file)

1pm – 2pm

Download 1pm – 2pm here (m4a / aac file)

Alternatively, this is the raw, unpasteurized version of the show in mp3 format. No chapters, pictures or links. Slightly less quality. Otherwise the audio content is the same as the two files above. The choice is yours…..

Download 12pm – 2pm here (mp3 file)

The show: One shot for glory

Thank goodness for the podcast – we can edit out all the cock ups from today’s show. Our minds wandering because there was no coffee at the station and we had one eye on this evening’s New Zealand vs Bahrain game in Wellington (we’re flying up after the show and will have a few brandies at The Matterhorn for you).

Here’s The Unauthorised History of New Zealand episode featuring the All Whites 1982 World Cup run. Keep an eye out for Osama Bin Laden playing left back for Saudi Arabia and the subtle 9-11 omens.

Today’s playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

Download 12pm – 1pm here (mp3 format)

No m4a format this week.

We ran out of time because of the One Shot For Glory.

1pm – 2pm

Download 1pm – 2pm here (mp3 format)

No m4a format this week.

We ran out of time because of the One Shot For Glory.

2pm – 3pm

Download 2pm – 3pm here (mp3 format)

No m4a format this week.

We ran out of time because of the One Shot For Glory.

Alternatively, this is the raw, unpasteurized version of the show in mp3 format. No edits. Otherwise the audio content is the same as the three mp3 files above. The choice is yours…..

Download 12pm – 3pm here (mp3 format).