By Association is a podcast about football and the human connection behind the beautiful game. 

Featuring interesting and insightful short stories about the world game, from personal narratives to club histories and everything in between. Episodes are released monthly. Hosted and produced by James Parkinson.

Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr & Medium.

By Association was voted Best Sports Podcast 2017 at the inaugural Australian Podcast Awards. 


James is the sole host and producer of By Association. He created the podcast in late 2015 as a way to combine two of his greatest passions: football and audio storytelling.

James is fascinated by football history, fan culture and the human connection behind the world's most popular sport. He lives in Melbourne, Australia where he follows the game both locally and abroad. Connect with James on Twitter