About the show

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

Hosted and produced by James Parkinson.


By Association was a Webby Award Nominee in 2018 and voted Best Sports Podcast at the 2017 & 2018 Australian Podcast Awards. 


The Host

James Parkinson 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

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Production: James Parkinson
Theme song: Hero’s Journey by Nic Buchanan
Artwork & Website: Andrew Weber
Illustration: Moonshine Madness