‘HANDBALL STARS BEHIND THE MIC’
The EHF gets the handball stars behind the mic with the introduction of ‘The Spin – We talk handball’ in September 2023.
The new podcast series has become an instant hit with fans across the globe – no wonder, as the line-up of guests so far includes the likes of Nikola Karabatic, Barabara Arenhart, Alex Dujshebaev, Eduarda Amorim, Ludovic Fabregas, or Markéta Jeřábková.
EHF’s Media and Communications department is always eager to add new channels to their media mix. While podcasts have been part of that mix for several years now, a whole new series started around the throw-off of the EHF Champions League 2023/24 season in September.
Hosted by Spanish legend right wing Víctor Tomás, Danish beach handball great Martin Vilstrup, and German handball journalist Bengt Kunkel, ‘The Spin’ takes an in-depth look at Europe’s top flight each week with a range of invited players, coaches, and journalists. The launch of the podcast was greatly appreciated by the fans, who have been treated to hearing the news and views of their favourite sport from some of the very best players.
The show went big already in its very first episode, with guest Nikola Karabatic. Ahead of what will be his final season as a player, Karabatic gave the lowdown on his and Paris Saint-Germain Handball’s goals for the campaign, and how he feels about calling time on his remarkable career.
But Karabatic marked only just the beginning. In the next episode, the guys were joined behind the mic by Krim and Brazil goalkeeper Barbara Arenhart, who took the listeners on a journey through her nomadic, multinational career. Alex Dusjhebaev tuned in to talk about Industria Kielce and the Spanish national team. Czech ace Markéta Jeřábková dropped by to share the secrets behind Ikast Handbold's brilliant start to the EHF Champions League season. Ludovic Fabregas provided insight on Telekom Veszprém HC’s ambitions to finally lift the trophy this season. Andrea Lekic talked about passing the 1,000-goal mark in the EHF Champions League. And former player Jesper Nøddesbo joined an episode to talk about his big transition to Barça and to give insights on what his life looks like outside the sport.
Fans can listen to ‘The Spin’ through all known podcast platforms, and they actually watch the shows live on the Home of Handball YouTube channel.