Sara Keating: Second Captains podcast proves sports and literature can be on the same team

There are lessons from both worlds that any discipline can share, as the current Dublin Book Festival programme acknowledges

Kellie Harrington, the Olympic gold medal champion, featured on the Second Captains podcast interview as part of the Dublin Book Festival. Picture: James Crombie

Last week in Windmill Lane Studios, the team behind the popular Second Captains podcast hosted a special live edition of their show – a preview event for the Dublin Book Festival, which opens this week with an intense four-day programme. The event was an interview with Olympic medal-winning boxer Kellie Harrington and writer Roddy Doyle, who has ghostwritten Harrington’s just-released autobiography.

As an introduction, the team did what they did best: blending archival recordings from ...