Broadway to Brazil was created in 2017, when a group of football enthusiasts came together to explore a story of intrigue on their doorstep, brought together by Community Brain Director Robin Hutchinson. Among this group were Dominic Bliss and Jarek Zaba (pictured), series producers of the podcast.
As we learned more about the Corinthian-Casuals, we were quick to appreciate that their story stretched far beyond our local area and was of significance to the development of the game across the globe. The first series of Broadway to Brazil chronicled some of the biggest chapters in the club’s history, while simultaneously covering a remarkable promotion campaign that ultimately saw the Casuals promoted to their highest-ever league level.
Since then the podcast has been adapted into a book, and a second series – released in affiliation with the HWY61 network – dug deeper into some of the lesser known, but no less sensational, stories associated with the club.
Corinthian-Casuals today play in Tolworth, in the borough of Kingston upon Thames, southwest London, having moved there in 1988. Prior to this, the club – formed out of a merger between Corinthian FC and Casuals FC in 1939 – were nomadic throughout their history. Today they play at their highest-ever league level, the Isthmian Premier League (7th tier of English football), having secured promotion in the 2017/18 season.
With thanks to Brent Davies, Tony Banks, John Forrest, Stuart Tree, Andy Nunn, Robin Hutchinson and the Community Brain, as well as everyone at Corinthian-Casuals and HWY61 for their valuable contributions in bringing the podcast to life.