Andy Dawson (podcaster)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Andy Dawson is a British freelance writer and podcaster.

Dawson has written for The Guardian[1] and The Daily Mirror.[2] He wrote the book Get in the Sea: An apoplectic guide to modern living.[3][4]

Dawson regularly appeared on TalkSport with Sam Delaney on the show The Warm Up.[5][6] Dawson has competed with Mark Lawrenson on the BBC Sport website football scores prediction game.[7]

Dawson is the co-host of Athletico Mince with comedian Bob Mortimer which takes an irreverent look at the world of football and beyond and which has also spawned multiple live shows and a book.[8][9][10][11][12]

Dawson has fronted the podcast Top Flight Time Machine, along with broadcaster and West Ham United F.C. fan Sam Delaney (born 1975).[13]

Dawson courted controversy in May 2020 when he tweeted that he wanted to “pay hard cash to chase the ****** down the street and boot him in the balls” in front of his children in reference to Conservative MP and government minister Michael Gove over the government's handling of the Dominic Cummings lockdown breach during the COVID-19 pandemic, which met a mixed response. Dawson received a Police Caution for Malicious Communication.[14] He subsequently deleted his Twitter account before reactivating it.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Dawson is from Sunderland in the North-East of England, and is a supporter of Sunderland A.F.C.[16][17][18]

Dawson has two children.


  1. ^ "Andy Dawson". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Andy Dawson – Mirror Online". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ "GET IN THE SEA! Online phenomenon publishes printed put-down bible – and reveals he's a Mackem". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  4. ^ "'This isn't mindless effing and blinding'". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Andy Dawson". talkSPORT. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  6. ^ "LISTEN: Funnyman Andy Dawson shares some (toned down) profanity on talkRADIO". Archived from the original on 31 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Lawro's Premier League predictions v Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson". BBC Sport. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Athletico Mince: Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson hit the back of the net". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  9. ^ Henderson, Paul. "Athletico Mince is the best podcast in the world (sort of)". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  10. ^ Correspondent, George Caulkin, Northern Sports (8 May 2017). "'Soon we were asking if Watford's boss could scale walls with a scarf'". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  11. ^ "How Bob Mortimer Kickstarted the Golden Age of British Comedy – VICE". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Podcast of the week: Athletico Mince's surreal, sideways look at the beautiful game". 28 March 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  13. ^ acast. "Top Flight Time Machine on acast". acast. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Athletico Mince podcast star cautioned by police over Michael Gove tweet". Daily Mirror. 30 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Fury as podcast host says he'd 'kick Michael Gove in front of his kids'". 28 May 2020.
  16. ^ Dawson, Andy. "Andy Dawson on how Labour created the disaster that was Sunderland's referendum vote, and now locals won't face up to the consequences". The New European. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Sunderland Man Wants Maradona to Replace Bruce | Sabotage Times". Archived from the original on 2 October 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  18. ^ Dawson, Andy (1 December 2011). "Sunderland Man Wants Maradona to Replace Bruce". Sabotage times. Archived from the original on 2 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.