The Austin Anthem Podcast

The longest running soccer podcast in Central Texas.

The Austin FC Podcast. By Supporters, For Supporters

The Austin Anthem Podcast is the most informative and longest running podcast about Austin FC, hosted by members of Austin Anthem, the club’s supporters group. Each episode, your hosts discuss the latest Austin FC and MLS news as well as upcoming events in the Austin soccer community.

Have questions for our next podcast? Feedback? Email us at podcast@austinanthem.org.

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Cast and Crew

  • Matt Barbour

    Matt Barbour

    What he does on the show
    Co-Host
    A little about Matt Barbour
    Bio: Matt was born and raised in Dallas and graduated from Texas A&M University a shockingly long time ago. He formerly covered FC Dallas for MLSsoccer.com and ran communications for the San Antonio Scorpions (RIP). Soccer achievements include winning an over 30 D league championship and escorting Landon Donovan to the bathroom.
  • Conor Heffernan

    Conor Heffernan

    What he does on the show
    Co-Host
    A little about Conor Heffernan
    Conor Heffernan is a frequent co-host of the Austin Anthem Podcast. A native Texan and die-hard supporter of Austin FC and Chelsea, Conor spends most of his time studying Political Science at George Washington University and working and volunteering for political candidates. Like most political science majors, Conor has the ability to confidently discuss topics that he in fact has very little grasp of.
  • Joey Held

    Joey Held

    What he does on the show
    Contributing Host / Advisor
    A little about Joey Held
    Joey Held is a writer and podcaster who willingly demonstrates his lack of in-depth soccer knowledge and curiosity to learn more as a contributor to the Austin Anthem podcast. He also loves helping people share their stories, so keep an eye (and ear) out for additional interviews in the future. When not writing or podcasting, Joey loves to travel, rock out with his band Burning Years, and cuddle with his pups, Franxie and Merlin.
  • Vince Sellers

    Vince Sellers

    What he does on the show
    Music Supervisor / Composer
    A little about Vince Sellers
    Vince Sellers, a proud native Texan and Aggie that actually LOVES Austin, is the music coordinator for the podcast and is always on the lookout for new music to feature as we embrace the vibrant musical roots of the community. He also created the intro music for the pod, and produces "retro-fabulous" electronic music under the artist name Austin Apologue. Vince and his "furry children" are also fierce competitors in the local Pug dog costume contest scene.
  • Mark Turner

    Mark Turner

    What he does on the show
    Co-Host
    A little about Mark Turner
    Originally from England, life-long Nottingham Forest fan (though he never mentions it) Mark Turner is now a proud resident of Austin and ardent follower of the Verde, too. With experience in sports journalism, podcasting, radio, and match commentary, Mark is excited to be able to add his hopefully knowledgable and often irreverent perspective to the Austin Anthem podcast.
  • Josh Babetski

    Josh Babetski

    What he does on the show
    Creator / Executive Producer / Editor
    A little about Josh Babetski
    Liked the idea of putting random supporter perspectives together to see what would happen. Turns out, some very good chemistry and interesting shows. Josh is mostly behind the scenes supporting the real talent of this operation.