Barry Glendenning is a sports journalist who holds the position of deputy sports editor on the guardian.co.uk website run by the UK newspaper The Guardian
He is perhaps best known for his work on the Guardian’s football podcast Football Weekly hosted by James Richardson. He also regularly contributes to the site’s satirical daily email service, The Fiver. He is often found at the helm of the Guardian Unlimited “minute by minute reports”, which feature live text coverage of Premier League and Champions League games and internationals and he co-hosts with Max Rushden on Talksport Radio.
Back in the day he wrote for Hot Press in Dublin covering the burgeoning alternative comedy scene and spent a while as a stand up comedian himself, moving to London to further his career but eventually opting to ditch stand up comedy to remain as a full time journalist.
I met up with him on a chilly Sunday morning near Waterloo Bridge just after he had come of air with Talksport Radio.