Published Jun 04, 2018Horn-honking, flag-waving soccer fans are gearing up for the World Cup to start later this month, and amidst the excitement, a new podcast has been dedicated to the United States' flop in the same tournament 20 years ago — and surprisingly enough, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner wrote the theme song for the sports-themed show.
American Fiasco details the U.S. team's dismal showing at the 1998 World Cup in France — a particularly poignant moment given their inability to qualify for this year's tournament.
It's hosted by Roger Bennett, and you can find out more about it here via WNYC.
Listen to the first 'American Fiasco' episode below. Vernon and Dessner's theme song kicks in at the 2:45 mark.