The Offspin

The Spinoff's Cricket World Cup podcast.

Cricket World Cup 2019
Jul 15, 2019

The Offspin: Grasping at straws after the greatest ever cricket game

The Offspin podcast tries to make sense of the greatest cricket game of all time, and not seeing the Black Caps win it.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jul 13, 2019

The Offspin podcast: previewing our big night at Lord's, with Sonia Gray

We dare to believe in a Black Caps World Cup victory.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jul 11, 2019

The Offspin: Savour it, because we're going to Lord's

Simon Day and Alex Braae go absolutely berserk over the semi-final win that put the Black Caps into the Cricket World Cup final.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jul 10, 2019

The Offspin: Mixing sport and politics with Peter McGlashan

In the latest episode of The Offspin, cricketer, commentator, activist and aspiring local board rep Peter McGlashan joins the show.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jul 4, 2019

The Offspin podcast: Back to the 90s with Dion Nash

On this episode of The Offspin, legendary all-rounder Dion Nash joins the show after a Black Caps performance that felt like a throwback to New Zealand cricket's dark days of teal.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 30, 2019

The Offspin podcast: The unbearable bleakness of an all-night loss to the hated Australians

We're joined by writer, musician and cricket tragic Samuel Flynn Scott, to process the utterly insipid Black Caps loss against Australia. 

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 27, 2019

The Offspin Podcast: Deja Vu of ’92

We're joined by writer and broadcaster Ali Ikram, and his dad Hamid Ikram, to discuss their role in Pakistan's success at the 1992 Cricket World Cup and their team's potential in 2019.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 26, 2019

The Offspin podcast: A walk on hallowed turf with Grant Elliott

Simon Day takes a walk around Eden Park with one of the most unlikely legends of New Zealand sporting history.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 24, 2019

The Offspin Podcast: the MPs heading off to their own Cricket World Cup

In this bonus episode of The Offspin podcast, Labour's Kieran McAnulty and National's Chris Bishop join the show to talk about the Parliamentary World Cup, and attempt to prove their cricket fanatic credentials. 

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 23, 2019

The Offspin Podcast: On the cruelty of cricket, with guest Mark Craig

How good is cricket? Not very good if you're on the wrong side of it.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 20, 2019

The Offspin Podcast: Can you even call South Africa’s loss a choke?

In episode eight of The Offspin, we pour one out for the shattered dreams of the Rainbow Nation.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 14, 2019

The Offspin podcast: rainy days and father figures

In episode seven of The Offspin, with more bad weather in England and not a lot of cricket being played, we took the opportunity to reminisce on our personal journeys in the sport.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 13, 2019

The Offspin podcast: Suzie Bates on how to grow women’s cricket

White Ferns superstar Suzie Bates joins The Offspin to discuss the growth of the women's game, pay inequality, and provide her expert tips for the Black Caps on English playing conditions.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 9, 2019

The Offspin podcast: The romantic Afghanistan cricket story faces up to reality

In this episode The Offspin is joined by Basir Safi and Ismail Wardak, two passionate Kiwi-Afghani cricket lovers.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 8, 2019

The Offspin podcast: playing cricket after Christchurch

In a special edition of The Offspin, Mohammad Isam, ESPN Cricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent, spoke to the podcast about his experience of the Christchurch terror attack, and the effect had on him and the team.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 6, 2019

The Offspin podcast: At last, a real cricketer joins the show

The Black Caps are two from two at the top of the Cricket World Cup table.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 2, 2019

The Offspin podcast: a Black Caps win, plus the big question – is the uniform good?

In the second episode of The Offspin esteemed uniform ranker Calum Henderson joins the podcast to discuss the Black Caps comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka, uniform fashion trends and Simon Doull's glorious goatee from 1999.

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Cricket World Cup 2019
May 30, 2019

The Offspin podcast: Can the Black Caps win the World Cup? (Maybe, but probably not)

The first ball in the 2019 Cricket World Cup is about to be bowled and to celebrate we've launched a new podcast, The Offspin, where our resident cricket tragics (in the truest sense of the concept) fill the hole of not being in England with the sound of banter.  

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