Join cricket nerds Simon Day, Alex Braae, and a squad of sloggers, change bowlers and outfielders for The Offspin, our brand new podcast for the Cricket World Cup. With the Blackcaps playing all their games at wildly inconvenient overnight times, Simon and Alex will be swapping sleep for cricket, then rolling into the studio to drink Coffee Supreme and offer expert analysis of the World Cup. New episodes will appear after each Black Caps match.
Produced by Tina Tiller.
Theme music by Sam Scott.
19 December 2019
The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2019
Join various hosts of The Spinoff podcasts Gone by Lunchtime, On The Rag, The Real Pod, Paper Cuts, The Offspin, and Dietary Requirements as we look back at the car crash that was 2019.
In this special end of year podcast hosted by …
26 August 2019
The Offspin podcast: Jimmy Neesham on life, loss and that runout
The Offspin Podcast is back by semi-popular demand for a bonus episode, with Black Caps Cricket World Cup hero Jimmy Neesham.
For those still suffering from the lead-weight despair of seeing the Black Caps losing the World Cup final in the cl…
14 July 2019
The Offspin: the greatest game of cricket of all time
The Offspin podcast tries to make sense of the greatest cricket game of all time, at the same time as not seeing the Black Caps win it.
Perhaps our guest Sam Flynn Scott has the right approach to this one – immediately upon arrival at the studio he dec…
12 July 2019
The Offspin: World Cup final preview with Sonia Gray
On the latest episode of The Offspin, the team are joined by actor, Lotto host, and hugely passionate cricket fan Sonia Gray as we dare to believe of a Black Caps World Cup victory.
It’s still hard to fathom, but we’re in the final again. And…
10 July 2019
The Offspin: Savour it, because we’re going to Lord’s
In today’s episode of The Offspin podcast, Simon Day and Alex Braae go absolutely berserk over the semi-final win that put the Black Caps into the Cricket World Cup final.
9 July 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 to mix sport and politics.
4 July 2019
The Offspin – Back to the 90s with Dion Nash (and back to the semis (probably))
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.
Once upon a time, the stereotype of New Zealand cricket was of fre…
30 June 2019
The Offspin: The unbearable bleakness of an all-night loss to the hate Australians
For the latest episode of The Offspin podcast, we’re joined by writer, musician and cricket tragic Samuel Flynn Scott, to process the utterly insipid Black Caps loss against Australia.
Well, that was rubbish. The Black Caps have utterly …
27 June 2019
The Offspin: 1992 deja vu
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 potential in 2019.
The parallels are becoming harder and harder to ignore. A round-…
26 June 2019
The Offspin: A walk on hallowed turf with Grant Elliott
In this bonus episode of The Offspin podcast, Simon Day takes a walk around Eden Park with one of the most unlikely legends of New Zealand sporting history.
24 June 2019
The Offspin – 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 they’re cricket fanatic credentials.
To coincide w…
23 June 2019
The Offspin podcast: How cruel is cricket?
In episode nine of The Offspin, we’re joined by Black Caps test spinner Mark Craig to explore the crueller side of cricket in the wake of the Black Caps victory over the West Indies in both thrilling and devastating circumstances.
There are few th…
20 June 2019
The Offspin – Can you even call South Africa’s loss a choke?
In episode eight of The Offspin, we break down the best game of the tournament so far and talk about the shattered dreams of South African cricket with writer and journalist James Borrowdale.
14 June 2019
The Offspin – bad weather and coaching dads
In episode seven of The Offspin, with the weather continuing to be very bad in England, and not a lot of cricket being played, we took the opportunity to reminisce on our personal journeys in the sport. And spend some quality time hating Australian cri…
12 June 2019
The Offspin– Rain delay with Suzie Bates
With much of the Cricket World Cup rained off this week, White Ferns superstar Suzie Bates joins The Offspin to discuss the growth of the women’s game, pay equity, and provide her expert tips for the Black Caps on English playing conditions. And t…
9 June 2019
The Offspin podcast: The romantic Afghanistan cricket story faces up to reality
In the fifth episode of The Offspin, we’re joined by Basir Safi and Ismail Wardak, two Kiwi-Afghan cricket lovers who talk about learning the game in refugee camps, the incredible story of Afghanistan’s ascent and the high e…
7 June 2019
The Offspin – Mohammad Isam on life after Christchurch and the Bangladesh bond with New Zealand
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.
6 June 2019
The Offspin – Mitchell McClenaghan visits the studio to discuss the Black Caps victory over Bangladesh and Simon’s figure.
In the third episode of The Offspin globetrotting freelance cricketer and muscleman Mitchell McClenaghan joins the podcast to discuss winning the IPL, the changing patterns of cricketing analytics and a nervy Black Caps win over Bangladesh…
1 June 2019
The Offspin – The Blacks Cap crush Sri Lanka, and we rate their new uniform.
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 and earrings in 1999. The Offsp…
30 May 2019
The Offspin – Can the Blackcaps win? (Maybe, but probably not).
In the first episode of The Offspin, The Spinoff’s new Cricket World Cup podcast, hosts Alex Braae and Simon Day are joined by Jogi Bhatt to examine the Blackcaps chances of glory. They also investigate the psychological differences between Indian…