8 July 2021
Voice memo special: What the WTC win meant to us
Two weeks after Kane Williamson raised the World Test Championship mace, The Offspin reconvenes to reflect on the toll consecutive all-nighters took, how it feels to be cricket world champs and listen to the voice memos sent in over the last fortnight.
24 June 2021
World Test Championship: Day 6 🏆
What a game of test cricket.
21 June 2021
World Test Championship: Day 3
Between them, The Offspin managed to watch almost every ball of what was an excellent day of test cricket for the Blackcaps.
20 June 2021
World Test Championship: Day 2
On a leisurely Sunday morning episode of The Offspin, Alex Braae is joined by producer and guitarist Jonathan Pearce to break down an enthralling first proper day of test cricket. The pair discuss dreary old Southampton, the Indian batsmen putting the Black Caps bowlers under serious pressure, the texture of the radio commentary, and playing […]
19 June 2021
World Test Championship: Day 1 (with Brendon McCullum)
With a rain delay in the UK, The Offspin is joined by former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.
18 June 2021
World Test Championship: Day 0
It’s the day before the night of the World Test Championship final, but depending on which weather forecast you read the chance of any play in Southampton tonight is either bad or very bad.
14 June 2021
Party like it’s 1999
After an historic series victory over England, The Offspin is joined by real life professional cricket broadcaster (and diehard Blackcaps fan) Sonia Gray to discuss balancing professionalism with fandom.
8 June 2021
First test performance reviews
With the first Blackcaps v England test in the books, Simon and Alex give themselves performance reviews for how their bodies and minds held up to the demands of overnight cricket watching.
2 June 2021
Life lessons from a cricket coach
Kit Perera is an Auckland cricket legend, and in his capacity as a coach at Suburbs New Lynn has helped players like Jimmy Neesham, Jeet Raval, Ajaz Patel and Martin Guptill fine-tune their techniques and mental approach to the game.
27 April 2021
Cricket diplomacy, stat chat and the IPL
In the latest episode of The Offspin, Simon and Alex discuss the IPL taking place amid the rampant Covid-19 outbreak in India.
19 March 2021
Bringing the Cricket World Cup back to NZ
The Spinoff’s resident cricket nerds Simon Day and Alex Braae are joined by Andrea Nelson, CEO of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup.
25 February 2021
World Test Championship here we come
With the Blackcaps headed for the final of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship at Lord’s in June, Simon Day and Alex Braae have successfully appealed to bring The Offspin out of retirement.
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 …