30 episodes

Welcome to the Shackles Are Off Podcast - produced by England's Barmy Army.

If you want chat about seam positions and long barriers, this isn't the podcast for you.

If you like hearing some of the best stories from big names in the game, this might just be for you.....


Jack Brooks, James Gregg and Chris Millard chew the fat with a new guest each week about changing room stories, new stories that you won't have heard before, and sometimes put a few rumours to bed.

The Shackles Are Off - Cricket Podcast produced by England's Barmy Army England's Barmy Army

    • Cricket
    • 4.9 • 63 Ratings

Welcome to the Shackles Are Off Podcast - produced by England's Barmy Army.

If you want chat about seam positions and long barriers, this isn't the podcast for you.

If you like hearing some of the best stories from big names in the game, this might just be for you.....


Jack Brooks, James Gregg and Chris Millard chew the fat with a new guest each week about changing room stories, new stories that you won't have heard before, and sometimes put a few rumours to bed.

    The Pope Pod

    The Pope Pod

    Ollie Pope is gonna be awesome... in fact, scrap that, he already is awesome. 22 years old at the time of recording, he's already scored a Test hundred and won a county championship... and shows no signs of stopping any time soon. Sat with his new pup, Greggy, Brooksy and Millard catch up with the Surrey batsman... and talk about everything from cricketing beginnings to what playing in the bubble was like... and discuss that ginger lid of his!
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    • 44 min
    CHANGED MAN - Ben Duckett

    CHANGED MAN - Ben Duckett

    Fresh out of the gym and enjoying a coffee at an Oxfordshire farmhouse eatery (!) we find Ben Duckett, the Notts batsman who's made his mark on the game in a huge way in 2020 after his heroics on T20 Finals Day. Still only 26, rewind back to 2016 and he was named the PCA and Cricket Writers' Club player of the year.... where he was rewarded with a call-up to the England Test side.
    Ben sits down and reflects back on his 4 Tests and 3 ODI's.... and tells us he's doing everything he can do to get himself back playing in front of the Barmy Army having graduated as a 'Colt' way back when. 
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    • 50 min
    PAPA NEW GUINEA'S FINEST - Geraint Jones

    PAPA NEW GUINEA'S FINEST - Geraint Jones

    Harmison.... Jones..... Bowden!!!!!!!
     
    Another hero from 2005, Geraint Jones joins the pod to discuss everything from 'going with the flow' in Test cricket to his new job as a schoolteacher and part-time fireman. 
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    OGGIE - Matthew Hoggard

    OGGIE - Matthew Hoggard

    Once full-time King of the Swingers, Matthew Hoggard has turned his hand to being a professional BBQ-er. Yeah, don't ask.
    Hoggy covers everything from Matthew Hayden turning from being a bit, er, rude, to being a nice bloke, to taking a hat-trick in the Caribbean and OBVIOUSLY '05, calling Tony Blair a 'knob' and so many other belting stories. 
    Meanwhile our resident county superstar Brooksy has been on form for Somerset as we record this (with bat and ball!), yet Hoggy brings him down a peg or two!
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    THE GAFFER - Alec Stewart

    THE GAFFER - Alec Stewart

    The stats speak for themselves, the plaudits speak for themselves, but not we can let the man himself speak for himself, as the great Alec Stewart joins the podcast and has a good hour long natter with Somerset seamer Jack Brooks, Barmy Army's Chris Millard and BBC Radio's James Gregg.
     
    Alec talks about everything from the boozy dressing rooms of the 80's to playing until he was in his 40's, along with the current crop of Surrey players breaking into the England side. 
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    THE CRAYON - Tim Bresnan

    THE CRAYON - Tim Bresnan

    After spending the best part of 17 years at his home county Yorkshire, Brezzy has decided to move to pastures new and up sticks to Warwickshire (this caused a bit of a problem for recording the pod, all is explained in the pod)!
    Two Ashes urns, a T20 World Cup and two County Championships in a glittering career, the lads hear all about it in this fairly random podcast. Remember you can watch the video chat on Barmy Meets on our YouTube channel, and get your questions in for future guests by dropping us a line to info@barmyarmy.com or message Brooksy, Millard or Greggy a line on social media. 

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

waraearly ,

Just discovered this !!

Great Podcast , fantastic guests.

Would love a Ben Stokes to come up in the future x

Barnsie10 ,

The Shackles are off “Jack & Jack”

I never write reviews but just listened to the podcast The Shackles are off with Jack Russell & Jack Brookes. Now two Jacks don't make a right but this was the best podcast I’ve heard. It was brilliant! I listen to a lot of podcasts, House of Rugby. Rugby Union Weekly, The Dodcast & Peter Crouch. All very good & good for a chuckle but this was the best, probably cause of my age!! Loved it well done to all concerned.

Tom Reynolds 11 ,

The Shackles are off

Easily the best podcast out there. Haven’t listened to the Luke fletcher podcast yet but I’m sure it will be as good as the rest.

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