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The Bugle Ashes Urncast is the new cricket show from The Bugle, hosted by Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward
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The Bugle Ashes Urncast is the new cricket show from The Bugle, hosted by Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward
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    A glorious draw for England! 

    A glorious draw for England! 

    Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward are joined by cricketer, broadcaster and writer Isabelle Westbury to go over England's glorious Fourth Test draw in Sydney to deny Australia a 5-0 whitewash. 
    Featuring: 
    England's Jonny Bairstow hitting a sensational century which he celebrated 'like an angry Henry VIII'.
    England captain Joe Root adding to his ongoing nut shot total of The Ashes. 
    The wonderful story of Australian batsman Usman Khawaja hitting two centuries in the twilight of his career. 
    How human males evolved to retract their junk like an aeroplane's landing wheels to avoid injury when sliding on the ground to evade dinosaurs. 
    And stats. Of course there are stats.

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    • 52 min
    A glorious draw for England! 

    A glorious draw for England! 

    Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward are joined by cricketer, broadcaster and writer Isabelle Westbury to go over England's glorious Fourth Test draw in Sydney to deny Australia a 5-0 whitewash. 

    Featuring: 
    England's Jonny Bairstow hitting a sensational century which he celebrated 'like an angry Henry VIII'.

    England captain Joe Root adding to his ongoing nut shot total of The Ashes. 

    The wonderful story of Australian batsman Usman Khawaja hitting two centuries in the twilight of his career. 

    How human males evolved to retract their junk like an aeroplane's landing wheels to avoid injury when sliding on the ground to evade dinosaurs.  

    And stats. Of course there are stats.

    Produced by Ped Hunter and Chris Skinner

    New Year, New England?

    New Year, New England?

    Join Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward for the post mortem of Australia's massacre of England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
    Featuring: 
    The shittest England innings in the long history of Ashes cricket - comparable to finding a dead fox in your garden. 
    Does Joe Root have the energy to lead England when he looks like he lacks the energy to rub out a scratchcard?
    Consider Andy's revolutionary idea for the future of international cricket, while he and Felicity solve all of England cricket's problems. 
    Hear an MCG-themed song exclusively written for the Urncast by Australian comedian Geraldine Quinn. https://www.geraldinequinn.com/
    Your questions are answered in a special Bugle Urncast Q&A section.
    And enjoy a bumper Stat Whack section, commemorating England's phenomenally bad showing in Melbourne.
    Starring Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward
    Produced by Ped Hunter and Chris Skinner

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    • 51 min
    Does Santa like a Sledge?

    Does Santa like a Sledge?

    Nish Kumar joins Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward to pore over a quite extraordinary Adelaide Test and look towards Boxing Day at the MCG. 
    Hear about Joe Root having possibly the worst cricketing day ever, bookended with two painful blows to the testicles. 
    Jos Buttler made a bid for one of the oddest Test appearances, complete with great catches, dropped catches, and standing on his own stumps. 
    Hear Andy and Felicity fire questions at Steve Smith and Joe Root in the post-match press conferences. 
    And how exactly do you pronounce Marnus Labuschagne?
    Starring Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward
    Produced by Ped Hunter and Chris Skinner

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    • 40 min
    Why England are actually going to win The Ashes

    Why England are actually going to win The Ashes

    Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward are joined by Dan Norcross from Test Match Special to pick over the bones of the Brisbane Test and look ahead to Adelaide. 
    Including:
    How England's hope lasted all of 0.51 secs as Rory Burns defied physics to make one of the worst batting mistakes ever seen, facing the very first ball of the Ashes. 
    Is Joe Root haunted by the ghost of Gubby Allen?
    How Travis Head harnessed the sexual confidence of his new tache to hit his impressive knock. 
    Why military helmets, gophers and electric shocks could revolutionise the decision-making technology of the sport. 
    Why catching is much like stacking a dishwasher. 
    And some hypothetical boner-inducing stats.
    Starring Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward
    Produced by Ped Hunter and Chris Skinner

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    • 47 min
    Series Preview, Second Innings

    Series Preview, Second Innings

    Andy and Felicity complete the 2nd innings of possibly the greatest Ashes preview of all time.
    Limber up for Brisbane and listen as Andy attempts to get an exclusive ouija board interview with the deceased Australian cricketer Warwick Armstrong, hear them discuss the Antipodean origins of Russell Crowe and pavlova, and they dig into the archives for classic first-ball-of-the-Brisbane-Test commentary. Elsewhere they even skirt into actual 2021-22 Ashes subjects such as key players and predictions.
    Starring Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward
    Produced by Ped Hunter and Chris Skinner

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

historydog ,

Very entertaining

Quite silly and very funny, top stats worth listening to by themselves; Geraldine Quinn’s song made me laugh…

Hughs1234 ,

Excellent even for non-Cricket fans

Do listen in.

Reasonably sane ,

They’re back

The absolute highlight of The Ashes

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