The Guardian’s cricket podcast – captained by cricket writer Emma John alongside The Spin team of Guardian sports journalists, cricket-loving comedians and the most interesting cricket fans we can find. Sharing the highs and lows from an epic summer of cricket including the World Cup, The Ashes, T20 Blast, and County Championship. Mixing the sheer pace of journalism with the back-of-the-hand variations of comedy and absurdity. Subscribe so you never miss one
Was this cricket's best summer ever? – The Spin Podcast
Emma John is joined by Harry Judd, Eleanor Oldroyd, Colin Salmon and Andy Zaltzman to review the incredible summer of cricket. The panel relive some of their favourite memories from the World Cup and the Ashes before pulling stumps and officially calling an end to an epic season.
In conversation with Vic Marks – The Spin Podcast Special
In this special episode of The Spin, Emma John travels to Taunton to sit down with the Guardian’s cricket correspondent Vic Marks and chat about his playing career with Somerset, touring with England, and 30 years in the press box
Will Essex (or rain) spoil Somerset's party? The Spin podcast hits Taunton
For the final round of the County Championship, Emma John is joined in Taunton by Dan Norcross and Vish Ehantharajah. Retiring Somerset legend Marcus Trescothick and cricket’s new cult hero Jack Leach stop by for a chat.
The Ashes after show party – The Spin podcast
Emma John presents a special show from The Oval to celebrate the end of the series. She’s joined by Daniel Norcross, Alison Mitchell, Barney Ronay, Geoff Lemon, Melinda Farrell, Jarrod Kimber and poet Zaffar Kunial. The Ashes series was drawn 2-2, but which team had the better summer?
David Gower on nicknames, Boycott and the final Ashes Test – The Spin podcast
Former England cricket captain David Gower joins Emma John prior to the final Ashes Test of the summer. Regular guests Andy Bull and Charlie Baker will also answer some of the big questions raised by England’s failure to impress in the longer format of the game, and whether Geoffrey Boycott should have been nominated for a knighthood
Steve Smith v England: Australia retain the Ashes - The Spin podcast
Emma John’s dreams of the perfect summer of cricket are over as Australia have retained the Ashes. Joining Emma on this episode Adam Collins, Vithushan Ehantarajah and Steen Raskopoulos are on hand to work out where it all went wrong for England, and look for some reasons to be cheerful for home fans. Plus Australian journalist Peter Lalor explains why a drink in a Manchester bar cost him over £50k
Good apart from jingle
The jingle is possibly the worst thing I've ever heard. That aside, glad this weekly email has become a podcast, hope this continues frequently outside of the ashes and even outside of cricket being played. Good stuff. Get rid of jingle.
Struggled to get past the ultra annoying jingle and when I did... it just got worse. Avoid.