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Cricket for everyone - your friendly guide to the world's weirdest sport. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins combine deep analysis with irreverence and political nous as they follow the game they love around the globe, and run in-depth interviews with a range of guests.

You can support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/thefinalword.

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Cricket for everyone - your friendly guide to the world's weirdest sport. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins combine deep analysis with irreverence and political nous as they follow the game they love around the globe, and run in-depth interviews with a range of guests.

You can support the show on Patreon, at patreon.com/thefinalword.

    The many sides of South Africa's political brawl

    The many sides of South Africa's political brawl

    Season 8, Ep 16: Amidst ongoing fighting that predates the virus crisis, South African cricket writer Telford Vice joins the show to explain the conflict in South African cricket. A long investigation into the suspended CEO will soon have a result while a carload of high-ranking staff have been sacked. The divisions are deep but as ever, it's complicated.

    Meanwhile Covid continues to confuse matters in Australia, and England's men prepare to take on the West Indies in the first Tests since lockdown, in which West Indies players will bring the Black Lives Matter discussion to the centre of the ground. 

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers are:  

    6.51 – Abhilash Singh 

    2.68 – Sarah Berman & Glenn Wilcox 

    2.75 – Mark Stein 

    2.86 – Alemelu 

    3.00 – David Jones  

    Guess away. Our answers are in the episode. 

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword     
     

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    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Network 
    Title track by Urthboy 

    Support the show: https://patreon.com/thefinalword

    • 1 hr 28 min
    ENCORE EDITION: The Final Word with David Warner

    ENCORE EDITION: The Final Word with David Warner

    In February 2018, we spoke to Dave in Durban a couple of days ahead of a Test series that would prove to be fateful in so many ways. This was an interesting and positive time in his cricketing life, before the world changed in the weeks that followed. In this weekend edition, we also take a look at Kim Garth’s decision to leave Ireland for Australia and get stuck into some excellent Nerd Pledges. 

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers are:  

    6.49 – Max Keleher. 

    2.65 – Terry.  

    3.55 – Dan from the Sportress and Dan Gerritsen.  

    3.62 – Stephen Baxter, Ethan Morgan, Aaron Roberts. 

    3.80 – Miranda.  

    Guess away. Our answers are in the episode. 

     

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword     

    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com  

    Check out CBUS Super at cbussuper.com.au 

    And why not buy  yourself  a new bat? Pay a visit to our friends at bearcricket.co.uk and start daydreaming of the next season - whenever that day comes. And remember, our listeners receive 10% off by popping in the code FINALWORD at checkout.  

    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Podcast Network 


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Final Word with William McInnes

    The Final Word with William McInnes

    Season 8, Ep 15: As promised, here it is – our chat with one of Australia’s favourite sons, William McInnes. You know him as an actor and a writer, but before that he was a cricket obsessive and remains one to this day. But our long and winding conversation went to more than simply why he cites Rick McCosker in the acknowledgement section of each book he writes - we also canvassed fatherhood, leadership, youth and grief. We hope you enjoy listening to this as much as we did recording it.  

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers are:  

    6.35 – Blake Corbett 

    3.99 – Harrison Payne 

    4.34 – Peder Roberts 

    Guess away. Our answers are in the episode. 

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword     

    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com  

    Check out CBUS Super at cbussuper.com.au 

    Get your Wisden Cricket Monthly discount here. The July edition of the mag is out this week. Collect the next six editions for six quid, which is about ten bucks.  

    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Network 
    Title track by Urthboy 

    Support the show: https://patreon.com/thefinalword

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Calling the Shots: The Disruptors

    Calling the Shots: The Disruptors

    This is Calling the Shots, a six-part documentary podcast with Adam Collins and Daniel Norcross telling the story of a century of cricket commentary. In previous episodes we’ve tracked cricket’s journey on TV and radio. They are stories that have been told before, albeit perhaps not quite in the same way. Today, we’re bringing you a story that has never been told about the disruptors; the men and women who wanted to live their lives in cricket and ended up doing exactly that.

    To help tell that tale, we have with us four guests.

    Geoff Lemon - poet, author and broadcaster 

    Jarrod Kimber - writer, talker and filmmaker. 

    Nigel Henderson - guerilla commentator.

    Andrew Miller - editor of ESPNcricinfo.

    Calling the Shots is produced in partnership with The Pinch Hitter, a fabulous new initiative from the same people who bring you The Nightwatchman. The digital mag comes out once a fortnight, chock-full of contributions from some of the best freelance writers in the world. It is being made on a pay-what-you-can-afford basis, with all financial contributions going back into commissioning more brilliant cricket writing. Subscribe at thenightwatchman.net.

    Thanks to Jay Mueller at Bad Producer Productions for making this show possible. Calling the Shots is another proud member of the Bad Producer family. For more of their shows, jump on badproducerproductions.com.

    And thank you to our partners. To subscribe to the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, visit www.wisdenalmanack.com/subscribe. The excellent 2020 edition is on sale now (including in audiobook!) at www.wisdenalmanack.com/2020.

    Why not buy a new bat? Visit our friends Bear Cricket and daydream of the next season, whenever it comes. Our listeners get 10% off with the code CALLINGTHESHOTS at checkout - BearCricket.co.uk

    To learn more about the Lord’s Taverners vital work in the community, visit www.lordstaverners.org.  

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    14: Exit Kevin Roberts, pursued by a bear

    14: Exit Kevin Roberts, pursued by a bear

    Season 8, Ep 14: That happened fast. At the start of the corona crisis, all looked rosy at Cricket Australia with the women winning the World Cup in front of a packed MCG and the men’s Test team getting back to the top of the world. But was this always destined to be the new CEO's fate given the baggage he brought to the role? And how did he misread the room so badly over the last couple of months? Chris Barrett, the senior news hound from the Sydney Morning Herald – who broke the news of the chief executive’s demise – joins The Final Word to work out what happened. On the same day, the great cricket archivist Robelinda2 was saved from an unjust copyright shutdown.

    Your Nerd Pledge numbers are:  

    11.07 – Gusey K  

    4.79 – Andrew Wilson  

    3.61 – Sean Barry & Damien McLean  

    2.70 – Christopher Weinberg & Matt Gaynor  

    3.93 – Kerry O’Brien  

    Guess away. Our answers are in the episode. 

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword     

    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com  

    Check out CBUS Super at cbussuper.com.au 

    Check out the latest copy of The Pinch Hitter here.  

    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Network 


    Title track by Urthboy 

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    13: The Final Word with Mark Nicholas - Part II

    13: The Final Word with Mark Nicholas - Part II

    Season 8, Ep 13:Geoff is back with Adam for a little bit of Nerd Pledge before hopping into the second part of the extensive Calling the Shots interview with Mark Nicholas. The discussion this time focuses on the era where Mark was the front man for Channel Four’s innovative coverage before becoming a permanent member of the Nine team. He also gives his impression of how commentary has evolved since the India’s massive television presence changed the game forever. 

    Your  Nerd Pledge numbers are:  

    2.27 – Jon Tucker. 

    5.13 – Liam Dalton.  

    2.11 – Simon McInerney & Patrick Rodgers. 

    2.32 – Ravine Chandrapala, Samuel Therkelsen & Sam Littlejohn. 

    3.36 – Jessica Currie & Dane Hansted. 

    Guess away. Our answers are in the episode. 

    Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword     

    Our friends at Future Talent can give you 15% off their brilliant sports cards with the code TheFinalWord at the purchase bar. You can also win $300 worth of cards for your club by visiting futuretalent.com.au/competition  

    Find previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com  

    Check out CBUS Super at cbussuper.com.au 

    Call in from around the world with SatPhoneShop.com  

    The Final Word is produced by Jay Mueller on the Bad Producer Podcast Network 

    Title track by Urthboy 

     

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    • 1 hr 32 min

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