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The Urnbelievable Ashes Podcast

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Join Andy and Felicity as they obsess about people throwing and hitting a cricket ball around because whatever happens that’s way preferable than thinking about the actual world right now.

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INTRODUCING | The Bugle Ashes Urncast

December 21st, 2021

1:01

This 2021/2 Ashes series might be unbelieveable but it's not urnbelieveable.

However if you still want a podcast mix of comedy, cricket, Andy Zaltzman, Felicity Ward

and stats then do check out The Bugle Ashes Urncast …

S2 09 | England draw and Australia lose

September 18th, 2019

46:05

A bonus Ashes 2019 souvenir containing Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, silly press conferences, stats, pregnancy anger and the last No Paine No Gain.
Thanks to all who listened and until next time, may the cricket be with you.

S2 08 | Australia retain the Ashes

September 10th, 2019

46:05

Felicity returns to the studio to celebrate Australia's victory and deliver an emphatic No Paine No Gain.

Trying to consol himself, Andy points out …

S2 07 | In the Fourth Ashes Test it's Steve Smith v Ben Stokes

September 4th, 2019

43:55

In a late substitution Felicity retired ill from the podcast field, so her Marnus Labuschagne is Declan Fay.

However from her sick bed she still brings you No Paine No Gaine and Sick Burns!

Andy is also joined by UK …

S2 06 | We owe Steve Smith an apology

August 21st, 2019

42:12

Last episode Felicity offered various comedy ways to get Steve Smith out. One of them was to try and hurt him.

Jofra Archer clearly listens to the …

S2 05 | How England will get Steve Smith out

August 13th, 2019

46:50

The wonder of Steve Smith, Lord's Test preview, dodgy umpiring and Australian bush poetry references.

Andy and Felicity are back and together with Geoff Lemon they go through all of the above.

S2 04 | Cricket World Cup Final - HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!

July 16th, 2019

36:50

After an astonishing final and 15984 deliveries (Andy's seen that much cricket!) the World Cup is over. To help Felicity and Andy make sense of the most incredible end to a cricket game ever they are joined by New …

S2 03 | Cricket World Cup continued — losing for the good of the game

July 9th, 2019

41:10

Andy has been to 28 matches and has become a husk of a person. Felicity bravely reveals she isn’t feeling confident about the upcoming England vs Australia semi-final. Comedian and West Indies fan, Nathan Caton, is …

S2 02 | Cricket World Cup continued — it’s all up in the air

June 17th, 2019

35:54

Half way through the group stage of the 2019 World Cup, Andy and Felicity ask the hard questions to the biggest names in the game. They're joined by New Zealand comedian and positive sledging advocate, James Nokise, and …

S2 01 | Cricket World Cup - Afghanistan to beat Australia

May 22nd, 2019

45:00

Addressing crucial issues like the best World Cup kit, is David Warner now a nice guy and Chris Gayle's German Twenty20 career, Andy and Felicity return to preview the 2019 Cricket World Cup with comedian, Pakistan fan …

One great big crucial moment from October to February

January 9th, 2018

41:02

UK comedian Mark Steel, Australian writer Declan Fay and a very special guest join us to talk about England's 4-0 Ashes thrashing.

A concrete MCG means more test than cricket

January 2nd, 2018

34:45

Felicity and Andy return for 2018 and welcome ABC Grandstand legend Jim Maxwell ahead of the SCG Test.

BONUS — Boxing Day Test and leftovers

December 25th, 2017

8:00

Felicity and Andy are too full to provide a proper episode this week, so here's the surprisingly satisfying audio equivalent of a cold turkey and …

England give Australia The Ashes for Christmas

December 19th, 2017

33:07

Felicity attempts not to get too smug and frankly Andy would rather talk about anything else.

Do England have any chance at the WACA?

December 12th, 2017

37:14

No, obviously, but do listen to Andy, Felicity and Jarrod Kimber give you a longer and funnier response ahead of the third Ashes test in Perth.

The end of the Adelaide test and Steve Smith dressed like a turkey in an abattoir

December 5th, 2017

38:05

Felicity and Andy ignore the fact that the game is still going when they record and Jarrod Kimber reads out a letter devoted to Shaun Marsh.

Adelaide day night test and Geoff Marsh's double bat

November 29th, 2017

30:07

Felicity tries to cheer Andy up as the second test approaches, Ben Stokes is a REALLY bad surprise party organiser and Jarrod Kimber reveals more than we'd like about Geoff Marsh.

The Gabba Brisbane 'welcomes' England

November 22nd, 2017

37:34

The waiting is over! It’s finally here! The summer! The greatest cricket rivalry! The funniest podcast devoted to cricket in two countries!

Watch as English optimism melts away as fast as an ice cream in the Queensland …

INTRODUCING — The Urnbelievable Ashes Podcast

November 17th, 2017

8:24

Join Andy Zaltzman and Felicity Ward for the 2017/18 Ashes series as they obsess about people throwing and hitting a cricket ball around because whatever happens that's way preferable than thinking about the actual …

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