The Ridiculous Ashes Podcast

Dan Liebke, Alex Bowden

Dan Liebke and Alex Bowden examining historical Ashes series to find out which nation is the more ridiculous at cricket, England or Australia

All Episodes

Over to Edgbaston for the third Test of the 2009 Ridiculous Ashes. That's where Dan and Alex examine Graham Onions, crowd participation and interminable centuries.

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Nov 30

27 min 38 sec

Off to Lord's for the second Test of the 2009 Ridiculous Ashes. That's where Dan and Alex discuss disproportionate emotion, Keystone Cops tributes and Mitchell Johnson bowling to the left and bowling to the right.

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Nov 23

29 min 35 sec

The Ridiculous Ashes returns to cover the ridiculous historical digestif that is the 2009 Ashes. First up, we're off to Cardiff where Dan and Alex discuss era-defining Haustralians, throatward defensives and the match-saving heroics of Monty Panesar, James Anderson and Bilal Shafayat.

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Nov 16

37 min 49 sec

It's the fifth and final Test of the 2013/14 Ridiculous Ashes. This time around Alex and Dan are talking about a myriad of nonsense, including the very ridiculous sacking of Kevin Pietersen, the Bradman of win-loss ratios and... Glenn Maxwell?

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Jul 6

35 min 4 sec

Boxing Day at the MCG welcomes the fourth Ridiculous Ashes Test of 2013/14, in which Alex and Dan discuss moon-walking exploits, The Greg Ritchie Threshold, the audible despair of Michael Vaughan and much more.

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Jun 29

32 min 43 sec

Over to Perth for the third Test of the 2013/14 Ridiculous Ashes. Alex and Dan's coverage of this Test is mostly limited to an absurdity-rich period of about twenty minutes and includes discussion on conceding 28 runs in an over, meta-funk, the cruelty of Ryan Harris and much more

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Jun 22

30 min 57 sec

Off to Adelaide we head for the second Test of the 2013/14 Ridiculous Ashes. This episode features a sun-smart Stuart Broad adjusting sightscreens, Ben Stokes previewing some of his future greatest hits, Alex revealing his greatest fear and much, much more. Plus, we reveal the true function of Mitchell Johnson's moustache!

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Jun 15

33 min 59 sec

The Ridiculous Ashes podcast returns to cover the existentially ridiculous 2013/14 Ashes. First up, it's the Gabba Test, in which Dan and Alex discuss 27-year-old English medium pacers, needless arm-breaking threats, the absent parts of Michael Slater's brain and much more.

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Jun 8

37 min 22 sec

The sixth and final Test of the 1997 Ridiculous Ashes, in which Alex and Dan compare England favourably to peak Simpsons, discuss whether replicants should be allowed to play Test cricket and heroically resist the urge to make jokes about Shane Warne’s overnight groin injury.

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Feb 9

28 min 17 sec

Dan and Alex revisit the 5th Test of the 1997 Ashes to bring you tales of madcap team selection, pitch doctoring and one very elegant forward defensive. Plus: Shane Warne’s definitive off-field moment.

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Feb 2

21 min 28 sec

It’s the 4th Test of the 1997 Ridiculous Ashes and Dan and Alex are here to lay some truth upon you about pantomime cow hostility, Australian street hustles and awkward discussions with one Test wonders. Plus: how Curtly Ambrose could have been one of Test cricket’s greatest batters

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Jan 26

22 min 33 sec

Dan and Alex brave the hot Manchester sun to bring you ridiculousness from the 3rd Test of the 1997 Ashes. This episode features the art of the collapse, pointlessness from John Crawley, the filthiness of Michael Bevan’s bowling and plenty more.

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Jan 19

19 min 58 sec

Dan and Alex return to Lord’s for the 2nd Test of the 1997 Ridiculous Ashes. In between all the rain, they discuss the fair-mindedness of Ian Healy, a heroic lack of Alec Stewart action, some Waugh-Warne Hindsight Corner and much more.

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Jan 12

18 min 38 sec

In this premiere episode of The Ridiculous Ashes Podcast, Dan and Alex revisit the 1st Test of the 1997 Ashes. Surprise hundreds, Nasser Hussain having a go at himself, Jason Gillespie batting with a runner – it’s all in there.

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Jan 5

26 min 15 sec