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ON TOUR: The Kandy Pod

ENGLAND 2, SRI LANKA NIL. Yep. That's right folks! England win the series with a Test to spare! After our rip-roaring Galle Pod, The Shackles Are Off take you to yet another location to explore the goings on from a fan's perspective in Kandy. Hear from talkSPORT's Jon Norman, England and Surrey hero Gareth Batty, Dean Wilson of the Daily Mirror and Adge Walton (you know... the Blazer and MCC tie-guy!). From the bowels of the Pallekele Stadium, to the glorious surroundings of the...


ON TOUR: The Galle Pod

After England’s historic first ever Test win in Galle, we thought we’d treat you to what it’s all been about in this historic old town. From torrential rain, to losing a trumpet in the sea, to hearing from a three-time Ashes winning wicketkeeper, this pod has it all. Join Millard and Greggy as they get pestered on the beach, hear from some Barmy Army legends, and speak to Matty Prior. Head to the Barmy Army social media pages for more from Sri Lanka including the now flourishing Barmy...


Hunky Plunky - Liam Plunkett

HELLO! We are back.... for "series two" of The Shackles Are Off podcast Produced by England's Barmy Army. Greggy, Brooksy and Millard catch up (briefly), before introducing a red hot guest. You could argue he's 'hot' in more ways than one... (you'll understand as the podcast goes on). Liam Plunkett trumps Brooksy with his FOUR County Championship titles - and they've even lived together. Hear from 'Pudsey' about Ashes Tours, his impending move to Surrey, and THAT 'Fredalo' World Cup. For...


The Golden Boy - Joe Root

After he begged, pestered and hunted us down ever since we started the podcast, we finally caved in and let England Captain Joe Root achieve a long-term goal of his when he came to sit in the studio with the chaps for an hours natter. The Barmy Army fan favourite, speaks to Brooksy, Millard and Greggy about being skipper, all of his family hitting each other for six at Headingley, silly pranks in the England dressing room, and which England player craves being part of the Barmy Army during...


The Bulwell Bomber - Luke Fletcher

A larger than life character, who very much fits into the Barmy Army mould of being a 'people's player', Nottinghamshire's Luke Fletcher joins the chaps on the podcast this week. The Shackles Are Off present to you Episode 4, which includes The Bulwell Bomber's previous career working at Hooters, his aspirations of scoring a Championship ton (like our own Brooksy), and THAT delivery last summer which went viral after he decided to 'stick nut on'. For more follow @TheBarmyArmy on Twitter or...


The Architect - James Foster

With plenty of rain falling at Headingley on the opening week of the new County Championship season, Brooksy, Barmy Chris and Greggy found themselves in the company of former England wicketkeeper James Foster. In the words of Brooksy 'he WAS a big name'. The Shackles Are Off present to you the second consecutive episode featuring a wicketkeeper - and he delivers! Fozzy fills us in on Essex's rubbish function at Lord's after they won the Championship last year, playing for England so...


The Badger - Paul Nixon

After a lengthy delay for Yorkshire's pre-season (Chris and Greggy don't have an excuse) Episode 2 of The Shackles are off is here! This episode, a notorious sledger, a Cumbrian hero and all-round energetic so-and-so Paul Nixon joins the Barmy boys in the studio. Brooksy, Greggy and Barmy Chris chat to the Leicestershire and Kent legend about making his England debut at 36, being at the scene for the 'Fredalo' dressing-down and being carried off at Grace Road in a fairytale ending to...


The Yorkshire Snipper - Ryan Sidebottom

Hello! This is episode one for proper of 'The Shackles Are Off' by England's Barmy Army. On this episode we have our first guest of many - and what a guest to kick things off. Ryan (Sideshow Bob, Sexual Chocolate, Roger Daltry, Siddy) Sidebottom comes in to talk to Brooksy, Greggy and Millard about stealing steaks, Kevin Pietersen, snipping clothes, and getting a Test hat-trick! A wide variety of topics for the man with the best hair in the game of cricket. We hope you enjoy Siddy's...


A Barmy, A Ferret and a silly radio voice - Meet the Hosts

Welcome to the Shackles Are Off Podcast - produced by England's Barmy Army. If you want chat about seam positions and long barriers, this isn't the podcast for you. If you like hearing some of the best stories from big names in the game, this might just be for you..... Let's meet the hosts.... For more, follow @TheBarmyArmy on twitter.