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Cricket, Et Cetera

The Australian,
46 episodes

The Australian's Gideon Haigh and Peter Lalor have spent countless hours in press boxes around the world talking about cricket, music, books and life. Now they're bringing those conversations to you in a weekly podcast covering the game they love. To hear full episodes as soon as they're available, and participate in exclusive question and answer sections, make sure to download The Australian's mobile app.

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One Reporter's Opinion

Peter and Gideon are joined by Sharda Ugra, doyenne of the Indian cricket media, for a discussion of pandemic politics in Indian cricket and among Indian cricketers. See for privacy information.

Language Is A Virus

Gideon and Peter with a special breaking news episode of the podcast discuss events as they unfold in India and wrestle with the rights and wrongs of playing cricket as tragedy unfolds on the streets outside. See for privacy information.

Closing Time

Cricket, Et Cetera will be taking Autumn and Winter (yes, seasons are verbs to this podcast), and will be returning later in the year. In this episode Peter and Gideon look at Steve Smith's return to the headlines, the ongoing success of the women's team and look back at India's tour.  See omnystu…

Hand Of God

Australians flocking to IPL as news breaks that even Tendulkar had the virus, plus Peter and Gideon catch-up with Todd Greenberg.  See for privacy information.

Introducing: The Breakdown

Australian rugby once had $40 million in the bank. Crowds over 100,000. TV audiences of 3 million. Today the Wallabies have sunk to their lowest world ranking ever. Off the field rugby is a "war zone" with a $20 million deficit last year alone. The Breakdown is a gripping podcast investigation fr…

Walkin' Back To Georgia

Peter and Gideon talk to Queensland Fire captain George Redmayne ahead of tomorrow's final of the Women's National Cricket League at Junction Oval against Victoria's women's team. See for privacy information.

Look, Know

Peter and Gideon talk to the unfairly talented Mike Atherton, great batsman turned great writer and great broadcaster, from the perspective of his twenty years' watching post twenty years' playing.  See for privacy information.
1h 1min

Wave Of Mutilation

It is 20 years since the famous 2001 Australia India series which ended a record 16 successive winning streak for the Australian side and signalled the beginning of a new era for Indian cricket. Hear Damien Fleming's fascinating account from the rooms and the field in this special episode with only…
1h 1min

Suburban Boy

Peter and Gideon talk to Aussie star David Warner, discuss events at ICC and in the actual world See for privacy information.

One Woman Army

On International Women's Day, Peter and Gideon talk to Christina Matthews, Australian cricket's senior most executive: the CEO of the Western Australian Cricket Association since 2011.   See for privacy information.
1h 11min

I Want To Be Straight

Peter and Gideon discuss how the straight ball became the killer in the Third Test in Ahmedabad, and talk coaching with the straightest man in Australian cricket, Simon Katich, who demonstrates remarkable patience as they try to make their gear work. See for privacy inform…
1h 2min


Inspired by the Psychedelic Furs song with this title, peter and Gideon talk to Ramachandra Guha, that country’s foremost public intellectual about his new book, the Border Gavaskar Trophy and cricket’s ugly politics. See for privacy information.
1h 21min

The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This

Pete and Gideon enjoy Test cricket from Chennai, reflect on no Test cricket for Australia, and chat to Greg Shipperd, Australia's most successful cricket coach. See for privacy information.
1h 2min

The World Was Wide Enough

Peter and Gideon talk to cricketer emeritus Shane Watson about his take on the modern game, his presidency of the Australian Cricketers' Association, his view of the Australian team, and his plans to shake up the cricket gear market with T20Stars. See omnyst…
1h 30min

Going Out West

Peter and Gideon are joined by Justin Langer in Perth to talk about cricket, coaching and life as he sits out yet another quarantine, Plus reviewing the Big Bash League finals and looking forward to the Sheffield Shield. See for privacy information.
1h 26min


Pete and Gideon talk to Dan Christian, Australian all-rounder and Wiradjuri man, about Cricket Australia's stance on the national day, and Dan reveals that he's a conservative at heart. See for privacy information.

History Eraser

To hear this full episode, and participate in the exclusive question and answer segment, make sure to download The Australian's mobile app. Peter and Gideon recuperate from an exhilarating and exhausting Border-Gavaskar Trophy, pay tribute to the departing Indians, and look at lessons that Austra…

Unknown Pleasures

Peter and Gideon watch an incredible last day at the Gabba climaxing in one of the great test series of modern times.  See for privacy information.

How Much Is Enough

Peter and Gideon watch Australia try to set India a target, and India try to stop them, as the Border-Gavaskar Trophy goes down to the final day.  Stay tuned for a grandstand finish at the Gabba. See for privacy information.

You Came Through

Peter and Gideon enjoy a stirring fightback by Indian's tail and a lot of hard yakka by Australia's bowlers.  Gideon discusses being less famous than his T-shirt, Peter reminisces of Gail Gash, and they both like The Chats. (listen out for the PJ Harvey reference too)     See…

Thoughts In A Booth

Peter and Gideon watch a truncated day at the Gabba, with just enough time for Nathan Lyon's 397th Test wicket, then wonder what to do when it rains and you're not actually there.  Stand in the shower? Also 'Thoughts in a Booth' - great Halo of Flies song, do yourself a favour etc. See omnystudi…

Help, I'm A Rock

Peter and Gideon watch Marnus Labuschagne stand tall in another Australian innings but others struggle to stay with him, as India's depleted attack make the hosts work for their runs at the Gabba.  Gideon also remembers Colin McDonald, a great gentleman of cricket. See for…

Gabba Gabba Hey

It's the Gabba Test - but not as we know it.  Peter and Gideon anticipate an exciting conclusion to the Border-Gavaskar Trophy played between a depleted Australia and an even-more-depleted India in a city very lucky to be hosting a Test at all. See for privacy information.

Microphone Fiend

To hear this full episode, and participate in the exclusive question and answer segment, make sure to download The Australian's mobile app. A bumper edition of Third Test takeaway from Peter and Gideon, including Tim Paine's mea culpa, the vexed question of stump mics, the challenge of crowd beha…

Couldn't Get Ahead

Peter and Gideon watch an enthralling final day in the Sydney Test, where every result remained possible going into the final session, and the rarity of a draw was the result.  Was it a 'win' for India?  Was it a blow to Tim Paine's reputation?  See for privacy information.

Big Mouth Strikes Again

Peter and Gideon share views on the Indians' complaints about crowd behaviour, on the coming of Cameron Green, on the going of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma, and size up prospects for a rare fifth day in the Third Test. See for privacy information.

Fast As You Can

Peter and Gideon enjoy a day for the fast bowlers at the SCG, with the ball and in the field, eavesdrop on the hot mics, keep track of the venue of the Fourth Test and also that brilliant fridge. See for privacy information.


Steve Smith is back - was he ever away?  Peter and Gideon revel in Smith's scintillating return to form, the bowling of Jadeja and Bumrah, the Wade brain fade, the celebrity colour of the SCG, and Harvey Norman's ever-improving fridge offer.   See for privacy information.

If You're Not Famous At Fourteen You're Finished

Peter and Gideon run their eye over Australia's new prodigy Will Pucovski, herald the return of Steve Smith, wonder aloud about Rishabh Pant, and worry about the Brisbane Test.  All this and 20 minutes of nothing. Our inspiration for this evening's episode for anyone on twitter is: https://twit…

I Will Be There

Peter will but Gideon won't be at tomorrow's Sydney Test, which in this episode they preview from their respective offices, analysing Ravi Ashwin, welcoming Will Pucovski and pondering the SCG as a venue. They also talk New Zealand v Pakistan, as the World Test Championship enters it's final stretc…