95. Finding Meaning, with Pete Handscomb

Does international T20 cricket actually need context, or should we just shut up and let the content wash over us like a meaningless Netflix series? Muhammad Irfan is 216 cm tall – how big can bowlers get from here? Shakib Al Hasan is banned from cricket for not reporting a crude match-fixing approach via Whatsapp, but Chinese telco Huawei hasn’t pulled his sponsorship deal. Pete Handscomb joins the cast to discuss “cancel culture” and what it’s like to have prominent former players dissect your technique out of the sides of their mouths. And #AskTGC delves into motherly alpha powerplays, while providing gentle assurance to a young father concerned over the cricketing future of his one-year old son. None of this possible without our good friends at Budgy Smuggler. We’re performing live across Australia in 2019. Our dates: Brisbane – Princess Theatre, Thursday November 21, 7.30pm (with Jason Gillespie) Adelaide – Rhino Room, Saturday November 30, 12pm (with Shaun Tait) Melbourne – Corner Hotel, Friday December 27, 7.30pm (with John Hastings) Melbourne – Corner Hotel, Saturday December 28, 7.30pm (with John Hastings) Sydney – Comedy Store, Friday January 3, 7.30pm (Guest TBC) Sydney – Comedy Store, Saturday January 4, 7.30pm (Guest TBC) Tickets at https://gradecricketer.club/upcoming-events *** We do events, too. If you have sporting entertainment needs and prefer material sourced after 1975, please talk to us. We’ve performed across Australia and the UK, and love telling stories from clubland, or interviewing those who tell them even better. Contact albert.machala@century.com.aufor more details. *** We have merch, namely Stubby Holders, and Smugglers. Head to https://gradecricketer.club/shopfor the specifics *** Big thanks to Jarryd Biviano @thefifthcreative and Julia Dowe for our podcast art, Toby Shain for the voiceovers + fake ad production, and Adrian Leung for our intro tune. *** Email the show at gradecricketer@gmail.com *** We’re able to do all of this thanks to the fit, intelligent, enterprising people at Budgy Smuggler. It either is, or is nearly, summer somewhere in the world. For the entirety of your colourful swimwear needs, head to budgysmuggler.com.au

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