Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins are The Final Word (finalwordcricket.com). It's cricket for everyone - your friendly guide to the world's strangest and loveliest game. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins combine deep analysis with irreverence and political nous as they follow the game they love around the globe and run in-depth interviews with a range of guests.
In 2019, Bad Producer began producing The Final Word. This led to increased downloads and subscribers, as well as a daily podcast during the 2019 Cricket World Cup. During the World Cup we released 50 episodes (46 daily and the regular weekly episode) and worked with Melbourne's RSN Sport 927 to simulcast the show as an early morning radio program. In 2020 we began publishing two episodes a week, and returned to the daily format during the Australia-India Test series.
In 2020, the Wisden Almanack - cricket's bible - recognised The Final Word as the best cricket podcast in the world.
In 2020, the Final Word partnered with CBUS Super for the entire year. Adam and Geoff find themselves bunkered down in London and Melbourne respectively, and with no cricket to watch because of the COVID19 pandemic, they are catching up with the biggest names in cricket from their homes around the world, including former England Captain Nasser Hussain.
Also in 2020, The Final Word participated in Calling the Shots, a new documentary podcast telling the story of a century of cricket commentary. In this fortnightly series released trough The Final Word podcast feed, Daniel Norcross and Adam Collins explore what makes a great broadcaster. They are joined by a host of commentators, including Ian Smith and Alison Mitchell, who have called some of the most celebrated moments in the game.
Since joining the Bad Producer Podcast Network, The Final Word:
* Reached #31 overall on the Australian Apple Podcasts charts
* Surpassed 1,650,000 downloads since January 2019
* Attracts 13,700 individual subscribers.