The Ashes got underway at The Gabba today and though it wasn’t the start that many England fans will have been hoping for, we’ve got something that we’re hoping can raise the spirits ahead of day 2.

You’ll likely be aware of The Shackles Are Off, the cricket podcast produced by the Barmy Army, but we wanted to introduce to you our Ashes Daily podcast, which is like none of the others out there.

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It’ll provide you with a real feel of what it’s like being part of the Barmy Army – both at home in the UK and out in Australia – and features insight from some very special guests, including some of the biggest personalities in world cricket.

The first episode is available right now on our website, through PodBean, or wherever else you get your podcasts.

On top of some reflections from day 1 at The Gabba, it includes a chat with 2009 Ashes winner Monty Panesar, highlights from the Barmy Army party in London and much, much more!

Click here to listen to the latest episode of the Ashes Daily podcast…