Episode 466: Noodles

July 30th, 2015  / Author: Dave



The National Party had its conference this past weekend.  Just what’s still in the tank 7 years into government?

Fast food news: most everything in the world has changed and requires reevaluating.  Secrets, lies, noodles, rice.

Special report: do you love science, or do you love living science? Yes you.

And either sport or beer came next, can’t remember!

Change to our RSS feed

July 27th, 2015  / Author: Dave

Hi folks – some housekeeping:  The podcast feed has changed.  If you use iTunes this will have updated automatically, but if you use another podcast client please make sure the RSS feed you use is changed to http://theegonomist.libsyn.com/rss.

Let us know if you have any issues, char

Episode 465: Len’s Grinding

July 26th, 2015  / Author: Dave



Hi, how’s it going?

In less serious news; Len Brown parked an electric car for a minute over a unoperational cycle lane, and will pay the price.

In more serious news, serious issues are coming to light with the management of for-profit privately run Mt Eden prison.  The company in question, Serco, is no stranger to controversy and has a history of mismanagement in an industry where that carries a real human cost.

Episode 464: Chuffin and Puffin’

July 15th, 2015  / Author: Dave

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Hey, how’s it going!

In Fast Food News: new escalation in the breakfast wars with some chicken thing Dan likes coz of course he would.  Another oral history on smoking – this time the roll-your-own-revolution.

And in News News: how does the government persistently quote expert advice which is directly contradicted by those experts?  Easy!  We talk the Bill English biography and also the Greek debt crisis, as you do.

Episode 463: Hark The Herald’s Angels Sting

July 12th, 2015  / Author: Dave

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Hey, how’s it going!?

The Labour Party team up with the Herald for a race-baiting remix of a song you’ve heard before.  Also at the Herald, damage control protocols swing into action in response to response to Pebbles Hooper’s response to tragedy.

Episode 462: The Agony And The Ecstasy

June 30th, 2015  / Author: Dave

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Hey!  Giovanni Tiso is with us again for round two.  Check his writings at his blog or at Overland.  Check the

Doctors call for legal MDMA – how has drug liberalisation worked around the world?  What can be done in an internationalised drug market?  Greenpeace hit the roof!  Nick Smith is on a roll, becoming the embodiment of heartless government policies which kill, deprive and don’t actually exist.

And breath strips.

Thank you again, Gio – this was a lot of fun!

Episode 461: Mamma Media

June 27th, 2015  / Author: Dave

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Giovanni Tiso visits us to drop knowledge on power, race and class, post-dirty politics journalism and the worldwide state of the Left.  Italy is a flashpoint of diverse political movements and regional social forces set against the backdrop of the european economic union and the growing mediterranean refugee humanitarian crisis.  New Zealand has an opaque, cosy political reporting culture begging for reform, and no supercar factories.  What can we learn from one another?

Catch Giovanni at his blog Bat Bean Beam and as regular in the pages of Overland.

Also; has the weirdest egg ever been found?

Episode 460: Come Opine With Me

June 16th, 2015  / Author: Dave

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New programming is afoot at 7pm.  Is it the death of intellectual public culture as we know it?  Is that something we’re going to say about television?

Also; to pick a National MP scandal out of the air, McCully trades sheep for… what exactly?  Why does our culture rely on sheep sex jokes?

And the Labour party – is this Progress?  Here’s a couple of links to places which discussed this far better than we:

Progress Report

Dim Post

Episode 459: The Choice of a New Generation

June 12th, 2015  / Author: Dave

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Intergenerational warfare erupts as the case for Gen X/Y to have somewhere to live gets put to the people who own everything.  Nick Smith helps alleviate the situation by stealing land, and Robin Grieve has reckons about how we might all yet live.

Episode 458: Back Seat Meat

June 8th, 2015  / Author: Dave

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Meat is rotting, seals are invading, James Shaw won the Greens co-leadership and the Queen is not dead.  It’s all go here, mates.

In other, other news – Dan guested on equally amazing podcast the Year of Reading Massively.  Check out his episode here or the iTunes link is this link here.