Simon Tapp remains in the area as we plow through rich fields of content. What was the 2012 Doha Climate Change conference like? Don’t read the wiki – Simon was there. That’s not all he knows.
Also the new cabinet appointments have been announced. Who’s moved up, who’s moved down, that kind of a yacka.
This episode was recorded on the eve of the Scottish referendum, and as Fiji went to the polls in its first post-coup democratic election. Though separated by half the world, both nations are still coloured by a shared empire – a structure of abnormal authority which stretched the globe – which influences the decisions they make today. On the cultural side, remnants of this empire include golf and ska, which naturally we also address.
Obviously we’ve had somewhat of an election ourselves between the time this was recorded and released. Have a breather and we’ll be back later in the week.
Hi – this is our last episode before the election, so there’s some stuff.
Colin Craig’s PR PR disaster disaster. Winston on the warpath. And the much-hyped “Moment of Truth” event where… well. Intelligence and domestic spying; why this matters, and why it matters that we have probably been lied to.
Hey how’s it?
This was recorded prior to Greenwald’s interview, but even prior to that the election was heating up. Political journalists are ever more the subject as well as the medium of reporting from the front lines – how’s that going?
Also, booze, vice and morals on the hustings. How much more casked RTD raspberry vodka mix must be spilt in this horrible war?
And we conclude our MBC segment on jelly jollies from last episode.
Hi, sorry about the wait.
Voting is happening. You can vote. Also, medieval ranged weaponry, and part one of our MBC Investigation into jelly genitalia.
Importantly, Darren Watson was in court today, and YOU can help with his crusade by attending the Off Key fundraising concert this Sunday the 14th, 4pm at SFBH. Or if you can’t make it to the event but still want to put some coins in the purse of all that’s good and right with sticking up for artists to say stuff then do that here: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/2543
Hey! The thing about pre-recording episodes is…
Darren Watson was gonna join us but stuff happened, so instead we just talk about him. His song, and its music video, have been ordered off the air by the Electoral Commission. What the heck gives!? Naturally, people on Facebook have an opinion.
Other songs are bubbling to the surface, penned by people not entirely enamoured by the Prime Minister. What is acceptable in art, expression and restriction in an election period? Has a line been crossed? Will Dave sneak a link to the iTunes download of his song which he keeps mentioning into this blurb? All questions demanding answers.