Episode 474: Mootually Assured Destruction

October 5th, 2015  / Author: Dave


Serious and horrific goings on in the middle east theatre of war.  Is history repeating as Cold War players line up for a rematch?  The history of the nuclear deterrent and the horrid little mistakes which got us here.

The TPPA, at time of recording, has yet to be finalised.  What will it look like?  Are we all going to be paying $700 a pill while pouring milk out into the sink?

Episode 473: Glitterati

September 26th, 2015  / Author: Dave

Hey how’s it going?

Today, sex stories.  Wait; a funny one, at least.

Also, what’s up in music today, and the entertaining results of producing your own biopic.

Episode 472: Baconservatism

September 23rd, 2015  / Author: Dave


You know what this is about.

David Hameron gets a hammerin’ in the press.  You’ve read about. We’ve all read about it. You know what this is about.

Also; the shady shark-like forces hovering just below the surface of social media. Are they real? And local body politics gets even less engaging by tackling issues which don’t exist.

Episode 471: Dread Peak

September 15th, 2015  / Author: Dave


Hello!  It’s a bumper feature-length single episode as we are overdue.

Scout NZ launched, ha ha.  Corbyn won the leadership of the UK Labour Party – does second place win two leaderships of the UK Labour Party?  Ha ha.  The flag debate, process, or whatever you want to call it.  Klaxons sound as Tony Abbott is the one millionth sitting Australian prime minister to be rolled from office.  And the horrifying images of the horrifying reality of our horrifying world – the west’s refugee narative is thrown into schreeching discord with the suddenly obvious and unignorable needs of humans undergoing tradgety.

Episode 470: A Wizard Did It

September 3rd, 2015  / Author: Dave


Tattoos, getting chucked from bars and human rights! A wizard makes the apes go bananas! Burgers! Washing your car! It’s a mouthbreather comment bonanza episode.

Also the absolute capitulation on the government’s duty of care which is the confused, incomplete and failed health and safety legislation.

A note: This was recorded August 30th. Had it been recorded a few days later we would not have been so flippant about human rights issues at the top of this episode given the stories currently in the headlines.

Episode 469: Cor Blyney!

August 30th, 2015  / Author: Dave

Hey, how’s it going!?

Sorry if we were a bit late in getting this to you, it’s been a busy month.  By way of compromise you can check out Dave talking on Wellington Access Radio’s NZ Music show (link to 24mb MP3) about his group You Barbarians, and their new release.

In the news: the stockmarkets took everybody on a screaming roller coaster of headlines.  And Jeremy Corbyn is here so that other people can tell you it’s stupid to vote for what you want.  The anglosphere Left all moved to the centre over the past couple of decades – is the concentional wisdom that this is how you do things able to explain itself this time around?


Episode 468: Land of Milk and No Money

August 16th, 2015  / Author: Dave

Hi!  There’s a ton of new music out at the moment, not to mention the new ways to listen to music also.  Apple Music is here – is it dece?

This was recorded prior to the TPPA marches this weekend, but it was a topic at the forefront of our minds.  Is the PR mission being lost?  In related news; our dairy industry takes another lonely step towards the wall with prices hovering at or below the break-even point for NZ farmers, all while details emerge of the legnths to which our government will go to in order to help out a single sheep farm on the other side of the world.

Is it Key’s time to go anyway?  Your mates in the boardroom (might) reckon.  Over the pond Abbott finally kinda deals with Bishop, and the right wing stand up and fight for your right to a beer during the rugby world cup.

And hey, Dave’s band You Barbarians is releasing its debut EP this Friday the 21st.  Check it out, come have a drink upstairs at JJ Murphy’s on the 21st from 8pm and say “hey, Dave, congrats on taking two years to finish a five-song record. Can I purchase a copy please paying cash right here? My mother doesn’t let me purchase items off the internet with a credit card” and I will say “Thanks, sure, I’ve got download cards and also beautiful hand-foiled digipak CD versions available.  Which would you like?”.  Alternatively you can pre-order online, mate.  It’ll be a good time.

Episode 467: Ladies

August 13th, 2015  / Author: Dave

Hey how’s it going?

Today we delve deep into the national psyche via the mixed paradigms of opinions on journalism, the man drought, and the pervasive miscellenous suburban feeling that everything is just fine, shut up and go away.

Also! The breathalyser she couldn’t refuse! The Barenstæin Bæars freakout, and Dave’s band has its freaken debut EP coming out NEXT WEEK.

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