Episode 439: Lemon and Lime

January 23rd, 2015  / Author: Dave
 

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Hi,

Finally, some New Zealand politics news resurfaces after the holiday drought (that Dim Post entry I mention is here).  Also; the fallout from the Paris Charlie Hebdo atrocity.  And in MBC land; marijuana liberalisation knows no bounds, and there’s a fridge mystery in Christchurch.

Rather than record two episodes this sitting we just ran through.  If you would like to split this into two episodes yourself there is a natural break right on the 1hr mark before we start the MBCs.  Let your preferences and your stamina be your guide.  Thank you.

Episode 438: Wastewater

January 11th, 2015  / Author: Dave
 

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Hi.  Bill Gates drinks some water which was recently poos.  Also; Bill Cosby, feminism, the economy, the world, life, everything.

Recorded January 7th prior to recent major international news events.

Episode 437: Cider House Brawls

January 7th, 2015  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey, happy new year.

In the long dark spiritual media holiday that is New Zealand in early January, we look at; improper horse transport, gas prices and the tragedy on our roads, scrumpy mania and war crime cows.

Episode 436: 2014 Music Year in Review with Riot Radio

December 23rd, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Kick back, relax, take your time – it’s our longest episode yet as Mike from Riot Radio joins us for our annual end-of-year tradition where we come together to praise, mock and pontificate on the music released in 2014.

Make sure you check the spotify playlist with all this and more!  That’s summer sorted for ya.

 

Episode 435: Serving Suggestion

December 16th, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey, Stephanie’s here!  Her stuff is at Boots Theory or OnTheLeftNZ.com.

Today we’re talking flippant topics: McDonalds fess up to the distance between the burger in the photo and the burger in the box they just hiffed ya – what does the community think?  Also Dan updates us vis a vis his mattress.

And in more serious matters: How is this Andrew Little guy going?  And how have we come to live in a New Zealand where poor mothers queue for food in the middle of the night?

Episode 434: In The Air Tonight

December 13th, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey, how are you?

Stephanie Rodgers of Boots Theory is back with us, talking her part in the new blogging venture On The Left, as well as the icky congruence of power, sleaze and media some say the latest Sunday Star Times columnist appointments smell like.

Also – state surveillance is still in the fray, with the Foreign Fighters bill passing into law via a Nat/Lab consensus.  And the report into CIA’s mid-2000s torture is out.  How do class and culture influence mankind’s most violent hours?

Mouthbreather comments takes a time machine to the gilded age.

Episode 433: Cash Back!

December 1st, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Money!  It’s all changing!  How will Facebook react to this news…?

And heartbreak from Ferguson, Missouri.  How do issues of race permeate justice, the economy, history, America, humankind?  What does Killer Mike mean by “the machine”?



Episode 432: Out of Con Texts

November 28th, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey!

John Key has a mare of a week, flicking in and out of lucidity.  Can a man really be asked to remember things?  An official report by the IGIS implicates his office in the politicisation of our security services, but he says it doesn’t.  When the only Nat to come out of the week with roses on is Collins, you know it’s been a rough guts slog.

Also Andrew Little hits all cylinders and sticks it to em.  And will (social)media get what they want from Cameron Slater?

Episode 431: Prickle Down Economics

November 23rd, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey,

A hedgehog is heroically rescued from a fast food disaster by Nelson’s finest.  (This episode recorded prior to my learning that McD’s could have prevented this all along).  How did the nation react?  Also; John Key rewrites history, again. And whatever else has been bloody going on of late.

Episode 430: Have A. Little Faith

November 20th, 2014  / Author: Dave
 

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Hi.

Andrew Little is the new Labour leader, pipping Grant Robertson by 1%.  What does getting the hardest job in politics by the narrowest margin mean for the task ahead?  Many people have opinions.

Also, Auckland City council wants to ban fun and the only journalist who can stop them is on shards.  Moral decay in the 09.