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.

Episode 457: Campbell In The Wind

June 5th, 2015  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey!  How’s it going?  Thanks for coming to our party!  See you next year.

In the news: the news!  Campbell Live went off the air to emotional scenes.  What does the demise of all that’s holy at 7pm mean for the future of journalism?

Also; are you a car dealer who can’t find his XR6?  It’s always the last place you look.  The government passed a budget.  John Banks tunnels through shit to freedom, and Maurice Williamson attempts the same.

Episode 456: Who Watches the Smartwatches?

May 19th, 2015  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey, how’s it going?  PUMPED FOR OUR PARTY?  Saturday 23 May at the Irish Society – see Facies for deets.  Pick your own toons on our collaborative spotify playlist!

To business: Students & Technology! Kanye & the Kardashians! The UK Election! State housing! A Walkway!  It’s a works burger of garbage tonight.

Episode 455: Union Jack; Off!

May 16th, 2015  / Author: Dave
 

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Hey!  Should we change the flag?  Make up your damn mind!

Also, Wellington has had some weather.  And Wellington might have to decide whether or not to allow smoking on the waterfront.

How are we expected to make decisions when the stakes are so low?

Episode 454: Battle of the Burg

May 9th, 2015  / Author: Dave
 

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Old news now, but we’re running at a kind of deficit: A burger dude flipped out. Are there lessons to be learned from the infamous Ekim Burgers Facebook rant? Should you have to sit a license exam before dining out?  You must be this snide to ride?

Mentioned within this episode is this blog post on kids in public spaces: www.boganette.me/2015/04/25/i-love-children/

Also we discuss a news story on… swinging.

Also – COME TO OUR PARTY!  May 23 – deets on fb

Episode 453: The Never Spending Tory

May 5th, 2015  / Author: Dave
 

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Bill English is about to unveil his new budget, with all the flourish of a magician who’s realised he’s stuffed up the trick and hopes you’ve forgotten what your card was.  Meanwhile Key is still talked about as a hairpulling asshole – how has this new title affected his recent business overseas?

As always; come to our goddamned party: Details on Facebook