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Mar 24, 2017

Hey!

This was recorded last weekend, before all the news happened.

Dave's finished the book, and there's a lot to unpack. The fog-of-war as applied to journalism, with Syria Opinions and Dave calling Michael Weiss "David" throughout. Also Max Key.

Dan answers some moral quandaries. The government - this or the next - must take a pro-choice position on abortion. We must all just stay engaged, man. And intergenerational warfare reigns for another week.

Bumper music:

Nolay - Gotta Love It

Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This

Aimee Mann - Patient Zero

Silversun Pickups - The Pit

Mar 12, 2017

Hi!

It's time for a quiz - let's find out how Tory Dave is.  Dan poses some ethical dilemmas. The new Labour Party leadership take a stand on pizza topping. And The Daniel Blakification of New Zealand's social services.  We break down more doors than that kid on the BBC. Plus, more from that book...

Links:

David Slack on the state of housing

Laura McQuillan on gender/generation stereotypes

Stephanie Rogers, Morgan Godfrey & Eric Crampton on RNZ re raising the super age

Drew Fairweather on This Week In Atrocity

Bumper music:

Mark Lanegan Band - Beehive

The Jam - Eton Rifles

Crystal Fairy - Crystal Fairy

Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy

Tom Waits - Lie to Me

And because I forgot to list last week's episode's bumper music, it was;

Anderson .Paak - Come Down

The Clean - Tally Ho

Shaggy - It Wasn't Me

Supergroove - Can't Get Enough

Mar 5, 2017

Good evening,

Regional New Zealand is struggling in real life but is literally a dream for Dan.

Jacinda Ardern played a bonus stage to gain experience and suddenly levelled up. Jane Clifton, who's name I utterly forgot during the episode, had this to say.

Bill English has had a bit of time to settle into the job of leading the nation, but apparently decided nah. 

But mostly; an ex-MP wrote a sexy novel about MPs. It is utterly amazing.

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