RNZ have a new interview series with past NZ Prime Ministers. Dan's checked it out, Dave hasn't. This is his story of their story.
The Labour Party announced something to do with immigration, and then it was all just shouting.
Unions flexing like they're on the pull; the aged care equal pay settlement, and the spinning of the Government's reluctant part in it, are sights to behold. And not even the backbone industry of our nation - fast food - is immune to industrial strife.
And the UK is having extra politics.
Lana Del Ray - Love
DJ Food - Mr Quicke Cuts The Cheese
Honeyblood - Babes Never Die
Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
This is part 2 of episode 12, which we spun off as it got quite long and also, while we don't go into much detail, hearing any discussion of chemical attacks on civilians isn't something that I've found very easy to deal with when the topic lurches into the fore in everyday conversations about current affairs. So I want to signpost this as much as possible here.
The world's response, the Trump admin's response and social media's response to the attack are each uniquely terrifying things. With no quick fix or clear moral path, what is to be made of us idle witnesses of atrocities?
Wagner - Die Walkure Act 1 Ochestervorspiel
Vaughn Williams - The Lark Ascending
All of a sudden, multiple stress points appear in the NZ government. Corruption charges, PR misfires and economic bullets fired squarely into our own ecological feet. Does the left hand know what the right wing is doing? Did Key take the only good EA with him? Bloody shambles, mate.
Also a snake does hard drugs, Sonny Bill Williamson becomes the altar for a nation's reckons, and could you withstand a vigorous deplaning?
This is part 1 of 2. In part 2 we talk a great deal about Syria, the recent chemical attach and the USA's strike in response. Because of the length and the fact some people may want to skip any conversation about such attacks we've split these episodes up.
Jesus Chris Superstar film OST: Overture
Mark Lanegan: St Louis Elegy
The Dandy Warhols: Hard On For Jesus
First in the news is Bill English's very own #pizzagate. Food is culture - just what does this circular monstrosity tell us about New Zealand's soul?
This week it's all about peninsulas. Korean tensions abound against an uncertain international stage. And Britain may not be in the Barksdale clan, but it will go to war over that rock.
Pile - Hairshirt
Massive Attack - Babel
The Feelers - Right Here Right Now
The Afghan Whigs - Demon in Profile