Stuff is kicking off in Kashmir; a grim reminder that there is more than one way to end this planet. A bitter history of colonialism, sectarianism and cynicism coming to a head sounds a bit like everywhere else in the world too, eh.
Back home; the first parliamentary step towards abortion law reform passes, and the issues at the heart of Ihumātao are at the heart of New Zealand itself.
Also we talk talking, eating, and ASMR.
Chance the Rapper feat. Death Cab For Cutie - Do You Remember
Lucy Patané - En Toneles
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
Hey kids, rock and roll.
50 years ago today the moon happened. We discuss the suspicion and paranoia that has infected the understanding of all power relationships since, occasionally with good reason.
Also, in the United States the president's slurring of the 'squad' manages to be both ethnofacism ratcheted to a new frightening degree, and just another banal increment in this same old goopy crud that was there from the start. Dangerous times all 'round.
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Half Manne Half Cocaine
Nas - N.Y. State of Mind
R.E.M. - Man on the Moon
Milkshake warfare in the streets. Radical centrism's part in the culture wars. Dave turns paranoid. Dan watched the dem debates. And with Johnson a hair's breadth from the prime ministership of the UK, what the bloody hell is going on over Europe ways?
Hatchie - Not That Kind
Cave In - Shake My Blood
Bad Religion - Faith Alone
The ACT party had a rebrand - at least that's what they'll tell you. Is Seymour doing enough, or doing it well enough, for people to care about this sort of stuff?
Tapu te Ranga suffered a tragedy, and Orangi Tamariki appeared to cause one. Amongst the many racisms is a tragic paternalism, and when New Zealand history is lauded for having less of the violent kind between coloniser and colonised it would pay to mind how insidious what we got truly was.
And the UK is going to be run by somebody. Strange but true.
Chase & Status ft Cutty Ranks - Retreat2018
Tim Heidecker - When I Get Up
Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands - I Study Horses
Hi. Here we are.
Somebody stole the budget and we've got to solve a series of increasingly devilish riddles to get it back! Why are so few MPs actually talking about the weed referendum? Are we in the midst of a culture war in New Zealand or is everybody just weird and shitty? Also, Bob Hawke died, which tells you something.
Skepta - You Wish
Hellrazor - Landscaper
Charly Bliss - Blown to Bits
The slushies! Ha ha ha.
With that out of the way we move on to an almost total fast food and drugs episode. KFC is Wellington's hottest new night spot. Burger King highlights mental health with menu based shitposting. They've been testing everybody's piss at the sewer outlet and here come the drug reckons.
The Bird and The Bee - Panama
Pile - Your Performance
Black Grape - Get Higher
Ps; if the last episode felt familiar, I uploaded the wrong audio initially so you may have ended up with an episode from a few months ago. Delete that and redownload to get the real deal. I suck at this, I just started.
Welcome back, us.
Dan was on holiday and this was served consecutively with our usual tardiness. This is our first episode since the Christchurch attack and that's bigger than this cast. We're back; on our bullshit. Mostly.
Bridges vs Emo Jr Staffer; mate. The coalition govt's taxation revolution vs one wrinkly boi. Mayor Pete vs the ghoulish spectre of American politics.
Mark Lanegan Band - Stitch It Up
Little Simz - Boss
Rain Phoenix feat. Michael Stipe - Time is the Killer
The tax working group recommendations still hang in the air like a piñata. Some drool at the goodies within, others want to hit it with a stick. This makes for some excellent online comments.
Also; Richard Prebble exists, and we try to work out how characters from 90s-00s tv shows would have voted in 2016.
The Prodigy - Breate
Charly Bliss - Capacity
Pile - Bruxist Grin
Hi. Bernie Sanders has announced he's going to run for president; oh boy. Can the next couple of years' worth of infighting and rhetoric be predicted this far out? Sure. Have we used this title pun before already? Don't sure.
Venezuela still! As if the world wasn't already an unbearable cynical pit of fire, this serves as a reminder of the weaponisation of the humanitarian instinct and all the wars it has precipitated before. Luckily there are punchable billionaires in the frame to anchor you to the hellish reality.
As Brexit starts to resemble the sort of thing David Blane would do to himself in public we take a look at British exceptionalism.
Also! Lime scooters, Capital Gains Tax, and the www.righttoselfid.nz campaign.
The Taiping rebellion was the deadly one in the 19thC and the Boxer rebellion was the less deadly one in the 20thC. You don't need to write in about that but feel free to write in I guess? It would be nice to hear from you.
Princess Nokia - Biohazard Butterfly
Capone-N-Noreaga - Y'all Don't Wanna
Carly Rae Jepsen - No Drug Like Me
National have not had a great time with a recent poll showing them to have slipped behind Labour for the first time in twelve years of Newshub polls. Are things made better or worse by a new attack ad which appears to either consciously or accidentally push certain buttons of their detractors? Or is sometimes a sausage just a sausage?
In all the other news, oppositionitis is not contained to New Zealand as Democratic party infighting in the states highlights the never ending layers of ridiculousness engendered by the two-party system. And we, noted Venezuela experts, know exactly what is going on in Venezuela.
Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy of Gold
Re-TROS - Hailing Drums
Thin Lizzy - The Boys are Back in Town