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At The Drive (formerly known as The Egonomist); your premier source for rants, raves and arguments on topics from Politics to News to Social Trends, with a focus on New Zealand but with an eye to the world. Each week Dan and Dave will bring you new episodes. Sometimes deep and philosophical, sometimes filth and vitriol, we aim to be a voice of informed malcontent.
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Nov 3, 2019

Welcome back. Try keeping up with the news these days and it'll drive you barmy. Britain goes back to the polls to see if they will go back to the polls. Famous canines of the USA. Vegan abuse. Dan visits a toilet. Fun times!

Bumper music;

Jedi Mind Tricks - I Against I

All Them Witches - 1X1

That Dog! - Your Machine

Michael Stipe - Your Capricious Soul

 

Sep 16, 2019

Hi!

First things; you have until the 19th of September to submit on the Abortion Legalisation Bill. HERE IS THE LINK GO ON.

Fast food news meets Invercargil news meets MBCs with a tale that brings the nation's racism into sharp relief and our butchery expertise into surprise use.

The UK aflame! Wow, so where to from here and how we got here in a hovercraft in the first place.

In NZ; the Labour party in deserved disgrace for their apparent wilful mishandling of sexual assault complaints within their power structure. National sucking at just regular politics. 

Bumper music;

Pixvae - La Fuga

JME - Don't @ Me

 

Aug 11, 2019

Hi,

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.

Bumper Music;

Chance the Rapper feat. Death Cab For Cutie - Do You Remember

Lucy Patané - En Toneles

Led Zeppelin - Kashmir

Jul 21, 2019

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.

Bumper music;

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Half Manne Half Cocaine

Nas - N.Y. State of Mind

R.E.M. - Man on the Moon

Jul 8, 2019

Hi there.

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?

Bumper music;

Hatchie - Not That Kind

Cave In - Shake My Blood

Bad Religion - Faith Alone

Jun 17, 2019

Hello,

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.

Bumper music;

Chase & Status ft Cutty Ranks - Retreat2018

Tim Heidecker - When I Get Up

Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands - I Study Horses

Jun 3, 2019

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. 

Bumper music;

Skepta - You Wish

Hellrazor - Landscaper

Charly Bliss - Blown to Bits

May 5, 2019

Hey,

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.

Bumper music;

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.

Apr 28, 2019

AUDIO CORRECTED

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.

Bumper music;

Mark Lanegan Band - Stitch It Up

Little Simz - Boss

Rain Phoenix feat. Michael Stipe - Time is the Killer

Mar 10, 2019

Hi,

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.

Bumper music;

The Prodigy - Breate

Charly Bliss - Capacity

Pile - Bruxist Grin

Feb 28, 2019

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. 

Bumper music!

Princess Nokia - Biohazard Butterfly

Capone-N-Noreaga - Y'all Don't Wanna

Carly Rae Jepsen - No Drug Like Me

Feb 16, 2019

Good grief,

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. 

Bumper music;

Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy of Gold

Re-TROS - Hailing Drums

Thin Lizzy - The Boys are Back in Town

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