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Now displaying: 2021
Oct 18, 2021

kia ora,

Technology is neat, and is holding society together whether that be by heating meals, being a computer, or causing nonspecific harm to USA spies. 

Dave got his brain broken by reading the Jakarta Method then watching Squid Game back to back. Dan's just got a proper disease.

Machine Gun Kelly, the Covid strategy, Super Saturday, James Bond and what's on the telly.

Bumper music;

Blackstar - Re: definition

Shygirl & slowthai - BDE

Dizzee Rascal & Ocean Wisdom - Don't Be Dumb

Powderfinger - (Baby I've Got You) On My Mind

Oct 3, 2021

Hello,

New Zealand may still be a team of five million, but there are very different jobs to do. Is this disunity affecting the mission? The psychology of participation in a health response, and what learning to live with the virus might actually mean.

AUKUS kicks off an inscrutable diplomatic row with the French. Why does geopolitics gotta be so dramatic?

And some fast food news, and fast food history...\

Bumper music;

Portugal. The Man - Steal My Sunshine (feat. Cherry Glazerr)

The Avalanches - Running Red Lights (feat. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu)

Colleen Green - Highway

The Felice Brothers - We Shall Live Again

 

Sep 6, 2021

Hi,

New Zealand's covid lockdown starts easing just as we're getting the hang of it. Masks in the time of cardio. Seymour vs health system vaccine prioritisation efforts. The National leadership spill that's more of a water feature. The human and legal wreckage in the wake of last week's terror attack. McDonald's vs justice.

Bumper music;

Olivia Rodrigo - good 4 u

Quicksand - Emdr

Z-Ro - Crooked Officer

Wesley Willis - Rock N Roll McDonald's

Aug 23, 2021

NZ back in Covid lockdown! Afghanistan! Music! Sean William Scott! Chats and bants! 

Bumper music;

Ty Segall - Whisper

Tricky - Money Greedy

Mega Drive - Crypt Diver

Phoebe Bridgers - Nothing Else Matters

Aug 8, 2021

Audio now corrected 0842 9-8-2021

Hi,

National's first conference since the election give us all cause to take stock and look ahead. How much as the myth of the ideal anti-politician leader bent our discourse?

Dan watched the Woodstock '99 documentary everybody is talking/angry about. Just give me a film format to break!

Bumper music;

Korn - Freak on a Leash

Merdian Dan, JME & President T - Teachers Pets

The Offspring - Self Esteem

Jul 25, 2021

We finally watched Rising Sun and, yeah, it's trash.

In the news, gang koha, rehabilitation costs and looking after stranded wildlife come under fire from the right because they are not free. Dan sees sandwich crime. Farmers are angry. There you go

Bumper music;

Lush - 500

Czarface & MF DOOM - Jason & the Czargonaughts

Cyndi Lauper - Money Changes Everything

Eliza Shaddad -  Fine & Peachy

Jul 11, 2021

Hi;

Toilet party etiquette; when is it ok to use the party facilities for what they were actually designed? Is Lana Del Ray your cousin?

The UK announces cessation of covid mitigations! Ha. NZ's National party wants a debate, albeit about an unsurprisingly narrow group of things.

Haiti's president was assassinated. Literal bloodletting in politics' upper circles is rare, but is it surprising? The US pulls out of Afghanistan at great speed. See War Nerd for more details.

Bumper music;

John Lewis - Baby Bay

Lana Del Ray - The Next Best American Record

Gerry and the Pacemakers - ferry across the mersey

DJ Shadow - Six Days (Remix feat. Mos Def)

Jul 1, 2021

Hi;

The Wellington City Spatial Plan passes a council vote, with little thanks to bewildering positions adopted by putative progressives siding with arch conservatives against housing affordability and, well, progressivism. Is urban greenery supposed to mean something?

Donald Rumsfeld is dead, ending one of the world's greatest KD ratios of all time.

And lord knows the meat of this will wait for another episode, but Collins is doing bad things, badly.

 

Bumper music;

Babylon Zoo - Spaceman

Buse and Gase - Bubbles

Lucy Dacus - VBS

Kira Skov & Mark Lanegan - Idea of Love

Jun 14, 2021

Hey everyone,

Canonical chaos reigns as the Ardern Cinematic Universe risks an unauthorised expansion. Nick Smith appears to have even made a hash of resigning in disgrace. Dan's watched some TV, Dave's watched some art. Both have had beers. And we never found the film we wanted...

Bumper music is as follows;

Mitski - Washing Machine Heart

The Datsuns - MF From Hell

Wolf Alice - Feeling Myself

Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands - Summer In Your Eyes

May 31, 2021

The Fartlow saga, the Free Speech Union, the ethonographic football hooliganism history, Cummings vs the UK govt, and the budget bringing you the hits of the 80s, 90s and today.

Bumper Music

Tomahawk - Predators and Scavengers

KFC Murder Chicks - What's Inside Your Mind

boygenius - Salt in the Wound

Ukandanz - Tchuhetén betsèmu

May 16, 2021

Hi.

The government announces that all workers can bargain for better pay, except those who have to bargain with the government. Are industry-wide employment agreements a return to the seventies?\

The destruction of Palestinian homeland and the danger of whatabboutism. The details are far from simple - the morality is not.

Some news from Invercargil, and a familiar villain appears closer to home...

Bumper music;

Leftfield - Inspection (Check One)

Backxwash - I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS and MY DRESSES (feat. Ada Rook)

Only Fools and Horses theme

VOLA - Head Mounted Sideways

May 4, 2021

So; National's response to the health sector shakeup means war... race war? We talk the weaponisation of your very soul via the hijacking of atrocity acknowledgement. Coffee opinions, music opinions, movie legacy opinions.

Bumper music;

LFO - Summer Girls

(a different) LFO - LFO

Royal Blood - Typhoons

LFO - West Side Story

Apr 19, 2021

Haven't we met before?

We kick off with a recap of the past 18 months. In a word; eventful. In two words; event lousy.

Prince Philip's shock death brings the argument against the argument against monarchy back in frame.

And we missed election night 2020 so have a go at recapturing the dark bitter magic of the event, and where that spell has gotten us to now.

Bumper music;

Guns n Roses - November Rain

Shygirl - BAWDY

Cherry Glazerr - Ohio

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire

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