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Apr 22, 2022

Hey!

A new era of Covid mitigations and the social ripples inherent within. Dave has travelled, Dan has partied - what is the new world like?

Fast food and militant Irish republicanism once found common cause in McDonalds. Dan with the deep dive.

And in proper politics, Fair Pay Agreements may be the Ardernocracy's largest non-covid legacy. Luxon's National Party stand in opposition, to this, that, themselves and everything. But are consistent arguments really lacking if they don't matter?

Bumper music; 

Hifiklub & Alain Johannes - Make Up

The Wolfe Tones - The Men Behind the Wire

Silencer & JME - Matrix Nokia

3rd Secret - I Choose Me

Apr 3, 2022

Hi,

We give our review of Deep Water, the erotic thriller tasked with reviving the genre.

Also; union building activity in the USA, and the music we are digging right now.

Bumper music;

Nas - Meet Joe Black

Big Thief - Time Escaping

Sasami - Tried to Understand

Benny the Butcher - 10 More Commandments (feat. Diddy)

 

Mar 20, 2022

Hi!

In this episode; hospitality in crisis. Wellingtonians aren't undertaking their collective duty to private enterprise in the right way, apparently.

War in Ukraine - the dark maths of the unexpected. Urgh.

The protest at parliament ended with Dan eyewitness on the ground. 

And we note the passing of Mark Lanegan. God that sucks.

Bumper music;

Press Club - When You Were Young

Queens of the Stone Age - A Song for the Dead

UNKLE - Looking for the Rain (feat Mark Lanegan & Eska)

Mark Lanegan Band - Strange Religion

 

Feb 20, 2022

Unruly, uncoordinated, lasting longer than anyone expected or wanted; it's us back with another episode.

The copy-cat protest occupation at Parliament is at once a harbinger of menace, pitifully sad, and a mirror to the city. No solutions, just urghhhhrgh.

Also; Ukraine! Bikes and Cowboys! 

Bumper music;

Beastie Boys - Too Many MCs (feat. Nas)

REM - Welcome to the Occupation

Mitski - Love Me More

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Hero of the Soviet Union

Feb 7, 2022

So; Dan's credit card got stolen and used on OnlyFans. We discuss this impact of this on the new credit lending regulations causing misery across the land, and the proposed national employment insurance scheme. In blighty, Boris scandals on.

Bumper music;

DJ Format & Abdominal - Behind the Scenes

Sir Mix-A-Lot - Put 'Em On the Glass

Andrew Bird - A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left

Barkmarket - Undone

Jan 24, 2022

Ahoyhoy; recorded Saturday 22nd before our latest covid news and after several brews; here we go: Boris! Public art. Girlboss jailpurge. Royal succession. 

Bumper music;

JASSS - Wish

Aktive - Higher

Sharon Van Etten - Comeback Kid

Daniel Hart - Blome Swete Lilie Flour

 

Jan 9, 2022

Hi, here's a lazy one to a happy new year.

We discuss Don't Look Up, a film that has become a totemic piece of media over the festive season. Media consumption as psuedopolitics reaches new heights with the director's commentary tweet. How much is forgivable in art with a message?

Our predictions for 2022 ahead, and what we talk about when we talk about inflation.

Plus sealions! Jarred farts!

Bumper music;

P Money & Whiney - Buss the Red

Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy - Miracles (feat. Ty Segall)

Cat Power - Nothin But Time

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