Late antiquity had the Attila the Hun, the middle ages had Genghis Khan, and Boomers have Kids These Days. Can the violent scourge be stopped and civilisation saved?
In Australia, Peter Dutton sent a text.
And John Campbell's latest podcast episode on refugees and migration in New Zealand asks a stark question - are we a more open, accepting and compassionate society, or just lucky?
Hello, it's us. You may have once known us as The Egonomist - those times are over. This is our final form: At The Drive Thru.
We get off to an awesome restart by Dave not having his mic on for 13mins, during which time the nation's opinion of vegans can go unchallenged. The politics of food may well be, ironically, the most toxic substance known to man.
Also the UK voted to bomb Syria. Savvy trumps humanity most days but this is especially bad news.
New look for us, and iTunes are being dorks so you might not see this if you aren't subscribed. Who knows - we live in uncertain times.
In the UK there was a a near-constitutional crisis which has been totally resolved since recording but at the time was a big deal. Also sports are a big deal - too big a deal for satire in any case.
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David Hameron gets a hammerin' in the press. You've read about. We've all read about it. You know what this is about.
Also; the shady shark-like forces hovering just below the surface of social media. Are they real? And local body politics gets even less engaging by tackling issues which don't exist.
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Sorry if we were a bit late in getting this to you, it's been a busy month. By way of compromise you can check out Dave talking on Wellington Access Radio's NZ Music show (link to 24mb MP3) about his group You Barbarians, and their new release.
In the news: the stockmarkets took everybody on a screaming roller coaster of headlines. And Jeremy Corbyn is here so that other people can tell you it's stupid to vote for what you want. The anglosphere Left all moved to the centre over the past couple of decades - is the concentional wisdom that this is how you do things able to explain itself this time around?
Hi! There's a ton of new music out at the moment, not to mention the new ways to listen to music also. Apple Music is here - is it dece?
This was recorded prior to the TPPA marches this weekend, but it was a topic at the forefront of our minds. Is the PR mission being lost? In related news; our dairy industry takes another lonely step towards the wall with prices hovering at or below the break-even point for NZ farmers, all while details emerge of the legnths to which our government will go to in order to help out a single sheep farm on the other side of the world.
Is it Key's time to go anyway? Your mates in the boardroom (might) reckon. Over the pond Abbott finally kinda deals with Bishop, and the right wing stand up and fight for your right to a beer during the rugby world cup.
And hey, Dave's band You Barbarians is releasing its debut EP this Friday the 21st. Check it out, come have a drink upstairs at JJ Murphy's on the 21st from 8pm and say "hey, Dave, congrats on taking two years to finish a five-song record. Can I purchase a copy please paying cash right here? My mother doesn't let me purchase items off the internet with a credit card" and I will say "Thanks, sure, I've got download cards and also beautiful hand-foiled digipak CD versions available. Which would you like?". Alternatively you can pre-order online, mate. It'll be a good time.
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Today we delve deep into the national psyche via the mixed paradigms of opinions on journalism, the man drought, and the pervasive miscellenous suburban feeling that everything is just fine, shut up and go away.
Also! The breathalyser she couldn't refuse! The Barenstæin Bæars freakout, and Dave's band has its freaken debut EP coming out NEXT WEEK.
Download | iTunes Hey, how’s it going! In Fast Food News: new escalation in the breakfast wars with some chicken thing Dan likes coz of course he would. Another oral history on smoking – this time the roll-your-own-revolution. And in News News: how does the government persistently quote expert advice which is directly contradicted by those experts? Easy! … Continue reading Episode 464: Chuffin and Puffin’
Download | iTunes Hey, how’s it going!? The Labour Party team up with the Herald for a race-baiting remix of a song you’ve heard before. Also at the Herald, damage control protocols swing into action in response to response to Pebbles Hooper’s response to tragedy.
Download | iTunes New programming is afoot at 7pm. Is it the death of intellectual public culture as we know it? Is that something we’re going to say about television? Also; to pick a National MP scandal out of the air, McCully trades sheep for… what exactly? Why does our culture rely on sheep sex … Continue reading Episode 460: Come Opine With Me
Download | iTunes Hey! Intergenerational warfare erupts as the case for Gen X/Y to have somewhere to live gets put to the people who own everything. Nick Smith helps alleviate the situation by stealing land, and Robin Grieve has reckons about how we might all yet live.
Download | iTunes Meat is rotting, seals are invading, James Shaw won the Greens co-leadership and the Queen is not dead. It’s all go here, mates. In other, other news – Dan guested on equally amazing podcast the Year of Reading Massively. Check out his episode here or the iTunes link is this link here.
Download | iTunes Hey! How’s it going? Thanks for coming to our party! See you next year. In the news: the news! Campbell Live went off the air to emotional scenes. What does the demise of all that’s holy at 7pm mean for the future of journalism? Also; are you a car dealer who can’t find … Continue reading Episode 457: Campbell In The Wind
Download | iTunes Hey, how’s it going? PUMPED FOR OUR PARTY? Saturday 23 May at the Irish Society – see Facies for deets. Pick your own toons on our collaborative spotify playlist! To business: Students & Technology! Kanye & the Kardashians! The UK Election! State housing! A Walkway! It’s a works burger of garbage tonight.
Download | iTunes Hey! Should we change the flag? Make up your damn mind! Also, Wellington has had some weather. And Wellington might have to decide whether or not to allow smoking on the waterfront. How are we expected to make decisions when the stakes are so low?
Download | iTunes Hey! Old news now, but we’re running at a kind of deficit: A burger dude flipped out. Are there lessons to be learned from the infamous Ekim Burgers Facebook rant? Should you have to sit a license exam before dining out? You must be this snide to ride? Mentioned within this episode is this … Continue reading Episode 454: Battle of the Burg
Download | iTunes Hi! Bill English is about to unveil his new budget, with all the flourish of a magician who’s realised he’s stuffed up the trick and hopes you’ve forgotten what your card was. Meanwhile Key is still talked about as a hairpulling asshole – how has this new title affected his recent business overseas? As always; … Continue reading Episode 453: The Never Spending Tory
Download | iTunes Hey! It’s Monday 27th, and so today we commemorate ANZAC day just as Labour intended. The centenary of the Gallipoli landings has seen the most publicised and popular commemoration in years, but are we still soberly reflecting on the horrors and waste of war, or is this a party? Also, Facebook users … Continue reading Episode 452: ANZAC
Download | iTunes First of all: COME TO OUR PARTY! May 23rd, Wellington. Check it the hell out. In the news, only really one thing to talk about really, so let’s get on with it.
Download | iTunes Hi! Dave’s been to Australia, and the UK are getting ready to vote, as evidenced below.
Download | iTunes Hi! We’re both back. Not like zero hour contracts at Restaurant Brands – those are gone. Campbell Live has an existential threat. It’s not a home improvement show, so this was in the post. What does NZ look like without this current affairs show which has weaved its way into the machinery … Continue reading Episode 449: The Power Of Christ Campbells You
Download | iTunes Hey! It’s Poops, Spooks and Cultural Whoops as the Egonomist tackles the issues of the day. Splash Palace pool in Invercargill had, at time of recording, suffered 5 “code browns” in sequential Friday evenings. That’s now 6, with the serial mystery pooper striking again just prior to this episode being released. The … Continue reading Episode 446: Dancing With The Yas
Download | iTunes Hi, sorry it’s been a while, we had a thing. A British Airways flight had trouble with passengers airways as somebody tragedy-of-the-commonsed their toilet, and had to turn around. In other surprises: The Nats have to pull finger in Northland in the form of chinos and bribes. And the X Factor goes … Continue reading Episode 445: Mile High Thud