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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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Aug 16, 2015

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.

Aug 13, 2015

Hey how's it going?

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.

Jul 30, 2015

Hey!

The National Party had its conference this past weekend.  Just what's still in the tank 7 years into government?

Fast food news: most everything in the world has changed and requires reevaluating.  Secrets, lies, noodles, rice.

Special report: do you love science, or do you love living science? Yes you.

And either sport or beer came next, can't remember!

Jul 26, 2015

Hi, how's it going?

In less serious news; Len Brown parked an electric car for a minute over a unoperational cycle lane, and will pay the price.

In more serious news, serious issues are coming to light with the management of for-profit privately run Mt Eden prison.  The company in question, Serco, is no stranger to controversy and has a history of mismanagement in an industry where that carries a real human cost.

Jul 15, 2015

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’

Jul 12, 2015

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.

Jun 30, 2015

Download | iTunes Hey!  Giovanni Tiso is with us again for round two.  Check his writings at his blog or at Overland.  Check the Doctors call for legal MDMA – how has drug liberalisation worked around the world?  What can be done in an internationalised drug market?  Greenpeace hit the roof!  Nick Smith is on a roll, becoming … Continue reading Episode 462: The Agony And The Ecstasy

Jun 26, 2015

Hey! Giovanni Tiso visits us to drop knowledge on power, race and class, post-dirty politics journalism and the worldwide state of the Left.  Italy is a flashpoint of diverse political movements and regional social forces set against the backdrop of the european economic union and the growing mediterranean refugee humanitarian crisis.  New Zealand has an opaque, cosy political reporting culture … Continue reading Episode 461: Mamma Media

Jun 16, 2015

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

Jun 12, 2015

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.

Jun 8, 2015

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.

Jun 5, 2015

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

May 19, 2015

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.

May 15, 2015

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?

May 9, 2015

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

May 5, 2015

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

Apr 27, 2015

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

Apr 24, 2015

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.

Apr 12, 2015

Download | iTunes Hi! Dave’s been to Australia, and the UK are getting ready to vote, as evidenced below.

Apr 9, 2015

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

Mar 29, 2015

Download | iTunes Coley is still sitting in for Dan, who is in gaol for mattress fraud. Today we talk about more sombre subjects, particularly about male-on-female abuse and sexual assault.  There’s the automatic cultural rehabilitation of abusive male artists, the IPCA’s recent report into the Police’s mishandling of the Roasbusters case, and the dismissal and … Continue reading Episode 448: Gold In Them Hills

Mar 27, 2015

Download | iTunes Hey! Coley is sitting in for Dan who is taking a week off to get back to the real him. Northland votes for a new MP tomorrow after their last one punched their way out of office.  Who will win?  Not you, no matter which way you slice it. Speaking of biffo: Jeremy Clarkson … Continue reading Episode 447: Northern Exposure

Mar 20, 2015

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

Mar 17, 2015

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

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