This was recorded last weekend, before all the news happened.
Dave's finished the book, and there's a lot to unpack. The fog-of-war as applied to journalism, with Syria Opinions and Dave calling Michael Weiss "David" throughout. Also Max Key.
Dan answers some moral quandaries. The government - this or the next - must take a pro-choice position on abortion. We must all just stay engaged, man. And intergenerational warfare reigns for another week.
Nolay - Gotta Love It
Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This
Aimee Mann - Patient Zero
Silversun Pickups - The Pit
It's time for a quiz - let's find out how Tory Dave is. Dan poses some ethical dilemmas. The new Labour Party leadership take a stand on pizza topping. And The Daniel Blakification of New Zealand's social services. We break down more doors than that kid on the BBC. Plus, more from that book...
Mark Lanegan Band - Beehive
The Jam - Eton Rifles
Crystal Fairy - Crystal Fairy
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Tom Waits - Lie to Me
And because I forgot to list last week's episode's bumper music, it was;
Anderson .Paak - Come Down
The Clean - Tally Ho
Shaggy - It Wasn't Me
Supergroove - Can't Get Enough
Regional New Zealand is struggling in real life but is literally a dream for Dan.
Jacinda Ardern played a bonus stage to gain experience and suddenly levelled up. Jane Clifton, who's name I utterly forgot during the episode, had this to say.
Bill English has had a bit of time to settle into the job of leading the nation, but apparently decided nah.
But mostly; an ex-MP wrote a sexy novel about MPs. It is utterly amazing.