Season 2 Episode 20
Benefit of the Lout
It's a politics bonanza with the Greens' conference managing to outshine New Zealand First's one to the point we forgot to even mention it here. Metiria Turei's shock admission that she found it necessary to lie to Work and Income in order to avoid depriving her child came as a surprise to literally zero people familiar with our welfare system. National, unable to really criticise people not working for a living or claiming housing expenses, left it to proxy rules-hardout David Seymour to attack.
Also other policies recently announced by Labour and the Greens would slowly begin to un-munt the nation, and find support in unusual corners.
The odd politics of race and empire held by cardigan centrists gets a road-test, with darling Macron dropping some clangers. Radiohead shrug off the BDS movement's call to stand up, in one of the more shrugsome episodes in the band's history. Here's that story about Little Steven.
Hot n Spicy is back, baby. And here's that skateboard...
Dizzee Rascal - Wot U Gonna Do?
John Farnham - You're The Voice
Speedy Ortiz - Screen Gem
Feist - The Wind