Who the hell is John Gallas when he's at home? And is he ever at home? Bill Manhire talks to the elusive, much-travelled New Zealand poet.
All week this week we feature a memoir of 2015 by a writer of distinction. Our ninth and penultimate memoirist: Wellington writer Bill Manhire, who published a pamphlet and a greatest prose hits to vast acclaim.
Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire assess the English legacy and the contenders to succeed him as National Party leader in this collectible special edition pod.
The National Party's response to the new Labour challenge was laid out at their big event yesterday. Toby Manhire joins the blue sea in Henderson
Let us now praise Phantom Billstickers for sticking up really fucking big posters of New Zealand poetry
All week this week the Spinoff Review of Books devotes itself to poetry in the build-up to Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day on Friday. Today: Kirsten Warner explores why it is that New Zealand poetry has such a friend in Phantom.
This year, comedian Angella Dravid took out the Billy T award in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival for her extraordinary show Down the Rabbit Hole, exploring her spell in a UK prison. She talks to Alex Casey about finding humour in the dark, and being the 'car crash' of Jono and Ben.
Can the PM recover from last Monday’s ‘wait and see’ shambles, in the face of questions on tax cuts and abortion? Toby Manhire tunes in.
Gone By Lunchtime meets The Breakfast Club as leading NZ politics podcasters Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire splinter desperately into millennial solidarity.
Superstar of breakfast radio, All Black captain and owner of a world-class duck face, John Key is one hell of a hard act to follow. But is the PM-designate really that boring? Toby Manhire crushes forever the Dull Bill English myth.
Polling expertise from David Farrir and insightful chats on the mayoral race, the council budget and tensions between the government and Super City. All that and more on the latest War for Auckland podcast.
Which of the mayoral candidates have the most effective hoardings, and what hidden meanings do they reveal? The Spinoff’s chief billboard semiotics correspondent, Toby Manhire, reports.
Arbitrarily split into five political players whose power is growing and five going the other way, these rankings will become a monthly event.
Spinoff Review of Books editor Steve Braunias revives the revolutionary live email interview with a new star of New Zealand literature - the wildly talented Tayi Tibble.
He viewed Greymouth as "sub-human", rather wished James K Baxter would STFU, and regarded the poetry of "plump and round" Bill Manhire as "promising". A new book shares the 1968 diary of Landfall founder Charles Brasch.
This weekend marks the release of Dancing With Atoms, veteran filmmaker Shirley Horrock's tribute to physicist Sir Paul Callaghan. Don Rowe talks to Horrocks about his life and legacy.
The Spinoff Review of Books editor Steve Braunias writes an appreciation of Diana Wichtel, who has just been announced as the winner of the best book of non-fiction at the Ockham New Zealand national book awards.
This week's Ockham national book awards marks the 50th anniversary of book awards in New Zealand. To mark the occasion, we asked 50 experts to name the very best local books published since 1968.
Ahead of the premiere of a new documentary on the life and work of Sir Paul Callaghan, a few of his friends and colleagues – including Anne Salmond, Bill Manhire, Nicola Gaston and Shaun Hendy – share their memories of the great man.