Gone by Lunchtime

The Spinoff's political podcast

Politics
Aug 5, 2020

Politics podcast: Why Auckland Central is 2020's most exciting electorate

Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas denounce new poll results that very slightly contradict their opinions. 

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Politics
Jul 28, 2020

Politics roguecast: A bombshell poll for Judith Collins and National

A gobsmacking 35 percentage points separate the two biggest parties in the latest Newshub poll. What does it all mean?

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Politics
Jul 21, 2020

Politics podcast: Judith Collins and the hot air Falloon

Gone By Lunchtime on the Andrew Falloon scandal and its implications for a beleaguered National Party.

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Politics
Jul 14, 2020

Emergency politics Toddcast: The National Party after Muller

Who will be the third National Party leader in two months?

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Politics
Jul 8, 2020

Politics podcast: The slogans have landed. Plus: a formal apology

Minister resignations, a new book from Judith Collins, and the reinvention of Simon Bridges.

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Politics
Jun 24, 2020

Politics in pubs podcast: Chlöe Swarbrick and Danyl Mclauchlan

Danyl Mclauchlan talks to Chlöe Swarbrick, the MP seeking to tip the table of politics from inside parliament.

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Politics
Jun 19, 2020

Politics podcast: The week the Covid-19 response went downhill

The GBL three on the scramble to resolve the failures exposed in the self-isolation system. 

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Politics
May 21, 2020

Politics podcast: The bloody battle for the National Party leadership

The Gone By Lunchtime team offer a bold and, frankly, mind-blowing verdict on what will go down.

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Members
Apr 28, 2020

Politics in pubs podcast: Danyl Mclauchlan, Andrea Vance and Neale Jones

In the first of a series of now-virtual events, Danyl is joined by a journalist and a former political staffer to discuss politics and the media.

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Politics
Apr 23, 2020

Politics podcast: Gone by lockdowntime

In the world's first ever podcast undertaken by people in remote locations, it's New Zealand's leading epidemiologists and economists, Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas. 

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Politics
Mar 5, 2020

Politics podcast: Covid-19 and its political dimension

Ben, Annabelle and Toby are not medical doctors or, in fact, doctors of any kind, but here they overcome this minor impediment and solve coronavirus.

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Politics
Feb 20, 2020

Politics podcast: The many circles of donation hell

Annabelle Lee-Mather, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire inhale the unsweet aromas of donation scandal enveloping NZ First, National, and by association the prime minister herself.

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Politics
Jan 31, 2020

Positive, factual, robust: Gone by Lunchtime fires up for Election 2020

Can the Spinoff politics podcast's tense coalition survive an election year in which each podcasater will be striving to carve out their own identity?

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Politics
Dec 7, 2019

Politics podcast: Kris Faafoi and other tips for texting powerful MPs

Hell's bells it's Gone By Lunchtime, shooting the breeze on Kris Faafoi, Jason Kerrison, Winston Peters, NZ First donations, a cannabis referendum, and the year to come.

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Politics
Oct 14, 2019

Politics podcast: Peter Jackson is not the new mayor of Wellington

But he did play a crucial role in helping Andy Foster knock over Justin Lester. We size up the local elections, gaze at the dramas in the NZ First Party, and ask how bad the new poll is for Jacinda Ardern.

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Local Elections
Oct 7, 2019

Politics podcast special: Livin’ la vida local

Area man Hayden Donnell joins Toby Manhire for a bonus edition of Gone By Lunchtime, leading a whistlestop tour of the local elections.

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Politics
Sep 13, 2019

Podcast special: On Sarah, the Labour staffer, and the botched party inquiry

Revelations around alleged sexual assault by a Labour staffer and the inquiry into his behaviour have dominated the week. Alex Casey and Mihi Forbes join Annabelle Lee and Toby Manhire.

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Politics
Jul 31, 2019

Politics podcast: Simon Bridges, you, and the Ihumātao groundswell

The Gone By Lunchtime team feast on the political morsels of the month. including the National conference and a challenge over Ihumātao. Plus: a new jingle.

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Politics
Jul 4, 2019

Politics podcast: We shall reshuffle you

Ben, Annabelle and Toby reassess their portfolios and issue a desperate plea to listeners.

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Politics
Jun 7, 2019

Politics podcast: Lifehacking the wellbeing budget

Toby, Annabelle and Ben present a special, transformational collectors' edition in Gone By Lunchtime #50.

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Politics
May 25, 2019

Reliving the 2017 election with Jacinda Ardern

In this bonus edition of Gone By Lunchtime, the prime minister talks to Toby Manhire at the Auckland Writers Festival

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Politics
May 1, 2019

Politics podcast: Gone by Slushy Time

Is the bond of trust and confidence between Mihingarangi Forbes and Annabelle Lee-Mather as strong as that between Judith Collins and Simon Bridges?

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Politics
Apr 1, 2019

Politics Pod: After Christchurch

Following the terrorist assault on two Christchurch mosques on March 15, the Gone by Lunchtime team discuss what happened, and its political implications.

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Politics
Mar 7, 2019

Politics podcast: Good-time tax chats with your pals

Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire send their lifeboats into the great capital gains tax minestrone ocean.

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Politics
Feb 13, 2019
Politics
Dec 7, 2018

Unchained Mallardry, MAGA Barry, ILG damned and the stars of 2018

In the last politics podcast of the year, Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire rub their weary eyes and stick out their stockings

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