Gone by Lunchtime

The Spinoff's political podcast

Politics
Jul 27, 2018

Politics podcast: Breaking news, the prime minister had a baby

Gone By Lunchtime is not dead, it's just been sleeping. Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee and Ben Thomas reunite in an emotional podcast .

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Politics
May 11, 2018

Politics podcast: waka jumping, fuel taxing and rumour mongering

Back once again with the renegade bluster, the Gone By Lunchtime team climb many flights of stairs in the cause of NZ political discourse. 

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Politics
Mar 29, 2018

Politics podcast: Breaking Astoria in Curran affairs

In this edition of Gone By Lunchtime Plus, we order soy mocha-lattés and size up a challenging month for Jacinda Ardern and her government.

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Politics
Feb 28, 2018

Dawn of the age of Simon Bridges, king of the National Party

The GBLT quartet chew over all the leadership changes.

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Politics
Feb 13, 2018

Emergency podcast: Bill English is gone by morning tea time

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.

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Politics
Jan 26, 2018

Politics podcast: we are now basically a parenting podcast

Annabelle Lee, Toby Manhire and Ben Thomas return for the first Gone By Lunchtime of 2018, guest starring a real life baby who reveals all about her encounters with a pregnant Jacinda Ardern. 

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Politics
Dec 18, 2017

Politics pod: a completely comprehensive dissection of 2017

An incredible year for NZ politics. The Gone By Lunchtime bus parks up for one last time, and settles all the matters.

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Politics
Nov 8, 2017

Politics podcast: Those ‘first day back at the office’ blues (RIP Paddles)

Twenty days after Winston announced it shall be Labour, the Gone By Lunchtime trio (plus one) size up the debut of Ardern, the blazing of National parliamentary guns and a goodbye to a good cat.

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Politics
Oct 20, 2017

Politics podcast: A whole new government edition

The Gone By Lunchtime team chews over the new government, what it means for Labour, NZ First, the Greens and the , and how we got there. Guest starring an exciting new podcasting talent.

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Politics
Sep 26, 2017

Politics podcast: post-election special

The 2017 election took place on Saturday but in reality it may never end. It's all around us, it's in us, it is us. The Gone By Lunchtime team* react in the appropriate way by dissecting it and making more definitely correct predictions of the future.

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Politics
Sep 21, 2017

Politics podcast: our 100% correct predictions for election 2017

Has the Jacindaphoria evaporated? Who won the last debate? Are National's attack lines defensible? What happened to NZ First? Who will win the election? The Gone By Lunchtime team fearlessly answer these questions with definitive and irrefutable opinions.

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Politics
Sep 13, 2017

A dramatic and devastating podcast with 10 days to go

The Spinoff presents its exclusive poll of the opinions of Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire as New Zealanders flock to vote in chilled out Election 2017.

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Politics
Sep 5, 2017

Politics podcast: fire in the debate disco, fiscal holes and child poverty surprises

Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire weigh up the first big Bill English v Jacinda Ardern clashes, the shock National target on child poverty, the claims of a massive hole in Labour's numbers and the poll convulsions. 

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Politics
Aug 29, 2017

Politics podcast: Winston Peters and the blather of all scandals

Was this the feted mother of all scandals? Is it the bastard son of Dirty Politics? How many of Bill English's children were on the stage at the National launch? Is Bob your uncle? This and more in NZ's top genealogy-based election podcast.

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Politics
Aug 23, 2017

Politics podcast: A classic hits election with one month to go

The very latest from the Ardernified election campaign, which has claimed yet another leader resignation.

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Politics
Aug 15, 2017

Politics podcast: Greens post-Metiria, return of the bootcamp and war with Australia

As the breakneck pre-election pace continues, the Gone By Lunchtime committee convenes to discuss the big issues such as cabbages. With Ben Thomas marooned in Wellington, Duncan Greive pod-hops to join GBLT's Toby Manhire and Annabelle Lee, but we do take a moment to call and sing him a song.

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Politics
Aug 8, 2017

Politics podcast: Labour so blissy, Greens so messy, English so texty

Stop the election bus for just one second, please. Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee and Ben Thomas have new Gone By Lunchtime podcast and it will probably be overtaken by events any moment.

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Politics
Aug 1, 2017

Emergency politics podcast: Andrew Little gone by brunchtime, cometh the hour of Ardern

The Spinoff's Gone By Lunchtime trio frantically gather their thoughts following the exit of Labour leader Andrew Little, who has been replaced by Jacinda Ardern, with Kelvin Davis as her deputy, with just over 50 days to an election.

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Politics
Jul 26, 2017

Politics podcast: Metiria Turei’s Winz confession, Labour’s alt-budget and the Māori seats

Our answer to the 'Black Hands' podcast is 'Rainbow Hands', in which the Gone By Lunchtime scoff so many M&Ms that their fingers get covered in artificial colouring. Also they discuss politics.

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Politics
Jul 13, 2017

Politics podcast, feat Guy Williams: Greens go after Winston, Labour’s family gambit, and disclosurama

After the best thing about Gone By Lunchtime gets tied up with actual work, three white men finally sit down to talk politics and whether or not some of them should be allowed to talk politics.

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Politics
Jun 28, 2017

Politics podcast: the Gory saga of Todd Barclay, Labour’s intern storm, and Hone Duterte

Loaded on after dinner mints, the Gone By Lunchtime beat combo pick over the remains of a momentous week in New Zealand politics.

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Politics
Jun 13, 2017

Politics podcast: Blighty ripples, immigration debate, and Sir Knight Sir John Sir Key

The Gone By Lunchtime team returns, with more hot takes than a jalapeno thief.

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Politics
May 10, 2017

Politics podcast: Eminem, Winston, Willie Jackson, Winston, Brownlee-boosting and Winston

Gone By Lunchtime stumbles on a new theme tune to accompany Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire's sleepy reflections on weird court rumbles, Māori places on the Labour Party list, Gerry Brownlee's clumsy start as foreign minister, and Winston Peters bursting out of the electoral traps.

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Politics
Apr 13, 2017

Politics podcast: W-Town – a powerful story about a troubled man stuck in the south

At last, a new Gone By Lunchtime podcast, in which Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee and Ben Thomas chew over the politics of spagh-apple pizza, the Hit and Run claims and relate a harrowing This New Zealand Life story of southern isolation.

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Politics
Mar 7, 2017

Politics podcast: Bill’s big super bang-bang, the rise of Jacinda and timeless Winstonian truths

Gone By Lunchtime meets The Breakfast Club as leading NZ politics podcasters Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire splinter desperately into millennial solidarity.

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Politics
Feb 7, 2017

Politics podcast: How Donald Trump saved Waitangi Day for all New Zealand

The Gone By Lunchtime trio talk out a whiplash start to 2017 in politics.

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