Gone by Lunchtime

The Spinoff's political podcast

Politics
Oct 18, 2020

Gone By Lunchtime: The morning after election night, with Chlöe Swarbrick

The new Auckland Central MP (pending special votes) joins the GBL team to discuss the big night.

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Politics
Oct 15, 2020

Gone By Lunchtime: Alex Braae's been everywhere, man

Fresh from his solo van tour of NZ, Alex Braae joins Toby Manhire to talk the mood of the nation beyond the main centres, the small parties' prospects and the seats he's fizzing about watching on Saturday night.

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Politics
Oct 14, 2020

Gone By Lunchtime: The final countdown to election 2020

The parties' campaigns, assessed. The exciting seats, previewed. And the results, predicted.

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Politics
Oct 7, 2020

Gone By Lunchtime: Judgement day beckons after Ardern and Collins’ third debate

This week's episode assesses the Press debate in Christchurch, National's leaky redux, the advance voting surge and the rest of the big stories with 10 days to go until election day.

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Politics
Oct 1, 2020

Gone By Lunchtime: How did we rate the Newshub leaders’ debate?

A very special guest joins Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee Mather and Ben Thomas to go over what we learned from last night’s Newshub leaders’ debate.

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Politics
Sep 23, 2020

Gone By Lunchtime: The best and worst of last night’s debates

Join Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee Mather and Ben Thomas as they discuss last night’s raucous, robust and entertaining debate... And also the TVNZ leaders’ debate.

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Politics
Sep 15, 2020

Gone By Lunchtime: Welcome to Middelburg, Aotearoa

Annabelle, Ben and Toby debate the renaming of the nation as the campaign races to the middle.

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Politics
Sep 8, 2020

Politics sozcast: This election campaign is on the cusp of something special

The 2020 election has risen, bleary eyed, from its slumber, and so have Annabelle, Ben and Toby.

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Politics
Aug 26, 2020

After dark politics lockcast: The masked bawl

Join the the country's most mellifluous political pod trio, the Alert Level Three, for another late-night lockdown edition of Gone By Lunchtime.

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Politics
Aug 18, 2020

Gone By Lunchtime: Politics ’til midnight

Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas forget how to record a podcast over Zoom.

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Politics
Aug 11, 2020

Politics podcast: Mervmania hits the 2020 election campaign

Merv Manhire, Merv Lee-Mather and Merv Thomas on Auckland Central, the Labour launch, the plight of NZ First, and Merv.

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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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