Johnny Crawford

Johnny is trying his best to juggle his career in the public sector with his role as a single-dad to a chinchilla. Sometimes he produces theatre and watches movies.

Society
Aug 5, 2019

Man's pest friend: a brief history of rodents in New Zealand

As efforts ramp up to save New Zealand's native wildlife from invasive species, Johnny Crawford looks back wistfully on the centuries-long relationship between humans and rodents in Aotearoa.

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Television
Jul 16, 2019

Giggle TV: the moronic video service taking over New Zealand's shop walls

Its rolling slate of cringey jokes and meaningless trivia is a familiar sight wherever there's a captive audience – but what the hell is Giggle TV?

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Music
Jun 5, 2019

Shilling in the name of: John Key and how the right co-opts leftwing music

Nine years ago, John Key introduced the number one song of The Rock 1000 countdown: Rage Against The Machine's 'Killing in the Name Of'.

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