Jordan Hamel

Jordan Hamel is a cog in the machine and the current National Poetry Slam Champion, he spends his spare time hoping Marlon Williams and Aldous Harding will get back together.

Music
Sep 5, 2019

Mermaidens: 'It makes me feel more hopeful when I go to a venue and it’s not all dudes'

Jordan Hamel interviews Gussie Larkin from Mermaidens ahead of the release of their new album Look Me In The Eye. 

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Gaming
Aug 21, 2019

Be some kind of superstar: Ranking the songs of the original Singstar

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the karaoke game that introduced an entire generation to the horrors of 'Downtown'. Jordan Hamel ranks all 30 songs from SingStar v1.

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Television
Jul 18, 2019

The Kiwi icons that raised me

A children's television presenter, New Zealand's first supermodel, and bloody Cocksy! Jordan Hamel pays tribute to the Kiwi icons that helped get him through his life.

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Television
May 14, 2019

All the reasons why Michael Schur comedies are so great

Parks and Rec, The Office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place – creator Mike Schur has become a titan of the television sitcom. Jordan Hamel explains exactly how he did it.

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Television
Apr 5, 2019

We need The Masked Singer in Aotearoa ASAP

It's half Stars in Their Eyes and half the monsters from Labyrinth, and it might be the most bizarre reality TV show ever – and we need it here.

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