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.

Dec 8, 2019

Marlon Williams, Mel Bracewell and more explain why they're hooked on the NBA

Five New Zealanders from across cultural spaces explain what it is they love about basketball.

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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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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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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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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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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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