Melody Thomas

Melody Thomas is the creator of sex and sexuality podcast BANG!, sometime-presenter and producer for Music 101, and writer for various print and online media.

Society
Apr 22, 2019

Pretty poly: Why non-monogamous relationships are all the rage

Is it possible to be in a non-monogamous relationship without anyone involved getting hurt? Absolutely, say many New Zealanders practising polyamory, open relationships, swinging, and "relationship anarchy".

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Society
Apr 14, 2019

Kinky is the new normal

In the latest episode of BANG! Melody Thomas speaks with kinky Kiwis about what they’re into, how they negotiate consent, and what vanilla relationships could learn from their communities.

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Society
Mar 10, 2019

All bi myself: the strange invisibility of bisexuality

Bisexuality is poorly understood – leaving bi and pansexual people feeling that their sexuality is invisible or invalid.

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Television
Jan 16, 2019

Queering the air: The highs and lows of LGBTQ characters on TV

In only a few decades, the depiction of LGBTQ characters on television has gone from chaste ambiguity to frank explorations of queer identities of all kinds. But how far have we come, really?

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Music
Jul 29, 2018

Don’t kill my vibe: How to use your phone at a show

These are the definitive rules for using your phone at a concert.

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Ātea
Jul 14, 2018

Part of the whānau: Takatāpui and sexual diversity in Māori society

As part of RNZ’s sexuality podcast, Bang!, Melody Thomas looks at Māori sexuality and gender expression prior to colonisation.

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Music
Apr 2, 2018

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s new album is definitely not about the apocalypse

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's new album Sex & Food is prompting RNZ's Melody Thomas to think about the apocalypse.

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