FIRST

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22 September 2021

Melodownz

Tāmaki-Makaurau rapper Melodownz tells us about his first gig, first car, a short-lived pet goldfish and more.

Tāmaki-Makaurau rapper Melodownz tells us about his first gig, first car, a short-lived pet goldfish and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.  Tāmaki-Makaurau rapper Melodownz tells us about his first gig, first car, a short-lived pet goldfish and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. 

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15 September 2021

Te Ao o Hinepehinga Rauna

Actor Te Ao o Hinepehinga Rauna (Head High, Shortland Street) tells us about getting in trouble at kōhanga reo, a hair-raising rumour and more.

Actor Te Ao o Hinepehinga Rauna (Head High, Shortland Street) tells us about getting in trouble at kōhanga reo, a hair-raising rumour and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.  Actor Te Ao o Hinepehinga Rauna (Head High, Shortland Street) tells us about getting in trouble at kōhanga reo, a hair-raising rumour and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. 

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8 September 2021

Haz Beats

Producer Haz Beats (Home Brew, Team Dynamite, YGB) tells us about his first gig, taking a goat to the Aotearoa Music Awards and more.

Producer Haz Beats (Home Brew, Team Dynamite, YGB) tells us about his first gig, taking a goat to the Aotearoa Music Awards and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.  Producer Haz Beats (Home Brew, Team Dynamite, YGB) tells us about his first gig, taking a goat to the Aotearoa Music Awards and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. 

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1 September 2021

Sanjay Patel

Comedian Sanjay Patel tells us about the early days of Twitter, collecting Shortland Street trading cards and more.

Comedian Sanjay Patel tells us about the early days of Twitter, collecting Shortland Street trading cards and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.  Comedian Sanjay Patel tells us about the early days of Twitter, collecting Shortland Street trading cards and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. 

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25 August 2021

Earth Tongue

Gussie and Ezra from Wellington band Earth Tongue tell us about axolotls, the horror of Matilda and a cigarette smoking ghost and more.

Gussie and Ezra from Wellington band Earth Tongue tell us about axolotls, the horror of Matilda and a cigarette smoking ghost and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.  Gussie and Ezra from Wellington band Earth Tongue tell us about axolotls, the horror of Matilda and a cigarette smoking ghost and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. 

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18 August 2021

Bubbah

Bubbah (aka Sieni Leo’o Olo) from Comedy Central series SIS tells us about her first time doing stand-up, crushing on Woody from Toy Story, why she should have a Vailima sponsorship and more.

Bubbah (aka Sieni Leo'o Olo) from Comedy Central series SIS tells us about her first time doing stand-up, crushing on Woody from Toy Story, why she should have a Vailima sponsorship and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.  Bubbah (aka Sieni Leo'o Olo) from Comedy Central series SIS tells us about her first time doing stand-up, crushing on Woody from Toy Story, why she should have a Vailima sponsorship and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. 

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11 August 2021

Theia

Musician Em Walker (Theia, TE KAAHU) tells us about the first CD she bought, Neopets, writing her first song in te reo Māori and more.

Musician Em Walker (Theia, TE KAAHU) tells us about the first CD she bought, Neopets, writing her first song in te reo Māori and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Musician Em Walker (Theia, TE KAAHU) tells us about the first CD she bought, Neopets, writing her first song in te reo Māori and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air.

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4 August 2021

Lucy Blakiston

The Shit You Should Care About co-founder tells us about being the subject of high school gossip, being followed by Ariana Grande, her first phone and more.

The Shit You Should Care About co-founder tells us about being the subject of high school gossip, being followed by Ariana Grande, her first phone and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.  The Shit You Should Care About co-founder tells us about being the subject of high school gossip, being followed by Ariana Grande, her first phone and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. 

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28 July 2021

Laiika

Heidi and Grace from pop duo Laiika tell us about the first time they met, rebelling against the system, writing the quintessential pop song and more.

Heidi and Grace from pop duo Laiika tell us about the first time they met, rebelling against the system, writing the quintessential pop song and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.  Heidi and Grace from pop duo Laiika tell us about the first time they met, rebelling against the system, writing the quintessential pop song and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. 

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21 July 2021

Simon Bridges

National Party MP Simon Bridges tells us about working at the Footrot Flats theme park, going to see U2, thrashing his mum’s Toyota Starlet and more.

National Party MP Simon Bridges tells us about working at the Footrot Flats theme park, going to see U2, thrashing his mum's Toyota Starlet and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.  National Party MP Simon Bridges tells us about working at the Footrot Flats theme park, going to see U2, thrashing his mum's Toyota Starlet and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. 

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7 July 2021

Pax Assadi

Comedian Pax Assadi tells about allegedly having SARS, his love for Craig David’s album ‘Born to Do It’ and a bad heckler experience.

Comedian Pax Assadi tells about allegedly having SARS, his love for Craig David's album 'Born to Do It' and a bad heckler experience. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.  Comedian Pax Assadi tells about allegedly having SARS, his love for Craig David's album 'Born to Do It' and a bad heckler experience. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. 

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30 June 2021

Ladi6

Musician Ladi6 tells us about the first time she got paid for a gig, her family’s racist dog, re-burying her grandad and more.

Musician Ladi6 tells us about the first time she got paid for a gig, her family's racist dog, re-burying her grandad and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.  Musician Ladi6 tells us about the first time she got paid for a gig, her family's racist dog, re-burying her grandad and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. 

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23 June 2021

Kura Forrester

Actor and comedian Kura Forrester tells us about her first time doing stand-up, her childhood dream of being an air hostess, being the Eagle Boys mascot and more.

Actor and comedian Kura Forrester tells us about her first time doing stand-up, being the Eagle Boys mascot, her worst audition and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.    Actor and comedian Kura Forrester tells us about her first time doing stand-up, being the Eagle Boys mascot, her worst audition and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.   

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16 June 2021

Troy Kingi

Musician and actor Troy Kingi tells us about his first brush with death, first memory, becoming a father and more.

Musician and actor Troy Kingi tells us about his first brush with death, first memory, becoming a father and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.  Musician and actor Troy Kingi tells us about his first brush with death, first memory, becoming a father and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. 

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9 June 2021

Chris Parker

Comedian, actor and felt artist Chris Parker tells us about the first thing he ever felted, first celebrity crush, being a Mall Santa and more.

Comedian, actor and felt artist Chris Parker tells us about the first thing he ever felted, first celebrity crush, being a Mall Santa and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform.  Comedian, actor and felt artist Chris Parker tells us about the first thing he ever felted, first celebrity crush, being a Mall Santa and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform. 

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2 June 2021

TEEKS

Musician TEEKS tells us about making his first album Something to Feel, cooking pasta, his favourite Dragon Ball Z character and more.

Musician TEEKS tells us about making his first album Something to Feel, cooking pasta, his favourite Dragon Ball Z character and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform.  Musician TEEKS tells us about making his first album Something to Feel, cooking pasta, his favourite Dragon Ball Z character and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform. 

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26 May 2021

Marama Davidson

The Green Party co-leader tells us about growing up in a political family, embracing the spaghetti jeans trend, sniffing children and more.

The Green Party co-leader tells us about growing up in a political family, embracing the spaghetti jeans trend, sniffing children and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform.  The Green Party co-leader tells us about growing up in a political family, embracing the spaghetti jeans trend, sniffing children and more. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform. 

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19 May 2021

Liam Finn

Musician Liam Finn (Crowded House, BARB, Betchadupa) tells us about accidentally harshing the buzz of an alt rock icon, becoming a dad, why he quit rugby and more.

Musician Liam Finn (Crowded House, BARB, Betchadupa) tells us about accidentally harshing the buzz of an alt rock icon, becoming a dad, why he quit rugby and more. FIRST is made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform.  Musician Liam Finn (Crowded House, BARB, Betchadupa) tells us about accidentally harshing the buzz of an alt rock icon, becoming a dad, why he quit rugby and more. FIRST is made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform. 

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12 May 2021

Perlina Lau and Ally Xue

Two of the stars of new TVNZ series Creamerie remember the first time they saw Asian representation on screen, their first times acting and more.

Two of the stars of new TVNZ series Creamerie remember the first time they saw Asian representation on screen, their first times acting and more. FIRST is made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform.  Two of the stars of new TVNZ series Creamerie remember the first time they saw Asian representation on screen, their first times acting and more. FIRST is made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform. 

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5 May 2021

Nadia Reid

Musician Nadia Reid tells us which 90s boy band hit she still rates, why she used to get kicked out of Countdown and more.

Musician Nadia Reid tells us which 90s boy band hit she still rates, why she used to get kicked out of Countdown and more. FIRST is made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform.  Musician Nadia Reid tells us which 90s boy band hit she still rates, why she used to get kicked out of Countdown and more. FIRST is made with the support of NZ On Air. Follow FIRST on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform. 

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