16 September 2021
The unofficial epidemic response committee
Annabelle, Ben and Toby set their Zoom backgrounds to Wānaka, take on the role of the official opposition, and ask how long Judith Collins can survive – all while defeating delta with nothing but celery and refried beans.
8 September 2021
Judith’s Wednesday wobbly and David’s terrible tweet
From deep within the level four fortress, Toby, Annabelle and Ben discuss a terrorist attack in Auckland, what’s next in the Covid response, and Judith Collins losing the plot. Plus: wtf was David Seymour thinking?Follow Gone By Lunchtime on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.
26 August 2021
Another late night lockdown extravaganza
The Gone By Lunchtime team enters the second week of lockdown with another late night Zoom edition of the pod. In this episode: vaccines, tests, case numbers, locations of interest, elimination strategy, the border, The Croods.
19 August 2021
Lullabies for the team of five million
Less than 24 hours into level four, the Gone By Lunchtime team assembles over Zoom for one of their famed late night lockdown pods.
3 August 2021
High-level political vibe discourse
What links Labour’s poll drop, the Covid response, Judith Collins’ challenges, Mātauranga Māori and a proliferation of professors? Vibes. Annabelle Lee-Mather, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire return with New Zealand’s most reverberating analysis.
20 July 2021
Howl of a podcast
Ben, Toby, and special guest star Mihingarangi Forbes demand all the debates and debate all the demands.
6 July 2021
Vaccines, Karens and the UNDrip
In another triumph of love speech over hate speech, Annabelle, Ben and Toby discuss Covid, vaccines and roadmaps, the three waters reform, Willy Jackson’s UNDrip response, the National Party purge and the malice that lives in Ben’s soul.
22 June 2021
New Winston Peters dropped
After an eight month absence, the Winston Peters bus bursts back out of the barn at the weekend. How did he do, and where is he going?
9 June 2021
The Phantom Menace of political summits
It’s been another week of National making headlines for the wrong reasons, with Nick Smith, Jake Bezzant and Paul Goldsmith making life difficult for Judith Collins.
25 May 2021
The first and only pundits to weigh in on Budget 2021
In this once-in-a-generation edition of Gone By Lunchtime, Annabelle, Ben and Toby assess last week’s benefit-boosting budget, chew over plans for unemployment insurance, discuss the immigration “reset”, and ask: is David Seymour now the leader of the opposition?
13 May 2021
He Puapua, Te Tiriti and Judith Collins
Annabelle, Ben and Toby are joined by “the masked podder”, who may or may not be Mihingarangi Forbes, to discuss the pay freeze-not-freeze, the He Puapua report and Judith Collins’ “segregation” claims.
28 April 2021
The end of DHBs, local government and Selena Gomez
In this special pink moon edition of the podcast, Toby, Annabelle and Ben discuss the government’s recently announced health reforms, National’s race-baiting response, Nanaia Mahuta’s China speech and big hopes for her review of local government.
13 April 2021
45 minutes of silence
In this episode: the temporary ban on arrivals from India, the Māori Party’s donations strife, drug policy and leadership ructions in the National Party.
30 March 2021
The housing package and the stuck ship
Join Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas as they discuss Labour’s now week-old housing package, the National caucus’s fluoride vote, Christopher Luxon, travel bubbles, Police 10-7 and more.
16 March 2021
In loving memory of landline polling
Gone By Lunchtime briefly pauses Rocking the Dock to discuss the latest poll results and other highlights from the fortnight in New Zealand politics.
23 February 2021
Rethinking MIQ, Australia and businesswear
Join Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee Mather and Ben Thomas as Gone By Lunchtime discusses the latest lockdown, trans-Tasman relations, business attire and more.
2 February 2021
Welcome to 2021, the tribute year to 2020
Ben Thomas, Annabelle Lee Mather and Toby Manhire kick off the year in political podcast punditry, taking on the major parties, Waitangi plans, councils, and the whopping great climate report.
22 December 2020
The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2020
Pour yourself some eggnog and join the hosts of The Spinoff’s podcast network for our annual Superpod round up of the year that was.
21 December 2020
End of year special with Jacinda Ardern
The prime minister drops in for a chat with Toby Manhire in a scoop-filled bonus episode of Gone By Lunchtime.
16 December 2020
The Golden Handbrake Awards 2020
Fresh from the Press Gallery Christmas Party, Annabelle Lee-Mather, Toby Manhire and Ben Thomas convene for the final time in 2020 to recap the year in New Zealand politics.