The Real Pod

A weekly pop culture podcast tackling everything from reality TV to real life here in New Zealand, hosted by Jane Yee with Duncan Greive and Alex Casey.

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12 May 2021

The Apprentice Aotearoa vs The Masked Singer NZ

Both The Masked Singer and The Apprentice Aotearoa landed this week and team Real Pod couldn’t possibly be more excited.

Both The Masked Singer and The Apprentice Aotearoa landed this week and team Real Pod couldn’t possibly be more excited. Join Alex, Duncan and Jane in the boardroom as they discuss the very serious business of mostly moot points, then join them onstage as they throw around wild guesses as… Both The Masked Singer and The Apprentice Aotearoa landed this week and team Real Pod couldn’t possibly be more excited. Join Alex, Duncan and Jane in the boardroom as they discuss the very serious business of mostly moot points, then join them onstage as they throw around wild guesses as to who might be behind the masks on our latest reality singing competition. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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10 May 2021

Drag Race Down Under the Covers | Episode 2, with Lady Trenyce

Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson are joined by the ICONIC Lady Trenyce this week to get stuck into the Drag Race Down Under Snatch Game.

Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson are joined by the ICONIC Lady Trenyce this week to get stuck into the Drag Race Down Under Snatch Game, where truly only one queen did well. Lady Trenyce has some actual behind the scenes goss to share (spoiler alert: it’s about Murder She Wrote),… Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson are joined by the ICONIC Lady Trenyce this week to get stuck into the Drag Race Down Under Snatch Game, where truly only one queen did well. Lady Trenyce has some actual behind the scenes goss to share (spoiler alert: it’s about Murder She Wrote), and we hear from the eliminated queen, who got in full, fabulous drag just for the pod. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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5 May 2021

One of the worst greetings we’ve ever seen

Jane, Alex and Duncan polish off the flog-heavy final reunion episodes of Married at First Sight Australia before picking over the rest of the reality buffet.

Jane, Alex and Duncan polish off the flog-heavy final reunion episodes of Married at First Sight Australia before picking over the rest of the reality buffet. Popstars, RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, The Masked Singer NZ, The Apprentice Aotearoa… what will we gorge ourselves on next? Speaking of, Alex also… Jane, Alex and Duncan polish off the flog-heavy final reunion episodes of Married at First Sight Australia before picking over the rest of the reality buffet. Popstars, RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, The Masked Singer NZ, The Apprentice Aotearoa… what will we gorge ourselves on next? Speaking of, Alex also reports back after living out her Pods-as-cereal fantasy. ––––– https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/remembering-tavita-karika Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor. Lifeline – 0800 543 354 Samaritans – 0800 726 666. Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO). Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 or free text 4202. Healthline – 0800 611 116 Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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3 May 2021

Drag Race Down Under the Covers | Episode 1, with Miss Geena

Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson are here to recap the first episode of Drag Race Down Under with a very special guest: local legend and star of House of Drag Miss Geena.

Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson are here to recap the first episode of Drag Race Down Under with a very special guest: local legend and star of House of Drag Miss Geena. There's superhero shenanigans, nude illusions and the first drag queen All Black to talk about – plus we… Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson are here to recap the first episode of Drag Race Down Under with a very special guest: local legend and star of House of Drag Miss Geena. There's superhero shenanigans, nude illusions and the first drag queen All Black to talk about – plus we get the tea on the behind-the-scenes Caluzzi drama and have an exclusive chat with the eliminated queen! Get under the covers with us, let's talk drag xo Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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28 April 2021

Bury MAFS AU in a lamington coffin – Popstars is finally getting good

This week, Alex and Jane mourn the death of an unappreciated snack, speculate on Moses Mackay’s brunch date, unmask the guessing panel for The Masked Singer NZ and decide if they’re ready to step into statement Crocs.

This week, Alex and Jane mourn the death of an unappreciated snack, speculate on Moses Mackay’s brunch date, unmask the guessing panel for The Masked Singer NZ and decide if they’re ready to step into statement Crocs. Plus final vows on Married at First Sight Australia send our hosts into… This week, Alex and Jane mourn the death of an unappreciated snack, speculate on Moses Mackay’s brunch date, unmask the guessing panel for The Masked Singer NZ and decide if they’re ready to step into statement Crocs. Plus final vows on Married at First Sight Australia send our hosts into a spin and a surprise visit to Colin’s Cranny asks some serious questions of the funeral industry. Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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23 April 2021

Announcing Drag Race Down Under the Covers with Chris and Eli

Exciting news: The Real Pod is hosting a new pop-up podcast for the upcoming season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under!

Exciting news: The Real Pod is hosting a new pop-up podcast for the upcoming season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under! It’s called Drag Race Down Under the Covers and it's hosted by our good friends Chris Parker and Eli Mathewson, who'll be joined by an extra special guest from… Exciting news: The Real Pod is hosting a new pop-up podcast for the upcoming season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under! It’s called Drag Race Down Under the Covers and it's hosted by our good friends Chris Parker and Eli Mathewson, who'll be joined by an extra special guest from the local drag scene each week to recap the latest episode. In this preview episode, Chris and Eli look at what we can expect when the season premieres on TVNZ on May 1 – to hear more, just stay subscribed to The Real Pod and check back after the first episode! Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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22 April 2021

Shirley you can’t be serious

Alex and Jane recap a week of girls on the outside, girls with glam sides and girls with kaleidoscope eyes on Married at First Sight Australia.

Join Shirley Casey and Shirley Yee as they plot to infiltrate the Christchurch Shirley Club, before recapping a week of girls on the outside, girls with glam sides and girls with kaleidoscope eyes on Married at First Sight Australia. The Spinoff's TV editor Sam Brooks also drops in to let… Join Shirley Casey and Shirley Yee as they plot to infiltrate the Christchurch Shirley Club, before recapping a week of girls on the outside, girls with glam sides and girls with kaleidoscope eyes on Married at First Sight Australia. The Spinoff's TV editor Sam Brooks also drops in to let us know if we've missed anything good on Popstars. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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14 April 2021

“Do you enjoy me nude?”

Novelty coffins, a singing tuatara and a Facebook page dedicated to dog poo crimes – it’s a humdinger of a Real Pod this week.

Novelty coffins, a singing tuatara and a Facebook page dedicated to dog poo crimes – it’s a humdinger of a Real Pod this week. All hell breaks loose as Alex, Duncan and Jane struggle to find the words to describe the reboot of Popstars, and they’re left reeling after a… Novelty coffins, a singing tuatara and a Facebook page dedicated to dog poo crimes – it’s a humdinger of a Real Pod this week. All hell breaks loose as Alex, Duncan and Jane struggle to find the words to describe the reboot of Popstars, and they’re left reeling after a week of truly revealing final dates on Married at First Sight. Make sure you subscribe to get new episodes hot out of The Real Pod oven! Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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7 April 2021

Not the best pizza party we’ve ever been to

Join Jane and Alex as they discuss the post-final rose (but pre-afterparty) Bachelor(ette) NZ gossip, then get stuck into a simply outstanding week of Married at First Sight Australia as the couples head off on a deeply hectic retreat.

Join Jane and Alex as they discuss the post-final rose (but pre-afterparty) Bachelor(ette) NZ gossip, then get stuck into a simply outstanding week of Married at First Sight Australia as the couples head off on a deeply hectic retreat. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite… Join Jane and Alex as they discuss the post-final rose (but pre-afterparty) Bachelor(ette) NZ gossip, then get stuck into a simply outstanding week of Married at First Sight Australia as the couples head off on a deeply hectic retreat. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple PodcastsSpotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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1 April 2021

Lust bums, psychic threats and MAFS AU

Join Jane and Alex as they receive a sex arse shipping update in Real News, and recap the bleakness of feedback week on Married at First Sight Australia.

Join Jane and Alex as they receive a sex arse shipping update in Real News, and recap the bleakness of feedback week on Married at First Sight Australia. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. Join Jane and Alex as they receive a sex arse shipping update in Real News, and recap the bleakness of feedback week on Married at First Sight Australia. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple PodcastsSpotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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31 March 2021

Was that the most Bachelor-y Bachelor NZ finale yet?

Join Jane and Duncan as they sit with their emotions after watching Moses decide between Shenae, Annie and hot favourite ‘no one’ in the finale of a whirlwind season of The Bachelor NZ.

Join Jane and Duncan as they sit with their emotions after watching Moses decide between Shenae, Annie and hot favourite 'no one' in the finale of a whirlwind season of The Bachelor NZ. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. Join Jane and Duncan as they sit with their emotions after watching Moses decide between Shenae, Annie and hot favourite 'no one' in the finale of a whirlwind season of The Bachelor NZ. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple PodcastsSpotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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25 March 2021

MAFS AU teaches us how not to be a dirty grot

The whole gang’s back together again as Duncan joins Alex and Jane in the studio for this week’s Married at First Sight Australia recap.

The whole gang's back together again as Duncan joins Alex and Jane in the studio for this week's Married at First Sight Australia recap. Together the trio welcome three new couples to the experiment, find out how to avoid being a dirty grot (use soap) and workshop a new hit… The whole gang's back together again as Duncan joins Alex and Jane in the studio for this week's Married at First Sight Australia recap. Together the trio welcome three new couples to the experiment, find out how to avoid being a dirty grot (use soap) and workshop a new hit single ‘Girlfriend on the Outside’. Pour yourself a quarter-strength cappuccino and settle in. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple PodcastsSpotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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24 March 2021

A corny week on The Bachelor NZ

Join Jane, Duncan and special guest Stewart Sowman-Lund as they relive the past week on The Bachelor NZ.

Join Jane, Duncan and special guest Stewart Sowman-Lund as they relive the past week on The Bachelor NZ, including even more water-based dates, tragic back-stories, self-eliminations, a nightmare-inducing talent show, pottery, pole dancing… and at long last, the season’s first pash. There’s also some Real News courtesy of bachelorette Sam,… Join Jane, Duncan and special guest Stewart Sowman-Lund as they relive the past week on The Bachelor NZ, including even more water-based dates, tragic back-stories, self-eliminations, a nightmare-inducing talent show, pottery, pole dancing… and at long last, the season’s first pash. There’s also some Real News courtesy of bachelorette Sam, two separate mentions of the Champagne Lady and a Community Noticeboard update from Upper Hutt. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple PodcastsSpotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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18 March 2021

A very intimate week on MAFS (with a cool S) AU

Join Alex Casey and Jane Yee as they gaze into the eyeballs of Married at First Sight Australia for intimacy week.

Join Alex Casey and Jane Yee as they gaze into the eyeballs of Married at First Sight Australia for intimacy week. It’s all limbs akimbo and cupping of unmentionables as some couples draw closer and others fall apart ahead of a truly dramatic dinner party. Subscribe and listen to The… Join Alex Casey and Jane Yee as they gaze into the eyeballs of Married at First Sight Australia for intimacy week. It’s all limbs akimbo and cupping of unmentionables as some couples draw closer and others fall apart ahead of a truly dramatic dinner party. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple PodcastsSpotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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17 March 2021

A VIP meet and greet with The Bachelor NZ

Jane and Duncan are joined by Gone By Lunchtime’s Ben Thomas to discuss the week’s episodes of The Bachelor NZ.

Jane and Duncan are joined by Gone By Lunchtime’s Ben Thomas to watch what might be the least horny season of The Bachelor ever made. In this episode: Real News reports on a mass Bachelorette sighting in New Plymouth at the weekend, Colin Mathura-Jeffree recounts a hair-raising encounter in Colin’s… Jane and Duncan are joined by Gone By Lunchtime’s Ben Thomas to watch what might be the least horny season of The Bachelor ever made. In this episode: Real News reports on a mass Bachelorette sighting in New Plymouth at the weekend, Colin Mathura-Jeffree recounts a hair-raising encounter in Colin’s Cranny and Reality Check relives all the big moments from The Bachelor NZ this week as Annie fake phone calls her way into pole position for the long-awaited first kiss of the season. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple PodcastsSpotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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11 March 2021

Holy moly guacamole it’s week two of MAFS AU

Join Jane Yee and Alex Casey as they meet the final two couples of Married at First Sight Australia 2021.

Join Jane and Alex as they try to decide if the final two couples on Married at First Sight Australia are Hot or Not Hot. In this episode we discover the results of Alex’s C19 test (2:18) before moving into the marital apartments with Belinda and Patrick (3:55), Rusty and… Join Jane and Alex as they try to decide if the final two couples on Married at First Sight Australia are Hot or Not Hot. In this episode we discover the results of Alex’s C19 test (2:18) before moving into the marital apartments with Belinda and Patrick (3:55), Rusty and Beth (19:54), Jason and Alana (30:14), Melissa and Bryce (32:38), Booka and Brett (42:47), Jake and Bec (43:07), James and Jo (47:17), Sam and Cam (50:11) and Coco and Sam (54:57). We’ve got our first dinner party of the year, a sky-high pile of Honesty Boxes, Hot or Not Hot rankings galore... and a huge amount of carrots and peanut butter to get through. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple PodcastsSpotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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10 March 2021

Has Moses ever watched The Bachelor NZ before?

Join Jane and Duncan as they form a cacao circle and say everything they’re grateful for in week two of The Bachelor NZ.

Join Jane and Duncan as they form a cacao circle and say everything they’re grateful for in week two of The Bachelor NZ. In this episode we learn what Patrick (aka Hamish) and Lexie got up to during their secret double life summer in Real News (2:12), recap all the… Join Jane and Duncan as they form a cacao circle and say everything they’re grateful for in week two of The Bachelor NZ. In this episode we learn what Patrick (aka Hamish) and Lexie got up to during their secret double life summer in Real News (2:12), recap all the shots that have been shot and not shot at The Bachelor NZ mansion in Reality Check (7:00), then check in on patron saint of The Real Pod Colin Mathura-Jeffree in Colin’s Cranny (40:45) and receive some exciting Max Key news (42:40). Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple PodcastsSpotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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5 March 2021

One sexpert, several baths and many SIM cards – MAFS AU is back, baby

Join The Real Pod’s MAFS-perts Alex Casey and Jane Yee as they commit to the new season of Married At First Sight Australia.

Married At First Sight Australia has hurtled back onto our screens like a glass of wine at a dinner party, and The Real Pod's MAFS-perts Alex Casey and Jane Yee have committed to watching every ep. Crack open your honesty box, settle in with a salad box and join two… Married At First Sight Australia has hurtled back onto our screens like a glass of wine at a dinner party, and The Real Pod's MAFS-perts Alex Casey and Jane Yee have committed to watching every ep. Crack open your honesty box, settle in with a salad box and join two very excited women in the commentary box for week one, where much like Sam's ankles, the cracks are already beginning to show. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple PodcastsSpotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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3 March 2021

Meeting the ladies of The Bachelor NZ

Join Jane and Duncan as they watch The Bachelorette NZ merge seamlessly into a brand new season of The Bachelor NZ.

After a decades-long four-year hiatus, The Bachelor NZ is back! Jane and Duncan discuss their first impressions of new Bachelor Moses Mackay (6:30), meet the ladies who’ll be competing for his heart as they arrive on the red carpet (12:10) then analyse the first set of dates from Tuesday night’s… After a decades-long four-year hiatus, The Bachelor NZ is back! Jane and Duncan discuss their first impressions of new Bachelor Moses Mackay (6:30), meet the ladies who’ll be competing for his heart as they arrive on the red carpet (12:10) then analyse the first set of dates from Tuesday night’s episode (30:45). Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple PodcastsSpotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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1 March 2021

Emergency Bachelorette NZ final recap

Whaaat just happened? Join Duncan and Jane as they try to make sense of life, the universe and the Donkey Bay Inn after watching Lexie give out her final rose.

Whaaat just happened? Join Duncan and Jane as they try to make sense of life, the universe and the Donkey Bay Inn after watching Lexie give out her final rose. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. Whaaat just happened? Join Duncan and Jane as they try to make sense of life, the universe and the Donkey Bay Inn after watching Lexie give out her final rose. Subscribe and listen to The Real Pod via Apple PodcastsSpotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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