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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3 August 2021

All’s fair in wear and tear

Alex and Jane dive back into the New Zealand talent pool to see which other famous fish have washed up on Celebrity Treasure Island and who’s left to go on Dancing With the Stars.

Alex and Jane dive back into the New Zealand talent pool to see which other famous fish have washed up on Celebrity Treasure Island and who’s left to go on Dancing With the Stars. Also in this episode: hairdresser heartbreak, house moving horror stories and all the action from family… Alex and Jane dive back into the New Zealand talent pool to see which other famous fish have washed up on Celebrity Treasure Island and who’s left to go on Dancing With the Stars. Also in this episode: hairdresser heartbreak, house moving horror stories and all the action from family room week on The Block NZ. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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27 July 2021

Who’ll wash up on Celebrity Treasure Island next?

Alex, Jane and Duncan pore over the first list of celebrities to get stranded in Northland for the hotly-anticipated Celebrity Treasure Island 2021 before rolling up their sleeves for kitchen week on The Block NZ.

Alex, Jane and Duncan pore over the first list of celebrities to get stranded in Northland for the hotly-anticipated Celebrity Treasure Island 2021 before rolling up their sleeves for kitchen week on The Block NZ. Also in this episode: famous butts, a very small horse, wool care. Follow The Real… Alex, Jane and Duncan pore over the first list of celebrities to get stranded in Northland for the hotly-anticipated Celebrity Treasure Island 2021 before rolling up their sleeves for kitchen week on The Block NZ. Also in this episode: famous butts, a very small horse, wool care. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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21 July 2021

The Apprentice Aotearoa afterparty with OMGNESS

Team Real Pod reports back from the hectic cast screening of The Apprentice Aotearoa finale and considers the very real possibility this was the greatest season of reality TV New Zealand has ever seen.

Team Real Pod report back from the cast screening of The Apprentice Aotearoa finale and talk about what made this one of the best seasons of reality TV New Zealand has ever seen. Then the bougie lifestyle queen herself Vanessa Goodson aka OMGNESS pops in for a chat! Follow The… Team Real Pod report back from the cast screening of The Apprentice Aotearoa finale and talk about what made this one of the best seasons of reality TV New Zealand has ever seen. Then the bougie lifestyle queen herself Vanessa Goodson aka OMGNESS pops in for a chat! Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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20 July 2021

Breathwork, balloons and brain juice

The Apprentice Aotearoa’s iconic trio of Mike, Ness and Stephen took the plunge into the shark tank to present their business plans to three titans of industry on Monday night – but who avoided Pero’s finger of fate to make it to the final?

The Apprentice Aotearoa's iconic trio of Mike, Ness and Stephen took the plunge into the shark tank to present their business plans to three titans of industry on Monday night – but who avoided Pero’s finger of fate to make it to the final? Also this week: living room week… The Apprentice Aotearoa's iconic trio of Mike, Ness and Stephen took the plunge into the shark tank to present their business plans to three titans of industry on Monday night – but who avoided Pero’s finger of fate to make it to the final? Also this week: living room week on The Block NZ and a bedroom redo for Alex. Stay tuned for a special Apprentice Aotearoa finale episode of The Real Pod on Wednesday! Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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13 July 2021

Mowing mishaps and mile-high headboards

This week we dive into the weeds of a gardening challenge and unearth a truly iconic mowing mishap on The Apprentice Aotearoa, and master bedroom and en suite week on The Block NZ.

This week we dive into the weeds of a gardening challenge and unearth a truly iconic mowing mishap on The Apprentice Aotearoa. The hard labour continues on The Block NZ where the florals are dry, the headboards are high and our teams are battling through master bedroom and ensuite week.… This week we dive into the weeds of a gardening challenge and unearth a truly iconic mowing mishap on The Apprentice Aotearoa. The hard labour continues on The Block NZ where the florals are dry, the headboards are high and our teams are battling through master bedroom and ensuite week. Finally, in Married at First Sight Australia news, you’ll never believe what Bryce and Melissa are getting for Christmas 👶👶 Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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6 July 2021

Family bathrooms and tipsy tour buses

It’s family bathroom week on The Block NZ and the cracks are starting to show, while on The Apprentice Aotearoa, Teams Tahi and Mana are tasked with getting a gaggle of oldies sauced on a terrible bus tour.

It’s family bathroom week on The Block NZ and the cracks are starting to show – actual cracks in Dylan and Keegan’s bathroom and figurative ones in Connie and Rach’s friendship. Meanwhile, on The Apprentice Aotearoa, Teams Tahi and Mana are tasked with giving a gaggle of oldies a terrible… It’s family bathroom week on The Block NZ and the cracks are starting to show – actual cracks in Dylan and Keegan’s bathroom and figurative ones in Connie and Rach’s friendship. Meanwhile, on The Apprentice Aotearoa, Teams Tahi and Mana are tasked with giving a gaggle of oldies a terrible bus tour and getting them sozzled in a challenge flog the most plonk. It's a lifestyle! Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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30 June 2021

Under the hammer and under the pump

Jane and Alex (no Duncan this week) have a lot of telly to talk about – there’s pre-Covid kids’ bedroom reveals on The Block NZ, a potent auction night on The Apprentice Aotearoa and horny indiscretions on Alex’s new obsession Too Hot To Handle.

Jane and Alex (no Duncan this week) have a lot of telly to talk about – there’s pre-Covid kids' bedroom reveals on The Block NZ, a potent auction night on The Apprentice Aotearoa and horny indiscretions on Alex’s new obsession Too Hot To Handle. Also, which reality TV icon visited… Jane and Alex (no Duncan this week) have a lot of telly to talk about – there’s pre-Covid kids' bedroom reveals on The Block NZ, a potent auction night on The Apprentice Aotearoa and horny indiscretions on Alex’s new obsession Too Hot To Handle. Also, which reality TV icon visited Jane’s house this morning? That’s a story for Real News. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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25 June 2021

Secrets from The Apprentice Aotearoa with Cassie Roma

Entrepreneur, star of The Apprentice Aotearoa and secret The Real Pod listener Cassie Roma is in the studio!

Entrepreneur, star of The Apprentice Aotearoa and secret The Real Pod listener Cassie Roma is in the studio! She shares some sensational behind-the-scenes scoops from the season’s greatest moments, including Mally the Mallard, Josie the busy mum and the cinematography of Mike Pero’s iconic “you’re fired” point. Team Real Pod… Entrepreneur, star of The Apprentice Aotearoa and secret The Real Pod listener Cassie Roma is in the studio! She shares some sensational behind-the-scenes scoops from the season’s greatest moments, including Mally the Mallard, Josie the busy mum and the cinematography of Mike Pero’s iconic “you’re fired” point. Team Real Pod then pitches some of our best/worst business ideas – are we hired or fired? Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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23 June 2021

Brushing up on The Block NZ’s new teams

Grab a six inch sub and get cosy because this week Alex, Jane and Duncan are setting up camp in Point Chev to recap all the tones, textures and tantrums of The Block NZ.

Grab a six inch sub and get cosy because this week Alex, Jane and Duncan are setting up camp in Point Chev to recap all the tones, textures and tantrums of The Block NZ. Meanwhile, The Apprentice Aotearoa contestants are flogging other people’s wares at a green expo and a… Grab a six inch sub and get cosy because this week Alex, Jane and Duncan are setting up camp in Point Chev to recap all the tones, textures and tantrums of The Block NZ. Meanwhile, The Apprentice Aotearoa contestants are flogging other people’s wares at a green expo and a brand-new-without-tags coffin pops up on the Community Noticeboard. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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21 June 2021

Drag Race Down Under the Covers | Episode 8 👑

We did it! After eight long weeks, Drag Race Down Under has a winner – and she’s joining us in the studio for a very special final episode of Drag Race Down Under the Covers!

We did it! After eight long weeks, Drag Race Down Under has a winner – and she’s joining us in the studio for a very special final episode of Drag Race Down Under the Covers! Chris and Eli try on Kita Mean's crown and get some behind-the-scenes scoops, but not… We did it! After eight long weeks, Drag Race Down Under has a winner – and she’s joining us in the studio for a very special final episode of Drag Race Down Under the Covers! Chris and Eli try on Kita Mean's crown and get some behind-the-scenes scoops, but not before sharing some of their hottest takes of the season. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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16 June 2021

Shocking revelations from The Masked Singer NZ finale

The last three Masked Singers have been unmasked in a finale where the biggest shock was probably how good Jason Kerrison’s hair looked.

The last three Masked Singers have been unmasked in a finale where the biggest shock was probably how good Jason Kerrison’s hair looked. Great barnet! Meanwhile on The Apprentice Aotearoa, the teams were sent on a cryptic shopping scavenger hunt in what everybody agrees was the best challenge of the… The last three Masked Singers have been unmasked in a finale where the biggest shock was probably how good Jason Kerrison’s hair looked. Great barnet! Meanwhile on The Apprentice Aotearoa, the teams were sent on a cryptic shopping scavenger hunt in what everybody agrees was the best challenge of the season so far. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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14 June 2021

Drag Race Down Under the Covers | Episode 7

Chris and Eli are back to recap a talent show that showcased many talents and one balloon, and get very deep and personal with this week’s special guest, the amazing Elektra Shock!

Chris and Eli are back to recap a talent show that showcased many talents and one balloon, and get very deep and personal with this week's special guest, the amazing Elektra Shock! Plus, a dog is in studio AND we pick our winner. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts,… Chris and Eli are back to recap a talent show that showcased many talents and one balloon, and get very deep and personal with this week's special guest, the amazing Elektra Shock! Plus, a dog is in studio AND we pick our winner. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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9 June 2021

Jane of Podtown solves a mystery

While Mare of Easttown has been investigating who did a murder, Jane of Podtown has been investigating who donned a Pavlova. But did she find out before all was revealed on this week’s episode of The Masked Singer NZ?

While Mare of Easttown has been investigating who did a murder, Jane of Podtown has been investigating who donned a Pavlova. But did she find out before all was revealed on this week’s episode of The Masked Singer NZ? In The Apprentice Aotearoa news, Alex is seeing ghosts of Mally… While Mare of Easttown has been investigating who did a murder, Jane of Podtown has been investigating who donned a Pavlova. But did she find out before all was revealed on this week’s episode of The Masked Singer NZ? In The Apprentice Aotearoa news, Alex is seeing ghosts of Mally past and Duncan reveals a Greive family hygiene tradition that will probably not surprise you at all. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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7 June 2021

Drag Race Down Under the Covers | Episode 6

It’s makeover challenge week on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under! Chris and Eli are joined by special guest Bionica (House of Drag season two) to recap the episode’s best and worst looks, before catching up with the eliminated queen.

It’s makeover challenge week on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under! Chris and Eli are joined by special guest Bionica (House of Drag season two) to recap the episode’s best and worst looks, before catching up with the eliminated queen. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite… It’s makeover challenge week on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under! Chris and Eli are joined by special guest Bionica (House of Drag season two) to recap the episode’s best and worst looks, before catching up with the eliminated queen. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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2 June 2021

Pav is here

Team Real Pod is joined in the studio this week by special guest Pavlova from The Masked Singer NZ!

Team Real Pod is joined in the studio this week by special guest Pavlova from The Masked Singer NZ! Just the costume, which we’re swabbing for DNA because we still haven’t figured out who it is underneath the mask. Or has it been Jane all along? Also, The Apprentice Aotearoa… Team Real Pod is joined in the studio this week by special guest Pavlova from The Masked Singer NZ! Just the costume, which we’re swabbing for DNA because we still haven’t figured out who it is underneath the mask. Or has it been Jane all along? Also, The Apprentice Aotearoa went to the French Market. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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1 June 2021

Drag Race Down Under the Covers | Episode 5

Chris and Eli recap the branding challenge with Rhys Nicholson, the self proclaimed “Santino of Down Under”.

Chris and Eli recap the branding challenge with Rhys Nicholson, the self proclaimed “Santino of Down Under”. Rhys reveals all the behind the scenes goss about filming in a fridge while the trio honour the true queen of NZ: Suzanne Paul. Rounding up this truly revealing episode is a gorgeous… Chris and Eli recap the branding challenge with Rhys Nicholson, the self proclaimed “Santino of Down Under”. Rhys reveals all the behind the scenes goss about filming in a fridge while the trio honour the true queen of NZ: Suzanne Paul. Rounding up this truly revealing episode is a gorgeous and insightful chat with the eliminated queen! Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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26 May 2021

Justice for Mally the Mallard

Hashtag Team Real Pod recap another brilliantly bonkers episode of The Apprentice Aotearoa in which Hamilton gets a cinematic rebrand and Mally the Mallard gets the stink eye from the mayor. Meanwhile, on The Masked Singer NZ, Orange Roughy and Possum lose their heads to reveal a news-breaking superstar and a Shortland Street sensation.Follow The […]

Hashtag Team Real Pod recap another brilliantly bonkers episode of The Apprentice Aotearoa in which Hamilton gets a cinematic rebrand and Mally the Mallard gets the stink eye from the mayor. Meanwhile, on The Masked Singer NZ, Orange Roughy and Possum lose their heads to reveal a news-breaking superstar and… Hashtag Team Real Pod recap another brilliantly bonkers episode of The Apprentice Aotearoa in which Hamilton gets a cinematic rebrand and Mally the Mallard gets the stink eye from the mayor. Meanwhile, on The Masked Singer NZ, Orange Roughy and Possum lose their heads to reveal a news-breaking superstar and a Shortland Street sensation. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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24 May 2021

Drag Race Down Under the Covers | Episode 4

Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson are backing up from a big closing night at the Comedy Festival (where Eli won the Fred award!) to recap this week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.

Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson are backing up from a big closing night at the Comedy Festival (where Eli won the Fred award!) to recap this week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. There’s a construction challenge to critique, the return of a fan favourite to discuss, and very… Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson are backing up from a big closing night at the Comedy Festival (where Eli won the Fred award!) to recap this week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. There’s a construction challenge to critique, the return of a fan favourite to discuss, and very special guest Anita Wigl'it to welcome to the studio! Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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19 May 2021

A summer robe task and celebs unmasked

Jane, Alex and Duncan are left with more questions than answers from this week’s The Apprentice Aotearoa and The Masked Singer NZ episodes.

Jane, Alex and Duncan are left with more questions than answers from this week's The Apprentice Aotearoa and The Masked Singer NZ episodes. How short is too short when it comes to luxury robes, for example, and could it be Mike McRoberts underneath the (orange roughy) mask? The confusion continues… Jane, Alex and Duncan are left with more questions than answers from this week's The Apprentice Aotearoa and The Masked Singer NZ episodes. How short is too short when it comes to luxury robes, for example, and could it be Mike McRoberts underneath the (orange roughy) mask? The confusion continues as they speculate on what’s really going on between Lexie and Jack, while a reported sighting of Max Key has them backed into a corner. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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17 May 2021

Drag Race Down Under the Covers | Episode 3

Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson are joined by House of Drag star (for four episodes) Medulla Oblongata to decide once and for all if the original music created on Drag Race is actually any good?

Get ready to have your mouth scalded because this week's guest is serving her tea piping hot. Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson are joined by House of Drag star (for four episodes) Medulla Oblongata to decide once and for all if the original music created on Drag Race is actually any good? Plus,… Get ready to have your mouth scalded because this week's guest is serving her tea piping hot. Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson are joined by House of Drag star (for four episodes) Medulla Oblongata to decide once and for all if the original music created on Drag Race is actually any good? Plus, the pair catch up with the eliminated queen and deliver some hot off the presses breaking news! Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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