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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27 October 2021

Real Recap: Celebrity Treasure Island, week eight

Meet Jane and Duncan on the beach at dawn as they form an alliance to recap week eight of Celebrity Treasure Island! It’s strategy city this week as the remaining celebs manoeuvre to make it to the final. 

Meet Jane and Duncan on the beach at dawn as they form an alliance to recap week eight of Celebrity Treasure Island! It’s strategy city this week as the remaining celebs manoeuvre to make it to the final. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast… Meet Jane and Duncan on the beach at dawn as they form an alliance to recap week eight of Celebrity Treasure Island! It’s strategy city this week as the remaining celebs manoeuvre to make it to the final. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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26 October 2021

McDonald’s Young Entertainers mosh pit

Jane is joined by guest host Chris Parker to trawl through the week’s Real News and everything else.

Jane (cross-legged on the floor) is joined by guest host Chris Parker (lying on bed) to trawl through the week’s Real News and everything else. We’ve got tiny villages of vegetables and spoons popping up on Auckland berms, The Wiggles are playing R18 bar gigs now, there's peacocks on the… Jane (cross-legged on the floor) is joined by guest host Chris Parker (lying on bed) to trawl through the week’s Real News and everything else. We’ve got tiny villages of vegetables and spoons popping up on Auckland berms, The Wiggles are playing R18 bar gigs now, there's peacocks on the loose in Johnsonville and more. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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20 October 2021

Real Recap: Celebrity Treasure Island, week seven

Gather up your pirate gold and smash an egg on your forehead, it’s time to recap another week of Celebrity Treasure Island. Join Jane, Alex and Duncan as the treasure hunt continues and we farewell another celeb.

Gather up your pirate gold and smash an egg on your forehead, it’s time to recap another week of Celebrity Treasure Island. Join Jane, Alex and Duncan as the treasure hunt continues and we farewell another celeb. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. Gather up your pirate gold and smash an egg on your forehead, it’s time to recap another week of Celebrity Treasure Island. Join Jane, Alex and Duncan as the treasure hunt continues and we farewell another celeb. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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19 October 2021

Food colouring = beetles?

Big MAFS baby news, illegal sprinkles, cat refuses to flush the toilet, more Dunedin bird news, The Blocktion, a corny easter egg in The Great Kiwi Bake Off, Barkley Manor and more.

Join Jane, Alex and Duncan as they continue to lose their grip on reality. Also this week: big MAFS baby news, illegal sprinkles, cat refuses to flush the toilet, more Dunedin bird news, The Blocktion, a corny easter egg in The Great Kiwi Bake Off, Barkley Manor and more. Follow… Join Jane, Alex and Duncan as they continue to lose their grip on reality. Also this week: big MAFS baby news, illegal sprinkles, cat refuses to flush the toilet, more Dunedin bird news, The Blocktion, a corny easter egg in The Great Kiwi Bake Off, Barkley Manor and more. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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13 October 2021

Real Recap: Celebrity Treasure Island, week six

The CTI-heads pore over the increasingly complex web of alliances and farewell some major celebs as Celebrity Treasure Island enters its sixth week.

The CTI-heads pore over the increasingly complex web of alliances and farewell some major celebs as Celebrity Treasure Island enters its sixth week. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. The CTI-heads pore over the increasingly complex web of alliances and farewell some major celebs as Celebrity Treasure Island enters its sixth week. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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12 October 2021

Fart with confidence

Fart-proof sheets, fart-positive ancestors, flushed undies, slug chat, an abominable rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ and more.

Jane’s back from sick leave this week and – word of warning – begins the episode with a disgusting big phlegmy snort! It gets better from there, but only marginally, with Real News featuring a classic grody combo of fart-proof sheets, fart-positive ancestors, flushed undies, slug chat, an abominable rendition… Jane’s back from sick leave this week and – word of warning – begins the episode with a disgusting big phlegmy snort! It gets better from there, but only marginally, with Real News featuring a classic grody combo of fart-proof sheets, fart-positive ancestors, flushed undies, slug chat, an abominable rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ and more. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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6 October 2021

Real Recap: Celebrity Treasure Island, week five

Join Alex ‘Candy’ Casey and Duncan ‘Buck’ Greive as they revel in all the tactics and subterfuge of this week’s Celebrity Treasure Island, spend their pirate gold at the Pirate Market and chuck around some grapes.  

Join Alex ‘Candy’ Casey and Duncan ‘Buck’ Greive as they revel in all the tactics and subterfuge of this week’s Celebrity Treasure Island, spend their pirate gold at the Pirate Market and chuck around some grapes. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. Join Alex ‘Candy’ Casey and Duncan ‘Buck’ Greive as they revel in all the tactics and subterfuge of this week’s Celebrity Treasure Island, spend their pirate gold at the Pirate Market and chuck around some grapes. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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5 October 2021

Word for banana?

Confusion reigns on The Real Pod this week.

Confusion reigns on The Real Pod this week. How do Alex and Duncan record the pod without Jane? How are the new outdoor catch-up rules going to work in practice? Who’s the latest Masked Mountaineer? Plus all the usual real news and real bits, from a chicken who went for… Confusion reigns on The Real Pod this week. How do Alex and Duncan record the pod without Jane? How are the new outdoor catch-up rules going to work in practice? Who’s the latest Masked Mountaineer? Plus all the usual real news and real bits, from a chicken who went for a walk to the logistics of Hilary Barry’s choccy fish bribe. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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29 September 2021

Real Recap: Celebrity Treasure Island, week four

It’s another corker of a week on Celebrity Treasure Island – Richie’s gone rogue, Angela’s playing four dimensional strategic chess and the battle braids are down. Join Jane, Alex and Duncan as they recap all the action from sunny Northland.

It’s another corker of a week on Celebrity Treasure Island – Richie’s gone rogue, Angela’s playing four dimensional strategic chess and the battle braids are down. Join Jane, Alex and Duncan as they recap all the action from sunny Northland. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your… It’s another corker of a week on Celebrity Treasure Island – Richie’s gone rogue, Angela’s playing four dimensional strategic chess and the battle braids are down. Join Jane, Alex and Duncan as they recap all the action from sunny Northland. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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28 September 2021

Anonymous Wombat has entered the chat

Lockdown delirium has struck The Real Pod in a big way this week.

Lockdown delirium has struck The Real Pod in a big way this week. Join Jane, Duncan and Alex for a Zoom chat covering the mysterious new dating show TVNZ is casting, The AM Show’s musical chairs, the rude leggings of LulaRich and some real talk about lockdown mental health. Plus:… Lockdown delirium has struck The Real Pod in a big way this week. Join Jane, Duncan and Alex for a Zoom chat covering the mysterious new dating show TVNZ is casting, The AM Show’s musical chairs, the rude leggings of LulaRich and some real talk about lockdown mental health. Plus: Alex reveals the results of last week’s Masked Mountaineer! Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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22 September 2021

Real Recap: Celebrity Treasure Island, week three

Jane, Alex and Duncan relive all the latest action from the latest set of celebrity challenges as three teams became two.

This week on New Zealand’s most upstanding Celebrity Treasure Island recap podcast, Jane, Alex and Duncan discuss undie longevity, consider never using toilet paper again, anticipate a potential Worksafe reckoning for New Zealand’s reality TV and relive all the latest action from the latest set of celebrity challenges as three… This week on New Zealand’s most upstanding Celebrity Treasure Island recap podcast, Jane, Alex and Duncan discuss undie longevity, consider never using toilet paper again, anticipate a potential Worksafe reckoning for New Zealand’s reality TV and relive all the latest action from the latest set of celebrity challenges as three teams became two. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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21 September 2021

Who is the masked mountaineer?

Join Alex and Jane as they do the maths on one Covid test, two grey hairs, three lightning strikes, four masked mountaineers and many many scrotum frogs.

It’s all about the numbers this week on The Real Pod. Join Alex and Jane as they do the maths on one Covid test, two grey hairs, three lightning strikes, four masked mountaineers and many many scrotum frogs. Plus someone’s flushing their unmentionables and breakfast telly takes yet another weird… It’s all about the numbers this week on The Real Pod. Join Alex and Jane as they do the maths on one Covid test, two grey hairs, three lightning strikes, four masked mountaineers and many many scrotum frogs. Plus someone’s flushing their unmentionables and breakfast telly takes yet another weird turn. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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15 September 2021

Real Recap: Celebrity Treasure Island, week two

Week two on Treasure Island sees our celebs hungry, tired and jonesing for the win.

Week two on Treasure Island sees our celebs hungry, tired and jonesing for the win. Honu find themselves in the middle of an alliance tug-of-war, Katipo’s desperation for some kai reaches fever pitch, and a forced leadership change rattles the usually unflappable team Repo. Deals are been brokered, toes are… Week two on Treasure Island sees our celebs hungry, tired and jonesing for the win. Honu find themselves in the middle of an alliance tug-of-war, Katipo’s desperation for some kai reaches fever pitch, and a forced leadership change rattles the usually unflappable team Repo. Deals are been brokered, toes are being broken, fish are being caught and dances are being taught. Join Duncan and Jane as they get into the seaweeds of this ridiculously watchable wee telly show. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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14 September 2021

A bloody fool and a big wash

Big reveals on The Real Pod this week as Duncan and Jane go under the Real News sheets to find all sorts of alarming matter.

Big reveals on The Real Pod this week as Duncan and Jane go under the Real News sheets to find all sorts of alarming matter. Which celebrity is 'gramming their Covid journey from MIQ? Why has an unearthed recording of a duck from 1987 hit the headlines? And where the… Big reveals on The Real Pod this week as Duncan and Jane go under the Real News sheets to find all sorts of alarming matter. Which celebrity is 'gramming their Covid journey from MIQ? Why has an unearthed recording of a duck from 1987 hit the headlines? And where the hell is Alex Casey? In Real Life Jane enjoys a significant Big Wash and Duncan's wife drops a filthy bombshell that leaves hime reeling. Plus we chat Real Bits – the most interesting moments of the week on our screens. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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8 September 2021

Real Recap: Celebrity Treasure Island, week one

Join Jane, Alex and Duncan for a full recap of the first week as the legends, bosses and jokers aggressively jostle for the early advantage.

We’re three episodes into Celebrity Treasure Island and there’s already tears, vomit, a self-elimination and a poo cave. Needless to say Jane, Alex and Duncan are all-in. Join them for a full recap of the first week as the legends, bosses and jokers aggressively jostle for the early advantage. Follow… We’re three episodes into Celebrity Treasure Island and there’s already tears, vomit, a self-elimination and a poo cave. Needless to say Jane, Alex and Duncan are all-in. Join them for a full recap of the first week as the legends, bosses and jokers aggressively jostle for the early advantage. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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7 September 2021

Extreme Makeover: Podcast Edition

A whole episode of real news, real life, real bits and real reviews? Welcome to the new Real Pod!

A whole episode of real news, real life, real bits and real reviews? Welcome to the new Real Pod! We’ve got phallic veg, an Apprentice Aotearoa bombshell, googly eyes spotted in the wild, a tiny little bit of The Block NZ... it’s just the same old Real Pod with new… A whole episode of real news, real life, real bits and real reviews? Welcome to the new Real Pod! We’ve got phallic veg, an Apprentice Aotearoa bombshell, googly eyes spotted in the wild, a tiny little bit of The Block NZ... it’s just the same old Real Pod with new stings. Stay tuned for the first Real Recap episode after Celebrity Treasure Island on Wednesday night. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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31 August 2021

Robe up for The Real Pod

Alex, Jane and Duncan regroup after a momentous inaugural Real Pod Instagram live, which featured Cassie Roma and Mike from The Apprentice Aotearoa and a couple of real-life cornies.

Alex, Jane and Duncan regroup after a momentous inaugural Real Pod Instagram live, which featured Cassie Roma and Mike from The Apprentice Aotearoa and a couple of real-life cornies. If you missed out, you can watch the whole thing on The Spinoff Podcast Network Instagram. Also, it’s outdoors week on… Alex, Jane and Duncan regroup after a momentous inaugural Real Pod Instagram live, which featured Cassie Roma and Mike from The Apprentice Aotearoa and a couple of real-life cornies. If you missed out, you can watch the whole thing on The Spinoff Podcast Network Instagram. Also, it’s outdoors week on The Block NZ. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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27 August 2021

Send in the clown

In another lockdown bonus edition of The Real Pod, Alex and Jane beam in from their bedrooms to discuss the extended Celebrity Treasure Island trailer, the dangers of IRL grocery shopping and Alex’s big 30th birthday plans.

In another lockdown bonus edition of The Real Pod, Alex and Jane beam in from their bedrooms to discuss the extended Celebrity Treasure Island trailer, the dangers of IRL grocery shopping and Alex’s big 30th birthday plans (spoiler alert: she’s going to have a shower). Plus the economy of Little… In another lockdown bonus edition of The Real Pod, Alex and Jane beam in from their bedrooms to discuss the extended Celebrity Treasure Island trailer, the dangers of IRL grocery shopping and Alex’s big 30th birthday plans (spoiler alert: she’s going to have a shower). Plus the economy of Little Shops, a round up of Love Island UK and an announcement about changes to your favourite silly podcast. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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25 August 2021

Double thumbs up for a level four pod

Alex, Jane and Duncan contemplate what the animals are up to while the humans are hunkering down, weep at the postponement of the Celebrity Treasure Island launch party and unanimously decide on the funniest food.

As we traverse into another leg of lockdown Alex, Jane and Duncan contemplate what the animals are up to while the humans are hunkering down, weep at the postponement of the Celebrity Treasure Island launch party and unanimously decide on the funniest food. Meanwhile, on The Block NZ, it’s garage… As we traverse into another leg of lockdown Alex, Jane and Duncan contemplate what the animals are up to while the humans are hunkering down, weep at the postponement of the Celebrity Treasure Island launch party and unanimously decide on the funniest food. Meanwhile, on The Block NZ, it’s garage and laundry week featuring a very naked Tim and a very luxe sauna just for clothes. Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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20 August 2021

Live laugh lockdown

Join Jane, Alex and Duncan from their respective beds for a special (and especially shambolic) day three lockdown check-in.

Join Jane, Alex and Duncan from their respective beds for a special (and especially shambolic) day three lockdown check-in, brought to you by Big Hummus, Big Tortoise and of course Big Covid 😷 Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider. Join Jane, Alex and Duncan from their respective beds for a special (and especially shambolic) day three lockdown check-in, brought to you by Big Hummus, Big Tortoise and of course Big Covid 😷 Follow The Real Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast provider.

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