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World Test Championship here we come

With the Blackcaps headed for the final of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship at Lord’s in June, Simon Day and Alex Braae have successfully appealed to bring The Offspin …

The Christchurch mum getting people moving in the morning

Nearly every morning, thousands of people around New Zealand and the world start their day with a workout led by a mum of four boys from her Christchurch lounge. Lisa …

A plea to The Bachelorette NZ – bring back Jack

With Lexie's suitors dropping like flies, Jane, Duncan and special guest Ben Thomas break down the last week of The Bachelorette NZ before the final rose is handed out. From …

Slender Man

Remember when we voluntarily terrified ourselves playing the Slender Man video game and sharing stories of how he stalked children and influenced proxies to do his evil bidding? Join The …

The drinking age was 20

Remember when you had to wait until your 20th birthday before you could legally set foot in a bar and enjoy a lovely beverage without fear of being sprung? Join …

Rethinking MIQ, Australia and businesswear

New Zealand’s leading political podcast pivots to true crime this week to investigate the disappearance of political commentator Ben Thomas from Twitter. Where did he go – and what’s he …

Bonus episode: MAFS AU reunion recap part two

Join Alex and Jane as they recap the second part of the MAFS Australia reunion special. This week everybody hits the couches for a lovely calm post-dinner party chat with …

Facebook just blocked all news in Australia

Facebook has made the monumental decision to block all people and publications in Australia from posting news content, after a long battle between the Australian government and the social media …

The Bachelorette NZ pashes and slashes her suitors

Join The Real Pod over Zoom this week as we learn the fate of That Vegan Teacher, discover a shocking fact about MAFS' Nasser and find out the truth about …

How LPL became Australasia’s biggest esports broadcaster from the base of the Sky Tower

This week’s guest on Business is Boring is Duane Mutu, founder and CEO of LetsPlay.Live. Esports are big business, with the number of people playing competitively and the number of spectators …

Substack’s Hamish McKenzie on a new era of publishing

In this episode of The Spinoff’s media podcast The Fold, Duncan Greive is joined by Hamish McKenzie, co-founder of Substack. For years, the media landscape has been filled with publications making …

Ali Mau on #MeTooNZ, talkback radio and the NZ music industry’s reckoning

In this edition of The Spinoff’s media podcast The Fold, Duncan Greive is joined by Ali Mau, Stuff senior journalist and creator of New Zealand's own MeToo movement. In 2017, the …