Image: Tina Tiller
Image: Tina Tiller

PodcastsAugust 18, 2020

Gone By Lunchtime: Politics ’til midnight

Image: Tina Tiller
Image: Tina Tiller

Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas forget how to record a podcast over Zoom.

Most elements of life under lockdown feel a little bit easier the second time around, but not recording an episode of Gone By Lunchtime. After being held up for over an hour by a confusing tech issue (Ben’s new phone doesn’t have a headphone port), the renowned podcasting trio finally get stuck into the week’s political issues, of which there are a few.

Topics include: the election date (it’s changed), community transmission (it’s back), Gerry Brownlee, conspiracy theories, Judith Collins, why National should run a Fat Freddy’s Drop inspired campaign, and the concept of “political edging”. Ben’s a bit mean about Ashley Bloomfield, there’s a bit of Zorb chat, and a nostalgic shout out to Merv and the Bad Boys of Brexit too. Miss those guys.

Download now, subscribe through Apple Podcasts, or visit Gone By Lunchtime on Acast or Spotify

Mad Chapman, Editor
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