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The Real Pod: Johnny Depp, Cobb & Co and the great Mike Hosking mystery

The Real Pod team assemble in the board room of dreams to talk reality TV and real life in New Zealand, including a great week for lookalikes and a scary new addition to the KFC menu. 

This week Jane Yee, Duncan Greive and Alex Casey delve deep into almost every element of Toni Street’s surprise Cobb & Co themed birthday party. Why did Michael Murphy perform? Why was Michael Hosking looking so sad and where has he gone now? Where do you even get Pink Panthers these days?

Beyond that, the team dissect the new celebrity lookalikes in town including United Future’s Damian Light, MKRNZ‘s Teal and the time Jane’s mum thought she saw Johnny Depp on the ferry to Waiheke. Also, Jane picks the winner of The Block NZ, Duncan condemns Jacinda Ardern’s taste in music and Alex brings in some more completely unfounded Married at First Sight gossip.

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