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July 16, 2018

BANG! is a Radio New Zealand podcast about sex, relationships, and intimacy. In light of the release of Season 2, I sat down and had a chat with producer and presenter of BANG!, Melody Thomas. For those who haven’t heard of it, how would you describe BANG!? It’s a podcast about sex and relationships and […]

June 5, 2018

There is something very easy about extremities: it’s the comfort that comes with treating “right” and “wrong” as if they are unquestionable, unshakable truths. It’s the relief of being able to point the finger at someone else, identify the problem, the enemy as “other” and, in doing so, absolve oneself of blame. It feels good […]

May 28, 2018

Terrible, Thanks for Asking is pretty much how I was feeling on Sunday evening as I sat, laptop perched uneasily on my knee, wallowing in the realisation that I had a podcast article to write in a very small window of time. After briefly reflecting on why exactly I had chosen to squander my weekend […]

May 14, 2018

There are probably some people in this world who breeze through the end of high school and into university; people who seamlessly transition from living at home to sharing a home with hundreds of strangers. I’m going to hazard a guess and say that these people make up, at most, about 3% of your hall population. […]

May 14, 2018

S-Town began the way I thought it would: small, conservative town in America, rumours swirling that a violent murder has been covered up, and the trusty, every-man narrator, Brian Reed from This American Life, there to lead you through the fray. As an avid Serial fan, I had high expectations and high scepticism of the plethora […]

April 16, 2018

Cliche as it may sound, understanding our past — where we have been and come from — is imperative to understanding who we are now. If you are looking to get a bit more perspective and insight into New Zealand’s political history then Radio New Zealand’s podcast The 9th Floor might just be the thing […]

March 12, 2018

Talking about relationships, particularly the romantic kind, is frequently understood to be a “feminine” activity; in other words, something only women do. And arguably because of this labelling as “feminine”, the discussion of emotions and relationships is  often framed as unimportant or self-indulgent. Esther Perel’s podcast Where Should We Begin is dedicated to breaking down […]

March 5, 2018

A significant number of the podcasts I talk and write about could be loosely classed as “guilty pleasures” (although I must admit, I feel no shame). However, RNZ’s Mediawatch is no such podcast. It is all pleasure, no guilt. Mediawatch is an RNZ programme presented by Colin Peacock that can be found both on the […]

February 26, 2018

Kia ora and welcome to the podcast section! This is a space to chat about all things podcast related. This may include reviews, interviews with hosts, or any general discussion of this wonderful medium. If you love podcasts and have something to say about that then please do not hesitate to email us at podcasts@salient.org.nz. […]