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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. […]

October 9, 2017

It would be hard (almost a sin, maybe?) to write about podcasts and not mention Serial. Now three-years old, this true crime podcast is widely considered the catalyst of the “podcast resurgence.” It broke records by becoming the fastest podcast to reach five million downloads in the history of iTunes — the podcast equivalent of going viral. […]

September 18, 2017

The other day, a workmate remarked to me that after spending hours at work each day, the last thing he wanted to do when he got home was read up on politics and party policies.  I can understand this. Politics can often seem an incredibly dry and tedious topic; reading lengthy and in-depth analyses of […]

August 7, 2017

Dear Sugars is the audio equivalent of snuggling up in your blankets with a cup of tea or taking a warm bath on a rainy day. The point is, it is the ultimate feel good podcast. The series began as an advice column where the anonymous “Sugar” would answer questions on love, relationships, and life […]

July 17, 2017

The Boyd Wilson Walkway is set to be renamed Kake Tonu Way, as part of a community effort to reclaim the space. The set of stairs, spanning from the Boyd Wilson Field outside Te Puni Hall down to the Terrace, has gained significant attention after a number of assaults took place in the area. The […]

June 6, 2017

A hunger strike conducted by around 1500 Palestinian prisoners in Israel has ended after 40 days. The strike was suspended on Friday, after talks led to a deal with the Israel Prison Service that meets one of the strikers’ main demands —  an increase in family visitation. The strike began on April 17, and was […]

May 22, 2017

This week I interviewed Jamie Owers, Alisdair Armstrong, and Oliver Pol, the hosts of Get Your Hands Off My Dogcast.   How would you describe your podcast? Jamie: We review… well, review is a strong word. We talk about dog movies. Alisdair: Movies that prominently feature a dog. We do a different film each week, […]