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Podcasts

August 13, 2018

It’s really hard to use the term “pop culture” without sounding like a dick. But, for lack of a better term, it must be done. People who read the podcast section (who are you? are you out there?), please consider this a warning/ don’t hate me lol. I like talking about pop culture. I like […]

August 6, 2018

I distinctly remember the first time I heard Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History. It’s the kind of event that is hard to forget. I was bored on the train, endlessly scrolling through Spotify searching for something new. Remembering that a friend had recommended to me the Malcolm Gladwell podcast, I tried my luck and pressed play […]

July 30, 2018

Last year, a member of Iceland’s Pirate Party injured her eye and had to appear on TV wearing an eyepatch. In 2013, six people in the US named their child “Mushroom”. If every car in Monaco tried to drive at the same time, they wouldn’t fit on the roads. When zebras run away from lions, […]

July 23, 2018

Podcasts are for the gays. Though media representation is getting better and more queer creators are gaining mainstream appeal the situation is still far from ideal. In the midst of a media landscape where we are underrepresented and our stories not told, podcasting is a beacon of hope. It’s a medium where stories can be […]

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 […]

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 21, 2018

I present to you verbatim, The Weekly Planet’s intro theme: “Red hot comic book movie news: shooting up your butthole! [DUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUN] The weekly planet! The weekly planet!” The Weekly Planet was the 2018 winner of the Australian Podcast Awards Popular Vote category. I’ve been a fan for a few years so this made my frickin […]

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 […]

May 7, 2018

3/5 In this episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan and Russell Brand attempt to unpack some dense subjects such as finding spiritual well-being in western capitalistic society, mindfulness, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While listening to this conversation I was in a perpetual double take. Brand’s latest pursuits such as meditation, writing a book on […]