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Political Commentary

A rotating cast of the finest political minds offer up commentary on the big topics of the week.

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Bryce Edwards: April 16, 2020

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Bryce Edwards: April 16, 2020 Bryce Edwards: April 16, 2020, 15.5 MB
Thu 16 Apr 2020

Dr. Bryce Edwards catches up with Rachel this morning about what's happening in the media, and why it's important for democracy, politicians pay cuts, and the epidemic response committee. 

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: April 9, 2020

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: April 9, 2020 Political Commentary w/ David Slack: April 9, 2020, 18.86 MB
Thu 9 Apr 2020

David Slacks joins us with his hot takes on what we could possibly be looking toward in a more sustainable future, and Bernie Sanders ending his election campaign.

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: April 2, 2020

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: April 2, 2020 Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: April 2, 2020, 15.58 MB
Thu 2 Apr 2020

Rod Oram joins Rachel to discuss the current and (potential) future economic impacts of the Covid-19 rāhui. Breaking things down with a bit of light at the end of the tunnel, phew.

Political Commentary w/ Morgan Godfrey: March 26, 2020

Political Commentary w/ Morgan Godfrey: March 26, 2020 Political Commentary w/ Morgan Godfrey: March 26, 2020, 17.97 MB
Thu 26 Mar 2020

Morgan Godfrey dials in this morning to talk about day one of the lockdown, and Covid-19 in Aotearoa. 

Political Commentary w/ Shamubeel Eaqub: March 19, 2020

Political Commentary w/ Shamubeel Eaqub: March 19, 2020 Political Commentary w/ Shamubeel Eaqub: March 19, 2020, 13.42 MB
Thu 19 Mar 2020

Shamubeel Eaqub dials in to chat with Rachel about the government's Covid-19 Response Package, who it supports and what we can expect to see.

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: March 12, 2020

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: March 12, 2020 Political Commentary w/ David Slack: March 12, 2020, 24.7 MB
Thu 12 Mar 2020

David Slack talks Covid-19 and the National Party's 'regulations bonfire' this morning, whakarongo mai.

Political Commentary w/ Prof. Jennifer Curtin: March 5, 2020

Political Commentary w/ Prof. Jennifer Curtin: March 5, 2020 Jennifer Curtin: March 5, 2020, 20.78 MB
Thu 5 Mar 2020

In the midst of a very intense time politically, and globally, Prof. Jennifer Curtin dials in to give us some Political Commentary. Discussing Super Tuesday and the US election, the economic impacts of Coronavirus, and some changes to KiwiSaver default fund investing.

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: February 27, 2020

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: February 27, 2020 Political Commentary w/ David Slack: February 27, 2020, 21.93 MB
Thu 27 Feb 2020

David Slack pops in for a coffee (thanks Espresso Workshop) and a yarn about politics. Talking climate change, the feebate, and unresolved insurance claims nine years on from the Christchurch earthquake.

Political Commentary w/ Morgan Godfrey: February 20, 2020

Political Commentary w/ Morgan Godfrey: February 20, 2020 Political Commentary w/ Morgan Godfrey: February 20, 2020, 16.7 MB
Thu 20 Feb 2020

Morgan Godfrey returns with his hot takes on the political sphere in Aotearoa, from Leader of the Opposition, Simon Bridge's latest speech, to the ongoings with the Serious Fraud Office. It's starting to feel like election year.

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Bryce Edwards: February 13, 2020

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Bryce Edwards: February 13, 2020 Bryce Edwards: February 13, 2020, 17.74 MB
Thu 13 Feb 2020

Bryce shares a conspiracy theory with Rachel this morning... he reckons there might be a bigger plan behind the proposal to gut RNZ Concert. He also discusses donations to political parties, possible corruption, and how this might impact the election.