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The Department of Conversation with Pat Brittenden
70 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
236 Don McGlashan on life, music, creativity and avoiding walking down Dominion Road
Don McGlashan is a New Zealand composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist who Is best known for membership in the bands Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn, and The Mutton Birds, before going solo. He has also composed for cinema and television. Among other instruments, McGlashan has played guitar, drums, euphonium and French horn. Don is about to embark on a nationwide tour and joins us to talk about life, the universe, music, his career and everything
75 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
001 (BHN Special) Paula Penfold on her Fire and Fury Documentary
Last weekend Stuff Circuit released a special project that explores who's driving a violent, misinformed New Zealand - and why. In the 'Fire and Fury' press release Stuff claims they "began with a day of violence but ended up somewhere much more frightening." Since Fire and Fury was released more news this week has been released about how some of those groups featured in the documentary have made it clear they have a desire to get involved in local body politics nefariously to attempt to make New Zealand ungovernable. In this episode investigative journalist, researcher and reporter for the documentary Paula Penfold joins us for the hour live to chat about Fire and Fury, the reception and fallout from it, why they did it and anything more she can add to the conversation in NZ today. Catch more about #BHN with clips etc on the YouTube channel here https://www.youtube.com/c/DOCNZStudios
72 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
235 Alex Holder, 'Unprecedented' documentary film maker
Alex Holder is a British documentary filmmaker who filmed then-President Donald Trump and his family prior to the 2020 election loss to Joe Biden and on and in the lead up to Jan. 6, 2021 in his Discovery Channel, 3 part documentary series 'Unprecedented'. Later Holder was subpoenaed to testify before the Jan 6 House Select Committee and he provided them with hundreds of hours of footage that was shot of Trump, his family and the events surrounding Jan 6th that they captured. Alex spends an hour with us as we deep dive into Trump, his family and the documentary which can be seen in NZ on Three On Demand.
77 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
233 Jason Kerrison, lead singer of OpShop and outspoken anti-mandate crusader
Jason Kerrison has been in the public eye for two decades as the lead singer of iconic Kiwi band OpShop. In more recent times Kerrison has been seen in the public eye for his opposition to the vaccine mandate and opinions on the vaccine itself. He has created waves with some media profiles accusing them of spreading disinformation and warning them of the potential consequences by what he now acknowledges as regrettable, and inaccurate, memes and tweets citing death penalties in the past for media people who mislead the public.
72 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
232 Sharyn Casey, The Edge announcer and Dancing with the Stars host
Sharyn Casey is a multi-talented broadcaster, content creator, writer and mother who has just finished hosting Dancing with the Stars and is about to return to her job co-hosting The Edge's drive show "Sharyn and Jayden" We talk women in media, parenting, dogs and more along with delving into tabloid intrusion into life ad what it means for public personalities sharing and/or over sharing their private lives.
80 minutes | May 30, 2022
231 Kate Rodger, Newshub Entertainment Editor and Film Reviewer
Kate Rodger is Newshub Entertainment Editor and Film Reviewer across TV, digital and radio. Her job takes her all over the world covering film premieres and awards ceremonies, visiting movie sets, shooting interviews and filing stories.
61 minutes | May 26, 2022
230 Tom Mutch, Kiwi journalist in Ukraine
Tom Mutch is a New Zealand-born journalist with a special interest in crime and conflict. A former U.K. parliamentary researcher focusing on defence and security, he is currently reporting from numerous locations in Ukraine on the Russian invasion.
73 minutes | May 19, 2022
229 Sean Plunket, broadcaster, journalist and Founding Editor of The Platform
Sean Plunket, a broadcaster and journalist with 30 years experience, recently started his own media group called The Platform. An online radio station and multimedia platform that makes the claim of being "free of political bias" space for "tolerance and openness and truth" We spend an hour with Sean talking about "what is being woke?", "why is the Platform and different from other news agencies?", "where is the line between being cancelled and a commercial decision?" and more
60 minutes | May 12, 2022
228 Zack "JerryRigEverything" Nelson on his decade on YouTube, wife, family and life
Zack Nelson, from the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, has turned a love of repairing, into the most viewed cell phone repair channel on the internet. His simple explanations and brief tutorials have helped millions of people with repairs of their own. Outside of YouTube, his 'to-the-point' style of teaching has created instructional and informational videos for manufacturers and factories around the world. His entrepreneurial spirit has turned a hobby, into a lifestyle.
77 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
227 Jason Gunn, legendary NZ broadcaster and entertainer
Jason Gunn is a New Zealand television and radio personality. He has beenon NZ screens since the last 1980s and is known for After School, The Son of a Gunn Show, What Now, Dancing with the Stars, Wheel of Fortune, and The Rich List, and also afternoon shows on radio stations Classic Hits and More FM. Jason joins us to talk life, the universe and everything and share his take on the importance of telling good stories
67 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
226 Pax Assadi, Comedian, writer and actor
Pax is one of the most exciting comedians in New Zealand. Pax has appeared on a number of local television shows Including TV One's panel show Word Up, TV 3s 7 Days, Maori TVs Crack Up, the critically acclaimed Brown Eye and the 2016 NZ International Comedy Gala and most recently has written and performed in the story of his childhood, the brilliant Raised by Refugees.
63 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
225 Nomiki Konst US journalist, progressive activist and political commentator
Nomiki Konst is an American journalist, progressive activist, and political commentator who is known for her work on The Young Turks and Our Revolution and now her own show The Nomiki Show. The Nomiki Show is a progressive left politics news podcast / livestream that shines light on the status quo. TNS is hosted by Nomiki Konst and airs Wednesday and Fridays evenings in the US.
66 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
224 Rev. Spanky Moore on Easter in a Western society in 2022
Former Punk Rock band member, now Reverend, Spanky Moore joins us to chat about how relevant Easter is to Western society in 2022.
75 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
223 Mark Dye, breakfast host on Today FM and medicinal cannabis entrepreneur
Mark Dye has been on the New Zealand media scene since he was 18. He's worked on as a radio host on The Edge, ZM and on Newstalk ZB with co-host Kerre McIver. Outside of the media, Mark is an entrepreneur. He's Co-Founder/CEO of medicinal cannabis company NUBU - the country's largest cannabis distributor and the first to legally sell cannabis in New Zealand. In 2022 Mark joins the Tova breakfast show on Today FM as breakfast co-host.
66 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
222 Paula Penfold on Stuff's "Disordered" documentary
Investigative journalist Paula Penfold joins us to talk about her latest documentary, Disordered. Thomas is one of an estimated 3,000 New Zealand babies born every year with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. His story is told in Stuff Circuit's latest documentary Disordered - which explores Aotearoa's shameful incidence of FASD
76 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
221 Petra Bagust, presenter, podcaster and chaplain
Petra Bagust is a New Zealand television presenter, perhaps best known for her role as co-presenter of TVNZ's morning show Breakfast. Petra and Pat go way back most famously as co-hosts on Newstalb ZB's Sunday Sunday show.
77 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
220 Bruce Pilbrow, CEO of Spirit of Adventure Trust
Bruce Pilbrow has been either the CEO, board member or marketing manager of several large NZ companies and organizations including Yellow, World Vision, Zeal, Kids 4 Kids, The Parenting Place, Canteen and where Pat and Bruce met at the Rhema Media Group. Bruce is the current CEO of the Spirit of Adventure Trust, a speaker and a transformer.
66 minutes | Feb 27, 2022
219 Heather Simpson, anti anti-vax mother and influencer
Heather Simpson is a former antivax mother who is on a journey back to evidence-based medicine. Heather was popular in the antivax community as the influencer mom who dressed as measles for Halloween, the least scary thing she could think of
69 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
218 Katherine Mangu-Ward, US commentator and Editor in Chief of Reason Magazine
Katherine Mangu-Ward is editor in chief of Reason magazine. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Slate and is also a frequent commentator on radio and TV networks NPR, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. Katherine is also the co-host of the Libertarian podcast The Reason Roundtable.
100 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
217 Byron C Clark, Disinformation Researcher
Byron Clark is a video essayist whose work focuses on New Zealand's far-right and conspiracy theory scene talks vaccines and the Wellington protest
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