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38 minutes | Jan 9, 2022
Summer reissue: Lucy Blakiston on building SYSCA
The Fold is taking a short break over summer. We'll be back with new episodes soon, but until then here's one of our favourites from 2021.Lucy Blakiston is one of three young New Zealand women behind Shit You Should Care About, a media company built around an Instagram account which was started in 2018 to break down the barriers of entry to news and issues. The account now has over three million followers, and the company is branching out into podcasts and the new web series Extremely Online. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | Dec 26, 2021
Summer reissue: Derek Cheng would rather be climbing
The Fold is taking a short break over summer. We'll be back with new episodes soon, but until then here's one of our favourites from 2021.While most press gallery journalists go to sleep and dream of politics, NZ Herald's Derek Cheng has another true love: climbing. Duncan first met him at a press gallery party, where he was barefoot, cooking up sausages on a barbecue, and since learning of the journalist’s intense passion for climbing, has been intrigued to find out more. In this episode Derek talks about his climbing, a serious injury that brought him back home to New Zealand and why Covid-19 was such a fascinating time to be in the beehive. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
64 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2021
Hosted by Gone By Lunchtime’s Toby Manhire and featuring representatives from The Real Pod, The Fold, Nē? and Dietary Requirements, SUPERPOD 2021 is the crossover podcast event we’ve been waiting all year for. Join us as we relive the highs and lows and heroes and villains of the longest, shortest year in living memory. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Dec 12, 2021
2021 in review: the year in Aotearoa media
In the final episode for 2021, The Fold enters monopod formation as Duncan Greive attempts to summarise the last 12 months in the New Zealand media industry. What were the biggest stories, strongest trends and most significant changes, how have all the big players been performing and what does it all mean? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | Dec 5, 2021
Guy Williams on making New Zealand Today into a podcast
Comedian Guy Williams became a household name in New Zealand off the back of his regular appearances on Jono and Ben, and has remained on television in a “volunteer journalist” capacity on his own show New Zealand Today. That show now has a spinoff podcast of the same name, which Williams is co-hosting with former guest Karen Hill of viral “wants her $20 back” fame. He joins Duncan Greive to talk about making the show, why a podcast is his logical next step as a “mediocre white man”, and his friendship with Karen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | Nov 28, 2021
Dan Buckingham on the ‘forgotten diversity’ of disability
Former Wheel Blacks captain Dan Buckingham started out as a researcher and presenter for TVNZ’s long-running disability docuseries Attitude in 2008. Now he’s the CEO of Attitude Pictures and chair of The Attitude Trust, which hosts the annual Attitude Awards. He joined Duncan Greive to talk about on screen representation for disability, which has been described internationally as the “forgotten diversity”, and about Attitude’s new primetime series Down For Love coming to TVNZ next year. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
37 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
TVNZ's Cate Slater on what's coming in 2022
Cate Slater is the director of content at TVNZ, which last week held its upfronts announcing what’s in store for next year. She joined Duncan Greive to talk about the organisation’s Aotearoatanga journey, a 2022 content schedule with an emphasis on local drama over international reality TV franchises, the rise of digital and OnDemand and the legacy of outgoing CEO Kevin Kenrick. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
Discovery’s Glen Kyne on the future of Three
Glen Kyne is the SVP and general manager of Discovery ANZ, the new owners of Three. Last week the company had their first ever upfronts revealing what the channel and its wider ecosystem will look like in 2022 and beyond. He joins Duncan to discuss all the big talking points. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Bonus chat: What’s going on at Three?
In a very special The Fold / The Real Pod crossover episode, Duncan is joined by Jane Yee to delve into the first ever Discovery upfronts, in which Three’s new owner just announced a bunch of new shows, two new channels and a very reality TV-heavy new direction. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | Nov 7, 2021
Ahmed Osman on representation on NZ screens
Though he's lived in New Zealand for more than two decades, Ahmed Osman (Third Culture Minds) struggles to remember ever seeing anybody who looked like him on the screen here. The Somali-New Zealander joins Duncan Greive to talk about how diversity and representation are handled when it comes to media funding, the flow-on consequences that has and the opportunities we’re missing out on as a result. They also discuss Kelvin Taylor’s recent story on The Spinoff: How it feels to be an African-Kiwi on NZ screens. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | Oct 31, 2021
Everybody loves Coffee News
Rudy Kokx is the director of Coffee News New Zealand. In this episode he joins Duncan for a chat about how this ubiquitous publication gets made, and their recent decision to get off Facebook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Bailey Mackey on making the Vaxathon
Bailey Mackey is the CEO of Pango Productions, the production company behind last Saturday’s eight-hour live Vaxathon. He joins The Fold to tell the story of how they pulled it all together in a little over a week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Hal Crawford on the Facebook Files
Returning guest Hal Crawford (Crawford Media) joins The Fold for a discussion about Facebook in light of the Wall Street Journal’s recent Facebook Files investigation. What did they reveal, and what can be done about it? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Head High and the future of locally made TV drama
Tim Worrall and Miriama McDowell are two of the key creatives behind Head High, a critically acclaimed and pioneering drama which just wrapped its second season on Three. The weird news is, instead of discussing where the series might go next, we’re talking about why it just got cancelled. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
Toby Morris on Dad Man Walking and comics journalism
Toby Morris’s comics (The Side Eye, The Pencilsword) have been making an impact in New Zealand for some time, but his collaborations with Dr Siouxsie Wiles communicating public health messages around the Covid-19 pandemic went truly global. Released under Creative Commons, these illustrations have been used by governments worldwide and ultimately the World Health Organisation. At the same time as all this, along with becoming The Spinoff’s creative director and starting Daylight Creative, he also managed to write a book: Dad Man Walking. In this episode he tells Duncan Greive about the book, the Covid-19 illustrations and how he has developed his distinctive style of comics journalism over the years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
Samson Samasoni on reaching Pasifika audiences
Samson Samasoni started his career as a journalist in the 1980s, went to work for the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, then had a long and fascinating career in communications around the world, working in locations as diverse as Saudi Arabia and Tokelau before returning home to specialise in communicating to Pasifika. In this episode, we discuss NZ on Air's Where are the Audiences research, the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and how government and media can better communicate with modern Aotearoa.The Fold wouldn’t exist without the support of The Spinoff Members. Find out how to join at members.thespinoff.co.nz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Janet Wilson on Judith Collins’ National Party
Janet Wilson is an experienced journalist and public relations consultant who last year took on the role of chief press secretary for the National Party during their ill-fated election campaign, working first under the leadership of Todd Muller, then Judith Collins. In this episode she joins Duncan Greive for an explosive interview in which she discusses Collins' leadership as a threat to the party's very existence, and assesses both the bizarre 2020 campaign (the prayer, the Ponsonby Road walk) and the way the party has ignored the lessons of its drubbing in favour of an autocratic focus on loyalty tests.The Fold couldn’t be made without the support of The Spinoff Members. Find out how to join at members.thespinoff.co.nz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Big shocks in 2021's 'Where are the Audiences?' research
MONOPOD! An in-depth look into some shocking new audience data – and what it means for all of us. Duncan Greive goes solo this week, taking a deep breath before diving into the latest edition of 'Where are the Audiences?', a fascinating annual piece of research commissioned by NZ On Air. It's 46 gushing minutes which seek to try and understand what has happened to our media consumption over the last seven years.The Fold couldn’t be made without the support of The Spinoff Members. Find out how to join at members.thespinoff.co.nz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
Dylan Cleaver on the changing shape of sports journalism
Dylan Cleaver is one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed sports writers, with over 25 years experience at the NZ Herald. A couple of months ago he left the Herald to start The Bounce, a new thrice-weekly sports newsletter, via Substack. He joined Duncan Greive over Zoom this week to talk through the move, how sports journalism has changed in recent years and his investigations into the hidden toll of head injuries in rugby.The Fold couldn’t be made without the support of The Spinoff Members. Find out how to join at members.thespinoff.co.nz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56 minutes | Aug 29, 2021
Danyl Mclauchlan on postjournalism
Danyl Mclauchlan is a Wellington based writer. He wrote politics blog The Dim Post back in the blogging era and now writes regularly for The Spinoff, where his recent review of Andrey Mir’s book Postjournalism and the Death of Newspapers. The media after Trump: manufacturing anger and polarization was published. In this episode he joins Duncan Greive over Zoom to discuss the concept of postjournalism, engaging with the world of effective altruism, Simon Bridges’ new book and more.LINKSThings fall apart: why journalism might not survive what’s coming nextCommunism by stealth: notes on conservatism, neoliberalism, social investment, and a UBITranquillity and Ruin (VUP) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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