Mātakitaki #1: Our first episode could be our last

August 11, 2017

Leonie Hayden is joined by comedians Jessica Hansell aka Coco Solid and Jamaine Ross aka the best beard in New Zealand comedy on the first episode of Mātakitaki, a show about Māori people, issues and stuff. We discuss the brown mum mafia, monetising racial trauma and their brand new comedy series, 'Only In Aotearoa'.

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PREVIEW - Lorde: Behind The Melodrama

June 17, 2017

In this episode Henry Oliver presents a sneak peek at our latest podcast series. It's a track by track examination of Lorde's new album Melodrama featurign the artist herself in conversation with Henry. We'll release all 11 episdoes on the 19th of June.

Subscribe now via iTunes or your fave podcast client. RSS: https://lordebehindthemelodrama.podbean.com/feed/

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Equalise My Vocals - Panel Korero #2

June 15, 2017

On 5-6th of May 2017 two panel discussions were held as part of the Equalise My Vocals campaign created and curated by Coco Solid and presented on the Spinoff.

EMV was and is a discussion about gender equality in the New Zealand music industry. These korero (organised by Coco Solid and Trixie Darko) presented a chance to take stock and hear respected artists talk about their experiences and offer their wisdom and thoughts on a wide range of issues. 

On day one the panel members included Melody Thomas, Karyn Hay, Randa, Geneva Alexander-Marsters, Lucy Beeler. Moderated by Coco Solid, the discussion covered areas such as how idenity politics impacts on ones work, learning to make critics productive for your work and how the industry has changed and what keeps people optimistic for the future.

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Equalise My Vocals - Panel Korero #1

June 15, 2017

On 5-6th of May 2017 two panel discussions were held as part of the Equalise My Vocals campaign created and curated by Coco Solid and presented on the Spinoff.

EMV was and is a discussion about gender equality in the New Zealand music industry. These korero (organised by Coco Solid and Trixie Darko) presented a chance to take stock and hear respected artists talk about their experiences and offer their wisdom and thoughts on a wide range of issues. 

On day one the panel members included Teremoana Rapley, Leonie Hayden, Nikolai, Kat Saunders and Beth Ducklingmonster. Moderated by Coco Solid, the discussion covered areas such as 'the power of alter-egos, people's entitlement to comment on the practice of women and non-binary musicians how race relations and drug culture have impacted the music industry. 

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The Laugh-Off’s fourth and final episode!

May 22, 2017

The fourth and final episode of our comedy festival podcast sees actor, writer and comedy expert Chelsea McEwan Millar joined by Spinoff comedy co-editors Sam Brooks and Natasha Hoyland as they emotionally wrap up the final week of the NZ International Comedy Festival. It was a week of bloody good comedy, topped off with an incredible clean sweep of the four awards by female comedians. 

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The Laugh-Off’s third episode, and we’re starting to lose our minds!

May 16, 2017

The third episode of our comedy festival podcast sees actor, writer and comedy expert Chelsea McEwan Millar joined by comedy editor Sam Brooks and performer Jess Brien attempt to keep things together as we round the corner for the home stretch of the Comedy Festival. Amidst reviews of James Nokise, James Roque, and Donna Brookbanks, Sam finds the time to refer to puns as being for 'the underclass'. Enjoy!

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The Laugh-Off’s second episode, and it’s a live record!

May 9, 2017

It's the end of the first week of the Comedy Festival, and it's the second episode of the Laugh-Off Podcast and our first/last live record!!

The second episode of our comedy festival podcast sees actor, writer and comedy expert Chelsea McEwan Millar joined by comedy editor Sam Brooks and award-winning comedian Rhys Mathewson (filling in for comedy editor Natasha Hoyland) to talk about the first week of the Comedy Festival. They lounge around the plush couches at The Basement Theatre and discuss the brilliance of Tessa Waters, their genuine concerns for David Correos and the proliferation of both vegan jokes and fruit jokes.

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The Laugh Off: The Spinoff’s comedy festival podcast!

May 9, 2017

Comedy expert Chelsea McEwan Millar and comedy co-editors Sam Brooks and Natasha Hoyland sat around the oval table to give their unqualified opinions and general banter on the NZ International Comedy Festival.

The first episode of our comedy festival podcast The Laugh Off has our host and comedy editors talk about the first few days of the Comedy Festival. They go into the immense lineup of the Comedy Gala, the differences between the broadcast and the televised version, and give their picks for the first proper week of the festival.

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