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Sup Doc is the #1 Podcast about Documentaries! This lively show features comedy, commentary & recaps with classic and not-so-classic documentaries! On each episode comedians Paco Romane and George Chen give actual analysis while hilariously discussing the documentary with their wide array of amazing guests, plus games and film clips. These hosts hit the right tone of funny and thoughtful. Sup Doc has been described as "a fun way to pore over docs" by Vulture, a "great idea" by Boing Boing an ...
 
Open your mind to the world with New Zealand’s number one breakfast radio show. Without question, as New Zealand’s number one talk host, Mike Hosking sets the day’s agenda. The sharpest voice and mind in the business, Mike drives strong opinion, delivers the best talent, and always leaves you wanting more. The Mike Hosking Breakfast always cuts through and delivers the best daily on Newstalk ZB.
 
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Businesses are backing a safety-first approach, for a travel bubble with Australia. An Australian taskforce has unveiled plans to allow New Zealanders in the country by November, and start lifting state border restrictions by early December. But Jacinda Ardern says it may take longer for New Zealand to allow Australians here. Trans-Tasman Business …
 
An exciting development for rescue services. The UK's Great North Air Ambulance Service has successfully carried out a test flight, for a jet suit that would power medics to a mountain top in 90 seconds. Run in the Lake District, Great North director of operations Andy Mawson told Mike Hosking his team's ecstatic with the results. "It was incredibl…
 
The Minister responsible for the Serious Fraud Office says it doesn't lay charges lightly. Two people have been charged with obtaining by deception after an SFO probe into the New Zealand First Foundation. The New Zealand First party has been cleared of any wrongdoing but leader Winston Peters is taking the SFO to the High Court, saying it's abused…
 
H.R. McMaster, former U.S. National Security Adviser, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss pressing foreign policy issues and his new book "Battlegrounds". He explains why Trump’s Taliban strategy is a 'disaster.' Then conservationists Beverly and Dereck Joubert talk about the devastating loss of global biodiversity and how the world might be able …
 
Tell you who one of the biggest winners is this election, Rio Tinto. You reckon they worked all this to a plan? The smelter was too expensive, they are closing it down unless the government write a cheque. The Labour Party, emboldened by the National Party, told them not one more cent. National told them not one more cent, after giving them $30 mil…
 
Ahead of the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, each campaign is promising a stark contrast in policy, personality and preparation. Trump has decided to skip formal preparation, though he said Sunday that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his former 2016 primary rival, Chris Christie, are help…
 
It's take two for big film projects in New Zealand. Filming has resumed for Avatar 3, the Lord of the Rings TV series, and the Netflix adaptation of long-running Japanese anime Cowboy Bebop. New Zealand Film Commission Chair Dame Kerry Prendergast told Mike Hosking film and television drive economic recovery faster than any other means. "Spending b…
 
It'll be at least a year before two people connected to the New Zealand First Foundation go through the courts. The Serious Fraud Office has charged them with obtaining by deception. No ministers or MPs from the New Zealand First Party have been charged. Otago University law Professor Andrew Geddis told Mike Hosking it will be a year at least befor…
 
With just 35 days until the election, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are barreling into their crucial first debate Tuesday night, the most pivotal moment so far in a race that has remained stubbornly unchanged in the face of historic tumult. Both men huddled with aides in the final hours before the debate, which will off…
 
NZ First's efforts to gag the Serious Fraud Office until after the election was struck down because transparency outweighed the "inconvenience of the announcement" to the party. Nor was there any evidence of the SFO following an improper process, according to Justice Matthew Palmer in the Auckland High Court, who struck down NZ First's judicial rev…
 
Alastair Campbell is a name synonymous with British politics. He was Tony Blair's spin doctor and campaign director, and held much power during his time in Downing Street and in politics. Even today, he's still an influential political thinker. But during all of his years - he struggled with depression. He's now told his story in his new book livin…
 
Hospitals in the Paris and Marseille regions are delaying some scheduled operations to free up space for COVID-19 patients as the French government tries to stem a rising tide of coronavirus infections, the health minister said Sunday. As restaurants and bars in Marseille prepared to shut down Sunday night for a week as part of scattered new French…
 
A morale boost for camping grounds. Holiday park guest nights were up by more than 11 per cent in August, compared to the previous year. Holiday Parks New Zealand chief executive Fergus Brown told Mike Hosking it's been pretty rough, but the numbers are encouraging, especially for some regions, like Taupo, Nelson and Taranaki. "The numbers show Kiw…
 
As authorities sought to contain COVID-19 outbreaks at British universities, some students complained they were being “imprisoned” in their dormitories and politicians debated whether young people should be allowed to go home for Christmas. Students at universities in Glasgow, Manchester and Edinburgh — who have returned to campus in the past few w…
 
Thousands of Auckland school students have given up part of their holidays to catch up with the learning they lost in the city's two Covid-19 lockdowns. Teachers at most of the city's high schools have also volunteered to keep working for at least some days during the two-week "break" before the final countdown to a delayed start of exams for the N…
 
National's placing its faith in tertiary education with its new retraining policy SkillStart. It offers a payment of $4000 to tertiary educators for every unemployed person reskilled and helped into full time work. Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand Chair Craig Musson told Mike Hosking education providers have solid links to various employm…
 
The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters and provide a new opening for his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, on the eve of the first presidential debate. Trump …
 
Is the latest poll on cannabis reform the death knell for those who are desperate to legalise the stuff? It's got to be pretty close. 53 percent against it, 35 per cent for it, 11 percent don't know. That’s got to the point where even if every single person who doesn’t know, decided to vote yes, the yes vote would still lose. And it's not like the …
 
Winston Peters says a trans-Tasman bubble is almost ready to go, once Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison sign off on it. Australian media's reporting some form of travel between Australia and New Zealand could be permitted within the next few weeks. Jacinda Ardern says a bubble is definitely possible before Christmas. The Foreign Minister told Mike …
 
The Greens say they're going to have to work for every vote. The latest 1 News Colmar Brunton poll has the party on seven percent. Labour's on 47 percent, meaning it couldn't quite govern alone, while the National Party has 33 percent support. Green Party co-leader James Shaw told Mike Hosking if Labour doesn't make it to 50 percent and the Greens …
 
On this episode we discuss the possibility of The Mandalorian having at least four seasons, and why that should come as no surprise. We also get into the latest on the untitled Cassian Andor series, with its showrunner/executive producer Tony Gilroy handing off directing duties, and we touch on the latest hints that support Boba Fett potentially re…
 
Today we cover the docuseries THE VOW on HBO, the story of the whistleblowers who left the cult group NXIVM, started by “the smartest man in the world” Keith Raneire. After a decade as a leader in NXIVM, Sarah Edmondson finds herself blindfolded and branded as part of an inner ring of women called DOS. Grooming women and controlling their weight Sa…
 
Some good and bad news in our ongoing battle to get the government to see some sort of sense around letting and getting people into this country to spend some money, do some work, sell some tickets, create some jobs Netball has got some good news, cricket too. We could have had the Rugby Championship, but because of the inability to embrace a botto…
 
Kiwi Scott McLaughlin has won a third consecutive Supercars driver's title. McLaughlin has the championship with one round to spare at Bathurst following the second round at The Bend. As well as being only the second New Zealander all-time to win the title, he is now just the fourth driver in Australian touring car history to win three straight. Th…
 
Sam Whiles (Paul or Nothing) joins the show for the first of two episodes looking at JPGR from the fall of 1969 to early 1971. John may have been the first to announce he "wanted a divorce", but even he would go back and forth on the matter. Just how close did the four come to a reconciliation? Further, how did "McCartney" and later "JL/Plastic Ono…
 
The great journey is over for the Warriors. They crushed the misfiring Manly Sea Eagles 40-28 to finish the NRL season in 10th, and it may well be the most glorious 10th in professional sport. Glorious might be taking the case a bit far, okay, but for anyone who has followed their path, which included having to regroup following the sacking of coac…
 
In a carefully scripted appearance in the Rose Garden Saturday, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, calling her one of the "nation's most brilliant and gifted legal minds." "I looked and I studied and you are very eminently qualified for this job," Trump told his nominee. "You are going to be fantastic," he said…
 
The Herald's annual Mood of the Boardroom survey has been released, which shows good leadership but a lack in good economic policies and management. The survey sees over 150 business leaders rate the performance from the Government. Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern scored 3.88 with particular praise on her leadership. Opposition leader Judith Collins s…
 
COMMENT: I have been surprised at just how much correspondence I have had over Ihumātao. People still ask literally every day what happened. Are they waiting until after the election? Do you they know how explosive it is? And are they trying to stiff us? The answer we now know for sure is, yes and no. We said months back that Winston Peters was the…
 
The Act Party continue to be the big improvers in the political polls heading into the 2020 General Election. In the latest Reid Research poll, Act sit on 6.3 per cent, meaning they no longer need to rely on the safety net of leader David Seymour winning the Epsom seat. Last week the latest Colmar Brunton poll placed Act at seven per cent. Seymour …
 
A trans-Tasman bubble between New Zealand and New South Wales could be open within weeks according to reports out of Australia. With both areas involved currently battling Covid-019 outbreaks, trips would reportedly only be open to Kiwis from the South Island to start with. But Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is not promising anything, and says they …
 
Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss her disappointment in the grand jury's decision in the Breonna Taylor case and what she says is the failing of the justice system to protect black lives. But Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia police commissioner, paints a slightly different view …
 
Oscar-winning director Ron Howard talks to Christiane Amanpour about his film, "Rebuilding Paradise," which shows the aftermath of California's devastating wildfires. Journalist and author Anjan Sundaram explores the extraordinary story of Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina, who was suspiciously charged with terrorism. Ana Cabrera speaks to Jaime …
 
"How bad do I feel?" It's not often that Mike Hosking admits to being in the wrong, but he has fallen on his sword this week after criticising the Jet Park quarantine facility. Mike said on radio earlier this week that he would happily travel around the world if he could, as long as it meant he didn't end up somewhere like the quarantine facility t…
 
Sir John Kirwan's finding the divisions at Sanzaar level unfathomable ahead of the Australian-based Rugby Championship. The All Blacks are scheduled to play their final match of tournament on December 12, which has caused ructions because they'll be required to spend Christmas Day in quarantine away from their families. He's calling for more unity.…
 
At the end of each week, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items and lets you know what he makes of it all. The First Debate 8/10 "Good times, good contest, and a sign that the bulk of us love a bit of sport, political or otherwise." Greg Foran 7/10 "Spoke out, said elimination isn't real. "And those who take a more moderate path, like …
 
If the fees free at university didn’t work, what do you reckon is going to happen to the new procurement rules? The government spends $42 billion a year buying stuff. It's 138 departments spend a lot of money, buying a lot of stuff. That's called procurement. First issue, I would have thought is do we really need 138 departments? As an exercise I d…
 
President Donald Trump is infusing deliberations over his coming nomination of a new Supreme Court justice with political meaning as he aims to maximize the benefit before Nov. 3 and even secure an electoral backstop should the result be contested. Even before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last week, the president had tried to use likelihood …
 
Concerns are being raised around why community pharmacies haven't seen a cent of the Government’s $18 million financial support package. The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand is calling for urgent action to support under-pressure pharmacies struggling to cope with the high cost of responding to Covid-19. Chief Executive Andrew Gaudin says it's unfair m…
 
The cricket world has been left reeling after the shock and sudden death of Australian legend Dean Jones. Jones was only 59 when he passed away in Mumbai with the news of his death sending shockwaves across the globe. The Australian cricket legend was in India working in the commentary booth for the IPL when it is believed he suffered a sudden hear…
 
The push to crack down on hate speech is being driven by religious groups. Labour's pledging to strengthen laws around religious discrimination, if re-elected next month. Justice Minister Andrew Little told Mike Hosking after the mosque shootings, some groups have shared their experiences, and how they've been affected. "Here's what we hear calling…
 
President Donald Trump's stunning refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power was mostly dismissed by Republicans on Capitol Hill, with many downplaying the remarks as merely rhetoric and others deflecting questions about a comment that Democrats fear could threaten a fundamental principle of American democracy. "The President says crazy st…
 
The opposition is calling on Labour to explain how much its policies will ultimately cost the country. National's Economic Development spokesman Todd McClay says the total cost of them could be as much as $2.8 billion a year for businesses. Labour has committed to lifting minimum wage, increasing sick leave requirements and creating another public …
 
Reverend Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, joins Christiane Amanpour to react to the Breonna Taylor indictments, highlighting his disappointment but the importance of pushing forward. Then we break down the confusing arguments for a picking a new Supreme Court justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with right wing activis…
 
On this episode we discuss the intent of Star Wars trailers in the modern era now that the trailer for The Mandalorian has had a little time to settle in. We also discuss several topics in our segment Will of the Force like - Will there be another big bad besides Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian season 2?We close things out by featuring your tweets i…
 
So was the debate a hit? Yes and no: the ratings tell a story. The numbers were good but not great. 1.1 million tuned in Tuesday night vs 1.3 million compared to three years ago. A key here is that’s the total number - 1.1 million, the number of people that watched at least one minute, which if you’re one of the participants is not what you want So…
 
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