Tag Archives: New Zealand

2PP086 – 23 April 2013

There was a lot in the news this week, and we start with the Boston bombings. First, Jason asks how it was reported in New Zealand? We then move on to the generally poor newsmedia coverage. From there it’s on … Continue reading

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2PP072 – 2 July 2012

This episode only took Arthur around five days to edit. Hey, we’ll take improvement where we find it! The sound is a little different because we used the Skype recording. Arthur will explain that more in the next episode. To … Continue reading

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2PP068 – 18 January 2012

This episode was recorded a week ago. It was delayed, then lightly edited, because Arthur is in the midst of a big home reorganisation and refurbishment project (he hopes he didn’t make any editing mistakes…). After Special Days, we talk … Continue reading

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2PP066 – 29 November 2011

After Special Days, Jason talks about a movie he saw, which leads to brief talk about another movie, before we talk a bit about Thanksgiving. After that, Arthur talks a bit about the recent New Zealand elections. That leads to … Continue reading

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2PP064 – 20 October 2011

After special days, we talk about the “Occupy” protest movement, which has come to Auckland, too. Then we talk about Cain’s moronic plan to dramatically increase taxes for the poor and working people so the ultra rich can have tax … Continue reading

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2PP061 – 24 August 2011

Only delayed a week! We recorded this the day of the earthquake in Virginia. Then, shortly afterward, Arthur left on holiday but didn’t have the chance to edit or post this before he left. Turns out, he had to re-edit … Continue reading

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2PP057 – 15 June 2011

This episode was delayed because Arthur was swamped with projects. It was recorded before Representative Anthony Weiner resigned. But before we talk about that, we talk about the debate among seven Republican presidential candidates. Arthur focused mostly on the candidates’ … Continue reading

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2PP056 – 30 May 2011

Today we start out talking a bit about what is one of today’s Special Days, US Memorial Day (another Special Day is June 5). Our discussion of Memorial Day leads to talking about the lack of support for military personnel. … Continue reading

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2PP051 – 3 March 2011

After Special Days, we talk about the Supreme Court ruling on the case about the Phelps family religious cult. Arthur points out that many democracies place reasonable restrictions on speech, hate speech in particular. Picketing funerals is wrong, no matter … Continue reading

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2PP046 – 29 December 2010

This episode was recorded on a different computer, using different settings. Needs adjustment. We begin today with something completely different: Talking about our holidays and Jason’s travel experiences leads to a wider discussion of the USA’s security theatre. When we … Continue reading

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