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AuthorAnnelise Bos

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August 20, 2018

In June, a lone southern right whale visited Wellington Harbour. We named him Matariki, and scores of people flocked to the waterfront, and later the South Wellington coast, to catch a glimpse. We even postponed the fireworks because we didn’t want to frighten him. But we haven’t always been so protective of whales. We used […]

March 19, 2018

New Zealand in 1976 is an interesting time. Men are sporting awful moustaches. Women are wearing blue eyeshadow. The first McDonald’s outlet is opened in Porirua. Robert Muldoon is Prime Minister. The All Blacks are touring South Africa, an apartheid regime. In response, 28 African nations boycott the Montreal Olympics. New Zealand’s reputation is in […]

October 16, 2017

At the beginning of the year I pitched this section because I loved podcasts, and because my friends were sick of me talking about my favourite shows incessantly. I’ve had a wonderful experience writing reviews and interviewing some of my favourite hosts. A special thank you goes out to Laura and Tim for accommodating the […]

October 2, 2017

This week Salient spoke to Hazel Osbourne, a journalism student at Massey University and the host and producer of Avocado on Toast, a podcast which shares the experiences of young people living in Wellington. So far, episodes have covered a diverse range of topics including student debt, flatting, disabilities, and mental illness.   First of […]

August 21, 2017

Bang! is a Radio New Zealand podcast about sex, sexuality, and relationships. Salient sat down with producer and presenter Melody Thomas to talk about getting busy (making this podcast).     Why make a podcast about sex? I knew I wanted to make a podcast because I work in radio and I have fallen in […]

July 31, 2017

Podcasts have a real problem showcasing diverse voices. In general, the podcasting scene is dominated by white men with too many opinions (sounds familiar, right?). A 2016 survey of iTunes US, the world’s largest podcast directory, found that 66% of podcasts had at least one white male host, while only 7% were hosted by women […]

July 24, 2017

“The most revolutionary act is to be my authentic self,” says Lena Waithe, star of Master of None, and a guest on Nancy, a new show from WNYC Studios that combines storytelling and magazine-style journalism on LGBTQIA+ issues. Hosted by Tobin Low and Kathy Tu, the podcast interviews those from the LGBTQIA+ community on a […]

July 17, 2017

Moving has never been easy. For thousands of years people have packed their bags and begun a journey for a better home. And by “people” I specifically mean YOUR ancestors. These journeys are often hindered by war, politics, geography, wealth (or lack thereof), family, and bureaucracy — yet the prospect of safety and prosperity is […]

June 6, 2017

Elis James and John Robins on Radio X is a superb podcast. Elis and John are two stand-up comedians who present a show every Saturday on the UK indie station Radio X. Guided by the mysterious Producer Vin, the show features lots of fun regular segments and text-ins, such as Humblebrag of the Week, where […]

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