The Real Pod: Married at First Sight Australia dials up the gaslighting

February 13, 2019

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the second week on Married at First Sight Australia, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Your friendly podmates zip up their Australia onesies and dive into the tumultuous second week of Married at First Sight Australia. This week we met the last of our hopeful newlyweds, including a 29 year old virgin, a jillionaire stripper and a Kim Kardashian clone. There's a dinner party, a parasailing trip from hell and some mysterious floating objects known by some as "ducks".

After that, there's the dinner party. How wild is Sam's gaslighting? How big are Mick's hands? And why has Sam stopped blinking so much? Also: Ines. There is much to discuss.

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The Real Pod: We are deeply wedded to Married at First Sight Australia

February 7, 2019

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week on Married at First Sight Australia, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Join us as we recap the first explosive week on Married at First Sight Australia, objectively the greatest show on Earth. Jules and Cam are the love story of a generation, Jessika and Cyrell have the scariest brothers this side of Underbelly, and Ning has so many walls up she might as well be Fort Knox.

How bad does the water look in New Zealand? Why do all the Aussie blokes wear boardies to bed? And which Best Man is the Worst Man? Please listen, please like, please subscribe.

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The Real Pod: We are absolutely amping for MAFS Australia

January 31, 2019

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the last few weeks in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

The dream team is back together to cover all the breaking news topics you need to know this week. Which Aladdin star was spotted at Laneway? Which of our favourite celebrities made cameos in Jane Yee's 40th birthday video? And what the hell have Cadbury done to their bloody marshmallow eggs.

Beyond that, we recap an intense week on both The Bachelor US and The Casketeers, do some furniture shopping with Pordy and break down the Sue Nicholson stoush of the decade. Oh, and we are so excited for Married at First Sight Australia that we can hardly breathe. Tune in next week for the full rundown of four nights of mayhem.

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The Real Pod: Duncan returns with a Jersey Shore tan

January 24, 2019

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the last few weeks in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

 

This week on the podcast, Duncan returns from the wilderness with a Jersey Shore tan and having watched zero television like the useless co-host he is. This, coupled with Alex's absence doing real, important work, meant Jane carried a very heavy load, recapping five shows essentially alone. By way of penance Duncan ate three squares of the 6.7m Scoville chilli chocolate and promptly went into a full body sweat while waves of nausea pitched across him.

Pod highlights include the fearful recounting of new pods from Sam Levi and Art and Matilda, doubtless the beginning of the end for the #realpod, and extremely long looks into the continuing unreal lives of the Real Housewives of Auckland through Michelle Blanchard's Instagram stories. It's The Real Pod and we're really sorry.
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The Real Pod: In which the unruly tourists are spicing up our lives

January 16, 2019

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the last few weeks in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

With Duncan still basking somewhere on a desert island, Alex and Jane reconvene in The Spinoff studio to pick apart the past week in local weird news, pop culture and reality TV. We had a glittering evening at the premiere of Aladdin with every New Zealand celebrity ever, before the entire nation was thrown into disarray at the arrival of the unruly tourists onto our newsfeeds.

Beyond the Primo robbery, the Christmas tree robbery and the bloody Mission Bay rubbish, there's somehow still more news to talk about. What does season two of Heartbreak Island have in store? Why is Max Key playing coy on Celebrity Treasure Island NZ? And which podcast host sold their bra on TradeMe to a cornie?

OH, AND WE EAT SOME OF THE HOTTEST CHILLI CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD.

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The Real Pod: Basking in a summer of celebrity scandals

January 9, 2019

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the last few weeks in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

We're back for 2019! Well, Jane and Alex are. Join us for a sprawling chat about this summer in celebrity news, sightings and scandals. Sam and Tayler's MAFS journey has come to an end, press release and all. Mike Puru had a chicken burger nightmare, the Fiji Water girl is a sham and we've seen so many celebs over the holidays that we hardly know what to do with ourselves.

Beyond that, we look at some personal failures. Jane flubbed her wedding invites, Alex has been crying while Kondo-ing and Tina's phone died when she met Cardi B at Piha. There's also a small amount of reality TV news, including an extremely exciting Celebrity Treasure Island rumour and the mad return of The Bachelor US. 

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The Real Pod: Join us for the first annual Real Pod awards

January 2, 2019

The Real Pod assembles to dissect 2018 in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Happy New Year! Before you get started on those resolutions, why not join us in looking back at 2018 in reality TV? It's time for the beloved* annual** Real Pod awards, where everything's made up and the categories don't necessarily matter.

Why will take out the gong for eyes of 2018 What was the best local reality show of the year? Best influencer? And, most crucially, who will win the coveted prize for best poo? You'll simply have to listen to find out.

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The Real Pod SPECIAL: Colin Mathura-Jeffree’s Christmas Cranny

December 24, 2018

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night, for The Real Pod has stumbled upon a Christmas miracle: a full-length podcast with the King of the Cranny himself, Colin Mathura-Jeffree. Joining Jane, Duncan and Alex for a Christmas extravaganza, Colin brings a swag of gifts and hot gossip about his life in television and on the influencer scene.

Who got the drunkest on the set of New Zealand's Next Top Model? How did he accidentally score the gig on New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker? And does he believe in aliens or ghosts or what?

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The Real Pod: Could there BE any more reality TV finales this week?

December 19, 2018

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MAJOR REALITY TV SPOILERS, TAKE HEED

It's our last proper episode of The Real Pod for the year, nicely timed with the end of every reality TV show ever. Join us as we dissect the glorious finales of Project Runway NZ, The Great Kiwi Bake Off and House of Drag. Who takes home the almighty cake plate? Which reality TV contestant is the youngest baby ever to walk the Earth? And which shows do we think will return in 2019?

Beyond that, we've got all the Real News you could ever want. A goose is on the loose in Dunedin, Shania Twain's show was overrun with merch hawkers and all the potato chips have holes in them. We also drink a quart of hot sauce because why wouldn't you? It’s The Real Pod, and it's real as heck.

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The Real Pod: A star (baker) is born

December 13, 2018

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

This week on the Real Pod, we suck back an ice cold taurine fizz and tackle another week of reality television. Both Project Runway and Bake Off are in their semi-finals, MKRNZ has finally come to an end and House of Drag had a rap battle because who cares anymore.

Beyond that, we recount an extremely stacked week of celebrity sightings, bask in the glory of Baker's Delight, and check in with a very bad Insta-story from the boy they call Key. It's The Real Pod, and we're real tired.

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