The Real Pod: On a Very Corny Christmas and Jeff’s huge Bake Off tune

November 15, 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 pod, we are still fizzing after our incredible first Real Pod meet-up, A Very Corny Christmas at Nando's St Lukes. Which notorious cornies showed up? Did anyone step 'in it''? And which reality TV stars braved cornucopia?

Beyond that, we recap the week in real news and reality TV including controversial onions, wombat poos and Jeff's incredible song on The Great Kiwi Bake Off. It’s The Real Pod, and it’s as real as it gets.

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The Real Pod: Jeff’s eyes have changed and we are yelling

November 8, 2018

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

It's a huge week for the almighty pod as Jeff's eyes on Bake Off are officially not as blue as they used to be. Ploughing through another great week of reality TV, we ask more big questions of Project Runway NZ, The Great Kiwi Bake Off and MKRNZ. How horny was the guest judge on Runway? How hard is it to make a good scone? And how rude is a croquembouche?

Beyond that, we review a game about poo and a toy you have to yell at. We also talk about A Star is Born, the glory of the Nando's espetada, and Max Key's big costume mistake. It's The Real Pod, and it's as real as it gets.

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The Real Pod: How can you watch reality TV without your eyeballs?

November 1, 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 assemble with armfuls of Halloween candy to talk about the past week in reality TV and real life in New Zealand. MAFSNZ is over, so what did we learn? Jeff from Bake Off visited Tara from The Spinoff in her own home, but what colour were his eyes? And how much did Project Runway's Kerry reeeaally contribute to Meghan Markle's coat?

Speaking of royals, Alex recaps a long wait to see a sliver of the Duchess' hand. Duncan reveals his dramatic night at the buffet and Jane lets rip on some no-good local youths who stole her decorative eyeballs. It's The Real Pod, and it's as real as it gets.

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The Real Pod: On the big baby elephant in the room

October 25, 2018

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

Call the police, because it's time for a CHAOS POD this week. Cracking open a couple of ice cold Red Bulls, your friendly Real Pod team dissect all the real news and reality TV that you need to know. How good does TVNZ's new season look? Why is Matootles not coming back to foot island? And has Jane finally become a bona fide influencer?

Beyond that, we drag our heels through the whimpering end of Married at First Sight NZ, burn our caramel over how good Bake Off is and announce an extremely exciting Nando's event. We've also got MKRNZ, Project Runway NZ and all the Max Key news you can stomach. It’s The Real Pod and it’s about as real as it gets.

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The Real Pod: We are reunited to talk MAFSNZ, Bake Off and Get It to Te Papa

October 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 week on The Real Pod, we are finally reunited... kind of. With Duncan coming and going from the studio as he pleases, we are momentarily joined by Hayden Donnell, host of the Lightbox exclusive docuseries Get It to Te Papa, to talk about unearthing the forgotten dorky treasures of New Zealand culture.

With Duncan subbing back in for our typical reality TV recappery, we tackle a confusing week on Married at First Sight NZ, the extraordinary premiere of The Great Kiwi Bake Off, and the redemption of Gogglebox NZ. There's also huge news in both Max Key Corner and Colin's Cranny that you simply won't want to miss. It’s The Real Pod, and it’s really real.

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The Real Pod: Cucumber fears and pizza socks with old mate JT

October 11, 2018

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

With Duncan holidaying in Fiji, we are joined once again by noted celebrity influencer JT Muirhead to dissect the week in reality television and real news. And what a week it has been, with the badger botching up The Bachelor Australia, Married at First Sight NZ boogie-boarding into Bali and Project Runway losing an absolute Timaru icon.

Beyond that, there's a heated discussion about steeping teabags, an analysis of the plonker who broke the art needle in Wellington and some incredibly exciting Max Key news. It's The Real Pod, and it's really real.   

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The Real Pod: We run a reality marathon with JT from Survivor NZ

October 4, 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, Jane remains in the city of angels so Alex and Duncan are joined by honorary corndog and Survivor NZ superstar JT. Together, they mow through a huge week in reality television including the endlessly weird live finale of The Block NZ, the first four Married at First Sight NZ weddings, the premiere of Project Runway NZ and the tense hometown dates on The Bachelor Australia.

Beyond that, they try to untangle a Facebook spam mystery from an ex-MKRNZ contestant, get the inside scoop on sitting on a loo backwards and eat some expired yet patriotic Roses chocolates. It's The Real Pod, and it's about as real as it gets.

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The Real Pod: Our first impressions of Married at First Sight NZ S2

September 30, 2018

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

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The Real Pod: Jane is away leaving Duncan and Alex in dismay

September 27, 2018

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

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The Real Pod: It’s reality TV overload and we are losing our minds

September 20, 2018

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

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