The Real Pod: Billy gets naked, Mick gets mucky and Jessika goes rogue

March 13, 2019

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

If we told you this wasn't a rude pod, we'd be lying. What more can you expect from such a rude week on MAFS AU, complete with naked calendar shoots, brazen buttcracks and passionate party pashing? Jessika has finally dumped mucky Mick, Suzy has exploded at Billy over a Splenda nightmare, and Heidi and Mike are fizzling out on the Goldie.

Beyond that, we have some exciting updates from Nasser/NASA, a deep dive investigation into the role of mesh in boardies, and a live production meeting about when our Nando's lunch is going to arrive. Yet again, i’s the realest pod there is.

The Real Pod: How many people on MAFS AU are cancelled now?

March 7, 2019

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

It's another chaotic week on the pod, complete with phone calls to Nasser from the last season of MAFS, Duncan getting cancelled live on air and many, many Haribo lollies. Why is Jessika trying to sleep with everyone's husbands? Why has Mike tattooed his bald head? Why is Dino recording everything? Why has Nic grown a tiny moustache? So many questions, so few answers.

Beyond that, there are some exciting celebrity sightings, news about Love Island NZ and a heated debate about feijoas. It's the realest pod there is.

The Real Pod-Welcome to the GC, bitch

February 28, 2019

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

Your favourite Married at First Sight Australia experts are back to look at a week on MAFS that may or may not have gone too far. Innes and Sam have gone full steam ahead in the sauna (allegedly), Heidi and Mike are starting to crumble and Ning and Mark are absolutely miserable. Also, Bronson went on a treadmill for four hours because he was loving watching TV so much.

Beyond that, we recap Jane's lovely wedding (complete with a certified Real Pod moment for the ages), take a quick look at the week on Heartbreak Island and talk about a new innovation in Nando's cheesy bread tessellation. It’s The Real Pod, baby.

The Real Pod: Counting your chicken pox before your goose eggs

February 20, 2019

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

The real Married at First Sight Australia experts are back recap a truly diseased week on the good show. There were waxed buttholes, there was a cheating scandal, there were many, many chicken pox. Sam and Ines have finally gone to the dark side, Nic and Cyrell are serving us Punk’d realness and where the hell are Melissa and Dino???

Beyond that, there’s a scientific investigation into the fluidity of Australian Nutella, the team recounting their night out with the Heartbreak Island cast, and an intricate description of a “wide-on” that absolutely nobody asked for. It’s The Real Pod, baby.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.