Today we launch the Patreon only episodes with a special episode all about my Bird of the Year choice!Read More 26 – My Birb of the Year
This episode we talk about the rise and decline of the New Zealand industrial flax industry post European arrival!Read More 25 – Industry of Flax
The second part of our collaboration with the Happy Hour History Podcast, talking about Bob Semple!Read More 24 – Bob Part 2: The Machine
Continuing on from our talk about harakeke, we discuss the garments and other items Māori were making out of New Zealand’s wonder plant!Read More 23 – Does This Kakahu Make My Butt Look Big?
Part 1 of a special collaboration episode with the Happy Hour History Podcast about a very interesting and not well known part of New Zealand history: Robert ‘Bob’ Semple. This is all about his early life, his involvement in politics and the early labour movement in Aotearoa. It’s an absolute cracker! Warning: language that some may deem offensive used throughout.Read More 22 – Bob Part 1: The Man, The Myth, The Legend
The first of our discussions on Maori weaving! We talk all about harakeke, New Zealand flax, how to process and dye it as well as the techniques used to weave it into items of greatness!Read More 21 – Flax for Dummies
It’s a double whammy! A dramatic retelling of how Maui slowed the sun and how he brought the knowledge of making fire to the world!Read More 20 – Maui and the Sun (plus how he brought fire to the world!)