103 – Tāne and the Bois

In this episode we start our discussion on Māori religion! I realise this may be a slightly contentious subjuct so the first half is giving some disclaimers and historical context and the second half is cracking into Māori creation story and the main atua therein.

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100 – Bulls**t! A Gameshow with Guests

We made it! Triple digits! To celebrate this amazing occasion I got some of my podcast friends to come on and play a little history themed gameshow with me! Based on the CollegeHumour game Um, Actually? (which I have renamed Bulls**t!), I give the players a NZ history related statement that has something false about and they have to guess what it is. Obviously this is just for fun and not a normal, informative episode so I hope you have a good laugh!

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98 – Tāwhaki the Bold

We tell the story of Tāwhaki, a fairly famous demi-god like figure in Te Ao Māori. In this episode we have two stories. In the first he gets mugged and then does a Noah in retaliation and in the second he goes searching for his parents and murders a bunch of fish in the process.

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96 – The Six O’Clock Swill

Today we talk about what has probably had the biggest impact on Aotearoa’s drinking culture, the (sometimes) legally enforced six o’clock closing time for pubs that went from 1918-1967. However you may know it by its more colloquial name that came about due to the rush of drinking it encouraged for those who finished work at 5pm, the six o’clock swill.

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86: Speights – Prologue

I’m very excited to share with you the first in a series of nine episodes on the history of one of Dunedin’s most well known beer brands, Speight’s! This episode we will be giving you some background knowledge of how beer is made and a quick overview of the Kiwi beer industry up until the 1870s.

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