182 episodes

Conversations about the intersections of media, culture and technology in New Zealand, hosted by Duncan Greive, founder of The Spinoff.

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    • 4.8 • 112 Ratings

Conversations about the intersections of media, culture and technology in New Zealand, hosted by Duncan Greive, founder of The Spinoff.

Brought to you by The Spinoff Podcast Network in partnership with Ooh!media

    Deep inside the past, present and possible futures of Newshub and Three

    Deep inside the past, present and possible futures of Newshub and Three

    Duncan Greive is joined by Newsroom co-editor and former Three head of news Mark Jennings for a deep and urgent dive into what just happened at Three, the rich history of it as a news organisation – and where the story could head from here.
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    • 53 min
    On the sudden, shocking end to Newshub and Three as we know it

    On the sudden, shocking end to Newshub and Three as we know it

    Duncan Greive jumps on the mic to offer an immediate analysis of this morning's devastating news regarding the future of Three, which signalled that Newshub and much of its local programming will soon be coming to and end.
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    • 25 min
    The quiet genius who connects Havoc and Jeremy Wells to Neighbours at War

    The quiet genius who connects Havoc and Jeremy Wells to Neighbours at War

    Bill Kerton's career began 40 years ago, at the very dawn of New Zealand commercial radio. Since then he has played crucial roles at peak bFM, introduced Jeremy Wells to television and has one of the most impressive hands-on CVs in reality TV. On the occasion of production powerhouse Greenstone's 30th birthday, he sits down with Duncan Greive to talk about his fascinating career.
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    • 53 min
    How an anonymous Substacker rose to oversee the online future of Newstalk ZB

    How an anonymous Substacker rose to oversee the online future of Newstalk ZB

    Philip Crump is a lawyer by trade, who returned to Aotearoa during the pandemic. He found the media environment much more homogenous than the one he left behind in London, and started tweeting about what he observed. Within two years those tweets, and a widely-read Substack, made him one of the most powerful new voices in right wing media. He tells the story of how NZME doxxed him, then hired him to edit ZB Plus - a mainstream competitor to the fast-proliferating likes of Sean Plunket’s The Platform.
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    • 38 min
    How to sell red meat in the age of climate change

    How to sell red meat in the age of climate change

    Duncan Greive is joined by Kit Arkwright, CEO of The Spinoff partners Beef + Lamb NZ, for a knotty conversation about the communication challenge which is marketing meat in this era. We delve into the data and narratives, from the economic to the scientific to the cultural, which make what was once an uncomplicated part of our national story into something much more challenging.
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    • 51 min
    Inside the enormous, invisible Roblox economy

    Inside the enormous, invisible Roblox economy

    Alec Kieft makes games for "youtube for gaming" platform Roblox, including Break-In, a smash hit which has been played over 2bn times by 80m people. The platform is wildly popular with pre-teens, and is widely considered the closest thing to an operating metaverse which exists in the world today. Kieft joins Duncan Greive on The Fold to explain what drives the culture and economy of this hidden world.
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Simon Drought ,

Simon Drought

Great stuff Dunc. Keep it coming !

Gizzyboynz ,

10/10 will listen again

Great host, interesting guest, NZ topics. Love it

collinbjork ,

Top notch media insights!

I’m a podcasting and science communication lecturer at Massey, and this podcast is essential to helping my students and myself wrap our heads around this rapidly shifting media landscape. Love the ethos of the Spinoff and Duncan’s team. Nga mihi!

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