15 episodes

Thabi Sibanda & Kiidotcom dissect the top news articles and headlines in New Zealand in the last decade through the comments and retweets in social media comment section. Tune into to hear your favourite Stuff, Newshub, NZ Herald and Radio NZ comments and what they actually mean to the topic at hand.

Unpack Podcast with Thabi & Kii Thabi Sibanda & Kiidotcom

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Thabi Sibanda & Kiidotcom dissect the top news articles and headlines in New Zealand in the last decade through the comments and retweets in social media comment section. Tune into to hear your favourite Stuff, Newshub, NZ Herald and Radio NZ comments and what they actually mean to the topic at hand.

    S2E7 - The Michael Jackson Episode

    S2E7 - The Michael Jackson Episode

    CW: Domestic violence, pedophilia, child abuse.

    This episode, we breakdown the removal of Michael Jackson's music on NZME radio stations in the last few years. New Zealand's media outlets faced public scrutiny, specifically one; Tauranga café. We hope you enjoy x

    S2E6 - Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Pt. 2

    S2E6 - Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Pt. 2

    Part Two of the Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori starts with a Patreon shoutout. We continue to dissect the discourse around the language, the culture and the most liked articles surrounding the subject.

    S2E5 - Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

    S2E5 - Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

    This week, we focus on Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, and just a few of the articles surrounding conversations for/against the normalisation of the language. We look at the 'compulsory in schools' narrative, as well as commercialism and tension with Te Reo. Please note, this is a separate episode from our frequently requested episode on 'Cultural Appropriation'.

    S2E4 - Marmageddon

    S2E4 - Marmageddon

    From the archive, we pull out a topic that emerged when Facebook and Twitter were still in their baby stages. The aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake cannot be unpacked in one episode. This week, we focus on the most talked about point on social media a year later. Marmite, Sanitarium and all things shifty are unpacked in this episode.

    S2E3 - The Dole Pt.2

    S2E3 - The Dole Pt.2

    This week, we release the second part of The Dole episode where we focus more on the Metiria Turei situation, tone deaf replies to beneficiaries and some privileged af comments. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, go check that out first b.

    S2E2 - The Dole Part 1

    S2E2 - The Dole Part 1

    This week’s episode has been one of the hardest topics we've written on. In 2014, an armed man fatally shot two case managers at a WINZ office in Ashburton & in 2017, Metiria Turei was lambasted for benefit fraud. We discuss this, tax, welfare and also fraudulent matters on this episode.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

DB_13579 ,

Awesome

A great insight into New Zealand culture from a fresh, up to date perspective. Def give these guys a listen! Tino pai

LA Rondo 2020 ,

Listen up everybody

Articulate, informative, interesting, entertaining and most of all important! Loved the first episode a great and honest look at New Zealand culture- the parts we don’t want to talk about. These amazing two young men are doing some important work! Can’t wait for episode 2!

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