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The news, explained. Join Sharon Brettkelly & Emile Donovan every weekday as they make sense of the big stories with the country’s best journalists and experts.

Made possible by RNZ & NZ On Air. Produced by Newsroom. Listen on RNZ National at 6.30pm Monday-Thursday.

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    • 4.7 • 21 Ratings

The news, explained. Join Sharon Brettkelly & Emile Donovan every weekday as they make sense of the big stories with the country’s best journalists and experts.

Made possible by RNZ & NZ On Air. Produced by Newsroom. Listen on RNZ National at 6.30pm Monday-Thursday.

    Slipping away: Can we keep fixing up after landslides?

    Slipping away: Can we keep fixing up after landslides?

    Landslides can happen anywhere there is a slope, at any time. Can we stop them?

    • 22 min
    How a murder case was unravelled by a police interview

    How a murder case was unravelled by a police interview

    The police need to solve crimes - but there are strict rules about how they obtain evidence. What happens when it goes awry?

    • 24 min
    Why Chinese Language Week is causing angst

    Why Chinese Language Week is causing angst

    The heavy focus on Mandarin over Chinese Language Week is disappointing to many Chinese Kiwis.

    • 23 min
    Why your caffeine fix is getting more expensive

    Why your caffeine fix is getting more expensive

    The price of your flat white is going up. The Detail tries to find out why.

    • 22 min
    The fragile magic of highly productive land

    The fragile magic of highly productive land

    The government has just put new protections on highly productive land, the best of which makes up only one percent of our soil.

    • 23 min
    What's going to change under King Charles III?

    What's going to change under King Charles III?

    Now that the dust has settled after the Queen's death, what's next for Aotearoa and the monarchy?

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

aklcituguy ,

Short but it’s all in The Detail

Current issues in shorter form of 20-25mins but explored in detail. This timeframe is doing the job of getting behind the headlines, and into the details from multiple perspectives from people who know what their talking about. - No Joe Rogan here; without going for the long form 1-2 hour epic.

The how vaccine boosters work episode was brilliant at distilling that complex science into something I felt more knowledgeable about after 20min.

Andycon ,

Amazing, in-depth journalism

Perfect Podcast for the commute home that informs you about topical issues impacting NZ.

Doughboy1996 ,

Disappointed in their approach to porn

Normally I really like the Detail, but today’s episode on pornography was very disappointing. The host’s sensationalization of porn-“it makes me squeamish, it’s a terrible thing”- just further entrenches the idea that we shouldn’t talk about sex. It was a very tone deaf, outdated approach. At least the guests were good.

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