Stop, shoplifter! How Auror is fighting petty retail crime

Simon Pound talks to Phil Thomson, co-founder and co-CEO of security company Auror.

A brief history of (New Zealand Standard) time

One hundred and fifty years ago today New Zealand became the first country to introduce standard time. Kerri Jackson looks back at time.

Waterdeep Mountain High: Bullies & Fungus part one

Welcome back to Waterdeep Mountain High, a Dungeons & Dragons podcast set in a below average school in the mystical land of Faerun.

Gone By Lunchtime Extra, featuring Jacinda Ardern

In this special edition of our politics podcast, Spinoff editor Toby Manhire talks to the prime minister about her first year in the job.

Podcasts Archive

The Real Pod: Cucumber terrors and recycled pizza socks with old mate JT

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Sandy Mamoli on how self-selection lets people excel

This week Simon Pound talks to the author who's literally written the book on creating great teams, Sandy Mamoli.

The Real Pod: We run a reality marathon with JT from Survivor NZ

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Steven Renata is taking children’s books to the next level

Simon Pound talks to Steven Renata, CEO of Kiwa Digital.

On the Rag: September was a month of suffrage and sins

Listen to Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michele A’Court tackle the past month in women, news and popular culture, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop. 

Dietary Requirements: God bless American food

Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff's new monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms and Fine Wine Delivery Co.

The Real Pod: Our first impressions of Married at First Sight NZ S2

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Waterdeep Mountain High: Gnome Biology part 2

“It’s not that I’m not into you, I’m just frigid.”

The Business Chat: Suffrage 125, Fonterra, and wedding magazines

In our monthly Business Chat special, Simon Pound speaks with Maria Slade, business editor at The Spinoff, and Karyn Scherer, senior copywriter at Callaghan Innovation about the business stories making the news.

The Real Pod: Jane is away leaving Duncan and Alex in dismay

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Papercuts: Conversations with Friends

On this episode of Papercuts we delve into all the latest book news, deep dive into the Booker longlisted (update: and scandalously not shortlisted), Normal People and ask who the fuck is Bob Woodward. With a lot more book & non-book related recommendations included!

On motherhood: Hollie McNish and Emily Writes in conversation

Listen to British poet Hollie McNish and Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes' session from WORD Christchurch