Politics podcast: did Bridges’ spadework turn a little leak into a big hole?

August 29, 2018

Team Gone By Lunchtime gathers to discuss the important political issues of the day, from Clare Curran getting the boot to Party of Five.


Politics podcast: Breaking news, the prime minister had a baby

July 27, 2018

Gone By Lunchtime is not dead, it's just been sleeping. Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee and Ben Thomas reunify in an emotional podcast


Politics podcast: waka jumping, fuel taxing and rumour mongering

May 11, 2018

Back once again with the renegade bluster, the Gone By Lunchtime team climb many flights of stairs in the cause of NZ political discourse. 


Breaking Astoria in Curran affairs

March 28, 2018

Bookended by revelations of sexual assault at a Young Labour summer camp and calls for broadcasting minister Clare Curran's resignation over a curious meeting with RNZ head of news Carol Hirschfeld, March has presented easily the steepest challenges for the new prime minister yet.

Discussing all this, along with the government's big house-building announcement for the Unitec site, turbulence from NZ First, the Green leadership and also other things, are a record high five podders. Spinoff editor Toby Manhire is joined by Exceltium's Ben Thomas, and three editorial executives from the best television programme in New Zealand, The Hui: Annabelle Lee, Waimihia Rose and special guest star Mihingarangi Forbes.


Dawn of the age of Simon Bridges, king of the National Party

February 28, 2018

The GBLT quartet chew over all the leadership changes.

Coruscating analysis of the new leader of New Zealand's biggest parliamentary party. Hot'n'smoky takes. Terrible but melodic puns. All that and more in a new audio content presentation from Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas, Toby Manhire and a mostly cross Waimihia Rose.



Emergency podcast: Bill English is gone by morning tea time

February 13, 2018

🚨🚨🚨 Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire on the English legacy and the contenders to succeed him as National Party leader in this collectible special edition.


We’re back for the New Year with new takes on the week in Politics.

January 25, 2018

Annabelle Lee, Toby Manhire and Ben Thomas return for the first Gone By Lunchtime of 2018, guest starring a real life baby who reveals all about her encounters with a pregnant Jacinda Ardern. 

Your friendly GBLT content providers return to swelter in an obscenely overheated “studio” to splutter out a word or two on the announcement that Jacinda Ardern will produce a brand new human being in the middle of the year, and the prospects of Winston Peters babysitting the nation.

Also: Ardern’s plans to spend five days at Waitangi, the state of te reo, the revamped “progressive” TPP, employment law reform, whether Bill English wants to be leader of the National Party, the Green co-leader race, and the biggest story of the week: why did Ben quit Twitter?


The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2017

December 19, 2017

To punish you all for being naughty this year, The Spinoff made an unholy mash-up of four of its podcasts.

Join Leonie Hayden, Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas, Duncan Greive, Alex Casey, Michele A’Court and Henry Oliver as they discuss the biggest events of 2017 (and Married At First Sight) in a grotesque rat-king of piping hot takes.


A completely comprehensive dissection of 2017

December 18, 2017

Jacinda Ardern! Bill English! Metiria Turei! Winston Peters! Those are the names of some people who were in the political news this year. Ben Thomas! Annabelle Lee! Toby Manhire! Those are the names of some people who in the last GBLT of 2017 talk about the people above, and conclusively decide how they got on.

May also contain: emotional tribute to Leighton Smith and awkward exposé of a non-disclosed participant in politician's clutches.


The first day back at the office blues (feat Paddles content)

November 8, 2017

Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas, Toby Manhire and the land's favourite baby podcaster discuss an embarrassing start for the new government in parliament, Winston Peters' legal blizzard, the state of the National Party "monster" opposition, and Paddles the cat.