The Working Group with Chris Trotter, Dr Oliver Hartwich & Damien Grant



New Zealand’s greatest and bestest weekly Political Podcast that is NOT funded by NZ on Air!

This week in studio with the Obi-Wan Kenobi of the Left Chris Trotter and Right Wing Svengali Dr Oliver Hartwich. Damien Grant will also be present.

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Issue 1 – State Services vs Me and the gagging of the Children’s Commissioner
Issue 2 – Powell shoves US Economy down Jackson Hole – what does Adrian Orr do?
Issue 3 – Billy TK vs Vinny Eastwood vs Counter Spin vs Chantelle Baker vs Free Speech – who’s winning?
Issue 4 – Aloha Luxon threatens the rod against rams raiders

Unique political commentary unlike any other

The podcast broadcasts live at 7.30pm from the Mediaworks studios on Facebook, YouTube & The Daily Blog and posted up afterwards on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Rova & Youtube.


  1. Oh! How about talking about how shit msm news influencing is and shitty journalists who’re to lazy to do any decent work who sit at home and watch videos and make shit up and then pitch it to the ministry of Propaganda and Public Enlightenments Stasis unit for cash! And then release it on msm as if it’s news worthy and, or relevant!!

    Stuff should be renamed, ‘Snowflake News Influencer Media Corp’.

  2. wonderful programme. And yes thank god for bomber and Chris T.. Callling out what is happening. It keeps me sane!

  3. Excellent show again. Thank you all for showing up and sharing. It was mostly marvelous for me. Thank you

  4. I think Chris Trotters comments on inflation, and the hype of doom and gloom encouraging vendors to quietly hike their prices, regardless of their situation, cannot be underestimated. Price gouging is another term.

    You guys ( Martyn, Damien Chris, Oliver) should do a piece where you look at the CPI basket and look at underlying drivers. Its all too to use inflation as an umbrella term that is exploited by politicians (i.e govt spending is to blame for an expensive potato??) and a public that just accepts things.

    Good session, well done

    • In a more democratic society how would we have tried to deal with Spanish flu? I myself would have put climate change three thousand times this ‘crisis’. My cuz says Czechia has used all its funds dealing with this and nothing left over for anything else. It’s just the present prosperity.

  5. Great show and echoing Damian’s comments, I agree that People like you and Chris are doing essential work. Hilarious to occasionally hear MSM journo’s put you down or the NZ political blogosphere in general, when you are doing the work that they are too conflicted or incompetent to do.

    Keep on holding power to account! (And dont forget to remind Damian that he needs to track down the Killer Paediatric Surgeon – the people have a right to know!!

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