Weekend Election Podcast Free Speech Special


The number 1 weekly political podcast NOT FUNDED by NZ on Air.

This week Political Commentator Ani O’Brian, Deputy Leader of the ACT Party Brooke Van Velden  and  Stuff columnist Damien Grant, to debate the following:

Issue 1 – Free Speech vs Thugs Veto

Issue 2 – Will Culture Wars dominate Election 2023?

Issue 3 – Marama Davidson vs White Cis Males

And Issue 4 – Who wins and loses politically from a protest like this?


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PS – You know it’s a goody when we are making people vomit – JUST FROM THE INTRO!

Can we set up a give a little page for Kim please to help with their vomiting?

The podcast broadcasts live 7.30pm Tuesdays from our purpose built studio bunker ADJACENT to Mediaworks studios on Facebook, YouTube & The Daily Blog and posted up afterwards on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Rova & YouTube 


  1. Brilliant panel discussion Martyn but for the life of me can’t understand how you can rail so much against ACT when Brooke van Velden sounded so considered in explaining the same view point as you.

  2. First time listener. Well done MB and guests. I’m already looking forward to the next one.

    I also have to agree with Salacious+Crumb.

  3. Great podcast and thought all the guests spoke well with the consensus that free speech has taken a hit in this country aided by our political masters. Act being the exception. Interesting to me is those who preach their message, Posi Parker and Brian Tamaki, Use their pulpit to convince a listening crowd. That’s not a debate, that’s someone telling and someone listening. The debate is elsewhere but the preaching platform is a powerful medium. The soap box. That’s why those against the message hate that medium because their views aren’t heard unless they drown out the messenger. That’s why the anti message people love social media. They get to respond.


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