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Best Tony Fletcher podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Tony Fletcher podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Hey you… Join author, runner, broadcaster, and traveler Tony Fletcher on this new show about positively engaging with the world outside our door (once we can get back to it!). Whether it’s to hike a local trail or climb a distant mountain, travel to a new country or explore culture close to home, run a first 5k or tackle an ultra-marathon, One Step Beyond encourages you take a step outside your comfort zone and enrich your life. With interviews, features and field recordings. Tony Fletcher i ...
 
In the frost bitten run-up to Christmas 2018, Pixies set about recording a new album at Dreamland Studios, near Woodstock, NY. In an unprecedented move, they recorded every waking moment in the studio and provided all areas access to local music biographer Tony Fletcher to create a ground breaking document: It’s a Pixies Podcast. Over its 12 engrossing weekly episodes, It’s a Pixies Podcast reveals why the new album sounds like a dusty book of eerie folklore tales, full of black arts, Byrone ...
 
The Rock Doc podcast titled Music Is Medicine is a magazine style show hosted by Neil Ratner, MD, the Rock Doc. Having spent years in the music business during the late sixties and seventies, the show includes This Week In the History of Rock and Roll with details and facts about artists and songs you never knew, in depth interviews with both musicians and backstage music industry icons, and calling upon his 20 years of experience as a practicing MD, Neil will devote a segment to medical iss ...
 
The One Tough Muther Show is "Real Talk"; once a week we invite everyday women, highly successful business women and celebrities to be guests on our show and share a "REAL" life lesson. Together we listen, learn and comment; aiming to inspire, empower and elevate women around the world. Raw, edgy and honest Tough Muthers will stop at nothing to help another woman in need. Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid, it's about to get "REAL" and remember, you don't have to be a Mother to be One Tough Muther. I ...
 
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New Zealanders will decide whether they want to make cannabis use legal at the coming election - but the Prime Minister won't reveal her stance. Jacinda Ardern says Labour doesn't have a position on the use of the drug - and says it wouldn't be right for her to give her view ahead of the vote. Ardern says it's not her job to influence how people wi…
 
A Royal Air Force surveillance plane flew over the English Channel on Monday as the British government sought to stop a growing number of people making the hazardous crossing from France in small boats. Britain's Conservative government has talked tough amid a surge in the number of migrants crossing the Channel during recent warm summer weather. M…
 
The association that represents pokie machine operators has slammed a new report from the NZIER. The NZIER has suggested if household spending on class four pokies was diverted to other uses, the retail sector could gain nearly $450 million a year. NZIER principal economist Sarah Hogan says that the country could be looking at upwards of 1100 full …
 
Ecostore is in hot water after a marketing stunt which has riled consumers. The company yesterday announced a bottle recall on its social media but failed to explain it's because they're changing the way bottles are recycled. It's caused an uproar from customers online who believed the products, which are used for cleaning and personal hygiene, wer…
 
New Zealand's top ranked tennis player Michael Venus will play in next month's US Open. The world number 11 ranked doubles player and his Australian partner John Peers have entered the Grand Slam and will leave for New York this weekend. Venus and Peers will play the Cincinnati Masters which is being staged at the USTA National Tennis centre the we…
 
A majority "yes" vote in next month's cannabis referendum would not necessarily lead to its personal use being legalised if National was in charge after the election. The party's drug reform spokesman Nick Smith said the party would abide by a "yes" vote by introducing the Government's Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, which outlines the prop…
 
Fletcher Building will make a $196 million loss due to the effect the pandemic has taken on the business, a reversal of fortunes after last year's $164m profit. Chief executive Ross Taylor this morning updated the market ahead of next Wednesday's full-year result to June 30, 2020. He cited three factors which would reduce operating earings by $150m…
 
Victoria has recorded 331 new cases and 19 deaths in the past 24 hours - equalling the state's worst ever tally for deaths yesterday. Although case numbers appear to be steadily falling since last Wednesday’s peak, Mr Andrews said he can’t promise Victoria’s current restrictions will work in six weeks. “It’ll only have the maximum chance of working…
 
There is growing concern in the Cook Islands about a travel bubble. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has signalled a bubble between New Zealand and the islands could open by the end of the year. She says specific dates haven't been set, because the agreement is still being verified. While there has been pressure from Cook Islands officials…
 
A new name could mean a bright new image for Picton. Marlborough District Council's updating its vision for the South Island seaside town. Branding expert Greg Billington told Heather du Plessis-Allan he's a newcomer who was shocked to learn the name's origin. He says it belonged to a Welsh army officer recently declared a sadistic slaver in his ho…
 
National leader Judith Collins said Act leader David Seymour was a principled person and his Act Party would be the best partner for National in government. "Everyone understands that Mr Seymour in particular is very important to us because he is someone who has shown principle when he is in Parliament," Collins told reporters in Onehunga today. "A…
 
A plan to push Kiwis into buying car insurance might not pay off. National Party leader Judith Collins wants to label uninsured cars to make them more easily identifiable. Collins announced this morning National would require car insurer details to be displayed on registration labels stuck to vehicles' windscreen. And if a car is not insured with a…
 
Greenpeace is celebrating what it calls a "win for democracy". The High Court has today ruled the organisation is entitled to register as a charity. It ends a more than eight-year long legal battle which began when the Charities Registration Board rejected Greenpeace's application. Executive Director Russel Norman told Heather Du Plessis Allan a vi…
 
Victoria has recorded 322 new cases in the past 24 hours and 19 deaths - marking the state's highest single-day death toll so far. Yesterday was the state’s second-worst day for deaths with 17 more fatalities across the state and 394 new cases. The previous highest daily death toll was 15 fatalities on August 5. The good news from today’s figures i…
 
A think tank is calling for better measuring of the quality of schools than the decile system. A New Zealand Initiative study shows students at integrated schools have the best chance on average of achieving University Entrance. An integrated school is funded by the state, but has a special character, such as an alignment with a church. Nearly 39 p…
 
It’s probably about time that we dealt with the New Zealand Public Party, because these guys are regularly promoting loopy ideas but the claim they made yesterday is so unbelievably stupid, its actually mind-boggling. Now by the way, if you don’t the NZPP, this is the party Jami-Lee Ross has officially hooked up with. This is also the party calling…
 
Every year, the world wastes about a third of the food we produce. But a new collective is on a mission to change that. The Citizen Collective utilises unsold bread from local supermarkets, turns it into craft beer, with the waste from that process then used to make artisan bread. Co-founder Donald Shepherd joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to discus…
 
A former producer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show has spoken out against Ellen DeGeneres and has criticised the celebrities defending her. Hedda Muskat says she was the first hire on the show when it began in 2003, and she says DeGeneres does not deserve the platform that she has. The Ellen Show is undergoing an internal investigation by WarnerMedia am…
 
Kiwi made designer face masks are selling out left, right and centre. Popular headwear company Hills Hats recently started offering reusable masks, and it's now more than 80 percent of their output. CEO Simon Smuts-Kennedy told Heather du Plessis-Allen at $45 each their products aren't cheap, but on Thursday they had completely sold out. “The team'…
 
A few weeks ago on the show we talked about council rates and the fact that it is unreal that councils plan to raise rates right now. At the best of times, much council spending is questionable. Right now, they should be extra careful. Which made the announcement from Wellington City Council today – already arguably the worst council in the country…
 
Hey you… Welcome to Episode 9 of One Step Beyond, a fortnightly show about positively engaging with the world outside our door, with host Tony Fletcher. At the age of 4, Manu Shrestha, along with her two siblings, was found abandoned on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal, a not uncommon occurrence in a country of devastating poverty, where women gener…
 
A heavily reduced international Antarctic season starts this week. More than 3000 members of science programmes usually pass through Christchurch or are based there, but it's down to about 800 this season. Most are part of a US programme, with others supporting work by New Zealand, Italy and Korea. All international arrivals will pay for 14 days ma…
 
Arsenal is cutting 55 jobs due to the financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen fans shut out of stadiums. In a statement issued Wednesday, head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham pointed to severe drops in broadcast revenue. They also moved to assure supporters that investment into the team …
 
TikTok is up for grabs. But while the popular short-form video app likely won't lack for suitors, President Donald Trump says the US government needs to get a "substantial amount of money" as part of any deal. It's a demand that experts say is far outside the norm at best, and if it were to be met could set a dangerous precedent. "It's really not f…
 
New Zealanders are being urged to add face masks to their home emergency kit. Health Minister Chris Hipkins says masks will play an important in containing any further Covid-19 outbreaks. He says people don't need to wear them now - at alert level one - because there is no evidence of community transmission. But he says at level two they'll be enco…
 
A Christchurch woman says she was humiliated after being turned away from a club because of her moko kauae. After a night out on the town with friends last weekend the woman, Danika, said she was turned away from strip club Calendar Girls. She said a bouncer came up to her - and apologetically told her they have a no face tattoos policy. "I was a l…
 
A field trial of the much-touted Covid Card will focus on whether Kiwis are keen to get on board. Rotorua's the centrepiece of the trial - after a previous test period during lock down was run by Otago University and Nelson Marlborough DHB. Health Minister Chris Hipkins says if the card's rolled out widely, there would be a huge investment required…
 
The man convicted of murdering Grace Millane acted inexcusably after her death but the trial that found him guilty was flawed, an appeal has heard today. His legal team have argued that the jury was not properly directed when it came to considering the issue of consent - nor were they equipped to properly analyse expert evidence. And they say error…
 
Victoria has announced another 471 coronavirus cases today as the state's harsh stage 4 lockdown gets underway. It comes a day after Victoria suffered its worst 24 hours of the Covid-19 pandemic with a record 725 new cases and 15 deaths, including the youngest victim so far – a man in his early 30s. Leaked modelling has suggested the deadly second …
 
An unsuspecting customer used a Hamilton ATM surrounded with unexploded pipe bombs this morning. Police are still hunting two people spotted on CCTV placing seven bombs about the ANZ ATM at Chartwell Shopping Centre about 2.30am. One detonated, another partially exploded and five were later removed intact by the Defence Force. Area commander Inspec…
 
In six seasons as the men’s basketball coach at Auburn, Bruce Pearl has led the Tigers to two SEC championships, back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths and the program’s first ever trip to the Final Four. It’s success he’s replicated at every stop of his 25-year coaching career. A proven winner, Bruce still coaches with a chip on his shoulder and his …
 
I am so disappointed by the sentiments in that Herald poll this morning, showing how many of us are scared of relaxing border restrictions. 68 per cent of Kiwis surveyed say they want the border kept shut as tight as it is right now. Only 29 per cent are brave enough to even consider a slight relaxation. We’re not talking about opening the border. …
 
Ever wonder what your backyard looked like 10,000 years ago? 100,000 years ago? 1,000,000 years ago? I did, so I went looking for someone with some answers. The boreal forest covers 33% of the world’s forested area making it the biggest forest in the world. Canada contains 28% of the world’s boreal forest and I wanted to learn how it came to be the…
 
A warning from former Prime Minister John Key to prepare for a very significant contraction in the New Zealand and global economy isn't lost on Jacinda Ardern. The Prime Minister says the Government's response to Covid can't be separated from the predicted economic storm. Ardern says if we don't successfully manage Covid well on an ongoing basis - …
 
Audi has apologised for an advert showing a young girl eating a banana in front of a premium car, admitting it was "insensitive" and promising not to use the image in future. The German carmaker posted the advert for the Audi RS4, which was captioned "Lets your heart beat faster — in every aspect," on Twitter on Sunday. But the image quickly drew c…
 
Former Prime Minister Sir John Key's calling for New Zealand's border restrictions to be loosened. The ANZ chairman is warning a financial crisis is coming, and the economic fallout from Covid-19 will last years. Sir John told Heather du Plessis-Allan to lessen the blow, we should start letting more than just returnees into the country. "That inclu…
 
The Employment Minister says figures showing unemployment at four percent don’t take into account everyone who’s out of work. Stats NZ figures show unemployment levels are four per cent for the June quarter. It fell from 4.2 percent in the March quarter. It's the first quarter to include the Covid-19 lockdown, with Treasury earlier forecasting it t…
 
A massive explosion ripped through central Beirut on Tuesday, killing dozens of people, injuring thousands and blowing out windows in buildings across the city. The blast near Beirut's port sent up a huge mushroom cloud-shaped shockwave, flipping cars and damaging distant buildings. It was felt as far as Cyprus, hundreds of miles away, and register…
 
New Zealand has weathered the economic fallout of the Covid-19 storm better than the Government had anticipated, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. This comes after unemployment numbers this morning defied expectations, falling 0.2 percentage points to 4 per cent. But, as ANZ senior economist Liz Kendall put it, "today's data massively understates…
 
It seems obvious the TikTok battle has arrived in New Zealand. We now have reports that MPs and parliamentary staffers have been advised to delete the app from their phones because it poses "significant privacy and security risks". So should the rest of us do the same thing? Delete it from our phones? Delete it from our kids’ phones? Well, this ult…
 
Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy in the United States as the global airline industry reels from the coronavirus pandemic. The company, which is based in the United Kingdom, filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in New York on Tuesday. Virgin Atlantic hasn't been immune from the airline industry's pandemic problems. In July, the company…
 
The Infrastructure Minister's defending the role of job creation through the Provincial Growth Fund. Management of the fund has come under scrutiny in a report by the the Auditor-General. The report makes three recommendations around the fund's effectiveness and transparency in decision making. When questioned on whether jobs on projects counted as…
 
Elton John fans whose show was cut short in February could have the possibility of getting some of their money back. On February 16, Sir Elton John was forced to call off his first Auckland concert midway through the performance after suffering pneumonia and losing his voice. Michael Batty, who attended the concert, asked the organisers for a parti…
 
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged countries to be diligent in their efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19, as they continue to work towards a vaccine. The WHO acknowledged the impact the pandemic has caused socially, economically and politically, but said it has put forward a number of recommendations for countries to continue to imple…
 
Hours after releasing figures celebrating job creation, the Provincial Growth Fund's basis for calculating job creation have been questioned by the Auditor-General. On Tuesday Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones released figures claiming that the fund had "outstripped" its job creation target. Earlier the fund had indicated the PGF c…
 
Victoria has reported 11 deaths and 439 new cases, with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing tough new $5000 on-the-spot fines for "selfish" isolation breachers. Andrews said it was "unacceptable" that 800 people who were doorknocked yesterday in the Australian state who should have been at home could not be located. "From now, there will be no exerci…
 
A doctor's union says the Crown put the boss of Canterbury DHB in an impossible position. David Meates announced his resignation today at an emergency board meeting - after more than 11 years on the job. He's also been West Coast DHB's CEO since 2010. But Association of Salaried Medical Specialists director Sarah Dalton told Heather du Plessis-Alla…
 
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