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  • AmeriNZ 350 – Thirteen years

    AmeriNZ 350 – Thirteen years

    28/03/2020 Duração: 31min

    Today is the thirteenth birthday of the AmeriNZ Podcast! Despite everything, both it and I are still around. I begin today talking about New Zealand being under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I share some of what New Zealand is doing, and how I’ve handled it so far. Then I talk about the original […]

  • AmeriNZ 349 – A Return

    AmeriNZ 349 – A Return

    22/02/2020 Duração: 08min

    This is a return for me, though what that means, exactly is up in the air right now. This episode is mainly about telling the story of the tragic reason why I haven’t felt like podcasting, something that make me uncertain what the future holds. This is also the first time I’ve read something long-ish […]

  • AmeriNZ 348 – Midyear

    AmeriNZ 348 – Midyear

    09/07/2019 Duração: 24min

    We’re in the second half on 2019 already! I talk briefly about that before going to NZ news, specifically, some recent changes that will affect tourists coming to New Zealand. There was also a weird rightwing social media freakout over a cake. Plus a couple other stories, along with a “me” update. Be sure to […]

  • AmeriNZ 347 – Unexpected reboot

    AmeriNZ 347 – Unexpected reboot

    21/05/2019 Duração: 25min

    Three weeks since my last episode, but since then I had another helath adventure. And today there was big news on a story I’ve talked about several times. All that and comments, too! Other than that, it’s an ordinary episode, really. Be sure to Like the AmeriNZ Facebook Page for all things AmeriNZ! There are […]

  • AmeriNZ 346 – Busy April

    AmeriNZ 346 – Busy April

    30/04/2019 Duração: 21min

    Today was my last chance to do a podcast episode for April. I met the challenge! It was an unusually full month, even if there wasn’t all that much “big” stuff to talk about. Still, I find a few updates to pass along. Be sure to Like the AmeriNZ Facebook Page for all things AmeriNZ! […]

  • AmeriNZ 345 – 12 Years Later

    AmeriNZ 345 – 12 Years Later

    28/03/2019 Duração: 27min

    Today is the 12th Podoversary of the AmeriNZ Podcast, which is significant, even if the specific number isn’t, because both the podcast and I are still here. I talk about that today, but first I have some updates to last week’s episode first. This episode isn’t really a celebratory episode as such, but at the […]

  • AmeriNZ 344 – They Are Us

    AmeriNZ 344 – They Are Us

    21/03/2019 Duração: 21min

    On Friday of last week, New Zealand was changed when terrorism arrived on our shores. I reflect on that day and the immediate aftermath from my perspective. This is a personal viewpoint, not a news report or news analysis—there are plenty of places that provide that. But for nearly a dozen years I’ve talked about […]

  • AmeriNZ 343 – Autumn begins

    AmeriNZ 343 – Autumn begins

    01/03/2019 Duração: 24min

    Only ten days and another episode! And, it’s the first day of Autumn. Time to update something I talked about two episodes ago, then it’s on to some things in the news that happened since the previous episode. A couple housekeeping things and that’s it. Be sure to Like the AmeriNZ Facebook Page for all […]

  • AmeriNZ 342 – Year’s mixed start

    AmeriNZ 342 – Year’s mixed start

    19/02/2019 Duração: 27min

    This year is off to a roaring start—and I’m ahead of schedule, apparently. This episode is about the two main events so far this year: My birthday in January, and the death of our cat Bella last week. I do the sad part first. My birthday celebrations basically lasted a week, which was nice, and […]

  • AmeriNZ 341 – Providing answers

    AmeriNZ 341 – Providing answers

    21/11/2018 Duração: 33min

    Last chance to post an episode before the USA’s Thanksgiving holiday, so here I am! I begin talking about the Pike River mine disaster, because we’ve had a major development. Then, it’s a sad and fraught story about division and a huge fight in Auckland’s “rainbow communities”. I also talk about how I’ve had to […]

  • AmeriNZ 340 – Adventures

    AmeriNZ 340 – Adventures

    02/11/2018 Duração: 30min

    Today I talk a bit about how the Royal Tour was received in New Zealand. That leads into a couple other issues in the NZ news. I also provide a wider explanation of something I talked about in AmeriNZ Podcast episode 338. Last time, I also had some health updates and I had colds. This […]

  • Guest Spot: AR1234 Catching Up with Arthur

    Guest Spot: AR1234 Catching Up with Arthur

    03/08/2018 Duração: 01h29min

    This is a LONG episode, but it was so much fun to record! One of the first podcasts (other than my own) that I was on was a group show on the original ArcherRadio (his episode 421). That was WAY back in March 2007. Then, he was on my podcast—episode 8—in May 2007. So, we […]

  • AmeriNZ 339 – Winter ills

    AmeriNZ 339 – Winter ills

    01/08/2018 Duração: 18min

    This is a short episode, mostly to tell you about something special I did today. I’ll be sharing something on this podcast feed in a couple days. I also have some health updates, including that I had two winter colds. There are also a couple updates to what I talked about last time. Be sure […]

  • AmeriNZ 338 – Still more changes

    AmeriNZ 338 – Still more changes

    13/07/2018 Duração: 29min

    Despite a few obstacles, I’m back. Again. Again. Well, it was one month sooner this time, so, small victories, right?! I start out talking about a new baby, then changes to this podcast and all things AmeriNZ, and to me, too. Lots of things are changing! I have details. Be sure to Like the AmeriNZ […]

  • AmeriNZ 337 – Resolution

    AmeriNZ 337 – Resolution

    12/03/2018 Duração: 24min

    Despite a few obstacles, I’m back. First, though, I give the end of the story I talked about in the previous episode: New Zealand got a government. Mainly, though, I talke about the several obstacles to my being able to podcast (or blog, for that matter). Be sure to Like the AmeriNZ Facebook Page for […]

  • AmeriNZ 336 – Still waiting

    AmeriNZ 336 – Still waiting

    13/10/2017 Duração: 25min

    The New Zealand General Election happened, but we don’t have a government yet. That’s my first, and main, topic today. I also talk a bit about a big commemoration of a famous battle in World War One. I have unusual feelings about it. Be sure to Like the AmeriNZ Facebook Page for all things AmeriNZ! […]

  • AmeriNZ 335 – Cliffhanger

    AmeriNZ 335 – Cliffhanger

    22/09/2017 Duração: 28min

    This is the final podcast I recorded before the New Zealand General Election, and the short version is that the election’s a toss-up. I talk about why that is, some possible scenarios, and some of the things that may change that. Special Note: To comply with New Zealand Election Law, I will not respond to […]

  • AmeriNZ 334 – Still more change

    AmeriNZ 334 – Still more change

    24/08/2017 Duração: 22min

    Change is continuing in the New Zealand election campaign, so much so that I could almost do a daily podcast on it and not run out of material. A lot has changed since my last podcast episode, and I mainly talk about that today. This episode has 98% less talk about the details of political […]

  • AmeriNZ 333 – One Week

    AmeriNZ 333 – One Week

    11/08/2017 Duração: 27min

    If a week is a long time in politics, we’ve been through a year this past week. This episode is mainly updating all the many changes since last week’s episode. Yes, there’s a lot of detail, but it sets the stage for what will happen in the weeks ahead. This episode is a re-record, which […]