OwlTail

Cover image of Gone By Lunchtime

Gone By Lunchtime

A New Zealand politics podcast hosted by The Spinoff's Toby Manhire with Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Popular episodes

All episodes

Warning: This podcast data isn't working.

This means that the episode rankings aren't working properly. Please revisit us at a later time to get the best episodes of this podcast!

Podcast cover

Traffic lights

Toby, Annabelle and Ben meet via Zoom under alert level three step one to discuss the newly announced traffic light system, vaccine rates, mandates, MIQ, housing policy... and how Annabelle rescued a pigeon.Vote for Gone By Lunchtime in the NZ Podcast Awards! Visit nzpodcastawards.com to vote. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

26 Oct 2021

Rank #1

Podcast cover

Podathon 2021

Annabelle, Ben and Toby spend 24 hours Zorbing the length of the country in the cause of vaccination and political commentary. On the agenda: what comes after elimination, the vaccine rollout, and MMP at 25.Gone By Lunchtime wouldn’t exist without the support of The Spinoff Members. Find out how to join at members.thespinoff.co.nz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

12 Oct 2021

Rank #2

Podcast cover

Every Covid plan reviewed

New Zealand’s main opposition parties (and Sir John Key) have released their master plans for what to do about Covid-19 in the past week. Toby, Annabelle and Ben weigh them up in this late night lockdown edition of Gone By Lunchtime. Also: vaccination rates, MIQ, air-fryers.Gone By Lunchtime couldn’t exist without the support of The Spinoff Members. Find out how to join at members.thespinoff.co.nz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38mins

29 Sep 2021

Rank #3

Podcast cover

The unofficial epidemic response committee

Annabelle, Ben and Toby set their Zoom backgrounds to Wānaka, take on the role of the official opposition, and ask how long Judith Collins can survive – all while defeating delta with nothing but celery and refried beans.Gone By Lunchtime couldn’t exist without the support of The Spinoff Members. Find out how to join at members.thespinoff.co.nz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

15 Sep 2021

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

Judith's Wednesday wobbly and David's terrible tweet

From deep within the level four fortress, Toby, Annabelle and Ben discuss a terrorist attack in Auckland, what's next in the Covid response, and Judith Collins losing the plot. Plus: wtf was David Seymour thinking?The Spinoff Members lets our audience contribute to our work and play a role in directing new areas of coverage. If you’d like to support our mission, please donate to become a member today. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47mins

8 Sep 2021

Rank #5

Podcast cover

Another late night lockdown extravaganza

The Gone By Lunchtime team enters the second week of lockdown with another late night Zoom edition of the pod. In this episode: vaccines, tests, case numbers, locations of interest, elimination strategy, the border, The Croods.Gone By Lunchtime couldn’t be made without the support of The Spinoff Members. Find out how to join at members.thespinoff.co.nz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

25 Aug 2021

Rank #6

Podcast cover

Lullabies for the team of five million

Less than 24 hours into level four, the Gone By Lunchtime team assembles over Zoom for one of their famed late night lockdown pods. On this episode: the inevitable return of Covid in the community, the Skegg report, vaccine hesitancy, Afghanistan, Winston Peters and a snub from Simon Bridges.Gone By Lunchtime couldn’t be made without the support of The Spinoff Members. Find out how to join at members.thespinoff.co.nz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39mins

19 Aug 2021

Rank #7

Podcast cover

High-level political vibe discourse

What links Labour's poll drop, the Covid response, Judith Collins' challenges, Mātauranga Māori and a proliferation of professors? Vibes. Annabelle Lee-Mather, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire return with New Zealand's most reverberating analysis.Gone By Lunchtime couldn’t be made without the support of The Spinoff Members. Find out how to join at members.thespinoff.co.nz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

3 Aug 2021

Rank #8

Podcast cover

Howl of a podcast

Ben, Toby, and special guest star Mihingarangi Forbes demand all the debates and debate all the demands. In this episode: The farmers’ howl of a protest! The Mongrel Mob and meth programmes! David Seymour's successes! Fish + chips + communism! Freedom Day in England!Gone By Lunchtime couldn’t be made without the support of The Spinoff Members. Find out how to join at members.thespinoff.co.nz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

20 Jul 2021

Rank #9

Podcast cover

Vaccines, Karens and the UNDrip

In another triumph of love speech over hate speech, Annabelle, Ben and Toby discuss Covid, vaccines and roadmaps, the three waters reform, Willy Jackson’s UNDrip response, the National Party purge and the malice that lives in Ben’s soul.Gone By Lunchtime couldn’t be made without the support of The Spinoff Members. Find out how to join at members.thespinoff.co.nz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

41mins

6 Jul 2021

Rank #10