Who doesn’t enjoy an aptly named local podcast? Because I can confirm, I love one. And if you’re looking for a reliable, NZ based news source, The Shit Show is here to provide! Run by three young Kiwi women, Luce, Rubes and Liv, the Shit Show covers international and national news with humour and well resourced knowledge, exploring social issues with grace.
The recent agenda has covered some particular favourites, with the punned ‘Let’s Get PolitiCOOL,’ with so far a timely Chloe Swarbrick moment and a series informing on the US Election. I know I’m a fan of podcasts that crunch up too many hours out of my day, and these ladies keep their episodes within a succinct 40 minutes, making it easy to plug into your ears on the way to uni or at the end of a stressful afternoon. They perfectly balance the severity of their topics with lighthearted tones, making listeners value the education they provide.
Connected to the Instagram @shityoushouldcareabout, which has racked up over 2.5 million followers, their website also provides volunteer articles covering everything from bad sex to mental health. Honestly, thanks to these ladies for all they do, giving us the shit we truly SHOULD care about from a uniquely Kiwi perspective. Streaming this one will brighten your week, I promise you.
8/10: That time they brought up Harry Styles’ suits was a flex tbh