About True Story
From the makers of Stuff’s smash hit The Commune, comes a new current affairs podcast series. Each episode, Eugene Bingham and Adam Dudding take their microphones on the road to bring you a true New Zealand story: sometimes quirky, sometimes serious – always surprising.
Adam and Eugene put on their war-historian hats to investigate one of the strangest cases from our nation’s internet past: the Great Macron War of 2018. Why did the normally genteel editors of Wikipedia’s New Zealand pages lose their cool – and why did some start to turn on each other?It’s a tale of online scuffles, cultural misunderstandings, robots … and a secret agent.
When Ollie signed the lease for his flat, he also signed up to a bizarre and unforgettable challenge – life as a tenant of landlord Cheryl Scott. It’s a tale of rogue coat hangers, interminable phone calls and unpaid bills. Oh – and some toilet bowl photography. This True Story is written and presented by guest host Ethan Te Ora. For further coverage, see www.stuff.co.nz/national/130628181/vexatious-landlord-cheryl-scott-the-scion-of-a-property-empire-or-a-fantasist To hear more great Stuff podcasts, check out stuff.co.nz/podcasts
After a nude art session goes embarrassingly wrong, a model finds himself in court on a serious charge. And it’s all downhill from there, when it turns out he’s hired precisely the wrong defence lawyer for the job. Eugene and Adam dig into an outrageous case of courtroom bumbling that some believe is just the tip of a miscarriage-of-justice iceberg. Warning: This True Story refers to suicide and sexual offending and may upset some listeners. WHERE TO GET HELP: 1737, Need to talk? - Free call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor. Victim Support 0800 842 846 Lifeline – 0800 543 354 Parenting Place - Advice on talking to children about trauma. Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 for people up to 18 years old. Open 24/7. Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234, email email@example.com, or find online chat and other support options here.
Sugar. We can’t get enough because it tastes so damn good, right? Actually, there’s a bit more to it than that. Adam and Eugene delve into the fascinating science and make an intriguing discovery. They also learn what it would take for consumers to kick their sweet habit … and it isn’t what you might expect.
When it comes to conservation is it as simple as native = good, exotic = bad? Adam and Eugene head for the hills, where they encounter real life-wallaby hunters and discover an unexpected pest threatening one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Plus, they investigate a heated debate about decolonising the environment centred on Auckland’s maunga.
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