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Join Alex as he peers into the predicaments of the modern day and age. With dry Kiwi humour he strives to shed some light on the hard and not-so-hard hitting issues alike.

Latest Episodes

Why Ads Suck

Advertising – what a predicament! Do ads inherently suck? Why are 99% of commercials boring and unentertaining? Is there a time and a place for a bad ad? And what does the future hold for advertising? Alex talks to award winning admen and media industry veterans to answer these questions and more in the inaugural episode of What A Predicament.

24 MIN2016 JUN 19
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Why Ads Suck

The Sound Effect You Can’t Unhear

Don’t shoot the messenger - it’s the sound effect you can’t unhear! Alex talks to Brian Nimens, CEO of the largest library of sound effects in the world, in search of the origin of a particularly pervasive sound effect. What a predicament! sound-ideas.com

17 MIN2016 JUN 26
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The Sound Effect You Can’t Unhear

What Happened to Deja Voodoo?

EWho were Deja Voodoo and whom did they rock more than? Alex catches up with band members and behind-the-scenes Svengalis to find out what happened to New Zealand’s grunge rock media darlings.

31 MIN2016 JUN 27
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What Happened to Deja Voodoo?

Cannabis: Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn

Alex almost runs out of the creative steam required to write a description for this episode after using it up on such a brilliant title. What a predicament! This week he looks into the curious predicament of why the New Zealand Government has criminalised one particular plant used in the textile and medical industries.

29 MIN2016 JUL 10
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Cannabis: Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn

Censorship: The Search for The Man

EWho really controls the media? Who is the proverbial “Man”? From busy newsrooms to the halls of government Alex leaves no stone unturned in his search.

28 MIN2016 JUL 17
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Censorship: The Search for The Man

For the Love of All That Is Foley

EFaced with the predicament of some stiff podcasting competition, Alex talks to a Foley artist about how to spice things up sonically.

23 MIN2016 JUL 24
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For the Love of All That Is Foley

New Zealand's Role in the Assassination of JFK

EFrom grassy knolls to magic bullets, conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK have persisted since the day of the tragedy. But how has the humble pacific nation of New Zealand been implicated? Alex pokes around the half-century old murder mystery and discovers the truth might be closer to home than he had feared.

21 MIN2016 JUL 31
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New Zealand's Role in the Assassination of JFK

"Tattoo, Brute?"

EFrom forearms to Pinterest pages — when did tattoos go mainstream? Alex puts tattoo culture under the gun and talks to a couple of tattooists to try to figure out how and when everything changed. Thanks to Capilli Tupou and Benjamin Raddatz.

18 MIN2016 AUG 7
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"Tattoo, Brute?"

Getting a Film in the Cannes Film Festival

How hard Cannes it be?

37 MIN2016 AUG 13
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Getting a Film in the Cannes Film Festival

The Revolution Isn't Going to Be Televised, It's Going to Be a Podcast

EAlex ponders the podcast revolution and approaches some podcast pros to learn some podcast pros and cons, but is it too little too late? Plus a big announcement! Thanks to guests Daniel J. Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast and Bill Conway from Edgeland and The Hard Times.

47 MIN2016 AUG 20
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The Revolution Isn't Going to Be Televised, It's Going to Be a Podcast

Latest Episodes

Why Ads Suck

Advertising – what a predicament! Do ads inherently suck? Why are 99% of commercials boring and unentertaining? Is there a time and a place for a bad ad? And what does the future hold for advertising? Alex talks to award winning admen and media industry veterans to answer these questions and more in the inaugural episode of What A Predicament.

24 MIN2016 JUN 19
Comments
Why Ads Suck

The Sound Effect You Can’t Unhear

Don’t shoot the messenger - it’s the sound effect you can’t unhear! Alex talks to Brian Nimens, CEO of the largest library of sound effects in the world, in search of the origin of a particularly pervasive sound effect. What a predicament! sound-ideas.com

17 MIN2016 JUN 26
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The Sound Effect You Can’t Unhear

What Happened to Deja Voodoo?

EWho were Deja Voodoo and whom did they rock more than? Alex catches up with band members and behind-the-scenes Svengalis to find out what happened to New Zealand’s grunge rock media darlings.

31 MIN2016 JUN 27
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What Happened to Deja Voodoo?

Cannabis: Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn

Alex almost runs out of the creative steam required to write a description for this episode after using it up on such a brilliant title. What a predicament! This week he looks into the curious predicament of why the New Zealand Government has criminalised one particular plant used in the textile and medical industries.

29 MIN2016 JUL 10
Comments
Cannabis: Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn

Censorship: The Search for The Man

EWho really controls the media? Who is the proverbial “Man”? From busy newsrooms to the halls of government Alex leaves no stone unturned in his search.

28 MIN2016 JUL 17
Comments
Censorship: The Search for The Man

For the Love of All That Is Foley

EFaced with the predicament of some stiff podcasting competition, Alex talks to a Foley artist about how to spice things up sonically.

23 MIN2016 JUL 24
Comments
For the Love of All That Is Foley

New Zealand's Role in the Assassination of JFK

EFrom grassy knolls to magic bullets, conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK have persisted since the day of the tragedy. But how has the humble pacific nation of New Zealand been implicated? Alex pokes around the half-century old murder mystery and discovers the truth might be closer to home than he had feared.

21 MIN2016 JUL 31
Comments
New Zealand's Role in the Assassination of JFK

"Tattoo, Brute?"

EFrom forearms to Pinterest pages — when did tattoos go mainstream? Alex puts tattoo culture under the gun and talks to a couple of tattooists to try to figure out how and when everything changed. Thanks to Capilli Tupou and Benjamin Raddatz.

18 MIN2016 AUG 7
Comments
"Tattoo, Brute?"

Getting a Film in the Cannes Film Festival

How hard Cannes it be?

37 MIN2016 AUG 13
Comments
Getting a Film in the Cannes Film Festival

The Revolution Isn't Going to Be Televised, It's Going to Be a Podcast

EAlex ponders the podcast revolution and approaches some podcast pros to learn some podcast pros and cons, but is it too little too late? Plus a big announcement! Thanks to guests Daniel J. Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast and Bill Conway from Edgeland and The Hard Times.

47 MIN2016 AUG 20
Comments
The Revolution Isn't Going to Be Televised, It's Going to Be a Podcast
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