We’ve relaunched our Podcast For Lockdown Listens

The red carpet may be rolled away but we’re still chatting with the hottest talent. We’ve relaunched our podcast for your locked-down ears on Spotify and Anchor (Search KUWNZ ).

The KUWNZ podcast is brought to you by keepingupwithnz.com and celebrates New Zealand’s arts scene previewing (and reminiscing for now) the best in local theatre, comedy, live events and festivals as well as the latest released from Hollywood. Perfect for your locked-down ears, our KUWNZ Meets series sees us chat to entertainers, and people involved in the arts, to find out about their favourite kiwi connections and creations in theatre, music, comedy and film.

Our first episode of the #kuwnzmeets series is with Luke Bird – presenter of Sidewalk Karaoke on Maori Television. In this episode, we chat to the presenter, MC, actor, opera singer and entertainer Luke Bird to hear how he overcame bullying to build a career as a well known Kiwi personality.

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In Episode 2, we chat with Rosie Carnahan-Darby, a comedy writer and producer who’s currently working alongside her husband, comedian and actor Rhys Darby, and others in her bubble to produce the weekly rural chat show The Alone Rangers staring Rhys’ popular character – ranger Bill Napier.  Behind the scenes, Rosie has produced sold-out tours and comedy TV specials for Rhys as well as writing for various TV projects, and most recently producing his new podcast Aliens Like Us for Spotify.  We chat to Rosie about her career in comedy that’s taken her from Nelson to LA. 

Coming up in the next few weeks we’ve got interviews new and old – from Deborah Frances-White from The Guilty Feminist Podcast – recorded pre-lockdown at The Classic Comedy Club plus great interviews from our NZIFF and NZ International Comedy Festival archives including James Acaster and the 2013 Billy T Award nominees including Rose Matafeo.

KUWNZ Podcast is a keepingupwithnz.com production, presented and produced by Ingrid Grenar and Ian Wright in association with creativesidekicking.com.

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Contact ingridgrenar@keepingupwithnz.com +64211064520 for more information or to let us know about a topic/event/person you’d like us to talk about.