amerinz_podcast_150x150I start out today talking about Pride 48, the 48-hour live podcasting marathon. It begins with a kick-off show at 8pm Eastern on Friday, June 25 in the Americas (9pm Saturday, June 26 in New Zealand) and ends 48 hours later. As host of Pride 48 for 2010, I’ll be on the kick-off show and the wrap-up show. My own live show is 5:30am-7am June 26 Eastern time in the Americas (9:30pm to 11pm New Zealand time). I’ll record that show and post it the following week.

I then give yet another update on a story I talked about before. The annual nude rugby game was a bit of harmless silliness. Naturally, far right christianists were apoplectic over TV news reports. New Zealand wants to turn off its analogue television. A new report finds that illegal downloads in New Zealand haven’t hurt the recording industry, despite its claim they have in order to try and get a hard new copyright law in place. The pace of emigration to Australia has picked up, despite the current government’s promise to make people want to stay in New Zealand. That means that things are actually worse since this government took power. The New Zealand All Whites have done well at the FIFA World Cup. Finally, I comment on the abrupt name change for one of my favourite podcasters.

Links for this episode
Nude rugby a hard match in Dunedin (contains nudity) – Video
Govt seeks help to turn off analogue TV
InternetNZ downplays illegal Kiwi file sharing claims
Migration shrinks to just 250 in May, more Kiwis cross Tasman

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