Planet Money Podcast

Just completed the Planet Money podcast listener survey,  and one of the question was about recommending the podcast.

I have given it a good rate in iTunes, but will also recommend it here:

If you are interested in a down to earth, no hype look into “money related things” I recommend this podcast. It’s done by NPR is relax, and not pretentious, and they have covered some interesting topics in the past, and I really enjoy listening to it when new stuff is released, usually two 20-30minutes podcasts a week.

However, on a side note, the survey asked some really odd, and US centric questions, and felt very non-web aware, which to me consuming the podcasts via iTunes (I assume RSS), and reading the blog via RSS it seemed very odd, that most the questions were news focused, with a slant to print paper, and magazines. Then TV.

I don’t watch news any more, and but have a large number of people I follow via RSS/Atom, and their shared links are a great source of real news. Then I may follow this up to find more.

So odd survey, but good radio show/podcast, give them a try.

Beer Emporium on the Radio

Harvey was on Newstalk ZB yesterday talking about his beer shop The Beer Emporium. I missed the interview, but they have a pod-cast archive of the last week online, but it’s only for the Auckland broadcast. They have regional broadcast till lunch time, then a unified show in the afternoon. Thus no pod-cast of Harvey. They did however have a recording that they provided to Harvey when he asked, which he sent to me.

Now via the power of the Internet I can share it with you

Points of note, Harvey gave me a box of the beer chocolates, and they are fantastic. The chocolates are made by a local company temper! temper!

The Beer Emporium

Well my friend has opened his new shop The Beer Emporium, and what a shock I got today when I opened the paper and there on page 4 was his smiling taped face. Here is the Google Earth link (zipped), so you can find your way there.

It has been a long time in the works, and it’s great to see the day of opening has arrived.

I plan to head down sometime soonish, and try me some imported English beer.