Six star-studded shows announced as part of Podfest Live at Q

Wednesday 17 January 2024

Q Theatre presents the inaugural Podfest live at Q Theatre on February 7 to February 18, with six exciting shows brought to you by Frank Podcastsand Little Empire Podcasts.

Brace yourself for a diverse array of shows, ranging from the thought-provoking to the side-splitting, great new music, cult favourites, deep conversations, the mysterious and the inspiring —there's a podcast for every palate. Come for your favourite, and find a new regular to add to your playlist!

Wellington Paranormal: The Podcast
February 17 - Tickets from Q

Created by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, Wellington Paranormal’s television debut in 2018 took Aotearoa by storm and its international release saw it shoot to #1 on the streaming charts in the USA, beating Rick and Morty, Ted Lasso and everything else (it was #1!).

Now you can join the stars of Wellington Paranormal (Karen O'Leary and Mike Minogue) on their very own podcast where they discuss making the "greatest tv show of all time" (according to their mums).

The Male Gayz
February 7 - Tickets from Q

Join Aotearoa’s most award-winning and celebrated comedy duo, Chris Parkerand Eli Matthewson for a very special live show of The Male Gayz.

This fan favourite and chart-topping show has been hilariously poking at the personal lives of Chris and Eli, queer pop culture and  NZ politics for six years and in that time received tons of accolades, 5 star reviews and even a much-loved TVNZ+ web series.

The Writer's Notebook with Karyn Hay
February 10 - Tickets from Q

Award-winning writer and broadcaster Karyn Hay launches her new literary podcast in conversation with celebrated writer Steve Braunias.

Karyn Hay turns the tables and talks to Steve Braunias about the craft of writing, the highs and the lows, the fact and the fiction, and whether his reputation as a bit of a hellraiser really does precede him. Don’t miss what promises to be a lively conversation between contemporaries, across the table from each other again, after 40 plus years.

The Worst Idea Of All Time
10th Anniversary

February 10 - Tickets from Q

Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt started an idiotic journey on 10 Feb 2014 that took the world by storm: They watched and reviewed Grown Ups 2 once a week, every week, for a year.

After amassing over 20 million streams and a legion of international fans, it's time to return to the what started it all. Tim and Guy will be watching and discussing Grown Ups 2 one final time. Relive the funniest and most absurd highlights from the past 10 years as Tim and Guy revisit their journey through bad cinema as they question their life choices.
Honest To Who? w/ Tim Provise
February 16 - Tickets from Q

TimProvise, known for his quick wit and relatable humour, will host a show that's not just an interview, it's being a fly on the wall at a garage 21st birthday party. Joining him on stage will be a lineup of special guests, each ready to share their stories in an unfiltered and genuine manner.

Tim's infectious energy and local insights promise to create an unforgettable experience that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds and will involve interactive segments that will include questions from the audience.
Rats In The Gutter
February 16 - Tickets from Q
Rats in the Gutter is Auckland’s most infamous podcast. Co-hosted by Johanna Cosgrove, an award-winning actor/comedian/writer (Shortland Street, Madam, Aunty, Hi Delusion) and Samuel Te Kani (Ngāpuhi) - a poet, filmmaker, prolific erotic fiction author and essayist (Vice,  Metro, The Spinoff), basically the Fran Lebowitz of K Rd.

Come and join the darkly effervescent hosts for a one-off live podcast spectacular as they navigate pop culture, politics, romantic misadventures and ego disorders in the dying metropolis of Tāmaki Makaurau, all for your listening pleasure.