It’s A Drama Podcast.

This podcast was born in 2019.

Returning to New Zealand after a twelve-month backpacking trip around the world, Liz started a podcast with her teenage son, Sonny.

They talked about all things travel and living in New Zealand with teenagers.

She told others that the podcast was designed to help other parents with teenagers.

But that wasn’t entirely true.

It was her way of legitimately sticking her nose into her son’s business while she slurped lots of green tea.

When Sonny finally grew tired of spending his days recording conversations with his ma, Liz roped her long-suffering husband, Brian, onto the show.

The couple now records weekly videos on YouTube about life in New Zealand and other very cool stuff.

They like to drink wine and chew the fat. They talk about life, travel, kids, money, being British and living in New Zealand.

 

Podcast Episodes

Behind The Scenes #4. Why we REALLY Left The UK

Behind The Scenes #4. Why we REALLY Left The UK

Last week, when I received an email from a listener from the Middle East. (The fact that we have people listening to us from the middle east blows my mind with excitement but that is a different story). Here is a snippet of what it said:

“One second thing is the reason why you guys decided to move abroad. I am from the middle east so everybody want to move away from here. It is really interesting for me to listen to a westerner moving abroad”.

After reading this email it suddenly struck me. How one person’s ideal country is another person prison. Maybe prison is a tad harsh but it is late at night when I’m writing this and I can’t think of the correct word so let’s stick with 

Why WOULD anyone want to emigrate from the UK? And while we’re at it, why would anyone want to leave New Zealand and live in Australia or England? Why on earth would anyone consider leaving beautiful, gorgeous France to live in America? 

But they do. Every single day.

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Behind The Scenes #3. We Met Online. From Subscribers To Friends.

Behind The Scenes #3. We Met Online. From Subscribers To Friends.

This episode is a biggy.

There is no way we could condense what we have just experienced into a thirty-minute show.

Today you will hear us talk about how we met a Māori couple online – on Youtube. And how, within ten days of that initial introduction, these people had travelled ten hours across the country and were sitting at our table sharing dinner with us.  Four strangers. Two cultures. One beautiful connection.

I know that you are going to love this episode.

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HOW Much?? Emigrating To New Zealand With Dogs

HOW Much?? Emigrating To New Zealand With Dogs

Can you imagine coming to New Zealand with dogs? I can’t.  Bringing two kids was stressful enough. But you are about to meet a family who has done both! and in this episode, they share how moving to New Zealand without their fur babies was never an option.

Regardless of the stress and the cost.

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Behind The Scenes Episode 2: Sonny at 20

Behind The Scenes Episode 2: Sonny at 20

Hello and welcome back! This is the second (of an experimental)  six-part series. A behind the scenes podcast where we go deeper into our family life and share some things that we think (we hope!) you might be interested in and may help you.

So many of you have asked us to talk more about personal matters: being a parent, traveling the world, homeschooling, starting online businesses and so here we are.

In this episode, we catch up with Sonny. If you are a long time listener of this podcast you will know that Sonny is our son. It was Sonny’s idea, way back in 2018 (when he was a wee 17 year old) to start this podcast that you are listening to right now.

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Are New Zealand People (REALLY) That Kind?

Are New Zealand People (REALLY) That Kind?

It’s all over the news. The team of five million are unbeatable. You don’t have to look far to find someone singing the praises of the New Zealanders. But are the New Zealand people as kind as the world is led to believe? And if they are so friendly what makes them so?

Or is all this kindness stuff a big fat cover-up to keep the MIQ staff in a job? 

Let’s go for a walk and find out.

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Behind The Scenes. Episode #1 Meeting My Teenage Daughter

Behind The Scenes. Episode #1 Meeting My Teenage Daughter

Hello and welcome! This is the first (of an experimental)  six-part series. A behind the scenes podcast where we go deeper into our family life and share some things that we think (we hope!) you might be interested in and may help you.

So many of you have asked us to talk more about personal matters: being a parent, travelling the world, homeschooling, starting online businesses and so here we are.

We kick off the series with our gorgeous teenage (and usually very private) daughter talking about being seventeen.

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WEIRD Facts About New Zealand (That Don’t Involve Sheep).

WEIRD Facts About New Zealand (That Don’t Involve Sheep).

You don’t have to look far to find some New Zealand facts. We all know about the sheep population and the fact that Rotorua smells of eggs, but what about the other stuff? What about the WEIRD New Zealand facts?

The stuff you only find when you dig your gumboots in a little deeper?

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Why is New Zealand SO Expensive? (Or is it?…)

Why is New Zealand SO Expensive? (Or is it?…)

Why is New Zealand so expensive? Is everything in New Zealand expensive? Why do things cost so much in New Zealand?

These are questions that we hear a lot from people overseas.

So in this week’s show, we thought we’d share seven things that we found to be far cheaper in New Zealand than in the UK.

Now then. I bet you weren’t expecting that were you…?

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Swapping America For New Zealand

Swapping America For New Zealand

If you are considering moving to New Zealand from the US then you will love this week’s show. Two weeks ago, our guests found themselves leaving America for good to start a new life down under.

And it wasn’t easy for them. Moving away from family, selling your home and giving away possessions all comes with a big emotional price tag.

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