The Maxim Institute Podcast is an opportunity for longer conversations about ideas that matter. Released every month, the podcast features Maxim staff, event speakers, and experts exploring policy and politics in New Zealand.

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Ursula Elisara on foster care, trauma and love

November 2020 we released the latest Flint & Steel. Our an annual magazine contains a collection of feature essays, articles,…

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Te Karere & Tim Wilson at the Flint & Steel Launch

This month’s podcast is a recording of Maxim Institute’s Executive Director, Tim Wilson in conversation with Te Karere Scarborough at…

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Book Club 4 | Small is Beautiful

In the course of the last generation, mantras of excess have driven our culture of consumption. Bigger is better, greed…

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Rowan Light & Ryan Donaldson on youth unemployment

2020 has presented all of us with significant challenges, but as Maxim’s latest research notes, spare a thought for our…

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Book Club 3 | Man’s Search For Meaning

This month on the Book Club, our Interim CEO Joanne Abernethy hosts researchers Dr Rowan Light and Danielle van Dalen,…

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Julian Wood on the economy, employment and election promises

Last month we released senior researcher Julian Wood’s latest research paper on Active Labour Market Policies, looking at the ways…

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Dr Stephen Child and Danielle van Dalen on the End of Life Choice Act

This September, New Zealand will vote to determine if the End of Life Choice Act will come into force, legislation…

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Book Club 2 | The Decadent Society

This month on the Maxim Book Club podcast we’ve got a conversation with Maxim Institute’s Research Manager Kieran Madden and…

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Professor Tom Simpson Podcast – Rebuilding Trust

This year, our Sir John Graham Lecture was due to be delivered by Associate Professor Tom Simpson. Titled, Rebuilding Trust:…

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Book Club 1 | Road to Character

This month on the first Maxim Book Club podcast we’ve got a fantastic conversation with Maxim Institute’s interim CEO Joanne…

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Hon Sir Pita Sharples – Woven Together

This month on the podcast, we return to our 2015 Sir John Graham lecture delivered by Sir Pita Sharples. Sir…

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Rowan Light Podcast

“As one of our last truly public rituals, Anzac Day claims a sacred space in New Zealand’s national attention.” This…

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Julian Wood Podcast

Dying towns, urban drift, housing crisis, and immigration: over the last five years, Senior Researcher Julian Wood has been digging…

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Alex Penk – An exit interview

This month join us as we say a fond farewell to Maxim Institute’s CEO, Alex Penk. Having spent over 14…

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Leilani Tamu Podcast

In November we launched our 2020 Summer issue of Flint & Steel, our annual magazine that this year explores the…

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David Hall Podcast

We recorded this conversation between Maxim Institute CEO Alex Penk and AUT Senior Researcher David Hall at our MIC event…

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Max Rashbrooke Podcast

New Zealand expert in poverty and inequality Max Rashbrooke sits down with our CEO Alex Penk and Research Manager, Kieran…

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Dr Kathryn Mannix Podcast

Last year we read a beautiful book called With the End in Mind: dying, death and wisdom in an age…

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Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela Podcast

Earlier this year, we hosted Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela for her first time in New Zealand to speak at our annual…

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Introducing the Maxim Institute Podcast

Welcome to the Maxim Institute Podcast. We are so excited to be launching this new podcast. In this series we…

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