A change in seasons, a new perspective, an upheaval, a revolution, an unfamiliar chapter.
Ahi Karunaharan, Zechariah Soakai and Jacque Drew are ready to hit you with radical stories of their own metamorphosis. This month’s Watercooler offers a fresh look at what it means to have your life move through a new season, or simply to reflect on a season that’s passed.
This month's host is the ever-hilarious Donna Brookbanks, comedian, actor, writer and one of the pioneers of weekly improv show Snort.
Watercooler – Issue #39 is thrilled to be part of the Basement’s Matariki season to celebrate the Maori New Year.
Audio engineering by Josh Wilson and Todd Waters. Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 29 June 2017.
This month’s meaty issue was all about the human body, from flossing habits to fertility, and each tale promised to be fully fleshed out. Featuring big stories about little body parts from Jordan Dodson, Laura Giddey and Grace Maguire. Hosted by Alice Gatland. Audio engineering by Sam Clavis and Todd Waters. Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 20 April 2017.
Cringe-worthy catastrophes, face-flushing fails and sweaty palmed moments of misinterpretation. This month's issue wildly celebrates the awkwardness of the human existence. Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 23 March 2017. Featuring tales of the uncomfortable from Kathryn Burnett, Gina Dellabarca and Chye-Ling Huang. Hosted by Alice Snedden. Audio engineering by Todd Waters.
From the love bug to fighting back, in the first issue of 2017 listen to three incredible stories of things that light the fire under us all.
Stories of self love, of family, of pride.
Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 9 February 2017. Featuring stories from Lillian Hanly, Taane Mete, and Cole Meyers. Hosted by Alice Snedden. Audio engineering by Sam Clavis.
Recorded live at BATS Theatre, 8 September 2016. Featuring stories from Jonny Paul, Tai Samaeli, and Anna Guenther. Hosted and produced by Jennifer O'Sullivan. Audio engineering by Oliver Devlin.
It's usually straightforward to know when you're experiencing something for the first time, but how do you know if it's the last? Is it easier when you don't know you'll never do the thing again? Or to start something rather than finish it?
Recorded live at BATS Theatre on 11 August 2016. Featuring stories from Michael Howard, Freya Sadgrove, and Jess Brien. Hosted and produced by Jennifer O'Sullivan.
Stories of times we've wanted to stop and start again, of our favourite TV and film reboots, or maybe even of our fond memories of 90s Canadian-American CGI-animated action-adventure television series Reboot.
Recorded live at BATS Theatre on 14 July 2016.
Featuring stories from Kristine Bartley, Wiremu Tuhiwai, Matt Powell, and Lori Leigh. Hosted by Jonny Potts, and brought together by new Wellington producer Jennifer O'Sullivan.
April's issue was loosely inspired by the hit Improv TV show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ Except it's storytelling and there may not be as many Hawaiian shirts paired with khaki trousers. However we did what we could to dress the part.
Did Alice Brine just theme this show because she thought up the name and wanted to make it work? Pretty much.
Recorded live at BATS Theatre on 14 April 2016. Featuring stories from Jennifer O'Sullivan, Brad Zimmerman, Nik Bruce Smith and Jessica Mearns. Hosted and produced by Alice Brine. Audio engineering by Oliver Devlin.
This month's theme is TMI, i.e. "Too Much Information". Writer and actor Ash Jones, comedian Jamie Bowen and journalist Sasha Borissenko will share their stories of knowing too much, too little, revealing too much, wishing they knew more, or taking it in the traditional "TMI" direction with super, super personal stories. Hosted by comedian Alice Snedden (Funny Girls, Jono and Ben). Any and all interpretations of the theme possible!
Recorded live at Basement Theatre on 8 September 2016.
Recorded live at BATS Theatre, 17 March 2016.
Featuring stories from Eamonn Marra, Kate Robertson, Eli Joseph and Jennifer O'Sullivan. Hosted and produced by Alice Brine. Audio engineering by Oliver Devlin.