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Melody Thomas is the creator of new RNZ sex and sexuality podcast BANG!, sometime-presenter for Music 101, and a writer for various print and online media.

Melody Thomas is the creator of new RNZ sex and sexuality podcast BANG!, sometime-presenter for Music 101, and a writer for various print and online media.

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Summer Jams #2: Randa, Kiki van Newtown (Hex), Aaradhna, Anna Coddington, Louis Baker

Tracks for good times.

Summer Jams #1: Picks from Lontalius, Estère, Marlon Williams, Chelsea Jade, Sam Scott, Lips

Tracks for good times.

PSUSY is real life turned up to ludicrous

We talk to two of the great minds behind this hilarious web series.

Consent as a traffic light

When it comes to sexual consent, “just say no” is simplistic.

Meet the Nope Sisters ‘making dope stuff for good causes’

When life dealt their family a rough hand, Johanna and Brittany Cosgrove created something positive.

'A rock'n'roll performance doesn't end on the stage'

An interview with Chain and the Gang's Ian Svenonius and Fiona Campbell.

The Mixtape: Luke Rowell

The songs and scenes that inspire the musical whizz behind Disasteradio and Eyeliner.

The Mixtape: Parris Goebel

Parris Goebel shares the music that motivates her

Nadia Reid: 'I write music totally for myself'

The Port Chalmers singer-songwriter's journey with music is about to take another turn.

Talking sex with the editor of Aotearotica

Yes - there's a clever, fun and real journal about sex in New Zealand.

Stomping Grounds: Ladi6

Melody Thomas heads south for a day with Ladi6, cruising the streets of her old stomping ground, Otautahi.

Interview: Maala

Until now, the identity of electro-pop newbie MAALA has been kept a secret. He chats with Music 101's Melody Thomas.

Album review: Florence and The Machine - 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'

On the new Florence album, we catch her at her most human - ever noble and proud, but made weak at the hand of love.

Album review: Shamir - 'Ratchet'

Sitting atop the synth bass groove of Shamir's debut album 'Ratchet' is a voice completely unexpected.

Album review: Multi-Love - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

When Melody Thomas visited UMO's Ruban Nielson late last year he said his next UMO album might be the best thing he’d ever done. He was right.

Breaking down beats with Estère

From a cutlery drawer to a bedside lamp - everything is an instrument for Wellington-based musician, Estère.

Tom Scott's guide to Melbourne

Home Brew's Tom Scott took a year to decide that his decision to move to Melbourne was the right one.

Bright sparks making music

Josh Bailey has been developing software that allows musicians to make music with tesla coils.

At home with radical feminist label M'lady's Records

Melody Thomas heads to the Portland HQ of independent radical feminist label M'lady's Records and meets with Kiwi co-owner Fiona Campbell.

Ruban Nielson’s guide to Portland

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson has been based in Portland, Oregon for seven years now, but we'll never stop claiming him as our own. Melody Thomas meets up with him for a tour of the city he now calls home.

Finding inspiration in te ao Māori (The Māori world)

Visual artist Johnson Witehira and musician Dudley Benson discuss the influence te ao Māori has had on their creativity.

Synthesised sound

Melody Thomas heads along to a synthesiser-building workshop with electronic music device-maker Pat Kraus.

Derek Handley: Finding a purpose beyond profit

Entrepreneur Derek Handley is on a mission to change the way we think about our careers, writes Melody Thomas.

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