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Black Sheep


2021 VOYAGER AWARDS WINNER - BEST EPISODIC PODCAST. The shady, controversial and sometimes downright villainous characters of New Zealand history, presented by William Ray.


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Latest Episodes

From the 1840s onward, Frederick Maning would become an increasingly bitter and angry man who demonised Māori who opposed colonisation. So what explains this radical transition from a romantic early Pākehā settler? RNZ's Black Sheep podcast investiga... more

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Frederick Maning was one of the first Europeans to settle in Aotearoa, he married a high-ranking Ngāpuhi woman, and wrote two books filled with romantic anecdotes of his time living alongside Māori. So why did so many of his private letters express s... more

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In the 1910s, Hjelmar Dannevill wowed high society with gripping tales of adventure as a medical researcher and journalist. But suspicions over her fantastical stories and insistence on wearing men's clothing saw her locked up as a German spy during ... more

3 months ago


4.7 out of 5 stars from 1.1k ratings
  • Great storytelling

    Investigative journalism focussing on the stories of unusual, historical characters, some repugnant, some less so, given the laws of Aotearoa NZ at the time. Another excellent RNZ podcast.

    Apple Podcasts
    New Zealand3 months ago
  • enjoyed!

    Liz Cutright Wolfsbauer
    3 months ago
  • Review

    A great pod cast to listen to full different & interesting stories.

    Apple Podcasts
    Dk fghf
    New Zealand3 months ago
  • Wonderful NZ storytelling

    Recently discovered and now easily treasured as a firm favourite! Delightfully told with modern viewpoints - a real treasure trove of historical kiwi facts and people. Some of the content is tough to hear at times (such as scientific racism) but it’s done with honesty and dignity, that have me wanting to learn more and more. Well done RNZ!

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia3 months ago
  • Awesome history of NZ

    This is the best podcast on NZ history. I highly recommend it

    Apple Podcasts
    New Zealand8 months ago

Chart Rankings

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#233 United Kingdom/History
#197 New Zealand/Top Podcasts
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