On the 3rd of November Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with siblings Danny and Rachel Kittner originally from Seattle about their tandem addictions. Both began with alcohol experimentation as teenagers that progressed onto marijuana and harder drugs after that. Each found their rock bottom and respective paths to recovery Read more

More guns won’t make people safer

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… You can tell a lot about people by their attitude towards the Police. Odds are if you’ve grown up in a leafy inner-city, suburb the only time you have any dealings with the constabulary is Read more

On the 20th of October Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Wiremu Phillips who shared his story of growing up in what he describes as a ‘once were warriors’ life, his parents drinking and doing drugs and him left to be the primary caregiver. At age 20 he Read more

The New Zealanders who feel most alone

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Research suggests we are facing an epidemic of loneliness and isolation. Kyle MacDonald discusses what can we do to help. When a young person dies in their hostel room, and their body lies undiscovered for Read more

On the 13th of October Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Anna Elders about how she first learned a form of talk therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Elders describes the huge benefits she has seen using CBT in her work as a mental health nurse, and the Read more

The real problem with illicit drug use

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Before we go any further let’s get really clear on something: The safest form of drug use is no use – and that includes alcohol too, writes Kyle MacDonald. Did you know that ecstasy, or Read more

On the 6th of October Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Elle and Kate Perriam and their friend Henry Hooker who shared their journeys of learning to navigate grief. The Perriams co-founded ‘The Will to Live’ with some friends, a charity running a regional New Zealand ‘Speak Up Tour’ Read more

The link between Greta Thunberg and misogyny

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… How people react to Greta Thunberg says much about their misogynistic tendencies, writes Kyle MacDonald. Bad things happen when we don’t listen to children. It wasn’t that long ago we sent them up chimneys, and Read more

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