This is a conversation with Anika Moa. She need no introduction – but perhaps a warning: this does contain more ‘C’-words than any other podcast I’ve done. Anika burps, she cackles, she abuses me, mocks me – but within all of that we have a great conversation about the last few years of her career: the children’s albums and shows, the new songs, touring, parenting. We get into all sorts of things, politics, songwriting, favourite Kiwi musicians, the impact of reviews and how to handle criticism…
I first met Anika in around 2009/2010 – I’ve been to heaps of her shows, interviewed her over the phone a few times and always enjoyed talking to her. She’s funny, bright and engaging.
And you’ll hear all of that in this podcast. You’ll also hear the road noises of Cuba Street, some wind in the microphones and a band soundchecking. So apologies for the extra noises here but it’s all part of the charm of the conversation. Well, for the most part…
I enjoyed our talk and didn’t want to edit the moments where the music gets a bit loud or where the wind picks up – so this is a more informal podcast than some of the previous episodes.
Anika is such great talent and we have a good bit of banter here. So hopefully that gets this over the line.
It was my great pleasure to sit down with Anika between her soundcheck and show. It was a good show that night too, for the most part.
I hope you enjoy hearing this conversation.
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