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1wedfs4345 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/13/21
Having listened to a number of podcasts in this series, there’s a clear revisionist agenda both within the narrative or the episodes and the selection of ‘subjects’ scrutinised. Are we really to believe that of the 45 or so episodes to date, the fact that only 2 of these ‘ratbags’ being...Read full review »
dustybooktragic via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 08/26/21
Just discovered this little gem and binged the first season, I have decided to go slower to enjoy the next. Hope not much changed and it kept its great compact format, individuality and factual research. Thanks.
HélèneAC via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/20/21
Love the details and storytelling in these podcasts, lots to learn about our history and those familiar names from our past.
E C dandelion via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 07/13/21
I’m loving these podcasts :)
Fdtkie via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 07/09/21
I’m loving this podcast, good stories, more please
WeedingPrickles via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 07/05/21
Best way to get to intimately know New Zealand’s most intriguing characters. Be warned the book pile on your beside table will only grow taller after every episode!
concrete elephant via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 07/04/21
Great to listen too- it is a must for Aotearoa-NZ schools to listen especially for History Content- thanks for these episodes. Really taps into ‘historical perspectives’
MANDJAR5 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/12/21
This has to be the best NZ History Podcast, dramatically re-enacted stories of our short past, well researched and excellent narration, I’m always hanging out for another season.
Natez1 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 06/08/21
These podcast episodes are well researched and presented. William Ray does a superb job of selecting pieces of our past and turning them into entertaining and informative stories. He is transparent about his research journey; he simultaneously teaches listeners about the life and times of NZ, and...Read full review »
J012345678 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 06/07/21
Love Black Sheep- fantastic storytelling and super informative. The conductor episodes are my favourite to date- love the way the story was told from both sides
Kelz123451345 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/24/21
Another excellent podcast - at least six stars. William’s rationale for doing the program is excellent. It is so important for the public to know that the criminal justice system is a self-fulfilling prophecy machine that depends for it survival on catching young offenders who lack societal...Read full review »
Pakahee via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/18/21
I have spent 20 years in total living in Tonga and visited ‘Ata and know this story well. My father also wrote about it as an educator in Tonga. He started the training collage there and trained numerous teachers. I used to go to Atenisi to hear lectures and knew Futa Helu and his daughter so...Read full review »
JoTaylorKupu via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/07/21
A brilliant and engaging podcast. Great to listen to NZ colonial history come alive in this way. Colourful characters and meaningful detail makes sense of the complexity. The podcast also avoids the too many names / dates problem - so keeps your interest. Well done !
Bmybee via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/05/21
I assumed that all Kiwis were perfectly wonderful moral and responsible people. Clearly not! Oh well, at least the brigands that host this podcast are good enough story tellers to make up for the moral turpitude that this podcast exposes.
Natty NatNat via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/04/21
Really great to hear topics covered like this. As someone who is well engaged with the heritage, culture, and history of many of the episodes so far, you do a good job making the information and stories accessible in this format. The Grey episodes were great to hear as I work in his mansion on...Read full review »
dr_ch via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 04/29/21
I usually enjoy the Black Sheep podcasts, however, the latest episode (on Sir George Grey) contained some pretty inflammatory and patently untrue information.
Harrysstylesnz via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 04/27/21
Love the podcast, the unexpected and sometimes shocking nature of what’s covered is a great listen. Definitely recommend the episode about Amy Boc, crazy story!
Non-fiction Loving Commuter via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 04/19/21
Awesome outlook on some of our more crazy times in history, and the people that most times unbeknown to them shaped our country.
Vaislsb via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 03/03/21
Wonderful collection of New Zealand stories. Makes history accessible and interesting
Ngatoto via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/22/21
I love this podcast I just wish the episodes where longer and contained more detail because it is super interesting and well told.
Lou-Ann13 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 02/15/21
We binged this podcast on a summer road trip and absolutely loved it. William Ray is a balanced and insightful journalist who brings significant insight to Black Sheep. Highly recommended!
Nova77 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/08/21
Well researched. Well produced. Very interesting and highly recommended.
Just an Internet Stranger via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/04/21
Great research, brilliant story telling
Brainz74 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/27/20
Informative & entertaining - love it.
Firstyearstudent1 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 11/16/20
First time being in podcast and I’ve found out that the truly amazing channel, that could be a wonderful opportunity to understand the difference cultures of NZ history.
LinYiHeng-Len via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/30/20
Interesting topics and people but the the far left tone and lens of the presenter is kind of insufferable.
rabd7000 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/28/20
I’ve listened to every one, often while moving through the green gothic landscapes of Aotearoa.
Johnnyelbo via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/23/20
Love these stories - blending history & strong storytelling.
Margiecomms via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/15/20
Great podcast in all levels! You will love it!
piratesandswallows via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/14/20
Thanks for presenting, great show!
KGnz via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/14/20
Interesting, fascinating and entertaining. I can’t wait for the next season!
Glove76 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 08/31/20
Really enjoying this show, please do an episode on Ettie Rout!
roomsalome via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 08/30/20
Incredibly well put together tales, never ail to please.
Timmy Cotton via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 08/30/20
This is my favourite podcast. I’m so glad they are making more again! I get excited when I see there is a new episode. Thank you so much RNZ and William Ray!!
coco_coquine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/20
Outstanding programme, quality and classic presentation . Willam Ray you have done a great job. Always a fan of Black sheep
pilot-without-runway via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 08/10/20
Such a great podcast! Always look for to William Ray’s work. Well researched and presentation is great too. Great pacing. Love the topics William often seems to be topical to the recent news where possible. I always recommend this podcast to anyone interested in NZ. Entertaining and...Read full review »
Bisontenial NZ via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 08/04/20
Always worth a listen. Great yarns wonderfully told. And some thought provoking eps in there for good measure.
I review less than I should via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 07/19/20
If you are someone like me who is obsessed with weird, eclectic and wonderful characters and stories from Hisotry this podcast is perfect. New Zealand especially seems to accumulate these kinds of stories and this podcast makes me even a bit proud to be from Aoetearoa. New Zealand history is not...Read full review »
The god brother via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 07/14/20
I have listened to all the episodes of series 1, 2 and 3 so far, with my adolescent children. The usual question at the end is: “Why we don't learn about these people at school?”. And in my opinion, that is the best compliment you can have. You guys have helped me in opening their curiosity...Read full review »
Fishaman NZ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/20
So glad you’re back! Great show
Farmerdan3020 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/06/20
Have never taken much time out to research Nz history. This podcast is doing an exceptional job on catching me up on some of the more outrageous characters in our story and some of the crazy events that have shaped NZ. Interesting and easy to digest. Please keep making Will.
Tpweak-as via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/18/20
I totally agree with the former reviewer and really hope that this podcast starts up again 🤞.
Chan Chan 48 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 04/25/20
As New Zealanders, we often forget how interesting and intricate our own history is and we don't celebrate it anywhere near enough. Through these fascinating tales, it's possible to see a new side of our country's history, appreciate that we have a long history of curious characters,...Read full review »
ibetthisisnttakenyet via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 04/19/20
Really enjoy the story telling about NZ History
otahuhukiwi via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/04/20
This podcast is throughly enjoyable and incredibly informative. Not only have I learnt many things about NZ history, there is much about general world history to learn too. Plus it is very well-produced, great sound effects and voice actors.
murderino88 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/17/20
This podcast is superb. Both entertaining and informative. Plus very well presented.
MAFS is not news via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 12/18/19
Well done RNZ!
YGlen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/19
I love it! I'm an American and a voracious true crime listener. I also know nearly nothing about New Zealand. This informative pod is enjoyable well produced. I appreciate the perspectives of the host and the knowledge from the experts interviewed for the topics.Read full review »
Light to moderate gamer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/19
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