Media Munchies: Jeremy Wells

  • Media Munchies
  • August 11, 2016
  • StopPress Team
Media Munchies: Jeremy Wells

Jeremy Wells is prolific in the media. One minute he might be fooling around with the Alternative Commentary Collective, next minute he’ll be imitating Mike Hosking on Hauraki, then he might pop up on-screen in a Meridian ad. Here’s what media the deadpan disc-jockey consumes in his own time.

What media do you wake up to?

I wake up to ‘Morning Rise’ – an early edition news show.

What TV shows are you watching at the moment? And how are you watching them?

Any new piece of content on WatchMe (NZME’s video on-demand platform) and House of Cards season 4 on Netflix.

What music are you listening to at the moment? And how are you listening to it?

Mahler’s 3rd Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s 6th, Kendrick Lamar, Flume, anything interesting on Spotify. If I’m in the car, I listen to Hauraki, bFM, George, RNZ National.

What’s your favoured social media platform? Is it a blessing or a curse?

Twitter. It’s good.

What’s your favourite website?

Where do you get your news?

Herald app, Huffington Post, Twitter, the newspaper, other people’s mouths.

What are you reading at the moment? And how are you reading it?

The New Yorker. In a magazine.

What’s your favourite magazine?

See above.

What’s your favourite app?


What’s your favourite radio station and/or podcast?

This American Life – great for insomnia.

What’s your guilty media pleasure?

I don’t feel guilty about any media I consume apart from the occasional blue site.

What media do you go to sleep with?

I am in a relationship with a human woman.

  • This article first appeared in the Media edition of NZ Marketing.

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