“We probably do a better job of looking after the community than the cops do.”

Hip hop crew SWIDT join self-described depressed alcoholic (and comedian) James Nokise for some Sensational Chicken in the shower. They get real about their community, when they first about learned about the Dawn Raids in adulthood, and how Boomer Tha God just showered for the first time this year because he didn’t want to wash off his knowledge and skill.

About Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower

Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower is a podcast series where depressed alcoholic comedian James Nokise invites famous people into his mental health safe space, for a finger-licking chat about headspace and happiness.

“Through the magic of takeaways and running water, it turns out my mental health safe space is eating fried chicken in the shower,” says James. 

This season he talks to members of SWIDT and rapper Church, Creamerie creators Roseanne Liang and Perlina Lau, comedians Joe Daymond and The Fan Brigade and Coven House Mother Moe Laga as well as media personalities Tegan Yorwarth (Mai FM), Henry Hohenberger (Niu FM) and Oscar Kightley. Check back every week for a new episode.

Co-produced with Pacific Media Network.

Eating Fried Chicken is made possible by the RNZ / NZ on Air Innovation Fund

Where to get help:

  • 1737: The nationwide, 24/7 mental health support line. Call or text 1737 to speak to a trained counsellor.
  • Suicide Crisis Line: Free call 0508 TAUTOKO or 0508 828 865. Nationwide 24/7 support line operated by experienced counsellors with advanced suicide prevention training. 
  • Youthline: Free call 0800 376 633, free text 234. Nationwide service focused on supporting young people.
  • OUTLine NZ: Freephone 0800 OUTLINE (0800 688 5463). National service that helps LGBTIQ+ New Zealanders access support, information and a sense of community.


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