After The Factor

After The Factor Podcast

Probably New Zealand's number one X Factor NZ podcast. Hosted by Nic Sampson and Joseph Moore, After The Factor features in-depth discussion and banal arguments about our nation's most insane talent show, recorded once a week immediately after the final show. Brought to you by the thespinoff.co.nz #xfactornz

FINAL EPISODE feat. Eli Matthewson
Joseph and Nic are joined by Eli to take in the final episode of this juggernaut show. They reminisce about the past, dream about the future, and eat a pizza....

Week 11 - Not The Avengers (feat. Melanie Bracewell)
Joseph and Melanie try to talk positively about yet another week of this bloody show. We discuss throwing Steve in the garbage bin, potential winners' singles, and how this show isn't The Avengers and we wish we were watching The Avengers....


Week 10 - Mae Valley goes home, Steve Broad goes fishing, Shelton goes evil? Feat. Natasha Hoyland & Chris Mac
After another baffling elimination, After The Factor turns to more important discussion: Do fish eat other fish? Will Stan and Dom ever play sqaush? Is Nic allowed to be mad if he doesn't even vote? What was Chris Mac doing on a boat with Joe Cotton? Will Natasha's evil plans for Dom come true? How do X Factor stage a funeral? What the hell is even going on anymore?! Brought to you by the good folks at thespinoff.co.nz...



Week 04 - Judges Retreat feat. Jamaine Ross
We bring on comedian and real life X Factor editor Jamaine Ross to chat about the Judges Retreat (and star wipes, Joe Irvine in a cave, and the brown vote). Apologies for super late delivery, a few tech issues delayed this legendary episode of this important podcast....

Week 03 - Boot Camp (feat. Guy Williams)
Self proclaimed NZ shit-lebrity Guy Williams joins us to talk about Boot Camp, just how sunny it is in Levin, and to help us rename all the terribly named groups.  #xfactornz...

Week 02 - Murdering, Showering, Remembering Idol
We are joined by The Spinoff's Alex Casey to talk the latest semi-painful batch of auditions. We rank the judges, hypothesise about the Simon Cowell/Fuller relationship and Nic and Joseph interview each other whilst showering. It's all you could ever want from an X Factor NZ podcast....


Week 0 - Introduction
X Factor NZ hasn't started yet, but we're talking about it anyway. We look at back on last season fondly, and preview the new one excitedly. We also talk about ice blocks, kissing, and Nic's high school saxophone career....