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We first met in 2014 in Wellington City whilst working together for the New Zealand central Government. In September 2019, the idea of doing a podcast about movies & TV shows first came up in a chat over lunch. 

"These were conversations we were having anyway, so we figured why not record and share them." - Dan

One of the first decisions we made was the name of our podcast. The final choice of 'Half Measures' was inspired by a quote from an episode of the TV series, Breaking BadThe scene takes place between Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston).

Now that we had a name, we needed a look.  We were really lucky to have our logo and branding designed by one of New Zealand's best Graphic Designer's, Ethan Amundsen.


In August 2020, we reviewed the Netflix animated series Transformers: War for Cybertron. Our review was listened to and commented on by several of the cast and crew, including actor Frank Todaro, who plays the part of the Decepticon, Starscream.

To our surprise, Frank sent us a special audio recording: a personalised Half Measures Podcast introduction, in the voice of Starscream. The clip has subsequently appeared as the introduction to every podcast since episode 29.


In May 2021, we were invited to join the NZ media to a special screening of the Zack Snyder Cut of Justice League ahead of it's global release.

In September 2021, Half Measures was officially announced as a nominee for the New Zealand Podcast Awards.

In October 2021, Paul was asked by to write and host an episode of Sci-Fi 5 podcast. The episode focused on the New Zealand sci-fi movie, The Quiet Earth (1985).

In April 2022, Dan married Half Measures Executive producer, Samara Whiting-King. Paul was a part of Dan's Groom Squad. 

In January 2024, we released a milestone 200th podcast episode.

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