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Preview: Radio New Zealand - Afternoons with Jim Mora

RNZ: Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm



Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.



 



"Babies kicked like footballs"

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:30:00 +1300

The exodus of Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh has become an urgent humanitarian crisis. Orphaned children are among the thousands flooding the refugee camps and overwhelming UN and Red Cross teams on the ground. Lynda Chanwai-Earle and Justin Gregory bring you this week's Voices and a disturbing first-hand account from an aid worker.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/voices/voices-20171211-1530-babies_kicked_like_footballs-128.mp3




Erling Kagge's quest for silence

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:09:00 +1300

Norwegian adventurer and publisher Erling Kagge learned to embrace silence while walking across the frozen terrain of the South Pole. In a noisy world, Kagge makes the case for quiet in his new book Silence: In the Age of Noise.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171211-1509-feature_interview_-_erling_kagge-128.mp3




Expert feature - Dr Michael Baker on pandemics

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:20:00 +1300

Are we all going to be wiped out by a horrendous flesh eating disease? Michael Baker talks about what pandemics are, how they spread and what disease is the greatest threat to human life.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171211-1420-expert_feature_-_dr_michael_baker_on_pandemics-128.mp3




Television Critic - Alex Casey

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:08:00 +1300

Alex Casey reviews Mindhunter, Atlanta, The Sinner and Sisters.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171211-1408-television_critic_-_alex_casey-128.mp3




Great album - If I Were a Carpenter

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:52:00 +1300

Today's we hear some tunes from the 1994 tribute album to The Carpenters.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171211-1352-great_album_-_if_i_were_a_carpenter-128.mp3




Hidden Figures

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:48:00 +1300

Lillian Grace from Figure.nz brings us more of the interesting statistics held about us New Zealanders. Today we look at water safety across the country.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171211-1348-hidden_figures-128.mp3




David Walliams: Writing for kids

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:34:00 +1300

David Walliams will be best known to grown ups as an actor, presenter and comedian. But to millions of children he is a very famous author - his books for have sold well over 12 million copies around the world. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171211-1334-david_williams_writing_for_kids-128.mp3




Helen Clark's next honour

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:25:00 +1300

Our former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Helen Clark is about to add another qualification to her name, she's receiving an honourary doctorate from the University of Waikato. Vice Chancellor, Professor Neil Quigley, tells why Ms Clark was chosen for the award.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171211-1325-helens_clark_next_honour-128.mp3




Bitcoin's rise and fall

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:17:00 +1300

Over the last few weeks many people have been lamenting not having invested in bitcoin, with the cryptocurrency surging in value. But the currency then dropped dramatically, so are we seeing a bubble?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171211-1317-bitcoins_rise_and_fall-128.mp3




Critter of the Week NZ Cicadas: Kihikihi and Tatarakihi

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:28:00 +1300

New Zealand has about 40 species of cicada - all of them unique to us. There are about 2500 species known worldwide. Our cicadas are in five Genera, three of which are endemic as well - Amphipsalta, Rhodopsalta and Maoricicada.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171208-1528-critter_of_the_week_nz_cicadas_kihikihi_and_tatarakihi-128.mp3




Wine for summer BBQ's

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:19:00 +1300

Yvonne Lorkin has some suggestions for wine to have with summer BBQ's.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171208-1519-wine_for_summer_bbqs-128.mp3




Making jams and marmalades

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:09:00 +1300

It's looking like there's going to be bumper crops of summer fruits this year thanks to the very warm start to summer .. which is great for jam and marmalade makers! We're joined in the studio by Kirsten Day. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171208-1509-making_jams_and_marmalades-128.mp3




OLIO: the food sharing app

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:20:00 +1300

Many of us have had that moment when you look in the fridge and realise you'll have to chuck out half of what's there... such a waste! British woman Tessa Cook thought so, too. So she created an app for sharing unwanted food.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171208-1420-sharing_food_with_your_neighbours-128.mp3




Film Review with Richard Swainson

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:08:00 +1300

Richard reviews The Man Who Invented Christmas and Wonder.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171208-1408-film_review_with_richard_swainson-128.mp3




Great album

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:46:00 +1300

Black Sabbath's Black Sabbath.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171208-1346-great_album-128.mp3




The Birds of Summer

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:39:00 +1300

While many people are loving the high temperatures, the country's birds are already thirsty and overheated. So how can we help? By putting out fresh, clean water, says Robert Webb from the Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171208-1339-cooling_down_birds_this_summer-128.mp3




How to do Christmas when you're separated

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:30:00 +1300

Christmas is often described as a time for family, so what if your family is breaking up? NZ Mediator of the Year Timothy McMichael talks about how to make things easier for kids.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171208-1330-separated_parents_how_to_help_kids_at_christmas-128.mp3




The over-50 binge-drinkers

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:16:00 +1300

New Zealanders over the age of 50 are drinking more often and more heavily than older adults in other countries, according to a new study led by researchers at Massey University and the University of Auckland.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171208-1316-the_elderly_binge-drinkers-128.mp3




Tawaki - the mysterious forest penguin

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:06:00 +1300

Scientists are discovering that tawaki, or Fiordland crested penguins, living in MIlford Sound are thriving - and breaking all the penguin rules.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171207-2106-tawaki_-_the_mysterious_forest_penguin-128.mp3




Tell me about your thesis

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:19:00 +1300

We meet Alistair McCready whose thesis resulted in a book called Type as Monument. He created a font called Kahu, specifically designed to work well on historical monuments.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171207-1519-tell_me_about_your_thesis-128.mp3




Short Story Club 7 December

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:08:00 +1300

We discussed Floating by Laurence Fearnley. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171207-1508-short_story_club-128.mp3




The history of the Napoleonic Wars and NZ place-names

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:31:00 +1300

Two and a half years ago we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Grant Morris from Victoria University tell us this campaign had a lasting impact on New Zealand.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171207-1431-the_history_of_the_napoleonic_wars_and_nz_place-names-128.mp3




Dr Jess

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:21:00 +1300

Social policy researcher Dr Jess Berentson Shaw talks about creative policy approaches from around the world, some good, some not so good.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171207-1421-dr_jess-128.mp3




Theatre Critic John Smythe

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:10:00 +1300

John Smythe from Theatreview is with us to talk a wealth of homegrown theatre in Wellington made by women.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171207-1410-theatre_critic_john_smythe-128.mp3




Go Ahead Caller Ep 4 - 'Helen's Tips and White Supremacy'

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +1300

Sage advice from Helen and fun ways to celebrate white supremacy. Written by Lee Baker Produced by Paul Casserly Voices - Darlene Mohekey and Paul Casserly Engineered by Rangi Powick


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/goahead/goahead-20171207-1400-go_ahead_caller_ep_4_-_helens_tips_and_white_supremacy-192.mp3




Great album

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:42:00 +1300

Blondie Parallel Lines.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171207-1342-great_album-128.mp3




Cultures of Capitalism with Dr Nick Holm

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:32:00 +1300

Massey University's Nick Holm explains what Cultural Studies is and how skateboarding, real estate and hair dressing are connected to democracy. He's part of the Cultures of Capitalism Conference taking place in Wellington this week. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171207-1332-cultures_of_capitalism_with_dr_nick_holm-128.mp3




Shoot, Print, Steal

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:23:00 +1300

It's a simple idea - take photos, print them out and the show them. The twist is people can then steal them. That's the idea behind kiwi art show Paper Pirates. Co-founder Tim Lambourne tells us about creating the show.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171207-1323-shoot_print_steal-128.mp3




California Fires "huge and scary"

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:14:00 +1300

NZ's Consul General to the US, Maurice Williamson is on the outskirts of LA and updates us on the terrifying wildfires hitting California which he says are spreading the length of a football field every second.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171207-1314-california_fires_huge_and_scary-128.mp3




For Richer, Not For Poorer

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:30:00 +1300

At the age of 20, Huia Welton got married. But not to the person she loved. Produced by Justin Gregory.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/witness/witness-20171206-1530-for_richer_not_for_poorer-128.mp3




Trust in the digital age

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:10:00 +1300

Trust is defined as a confident relationship with the unknown, which might also be the perfect definition for almost every interaction we have online. The internet is changing trust in fundamental ways says Rachel Botsman, a scholar at Oxford's Saïd Business School.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171206-1510-who_can_you_trust-128.mp3




Bookmarks - Nina Nawalowalo

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:30:00 +1300

Nina Nawalowalo is the founder and artistic director of The Conch theatre in Wellington. After a career spanning 30 years she was recently awarded the Senior Pacific Artist Award from Creative New Zealand.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171206-1430-bookmarks_-_nina_nawalowalo-128.mp3




Music review - Simon Sweetman

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:10:00 +1300

Simon Sweetman reviews the new album from Joe Henry - 'Thrum', and Tracy Bonham's latest offering 'Mother mother'.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171206-1410-music_review_-_simon_sweetman-128.mp3







Christmas from the Sound Archives

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:35:00 +1300

Just 19 more sleeps to go til Christmas and in our visit to the sound archives of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision today with Sarah Johnston we will be listening to some musical Christmas goodies


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171206-1335-christmas_from_the_sound_archives-128.mp3




Review: Sia's stage show

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:30:00 +1300

Did Sia stack up in concert? RNZ's Ellen Falconer tells us whether the Australian singer's warm-up acts outshone her stardom.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171206-1330-review_sias_stage_show-128.mp3




Owners ignoring 'no dogs' signs on Northland beaches

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:20:00 +1300

Pet owners are ignoring 'No Dogs' signs in Northland, and it doesn't take much for a mutt to get wind of a kiwi bird, says predator control operator Jarrid Plows of Whale Bay.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171206-1320-remember_no_dogs_allowed-128.mp3




Parenting a 'procreational Ponzi scheme'

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:08:00 +1300

Life is an "affliction" so it's best not to have children, says 'anti-natalist' philosopher David Benatar.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171205-1508-anti-natalist_david_benatar-128.mp3




Music Feature: New Zealand soul, funk and disco 1973-83

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:21:00 +1300

Put on your dancing shoes because we're teleporting back to the 70s for the music feature this week. Specifically New Zealand in the decade to 1983 and the music is soul, funk and disco.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171205-1421-music_feature_new_zealand_soul_funk_and_disco_1973-83-128.mp3




Book critic Catherine Robertson

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:08:00 +1300

Catherine Robertson wonders why so few NZ authors write humorous fiction.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171205-1408-book_critic_catherine_robertson-128.mp3




Great album

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:45:00 +1300

Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171205-1345-great_album-128.mp3




Dan Slevin: In praise (sort of) of James Franco

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:36:00 +1300

James Franco is the director and star of the new film The Disaster Artist which is in cinemas now. Our regular Tuesday afternoon movie guy, Dan Slevin from RNZ Widescreen, isn't sure whether he's a fan of James Franco.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171205-1336-dan_slevin_in_praise_sort_of_of_james_franco-128.mp3




A hive of activity behind prison walls

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:25:00 +1300

This week, four inmates from Auckland's Paremoremo prison will graduate with a certificate in apiculture, or beekeeping. Their teacher is Brian Alexander – a volunteer and veteran bee-whisperer.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171205-1325-beekeeping_for_prisoners-128.mp3




One year of free tertiary study

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:15:00 +1300

Anyone who finished school this year, or will finish next year will be eligible for a year's free tertiary study or industry training. We speak with Education Minister Chris Hipkins.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171205-1315-one_year_of_free_tertiary_study-128.mp3




From zero to one percent of NZ's population

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:30:00 +1300

From Zero to 1 percent of our population: our Filipino communities are surprisingly diverse, distinctly different from each other and also surprisingly the 3rd fastest growing Asian population in the country. Filipinos here share their thoughts on their diverse communities and also their views on current issues unfolding in the Philippines with Lynda Chanwai-Earle in this week's Voices:


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/voices/voices-20171204-1530-voices_for_4_december_2017_filipino_new_zealanders-128.mp3




Can the 'Four Horsemen' be reined in?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:10:00 +1300

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google aren't just four of the biggest companies on the planet, they are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, according to Scott Galloway,


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171204-1510-the_darkside_of_the_big_four-128.mp3




Expert feature: Dr Jim Faed on spinal cords

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:32:00 +1300

Our expert today is Dr Jim Faed and the topic will be around spinal cords. We're going to discuss typical injuries and the modern medicine - that is stem cells - being worked on to fix spine problems.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171204-1432-expert_feature_dr_jim_faed_on_spinal_cords-128.mp3




NZ-born Bishop spreading the word through Twitter

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:17:00 +1300

Richard Umbers is the youngest Bishop in Australia. The Auckland-born man has been back in the country for the Catholic Youth Festival and has become known as the 'Bishop of Memes' because of his social media activity.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171204-1417-nz-born_bishop_spreading_the_word_through_twitter-128.mp3




Television Critic Jane Bowron

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:08:00 +1300

Jane has been watching Agatha Raisin and Witness for the Prosecution on Prime and the new TV2 show Imposters


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171204-1408-television_critic_jane_bowron-128.mp3




Great album

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:45:00 +1300

Rocky Horror Picture Show.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171204-1345-great_album-128.mp3




Art in the park

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:39:00 +1300

Dancing around tied with bungee cords doesn't sound like it has much to do with a park but it's exactly what a kiwi artist has dreamed up after spending weeks living at Long Bay regional park in Auckland. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171204-1339-art_in_the_park-128.mp3




Acupuncture misleading public, says study

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:29:00 +1300

Some acupuncturists in New Zealand may be breaching sections of the Medicines Act by making misleading claims on their websites, a new study has found. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171204-1329-acupuncturists_making_misleading_medical_claims-128.mp3




The Russia Probe for Dummies

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:18:00 +1300

The investigation into Russian interference in the US election gained some real traction over the weekend. For those not following this closely it can start seeming a bit murky. So we thought we'd do a bit of a re-cap of exactly how the Russia probe came about.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171204-1318-the_russia_probe_for_dummies-128.mp3




First song: Baby It's Cold Outside

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:10:00 +1300

The New Zealand Army Band has just released its Christmas Album and Major Graham Hickman, the band's director of music introduces one of the their songs, Baby It's Cold Outside.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171204-1310-first_song_baby_its_cold_outside-128.mp3




Critter of the Week The Ohau Rock Daisy

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:28:00 +1300

The Ohau Rock Daisy, or Pachystegia is an endemic genus to New Zealand. It's habitat was badly affected by the Kaikoura quake and efforts are underway to replant the rock daisy on the bedrock bluffs where it thrives.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171201-1528-critter_of_the_week_the_ohau_rock_daisy-128.mp3




Kelly Gibney's Yoga Bowl

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:20:00 +1300

Food writer Kelly Gibney describes her style as 'flavour-first whole foods'. She shares her recipe for a summer salad she calls a Yoga Bowl.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171201-1520-food_with_kelly_gibney-128.mp3




You Hum it, We'll play it

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:08:00 +1300

Clarissa Dunn from RNZ Concert is back with us to answer your classical music queries. Listeners sung, hummed and whistled classical pieces they couldn't name, and our Concert team found the music.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171201-1508-you_hum_it_well_play_it-128.mp3




Film Review - Richard Swainson

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:09:00 +1300

'Goodbye Christopher Robin' and 'The Disaster Artist'.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171201-1409-film_review_-_richard_swainson-128.mp3




Go Ahead Caller - Series 8, Ep 3 - 'Winston Wins Mastermind'

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +1300

Over-active support for Te reo Maori language spells disaster in a Grey Lynne pub quiz and Winston wins Mastermind. Written by Paul Casserly Voices - Toi Iti, Toni Potter, Cohen Holloway, Paul Casserly Engineered by Rangi Powick


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/goahead/goahead-20171201-1400-go_ahead_caller_-_series_8_ep_3_-_winston_wins_mastermind-192.mp3




Great album

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:40:00 +1300

George Harrison 'All things must pass'.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171201-1340-great_album-128.mp3




Recycled cycle wins award

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:32:00 +1300

Wishbone Studio Design won in the new 'Going Circular' category at last night's NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards with a children's bike entirely made of recycled carpet.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171201-1332-a_bike_made_from_carpet-128.mp3




Sugar: a cereal offence

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:23:00 +1300

The British arm of Kellogg's has announced it will reduce the sugar content of its three top selling cereals targeted at kids. But the company's New Zealand arm says it has no such plans at present.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171201-1323-sugary_cereals-128.mp3




Kiwi journalist Yasmine Ryan remembered

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:15:00 +1300

Yasmine Ryan reported from some of the world's most dangerous regions for organisations such as Al Jazeera and The New York Times. After news of her death in Istanbul, a former colleague pays tribute.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171201-1315-journalist_yasmine_ryan-128.mp3




Urban lizards

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:07:00 +1300

A hunt for urban lizards in New Zealand involves more than a thousand buckets as well as citizen scientists.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171130-2107-urban_lizards-128.mp3




Tell me about your thesis

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:29:00 +1300

Dr Kyle Eggleton tells us anout his thesis looking at the waiting room experience of patients in GP waiting rooms as part of his Masters in Public Health. He says some interesting results emerged.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171130-1529-tell_me_about_your_thesis-128.mp3




Short Story Club

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:12:00 +1300

Today we will talk about two poems, Mute Song by Kate Camp and Seven Unposted Postcards to my Brother by Geoff Cochran.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171130-1512-short_story_club-128.mp3




Your Money with Mary Holm

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:18:00 +1300

How to best deal with a student loan.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171130-1418-your_money_with_mary_holm-128.mp3




Tech talk with Paul Brislen

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:10:00 +1300

Paul discusses Sky TV's move to get ISP's to block certain websites.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171130-1410-tech_talk_with_paul_brislen-128.mp3




Great album: Billy Bragg, Talking with the Taxman About Poetry

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:46:00 +1300

Talking with the Taxman About Poetry is the third album by British singer songwriter, Billy Bragg.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171130-1346-great_album_billy_bragg_talking_with_the_taxman_about_poetry-128.mp3




22 years of Shark Week

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:38:00 +1300

We talked earlier this week about snakes needing a PR makeover, like sharks have had in the last few years. One of the ways sharks are celebrated is on Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171130-1338-22_years_of_shark_week-128.mp3




Ecostore's Malcolm Rands on energy poverty

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:28:00 +1300

Ecostore founder Malcolm Rands is one of the well-known New Zealanders supporting a campaign to give energy-efficient light bulbs to Kiwis who struggle to pay the power bill.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171130-1328-light_bulbs_for_those_in_need-128.mp3




What to flush and what not to flush

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:21:00 +1300

An Aucklander was hit with a huge clean-up job this week after a neighbour flushed nappies and wet wipes down the toilet. Watercare's Peter Rogers reminds us what it's safe and not safe to flush.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171130-1321-what_not_to_flush-128.mp3




California country singer, Sam Outlaw in session

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:10:00 +1300

Sam Outlaw is a former advertising executive turned country music star. He's in New Zealand for the first time and will perform tonight at Spark Arena in Auckland. He performs our first song live in studio with Jesse.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171130-1310-california_country_singer_sam_outlaw_in_session-128.mp3




On Any Other Day

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:30:00 +1300

An emergency signal sparks a desperate search for a missing air force helicopter. Produced by Justin Gregory.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/witness/witness-20171129-1530-on_any_other_day-128.mp3




'We'll still be using the F-word in 200 years'

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:10:00 +1300

Frankenstein has captured our imagination for 200 years now. Although the subtleties of Mary Shelley's story have been lost, each generation can interpret her creation myth in their own way, says Sir Christopher Frayling.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171129-1510-frankensteins_monster_in_history-128.mp3




Bookmarks with Michele Leggott, one of NZ's great poets

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:20:00 +1300

Michele Leggott is our guest for Bookmarks today. She is one of New Zealand's leading poets and is only the second of her craft after Bill Manhire to be named as a Fellow of the Royal Society. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171129-1420-bookmarks_with_michele_leggott_one_of_nzs_great_poets-128.mp3




Ora Lefebvre remembers being supporting act to Roy Orbison

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:15:00 +1300

Ora Lefebvre got in touch after our interveiw with Alex Orbison. She remembers performing as a supporting act for Roy Orbison in the late 70s. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171129-1415-ora_lefebvre_remembers_being_supporting_act_to_roy_orbison-128.mp3




Music Critic Colin Morris

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:10:00 +1300

Colin plays tracks from two albums, Gregory Porter: Nat King Cole and Me. Plus Allred and Broderick: Find The Ways.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171129-1410-music_critic_colin_morris-128.mp3




Great album - The Jazz Singer by Neil Diamond

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:40:00 +1300

Today's Great Album is 'The Jazz Singer' by Neil Diamond; even Jesse's enjoying it.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171129-1340-great_album_-_the_jazz_singer_by_neil_diamond-128.mp3




Sound Archives: "The most famous Westerner in China"

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:35:00 +1300

In Canterbury this weekend a variety of events will be taking place to mark this year as the 120th anniversary of the birth of Rewi Alley, the New Zealander who spent over 60 years working to improve the lives of Chinese peasants and workers. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171129-1335-sound_archives_the_most_famous_westerner_in_china-128.mp3




A new kind advent calendar

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:25:00 +1300

Christmas is just weeks away and every year there's a cry that the holiday has become too commercialised. One church is combating that with an advent calendar to bring the focus back to what they think Christmas should be about - kindness. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171129-1325-a_new_kind_advent_calendar-128.mp3




Glen Scanlon: what it's like to be an identical twin

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:20:00 +1300

This week RNZ's Head of Digital Glen Scanlon sent out an unusual email to staff explaining that if he looks blankly at you or you spot him with an unfamiliar woman and child, it's not him, it's his identical twin.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171129-1320-the_perils_of_having_an_identical_twin-128.mp3




Sneaky male animals trick their mates

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:15:00 +1300

There are countless dating rules for attracting those you desire but in the animal world, deception and even disguise is used to lure in mating partners. New University of Otago research found that some sneaky males actually pretend to be females.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171129-1315-sneaky_male_animals_trick_their_mates-128.mp3




At BuzzFeed the bell tolls for whom

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:08:00 +1300

Say adieu to 'whom', check your 'LOL' usage and beware the single 'ha', says BuzzFeed's chief copy editor.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171128-1508-in_webspeak_theres_no_such_thing_as_correct_spelling-128.mp3




Alex Orbison: remembering Roy

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +1300

An album by the man nicknamed the Caruso of Rock, the late great Roy Orbison, has just been released, accompanied by London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. One of Roy Orbison's sons, Alex, tells us about the new album. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171128-1426-alex_orbison_remembering_roy-128.mp3




Making tiny polystyrene houses

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:19:00 +1300

With the rising costs of housing all over the country, a Porirua recycler decided to use his 15 years in the industry to come up with a sustainable option for dwellings.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171128-1419-creating_tiny_houses-128.mp3




Book critic Jessica Pawley

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:09:00 +1300

Jessica Pawley talks about the latest NZ young adult novels.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171128-1409-book_critic_jennifer_pawley-128.mp3




Great album

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:47:00 +1300

Wheezer (the Blue album).


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171128-1347-great_album-128.mp3




Should snakes be allowed in zoos?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:35:00 +1300

If you’ve ever been to a zoo in New Zealand you'll know that there's something missing in the reptile habitats - snakes.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171128-1335-should_snakes_be_allowed_in_zoos-128.mp3




The virtual politician who can't lie

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:28:00 +1300

Could you imagine a politician who never lies? A Wellington-based technology group is launching a pilot digital platform called "SAM - the Virtual Politician" We speak to one of the team behind SAM, Nick Gerritsen.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171128-1328-the_virtual_politician-128.mp3




The US celebrates Harry and Meghan

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:22:00 +1300

We know the Brits love a good royal wedding - but the Americans are also pretty stoked about the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle. None more so than Heather Cox from blogsite Go Fug Yourself.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171128-1322-the_us_celebrates_harry_and_megan-128.mp3




An app to track Myrtle Rust

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:14:00 +1300

Authorities have been worried about Myrtle Rust since it was first discovered in Northland in May. An App has been created so people can quickly and easily let officials know if they suspect they've spotted it in their gardens. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171128-1314-an_app_to_track_myrtle_rust-128.mp3




Rinku's story - Life after the dark

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:30:00 +1300

In July 2015, international student Rinku Deol walked into the office of his local MP, dowsed himself with petrol and threatened to set himself alight. The young Indian man claimed he was being harassed and exploited by his education provider and his case made headlines here and in India. Rinku speaks for the first time about what happened that day and what led up to his desperate attempt to get help.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/voices/voices-20171127-1530-rinkus_story_-_life_after_the_dark-128.mp3




What does it mean to be human?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +1300

There's a lot of doom and gloom about the effects humans have on the planet, but as a species, we're actually quite awesome, says New Scientist deputy editor Graham Lawton. He's co-author of the new book How to be Human.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171127-1507-how_to_be_human-128.mp3




New Zealand in the 90's

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +1300

It was a big 10 years. The 1990s featured political and social upheaval in New Zealand. Today's expert is  Associate Professor at Victoria's School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations Jim McAloon who talks to Jesse about New Zealand from the landslide National Party victory of 1990 to Jenny Shipley rolling Jim Bolger and becoming our first female prime minister, Ruthanasia, Winston Peters break from the National Party and then Helen Clark becoming our first elected female prime minister.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171127-1426-new_zealand_in_the_90s-128.mp3




The impromptu crossings to Hauraki School

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:20:00 +1300

A North Shore mum is doing everything she can to help her kids and others walk to school safely, including breaking the law. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171127-1420-the_impromptu_crossings_to_hauraki_school-128.mp3




Television Critic Melenie Parkes

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:10:00 +1300

Melenie talks to us about 3 shows she's been watching: Alias Grace, Netflix Trust Me, Sunday 8.30pm on TVNZ 1 and TVNZ On Demand Australian Ninja Warrior, Tuesday and Wednesday 7.30pm on Three


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171127-1410-television_critic_melenie_parkes-128.mp3




Great album

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:44:00 +1300

The Tour of Duty Soundtrack.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171127-1344-great_album-128.mp3




Baby clothing library launches in Wellington

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:39:00 +1300

Babies grow out of their clothes fast – so a Wellington woman has come up with a solution that allows parents to recycle and borrow baby clothes.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171127-1339-the_baby_clothing_library-128.mp3




Shedding light on the world's biggest brothel

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:26:00 +1300

Giora Dan is a photographer and videographer who recently spent two weeks in Daulatdia, the Bangladesh town often referred to as the world's biggest brothel. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171127-1326-shedding_light_on_the_worlds_biggest_brothel-128.mp3