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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.



 



Critter of the Week

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:20:00 +1300

DoC's threatened species ambassador, Nicola Toki gives us an update on some of the native species featured during the year.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171222-1520-critter_of_the_week-128.mp3




Food with Al Brown

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:10:00 +1300

Al Brown shares a recipe for roasted snapper wings with ranch dressing.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171222-1510-food_with_al_brown-128.mp3




Great album - Party

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:45:00 +1300

Today's great album is Party by Aldous Harding.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171222-1345-great_album_-_party-128.mp3







Coping with grief through the festive season

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:25:00 +1300

This time of the year can be difficult for people who've lost a loved one recently. Nic Russell from the bereavement support charity Kenzie's Gift has some advice on getting through Christmas when you're still grieving or spending time with someone who is.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171222-1325-the_empty_seat_at_christmas_lunch-128.mp3




Dentist care for those who can't afford it

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:15:00 +1300

A group of Auckland's dentists and the City Mission are giving free dental care to those who normally can't afford it.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171222-1315-dentist_care_for_those_who_cant_afford_it-128.mp3




Tell me about your thesis

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:25:00 +1300

Our last thesis chat for the year is with Dr Katie Weastell who has been looking at the caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171221-1525-tell_me_about_your_thesis-128.mp3




Short Story Club

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:09:00 +1300

Our final short story club story for 2017 is Can't Beat It by Emily Perkins. We will discuss this today 3.10pm with Claire Mabey. Email us your thoughts and the best one gets a copy of Emily's book of short stories.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171221-1509-short_story_club-128.mp3




The history of Star Wars in New Zealand

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:29:00 +1300

The eighth instalment of Star Wars has just been released in cinemas. While it may be set in a 'galaxy far, far away', the Star Wars saga has had a profound effect upon New Zealand society, especially the oft-forgotten 'Generation X'. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171221-1429-the_history_of_star_wars_in_new_zealand-128.mp3




Shamubeel Eaqub: Are we doing Christmas right?

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:19:00 +1300

It's a time of big spending and economist Shamubeel Eaqub asks if we are making the right financial decisions over this period.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171221-1419-shamubeel_eaqub_are_we_doing_christmas_right-128.mp3




The best concerts of 2017

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

Russell Baillie looks back on the best concerts and live shows of the year.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171221-1407-the_best_concerts_of_2017-128.mp3




Great album

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:52:00 +1300

Bing Crosby's Merry Christmas.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171221-1352-great_album-128.mp3




Opera singer James Ioelu

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:46:00 +1300

He's been described as New Zealand's next Dame Kiri. James Ioelu is based in the UK but is home for Christmas and has popped in for a visit to our Auckland studio to discuss what it's like making a living as a Bass-Baritone singer.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171221-1346-opera_singer_james_ioelu-128.mp3




How to teach a kid to ride a bike

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:40:00 +1300

Cycling advocate Patrick Morgan recalls how he first learned to ride a bike, and shares tips and tricks to get kids onto two wheels


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171221-1340-how_to_teach_a_kid_to_ride_a_bike-128.mp3




Kawhia's own Santa

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:28:00 +1300

If you're in Kawhia or Huntly you probably know the name of our next guest: Sid Patel. To the local school children, the businessman is their very own Santa.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171221-1328-kawhias_own_santa-128.mp3




The Hawke's Bay forest school getting international attention

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:19:00 +1300

Sarah Aiono couldn't see her "rambunctious outdoor kid" sitting on a mat and conforming, so from age five he spent three days a week at Longworth Forest – a nature school near Napier.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171221-1319-forest_schools-128.mp3




First song: Cricket Farm performs LIVE

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:10:00 +1300

The 3 piece Auckland band Cricket Farm join Jesse in our Auckland studio to perform one of the songs from their debut album, Bending Spoons, which is out tomorrow


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171221-1310-first_song_cricket_farm_performs_live-128.mp3




Santarchy

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:30:00 +1300

Christmas 2005; a hundred drunk men dressed as Santa allegedly riot in downtown Auckland. But was it true? Yes. Yes it was. Mostly.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/witness/witness-20171220-1530-santarchy-128.mp3




Bookmarks with Christchurch City Missioner Matthew Mark

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:25:00 +1300

Christchurch City Missioner Matthew Mark tells us about the work the mission is doing ahead of Christmas, and tells us about the books, films and music that have influenced and inspired him.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171220-1425-bookmarks_with_christchurch_city_missioner_matthew_mark-128.mp3




Music with Kate Robertson

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:10:00 +1300

Kate Robertson features new music from Neil Young and Lily Allen.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171220-1410-music_with_kate_robertson-128.mp3




Great album

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:52:00 +1300

Christine and the Queens.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171220-1352-great_album-128.mp3




Sound Archives: Christmas Day workers

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:41:00 +1300

In our final visit to the sound archives of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision for 2017, we will hear from people who have to work on Christmas Day - and hear a recording of a favourite New Zealand Christmas song from 1964.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171220-1341-sound_archives_christmas_day_workers-128.mp3




Radio tracking our carnivorous snails

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:34:00 +1300

Dr Brian Lloyd has been monitoring New Zealand's carnivorous snail, Powelliphanta hochstetteri in the Abel Tasman National Park for Project Janszoon. He's the only person to have radio-tracked snails in New Zealand and this is the first time snails have been tracked at night.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171220-1334-radio_tracking_our_carnivorous_snails-128.mp3




The Kiwi secret santas of social media

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:27:00 +1300

It's that special time of year again in the New Zealand Twitterverse – #nzsecretsanta time. This year, a record 3,623 people signed up to send an anonymous gift to another Twitter user and receive one back.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171220-1327-secret_santa-128.mp3




The call of our birds

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:17:00 +1300

Can you tell what bird is singing out in your backyard? Massey University scientists think they might be able to not only identify bird species through their song but use that information to estimate bird populations in New Zealand.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171220-1317-the_call_of_our_birds-128.mp3




An anthology of alternative Christmas songs

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:10:00 +1300

Self-confessed "Christmas music nerd" Russell McMurray sent us a list of what he reckons are the best imaginative Christmas songs. We play one of them, 'Christmas Must Be Tonight' by Bahamas.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171220-1310-alternative_christmas_songs-128.mp3




The rise of hoaxes

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:09:00 +1300

For centuries, the con artists and the conned have lived side by side. But pulling the wool over our eyes is taking on a sinister tone says Kevin Young, the New Yorker poetry editor. It's not just circus sideshows anymore, it's fake news. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171219-1509-the_rise_of_hoaxes-128.mp3




The origins of Christmas Carols

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:22:00 +1300

It might surprise you to learn just how ancient the tradition of Christmas carols actually is. But what did they sound like those early carols? Who wrote the first one? We look back on the history of Christmas Carols.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171219-1422-the_origins_of_christmas_carols-128.mp3




Book critic - Elizabeth Heritage

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:10:00 +1300

Our book critic Elizabeth Heritage, a writer and book reviewer based in Wellington. Today Elizabeth is talking us through self-publishing - the good and the bad.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171219-1410-book_critic_-_elizabeth_heritage-128.mp3




Great album

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:46:00 +1300

Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171219-1346-great_album-128.mp3




Good Spot: not-for-profit parking

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:37:00 +1300

At a new car park in central Christchurch, every single cent you pay goes back into the community.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171219-1337-getting_a_good_spot-128.mp3




Top 10 moments in NZ literature

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:23:00 +1300

Sarah Barnett is a Wellington based poet, editor and creative writing teacher and she's done a list of the top 10 best moments in literature in New Zealand this year. So we thought we'd get her on to talk us through them.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171219-1323-top_10_moments_in_nz_literature-128.mp3




Alone at Christmas

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:13:00 +1300

Six sleeps until Christmas and a lot of us are now dreaming of presents, food and spending time with family. But what if you don't have family? Or even, many friends? 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171219-1313-alone_at_christmas-128.mp3




Gandhi Nivas: keeping South Asian families safe

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:30:00 +1300

'Don't take the women and children out of the home – put the man in a safe place instead', is the philosophy of Gandhi Nivas – a family violence facility in Otahuhu.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/voices/voices-20171218-1530-ground-breaking_second_safe_house_for_men-128.mp3




Predicting 2018

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:09:00 +1300

Daniel Franklin is a brave man. He's the executive editor of the Economist and part of his job is gather his editorial team together at the end of the year and make predictions about the year to come. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171218-1509-predicting_2018-128.mp3




Monday expert: Roger Smith MPI

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:31:00 +1300

MPI's Roger Smith is responsible for ensuring the biosecurity of our country and today he talks about trawlers' dirty bottoms, the dogs doing God's work and the weird and not-so-wonderful things people try to get into New Zealand.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171218-1431-roger_smith_mpi-128.mp3




'About time' in Whangarei

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:22:00 +1300

There's about to be a new tourists attraction in Whangarei, a life-sized running ball clock. The sculpture has been created by the About Time committee of locals, to entice people to visit the town's clock museum. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171218-1422-about_time_in_whangarei-128.mp3




Television Critic: Linda Burgess

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:08:00 +1300

Linda reviews season 2 of The Crown, and last night's replay of the docu-drama Doubt, about the disappearance of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in the Marlborough Sounds almost 20 years ago.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171218-1408-television_critic_linda_burgess-128.mp3




Great album

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:48:00 +1300

Def Leppard's Hysteria.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171218-1348-great_album-128.mp3




Hidden Figures: household spend on meat

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:45:00 +1300

Lillian Grace from Figure NZ talks to Jesse about how much households spend on meat every week. It's $25. That's about the same amount of money spent on restaurant meals and it's less than the $37 spent on ready-to-eat food.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171218-1345-hidden_figures_household_spend_on_meat-128.mp3




Look out for the yellow flowers

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:26:00 +1300

The Tree Council is now calling on others in Auckland to get in touch if they suspect they have a Yellow Pōhutukawa in their garden or neighbourhood.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171218-1326-look_out_for_the_yellow_flowers-128.mp3




The Healthy Food Guide Awards: winners and losers

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:26:00 +1300

What are the healthiest foods at the supermarket? Nikki Bezzant talks us through the products that really deliver on nutrition and some others with only a 'health halo'.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171218-1326-healthy_food_imposters-128.mp3




Doctors googling patients

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:15:00 +1300

We're often told not to google our symptoms when we're sick, to instead go to the doctor. But what about doctors using google - to find out more about patients? Is it an invasion of privacy?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171218-1315-doctors_googling_patients-128.mp3




Critter of the Week Bee aware

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:27:00 +1300

New Zealand has 28 species of native bee, 27 of them are endemic.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171215-1527-critter_of_the_week_bee_aware-128.mp3




Wine with Joelle Thomson

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:17:00 +1300

Joelle suggests the perfect sparkling wines for Christmas.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171215-1517-wine_with_joelle_thomson-128.mp3




Food with Nadia Lim

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

Nadia Lim shares a recipe for Slow Roasted Lamb with secret salsa verde.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171215-1508-food_with_nadia_lim-128.mp3




Film Review with Richard Swainson

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:07:00 +1300

Richard looks back on the year in movies, giving us his top 10, his bottom 10 and what he reckons are the 10 most over-rated movies of 2017.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171215-1407-film_review_with_richard_swainson-128.mp3




Go Ahead Caller Ep 5 - 'Campbell Confesses'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +1300

John feels the need to unburden himself after his move to radio, and Ken wants Christmas to be real. Written by Paul Casserly and Michael Sheils Voices - Cohen Holloway, Toni Potter, Graeme Hill, Paul Casserly Engineered by Rangi Powick


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/goahead/goahead-20171215-1400-go_ahead_caller_ep_5_-_campbell_confesses-192.mp3




Great album

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:45:00 +1300

'Let It Be' by The Beatles.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171215-1345-great_album-128.mp3




Vancouver bans animal sales in pet shops

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:37:00 +1300

The Canadian city of Vancouver has just passed a by-law banning the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in pet shops.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171215-1337-vancouver_bans_animal_sales_in_pet_shops-128.mp3




Net neutrality: what it means for New Zealand

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:28:00 +1300

What changes to net neutrality protections mean for New Zealanders.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171215-1328-net_neutrality_what_it_means_for_new_zealand-128.mp3




Local business reacts to SH1 reopening

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:23:00 +1300

Local business reaction to Kaikoura road reopening  


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171215-1323-local_business_reacts_to_sh1_reopening-128.mp3




Live cross as State Highway One reopens

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:18:00 +1300

Live report from Kaikoura as State Highway One north of the whale-watching town opens after a year closed.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171215-1318-south_islands_main_transport_corridor_open_again-128.mp3




First song - Nadia Reid

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:09:00 +1300

Nadia is counting down to New Year's Eve when she'll be performing at the Wondergarden Festival. Today she plays her new song The Other Side of the Wheel and tells the story of writing it while on her recent European tour.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171215-1309-first_song_-_nadia_reid-128.mp3




Scientific curiosity and Koraunui School

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:06:00 +1300

Scientific curiosity was the order of the day when Koraunui School, in the Hutt Valley, hosted its recent Bioblitz.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171214-2106-scientific_curiosity_and_koraunui_school-128.mp3




Tell me about your thesis

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:25:00 +1300

David Jack is a Timaru District Councillor who decided to take his interest in genealogy a step further, he recently completed his thesis in geneaology, heraldry and palaeography.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171214-1525-tell_me_about_your_thesis-128.mp3




Short Story Club

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:09:00 +1300

Today we discuss the poem Gannets by Diane Brown.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171214-1509-short_story_club-128.mp3




Your Money with Mary Holm

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:19:00 +1300

Does Christmas have to be like this?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171214-1419-your_money_with_mary_holm-128.mp3




Tech talk with Paul Brislen

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:09:00 +1300

The future of electrified travel, and why we won't have electric planes any time soon.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171214-1409-tech_talk_with_paul_brislen-128.mp3




Great album

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:44:00 +1300

Lana Del Rey "Born to Die" .


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171214-1344-great_album-128.mp3




Tayi Tibble wins Adam Foundation Prize

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:37:00 +1300

Tayi Tibble wins 2017 Adam Foundation Prize


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171214-1337-tayi_tibble_wins_adam_foundation_prize-128.mp3




On yer e-bike

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:26:00 +1300

Catarina Gutierrez: the bike mayor


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171214-1326-on_yer_e-bike-128.mp3




Siri's bad sex advice

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:17:00 +1300

Researchers ask Siri and Google Assistant awkward questions


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171214-1317-siris_bad_sex_advice-128.mp3




Is brunch the new dinner party?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:10:00 +1300

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam host the popular podcast The Dinner Party Download. They say the dinner party is getting swallowed up by the "misspent leisure time" that is brunch.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171213-1510-how_to_save_the_world_by_throwing_a_dinner_party-128.mp3




Bookmarks with Ellen Read

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:20:00 +1300

The National business editor for Fairfax Ellen Read talks about her favourite books and music.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171213-1420-bookmarks_with_ellen_read-128.mp3




Music with Dianne Swann

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:10:00 +1300

Dianne talks about the music scene in Laurel Canyon in the late 60s and early 70s. You can find Dianne's recommended playlist from Spotify here.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171213-1410-music_with_dianne_swann-128.mp3




Great album: Morcheeba with Susie Ferguson

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:45:00 +1300

Morcheeba's Blood Like Lemonade with Morning Report's Susie Ferguson


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171213-1345-great_album_morcheeba_blood_like_lemonade-128.mp3







Gender equality in local government

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:25:00 +1300

In the same week a Hamilton City Councillor sent lewd messages to a woman journalist, Auckland councillor Cathy Casey stopped to think about the gender balance of her council and others.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171213-1325-gender_equality_in_local_government-128.mp3




Jackie Clarke: no more tinned tomatoes!

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:15:00 +1300

The women's refuge charity, The Aunties, is fed up with receiving tinned tomatoes.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171213-1315-jackie_clarke_no_more_tinned_tomatoes-128.mp3




Tiny Ruins performs new song 'Sparklers'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:10:00 +1300

Hollie Fullbrook – aka Tiny Ruins – is supporting US band Fleet Foxes for their two NZ concerts this summer. She chats to Jesse Mulligan and plays a song from her upcoming album.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171213-1310-first_song_tiny_ruins_performs_live-128.mp3




Alan Jacobs: why we need more critical thinking

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:10:00 +1300

Next time you have a strong reaction to someone else's opinion, take five minutes before going into refutation mode, says Alan Jacobs, author of How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171212-1510-alan_jacobs_we_arent_doing_enough_critical_thinking-128.mp3




Chris Brady: "Beatles freak forever"

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:17:00 +1300

Recently retired Taumarunui history teacher Chris Brady describes himself as an "ageing Beatles freak forever."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171212-1417-chris_brady_beatles_freak_forever-128.mp3




1984: the theatrical adaptation

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:10:00 +1300

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171212-1410-1984_the_theatrical_adaptation-128.mp3




Great album

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:48:00 +1300

Wammo by Bailter Space.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171212-1348-great_album-128.mp3




Peppa Pig's GP falls foul of BMJ

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:42:00 +1300

An article in the British Medical Journal has identified a high-profile doctor making unnecessary home visits and indiscriminately doling out pink medicine… Dr Brown Bear from the kids' TV show Peppa Pig.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171212-1342-peppa_pig_misleading_audiences_about_the_family_doctor-128.mp3




Fleur's Place: a Moeraki institution

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:34:00 +1300

Chef Fleur Sullivan first moved to Moeraki on the Otago Coast for a peaceful seaside retirement, but 17 years on, her award-winning restaurant Fleur's Place is going from strength to strength.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171212-1334-fleurs_place_a_moeraki_institution-128.mp3




Bob Burnett: better homes for better health

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:25:00 +1300

Christchurch architect Bob Burnett founded the Superhome movement after his children got sick "bouncing around substandard rentals" after the Christchurch earthquake.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171212-1325-bob_burnett_what_makes_a_sustainable_home-128.mp3




Breakthrough in fight against Huntington's

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:16:00 +1300

"Usually ... we're told to keep our hopes tucked away and today we're allowed to be hopeful."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20171212-1316-breakthrough_in_akld_as_well_as_uk_in_huntingtons_disease-128.mp3




'Babies were thrown on the ground and kicked like footballs'

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

The exodus of Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh has become an urgent humanitarian crisis. In this week's Voices, Lynda Chanwai-Earle and Justin Gregory present 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