Summer Nights (RNZ)
Jozef Youssef on molecular gastronomy at home
Jozef Youssef is a highly acclaimed restaurant and private dining chef. He started his career working for Michelin-starred chef Hélène Darroze at the Connaught Hotel in London. He has since worked with several other renowned chefs and trained in...
Soundtracks for Sunsets
Kirsty in Wainuiomata chose a song by the Pussycat Dolls.
Journalist and reviewer Kim Choe examines the latest movies, art exhibitions, theatre, and other cultural events that are on over summer; and looks back at the best of 2013. This week, Kim reviews the films Long Walk to Freedom, and Her, and previews...
Stella Young on comedy, and disability activism
Stella Young is a comedian, disability activist, and the Editor of ABC's Ramp Up website - the online space for news, discussion and opinion about disability in Australia. Since then she has been active in the disability community in a variety of...
Actors Jed Brophy and Riley Brophy
Father and son duo Jed and Riley Brophy talk about theatre, podcasts, a life in acting, and keeping it in the family for their new two-man play. Jed Brophy will be familiar to fans of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Minister of Chance - among...
Soundtracks to Sunsets
We want to hear your favourite sunset stories, and the music that accompanies them. Where were you when the sun went down? Who was there? What were you doing? And what would be your ideal soundtrack to that moment? It could be an exotic experience or...
Laura Vincent is a Wellington cookbook author, food blogger and restaurant reviewer. She blogs at Hungry & Frozen, and her book of the same name was published by Penguin in 2013.
Musical Mystery Tour
Journalist Christopher Gilbert makes links between songs spanning decades, genres and ideas, in a journey of music appreciation. In final part of his tour, Christopher stops off at songs that he considers works of musical genius. His choices are on...
Stan Taylor on US Intelligence
The history and structure of the US intelligence community, and what repercussions that has had on the global events of recent years. Stan Taylor is an Emeritus Professor at Brigham Young University, a former senior staffer to the US Senate Select...
Soundtracks for sunsets - Come To My Window
We want to hear your favourite sunset stories, and the music that accompanies them. Former international cricketer, Debbie Hockley, who has recently been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, chooses 'Come To My Window' by Melissa Etheridge.
Big issues in 2014: New Zealand politics
Radio New Zealand's political editor, Brent Edwards, gives commentary on how the political landscape looks in 2014, heading into an election year, with lots of new paries.
Author Jaspreet Singh on the ghosts of history
Jaspreet Singh's novel 'Helium' addresses memories of the 1984 pogrom against the Sikhs following Indira Gandhi's assassination. He was a teenager in Delhi at the time, and writing the novel served to process memories he had tried to forget. His...
Lili La Scala on life as a vintage pin-up diva
Singer of opera and vintage songs, and burlesque and cabaret performer, Lili La Scala explores the music, aesthetic, and femininity of different eras through her stage shows, always incorporating a healthy dose of vintage glamour.
Late Edition for 14 January 2014
Sue Bradford is appalled that Colin Craig admits to smacking his daughter; Colin Craig replies; and Chatham Islanders at odds over mining phosphate.
Stargazing with Dr Melanie Johnston-Hollitt
We explore the wonders of the night sky and find out what we now know about space. Dr Melanie Johnston-Hollitt is involved in several major international radio astronomy projects, serves on national and international scientific coordination and review...
Michael McCullough on the biology of forgiveness
University of Miami psychology professor, Michael E. McCullough, conducts research on the psychology and evolution of moral sentiments, including forgiveness, the desire for revenge, and gratitude.
Author Jack Lasenby
Jack Lasenby (right) is one of New Zealand's most popular children's authors. He talks about the origins of stories, growing up in the shadow of war and the Depression, a childhood in the Waikato, and a life in the great outdoors before he started...
Music - Hidden Gems of 2013
Wellington musician and writer Matthew Backhouse explores some of music's hidden gems from the past year.
Sports by night - Foosball
We cover the sports that are best played after dark - particularly those that don't require speed or heavy lifting. This week, we speak to professional "foos-caster", and former foosball pro, Jim Stevens.
Scary stories - Chateau Tongariro
We visit some of New Zealand's most reportedly haunted locations to find out the stories behind them. This week, we'll hear about the spooky goings-on at Chateau Tongariro.
- Wellington, New Zealand