This Way Up
Books on bikes11/14/14
Mary Craig of Books on Bikes is one of a team of intrepid librarians using cargo bikes to spread book love in her community.
World chess champs
John Saunders is the Associate Editor of CHESS Magazine on the world chess champs in Sochi in Russia.
Virtual private networks
Peter Griffin on why New Zealand's chief censor is threatening to charge internet service providers over the way they're offering consumers easy access to overseas content.
Korean street food
Sampling three iconic Korean street food dishes in Seoul, in the company of foodie and blogger Daniel Gray.
Naked Science: lightning and DNA
Naked Science with Dr Chris Smith; how climate change could affect lightning strikes, and using DNA as a data storage mechanism.
Peanut butter making
Pic Picot started making his own peanut butter about 10 years ago and selling it at the Nelson Market. Today he roasts 20 tonnes of peanuts a week!
Faecal transplant pill
Could there be an alternative to the invasive, unappealing prospect of a faecal transplant? Dr Elizabeth Hohmann is working on a pill that can do the same job with seemingly equal efficacy, and Dr Colleen Kelly is a doctor working on the front line.
Alexander Choi of Vanhawks is developing a smart bike; it's full of sensors that help you ride more safely.
Hello Kitty has just turned 40- the cartoon and design icon's 'birthday' is being marked by a convention and museum exhibition in Los Angeles. Christine Yano is a co-curator of the exhibition.
High definition music
The days of compressed music, of trying to jam as many lower resolution tracks as you can on a hard drive or MP3 player, could be numbered. Gilad Tiefenbrun of LINN Products on the past and the future of high definition music.
Dr Chris Smith of The Naked Scientists beams in with the latest science news; this week how shift work affects your brain, and how gut bacteria could be helping us stay slim.
Denmark: beer and breast milk
Helen Russell lives in Denmark. Friday is a big day for Danish beer drinkers. It's J-Day, the day when Danes get their special Christmas brew delivered!
Peter Griffin with tech news, as Warner Music becomes the first major music label to sign a licensing deal with the popular German audio streaming website Soundcloud.
Sam Knight has written about the strange theft of one of the world's rarest flowers from Kew Gardens in London earlier this year.
Birds: The rifleman
We head out with Hugh Robertson on the hunt for the smallest of our indigenous birds, the rifleman.
Fighting cancer using our immune system
Jordan Green is a biomedical engineer from Johns Hopkins University who's trying to train our immune systems to fight cancer.
Maori language algorithm
Ed Abraham and Douglas Bagnall of Dragonfly Science have designed a clever computer code to count kiwis in the wild, and also works out how much Maori language is being spoken on our radio and TV channels.
Greg Cross of PowerbyProxi is developing wireless charging technology that's trying to consign the good old plug to the technological scrapheap.
Bishnu Dahal cooks ema datsi; a chilli cheese stew that's Bhutan's national dish.
Dr Michael Mosley on research suggesting that reheating our food can change it nutritionally. So you can make your pasta better for you just by cooling and then reheating it?
- Wellington, New Zealand