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Afternoons with Simon Mercep

RNZ New Zealand

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Patchogue, New Zealand

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English


Episodes

Jennifer Block: Everything Below the Waist

7/21/2019
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Women are more likely to face over testing, over diagnosing and over treatment than men when visiting the doctor's office.

Duration:00:21:40

Matt Elliott: Kiwi as

7/21/2019
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It's had fruit named after it. Bacon, shoe polish, a bank, even a nation of people. Today our Expert tells us all about the kiwi. Matt Elliott's latest book is The Kiwi: Endangered Icon.

Duration:00:28:09

Coffin clubs: discussing death

7/21/2019
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DIY coffins are becoming popular around the world but the coffin club trend really started here in New Zealand, in Rotorua. Now there are clubs all over the country.

Duration:00:09:57

Television Critic: Caitlin Cherry

7/21/2019
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Tired of watching depressing tv shows like Chernobyl and Handmaid's Tale, Caitlin Cherry has been enjoying some of the intelligent comedies on offer on various streaming services and tells us about them

Duration:00:14:09

Great NZ Album

7/21/2019
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Riverhead by Goldenhorse.

Duration:00:13:40

Goldenhorse's Ben King on Riverhead

7/21/2019
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Ben King, singer songwriter and guitarist of Goldenhorse, talks about making the band's debut album Riverhead. It sent the band to number one in New Zealand, but not until two years after it was released.

Duration:00:08:22

Climate fiction in New Zealand

7/21/2019
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You've probably heard of Sci-fi and YA genres of books but what about Cli-fi? Climate fiction is a new category of speculative fiction, born out of climate change concern.

Duration:00:07:43

Human hookworms: potential to help inflammatory diseases

7/21/2019
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Medical research Institute Malaghan put out a call for volunteers over the weekend for a new trial- into human hookworms.

Duration:00:10:33

First Song: Royal New Zealand Air Force

7/21/2019
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Ahead of their upcoming concert, some of the Royal New Zealand Air Force band are in our Wellington studio for First Song to perform the Nancy Wilson version of Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.

Duration:00:09:35

Critter of the Week: Herbivorous alpine beetle

7/18/2019
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This week's critter is the Protodendrophagus antipodes or Herbivorous alpine beetle.

Duration:00:13:15

Weekend tips: Car Maintenance

7/18/2019
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DIY Car maintenance is something people often steer clear of if they're not an expert. But a lot basic car repairs can be done yourself.

Duration:00:09:15

Julie Biuso: roasted parsnips with garlic and parmesan

7/18/2019
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We give some love to the humble parsnip today with chef and food writer Julie Biuso. She shares one of her favourite side dish recipes.

Duration:00:10:51

Film Review

7/18/2019
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Ali Ventura reviews Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Duration:00:10:09

Great album

7/18/2019
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The musical - Cats.

Duration:00:14:22

Vegetarian fish, microbes, and the secret to sensational sourdough

7/18/2019
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Former microbiologist-turned-breadmaker Isabel Pasch is in the studio to chat bread, microbiology, and vegetarian fish.

Duration:00:11:31

Stuffed - a documentary looking at the weird world of taxidermy

7/18/2019
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The New Zealand International Film Festival is on at the moment ... and if you're looking for a quirky documentary to get into, Erin Derham has JUST THE TICKET.

Duration:00:09:15

Big Buddy embracing influx of millennial volunteers

7/18/2019
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Lots of children are brought up without their father playing an active role in their life - whether by choice, or by circumstance.

Duration:00:12:19

Go Ahead Caller - Ser 13, Ep 2 'Israel Calling'

7/18/2019
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Annabelle is doing good in her own special way. Steve Hansen multi-tasks - fielding an overseas call from an inspired player whist cooking up a treat By Jodi Molloy and Paul Casserly Voices - Toni Potter, Graeme Hill, Cohen Holloway, Paul Casserly Studio Engineer - Rangi Powick

Duration:00:04:43

Solving the World's Problems

7/17/2019
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Hawke's Bay farmer Steve Wyn-Harris touches on a range of topics today, from reducing methane and dealing with vegans to turning 60

Duration:00:11:17

NZ Biography: Colin Hogg on Barry Crump

7/17/2019
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Barry Crump was the original Good Keen Man, the humorous and care-free archetype of the New Zealand bloke. H

Duration:00:33:32