Previously Arts on Sunday, Standing Room Only is literally radio with pictures... and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment and music – all the things, in other words, that make life worth living.
Standing Room Only brings up the issue of local government and cultural venues, finds out about the growing demand for handcrafted souvenirs, hears from actress Rose Matafeo and author Tina Makereti
In The Drama Hour we have a short drama Mermaid followed by the first part of The Reluctant Spy, the story of an Egyptian art expert who gets caught up in the world of espionage
In a BBC special on Sunday 4 'til 8 Kay Redfield Jamison tells the unique story of being a clinical psychologist studying bipolar disorder, a condition that she herself suffers from
Spiritual Outlook meets with Hugh Tennent, an architect who specialises in designing spiritual spaces around the country
Te Ahi Kaa spends time with 82-year-old Hekenukumai Busby who prior to becoming this countrys pre–eminent Master Navigator and Waka builder worked in a bakery and built bridges
Popular audio items
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The essence of New Zealand through stories, landscape and people.
Simon Morton explores the things we use and consume.
Readings of New Zealand novels, short stories and short dramas.
Festival related news, reviews & interviews
Coverage of boutique indie festival Camp A Low Hum.
Extended interviews and comment from the sporting week, available as a podcast.
Local and international musical happenings from a New Zealand perspective.
Afternoons with Jim Mora banishes post-prandial torpor with lots of audience interactivity.
A series of panel discussions recorded before an audience at the Auckland Museum.
An occasional series in Ideas focusing on the history, politics and culture of a country or nationality.
In-depth interviews selected from Radio New Zealand National's feature programmes during the week.
Full list of all National programmes - daily, weekly, documentaries and other features