There is something for everyone in the wee small hours of a brand new day, every day, on our All Night Programme, a live-hosted programme of features, music, news and weather.
Gerald Russell, a former British and UN diplomat, talks to Simon Mercep on Afternoons about his new book exploring the disappearing religions of the Middle East
European Inventor of the Year, Chris Toumazou, reveals how his personal life and early research lie at the heart of his inventions in Windows on the World
The International Americana Music Show presents exclusively Americana music made solely by non-American artists
In The Sampler Nick Bollinger reviews a new album from Lyttelton troubadours The Eastern, a funky collection of Sly Stone’s production work and wonders if Neil Young’s introspective new album really needed a 60-piece orchestra?
Global Village heads to the Balkans for music from early music master Jordi Savall, the Brooklyn-based Raya Brass Band, and one of the premier Balkan brass bands, the Boban & Marko
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Reflections on the philosophy, science, economics and psychology of what it means to be happy.
We think it's important to highlight some of our less appreciated lifeforms – let us know which of them should become the first Spineless Wonder of the Year.
We’ve hauled aboard a new stash of gold pieces, and heavens above, there are gifts from the moon, flash new clothes, puzzlenuts and drama queens!
Jimmy Cliff talks about his family's revolutionary roots, getting famous – and getting high. He also reckons that he hasn't yet written his greatest songs.
In 1851 Lake Ferry's first publican was licensed on condition he row travellers across the nearby Wairarapa lake. Now there are plans to revive the service.
Alongside his Romneys, Brian Hale farms half a dozen smaller flocks of exotic sheep, including breeds from as far away as Uzbekistan, Egypt, Wales and Spain.
Hear a dramatised documentary recreating the political manoeuvrings behind the invasion of Parihaka on 5 November 1881.
Wellington scientist Simon Lamb was so worried about attacks on climate scientists around the world that he made an award-winning documentary about their work.
Stephanie de Montalk examines the paradox of writing about suffering: Where can we turn when the pain is beyond words?
Duck and Cherry Salad, Lamb Shanks with Red Wine and Preserved Cherries, Cherry Clafoutis, Cherry and Rose Semifreddo, Custard Cherry Cake...
From our mountain parrot, the kea, to the bush-dwelling pipipi, to the urban house sparrow, a collection of bird stories and songs.