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  • Vee Popat, official spokesperson for Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada talks on Nights about the joy of scaring people

  • Country Life visits the Kakahi general store, which has been running since 1937 and is almost a living museum, and then we're off to the Parkside Limestone Quarry in Weston near Oamaru, that’s been in operation since 1906

  • On Saturday Morning, Kim Hill's guests include Sir Peter Gluckman, Steven Pinker, and the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

  • On This Way Up we find out how reheating your pasta can make it better for you, get a taste for Bhutan's national dish, hear about wireless charging technology is developing, count kiwis using computer code, find out about training the immune system to fight cancer and hunt for the rifleman

  • We go from the life of penguins with Lloyd Spencer Davis to evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk who looks at popular theories that we should be living more like the way our ancestors lived for a healthier life and why these are often based on speculation, not scientific evidence, on Great Encounters

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