Tuesday 23 September 2014, with Simon Mercep
Audio from Tuesday 23 September 2014
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
13:10 Ali Harper of Christchurch chooses 'Everybody Loves a Lover' sung by Doris Day.
15:12 For a whole year, two Canadian flatmates didn't spend a cent on anything but essentials - food, rent, toilet paper and their mobile phone. They had been rampant consumers, but they re-considered the definition of necessity, and had a "buy nothing year".
The Panel pre-show for 23 September 2014 ( 15′ 15″ )
15:45 Is Qatar going to host the World Cup or not? The secret enclave of the world's leading authors, or some of them. The furore over Hilary Mantel's Margaret Thatcher assassination fantasy. And the brain differences between altruistic people and psychopaths.
TV review with Phil Wallington ( 13′ 32″ )
13:20 Phil Wallington looks at election coverage, The Blacklist, and Embarrassing Bodies.
Book review with Cushla McKinney ( 7′ 50″ )
13:29 Cushla McKinney reviews Susan Barker's 'The Incarnations'. The novel is a tale of a modern Beijing taxi driver being pursued by his soulmate across a thousand years of Chinese history.
Music review with Colin Morris ( 11′ 45″ )
13:44 Colin Morris has been listening to music from Elvin Bishop, and Charlie Dennard.
Web review with Ele Ludemann ( 4′ 43″ )
13:55 Ele Ludemann has been looking at food websites, and eggcorns: malapropisms that ape the sound of a word.
Goodbye to the Echo ( 10′ 19″ )
14:10 Rex Bright chats to Simon Mercep about the Echo, a sailing vessel used to move food and supplies between Blenheim and Wellington for several decades.
A skilled lensman ( 10′ 45″ )
14:20 Richard Robinson discusses his career as a photojournalist and recent decision go freelancing as an underwater photographer.
Feature album - The Lion King ( 13′ 29″ )
14:46 The stage musical of 'The Lion King' has just been named the highest-grossing production of all time. It's taken more dollars at the box office than any other stage show, or cinema release.
Great Kereru Count ( 12′ 41″ )
21:34 A citizen science project to count kereru, or New Zealand pigeons, will help identify how common they are around the country
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - 'Everybody Loves a Lover' - Doris Day, nominated by Ali Harper of Christchurch.
1:20 The Critics
TV review - Phil Wallington
Books - Dr Cushla Mckinney
The Incarnations by Susan Barker
Music - Colin Morris
ARTIST: Elvin Bishop
TITLE: Can't Even Do Wrong Right
COMP: Elvin Bishop
DUR: 3' 47"
ALBUM: Can't Even Do Wrong Right
LABEL: Alligator / ALCD 4963
ARTIST: Charlie Dennard
TITLE: Quando O Gala Cantar
COMP: Rafael Alterio & Rita Alterio
DUR: 4' 10"
ALBUM: From Brazil to New Orleans
LABEL: CD Pro
Web - Ele Ludemann
All you need to know about how to make the best biscuits
Introducing eggcorns - malapropisms that ape the sound of a word
How to cut each cheese correctly
2:10 Rex Bright chats to Simon Mercep about the Echo, a sailing vessel used to move food and supplies between Blenheim and Wellington for several decades.
2:20 Richard Robinson discusses his career as a photojournalist and recent decision go freelancing as an underwater photographer.
2:30 NZ Reading - Tina Cook with today's episode of 'Skeleton In The Closet' by Susy Pointon
A cross cultural comedy of errors ensues when a fresh young teacher discovers a real human skeleton in a school resource room.
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Mysterious Mind', off album Serene Documentary. Comp. Richard Mead CHAP 368
2:45 Feature Album - The Lion King musical soundtrack - just named the highest-grossing production of all time.
3:10 Feature Story - The Buy Nothing Year - Geoff Szuskeiwicz and Julie Phillips. For a whole year, two Canadian flatmates did not spend ONE cent on anything but essentials ...food, rent, toilet paper and their mobile phone. They had been rampant consumers, but they re-considered the definition of necessity, and had a "buy nothing year" . We'll talk to them about what they learned and what they saved... and the figure is not unsubstantial.
3:30 Great Kereru Count - Alison Ballance: The large kereru or New Zealand pigeon is a familiar sight in town as well as in the bush, and Alison Ballance discovers how a citizen science project called the Great Kereru Count is hoping to enlist people around the country to count kereru and work out where their hotspots are.
Stories from Our Changing World.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show - Zara Potts, Jim Mora, Jock Anderson and Dr Brian Edwards discuss what the world is talking about.