3:10 pm Monday 24 November: Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms
Deep in some of the most remote areas of the Middle East, religious traditions that date back to ancient Babylon and Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs are still be practiced in secret and in fear. These mysterious, minority religions hold fascinating beliefs: Greek prophets are incarnations of God, Lucifer is revered in the form of a peacock.
Gerald Russell is a former British and UN diplomat who spent more than a decade in the region and lived among some of these groups. He's written about their histories, rituals and the threat to their survival with the rise of ISIS in his new book, Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East.
Audio from Friday 21 November 2014
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Best song ever written - Annies's Song ( 16′ 4″ )
13:08 David Simms of Blenheim chooses 'Annie's Song' by John Denver.
Fresh fast food with Josh Emmet ( 11′ 57″ )
15:08 Chef Josh Emett has a new book perfect for people like me who always do the exact same thing on the barbecue. It's full of interesting and exciting things to do with meat, fish and veges over the hot flame.
Wine with Belinda Jackson ( 10′ 56″ )
15:19 Vidal Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2013 Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Syrah 2013 Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2013
Film review with Sarah McMullan ( 9′ 13″ )
15:30 This week is all about The Hunger Games Mockingjay part 1 with a quick mention of Two Nights One Days.
15:45 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
NZ Live - The Eastern ( 34′ 46″ )
13:25 Christchurch band, 'The Eastern' on New Zealand Live today - just back from touring Europe and on the road for eight months.
14:08 We talk to a man in Oamaru who has a converted chicken coup with 8 Ferrari sports cars inside. Rod Tempero started off building motorbikes, ambulances and fire trucks with his father but has sinced moved into building and restoring high-end race cars from the 1950s and 60s. He's recently finished building a replica 1962 250 GTO Ferrari.
Feature album - Beggars Banquet ( 15′ 42″ )
14:43 Our feature album is 'Beggars Banquet' by the Rolling Stones, who play in Auckland tomorrow night.
Worlds AIDS Day ( 10′ 15″ )
15:30 This year's theme is "Zero Discrimination". There are about two thousand people in New Zealand living with HIV.An estimated five hundred are women. Globally, 35 million people have died of AIDS .… but these days around the world almost the same number with HIV continue to live.
1:10 Best song ever written. Annies Song - John Denver, chosen by David Simms of Blenheim.
1:20 NZ Live. Christchurch band, The Eastern. Just back from touring Europe, they've been on the road for 8 months.
2:10 The Man Who Builds Replica Race Cars - Rod Tempero. We talk to a man in Oamaru who has a converted chicken coup with 8 Ferrari sports cars inside. Rod Tempero started off building motorbikes, ambulances and fire trucks with his father but has sinced moved into building and restoring high-end race cars from the 1950s and 60s. He's recently finished building a replica 1962 250 GTO Ferrari.
Replica 1962 250 GTO Ferrari built by Rod Tempero - Photo Rod Tempero
2:20 World Aids Day - David Steemson. Monday 1st December is the 26th World AIDS Day…. in New Zealand there are about two thousand people living with HIV... and this year's theme is "Zero Discrimination".
2:30 NZ Reading. The final episode of David McPhail's memoir' The Years Before my Death.' David continues discovering the joys of stage acting in a huge variety of roles.
2:45 Feature Album - Beggars Banquet - Rolling Stones (they play tomorrow night)
3:10 Food, Wine and Movies
Celebrity chef, Josh Emett on food
Recipe: Josh Emett's Butterflied Lamb Shoulder on the BBQ
Weekend Wine with Belinda Jackson
Vidal Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2013 $21
Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Syrah 2013 $22
Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2013 $26
3.26 Movie Review - Sarah McMullan. Including:
The Hunger Games Mockingjay part 1
And Two Nights One Day.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Zoe Ferguson, Simon Mercep, Josie McNaught and Duncan Webb.