Radio features from different parts of the world looking at subjects not often discussed at length in the media. These programmes are provided by overseas broadcasters so audio is not usually available on the RNZ website for copyright reasons.
Originally broadcast 2012 - 2014.
Monday 24 December: Taxing America
Is it true that Americans hate paying tax? Owen Bennett-Jones explores the reasons why there appears to be such widespread and fierce resistance to taxation in America.
Wednesday 26 December: Evolution: The Real Genesis
'Cosmogenesis - The Emergence of the Universe' by Sir Lloyd Geering, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University.
Thursday 27 December: The Age of Reason - Vigdis Finnbogadottir
In some parts of the globe, the position of women is unrecognisable compared to 80 years ago, in others, women lead lives virtually unchanged since the days of their grandmothers. The Nordic countries have led the way in women's equality. Vigdis Finnbogadottir was the country's president for 16 years, from 1980 to 1996.
Friday 28 December: Nobel Minds
Zeinab Badawi chairs a discussion from the Library of the Royal Palace in Stockholm, featuring some of the most celebrated scientists and academics of our age. This year’s Nobel Laureates for physics, chemistry, medicine and economics will be taking part in a debate encompassing their achievements, what they mean for the future of their disciplines, and what winning the award means for them.