Nights for Thursday 20 October 2016
7:12 How to Win Games and Beat People
Tom Whipple is Science Editor at The Times and by his own admission a bad loser. In an effort to win more often he asked experts to reveal the secrets to winning games, including Monopoly, charades, Scrabble, and even pillow fighting. He's written a book about it.
7:35 New Horizons
William Dart reviews Shayne P. Carter's new album Offsider in the context of his previous releases and conversations between the two men about classical music.
8:12 Nights' Culture - Dance
Chris Jannides from Toi Whakaari examines the relationship between dance & visual art with reference to the work of multi-disciplinary choreographer Shen Wei is whose approach is painterly and sculptural.
8:30 Window on the World
Moving Pictures #2 of 3 - What's hiding in the undergrowth of Rachel Ruysch's bold and beautiful flower painting? This is a world where buds hiss like snakes, poppies twirl and tiny insects devour - a vibrant, fertile jungle, full of uncanny life. Cathy FitzGerald talks to art-experts, garden historians and artists - and asks why this brilliant painter - one of the most sought-after of her age - is so little known today.
9:07 Our Changing World
What electronic tags have revealed about great white sharks in Australia and New Zealand, and how some sponges might be more resilient than corals when it comes to an acidic, warming ocean.
9:30 This Way Up
Simon Morton meets a young Auckland baker who's perfected a gluten free bread.
10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.
11:07 Music 101 pocket edition
In the Music 101 Pocket Edition tonight, Jayson Norris on growing puha and music in the UK, Experimental vocal performer Julianna Barwick And Mike Noga, formerly of The Drones, pops by for a tune.