Nights for Wednesday 31 January 2018
7:12 Hangry added to Oxford English Dictionary
Mansplaining, ransomware and hangry are among more than 1,000 words that have been added to the latest Oxford English Dictionary. We're joined by Ken Grace director of the Department of Writing Blog and author of Nerds, snotrils and ferroequines: A moderately reliable history of interesting words to discuss the new additions.
7:30 At The Movies
Simon Morris is having a well deserved break so Dan Slevin brings us his pick of what's At The Movies
8:12 Nights' Overseas - Israel
Liat Collins joins us with an update from Israel.
8:30 Window on the World
Cathy FitzGerald takes us to the Brooklyn docks in New York on an icy day in 1912. That is the setting for George Bellow's Men of the Docks, an extraordinary masterpiece from the collection of The National Gallery, London. The picture shows longshoremen waiting for work in the steely shadow of a cargo ship. Cathy hears why the artist wanted his masterpiece on display to greet the arrival in New York of the greatest ship in the world - The Titanic.
9:07 The Drama Hour
Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You - And You Can Be Too
Former meditation guru turned 'busy brain' evangelist, Nancy Newman joins Dexter to talk about the benefits of having a full mind. Dexter launches 'Hot Guff Talking Yoga' and he gives his Twitter followers tips on upping their selfie game.
Wilberfoss gives an account of his early life and how he came to join the Gentle Order. We begin to get some hint of his tendency towards violent, delusional behaviour.
10:17 Late Edition
A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International,
11:07 Inside Out
Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. This week Nick kicks off his Summer Songbook Series with a frolic through the music of Cole Porter.