29 Sep 2017

RNZ's top podcasts: Trees, stars and Winston

4:06 pm on 29 September 2017

It's Friday! It's been less than a week since the election! To help you fill in the time until someone makes a decision, here's RNZ's top podcast episodes for this week.

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You have to actually climb trees

That sounds a bit strenuous ... let's think about this for a moment, eh?

In Great Ideas, host Megan Whelan discusses the future of leisure with some smart people and asks the question - what will we do when the robots have taken all our jobs?

There's millions of stars out there!

In Our Changing World this week, we celebrate Aotea/Great Barrier Island becoming an official Dark Sky Sanctuary, one of only three in the world - and the only island to have that status.

The locals swear you can read a newspaper by the light of the Milky Way, which is what we'll be reduced to once the robots have all the jobs and we can't afford the power bill.

Which way will Winston jump?

In RNZ's new comedy series 4CAST, MC Rhys Mathewson and guests Lana Walters, Penny Ashton and Cori Gonzalez Macuer predict the news for the week ahead. Spoiler alert - they get it wrong; so, so wrong.

We were in with a chance!

In the final episode of Eyewitness for this season, the mighty Manchester United football team go head-to-head with an amateur Auckland team.

How do you reckon the game turns out? Second spoiler alert - Auckland get pantsed. But there's more to this story than just the final score.

"That's a News of the World question!"

Cometh the hour, cometh the man, as the saying goes, but in this week's episode of Caucus, Guyon Espiner, Lisa Owen and Tim Watkin are a bit suss about Winston Peter's potential as a statesman. Spoiler alert number three - we have no idea which party Winston will choose.