What does leadership look like from the 9th Floor of the Beehive?
Rank #1: The Book Launch - The 9th Floor.
In this final, bonus podcast, join Helen Clark, Jim Bolger, Dame Jenny Shipley and Sir Geoffrey Palmer in conversation with Tim Watkin and Guyon Espiner, as we launch the book of the series, The 9th Floor.
Rank #2: The Commander - Helen Clark .
In part five of The 9th Floor, Guyon Espiner talks to Helen Clark about her three terms in power as she sought to draw a line under Rogernomics, unleash new social reforms and rethink New Zealand's place in the world.
Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you New Zealandstories about science, nature and the environment.
Rank #1: Thorium - potential source of cleaner nuclear energy.
Named after Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, thorium could provide a cleaner source of nuclear power in the future, says Prof Allan Blackman from AUT in episode 85 of Elemental.
Rank #2: The science of toxic algal blooms.
Toxic algae expert Jonathan Puddick has a Marsden Grant to find out if toxic cyanobacteria share their toxins with non-toxic species.
Carol Hirschfeld looks at the latest food & fitness trends to discover what's good for you and what's gobbledygook. In short: Do they work?
Rank #1: Is raw food better than cooked?.
In episode six of Healthy or Hoax, Carol Hirschfeld wonders whether we would be better off eating food raw, rather than cooking it. I mean, who needs fire?
Rank #2: Can you float your troubles away?.
In part five of Healthy or Hoax, Carol Hirschfeld gives flotation pods a try to see whether they could be an answer for those looking to de-stress.
Australian English has many fascinating stories, interesting etymologies, and wonderfully weird slang. The language is constantly evolving as the world around us changes; new words are created, meanings change, and other things get left behind. In Word for Word, we explore the surprising histories behind everyday words and phrases, go behind the scenes with the dictionary editors, and meet some of Australia's most interesting word-lovers, from Scrabble champions to hip-hop artists. Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it.
Rank #1: #21 For the love of words.
Surprise! We're back with another bonus episode, featuring some funny, fascinating, unaired tidbits from Season 2. Also, you can vote for us in the Australian Podcast Awards! Voting closes 1st April, so head to this link posthaste: bit.ly/2pPuGI3
Rank #2: #11 Strine; the Australian accent.
Winston Churchill called the Australian accent "the most brutal maltreatment that has ever been inflicted" on the English language. But when Strine first emerged, it was praised as an unusually pure variety. Linguist Felicity Cox traces the history of our accent from the Sydney colony to the present day - when it's still changing. Plus: pronunciation can be a source of personal anxiety and public controversy. The dictionary editors muse on the Americanisation of Australian English, the rise of "haitch", and the oral gymnastics of "ophthalmologist". Read more about Word for Word at macquariedictionary.com.au/podcast
Podcast weblog for seminars presented at Manatū Taonga - the Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Rank #1: Ocean: tales of voyaging and encounter that defined New Zealand.
New Zealand, an island nation, the sea surrounds us. Both barrier and highway, it was the only way for people, goods and ideas to come to this country for hundreds of years. In this first Public History Talk for 2019, Sarah Ell, author of the book 'Ocean: tales of voyaging and encounter that defined New Zealand', explores the relationship between our peoples and the sea, from the earliest Polynesian voyagers to explorers and entrepreneurs, immigrants and environmentalists. https://www.penguin.co.nz/books/ocean-9780143772675 These monthly Public History Talks are a collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand https://natlib.govt.nz/ and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage https://mch.govt.nz/. Recorded live at the National Library of New Zealand, 6 March 2019.
Rank #2: The Saving of Old St Paul's.
Soon after the opening of Old St Paul’s church in Mulgrave Street, Wellington, in 1866, Charles Abraham, the first Anglican Bishop of Wellington, said of the church that it was ‘a very handsome building of wood, and the interior is a great success. Being built of tōtara, it may last, unless some accident occurs to it, several centuries’. However, less than a century later, the future of the church was under threat, as the Wellington Anglican authorities, at the time building a large new cathedral in nearby Molesworth Street, contemplated what do to with Old St Paul’s when its congregation moved to the new building. The ensuing battle to save the church - which lasted over a decade - tested New Zealander’s understandings of heritage, community value, private property rights and spirituality. In this Public History talk about the heritage battle to save Old St Paul’s, historian Elizabeth Cox will focus on this period of crisis in the 1950s and 1960s, when Wellington was divided over the future of the church, and follow the efforts of those trying to decide its future. Elizabeth is a Wellington historian and heritage consultant, and a Senior Historian at the Ministry for Culture & Heritage. Her book A Friend Indeed: The Saving of Old St Paul’s was published earlier this year, and she writes about the social history of Wellington, through the lens of Old St Paul’s, on her blog www.osphistory.org She also blogs about Wellington heritage issues at www.bayheritage.co.nz/heritage-blog/ These monthly Public History Talks are a collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand https://natlib.govt.nz/ and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage https://mch.govt.nz/. Recorded live at the National Library of New Zealand, 7 November 2018.
A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.
Rank #1: The Front Lawn plays favourites (podcast version).
As "The Front Lawn", Harry Sinclair and Don McGlashan released two albums and made three short films between 1985 and 1990. Many of their songs such as "Andy", "When You Come Back Home" and "How You Doing?" have become classics. Since then they've both found individual success; Sinclair as an actor and director of films including The Price of Milk and Topless Women Talk About Their Lives, and McGlashan as a solo musician, composer, and founder of The Mutton Birds. They're now back working together on a kiwi stop motion children's show Kiri and Lou. Set in prehistoric New Zealand the show features work by animator Ant Elworthy (Isle of Dogs, Coraline, and The Corpse Bride) and the voices of Olivia Tennet, Jemaine Clement, Rima Te Wiata and Jaquie Brown. The series has just been sold to the BBC for screening on its children's network CBeebies. (Music-free version).
Rank #2: Katie Paterson: Future Library.
Scottish artist Katie Paterson collaborates with scientists and researchers to explore ideas of time, transience, and our place on Earth. She's broadcast the sound of a melting glacier, mapped dead stars, collected different varieties of astronomical darkness, and sent a recast meteorite back into space. In 2014 she had the idea for the Future Library project, described as 'the world's most secretive library'. Every year, from 2014 to 2114, an original work from a popular author gets collected and stored. The only catch? It can't be read or published until 2114 when the 100 manuscripts will get printed out on paper in limited edition anthologies made from 1000 specially planted trees from a wood in Norway. In the meantime the works will be on display in the new Oslo Public Library (in a building constructed from older trees from that same wood). Writers Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Karl Ove Knausgård are among those who have already contributed their work. Katie Paterson will be one of the artists featured in Auckland Art Gallery's upcoming exhibition "Rubble: A Matter of Time" which opens on July 4.
From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
Rank #1: Dolittle, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, McMillions.
Film and TV reviewer James Croot looks at the latest take on Dolittle, starring Robert Downey Jr and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, with Tom Hanks as beloved children's entertainer Fred Rogers. He'll also look at the new HBO documentary McMillions which looks at the massive McDonald's Monopoly fraud.
Rank #2: Travelex ransom, Sonos speakers' obsolescence.
Technology commentator Bill Bennett talks to Lynn about the New Year's Eve attack on foreign exchange company Travelex and the differences between crypto and locker ransomware attacks. Sonos has enraged consumers with its decision not to provide software updates for its oldest wireless speakers (anything before 2011) and why isn't Vodafone pushing its new wireless broadband packages to rural customers?
Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.
Rank #1: The Good Lad Initiative - growing good men.
The Good Lad Initiative started at Oxford University and calls out toxic masculinity. They hold male only workshops in schools, universities and workplaces, Director of he group Dr Dan Guinness talks to Jesse about the group.
Rank #2: Podcast Critic: Alix Higby.
Today Alix Higby talks about the Podcast, The Baron of Botox, a ten part series looking at the life and death of famed dermatologist Fredric Brandt.
News, discussion, features and ideas until midday.
Rank #1: My life as a quiz obsessive.
Author Samanth Subramanian has been taking part in quizzes all of his life -- from schools to pubs to TV shows to the 'Geek Bowl' and the World Quizzing Championship. He offers an insight into the competitive world of quizzing.
Rank #2: COVID-19 outbreak has made China a 'pedestrian's paradise'.
Lew Dagger has been in China for the past twenty years. He lives and works in Jinghong in the south of Yunnan, close to the Myanmar border. He joins the show for an update on the impact coronavirus has had in his part of the country.
A weekly investigative documentary exploring what is happening in New Zealand and to New Zealanders here and overseas. Best Factual Weekly Programme at the 2019 NZ Radio Awards
Rank #1: Free speech vs hate speech: The government’s dilemma.
Free speech crusaders say the sacred right to freedom of expression is under threat. But minority communities say a law change is needed to protect the most vulnerable.
Rank #2: Farmers fear new water rules could push them under.
The poor quality of our fresh water is a top worry for New Zealanders. But some farmers fear the new proposals might mean their farms are no longer viable. Philippa Tolley investigates.
Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.
Rank #1: Horror headlines amplify the anger.
The deaths of Hannah Clarke and her children at the hands of husband with a history of violence were so shocking that many reports warned people in advance the details were distressing. But breathless headlines and inappropriate angles of some of them only added to the anguish.
Rank #2: Jones vs Maihi case prompts calls for defamation law reform.
Is defamation law an essential protection for reputations -- or handy tool for men and women of means to curb their critics? Hayden Donnell talks to a lawyer pushing for reform to allow us to express opinions without fear of prosecution.
Guyon Espiner, Lisa Owen and Tim Watkin guide you through the maze of politics to Election 2017, with frank and forthright discussion.
Rank #1: Coalition negotiations, THAT press conference & the supermarket dash.
In our 13th Caucus, it's negotiation time. So we look at Winston Peters' post-election posturing, 'constitutional conventions' and what New Zealand First needs from the next three years. Plus, we unpack the election results and what they mean for the parties.
Rank #2: How to win elections & influence things.
In our 12th Caucus, we make the big calls two days from E-Day. What are the scenarios that could lead to forming a government, a last look at the polls & debates, & our highs and lows from the campaign
Checkpoint is RNZ’s weekday drive-time news programme.Our multi-media show broadcasts on 101FM, and you can also watch it live on our website, Freeview Channel 50 and Face TV on Sky Channel 083. Hosted by Lisa Owen.
Rank #1: Abortion Legislation Bill report recommends safeguards.
The Abortion Legislation Committee has delivered its much anticipated report on the Abortion Legislation Bill.Among the recommendations the committee wants safeguards to address sex selection, late-term abortions and removing some of the barriers for women who require the procedure.RNZ political reporter Charlie Dreaver has the details.
Rank #2: Coronavirus: Govt considers extending border controls.
The New Zealand government is considering whether to extend border restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.Currently any foreigners who have travelled through mainland China are being refused entry into New Zealand.The temporary measure was brought in on February 2 and is due to expire on Sunday.Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield has advised the government on whether or not the restrictions should be extended.He talks to Lisa Owen.
Behind every big idea, there's a long story. Produced by Sydney Opera House as part of the Talks and Ideas program, Edwina Throsby interviews some of the world's most interesting thinkers and culture creators.
Rank #1: Brian Reed | Creator of S-Town .
S-Town's rich and thoughtful story telling captured the attention of audiences from around the world. Brian Reed, its host and co-creator, originally set out to find a new story for This American Life. Instead, he spent three years investigating the life and tribulations of small town Alabama resident John B. McLemore. The podcast captured audiences with the twists and turns of life in Bibb County, presenting an audio story akin to great literature.
Rank #2: Lindy West | Writer, Comedian, Activist.
Lindy West’s vibrant humour, refreshing candour and unapologetically trenchant attacks on body shamers and trolls have earned her the admiration of Lena Dunham, Ira Glass, and Caitlin Moran. What can each of us take away from the courage of someone who confronts rape jokes, the fat police, and anti-abortionists - and laughs to tell the tale?
Bruce Hopkins takes his father and brother's ashes back home to Stewart Island. But he’s taking the long way there; walking the length of New Zealand on Te Araroa trail.
Rank #1: As if the Jigsaw Puzzle Wasn't Hard Enough.
Bruce Hopkins fills in more of the bits he has missed on the Te Araroa trail.
Rank #2: A Bit of a Jigsaw Puzzle.
Bruce Hopkins fills in some of the missing pieces of Te Araroa jigsaw puzzle.