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Former Opshop lead singer and recently-crowned Masked Singer NZ winner Jason Kerrison is reinventing his music career with the release of his lead single 'The Timing' ahead of his upcoming debut solo full-length album later this year.
Stanford Law School professor and author Richard Thompson-Ford details the importance of fashion throughout the centuries in his new book Dress Codes - How the Laws of Fashion Made History.
According to a new study, people whose sleep pattern goes against their natural body clock are more likely to have depression and lower levels of wellbeing. Lead author Jessica O'Loughlin joins the show to look at the study's results.
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have shown exercise has an innate ability to ward off the damaging effects of chronic inflammation. Nenad Bursac, professor of biomedical engineering at Duke, explains.
Joining us on the Panel are Penny Ashton and Tim Watkin. They discuss Ronaldo's snubbing of Coke, the idea of the America's Cup being staged outside of New Zealand, and the police's handling of the Auckland Head Hunters funeral.
Aucklander Jessie Williamson only ever intended to stay in Shetland for six months. However, fate intervened when she was introduced to her husband-to-be, Davie, soon after her arrival. She's Calling Home from Lerwick this morning.
A new study has revealed that puppies are born ready to communicate with people. Evolutionary biologist Gita Gnanadesikan is with us to discuss the study's findings.
Dr Gary McLean looks at the latest Covid-19 developments, including the continued rise of the fast-spreading Delta variant, the transmissibility of Covid-19, and why people who have been fully vaccinated need to remain vigilant.
Socialite Jasmine Hartin has been charged with manslaughter by negligence after, she says, accidentally shooting police superintendent Henry Jemmott in Belize. Journalist Tom Leonard recently travelled to Belize to cover the story.
Mana Tangata: People of Action by historian Dr Stephen Clarke sheds light on Rotary Club's stellar record of community service in New Zealand over the past century. Dr Clarke joins the show to discuss the project and the two new major projects for Rotary.
We have known for decades that mothers' bodies and brains are transformed by pregnancy and childbirth, but new research is showing that men are also biologically transformed by the experience of becoming an involved father.
In 1971, leaders from the biggest names in commerce put their differences aside and came together to transform the global economy by introducing the barcode.Dr Peter Stevens joins the show to look back at 50 years of bardcodes.
Men's Health Week ambassador Greg Murphy is calling on New Zealand men to take care of their health and "find the time" to get regular medical check-ups, as a part of the build-up to this year's campaign from June 14-20.
Climate message cutting through; too much heat makes transport fraught; wrong numbers dial up anxiety over vaccine supplies.
Joining us on the Weekend Panel today are Lavina Good, and Richard Harman They look at the movie being made about the CHCH mosque shootings, the vaccine rollout, and Auckland being crowned as the world's most liveable city.
Sam Schoeller is based near Klosters in Switzerland. He initially arrived in Switzerland 40 years ago in what was meant to be a short excursion to learn more about the country his father came from, but has remained there ever since.
Playing host to helminth parasitic worms could hold the key to living longer and staying free of chronic disease, according to a new article published in the eLife journal. Gastroenterologist Dr Tom Mules joins the show to explain.
There is a mass movement afoot among young people in China protesting not just their bleak personal economic prospects, but also the whole ethos of work hours that leave them exhausted. Nathan van der Klippe explains.
The Steampunk NZ Festival started in 2009. Seven years later, The Guardian named Oamaru the 'Steampunk Capital of the World'. We're crossing live to the North Otago town to catch up with 'La Falconess' and 'Agent Darling' at the 11th annual festival.
A recent study out of Australia showed that about a third of people there would rather spend time with their pets than people, with women more likely to prefer their furry friends to humans. And it's likely to be the same in New Zealand.
Joanna Grochowicz's new book, Shackleton's Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story, tells the incredible story of Ernest Shackleton's 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition. Joanna joins the show from her MiQ hotel in Rotorua to discuss. .
Research shows that bad things have more of an impact on us than good things. Social psychologist and willpower expert, Professor Roy Baumeister is with us to look at the 'negativity bias' and the art of mastering self-control.
Author Simon Garfield's latest book, Dog's Best Friend, draws upon history, science art and the writer's own personal experiences with his black Labrador retriever Ludo, to dissect the enduring relationship between humans and dogs.
Astronomer Seth Shostak made a daring bet in his 2012 TED Talk: We'll find extraterrestrial life by 2036 or he'll buy you a cup of coffee. Nine years on, Shostak remains convinced that it's a matter of time before the bet gets called off.
For whom the bell trolls - cyclists; the NIMBY photo formula; Aussie China crisis report falls flat.
Joining us on the Panel this morning are Josie Pagani and Louis Houlbrooke. Among other topics, they'll be looking at Jake Bezzant and his purported behaviour online and Naomi Osaka's pullout from the French Tennis Open.
It's an end of an era in Oturehua this week as motorcycle enthusiasts gather for the 40th and final Brass Monkey rally. Radio NZ Board of Governors member Mike O'Donnell is attending his 24th Brass Monkey rally this year.
Research out of Coventry University shows that regularly soaking in a hot tub - or sitting in a sauna - can mimic many of the health benefits of exercise. PhD candidate Charles Steward is with us to discuss how hot baths can mimic exercise.
Wellington-born, Oamaru-raised Ireland rugby international Sene Naoupu is one of the most prolific and remarkable figures in the oval ball world. She's Calling Home from Dublin this morning.
Chris and Anne-Marie Allen have owned Anna Dale Farm for nearly 30 years. It's a 300-hectare farm at Ashburton Forks and was severely damaged by flood waters over the last week. Anne-Marie joins the show to discuss the damage.
While the world continues to struggle to contain Covid-19, scientists are warning of another coronavirus pandemic on the horizon -- one which is likely to come from a yeast-like fungus. Dr Tom Chiller joins the show to discuss.
A new documentary, Heaven and Hell - The Centrepoint Story - airs tonight. It's a gruelling but powerful watch - mainly from the perspective of some of the former children of the commune, including Christchurch GP Dr Caroline Ansley.
Are you a daydreamer? Many of us were as children, but as adults we find it increasingly harder to be pleasantly lost in our thoughts. Nick Buttrick was part of a team that published a study on daydreaming recently in the journal, Emotion.
Director Rodney Ascher's debut 'Room 237' offered up some wild theories about interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's visionary masterpiece 'The Shining.' His latest documentary, 'A Glitch in the Matrix' is equally fascinating.
Bike Auckland's Liberate the Lane took place at Point Erin Park in Ponsonby this morning, before the cyclists made their way across the harbour bridge. The Chair and Spokesperson for Bike Auckland, Barb Cuthbert, joined us from the rally.
Long working hours led to 745,000 deaths from stroke and heart disease in 2016 - a 29 percent rise since 2000, according to new research from the WHO and the International Labour Organisation. The study's co-author, Tim Driscoll explains
The Aussie outfits rebooting 24/7 sport on radio; a belated investigation into a skifield founder's Nazi past; Bob's big birthday goes round the clock.
Panelists Josie Pagani and Chris Wikaira are looking at the Canterbury weather, the idea of a four-day work week, white privilege, and halting licences for new bottle stores because of increasing street violence.
Now we're heading to the normally-picturesque Erewhon Station, a high country property nestled right amongst the Southern Alps, to see what's happening there. Leaser holder Erin Cassie is with us for an update.
Christchurch native Rowan Bashford is living his best life in Iceland, where he runs a guiding company with his partner, Guðný Diljá Helgadóttir, and lives on a farm called Malarás in the Öræfi region He's Calling Home this morning.
Professor Michael Baker is back to look at a few different Covid-19 stories doing the rounds, including the prospect of an 'Olympic coronavirus' strain being created if the Games go ahead in Tokyo as planned this year.
The Law Commission is currently reviewing succession law, which is the law that addresses who should get a person's property when they die. It's important law that affects all New Zealanders. Commissioner Helen McQueen explains.
It's going to be a weekend of wet and wild weather in Canterbury. Philip Duncan joins the show for an update on what's happening in southern and central Canterbury and what people can expect from here on in.
Kiwis spend millions every year on over-the-counter herbal and dietary supplements in an attempt to lose weight, but the first global review of complementary medicines for weight loss suggests that their use cannot be justified.
Having trouble getting rid of fruit flies at home or in the office? Don't be surprised - they're 'brainer' than you think. Christopher Potter, associate professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, explains.
In his latest book, The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Now Know about Science, History and the Mind, bestselling philosopher A.C. Grayling offers an ambitious and gripping history of science, thought, life on earth and the human mind.
How long with cryptocurrencies remain a part of the financial landscape? Elon Musk says while cryptocurrency is "promising", people should proceed with caution. Sunday Morning tech correspondent Helen Baxter offers her thoughts.
Nordic countries dominate global happiness rankings. However, you'd have a hard time trying to convince a lot of Finns that the World Happiness Report offers an accurate gauge of their overall state of mind. Jukka Savolainen explains.
New Zealanders spend tens of millions of dollars every year on over-the-counter herbal and dietary supplements in an attempt to lose weight, but the first global review of complementary medicines for weight loss suggests that their use cannot be justified based on the current evidence. Lead author Erica Bessell, a PhD candidate from the University …
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