1:12 First Song


1:17 Alternative tracks to the big names around Aotearoa

Well if you were keen on walking the Milford track this winter - it's too late! 

Tickets went on sale this morning and they're already sold out!

While the rockstar walks book out quickly, there are thousands of places in Aotearoa you can go for a hikoi.

Tim Bamford from the Department of Conservation talks to Jesse about other tracks on offer.

The Routeburn Track

The Routeburn Track Photo: RNZ/Sally Round

1:27 Wellington lacking a dedicated airport bus service

Wellington currently doesn't have an airport bus service. it had one for twenty years but NZ Bus Terminated the service in November 2020.

The process is underway to add a service to Wellington's public transport network, but it could still take months to provide, leaving travellers with few options.

New Zealand Herald Wellington Issues reporter Georgina Campbell talks to Jesse about what the lack of an airport bus service means for Wellingtonians.

Wellington, New Zealand - January 04, 2019: Aeroplane at the Wellington terminal gate ready for takeoff during sunset on Wellington, New Zealand.

Photo: 123RF

1:35 University of Auckland Architecture installation on display in Venice

After a year of uncertainty, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the La Biennale di Venezia in 2021 has opened, and features the installation "Learning from Trees: transforming timber culture in Aotearoa" from Auckland's School of Architecture and Planning.

Team leader, Dr Kathy Waghorn talks to Jesse about the challenges and hurdles they've faced to finally take their place at the event, just the third time New Zealand has been part of the exhibition.

1:50 How to Write a horror story!

For today's how to write session, we're joined by award winning horror author Lee Murray.

The Tauranga based writer was recently recognised in two categories in the Bram Stoker awards, an international competition dedicated to horror story author.

Lee Murray

Lee Murray Photo: supplied

2:10 Book Critic: Claire Mabey


2:20 Music feature: Steely Dan 

Today we're celebrating the music of legendary American rock band, Steely Dan.

The band is known for a host of hits including 'Do It Again', 'Reelin' In The Years', and 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number'.

Two members of Wellington tribute band, Steely DNA, John McDonald and David Henry, share some of their favourite tracks with us.

Steely DNA are playing a concert at Wellington's San Fran on July 17.

Steely Dan.

Steely Dan. Photo: Steely Dan

3:10 The Godfathers of podcasting

Three brothers from  West Virginia  are the Godfathers of the podcasting world. The McElroy brothers started with a comedy advice podcast, answering questions like: Can you shower with a parakeet? That was 11 years ago, now the brothers produce  a dozen podcasts. We'll talk to Justin McElroy about his podcasting empire,  the power of the pod, and how to start one yourself.

Justin McElroy

Justin McElroy Photo: supplied

3:30 Spoken Feature:

In June 2015 an American anti-racist activist climbed a flagpole on the South Carolina state house grounds to take down the Confederate flag. The protest followed the killing of 9 black people at a historic Charleston church by a white supremacist who was pictured holding the flag. The Confederate flag was the battle flag of the troops who fought to retain slavery during America's civil war. For African Americans the flag is a symbol of slavery, segregation and black subordination. Bree Newsome Bass talks to Farhana Haider about her act of protest.

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Photo: bbc.co.uk

3:45 The Panel with Lavina Good and David Farrar