Labour Day for Monday 26 October 2015
08:13 Gerd Leonhard - technological unemployment
Swiss futurist Gerd Leonhard is among many experts warning that machines are taking over our jobs. But he says it's happening far faster than most people say. How does he know? How will we get wages without work? What will a world of mass-redundancy be like?
08:34 Dave Lee - the tech capital of the world
The BBC's North America Technology correspondent Dave Lee has a grandstand view of the hot bed of innovation that is Silicon Valley. But it's not all its cracked up to be. Those new driverless cars are brilliant but boring, he says. And virtual reality is terrifying - dangerous, even.
08:50 The Social Pantry
What do you do if you have more food than you need? Or, for that matter if you don't have enough? David Cross on the food sharing social media site he set up in Wellington which is taking off around the country.
0907 History of the Beard
Expert in modern medical history, Exeter University's Dr Alun Withey is undertaking the first major academic study of facial hair. He lifts the lid on the hidden history of shaving, theories about facial hair and masculinity, and the days when your barber doubled as your surgeon.
09:22 Naomi Arnold's Good Reads
Naomi Arnold is a Nelson-based freelance writer. At Featured.org.nz she collates outstanding feature articles from New Zealand and around the world and sends them out in a handy weekly email. We asked her to pick her favourite long reads for a long weekend by local journalists.
Here are Naomi’s picks:
Charlie Anderson, Lost in the long white cloud: the first true New Zealand feature in to fully use a multi-media format and which could reasonably be called a 'digital longform piece'.
Duncan Greive Lorde, for Metro. This was such a great get. As well as the writing and the getting of it, he also sold it to Faster/Louder, an Australian publication which produced a great digital rendering of it.
Alistair Bone - Turangi tourist attack, Cracking it on welfare in Huntly, Storm Clouds over Kawhia. Alistair was the Waikato Times’ 'colour writer'. He has reported stories with flair where others would have done a boring old report.
Steve Braunias. Impossible to choose one. The Killings at Stilwell Rd, On my Way to the Border, Trouble in Mosgiel are just some of my favourites. He really is a godfather of good feature writing in New Zealand.
Anna Pearson is a former Press reporter who is freelancing now. As well as being a good feature writer she takes her own award-winning photographs and creates her own multimedia pieces - including a cooperative effort on a West Coast skateboarder, an audio slideshow for the BBC about a photographer and a plain old audio piece too for Monocle.
10:10 Alex Hazlehurst - what happened next?
"I'm talented. I'm hard-working. I'm blonde. So why can't I find a job in London?"
Expat would-be broadcaster Alex Hazlehurst went public in August about not being able to find a media job there. She was slammed for naivety and a sense of entitlement. But what came after the backlash?
10:20 Laura McQuillan - In Rio
New Zealand journalist Laura McQuillan is freelancing in Brazil, which is gearing up for the Olympics.
She is still struggling with dress codes - and getting misty-eyed over a classic Brazilian tune in Te Reo.
10:30 Walter Brasch - The Unknown Holiday?
American writer Walter Brasch says Labor Day in the US has become just another day off for most, its meaning lost in the past. But it has a rich history that shouldn't be buried.
10:45 Magic with David Merry
Billed as Canada's top comedy magician, David Merry is in New Zealand for the Wellington Magic Convention. He's written gags for Rodney Dangerfield, Jay Leno and Joan Rivers, and he teaches comedy to university students. So how do you teach comedy?
11:00 Ollie Wards - new music for a day off
The Kiwi content director of Australia's cutting-edge music station Triple J joins us fron Sydney with new music making a mark across the ditch and around the world.
Playlist before 11am
Artist: Hilltop Hoods
Track: Cosby Sweater
Album: Walking Under Stars
Label: Universal Music Australia
Artist: Iron and Wine
Track: This must be the place
Album: Sing into My Mouth
Label: Black Cricket
Artist: Prince Buster aka Cecil Campbell
Album: I feel the Spirit
Artist: The Clash
Track: Guns of Brixton
Artist: Tami Neilson
Track: Loco Mama
Album: Don't be Afraid
Track: Dancing at the Blue Lagoon
Album: Dancing at the Blue Lagoon
Label: Secretly Canadian
Artist: Python Lee Jackson
Track: In a broken Dream
Composers: Python Lee Jackson & Rod Stewart
Album: Super Hits Of The '70s Have A Nice Day: Vol. 8
Ollie Wards' Playlist
Artist: Leisure, Got It Bad
Track: Got It Bad
Artist: A$AP Rocky - Everyday
Composers: A$AP Rocky, Emile Haynie, Frans Mernick, Hudson Mohawke,Jeff Bhasker, Mark Ronson & Tom Elmhirst
Artist: Meg Mac
Track: Never Be
Label: Littlebigman Records
Artist: Jamie XX
Track: Loud Places
Composers: Smith / Madley Croft
Album: In Colour
Label: Young Turks
Composers: Ngaire Joseph/Gaga Digi
Label: Paul Mac (?)