Nights for Friday 2 May 2014
7:06 Sonic Tonic
8:10 Me Kōrero - Fossils in Amber
How asteroid strikes preserved signs of ancient life, with GNS Science geologist Hamish Campbell.
8:25 The Secret Life of Musical Comedians
Comedy is a tough gig, but musical comedy? Following on from the success of Flight Of The Conchords, there are many comedians in NZ making music part of their shows - or musicians making comedy part of their shows. Kirsten Johnstone hears stories from the stage from Jarrod Baker, Robbie Ellis, Becky Crouch, and Australian Kai Smythe, who all perform as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival 2014.
9:06 Country Life
Rural news and features.
10:17 Late Edition
11:06 Noise: A Human History - Power and Revolt
A series of narratives from the 17th to 19th centuries which explore how struggles for power have been struggles in which sounds play their part – for both sides. We explore the state's ability to instill discipline and devotion through aural spectacles; the power of the wealthy to protect themselves from the noisy squalor of the poor; and the new art of eavesdropping that emerged in response to these changes in domestic life (4 of 6, BBC)