Nights for Tuesday 25 October 2016
7:12 Our Own Odysseys - Seeing the world his way
Blind and partially deaf independent traveller Tony Giles has visited 116 countries, including the Antarctic, bungee jumped 16 times, and sky-dived 3 times. He has recently released his second book Seeing The Americas My Way. He's currently in New Zealand.
7:30 The Sampler
Nick Bollinger convenes a Sampler Summit to discuss a new album from octogenarian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. He is joined by musicians Steve Abel and Hollie Fullbrook, and broadcaster Kim Hill.
8:12 Nights' Pundit - Economics
Brian Easton with a critical assessment of the economic aims and impact of the Clark-Cullen Labour government.
8:30 Window on the World
What would it be like to walk the streets of 17th Century Kyoto? Cathy FitzGerald explores a sumptuous pair of Japanese screens that depict the historic city in incredible detail. She hears how these glittering screens were made - and what they tell us about everyday life in the 17th Century Japanese city.
The 2016 BBC Reith lectures with the philosopher and cultural theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah. His theme for the 4-lecture series is 'Mistaken Identities' and in today's first lecture centred on concepts of 'Creed', he argues that when considering religion we overestimate the importance of scripture and underestimate the importance of practice.
10:17 Late Edition
A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.
11:07 Worlds of Music
Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots.This hour features tracks from From Ireland, Malawi, Finland, Brazil and as always Mali plus a brief chat with Jory Burns from calexco.