Nights for Tuesday 21 March 2017
7:12 53,000 Phyllis Diller jokes
Phylis Diller was a famous comedian in the U.S, and her gags were all typed on small cards. The Smithsonian is trying to archive them all. Meghan Ferriter joins us to explain.
7:30 The Sampler
In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger reviews a set of freedom songs from Rhiannon Giddens; a variety of pop The Shins call 'heartworms'; and the soulful debut of British singer and songwriter Sampha.
8:12 Nights' Pundit - Damien Fenton
It was a hundred years ago two months ago that the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade played the decisive role in capturing Rafa (9 January 1917), the-then last remaining Ottoman outpost in the Sinai Peninsula.
This victory brought an end to what had been the most successful British military campaign of the war so far - the Sinai Campaign (March 1916 - Feb 1917). As much a brilliant feat of British engineering and logistical management as anything else - the British built a railway and water pipeline from Kantara along the Suez Canal to El Arish near the Sinai-Palestine border.
Damien Fenton will delve into the Sinai-Palestine campaigns of the First World War during 1916-1917.
And at half past 8, Quentin Hart, the designer for iconic Kiwi label Swandri talks about why the international fashion high life never felt quite right, traversing luxury and the great outdoors, and why he's living his ultimate dream in New Zealand. Presented by Sonia Sly.
9:07 Tuesday Feature
In the context of Cindy Sherman, the first of conversations exploring contemporary feminism. Second-wave feminism revolutionised the lives of western women-rights were won, laws changed, social structures adapted. Anne Else, Dr Jackie Blue, Michèle A'Court, and Ngahuia Te Awekotuku join Eva Radich, to discuss what has been gained and what battles are being fought today?
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.Tonight,