7:12 Nights' Overseas - Japan 

Palmerston North raised journalist Motoko Kakubayashi now resides in Tokyo and works for University of Tokyo's Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, pop. 126,434,964 (est. 2014)...

7:30  At The Movies

Dan Slevin is in for Simon Morris at the moment. He looks at the following new releases this week: 

I Don't Feel At Home in This World Anymore stars Melanie Lynskey as a depressed nurse aid who discovers the excitement of being a vigilante.

And Okja is the first and probably last Netflix film to be in competition at Cannes.

8:30 Bang 

BANG! explores sex, sexuality and relationships over a lifetime, from parents attempting "the talk" with their children, through the fraught teen years, modern dating, long-term relationships, contraception and conception, right up to intimacy in retirement homes. Created by Melody Thomas. 

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8:40 Your sexual education queries 

Creator of Bang! Melody Thomas joins us, and Mary Hodson from Sex Therapy New Zealand answers your sex questions, whatever they maybe. Text us 2101 or email nights@radionz.co.nz to send a question. Or download our voxpop app. (App only available on smartphones, no iphone app).

9:07 The Drama Hour

Now our  drama. 
Here’s 'Fresh Off the Boat' - adapted for radio from the stage play  by Oscar Kightley and Simon Small.

10:17 Late Edition

A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International,

11:07 Inside Out

Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.