7:12 Funny Words

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Wriggly, squiffy, lummox, and boobs: What makes some words funny?  Chris Westbury from theUniversity of Alberta's Department of Psychology has been trying to work it out.

7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at the surreal 'Sorry To Bother You' and the heroic 'Creed 2'. And he talks to Rupert Everett, star, writer and director of a new film about Oscar Wilde, the acclaimed 'The Happy Prince'.

8:10 Night Mail

To get in touch, email nights@radionz.co.nz , you can text us from your mobile on 2101 or you can find us on Facebook.

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8:15 Dateline Pacific

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RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

8:30 Window on the World

Why do we get so angry when we talk about food? When conversation turns to meat in particular, it doesn't take long for debate to become heated and emotive. Voices get louder. Insults are hurled. Death threats are issued. In our feature after the news at one, Emily Thomas asks what is it about meat that gets people so mad? And. . .How are conversations around what we eat manipulated for political and personal gain?

9:07 Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower

Depressed alcoholic comedian James Nokise invites famous people into his mental health safe space for a finger-licking chat about headspace and happiness. Tonight’s guest is journalist, editor and podcaster Leonie Hayden.

Journalist, editor and podcaster Leonie Hayden.

Journalist, editor and podcaster Leonie Hayden. Photo: RNZ

10:17 Lately

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Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.

11:07 Inside Out

Pianist Red Garland @ jazz club Keystone Korner, SF, CA May 1978© 2014 Brian McMillen / contact: brianmcmillen@hotmail.com

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Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. Music from Red Garland and Christine Jensen, a tribute to the late Roy Hargrove, a preview of the upcoming Lockett Kang Zakaria Trio tour, and a mystery singer!