7:12 Santa and Psychedelic Mushrooms

Toxicologist Leo Schep is with Brian to talk all things poisonous.  Tonight, Amanita muscaria (fly agaric) is one of most recognisable, and beautiful, mushrooms in the wild.

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7:30 Song Crush 

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Songs with a contemplative feel dominate the Song Crush selections this week, with songs from The Cinematic Orchestra, Neneh Cherry, Scott Mulvahill and Koffee.

Joining host Kirsten Johnstone is RNZ Concert jazz-man, host of Inside out, and The Works - Nick Tipping, RNZ Music's Tony Stamp, and special guest, DJ Dubhead.

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

A puppet head of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May spearing a representation of the British Economy is positioned on Whitehall outside Downing Street.

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In this series of 'Where are you going', with Brexit fast approaching, Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and London. Are the people she meets downcast, delighted, or disinterested? At a time of political and social upheaval, we find out what is really on their minds.  This week she's in Belfast.

9:07 BANG!

A diverse bunch of ethically non-monogamous characters

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Ethical non monogamy is nothing new - but an increasing number of people are now giving it a go. Research from the US reports that 4-5% of people identify as polyamorous, and 20% have tried a version of ethical non monogamy at some point in their lives. Here in NZ, memberships in polyamory Facebook groups and on websites like nzswingers.co.nz continue to grow. Melody Thomas speaks with ethically non-monogamous kiwis about how they manage their relationships, and experts offer some advice

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 Worlds of Music

Isaiah B Brunt

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Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of trans global music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight features a few of the artists who have played Womad over the years including the 2019 line up. This episodes featured interview is with Auckland born bluesman Isaiah B Brunt who's life long passion for the blues began when he dusted off his father's 1950's custom lap steel guitar and embarked on the hard road playing his own original material that has seen him release 3 albums and tour Australia, Aotearoa and America.