Nights for Thursday 2 May 2019
7:12 Fergus Barrowman on jazz
Head of Victoria University Press and jazz addict Fergus Barrowman is in to play some new music from pianist Frank Kimbrough and Alison Miller's Boom Tic Boom.
7:35 New Horizons
The legendary singer Scott Walker died recently. In New Horizons, William Dart will look at a singer hailed as everything from existential chansonnier to avant-garde pioneer.
8:10 Night Mail
8:15 Dateline Pacific
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
Emily Thomas explores how food can help us navigate through the darkest of times - the days, weeks, and even years following the death of someone we loved. In times of loss, should we use food to remember the dead or to reconnect with them?
A neurologist explains the science behind grief and appetite, and people who've been recently bereaved talk about the foods and eating rituals that have helped them through it.
9:07 Our Changing World
This week on Our Changing World, Alison Ballance finds out how ESR forensic investigators are laser scanning crime scenes, and she visits Anchor Island in Fiordland’s Dusky Sound in the latest episode of the Kākāpō Files.
9:30 The Podcast Hour
Who in your life has inspired you to do what you do? A parent, teacher, friend....maybe even someone famous?
'Great Lives' is a biographical show from the BBC where notable guests choose somebody who's inspired them, and tell host Matthew Parris why.
It's been going since 2001, and is now onto it's 48th series, so it's already got hundreds and hundreds of 'great lives' to choose from!
Freddie Mercury's biographer Lesley-Anne Jones, Matt Lucas and host Matthew Parris on Great Lives from BBC Radio 4. The show's produced by Miles Warde...and thanks to Michael Huddleston for recommending that... firstname.lastname@example.org is the email address if you'd like to do the same.
Also, an influential podcast hit a significant milestone recently, when 'WTF with Marc Maron' reached its one-thousandth episode.
Recording the show in his garage, Maron's interview with Barack Obama in June 2015 often gets mentioned alongside Serial as one of those important moments when podcasting really took off.
WTF's guest list over the past decade reads a bit like a whos-who of the music and the entertainment worlds- Robin Williams, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen. But the show's also been pretty life changing for its host.... in a sense WTF's become a story about his personal development too.
For WTF's one thousandth episode there were no famous guests. Just Marc Maron and his longtime producer Brendan McDonald pulling back the curtain on the production process, and reflecting on their friendship and creative partnership. There were some great stories, lots of listener emails, and some moving moments too.
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 Music 101 pocket edition
On this week's Pocket Edition we talk to Aldous Harding about her beguiling new album Designer, and Troy Kingi tells us about his first te reo Maori song.