Nights for Wednesday 20 November 2019
Professor Ian Smith joins is to talk about his new book, Pākehā Settlements in a Māori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860.
The book uses archaeological records to give an account of the early European experience in New Zealand as two vastly different cultures learned to inhabit the same country.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris reviews the newest Charlie's Angels, the Cannes Festival success Portrait of a lady on fire, and the week's blokiest offering, racecar romp Ford versus Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale.
8:10 The Hump
The Hump is our Wednesday night Quiz Night where we take a dive into the archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for some audio gems and we want to see if you can identify them.
Tonight's prize is Geoff Spearpoint's book - The Great Unknown: Mountain Journeys in The Southern Alps
You can listen to Kathryn Ryan's interview with Geoff about the book here:
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
Tim Whewell meets some young Sierra Leoneans who risked everything for the sake of a better life in Europe but never made it there. Now, they're home again - facing the devastating consequences of what they did to their families before they left, actions that have left them ostracised by their nearest and dearest.
9:07 Book Reading - When We Wake by
Episode eight of 'When We Wake' by Karen Healey and read by Francesca Emms. - Tegan's has a lot to learn about the laws, history and politics of the world in which she is living her second life.
She's has a big interview coming up and Dawson, her minder, says she needs to be prepared. But other things are occupying her mind - like what she saw the night before at the warehouse.
What does it all mean?
9:30 Habibi Funk
We talk to Jannis Stürtz co-founder of Habibi Funk: The label dedicated to reissuing stereotype-busting sounds from the Arab world.
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
On Inside Out after 11, Nick Tipping checks out Jeff Goldblum's new album, as well as some Diana Krall, Cannonball Adderley, and Hugh Laurie.