Nights for Wednesday 29 January 2020
Elsbeth Hardie joins us to tell us about her new book which tells the story of how in 1797, the British government pressed a small group of French and German prisoners of war into the New South Wales Corps, gave them firearms and placed them as guards on a ship carrying 66 convict women and two convict men to New South Wales. The result was a mutiny some months into the voyage in which the captain of the Lady Shore was killed and the fates of all of those on board were tied together as the ship was taken to South America.
7:30 At The Movies
On At the Movies, Dan Slevin reviews two films starring Kristen Stewart (the submerged horror Underwater and Seberg, about the screen actor Jean Seberg) and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which features Tom Hanks as beloved children's TV host Mr. Rogers.
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 geographer Chris McDowall and designer Tim Denee's book We Are Here - a contemporary atlas of Aotearoa. You can have a listen to Kathryn Ryan's interview with the authors below.
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
Science journalist Gaia Vince talks to scientists and medics working at the frontline of environmental change.
9:07 Book Reading - Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox
In Elizaberth Knox's award-winning story 'The Vintner's Luck', Sobran Jodeau has married the beautiful Céleste and become a father. But his drinking mate, Baptiste, has left to become a soldier and like him, Sobran is restless to get away to see different peoples and places.
In today's episode he finds a way to do both.
We're joined by actor Amberlea Jones and writer and producer Joanna Pearce, who's play Testostrogen tells the story of a man dealing with a powerful inclination to dress in women's clothes and then making the decision to switch genders completely. Male to female transformation on stage!
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
Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way.
Taranaki's image is based on its beautiful maunga, its surf beaches and its native bush. But there's a significant local jazz industry as well. Some of New Zealand's top musicians have come out of the region, and in this show Nick plays tracks from Michael Taylor, Daniel Hayles, Josh Boyd, and Hayden Chisholm.