7:12 Reading William James in a global pandemic.

Nights Philosopher Ann Kerwin joins us once again.  Tonight we're looking at a recent work by John Kaag, an American Philosopher and scholar of American Pragmatism on the late nineteenth century thinker William James.

William James

Photo: Houghton Library / Public domain

7:30 Song Crush

Song Crush host Tony Stamp is joined by RNZ producer Danielle Street and social media manager Leilani Momoisea to sample some UK soul from Lianne La Havas, local retro-pop from Jonathan Bree, a freestyle rap from Mo Muse, and more.    

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Photo: RNZ / Pinky Fang

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 The Unthinkable

In episode two, we hear from a couple of fathers about how they coped with the loss of their babies

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Photo: RNZ/Jayne Joyce

9:07 Smart Talk

A year on from the Christchurch terror attacks, writers from Aotearoa and Australia discuss everyday racism, and what the future should look like. In this highlight from the 2020 New Zealand Festival Writers' programme, Guled Mire chairs a discussion which features Alison Whittaker and Nyadol Nyuon from Australia, and Anahera Gildea and Jack McDonald from Aotearoa.

Guled Mire, Alison Whittaker, Jack McDonald (upper), Nyadol Nyuon, Anahera Gildea (lower)

Guled Mire, Alison Whittaker, Jack McDonald (upper), Nyadol Nyuon, Anahera Gildea (lower) Photo: NZ Festival of the Arts

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

Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight's programme features an interview recorded in 2006 with American blues man Buddy Guy. 

Buddy Guy in 2011

Buddy Guy in 2011 Photo: Graffiti Photography / Flickr user Bryan Thompson / CC BY 2.0