7:12 Nights Pundit/Scientist

Our philosopher Ann Kerwin introduces us to Post Truth and the work of Lee McIntyre, a philosopher of science, wrote Post-Truth in Spring 2017.  It is even more true, insightful and alarming today.

Lee McIntyre - Post Truth

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7:30 Song Crush

Song Crush host Tony Stamp is joined by the band Earthtongue, Gussie Larkin & Ezra Simons, who make music videos too - they recently directed one for The Phoenix Foundation's 'Landline'. Together they review new tunes from Glass Vaults French For Rabbits, U.S. Girls, and more.

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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 

In tonights Window on The World, the BBC Assignment programme's Ed Butler hears testimony from a number of young Syrians, who were recruited as mercenaries to fight in the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan.  The say they fought in a war they didn't realise they were signing up for. 

An abandoned Armenian military vehicle in Jabrayil District, which came under the control of Azerbaijan.

Photo: Alexey Kudenko / Sputnik

9:07 The Arts Hour

Tonight on The Arts Hour from the BBC World Service with Nikki Bedi, Viggo Mortensen tells us about his new movie Falling, in which he acts, directs and has also written.

Danish-US actor Viggo Mortensen poses at a presscall in Copenhagen on October 26, 2020 prior to the opening of his new movie "Falling". - "Falling" is Mortensen's debut as director and screenwriter and the film premiers in Danish theatres on November 4, 2020.

Photo: Photo by Liselotte Sabroe / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP / Denmark OUT

Hollywood star Amy Adams talks about her role in Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy.

Dolly Parton on losing a Dolly Parton lookalike contest and the woman who inspired her hit song Jolene.

The reigning queen of performance art Marina Abramović talks about subverting the TV experience.

We hear from this year's Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 05: Dolly Parton attends We Are Family Foundation honors Dolly Parton & Jean Paul Gaultier at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 05, 2019 in New York City.

Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images/AFP

Former US President Barack Obama shares his thoughts on the power of books

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

After 11, on Worlds of Music Trevor Reekie features a playlist of songs that continue to grace the Worlds of Music playlists including musical contributions from 2 members of the Subramanium family - father and son, both incredible Indian violinists.

Also featured are 2 stunning examples of  contemporary Flamenco guitar courtesy of Kiwi musician, Paul Bosaulder who travelled overseas in search of something and ended up studying Flamenco and has become a recognised virtuoso of the genre.

Paul Bosaulder

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