7:12 Materials: Fact or Fiction - Shipstone

Dr. Chris Bumby,  Principal Scientist at Victoria University of Wellington's Robinson Institute; and Associate Investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute gies us his scientific take on Shipstone  from the novel 'Friday' by Robert Heinlein.

Chris Bumby

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7:35 Deeply Human 

Most female mammals schedule their sex life into just the couple of days of when they're fertile. So why do humans do it whenever the mood strikes? (Well, in theory, at least.)

To find out, Dessa explores stinky t-shirt tests, and all sorts of things we'd better not mention here.

Deeply Human is about why you do what you do. It really is!


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.

Tonight, Koroi Hawkins chats to Bryan about the PNG government's struggle to convince the public on the covid response; Fijian-Indians challenge NZ over their ethnic classification status; French Polynesia's president is in France lobbying for tourism to be allowed to restart.

8:30 Window on The World 

For Assignment, Lucy Ash visits several communities in Scotland to hear their new arguments for and against the union.

More than 200 people attended a static rally in front of the BBC building in Glasgow showing support for the independence movement.

Photo: Julien Marsault / Hans Lucas

9:07 Our Changing World

A selection of highlights from Our Changing World, presented by Alison Balance.

9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Uganda

Tabu Butagira joins us once again from Kampala.

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 Music 101 pocket edition

In this week's Pocket Edition, The Chills’ Martin Phillips discusses the forthcoming tour and new record Scatterbrain, Tony Stamp speaks with Adam Hattaway about his band’s new album named after a fictitious town in Texas and Kane Strang also explains the provenance of his new record’s name and Yadana will be making some Foolish musical choices ...