Navigation for Summer Nights

7:08 Stan Taylor on US intelligence

Professor Stan Taylor talks about the history and structure of the US intelligence community, and what repercussions that has had on the global events of recent years. Stan Taylor is an Emeritus Professor at Brigham Young University, a former senior staffer to the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and is currently in Dunedin teaching a summer school paper at Otago University.

7:30 Musical mystery tour

Journalist Christopher Gilbert makes links between songs spanning decades, genres and ideas, in a journey of music appreciation. In final part of his tour, Christopher stops off at songs that he considers works of musical genius.

Listen to all Christopher Gilbert's choices on Spotify.           

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World: Aid and Politics on Syria’s Border

Tim Whewell reports from Gaziantep on the Turkish-Syrian border. It is a city of intrigue, and its hotels are full of diplomats, activists and journalists, drawn by the conflict just a short drive away. It is also a hub for the co-ordination of aid into Syria.

8:40 Comfort food

Laura Vincent is a Wellington cookbook author, food blogger and restaurant reviewer. She blogs at Hungry & Frozen, and her book of the same name was published by Penguin in 2013.

Haloumi Fries
S'mores Pie

9:05 Soundtracks to sunsets

We want to hear your favourite sunset stories, and the music that accompanies them. Where were you when the sun went down? Who was there? What were you doing? And what would be your ideal soundtrack to that moment? It could be an exotic experience or something incredibly ordinary. It might be last night's sunset or one from 20 years ago.

Pick the song you'd most like to listen to as the sun goes down, and join us on Summer Nights to talk about it.

Email with your name, song and phone number, and listen at 9pm on weeknights to hear what people have chosen.

Listen to all the Soundtracks to sunsets choices on Spotify

9:15 Summer sciene: Our Changing World

Deadly kauri dieback disease, legal highs, marine research at the Three Kings Islands, and Auckland's urban bats.

10 pm News & Weather

10:17 Late Edition

A review of the leading stories from the day's news.

10.30 Actors Jed Brophy and Riley Brophy

Father and son duo Jed Brophy and Riley Brophy talk about theatre, podcasts, a life in acting, and keeping it in the family for their new two-man play. Jed Brophy will be familiar to fans of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Minister of Chance - among many others. Riley Brophy has a number of TV and film credits, and this is his theatre debut.

An Unseasonable Fall of Snow, directed by Geraldine Brophy (no relation!), runs at Bats Theatre in Wellington from Thursday 23 January.

11.06 The Music Mix - Jeremy Toy

The Music 101 team invite musical guests to compile a C60 of song selections, and talk Music 101 host Emma Smith through their choices. This week's guest is Jeremy Toy.

Music played in this show

Artist: The Kinks
Song: Stranger
Comp: Davies
Album: Lola versus powerman and the moneygoround part 1
Label: Sanctuary
Broadcast Time: 20:07

Artist: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Song: Maps
Comp: yeah yeah yeahs
Album: Fever to tell
Label: Dress Up
Broadcast Time: 20:12

Artist: Neil Young
Song: Heart of Gold
Comp: Young
Album: Neil Young: Decade
Label: Reprise
Broadcast Time: 20:40

Artist: Spiritualized
Song: Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space
Comp: Pierce, Spaceman
Album: Ladies and Gentlemen we are floating in space
Label: Arista
Broadcast Time: 20:45

Artist: Te Vaka
Song: Te Namo
Comp: n/a
Album: The Canoe
Label: Arc
Broadcast Time:  21:10

Music played during Christopher Gilbert's Musical Mystery Tour:

Artist: The Breeders
Song: Cannonball
Comp: N/A
Album: Last Splash
Label: 4AD/Elektra Records
Broadcast Time: 19:35

Artist: Chromatics
Song: Kill For Love
Comp: Adam Miller
Album: Kill For Love
Label: Italians Do it Better
Broadcast Time: 19:40

Artist: Beach House
Song: Myth
Comp: N/A
Album: Bloom
Label: Subpop
Broadcast Time: 19: 45

Artist: Magnetic Fields
Song: Take ecstacy with me
Comp: Stephen Merit
Album: Obscurities
Label: Feel Good All Over/Merge/Nonesuch
Broadcast Time: 19:50

Artist: Wolf Parade
Song: I'll believe in anything
Comp: Wolf Parade
Album: Apologies to the Queen Mary
Label: Subpop
Broadcast Time: 19: 57

And our intro music was:

Artist: Gorillaz
Song: To Binge With Little Dragon
Comp: Gorillaz, Nagano
Album: Plastic Beach
Label: Parlophone
Broadcast Time: 19:06