Balsamic Vinegar

Balsamic vinegar; from the 100-year-old stuff that costs a grand a bottle to the cheapie 5 dollar bottle from the supermarket. We'll find out what's the difference and how it's made with Julie Clark of Floriditas.

Black Boxes

The future of black boxes with Jerry Adler. The indestructible device that records nearly everything on a plane. After a crash the hunt's on to find them, but when we can easily get real time share prices and weather updates on a smartphone is the black box still the best way to capture plane crash data?

Tech news

Bits and bytes from the hi tech world with Paul Brislen. This week, can you help transcribe Egyptian gossip? Plus the first retail pricing plans for the ultra-fast broadband network in Northland are announced.

Sushi chef

David Gelb's the director of the documentary 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'. The Jiro in the title is Jiro Ono, the first sushi chef to win 3 Michelin stars.

Chocolate nations

Journalist Orla Ryan was based in Ghana for 2 years working as a journalist for Reuters. Her job was to report on the cocoa trade, a major industry with Ghana producing more than half the word's cocoa beans. We speak to her about her new book 'Chocolate Nations: Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa'.

Emerging tech

Technology Review's top ten emerging technology picks. With editor-in chief Jason Pontin.