24 Mar 2017

RNZ's top podcasts: Give the heart what it wants

7:51 pm on 24 March 2017

No tickets to Adele, escaping Adele-madness or just plain had enough of her? Let RNZ's pick of our podcasts take you far, far away.

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Fathom - Episode 2: The Heart is Invisible

Our new series, Fathom, about the sometimes unfathomable lives that other people lead has been among the most popular audio on the site this week.

This week we hear from Rose, whose heart has a tendency to stop working when she's on stage. She lives with constant pain yet has built a career as an artist making tiny food sculptures. It's a look at the 'other side' of life.

From the runway to the great outdoors

Why did a Kiwi designer working in London and Milan with the high-end fashion label Tom Ford give it all up to move to … Swanndri?

Season three of fashion podcast My Heels are Killing Me kicks off with Sonia Sly talking to Quentin Hart, who has been showing 'the other side' of Swanndri at iD Dunedin Fashion Week, in recent days.

Extra Time

If you're more into drop kick dibbly dobblies than divas, Barry Guy will set up your sporting weekend in Extra Time, debating the prospects of the Black Caps and New Zealand's Super 18 teams as they take on 'other sides'.

Plus he'll look at the new netball competition and how the All Whites might go against Fiji.

Voice of the Iceberg 4: Endeavour

On 'the other side' of Auckland from Mt Smart Stadium is the Auckland War Memorial Museum, which these nights looks like a giant iceberg. Artist Joseph Michael went to Antarctica to collect the nights and - amazingly - the sounds of giant floating 'bergs. You can travel with him on the final leg of his journey in this week's finale of the hauntingly beautifulVoice of the Iceberg.

Theatre: Understanding the 'great man' theory

Or you can travel back in time to BATS Theatre on Monday night to listen to nine minutes of mostly impromptu comedy as a cast drawn from actors and audience members travel further back again trying to understand the 'Great Man' theory of history.

Get on 'the other side' of the microphone as people perform on stage a script they've never seen before.

"If all theatre was that good, I'd actually make a thing of going to theatre! Hilarious," said one chortling audience member.

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