Marcus Lush Nights
MARCUS LUSH NIGHTS
Gather round New Zealand’s largest watercooler – Marcus Lush Nights.
If you’ve always wanted to join a movement now’s your chance.
Marcus Lush engages Kiwis from all walks of life, discussing the issues that matter most.
His sharp wit, depth of knowledge and crazy idiosyncrasies create what has become one of New Zealand’s most loved programmes.
Just as much at home in the metropolis as he is in the Deep South, Marcus has the ability to relate to everyone, no matter their background.
Email him at [email protected], and give him a call on 0800 80 10 80.
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The Elvis Special
Baz Luhrmann's Elvis film is out in cinemas, so Marcus spent the night hearing from people who remember seeing The King when he was alive, have visited Graceland,...
Le Snaks and Fish and Chips
The best bits from a grab-bag Wednesday night - including the end of Le Snaks, preventing frost on your car, and fish and chip shops closing down. LISTEN ABOVE
Fog Driving and Ernest Adams
Driving through fog is terrifying, especially on rural roads in New Zealand. Also, we remember the Ernest Adams slices, pies, and loaves, following the news that...
Falling off of things
Ladders, roofs, tall towers... this podcast contains some of the best calls from the show known as Ladder Monday. NOTE: if you're not up for squeamish content, you...
Owning a country pub
If you could own and run any of NZ's country pubs, which one would you want, and how would you run it? LISTEN ABOVE
Tell us about your OE
After briefly learning how to stop losing his phone, Marcus gets stories on the kiwi coming-of-age tradition that is the OE. LISTEN ABOVE
Just like NZ but with spider monkeys
NZ will play Costa Rica in a one-off qualifying match for the FIFA World Cup in a few hours - who's getting up to watch it? Also, what did we use for interior cladding...
The car-strangled spanner
The Auckland Harbour Bridge was closed at least five times today due to serious wind gusts. Surely that kind of vulnerability makes it unsustainable as a harbour...
We're running out of oranges
With news of the impending orange shortage, listeners phone to talk about the citrus trees they've had success (or not) with, and Marcus learns about a few fruits...
With today's wild weather in Waikanae (and more forecast for the next few days), we hear your stories of experiencing tornadoes. LISTEN ABOVE
Great NZ Biographies
What would be some of NZ's must-read biographies? This episode also includes chat on Marcus' stuffed up car phone system, golf courses in graveyards, and an important...
We can do better than pumpkin soup
Nothing is better on a cold wintery night than some soup, but surely we can do better than pumpkin soup. This episode also includes comments on the Queen's Jubilee...
Still using CDs
They used to be the future of music, and now they're all gone and even the second-hand shops won't take them! So what happened to CDs? LISTEN ABOVE
The hedgehog special
All the best bits of Hedgehog Thursday. LISTEN ABOVE
Wild Wallaby Wednesday
Seen the photo of the field in Rotorua with all the wallabies? And Moya wants to know why New Zealand is seemingly doing nothing to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee...
Lowering the voting age: what's the worst that could happen
Golriz Ghahraman’s Electoral (Strengthening Democracy) Amendment Bill was pulled from the biscuit tin a couple of weeks ago, with a proposal (among other things)...
The Duopoly and Non-Reality TV
Your reactions to the supermarket duopoly, and what isn't real about reality TV shows. LISTEN ABOVE
St Elmo's Fire and upside down drinking
A classic Friday Free-for-all on Marcus Lush Nights, covering people who drink beer upside down, St Elmo's Fire, and moving countries. LISTEN ABOVE
Bridges that mean something
After talking about his struggle to buy a hot water bottle in the opening month of winter in Invercargill, the conversation turns to the great bridges of New Zealand. LISTEN...
Underground Metro Systems
There are 204 metro systems in 61 countries in the world... so let's talk about the ones you've been on. LISTEN ABOVE
The flooded house special
Marcus flooded his house. It turns out that many people have flooded their houses in some rather spectacular ways! LISTEN ABOVE
Hovercrafts are great and stupid
This was a show that contained everything you could possibly want to know or learn about hovercrafts. LISTEN ABOVE
Chariots of Fire
With the news that Greek composer Vangelis has died, Marcus admitted he can't recall the famous Chariots of Fire tune because it doesn't have any lyrics. LISTEN...
Same food, different day
A man in the US has eaten at least one Mcdonald's Big Mac every day for the last fifty years. Are you someone who eats the same thing every day, or every week? LISTEN...
A multitude of multi-tools
What is the best multitool, and why is it the leatherman? LISTEN ABOVE