The Sunday Session
THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH FRANCESCA RUDKIN
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Book picks: The Lincoln Highway and Kleptopia
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. He wrote a book called A Gentleman in Moscow a few years ago which is really terrific, and I adored this new one. It’s about...
Travel blogger on what you need to know before booking an overseas trip
Travel blogger Megan Singleton joined Francesca Rudkin to give the lowdown on the prep you need to do before booking an overseas trip. LISTEN ABOVE
Sunday Panel: National and traffic lights
Newstalk ZB Wellington Mornings host Nick Mills and journalist Jo McCarroll joined Francesca Rudkin for the Sunday Panel. LISTEN ABOVE
Beatrice Faumuina and Niva Retimanu: Hosts of Straight Up talk their new podcast
Long time friends, our very own award-winning news reader Niva Retimanu and world champion Beatrice Faumuina have teamed up with a new podcast. It is called Straight...
Wellness expert on overcoming post-lockdown anxiety
Erin is the co-founder, director, naturopath and yoga teacher at Golden Yogi. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Natural Medicine. LISTEN ABOVE
Mike Van de Elzen: How to make Christmas easy
As we start to get closer to Christmas (less than 4 weeks away!) our focus starts to turn towards Christmas day brunch, lunch, BBQ or dinner meals and the food required...
Nanogirl gives the lowdown on the perfect hug
Who knew, but there is a lack of research on what makes a good hug, so scientists from London decided to do something about it. They took 250 people over two different...
Scribe: Return of the Crusader is a must watch
Aotearoa's own Scribe has a documentary series on TVNZ and Steve Newall, editor of flicks.co.nz joined Francesca Rudkin to break it down. LISTEN ABOVE
Benee: New single, new tour and all the rest
Benee is back again with a fresh new single, this is Doesn’t Matter. But she is not done there, the award-winning artist has announced some exciting news this week,...
Managing editor of NZ Herald on collective bargaining application by journalists to Facebook and Google
This week, an application was launched by news publishers to the Commerce Commission for approval to collectively bargain with Facebook and Google over payment for...
Newstalk ZB political reporter discusses the National Party leadership
Newstalk ZB political reporter Jason Walls joined Francesca Rudkin to dive into the National Party's turmoil and hedge his bets over who will emerge as leader. LISTEN...
Public health professor on what we know about the Omicron variant of Covid-19
Governments around the world are reacting to new Covid variant Omicron. The variant, found in South Africa this week, has been labeled a one of concern by the World...
Francesca Rudkin: The Covid roller coaster is far from over
A week out from the move into the new Covid Protection Framework, or traffic light system, and around the time an announcement was made about a new Covid 19 variant...
Tim Roxborogh: New Zealand: Uncharted's first episode
Radio personality and travel writer Tim Roxborogh and TV presenter Carolyn Taylor start their adventure in Kaikoura to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the local sea life...
Joan Mackenzie: The Plot and The Judge's List
The Plot by by Jean Janff Korelitz. She wrote a book called You Should Have Known which was turned into the TV series The Undoing with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant...
Sunday Panel: Will Auckland open up next week?
Public health experts say letting Auckland's bars, cafes and hairdressers open next week wouldn't be wise but one thinks the Government may make the move anyway...
Jeff Kinney: Dairy of a Wimpy Kid author on the 16th novel in the series
Anyone who has had children or tweens over the last 14 years is likely to be familiar with Greg Heffley, the awkward, middle school weakling from Jeff Kinney’s Diary...
Book review: Cloud Cuckoo Land and Bewilderment
Cloud Cuckoo Land is the new book by Anthony Doerr, who wrote the fabulous All The Light We Cannot See which I think is one of the very best books of the last decade....
Travel blogger on 'cruises to nowhere'
Travel blogger Megan Singleton joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss Singapore's 'Cruises to nowhere' that are focused on the onboard experience as opposed to the destination. LISTEN...
Sunday Panel: Vaccine mandates, lockdown protests and MIQ
Lorna Subritzky and Liam Hehir joined Francesca Rudkin on the Sunday Panel. LISTEN ABOVE
Author of The Mother Project on her book and journey to parenthood
Sophie Beresiner’s journey to having a baby was far from straight forward. Having been left infertile after chemotherapy for breast cancer in her early 30s, Sophie...
Palm oil linked to increased cancer risk, study finds
New studies have discovered how a fatty acid found in palm oil affects the cancer genome, increasing the likelihood the disease will spread in human beings. The...
Mike Van de Elzen: Tarragon Bearnaise with sirloin
So this week we are firing up the BBQ and cooking steak with Béarnaise, I would like to introduce everyone to the wonderful world of the béarnaise sauce. The first...
Nanogirl on milk and sleep
So this week let's talk milk and sleep. I think most of us associate drinking a glass of warm milk at bedtime as a child as a ritual that helped us to feel sleepy. Previous...
Flicks.co.nz editor on new drama series 'Yellowjackets'
A group of women are forced to confront the horrific survival they endured together decades ago in this trauma reunion drama series starring Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness),...