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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Students stocking shelves
With NZ's first day at Red almost over, caller Andrew has an idea on how to keep supermarkets stocked when staff are forced to isolate. The hypothetical got a real...
Remembering Meat Loaf
When news broke of Meat Loaf's death, callers and Marcus were quick to share stories of one of this generation's greatest performers. LISTEN ABOVE
The best of Corn Wednesday
What started as a quick question about how much people are paying for fresh corn at their local supermarket, turned into a deep dive into all things corn-related. LISTEN...
The 2022 prediction special
Back for another year, it's the Marcus Lush Nights predictions game. It's very simple: come up with five predictions for the year - the more obscure the better. Here's...
Reactions to the Smokefree 2025 Action Plan
Following the announcement of the Smokefree 2025 Action Plan, including measures that by the end of next year people aged under 14 will never be able to legally...
The worst kind of biscuit
What started as 'why would you include a krispie in a sampler box', quickly turned into high-level detective work on whether or not there once were walnuts on a...
100 years of radio
On the 100th anniversary of New Zealand's first radio broadcast, callers to Marcus' show remember classic radio moments from NZ radio stations. LISTEN ABOVE
The success stories of lockdown
After three months of lockdown, it's easy to think of all the negative things. Marcus wanted to hear the success stories of lockdown, and the he wasn't disappointed. LISTEN...
Having too much parsley
What can you do with excess parsley? Plus when talking wallabies on Kawau Island, Caller Jack had a lot to say! LISTEN ABOVE
Things you collect that no one else wants
After mentioning record-breaking heat in the South Island, the Friday night conversation turned to collections - how far you'd go for them, and what happens to them...
Julie and her son had Delta in August
Julie and her son had Delta early in the August community outbreak. Have a listen to what she had to say about the ongoing conversation about vaccines in New Zealand. LISTEN...
One heck of a Friday free-for-all
It's called a free-for-all for a reason, that's for sure! LISTEN ABOVE
People that keep diaries
In 2021, do people still keep diaries? And if you've got one, do you go back and read what you wrote years ago? LISTEN ABOVE
The border around Auckland
As Christmas and Summer holidays get closer, thoughts have turned to Aucklanders wanting to leave the city, and whether or how they'll go about doing that. LISTEN...
Whistling, bird calls, and the late Fred Goodall
When Pete was first to phone Marcus to ask how he was going with learning to whistle, no one expected the night to flow onto bird calling, family whistles to rally...
Tangelos and the most important book in the country
Marcus has a conversation about the food you have an irrational hatred of, that also features a minor detour into having the National Poison Centre on speed dial. LISTEN...