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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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...
You won't believe where I was born
After reading about the baby boy delivered in the New World car park over the long weekend in Christchurch, Marcus wanted to hear listeners' "you won't believe where...
Marcus and the most useless toaster in the world
There's hardly anything more annoying than a toaster that doesn't turn bread into toast. Perhaps the only thing that IS more annoying is a toaster that will do it......
Sirens and the South Island
Marcus talks the simplicities of the rural volunteer fire brigade siren, and whether or not the South Island can call itself 'the backbone of the New Zealand economy'. LISTEN...
No More Nigel
Last year, no one in the UK named their child Nigel - and thus began a conversation on all things Nigel. Before you ask, yes, someone called Nigel did ring... but...
Children's Talkback 2021 Edition
Usually, the rule on talkback is you must be over 18 to be on air... so what happens if you reverse that for one night and only let New Zealand's youngest take to...
Bill and Dylan: 2 callers to convince a vaccine hesitant person you know
At this stage in New Zealand's vaccine rollout, the prominent group of people who remain unvaccinated are those who are opposed to, or at the very least hesitant...
The best of late-night vaccine talkback... and Josh
Ever wondered what late-night vaccine talkback is like? Or maybe you heard about THAT call from Josh and want to hear it again? Here's Josh's full 13-minute call...
Cornish Pasty Tuesday
With Aucklanders now allowed to meet with another bubble for an outdoor picnic, Marcus weighed in on the "the best thing to take to a picnic" debate. This podcast...
Make sure you butter the paws
Someone text Marcus asking for advice and tips on moving house with their cat, and as they always do, callers came to their aid. LISTEN ABOVE
You won't believe where Marcus broadcasts from
It's a common talkback thought: The South Island is paying more than its fair share by staying at higher alert levels when there hasn't been a community case of...
What its like to test positive and go into quarantine
When you test positive for Covid-19, you are immediately taken to a quarantine facility while you recover. Two callers to Marcus shared their experiences of MIQ...