Marcus Lush Nights
8PM - 11:59PM weekdays
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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Caller of the Night: Mike is building a model Endeavour
What started as an answer to a nautical flag question, turned into a fantastic conversation about a 10-year model build. LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO ABOVE.
Caller of the Night: Shirley on small town Australia
You make one off-hand comment about cane toads and then Shirley rings up with a story for the ages... LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO ABOVE.
Caller of the Night: When a nickname was a bad idea
While talking about names and the ones that have fallen out of fashion, we heard this great story from John about his nickname backfiring rather spectacularly. LISTEN...
Caller of the night: Is the haka over-used?
Do you think the beginning of a rugby match is a suitable place for the haka? LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO ABOVE.
Caller of the night: James reviews Spark's RWC coverage
With NZ playing their opening match in RWC 2019 against South Africa on Saturday, many people complained they couldn't watch the game through Spark Sport, and then...
Who ruined the rugby for you?
With free-to-air coverage of the NZ v South Africa rugby match on a one-hour delay, Marcus wanted to hear how people we going to avoid the match result being leaked...
Caller of the Night: James pitches a story idea for LOTR TV series
The $1bn Amazon Lord of the Rings television show is set to be filmed in Auckland, and Caller James has an idea for what it'll be about. LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO...
Who sings "Home on the Range"?
It's International Country Music Day - so Marcus asked "What country song could you listen to on loop forever?" Don didn't just answer the question... have a listen...
Caller of the Night: All my kid's friends are vaping
Are you concerned about teenagers vaping? Jenna's daughter is 13, and she's convinced that vaping is popular among her peers. LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO ABOVE.
Caller of the Night: Teaching NZ history
According to Karl, there's one huge obstacle in teaching students the history of New Zealand. LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO ABOVE.
The Coro St conundrum: When does the "catch up" catch up?
Who would have thought one phone call could have sparked such a serious discussion? Last night, Marcus Lush took a call from one listener asking when the Coronation...
Caller of the Night: Not really how refunds work
Andrew phoned up to share his surprisingly good customer service story, but you sort of defeat the point of the refund when you do what he did. LISTEN TO THE...
Caller of the Night: Ross learns his wife is a super-taster
After reminiscing about a bad juicing experience (a lesson for us all), Ross mentions his wife's distaste for a certain vegetable which apparently makes her a super-taster...
Caller of the Night: Esther not a fan of scary movies
Talking about scary movies and the worst possible time/place to watch them, I don't think anyone can beat Esther's story... LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO ABOVE.
Caller of the Night: Ben's stories of sport as a kid are all of us
In this three-minute call, you're pretty likely to hear something of your own childhood. Be sure to e-mail [email protected] with your comments or your story...
We need to stop using this most annoying bit of plastic
You come across this bit of plastic all the time, but it doesn't break down and needs to be made out of something else. LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO ABOVE.
Caller of the Night: Unique school punishments
Ever get into telling a story and then think "gee I hope no one I'm about to talk about is listening"? Tamara had that moment reminiscing her school days. LISTEN...
Caller of the Night: RWC 2019 is a form of tech-discrimination
Less than a month to go until RWC 2019, and Marcus wanted to know if you were ready to watch the tournament. Some people were, a lot of people weren't (and were...
Caller of the Night: Ken and the weirdest raffle prize
Usually, you buy a raffle ticket to donate the $2 to the cause and don't really expect to win. Well, Ken DID win... LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO ABOVE.
Caller of the Night: Not a word you want to get wrong!
Kerry's story of "conversational faux pas" wins the night - but at least Marcus learnt something out of it! LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO ABOVE.
Caller of the Night: Jackie's letter took HOW LONG!
When Jan phoned up saying a package took 15 days to get from Thames to Titirangi, other listeners phoned to share their "it took ages to get mail" stories... and...
Caller of the Night: Dave aka "The Oracle of Fish and Chips"
If you're going to talk about what kind of fish to get (or avoid) when you have fish and chips, you have to talk to Dave. LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO ABOVE.
Caller of the Night: Alvin's Review of the Peanut Slab Pie
After hearing about it a couple of days ago, Alvin bravely tested the meat pie with a chocolate bar added to it. So what did he think of it?? LISTEN TO THE FULL...
Marcus' Big Announcement
Callers try to guess the big news... LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO ABOVE.
Caller of the Night: Should they put another Hobbiton in the South Island?
With Hobbiton given the go-ahead to expand, Marcus and Marty brainstorm putting a second location in the South Island. LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO ABOVE.