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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Marcus breaks his headphones
Short of locking yourself out of the studio, the worst thing to happen to a talkback host while on air would be breaking your headphones. So given that it was Friday...
Talkback callers rescued by listeners after telling Marcus about their plight
When Jack and his friends from Stratford got stuck on a 4WD track in New Plymouth, they phoned Marcus to see if anyone listening could come tow them out. Luckily...
Caller of the Night: Long-time list MPs should get out of National's way
Now that he's lost his Ilam electorate seat, should Gerry Brownlee step down as a list MP to make way for a fresher face for the National caucus? Marcus thinks...
Chloe Swarbrick: Cannabis referendum is about legal framework, not whether you like it
Green Party MP and spokesperson for drug reform Chloe Swarbrick joined Marcus Lush for a marathon four-hour session of talkback to discuss the referendum that will...
Hot Take: Avatar is irrelevant and we don't need sequels
Do you agree? Sure, Avatar went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time, but it's just so boring! So why, after 11 years, are we getting not one, not...
Remembering Max Merritt
Following news of Max Merritt's death, Marcus shared how much the song "Slipping Away" means to him, and then was inundated by calls from other fans, as well as...
'Reg or Bob': Caller takes umbrage at albatrosses having Māori names
Marcus Lush has once again had a colourful clash with a caller on Māori names, after caller Judith raised concerns about albatross names. Starting off the call...
Is the rest of the country envious of Auckland?
With Auckland moving to Level 2.5 and residents allowed to travel to other parts of the country, it seemed some Kiwis were less than keen to have people from the...