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: Police handing out poppies for good driving is lame
Poppies are back in the headlines - in a very different way. Instead of the usual long-weekend message of "we'll be everywhere and there'll be zero tolerance for...
Jokes don't really work on the radio
A talk on sad movies leads Marcus to ponder breaking one of his key radio rules. If you have the patience and perseverance to make it to the end, you deserve the...
When it comes to estimating large-ish numbers, people use words like "some", "plenty", and "loads". But there's one word that people use that Marcus is confused...
To butter or not to butter
When you make cheese on toast, should you use butter? Listeners to Marcus' show last night were passionately divided. LISTEN ABOVE
The worst thing I've had stuck in my foot
After Marcus noted the worst pain he experienced as a child was stepping on a thumbtack, listeners phoned to share stories of other "I shouldn't have stepped on...
Night classes were excellent
Night classes have been talked about a bit the last couple of weeks and, with plenty of people having to retrain to reenter the workforce, Marcus wanted to hear...
Led Zepplin 1972 and the train that got you there
With news that footage from Led Zeppelin's only Auckland show was found in a shed this week, callers to Marcus last night were quick to re-live their experience...
Caller of the Night: I won't get a Covid test because of my hayfever
Following the story of Lucinda Baulch, the Australian woman who refused to get a Covid test while in managed isolation in Wellington, Marcus struggled to think of...
To tie or not to tie? Kiwis split on Parliament tie stoush
New Zealanders' opinions are split when it comes to the dress code of MPs in Parliament. At the time of writing, more than 3,200 people had voted in an informal...
No time for vaccine misinformation
After Steve and Marcus clashed on the safety of the conditionally-approved Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, the conversation has turned to the campaign to inform and educate...
Rod Dixon once raced an entire rugby team
After four people ran a sub-four-minute mile in Whanganui over the weekend, Marcus learned a lot about New Zealand's athletic track dominance over the years - from...
To scan or not to scan
Recent community cases have once again shed light on where the weakness lies in NZ's defence against Covid-19. Is it, like Garth and Neil say, the responsibility...
No time for Covid MIQ complainers
After hearing about a man in one of Auckland's MIQ hotels complaining about the food he was being served, Mark echoed Marcus' sentiment that returnees to NZ should...
Bob the retired Navy SEAL
After Marcus asked about Joe Biden's watch (which has made headlines around the world for being a $9000 Rolex), 80-year-old retired Navy SEAL Bob phoned to talk...
Is NZ whining too much about this new Covid case
With news of a new case of Covid-19 in Northland, Marcus wanted someone to run him through setting up Bluetooth tracing on his phone, and the "double-tap hack" he'd...