The Sunday Session
9AM - 12PMSun
THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH FRANCESCA RUDKIN
Sink into your Sunday with the best session around.
This is the show that delivers a little bit of everything.
News, opinion, analysis, lifestyle and entertainment – we’ve got your Sunday morning listening covered.
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Jo McCarroll: What you can plant now for a colourful summer garden
Dahlias, Begonias and more. Jo McCarroll tells you which plants you should get in the soil today. LISTEN ABOVE
Megan Singleton: Which destinations you'll need to be vaccinated to visit
Megan Singleton tells you which countries have or are going open their doors to vaccinated travellers. LISTEN ABOVE
Drugs and bankruptcy - investigating the family at the centre of America's opioid crisis
The Opioid addiction crisis in America has claimed the lives of more than 600,000 people. Yet last week the family at the centre of the epidemic were granted immunity. Journalist...
Erin O'Hara: Managing micro-stresses
Stress comes to us all in tiny little assaults throughout our day — these are known as “micro-stresses.” Micro-stresses can be things as small or seemingly insignificant...
Michelle Dickinson - Science that makes you laugh
Ig Nobel Prizes, awarded since 1991, are intended to celebrate science that “first make people laugh, and then make them think.” Dr Michelle Dickinson shares her...
Steve Newall reviews The Power of the Dog, The Voyeurs & Reservation Dogs
Steve Newall has your ticket to some of the hottest movies coming up...including one by NZ director Jane Campion that could finally win Netflix the coveted Best...
Francesca Rudkin: Judith Collins' attack on Siouxsie Wiles unnecessary
Have you ever said something, and then thought, I could have said that better, I could have chosen my words better? I certainly have. And I can’t help think National...
Mike Van de Elzen: Left over Pad Thai
Whilst the rest of the country outside Auckland are finding a bit of new found freedom unfortunately we are still in lockdown mode. And for the Van de Elzen family,...
Paula Hawkins - A Slow Fire Burning
Before 2015, Paula Hawkins was a hard-working freelance financial journalist and struggling chick-lit author, writing under the pen name Amy Silver. Then she wrote Girl...
Shaun Hendy: 'Unlikely' for Auckland to drop levels tomorrow; potentially another cluster out there
It could be bad news for Aucklanders wanting to leave alert level four. Three people who visited Middlemore hospital have now tested positive for Covid-19. There...
Chief Joseph Pfeifer - Ordinary Heroes: A Memoir of 9/11
It's been 20 years since the 9/11 terror attack on the Twin Towers at the World Trade Centre. 2,977 people lost their lives that day, including 343 firefighters. Chief...
Francesca Rudkin: We have been reluctant to legislate in New Zealand against terrorism
When I read the comments from a witness who was just meters away from Friday’s dreadful terror attack at New Lynn’s Countdown, I just wanted to give her a hug. She...
Gardening you can do with what you have at home already
Growing sprouts from mung beans or lentils, planting chamomile plants from chamomile tea, and using yams as a productive weed control; Editor of NZ Gardener magazine...
Megan Singleton: How to African Safari in lockdown
Megan Singleton has found the best webcams of wildlife in Africa, so you can experience a safari all from the comfort of your couch. Due to the time difference,...
How to parent in the digital age
Being a teenager has changed. A lot. The world our children are growing up in today is completely different - Tiktok, sexting, vaping, our teenagers are constantly...
Erin O'Hara: Men's Health Tips
Since it's Father's Day, Erin O'Hara today talked about men's health. Her Men's Health tips were: Have regular checkups with your doctor - Regular checkups and...
Mike Van de Elzen's Father's Day Cheesecake
A great Father's Day dessert: Ingredients 250g gingernut biscuits 125g unsalted butter, melted 500g cream cheese 300g sour cream Juice of 1 lemon 1 cup sugar 2...
Michelle Dickinson: Forget mindfulness and try being mindless instead
Mindfulness-based interventions have become very popular and do have merit. But now psychological research has also revealed that in some circumstances it’s important...
Stan Walker to release 2 new albums
It’s been 6 years since Stan Walker released an album, and to make up for it he’s about to release two. One is called Te Aroha Nui, an album named after his grandmother...
Vaccine expert: 'Critical' for under 12's to get vaccinated
This week Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said that almost 70% of the eligible population have received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine or have...
Nothing else could've legally been done to detain the terrorist
The man who carried out Friday's attack is being described as a ticking time bomb. Sri Lankan Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen was shot dead by police at New Lynn...
Francesca Rudkin: Delta Outbreak, health workforce lacking due to Government not being prepared
There is going to be a lot to unpack after this lockdown. We all knew it would be highly probably Delta would make it to our shores. The global scientific and medical...
Whitcoulls Recommends: We Were Never Here and After Tampa
We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz. Emily is traumatised after she and her friend Kristen killed a man who attacked her on a recent Cambodian holiday. They go on...
Megan Singleton: Travel round New Zealand from your couch
This week Megan has put together a list of destinations you can visit via video until you can get there for real. Listen above to find out more, and you can check...
Why it's great fun being single in your 40s
Journalist, writer and podcaster Emma John is in her 40s. She’s not married, doesn’t have a partner, no kids and she’s happy about it. Emma is part of a growing...