The Sunday Session
THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH FRANCESCA RUDKIN
Sink into your Sunday with the best session around.
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Whitcoulls recommends: Sons of a Good Keen Man and More than You’ll Ever Know
Sons of a Good Keen Man by The Crump Brothers. Barry had six kids (that we know about all sons, and they met up a few years ago and then decided to write this book...
Megan Singleton: Travel blogger on Elvis Week, Air NZ cancellations
Travel blogger Megan Singleton joined Francesca Rudkin. LISTEN ABOVE
Sunday Panel: Andrew Dickens and Damien Venuto on All Blacks, Guarav Sharma and Snapchat
Andrew Dickens and Damien Venuto joined Francesca Rudkin for the Sunday Panel. LISTEN ABOVE
Sam Stubbs: Financial high-flyer on his new book Money Made Simple
Financial high flyer Sam Stubbs is on a mission – to improve basic financial knowledge of New Zealanders. Sam is the co-founder of not-for-profit Kiwi-saver scheme,...
Erin O'Hara: Wellness expert on midlife weight gain, menopause, hormone changes
Erin is the co-founder, director, naturopath and yoga teacher at Golden Yogi. She holds a bachelor of science (physiology) and a bachelor of natural medicine.
Mike Van de Elzen: Raisin Doughnuts w lemon caramel
So this week I'm giving you a little preview of something that's coming up at the school. Our citrus orchard has produced some huge amounts of wonderful lemons,...
Nanogirl on why desk jobs can be just as tiring as manual labour
This week we are going to talk about why desk jobs might be just as exhausting as manual labour jobs! Published this week in the journal Current Biology. The research...
Entertainment: New Jordan Peele, Prime Video’s new series A League of Their Own
Steve Newall is back with a couple of choice selections for your viewing pleasure. LISTEN ABOVE
Ian Winwood: Music journalist on his new must-read book Bodies: Life and Death in Music
The music industry seems all glamour, right? The fans, the money, the fame. Behind the scenes though there is a different story. An industry that has tolerated...
Francesca Rudkin: If we want tourism to recover, we can't afford to be fussy
Speaking at the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand annual conference in Nelson on Wednesday, Minister of Tourism Stuart Nash was at it again, probably getting...
Tourist association president on Nash's desire to attract 'high quality' wealthy tourists
Tourism minister Stuart Nash has this week again expressed his desire for New Zealand to attract “high quality” wealthy tourists. Nash has said New Zealand won’t...
NZ Herald Political Editor breaks down a hectic week for Sam Uffindell
Sam Uffindell’s story dominated the beginning of the week. Francesca Rudkin spoke to him the day after winning the Tauranga by-election and asked if him if he was...
Healthy Work Group co-founder discusses workplace bullying
This week we have seen allegations of workplace bullying thrown across Parliament, also released, was a survey showing a third of police staff believe the organisation...
Whitcoulls recommends Gabrielle Zevin and John Brownlow
Tomorrow, & Tomorrow, & Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. I loved this and didn’t particularly expect to as it’s about two kids who meet as children on the ward in a...
Megan Singleton: How not to lose your luggage overseas
Lost luggage is a big news story all over the world. And with horror stories emerging, Kiwis are looking for the best ways to prevent themselves to avoid this situation. Travel...
Sunday Panel: All Blacks, National conference, cost of living
Coast day host Lorna Subritzky and political commentator Ben Thomas joined Francesca Rudkin for the Sunday Panel. LISTEN ABOVE
Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine: Film directors on new documentary about Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah
Hallelujah is undoubtedly Leonard Cohen’s biggest hit, but initially, the song had very little success. The story of the song Hallelujah and the man behind it is...
Wellness expert on the pros and cons of antibiotics
Can too much of something that's good for us actually be harmful? This is a particular issue with antibiotics, where too much of an antibiotic you don't need increases...
Mike Van de Elzen: Beef Boerewors
South African Sausage is on the menu today – bit on the nose, but tasty! Well like everyone in NZ this morning we are waking up to the result of the first test...
Nanogirl on how self-driving cars might need a gender setting
This week we are talking self-driving cars and how they might need a gender setting on them! Anyone who has bought a new car will notice more and more technology...
Steve Newall: Flicks editor on masks at gigs, Crown Hotel and Brokenwood Mysteries
Editor of flicks.co.nz Steve Newall joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss artists calling for mask-wearing at concerts, the future of Dunedin's Crown Hotel in turmoil,...
Kit Chellel: Bloomberg senior journalist on new book Dead in the Water
True crime fans, do I have a story for you. One of murder, the hijacking of a $100 million supertanker, modern-day piracy, ridiculous amounts of money and a global...
White Ferns to face England for bronze following loss to Australia
The White Ferns will face England for the bronze medal after taking Australia to the final over but losing by five wickets at Edgbaston tonight. It was a much more...
Sylvia Wood elected National Party president
Employment relations specialist Sylvia Wood has been elected National Party president at the party's conference in Christchurch. Wood takes over from Peter Goodfellow,...
All Blacks coach Ian Foster labels shock loss 'best performance of year'
In a one-sided defeat to the Springboks where their attack failed display any form of fluency, they were dominated at the breakdown and struggled to defuse the aerial...