The Sunday Session
THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH FRANCESCA RUDKIN
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Whitcoulls recommends Hernan Diaz and Don Winslow
Trust by Hernan Diaz. Terrifically clever novel – it’s four interlinked books, the first of which tells the story of a hugely successful 1920’s NYC financier; the...
Megan Singleton: Wellington for the budget!
I’ve had a wonderful week in Welly and working on a post about things to do that you may not have thought of. I’ve found a place for a massage, rode an e scooter,...
The Sunday Panel with Frances Cook and Liam Hehir
Is the Australian election result a warning to Jacinda Ardern? Do you think it will be hard for leaders of the last few years to hold their positions what with having...
Joe Cole: "It was actually about doing less and bringing myself to the character"
Joe Cole is most recognised for his role as John Shelby on the hit show Peaky Blinders. Interestingly, it’s a role Joe left, with the show at its peak, to avoid...
Erin O'Hara: Anxiety in teens is rising, what's going on?
Anxiety Disorders are very common. Approximately 1 in 3 New Zealanders will be affected by an anxiety disorder at some stage in their lives. At any one time, 20%...
Mike van de Elzen: Fennel Gnudi with marjoram & almonds
This week Mike wants to talk about a tasty little naked Italian. Gnudi are an Italian favourite, consisting of Ricotta dough balls cooked simply with butter. Which...
Dr Michelle Dickinson: Could the moon be a pit stop on the way to Mars?
This week it's moon dust! So, you may have heard of NASA's Artemis program which has a goal of returning humans to the moon within the next couple of years. The...
Steve Newall: Cannes Film Festival and Rolling Stone Music Awards NZ
Cannes Film Festival is underway – what’s been happening and what’s coming up? The first ever Rolling Stone Music Awards announced for NZ. Steve Newall, editor...
PJ Morton: I wanted this album to take you on a journey
Multi-Grammy Award winner and member of Maroon 5 PJ Morton has released a new single. The song is ‘Be Like Water’ featuring Stevie Wonder and Nas off his new solo...
Ron Mark: It's a mix of surreal normality and utter devastation
Last week on the show we were talking to Lisette Reymer about former Defence Minister Ron Mark and his aid mission in Ukraine. Ron couldn’t join us last week due...
Aaron Dahmen: Australia has a new Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern has congratulated Australia's new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. He's become the 31st Prime Minister of Australia, after emerging as the frontrunner...
Murray Olds: I really thought it would be a lot closer
Australia has a new Prime Minister. The country has voted for change, and their new leader, Labor’s leader Anthony Albanese accepted his victory last night. Coalition...
Francesca Rudkin: DWTS has provided much appreciated escapism and something to look forward to
Well, what a week for being in the live TV business. I’ve become a little addicted to Dancing with the Stars. I was first drawn to the show to support my colleague...
Sunday Panel with Lorna Subritzky and Nick Mills: Nurses, sick leave and Climate Change
Lorna Subritzky and Nick Mills joined Francesca Rudkin for the Sunday Panel. On the agenda was the Nurses' Union claim our health system is 4000 nurses short, what...
Whitcoulls recommends Four Treasures of the Sky and The Palace Papers
Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang. Fiction about a Chinese girl in the 19th century who is sent to the city by her grandmother when her parents disappear,...
Megan Singleton: Travel blogger on her upcoming trip to Martinborough
Large.com travel blogger Megan Singleton joined Francesca Rudkin to chat about her upcoming trip to Martinborough. LISTEN ABOVE
Dr Nikki Stamp: Leading Australian heart surgeon on her new book 'Scrubbed'
Dr Nikki Stamp is one of Australia’s leading heart surgeons, an author and TV presenter. Nikki always wanted to be a surgeon but never expected just how tough the...
Erin O'Hara: Wellness expert on Mind-Body Connection
Wellness expert Erin O'Hara joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss understanding the mind-body connection and how it affects your health. LISTEN ABOVE
Mike Van de Elzen: Supper club Coq au Vin
I’ve never made Coq au Vin and I thought it was a lot more complicated than it is! 3 cups of red wine – is this a dish for family? Does the alcohol burn off? This...
Dr Michelle Dickinson: Nanogirl on developments in xenotransplantation
Can we talk about the follow up of a story we had previously discussed? A couple of months ago we chatted about the first patient receiving a pig's heart and were...
Steve Newall: Editor of flicks.co.nz on Eurovision and Brett McKenzie's new tour
Editor of flicks.co.nz Steve Newall joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss this year's Eurovision that is currently underway, as well as Brett McKenzie's new tour and...
Hugh Bonneville: British actor on playing beloved author Roald Dahl in 'To Olivia'
Hugh Bonneville is most well-known for his role of Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham on smash hit drama Downton Abbey. He’s also been in films like Nottinghill,...
Francesca Rudkin: You can't bollard the whole country, but you can help the kids that are ram raiding
On Monday 16 May, Police Minister Poto Williams will take a paper to cabinet for sign-off, outlining the Government’s solution to the spat of ram raids we’re currently...
Lisette Reymer: Newshub Europe Correspondent live from Ukraine
It has now been 80 days of fighting in Ukraine since Russia invaded. Newshub Europe Correspondent Lisette Reymer is back in Ukraine for the fourth time since the...
Jason Walls: Newstalk ZB chief political reporter on what to expect in Budget week
Newstalk ZB chief political reporter Jason Walls joined Francesca Rudkin to give a preview into what we can expect in this week's Budget. The pair discussed Act's...