The Sunday Session
THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH FRANCESCA RUDKIN
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Whitcoulls recommends Noah Hawley, Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe
Anthem by Noah Hawley. Brand new, just out this week – this is a truly epic story set in the US post Covid where there’s an epidemic of anxiety plaguing the younger...
Nicky Pellegrino: The ultimate guide to menopause for the modern woman
Right, it’s time to open up, to talk about “the change” ... to normalise menopause. Health journalist and author Nicky Pellegrino is leading the way looking to...
Erin O'Hara: Current health and wellness trends for 2022
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. Erin...
Mike Van de Elzen: Spiced plum crostata
Mike’s website – goodfromscratch.co.nz Welcome back people, Hope we all had a great break! This week I'm talking about plums! we have loads of them ready to...
Dr Michelle Dickinson: Transplanting organs from animals to humans
The big science news this week is xenotransplantation. The transplanting of tissues or organs from animals to humans. In a medical first, two weeks ago in the...
Steve Newall: Fans are suing Universal over a 'deceptive and misleading' tralier
Steve Newall, editor at flicks.co.nz, joined Francesca Rudkin to review Paul Thomas Anderson’s Oscar-contender Licorice Pizza, and the strange case of fans suing...
Rob Pope: The first person to complete the Forrest Gump run
Have you ever watched Forrest Gump and been tempted to run across America five times? That’s exactly what British veterinarian Rob Pope did, he quit his job in...
Dr Alan Cowen: Founder of Hume AI aims to make AI more empathetic and human
A study last year found two thirds of artificial intelligence experts do not believe the technology would be used for social good as soon as 2030. A former Google scientist is...
Jason Walls on the traffic light system and the move to red
Jason Walls joined Francesca Rudkin to talk all things Omicron and the traffic light system. LISTEN ABOVE
Dr Shane Reti: Calling on Elon Musk to help get communications back up in Tonga
A National Party MP has called on the richest man on earth to help Tonga get its communications up and running again. A marine cable is expected to take weeks to...
Francesca Rudkin: Lockdowns are on the way out, personal responsibility is in
Yesterday morning, I had the pleasure of filling in on Saturday Mornings with Jack Tame, and so left a short list of jobs for the family to complete. Nothing too...
Whitcoulls recommends Jodi Picoult and Stanley Tucci
Wish You were Here by Jodi Picoult. The story of two people in their 30s, living in NYC and planning a getaway trip to the Galapagos – where she’s sure he’s going...
Travel with Megan Singleton
I’m flying to Hawkes Bay on Sunday morning for my family Christmas lunch. I land at 11am and will work out to be somewhere with good cell coverage for my final segment...
Sunday Panel: Should we be worried about Omicron as we head into summer?
Omicron – heading into summer are you worried about the new variant? The Lowlights/Highlights of the political year Christmas wish list for 2022 1News senior...
LAB dominates the Aotearoa Music Awards
A HUGE Friday for kiwi band LAB. They dominated the Aotearoa Music Awards, picking up four Tui’s – winning best album, best group, best roots artist and single...
Erin O'Hara: Hayfever took its toll this year
Erin O’Hara 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. Erin...
Mike Van de Elzen: Boxing day fritters with cayenne honey
Mike’s website – www.goodfromscratch.co.nz Well, that's that! 2021 is almost over. For the final Christmas segment, I want to run you through a recipe that uses...
Dr Michelle Dickinson: You are just as smart as a rocket scientist!
Good news to end the year – you are just as smart as a rocket scientist! The phrases “it’s not rocket science” and “it’s not brain surgery” are often used to describe...
Georgia Pritchett: My Mess is a Bit of Life
Georgia Pritchett is a five-time Emmy award winning scriptwriter, she also has a Golden Globe, a Bafta and according to her official bio, a Trampolining Proficiency...
Lisa Murray: Are extreme weather events becoming more common?
Well, we all love a bit of weather chat don’t we, and it’s been a bit of a crazy unsettled start to summer this year. What scenarios are we looking at for Christmas...
Thomas Coughlan: Three Waters reform delayed
Changes to the Resource Management Act making it easier to build houses in the country's biggest cities has passed its final reading in Parliament with cross-party...
Francesca Rudkin: I intend to quietly glide into 2022
So, this is our final show of the year, and I want to start by saying thank you to you, our listeners, for hanging with us on Sunday mornings. We’re very grateful...
Tony Blakely: How should we deal with Omicron?
How to deal with Omicron? Yesterday four more cases of the new variant were found in MIQ, bringing New Zealand’s total to 8 cases at the border. It is spreading...
Joan MacKenzie: Lost and Found and Never
Lost and Found by Toni Street which I’m sure needs absolutely no introduction. It’s quite deservedly been one of our biggest bestsellers this season and I’m so thrilled...
Travel blogger on how to add your My Vaccine Pass to your Air NZ app
Travel blogger Megan Singleton joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss how to add your My Vaccine Pass to your Air NZ app. LISTEN ABOVE