6PM - 7:30PMSun
Total Recall is a unique blend of the topical and the historical – it’s about looking back to look forward. Movies, Music, Literature, Politics, Philosophy, History – if it made you laugh, made you cry, or just made you think – we’ll cover it. Join us for a fascinating show where the past meets the present.
Frank has experienced life. As a born and bred Kiwi hailing from the mighty Waikato, his career has covered a range of diverse roles from getting a trade certificate in painting and decorating, to radio broadcasting, and even media chaplaincy. He has worked for one of New Zealand's largest international aid and development agencies, and is currently the minister of a church in Hamilton.
Frank has been lucky enough to travel to many remarkable parts of the world and is a lover of good coffee and solid conversation. As a news junkie, he particularly loves chatting about politics and religion, but is never far from a good laugh. Frank lives in Hamilton with his wife Melva, and their daughter, Selah.
Jax van Buuren
When Jax isn't running around after her adorable young daughter, she loves making the most of our gorgeous country by hiking, fishing or diving. Married for over a decade to David, Jax has a real heart for family and loves that she lives so close to all of hers.
Funny, cheeky and full of heart, Jax loves to engage with her fellow Kiwis. She’s had plenty of opportunity to do just that as she worked for 12 years as the Classic Hits breakfast host for Northland.
New Zealanders feel more hopeful than Australians according to new COVID19 values survey
Chris Clarke from Wilberforce Foundation speaks with Frank Ritchie & Jax van Buuren about the findings of the COVID19 NZ Values Study.
Anjum Rahman reflects on the state of NZ's Muslim communities one year on from the Christchurch attack
Anjum Rahman from the Islamic Women's Council of NZ talks with Frank Ritchie and Jax van Buuren about the state of New Zealand's Muslim communities one year on from...
The First by Terry Moyle
Frank Ritchie & Jax van Buuren interview Terry Moyle regarding his latest book, The First, which rewrites the longstanding incorrect history of New Zealand's first...
My Life in Public Health by Dr Murray Laugesen
Frank & Jax interview Dr Murray Laugesen regarding vaccines, vaping and his upcoming memoir, My Life in Public Health.
Jo Seagar discusses assisted dying and hospice care with Frank and Jax on Total Recall
40 years since the first hospice was opened in New Zealand, Frank and Jax chatted with patron and ambassador of Hospice New Zealand, Jo Seagar about the end of life.
Historian Jared Davidson on historic censorship in NZ
Frank & Jax chat with author of Dead Letters: Censorship and subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920, Jared Davidson, about a fascinating chapter in New Zealand's history...
Warwick Henderson on the evolution of toys
Frank & Jax chat with author of The Fascinating History of Toys and Games Around the World, Warwick Henderson, about the evolution of toys and the nostalgic power...
The Good Citizen by Denis Dwyer
Frank & Jax chat with author of The Good Citizen, Denis Dwyer, about the most famous man in New Zealand that no one has ever heard of; Tom Ryan.