In case you missed it, here are some of our favourite bits from the show today, Monday July 11.
Doctor ingests $300 worth of hookworm
Dr. Richard Doehring joins Wendyl Nissen on The Long Lunch.
The Christchurch-based clinical biologist reveals what drove him to buy $300 worth of hookworm larvae off the internet.
He also discusses why he allowed them to start moving through his skin and eventually onto the wall of his gut.
Bag of Books with Joan Mackenzie
Joan Mackenzie from Whitcoulls joins Wendyl Nissen on The Long Lunch.
Today she reviews the following books:
The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Sevens Heaven by Ben Ryan
The story of the English man who took on the job of coaching the Fiji rugby sevens team which was the start of an extraordinary period which involved witch doctors, a rugby obsessed prime minister, cyclones, phone taps and all manner of other things – and of course, totally unexpectedly, they won gold at the Olympics.
Robin by Dave Itzkoff
A biography of Robin Williams.
Trouser-less, boot clad man rescued from Urawera Ranges
Greenlea Rescue Helicopter pilot and base manager Nat Every joins Wendyl Nissen on The Long Lunch.
Mr Every discusses the extraordinary rescue his team carried out in the Urawera Ranges on Friday.
The expedition saw the team fly out a trouser-less, boot clad man who appeared to have been trapped in the bush for several weeks.
Food News with Delaney Mes
Delaney Mes joins Wendyl Nissen in The Long Lunch studio.
She's talking about Reuben sandwiches and fancy porridge: carrot cake flavour, banana bread flavour, putting nut butter in there, stewing fruit, yoghurt or homemade labne - just making that midweek breakfast something to look forward to.
Peter Gordon's Spaghetti tarts
Renowned chef Peter Gordon joins Wendyl Nissen on The Long Lunch.
He discusses his new book, which is actually a re issue and is flying off the shelves.
He also gives us a cheeky look at one of his favourite childhood recipes. If you're interested in something yummy click here.
Listen to the full interviews above.
The Long Lunch with Wendyl Nissen, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.