WEEKEND VARIETY WIRELESS - December 15th and 16th, 2018
SATURDAY, December 15th
8:15 Science report with physicist and author of Silencing Science, Shaun Hendy.
8:40 Astronomy with Grant Christie. Voyager 2 now in interstellar space. Nice little video here.
9:15 Cinema with James Croot. The best of 2018 and a flashback to when The Bounty came to New Zealand with its megastar cast.
9:30 Words with Max Cryer. Christmas, hare-brained, turncoat and the weird origin of “get my goat”.
10:30 Back Stage Passes. Joanna Mathers new book on the untold story of NZ live music venues from the 1960s to 1990s.
11:00 Graeme’s all-time favourite interview. John Cooper Clarke promised to come to the studio and spin some of his favourite discs as well as discuss his own life and work. He was good to his word but Graeme got only 15 minutes' notice and had to bring doughnuts.
Sunday, December 16th
8:15 Media Stick with Paul Casserly AND Tamar Munch to mourn the loss of one of the longest running radio shows… Leighton Smith!
8:45 Truth Or Consequences. The greatest game show ever devised for radio. Call 0800 844 747 and answer the statements true or false. Win something maybe.
9:10 Skeptical Thoughts with Siouxsie Wiles and NZ Skeptics Mark Honeychurch. The week’s woo scams and hoaxes exposed for what they aren’t.
10:15 John Dybvig’s final Letter From America. Strap yourselves in!
10:30 Read Me A Poem. Michelle Leggott, former NZ Poet Laureate and literary academic reads us a favourite and tells us why. Here’s a clue; There’s a strong connection with this week’s Outsider Tale, below.
11:00 Outsiders with Gerard Hindmarsh. “Starkie”. John Douglas Stark was a hero of WWI but his feats seemed as much like madness. A near uncontrollable soul he could have easily been court-martialled and awarded a VC.
Original archive site here.