Anxiety, self-harm, social media, homework, partying, curfews, respect… It's not easy being a teenage girl and it's not easy parenting a teenage girl. Australian child psychologist Sarah Hughes shares some advice from her new book. Audio
This time last year Peter Dredge was told his wife Anne had no more than six months to live. He tells Jesse Mulligan that since Anne has been on a treatment programme developed by Dale Bredesen her condition has improved hugely. Audio
Nick Bollinger reviews Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana's debut album, we mark 20 years since cult musician Darcy Clay died, we take a deep-dive into two of the songs up for a Silver Scroll this year and Lyttelton folk singer Adam McGrath joins us to share songs and yarns on The Mixtape.
This week David Bremner and guest Jeff Garza focus on the most mellow-toned brass instrument in the orchestra, the horn. Composers like Strauss, Mahler and Wagner loved its expressive qualities and wrote spectacular music for the horn section. Audio
Review - Despite starring two favourite actors - Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick - and boasting smart women-led comedy director Paul Feig, A Simple Favour features too many tonal switches for its own good, Simon Morris writes. Video, Audio
The APRA Silver Scroll songwriting awards take place on October 4th at Auckland's Spark Arena. They've been running since 1965 and have recognised everyone from Ray Columbus to Lorde. Nick Bollinger gives us a rundown of what the awards are all about.
Every weekday after the 8:00am news, RNZ Concert listeners are guaranteed a moment of musical loveliness in the Beauty Spot – and so it's been for the last 20 years. We look back at some of the best-loved Beauty Spot pieces.
People love coincidences, so often find the English statistician David Spiegelhalter to be a "miserable old git" for questioning their existence. Spiegelhalter features in the BBC radio documentary What Are The Odds?Audio
The world première of Gareth Farr's new symphony honouring Sir Edmund Hillary and the return of Kiwi favourite drum and bass group 'Shapeshifter' feature in the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra's 2019 programme. Audio