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Tuesday 14 August 2018
On Short Story Club this Thursday we are going to discuss a brilliant short story by Janet Frame, called The Bath.
The story can be found in the recently digitised Landfall Archive, run by Otago University Press. The Bath was published in 1965 in Landfall 75. To read it you need to click on the landfall cover in the link here and scroll down 7 pages to the story, which is on pg 225.
Email us your thoughts - Jesse@radionz.co.nz
The writer of the best email wins a copy of To The Mountains: A Collection of New Zealand Apline Writing published by Otago University Press
1:10 Cat Stevens impersonator, Darren Coggan
Darren Coggan is an award winning Australian country singer who hails from Wagga Wagga - but he has an extra special gift, he can sing just like Cat Stevens. Actually he's pretty good at doing Glen Campbell and James Taylor too.
he gives us some examples of his vocal prowess ahead of his New Zealand performances of Peace Train - A Tribute to Cat Stevens
1:15 The brave new world of online sport streaming
The telco Spark is hoovering up the rights to live sport, securing the English Premier League for next year, as well as the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Is the company trying to become New Zealand's Amazon? How far can it go - will we be seeing Spark Electricity in the near future? And what does this mean for old faithful Sky TV?
Business and technology commentator Paul Spain joins us to mull over these questions.
1:25 Milk of human kindness on show in short film Walk a Mile
Kindness has not vanished from the world - and Wellington filmmaker Judith Cowley wants to shine a spotlight on it.
She's trying to raise $10,000 on the crowdfunding site Boosted to make her deeply personal script, Walk a Mile, into a short film.
Judith joins us to talk about kindness, heartbreak, and finding solace and decency in other humans.
1:35 The dark and seductive history of hot chocolate
Chocolate was first brought to Europe in drink form, and immediately took a place at the high table of the aristocracy.
Chocolate-makers were among the few servants permitted entry to lords and ladies' bedrooms, and chocolatiers became some of the wealthiest people around.
Italian-born University of Waikato creative writing student Maria-Teresa Corino is now writing a novel about this most innocent and delicious of drinks, and she joins us to talk about it.
1:40 Great album: 3D's Hellzapoppin
2:10 Classic books with Anna Smail
Poet and novellist Anna Smail of Victoria University talks us through the works of Charles Dickens, and tells us why his books were so significant.
2:20 Women of rock documentaries
Jana Whitta takes us through some great female rockumentaries that have travelled through New Zealand during the International Film Festival over the last few years, and plays us some of the incredible music from those artists including, MIA, Mavis Staples, Nico and Amy Winehouse.
These are the documentaries and biopics Jana talks about:
M.I.A (2018) NZIFF Director: Stephen Loveridge
Nico 1988 (2018) NZIFF Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli
Miss Sharon Jones (2016) NZIFF Director Barbara Kopple
The Punk Singer (2014) NZIFF Sini Anderson
Amy (2015) Director Asif Kapadia
Hit so hard - Patty Schemel (Drummer of Hole) P. David Ebersole
Patti Smith (2008) NZIFF
3:10 What your pet is thinking
We live with them 24/7 and yet most of the time we have absolutely no idea what our pets are thinking.
But Dr Zazie Todd does. She uses science to explain animal behavior and how pets think.
She says animal behavior will tell you what your pet is thinking almost every time if you just know what to look for. Dr Todd shares her insights and research on a blog called Companion Animal Psychology
3:30 BBC sporting witness
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question
4:05 The Panel with Chris Gallavin and Lynda Hallinan
CRITTER OF THE WEEK T-SHIRTS!
NZ is full of amazing native creatures, and many of them are not cute and pretty! We are celebrating those less loved critters with some limited edition t-shirts illustrated by the amazing @giselledraws.
She was assisted by science advisor Mike Dickison and DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki.
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