The Long Lunch: In case you missed Thursday

Long Lunch 09/08/2018

In case you missed The Long Lunch today, you can listen back to some of the best bits from Thursday August 9th 2018.

Bill to protect teens from forced marriages

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Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Labour list MP discusses the new Private Member’s bill passed yesterday requiring 16 and 17 year olds to get permission from a family court judge to marry that is designed to protect teens from forced marriages in this country.

Wombat mural goes viral after neighbour makes it permanent


Jimmi Buscombe the artist at the centre of the accidental wombat murel in of Warrnambool joins The Long Lunch talking about his unexpected rise to fame, the 10 million views and counting, and his new friendship with the one and only Mr Phil Hoy.

 ‘Strange complacency’ over next World War kicking off in Asia.

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Dr Brendan Taylor, associate professor at ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and author of the new book The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War, joins The Long Lunch talking about why people need to review their ‘strange complacency’ on the prospect of the next World War kicking off in Asia.

New Zealand Book Awards winner Bren Macdibble

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Bren Macdibble (aka Cally Black) is the junior and young adult fiction category winner from last night’s New Zealand Book Awards.

She joins The Long Lunch to talk about her double award success, motorbiking across the States and quitting her job, selling her house and driving a house bus around Australia’s Northern Territory.

Health, Mind & Body with Jess Blair: How to manage stress

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Jess Blair clinical nutritionist and naturopath is our Health, Mind & Body guest this week on The Long Lunch with tips and tricks on how to manage stress better.

Pets with Jordan Coulson: Kibble V's raw diet

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Jordan Coulson from is our pet expert this week.

He joins Wendyl Nissen to talk about the misunderstood topic of raw food v kibble diets.

Hollywood goss with Marc Malkin

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Marc Malkin, senior events & lifestyle editor @Variety joins The Long Lunch for our weekly Hollywood gossip update.

He's talking about Reese Witherspoon throwing an ice cream cone at Meryl Streep while filming Big Little Lies and today's big news, the Oscars have added a new category: Outstanding achievement in popular film.

Coming out later in life - the pain and the triumph

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Dr Quentin Allan, AUT learning advisor discusses his first-of-a-kind thesis Gay Men Coming Out Later in Life, which traces the story of 12 New Zealand men who grew up in a largely repressive and homophobic society and made the decision to come out past the age of 40.

You can read his thesis here.

Snapchat dysmorphia

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RadioLIVE Sunday Social host Vaughn Davis  joins Wendyl Nissen this week talking about a worrying new social media body image dysmorphia termed “Snapchat dysmorphia.” 

Listen to all of the interviews from The Long Lunch above.

The Long Lunch with Wendyl Nissen, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.