If you missed The Long Lunch today with Lynda Hallinan, you can listen back to the best bits here from Monday 12th November 2018.
Patriarchy is strong: If you can manipulate it to your advantage, why wouldn't you?
Brooke West, self-described ‘sugar baby’ and part time stripper and dancer talks about the relationship between sugar babies and sugar daddies, and how it has enabled her to collect gifts worth a total of $30,000 from multiple daddies.
West says some men just want to have an intelligent conversation with a pretty girl and not feel the responsibility of maintaining the relationship.
She says her sugar daddies give her business advice and patriarchy is strong, so if you can manipulate that to your advantage, why wouldn't you?
Tenant lets rental out as airbnb
Jane Bennett, General Manager of The Property Store in Taupo talks about the curious case of a property she has just taken over that was being run as a popular Airbnb destination by its current tenant.
Why do people go missing?
Danny Toresen, Managing Director and Senior Investigator at The Investigators talks about what appears to be an increase in the number of people going missing in this country, the success rate in finding these people, and how much of it can be attributed to mental health problems.
Food News with Lauraine Jacobs
Lauraine Jacobs joins The Long Lunch for Food News this week, talking about regionality in restaurant food around New Zealand.
Bag of Books with Joan Mackenzie
Joan Mackenzie from Whitcoulls is reviewing the following books today on The Long Lunch:
Past Tense by Lee Child
This is his 23rd book and is universally reviewed as amongst his very best. Jack Reacher is hitchhiking from Maine to the West Coast when he stumbles upon a small town in New Hampshire which he recognises as the place his father grew up except that there is no record of his Dad or any Reacher ever having lived there. And there’s a young couple travelling from Canada to New York whose car breaks down and these two stories inevitably intersect.
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off by Michael Caine
His life and times, plus some wisdom accumulated along the way.
Eat: One Mother to Another
A fundraiser cookbook put together by two women whose babies were both in nenonatal intensive care and discovered what a lonely experience that can be for the mothers. They’ve started a charity which gives care packages to these women, currently in Southland, Christchurch and Nelson, but keen to expand their activities, hence the book. It has some terrific recipes, from some very well known people such as Jacinda Ardern, Nigella Lawson, Peter Gordon and Annabel Langbein.
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