Weekend Life: In case you missed Sunday

Weekend Life 19/08/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Life with Lynda Hallinan, in for Trudi Nelson on Sunday 19th August.

A matter of fact

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Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw, researcher and writer joins Lynda Hallinan about her latest publication A Matter of Fact: Talking Truth in a Post-Truth World.

She explains misinformation can have a devastating effect, and can travel further and faster than good information.

Money Matters

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This week the government’s attempt to quell some of the heat in the property market saw the passing of new laws to ban foreign buyers of old houses - but will it make a difference?

Shamubeel Eaqub, our resident economist joins Lynda Hallinan for all your money matters.

Political Panel: Vernon Tava and Laila Harre

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Marama Davidson vs James Shaw, the teachers strike, Simon Bridges over spending and the fight for Wairarapa. 

Lynda Hallinan is joined by Vernon Tava, political commentator and Laila Harre former leader of the Internet Party to discuss the week's political news.

With one from the left and one from the right, what will they agree on?

Politics 101

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Town & country, left and right - two young, fresh MP’s from opposite sides of the house.

Chloe Swarbrick, Greens List MP and Matt King National MP join Lynda Hallinan to talk the Green's AGM, 'end of life' choice bill and medical cannabis.

The diary of a bookseller/regrets

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Shaun Bythell, owner of The Bookshop Wigtown in Scotland joins Lynda Hallinan to talk about his new book The Diary of a Bookseller and where he found his inspiration.

Working in a little secondhand bookstore he sees many different characters, and he writes about all of them... some good, and some not so good.

Continuing the diary talk, Tracy Farr author and bad diarist talks with Lynda Hallinan ahead of the literary series Bad Diaries Salon.

The series has people stand on stage and read their diary thoughts out loud.

NZ adventures by rail

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Palmerston North writer Denis Dwyer set off to discover New Zealand by shanks' pony, embarking on a series of day walks for his book New Zealand by Foot, which was published last year.

He joins Lynda Hallinan after his latest book, New Zealand Adventures by Rail to share some of his favourite journeys, and the encounters he's enjoyed along the way.  

Are you getting enough sleep to be effective at work?

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In today’s busy world, where the tangible boundaries between work and home are disappearing, people are sleeping less and working more.

Leadership coach Harold Hillman joins Lynda Hallinan to discuss how to build better sleeping habits.


Aretha Franklin, one of the biggest musical icons passed away on the 16th August.

Paula Yeoman, our resident music reviewer joins Lynda Hallinan to pay her tributes, as we have a look at her most popular songs.

Listen to the interviews above.

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