Weekend Variety Wireless: In case you missed Saturday

Weekend Variety Wireless 30/09/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Variety Wireless with Graeme Hill on Saturday 29th September, 2018.

Science Report with marine scientist Rochelle Constantine

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What do whales drink? Do fish drink?

Dr Rochelle Constantine joins RadioLIVE's Graeme Hill to take a look at the plight of the Northern hemisphere Orca that are facing extinction around Scotland.

Rochelle also looks at what’s really going on with that octopus slap from the Kaikoura seal? See the video here.

Astronomy with Dr Grant Christie

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Astronomer Dr Grant Christie joins RadioLIVE's Graeme Hill to talk about the latest in astronomy news.

Grant explores the astronomy SOUND of the month. Huh?

He also gives us a progress report on the Ryugu Asteroid landers, and looks at why our sun is missing some colours.

Cook’s Endeavour rediscovered?

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Historian John McCrystal, host of the Shipwreck Tales series, joins RadioLIVE's Graeme Hill to take a look at Captain Cook's ship, Endeavour.

John explains what exactly happened to this tiny but remarkable vessel after its astounding voyage around the world - which founded European contact with New Zealand.

Words with Max Cryer: Cats' 'nine lives', Joe Bloggs

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Max Cryer joins Graeme Hill to banter over words, their origin and their meaning.

Why is October our tenth month? Max also explores Hoi Polloi, cats and their proverbial nine lives and just who is Joe Bloggs?

Ask Max a question here and Graeme will forward it on to Max.

Human Statistics: Global optimism and pessimism

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So who's the gloomiest?

Ipsos' Jonathan Dodd joins RadioLIVE's Graeme Hill to take a look at global optimism and pessimism.

Environews: Northland’s Russell Forest collapse

Russel Forest. Photo: Forest & Bird.

One of the last areas in NZ to be infected with possums is now in big trouble.

Forest & Bird’s Northland person Dean Baigent-Mercer joins Graeme to take a look at the state fo Northland's Russel Forest.

Dean has a plea for action and a few things to say about 1080 and environmental sabotage.

Bird Of The Year 2018

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The annual Bird of the Year competition is set to get underway Monday October 1.

We review past winners, Russians meddling, fake bird news and vote rigging.

Here’s where it’s happening.

Shipwreck Tales: Mikhail Lermontov

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This week we look at the luxury Soviet cruise liner Mikhail Lermontov, which to this day is at the bottom of the sea in our Marlborough Sounds.

How did an experienced NZ pilot make such a big mistake?

See the Shipwreck Tales archive here.

Listen to the full interviews above.

Weekend Variety Wireless with Graeme Hill, 8pm - midnight Saturdays and Sundays, on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the Rova app on Android and iPhone.