Weekend Variety Wireless: In case you missed Saturday

Weekend Variety Wireless 14/10/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Variety Wireless with Graeme Hill on Saturday 13th October, 2018.

Science Report with physicist Shaun Hendy

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While it's no Melbourne Cup people do take bets on who might win a Nobel Prize. Graeme and physicist Shaun Hendy look at the 2018 science Nobel prizes.

Whether it be those who win at the start of their career or at the end, it's time to look at who won prizes.

Astronomy with Grant Christie

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Graeme and Grant Christie look at a film about the ever incredible Voyager spacecraft, including where the Voyager is now and the best documentary on it, The Farthest, which featured at the Auckland film festival.

They also look at the broken Hubblescope, as well as a barn doorstep that turns out to be meteorite. And in the Astronomy video of the week is this gorgeous video of a solar flare, which is many times larger than Earth. It’s about 3 hours sped up to better show what’s going on.

At the Movies with James Croot

James Croot is back! Graeme and James look at his recent time at the movies.

This week they have a very space themed segment and look at:

  • First Man - Directed by Damien Chazelle
  • Apollo 13 - Directed by Ron Howard
  • A trip to the moon - Directed by Georges Méliès
  • And so many more.

Words with Max Cryer

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We start of with Max's word of the week which is petrol. Max tells us the history of petrol, as well as the difference between flinch and wince, Amazon and Gobbledegook.

If you have a question for Max email here and Graeme will forward it on.

Human Statistics with Jonathan Dodd 

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Graeme and IPSOS researcher Jonathan Dodd look at human statistics; the changes in confidence in international attitudes to banks, big business and media.

The Invading Sea

Graeme catches up with Neville Peat, author of The Invading Sea. With climate change, the sea is getting angrier. What does this mean for New Zealand’s shore and the communities living near them?

Meeting dancer and choreographer Moss Patterson

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Moss does his best to describe the dance works he produces, with special attention to his latest work, Pango, and what happened to the “Golden Age” of New Zealand Contemporary Dance?

JC Carroll of UK Punk explosion stars, The Members.

Remind yourself of the Sound Of The Suburbs here.  

The Members' JC Carroll performs a solo show in Auckland, Friday 19th October at The Thirsty Dog on Karangahape Road. Tickets can be found 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.