Weekend Variety Wireless: In case you missed Saturday

Weekend Variety Wireless 11/11/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Variety Wireless with Graeme Hill on Saturday 10th November, 2018.

Science Report with Marine Biologist Rochelle Constantine

Oceanic Blue Carbon.

beautifully made web-thing here explaining the myriad paths carbon takes in our oceans and some surprising reasons why. 

Astronomy with Grant Christie

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Some serious people hypothesise the interstellar visiting object, 'Oumuamua', is a spacecraft.

How best to message intelligent life from Earth, but should we?

The strange Ryugu asteroid up close. See here.

One image was captured every second from immediately after the spacecraft began to ascend (altitude 21m) on October 25, 2018. The spacecraft was rising at about 52cm/s.

Movies with James Croot

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A preview of what may well be a Peter Jackson masterwork bringing WWI footage to vivid clarity.

See the trailer for They Shall Not Grow Old  here. S’amazin! 

Words with Max Cryer

The step in step-father, what the brand in brand new means and why do we often call blokes guys?

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

 Human Statistics 

Ipsos research director Jonathan Dodd takes a look at the polls versus the results in the mid-term US elections.


Credit: Supplied.

We are Lizard-land?

New Zealand has more endemic species of reptiles than birds, so where are they hiding?

The amazing variety and strange life of our reptiles with Dylan Van Winkel, co-author of the new updated and comprehensive guide to the reptiles and amphibians of New Zealand.

Marsden research grant toward a cure for Kauri Dieback

Otago University’s Michelle Glass explains her research into how to stop Kauri dieback in its tracks.

War Music

Graeme and Grant Smithies delve into this rich vein from folk and country to hip hop and rock.

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.