Weekend Variety Wireless: In case you missed Sunday

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 Sunday 11th November, 2018.

Media Stick

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Mark Watson joins the Weekend Variety Wireless to look at the week’s media guff dissected for fun and lols.

Marsden research grant towards the weird weird world of Quantum entanglement

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Researcher Dr Mikkel Andersen of Otago University explains what appears to be something akin to magic.

Skeptical Thoughts with Siouxsie Wiles

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The week’s woo and scams exposed for what they aren’t.

Brian Cox

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Physicist and hugely popular TV presenter and documentary maker, Brian Cox on serious science and having the piss taken in spectacular fashion here

Brian is touring NZ next year. Venues, dates and tickets here.

Dybvig’s America

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Warning: John Dybvig does try to contain himself, but there are a few swear-words used in his piece, so listen to this week's Letter from America at your own risk.

US politics and culture from John's own unique perspective.

Jesus Make It Stop, November 11

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At long last the war is over but people would die on the Western Front right up to and including the morning of armistice 100 years ago this day.

Massey University War Historian Glyn Harper describes the last week or WWI and how it echoes through to today. For the full series go here

This has also been released as a special seven-part podcast series. Learn how to download here.

The War Poets

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WWI produced some compelling literature and poetry.

Victoria University English Prof Harry Ricketts on Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves and Wilfred Owen who died in the very last week of the war.

The WWI conscientious objector and dissident, Archibald Baxter who caught hell from his own countrymen on The Western Front.

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Journalist, historian and champion of the dissidents, Mark Scott, describes what happened to those who refused to fight for non-religious reasons in The Great War.

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.