Weekend Variety Wireless: In case you missed Saturday

Weekend Variety Wireless 04/11/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Variety Wireless with Graeme Hill on Saturday 3rd November, 2018.

Science Report with physicist Shaun Hendy

The Auckland University physicist discusses a mystery particle discovered by the Large Hadron Collider, and new theories on how the first Australians got there tens of thousands of years ago.

Astronomy with Grant Christie

Astronomer Grant Christie chats about the Kepler telescope (is it running out of gas?) and new theories on the formation of our Milky Way galaxy. 

At The Movies with James Croot: Robert Redford's legacy

Robert Redford. Photo: File.

Movie critic James Croot tells Graeme about Robert Redford’s possibly final performance in 'The Old Man & The Gun', and recounts his amazing career and impact on cinema with his Sundance Festival.

Words with Max Cryer: Caucus, carrying the torch

Where do we get the word caucus from? What does "carrying the torch" mean and what does champagne ham have to do with champagne? Ask Max a question here and Graeme will pass it on to Max.

Remembering Richard Gill

The conductor, musical director but most impressively a passionate educator died last week. He was a regular guest on the Variety Wireless and he’ll be sorely missed. Hear Mr Gill breezily discuss Beethoven’s 5th Symphony with Graeme.

Environews: A visually stunning book on New Zealand birds

TALENT?? discusses the landmark publication Birdstories, The History Of The Birds Of New Zealand, an immaculately produced,  highly visual collection of stories about our native birds, alive and extinct.

Albums from The Class Of 1978

Graeme & Grant Smithies re-spin the debut Birmingham Reggae brilliance of Steel Pulse, Handsworth Revolution.

See all albums turning 40 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.