Episodes
This week's critter is a super rare fungus that attacks giant weta. It kills and covers its host with a white mould, producing little beige-capped mushrooms when it's ready to spread its spores. It's only been seen a handful of times and might be more threatened than the weta it feeds on!
Published 09/24/21
Builder Stan Scott joins Jesse on the show to answer any DIY questions you might have. You can text 2101 or email [email protected] to get answers from Stan.
Published 09/24/21
Martin Bosley shares a lunch recipe that makes the most of the spring produce.
Published 09/24/21
A chemical engineering team in Canterbury are working on some promising technology that could be a gamechanger for the dairy industry and the environment. 
Published 09/24/21
Graeme Tuckett reviews Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, Eiffel, and The Lost Leonardo
Published 09/24/21
The Hawke's Bay A & P show is just one of many agricultural shows around the country to cancel this year due to Covid.
Published 09/24/21
Conservation biologist Dr Andrew Digby joins Jesse to talk about the upcoming kākāpō breeding season.
Published 09/24/21
The prospect of a new airport for Central Otago may be one stop closer after an initial assessment. 
Published 09/24/21
Kira Mance Freire has embarked on a fun way to encourage her friends and family to get vaccinated against Covid-19. 
Published 09/24/21
Mary talks about ethical investing following on from a report by The Responsible Investment Association of Australasia which reviewed the investment practices of 27 financial institutions in New Zealand.
Published 09/23/21
We look back at the early years of New Zealand's longest running soap opera, Shortland Street.
Published 09/23/21
A new creative project launches today that could be the perfect distraction for those of us still in lockdown.
Published 09/23/21
The programme for November's Verb Reader's and Writer's Festival has been released today - and this year the festival comes with a special theme. 
Published 09/23/21
A family-run South Auckland business has come up with a novel way to encourage staff to get vaccinated. 
Published 09/23/21
Sonia Yee speaks to a researcher investigating the impact of face masks on our ability to read facial expressions and emotions, and also what happens when artificial intelligence comes into play.
Published 09/22/21
Comedian Jamie Loftus speaks to Jesse about her podcast My Year In Mensa and other projects.
Published 09/22/21
Hawke's Bay's Craggy Range has come 11th in a list of the world's top 50 vineyards, as judged by 'World's Best Vineyards' - an organisation which promotes the world's top wine tourism spots. 
Published 09/22/21
Podcast critic Molly Jones tells us about Up And Vanished series 3 from TenderFoot TV. 
Published 09/22/21
RNZ producer and onetime bookseller Robert Kelly presents his weekly quiz.
Published 09/22/21
Old-school or traditionals skills like home cooking, gardening, and even darning, have been lost a little bit in the flurry of modern life. But volunteers in Motueka are planning on bring them back.
Published 09/22/21
Human rights advocate Erin Gough speaks to Jesse about her experience of going to open homes in a wheelchair.
Published 09/22/21
Auckland restaurateur Yael Shochat from Ima Cusine tells Jesse why people need to return to the inner-city.
Published 09/22/21
He helped eradicate smallpox with the World Health Organization, now renowned epidemiologist Dr Larry Brilliant has a strategy for getting COVID under control. He says it will take acts of both selfishness and altruism to ensure poor countries have access to the vaccine. He explains just how nasty the Delta variant is and what it takes to make a vaccine programme truly successful.
Published 09/21/21
Librarian at Diocesan School for Girls, Catherine Ross has another amazing list of books for young people to read this week. Her theme this week is 'Remixes'.
Published 09/21/21
Every Tuesday we speak to Daniel Watson, the owner and general manager of Vertech IT Services. 
Published 09/21/21