Wellington actor Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie has been described as "dazzlingly talented" in Vogue, and has worked alongside such movie stars as Benedict Cumberpatch, Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten Dunst, to name a few. She was predicted to dominate the screen in 2021, and with four major movies out this year -- including Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho, which has just premiered at the Venice Film Festival -- those predictions have been on the mark. Indeed, IndieWire film critic Nicholas Barber wrote that Harcourt Mckenzie's performance as Eloise in Last Night in Soho was "so delightful and versatile that there doesn't appear to be anything that she can't do". Thomasin joins the show from the capital to discuss her latest movie projects, life and work in lockdown and what she would like to be if she wasn't an actor.
Ever wondered how some people are able to function optimally on just a few hours' sleep, while others still find themselves feeling a lot less than ideal after a solid eight hour shift? Those lucky people who thrive on limited but more efficient sleep ('short sleepers') could be benefiting from a...
Federico Rossano, director of the Comparative Cognition Lab at UC San Diego, joins the show to look at whether dogs do miss people when they're not with them.
Annabel Langbein and her daughter Rose have collaborated again, releasing their second cookbook, the aptly-named Summer at Home. After three years of life in the Big Apple, Rose is now living next to Annabel and husband Ted in a cabin on their Wanaka property. Rose joins us to discuss Summer at...