Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.
Stand and Deliver (part 5)
Time for another report from Africa by veteran broadcaster Ian Johnstone. Today, he recalls the end of his Africa trip 20 years ago which finished with an epic road trip across Uganda.
How Online Extremists use the internet - Andrew Marantz
For three years, New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz lived in the world of trolls and white supremacists, watching them use the internet to advance their odious ideas. He talks to Jesse about what he learnt and putting it all in a book.
Robert Kelly with books for Christmas
Former bookseller Rob Kelly has some suggestions from the list of new releases contending for the Christmas bestseller crown, along with a couple of old favourites.
How to Write a CV with Jo Hampton
How To Write: Jo Hampton shares her tips for writing a successful C.V.
Bedtime stories for anxious adults
The guest programmer for this year's Word Christchurch Festival is all about bedtime stories for adults. Ray Shipley talks to Jesse about how they have gone about collecting soothing stories for grown ups.
Heart Foundation's recommendations on red meat
The Heart Foundation has just released new recommendations on how much red meat and chicken we should be eating The Foundation's Chief Advisor on Food and Nutrition, Dave Munro talks to Jesse.