Unfurling fresh ideas and sounds along with the best radio documentaries and features from here and overseas.
How to flourish when you're languishing in lockdown
The pandemic is having a huge toll on all of us - you might find you're stuck in a state of feeling 'meh', uninspired and stagnant, and largely joy-less and we can do about it. Psychologists call it languishing - and clinical psychologists Gaynor Parkin and Dougal Sutherland, join Bryan to find out how to get from languishing back to a much better mental state.
Overseas Correspondent - Canada
Peggy Revell joins us from Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Call for pension extensions for those stuck in Australia
A few dozen New Zealand superannuitants who are stuck in Australia having travelled there during the travel bubble, are being told the Government is working through whether the bubble closing, that's left them in limbo, could have been foreseen. Because once you've been out of the country for more than seven months, you lose your pension. The Associate Health Minister - Dr Ayesha Verrall told Checkpoint - The National Party's spokesperson for seniors, Ian McKelvie joins Bryan to discuss whether that's fair
Materials: Fact or Fiction - Relux and Lux Metal
Aran Warren, Canturbury University phD student working with MacDiarmid Institute investigator Maan Alkaisi - speaking to me about the potential for Lux/Relux - a solid material made out of light, as imagined by the Sci Fi writer John W Campbell back in the 1930s - to occur in the real world.
Mother of missing children holding out hope
The mother of three children who have been missing since the weekend with their father at a remote Waikato West Coast beach has released a statement. King Country man Thomas Phillips and his three children Jayda, Maverick and Ember aged 8, 6 and 5, have not been seen since a family gathering on Saturday. Their car was found on the remote Kiri-te-here beach on Sunday
Our Own Odysseys - Contained
Back in 2016, Bryan spoke to Birgit Krippner on travels on a container ship. Her upcoming photo exhibition 'HORIZONT' (meaning horizon in german) opens at the Suite Gallery in Wellington on the 13th of October.