A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.
Listener feedback for 6 August 2022
Listener feedback for 6 August 2022.
Lynne O’Donnell & Massoud Hossaini: the fall of Kabul one year on
A year on from the fall of Kabul, Australian reporter Lynne O'Donnell returned to Afghanistan, and now says she'll never go back. O'Donnell returned for three days last month, only to be detained, forced to retract articles, and coerced into making a public apology for accusing the Taliban of sex slavery.
The complicated legend of Leonard Cohen’s most famous song
Largely ignored following its release on Leonard Cohen's 1984 album Various Positions, 'Hallelujah' took a long, winding road to become a modern day anthem, covered by hundreds of artists around the globe.
Dr Nick Holm: how New Zealand comedy embraces being a bit s**t
While New Zealand comedy is often branded as self-deprecating, laconic and deadpan, media studies lecturer Nick Holm says the defining characteristic is that it's a bit s**t.
Patrick Radden Keefe: collecting criminals and con artists for new book Rogues
Award-winning investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe paints deeply human portraits of victims and vigilantes alike in his latest page-turner, Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks.
Vanessa Braganza: decoding messages left by Catherine of Aragon
Self-described "book detective" and literary scholar at Harvard University, Vanessa Braganza has recently uncovered what she believes to be a long-overlooked example of defiance by the first wife of King Henry VIII.
Podcasts mean I never miss one of Kim’s shows. I am amazed at how well researched she is for such a breadth of topics and guests. It is great to have the time to delve into complicated subjects without rushing. The highlight of my week.
Bill O’Brien, Christchurch.
What’s next for Afghanistan
A thought provoking interview with Dr Srinjoy. I hope I live long enough to see the sprouting seeds of the suggested future possibilities for Afghanistan.
The thing I like about Saturday morning is I don’t always like it. It tips me out of my comfort zone and makes me think. Today it is so easy to live only in my world view . Thankfully Kim Hill makes me step into other peoples, and it’s makes life so much more interesting .