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How wine and cheese can boost your brain
It's the festive season and people are looking forward to indulging, so that means lots of wine and cheese. And It turns out that this might not be all bad, with research showing that consumption of wine and cheese can boost your brain.
The world's first ever Christmas song for dogs
It's nothing new to see Christmas songs entering the music charts at this time of the year, but a UK company recently recorded a world first with the release of 'Raise the Woof' - a Christmas song scientifically designed for dogs.
Eric Weiner: Life lessons from the Dead Philosophers' Society
In his new book, The Socrates Express, Eric Weiner goes in search of life lessons from dead philosophers. He joins the show to discuss the book -- which highlights philosophers and the specific lessons we can draw from their teachings.
Battles continue for NZ Long Covid sufferers
As the Covid year got longer, we heard about Long Covid, and the people who get through the illness phase okay, but for whom health issues still linger. Entrepreneur Jenene Crossan was one of those unfortunate cases.
My Xmas Song: Emma G, 'You Can Count On Me This Christmas'
Washington DC-based Kiwi artist Emma G has remained busy as always in 2020, despite everything that has been going on around her. Emma's new song, 'You Can Count On Me This Christmas' is her 10th release of the year.
Discovering the true power of trees
Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees and a reminder of how essential they are to our world. Author Raymond Huber joins the show from his base in Dunedin.