Designed to help you discover what to listen to next, host Richard Scott hunts out the best podcasts from New Zealand and around the world.
The Podcast Hour for Saturday 3rd August 2019
A chance encounter fom the past in 'All The Best', tech show 'Reply All' solves online mysteries and tells stories of internet life, find otherworldly laughs in 'This Paranormal Life', and 'The Soundtrack Show' explores the role music plays in creating the fictional universe of our favourite films.
'The Soundtrack Show': the music in our favourite films
'The Soundtrack Show' looks at the role that music plays in creating the fictional universe in some of our favourite films. From Jaws to Star Wars, from Psycho to Jurassic Park...and beyond! We play a clip from the first of three episodes devoted to the first part of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of The Ring (2001), with a film score written by composer Howard Shore. And 'The Soundtrack Show' is hosted by David Collins.
'This Paranormal Life': otherwordly laughs
Do you believe in aliens, or doubt that the Moon Landings ever took place? Me neither...but I didn't let that stop me from enjoying 'This Paranormal Life'! We share an excerpt from episode 67 of 'This Paranormal Life' called 'Murderous Bunny Man Escapes Asylum' presented by Rory Powers and Kit Grier.
'Reply All': tech mysteries
For some reason Ben can't listen to one of his favourite podcasts, 99% Invisible with Roman Mars, on the car stereo of his Mazda. But why?! We play some of 'The Roman Mars Mazda Virus', episode 140 of 'Reply All' from Gimlet Media hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman.
Chance encounters: 'All The Best'
Have you ever got an unexpected message or a social media notification from a name from your past? One day Stephen got a Facebook alert from somebody very special to him, who he'd lost contact with 27 years before. We share some of Carey Scheer's story 'The Only Hole In My Life' produced by Tegan Nicholls and Selena Shannon, as featured on the 'All The Best' podcast.
The Podcast Hour for Saturday 27th July 2019
'When We Got To The Seventh' is a quirky fiction show [1:54-13:57], having fun with self improvement in 'Personal Best' [14:01-25:19], celebrating life's simple pleasures in 'The Pleasures of Brecht' [25:19-38:28], and where does the idea of pink for girls and blue for boys from? 'Every Little Thing' has the answer [38:28:-47:28].
From the serious to hilarious
The Podcast Hour provides a wide and varied offering of podcasts from around the world from the serious to the hilarious. A great way to discover new and interesting pods - the only catch is you'll end up with a list of podcasts a mile long to listen to. Highly recommend!