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How to prevent kids from developing addictions
New York Times bestselling author Jessica Lahey is a mother, a teacher in a drug and alcohol centre for adolescents, and a recovering alcoholic with a strong family history of addiction. Jessica wanted to develop a better understanding of why she had become an alcoholic and yet her sister could drink without having a problem. And she wanted to know what she could do to ensure her own children didn't follow in her own footsteps. Her latest book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Kids in a Culture of Dependence, is part memoir, part parent manual -- offering parents evidence-based advice for keeping children away from addiction.
Kiwi cryptocurrency thriller keeps readers guessing
In her former life, Martinborough-based author Rosy Fenwicke was a doctor who wrote books on the side. She's been a fulltime writer for a year now and won't be going back anytime soon. Her latest book, Cold Wallet: Locked. Loaded. Gone., tells the story of Jess, a lonely young woman who marries the man of her dreams, Andrew, only to have him die tragically on their honeymoon at a resort in Fiji. And that's where things start getting interesting. Andrew, a cyber genius, leaves his former business partner, Henry, out of his will and leaves Jess his cryptocurrency exchange. However, when the passwords to his cold wallets holding millions in cryptocurrency can't be found, Jess falls under suspicion. Rosy joins the show to discuss Cold Wallet and how her life has changed since she became a fulltime writer.
Prof. Richard Wiseman: Why magic should be taught in schools
Magic, luck, schools, Twitter, creativity, social skills, illusions, magician, David Copperfield, Houdini, chance, casino, gambling, addiction, lottery, anxiety, Internet, social media, Professor Richard Wiseman, intuition, emotion, confirmation bias, weather
Calling Home: Jessica Hobbs in London
It's been a big week for New Zealand TV director Jessica Hobbs following her breakthrough Emmy win for her work on The Crown. The London-based filmmaker was born into the industry, having joined her mum, director Aileen O'Sullivan, on set for a role in local mini-series The Governor as a child. After becoming an assistant director on films like Dame Jane Campion's An Angel at My Table, Hobbs went on to Australia, where she directed shows like Heartbreak High and The Slap, which got her invited to the UK to work on Broadchurch. The rest, as they say, is history. Jessica's Calling Home this morning.
Covid-19 update with Professor Michael Baker
University of Otago epidemiologist and regular Sunday Morning guest Professor Michael Baker returns to the show to answer your Covid-19 questions and ours.
Mediawatch for Sunday 26 Sep 2021
Covid complications confuse the media; Collins' snubs startles media - but it cuts both ways; confused claims of Covid-compromised cancer care; Collins' snubs startles media - but it cuts both ways.