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NZ helps create first-ever World Drowning Prevention Day
In New Zealand drowning is the leading cause of recreational death including around 80 preventable fatalities every year. Today is the first-ever World Drowning Prevention Day. Water Safety New Zealand CEO Daniel Gerrard is with us.
Why you'll need to quarantine before going to Mars
Writer and podcaster Nicola Twilley's latest book, co-authored with husband Geoff Manaugh, is Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine. She joins the show to discuss the importance of planetary quarantine.
Dave Gerrard at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
There isn't much Professor Dave Gerrard hasn't done when it comes to the Olympic Games, having attended the first Tokyo Olympics in 1964 as an athlete. This time he is a medical commissioner for Fina. He's with us from Tokyo.
How voice cloning is revolutionising the way we communicate
Voice cloning software is able to replicate a person's voice speaking any words or sentences that are typed into a keyboard. Founder of VocaliD, Professor Rupal Patel joins us to discuss how the technology works.
The evolution of human fatherhood
Human fathers put more time and energy into rearing their offspring than most other mammalian dads. Dr Lee Gettler is an anthropologist who focuses on fathering and the biology of fatherhood. He's with us today to discuss.
Calling Home: Amanda Ellis in Honolulu
Amanda Ellis arrived in Hawai'i in 2016 and no other place outside of New Zealand has had a stronger impact on her own personal growth than Hawai'i. She's Calling Home this morning from Manoa Valley, Honolulu.