The Sunday Session with Francesca Rudkin

The Sunday Session with Francesca Rudkin

News, opinion, analysis, lifestyle and entertainment – we’ve got your Sunday morning listening covered with The Sunday Session with Francesca Rudkin on Newstalk ZB.

Episodes

July 2, 2022 4 min
The School for German Brides by Aimie K. Runyan. It’s another WW2 story – God knows there are thousands of them and showing no signs of abating. This follows two young women – one of whom, Hanna, is set up to be married to a ghastly Nazi lieutenant, and is sent off to a place as per the title – a posh country house where young women are sent to learn how to be faithful and good wives and mothers and to obey their men thereby honour...
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How much is it going to cost? 
Which flights will they be available on?  
Is this what most other airlines are doing?  
When will these be in place? 
Megan Singleton joined Francesca Rudkin. 
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We are starting to see the impact of the last two years on our youth and teens – are you starting to see this also in adults – have we adjusted back to pre-covid times fast enough?  
The Prime Minister is inviting the world to pop in and say Hi, and we don’t have enough entry-level staff to maintain our accommodation sector but would you take a discount and clean your own room?  
Kelvin Davis says we are not quite there in terms of m...
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Australian broadcaster and journalist Melody Horrill suffered a childhood of emotional and physical trauma. She was a troubled and lost woman who carefully hid her pain from others. 
But Melody’s story is not just one of a broken woman, it’s one of hope, peace and healing – all of which came through an injured dolphin named Jock. 
She’s shared her story in a new memoir, A Dolphin Called Jock. 
Melody Horrill joined Francesca Rudkin fr...
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People most commonly relate loneliness to mental health but what effect does it have on our physical health? 
Erin is the co-founder, director, naturopath and yoga teacher at Golden Yogi. She holds a bachelor of science (physiology) and a bachelor of natural medicine. 
Erin O’Hara joined Francesca Rudkin. 
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July 2, 2022 4 min
Mike’s website – goodfromscratch.co.nz 
With the fast-approaching school holidays nearly upon us, we are doing our "Little Chef" cooking classes at Good from Scratch. 
My wife Bee and our Head Gardener Adrianne (both qualified Chefs and Mums!) run these classes and they are a lot of fun. 
We always visit a country around the globe and this time it's one of our favourites "India".  
This recipe is aimed at all levels...
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An odd one this week that involves sniffing your friends. 
Instant friends are those people that you meet where you have an instant connection – like you have already been friends for years. Previous research has found that, subconsciously, we sniff each other when we meet new people and researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel wondered if that sniffing had a purpose. 
The research was published this week in the Jou...
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Greg Hoffman is the creative genius behind some of the world's most iconic marketing campaigns. 
During his 30 years at Nike, he worked on campaigns with absolute superstars – the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, the Brazilian football team, Roger Federer and Serena Williams – just to name a few. 
Greg has put his time as Nike’s Chief Marketing Officer into a new book, Emotion by Design: Creative Leadership Lessons from a Li...
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NZ Herald senior political reporter Thomas Coughlan joined Francesca Rudkin to update us on the latest from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Europe trip. 
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Another pandemic of “overwhelming magnitude” is right on New Zealand’s doorstep.  
It has been reported in the New Zealand Herald’s Great Minds series that our children's mental health services are at crisis point.  
There are very real concerns that we aren’t prepared or equipped to deal with the increasing numbers of young people seeing help.  
Yesterday, paediatrician, former Chief Science Advisor and director of The Centre for...
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Yesterday two headlines in the NZ Herald caught my attention.   
One read: Jacinda Ardern's global tourism push: 'We're very keen to welcome visitors back'  
And the other read:'Dire' staff shortage: NZ hotels offer guests discounts to clean their rooms.’   
I did have a giggle. Yes, come on down, we’re open for business, love to have you visit. Here are some sheets, towels and cleaning products – have a great ...
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The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn: An epic, absorbing novel which follows three free spirited children from an unconventional, dysfunctional family estate in Dorset in the years leading up to and during WW2. It’s a multi-layered story about the power of drama, of the bonds between siblings and the disparity of class; war work, espionage and making a life, and the compromises made on the way. I couldn’t put it down. 
Counterfeit ...
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Megan Singleton, bloggeratlarge.co.nz, joined Francesca Rudkin to update her on her trip to Aitutaki Island.
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What do you make of the US Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v Wade? 
The International Olympic Committee has had to defend its position that it’s up to each individual sports body to set their own rules for transgender athletes’ inclusion. Do you think transgender categories will become the way forward? 
Newstalk ZB Wellington Mornings host Nick Mills and Coast Day Host Lorna Subrtizky joined Francesca Rudkin on the Sunday Panel. 
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Kiwi chef and former My Kitchen Rules judge Ben Bayly is passionate about New Zealand food – the local growers, suppliers, orchards, markets and artisan suppliers.  
So much so he’s back for a second season of A New Zealand Food Story. The show sees Ben travel the country, visiting the best foodie destinations to get new ideas for his menu.  
Season 2 of A New Zealand Food Story is on TVNZ+ now. 
Ben Bayly joined Francesca Rudkin....
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June 25, 2022 5 min
Today Erin and Francesca discussed preventive medicine and being proactive with your health. 
Erin is the co-founder, director, naturopath and yoga teacher at Golden Yogi. She holds a bachelor of science (physiology) and a bachelor of natural medicine. 
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Mike’s website – goodfromscratch.co.nz 
I hope we are all enjoying our first Matariki Long weekend! 
Finally! After almost 12 months of delays, I'm super stoked to say Eat Well for Less is coming back on our screens this coming Tuesday. Feeling like the timing is right for this show. 
I'm always humbled to be allowed into people's homes like the ones we have visited this season and I can tell you we have been really challe...
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Many of us might use this long weekend to hit the malls and do a bit of shopping, but you might want to think about what you drink before you go! 
A new study out this week in the Journal of Marketing found that shoppers that drank just one cup of caffeinated coffee right before hitting the shops spent 50% more money and bought 30% more items compared to those that drank a decaf or just water. 
The study was based on a series of expe...
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A new Game of Thrones spin-off series has been announced. 
Kate Bush’s Stranger Things success continues. 
Steve Newall, editor at flicks.co.nz, joined Francesca Rudkin. 
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Rena Owen is an absolute icon.  
From her break out role as Beth Heke in Once Were Warriors to a hugely successful Hollywood career – including being the only actress in history to work with legendary directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg – that’s no mean feat!  
Rena’s latest role is playing activist and community leader, Mother of the Nation, Dame Whina Cooper in the new film Whina. 
Rena Owen joined Francesca Rudkin. 
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