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.

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August 6, 2022 4 min

Tomorrow, & Tomorrow, & Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. I loved this and didn’t particularly expect to as it’s about two kids who meet as children on the ward in a hospital where they play video games together; and then meet up 8 years later when Sam is at Harvard and Sadie’s at MIT and together produce a game which is a massive global hit. Gaming is so not my thing but the guts of this story is actually about managing relatio...

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Lost luggage is a big news story all over the world. And with horror stories emerging, Kiwis are looking for the best ways to prevent themselves to avoid this situation.

Travel blogger Megan Singleton joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss the best tips and tricks.

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Coast day host Lorna Subritzky and political commentator Ben Thomas joined Francesca Rudkin for the Sunday Panel.

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Hallelujah is undoubtedly Leonard Cohen’s biggest hit, but initially, the song had very little success. 

The story of the song Hallelujah and the man behind it is now the subject of a documentary – Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, A Song.

The film’s directors Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine joined Francesca Rudkin.

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Can too much of something that's good for us actually be harmful? This is a particular issue with antibiotics, where too much of an antibiotic you don't need increases the risk of developing a resistant infection in the future.

Wellness expert Erin O'Hara joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss more on the pros and cons of taking antibiotics.

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August 6, 2022 3 min

South African Sausage is on the menu today – bit on the nose, but tasty!  

Well like everyone in NZ this morning we are waking up to the result of the first test between South Africa and the All Blacks.

To celebrate the test match I want to give you one of South Africa's favorite foods behind the hugely important Braai or BBQ. 

Boerewors, which is a huge coiled sausage made up of many kinds of meat, but the most popular being ...

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This week we are talking self-driving cars and how they might need a gender setting on them! 

Anyone who has bought a new car will notice more and more technology and automated functions in them, helping the human driver to drive more safely.  Everything from keeping you in your lane if your drift, emergency braking for you if in danger and even self parking for you! 

All of these advances are part of a move to cars becoming fully ...

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Editor of flicks.co.nz Steve Newall joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss artists calling for mask-wearing at concerts, the future of Dunedin's Crown Hotel in turmoil, winners from the Best Short Film at the NZIFF, and the return of Brokenwood Mysteries.

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True crime fans, do I have a story for you. 

One of murder, the hijacking of a $100 million supertanker, modern-day piracy, ridiculous amounts of money and a global maritime insurance conspiracy. 

It honestly reads like a work of fiction but new book Dead in the Water: Murder and Fraud in the World's Most Secretive Industry is all very, very true. 

One of the book’s authors is Bloomberg senior reporter and investigative journal...

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The White Ferns will face England for the bronze medal after taking Australia to the final over but losing by five wickets at Edgbaston tonight.

It was a much more creditable performance from New Zealand after they had been crushed by the hosts in their final group game, a result that set up a semifinal against the tournament's firm favourites.

But Australia never seriously looked like ceding their chance to play for gold, now ...

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Employment relations specialist Sylvia Wood has been elected National Party president at the party's conference in Christchurch.

Wood takes over from Peter Goodfellow, whose 13 years in the job make him the party's longest-serving president.

Wood has over 25 years' experience in human resources and employment relations.

National leader Christopher Luxon said he was "delighted" to announce Wood had been elected &...

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In a one-sided defeat to the Springboks where their attack failed display any form of fluency, they were dominated at the breakdown and struggled to defuse the aerial bombardment, All Blacks coach Ian Foster believes his side delivered their most improved performance of the season.

A fifth loss from their last six tests revealed familiar issues for the beaten and bullied All Blacks to heap further pressure on Foster's troubled ...

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National Party Deputy Leader Nicola Willis has laid out her vision for the future of New Zealand. 

Speaking at the party’s AGM in Christchurch, Willis addressed the challenging economic conditions our country is facing and how a National Government will lead New Zealanders forward. 

Nicola Willis joined Francesca Rudkin. 

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The Birmingham Commonwealth Games kind of snuck up on us didn’t they?

It’s fair to say there have been plenty of other things on our minds over the last few months, and while Newstalk’s sports hosts did a great job introducing us to athletes heading to Birmingham there hasn’t been a lot of hype.

And yet, the 22nd Commonwealth Games seems to have arrived at the perfect time.

July has been grim. The weather has been lousy, a second w...

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The Maritime border opens at 11.59pm tonight mean cruise ships are back.  It has been confirmed the first cruise ship will be in New Zealand on 12 August which is much earlier than expected with the season usually starting around October.

Travel blogger Megan Singleton joined the Sunday Session with what to do and more importantly, what not to do on a cruise.

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Liam Hehir and Irene Gardiner joined the Sunday Session for the Sunday Panel.

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It’s been over two years since we’ve had new music from London based Kiwi artist Anna Robinson, better known just as Robinson. Teenage Renegade was released on Friday and has signalled a new chapter for her. 

Anna is in Melbourne en route back home to New Zealand and joined the Sunday Session.

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Bloating is a gassy, full feeling or abdominal discomfort. It can be a recurring problem for some people. Most people experience bloating at some point. 

Erin is the co-founder, director, naturopath and yoga teacher at Golden Yogi. She holds a bachelor of science and a bachelor of natural medicine and joined the Sunday Session to discuss.

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We are talking burgers…. 

When you cook a burger do you flip it once, lots of times or never? 

There are lots of theories around the perfect burger cooking technique, but mathematics has finally found the answer! 

Mathematician Jean-Luc Thiffeault has just published a mathematical model of burger flipping that lets you to cook burgers 29% more quickly. 

Published in the journal Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena  

The model makes some ...

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Flicks.co.nz editor Steve Newall joined the Sunday Session to discuss some of the highlights from the New Zealand International Film Festival, as well as Will Smith breaking his silence following that Oscars slap.

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