Marcus Lush Nights

Marcus Lush Nights

Marcus Lush engages Kiwis from all walks of life, discussing the issues that matter most on Newstalk ZB.

Episodes

December 9, 2021 21 min
Following the announcement of the Smokefree 2025 Action Plan, including measures that by the end of next year people aged under 14 will never be able to legally purchase tobacco, Marcus was keen to gauge the nation's reaction.
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What started as 'why would you include a krispie in a sampler box', quickly turned into high-level detective work on whether or not there once were walnuts on a mallowpuff.
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November 19, 2021 23 min
On the 100th anniversary of New Zealand's first radio broadcast, callers to Marcus' show remember classic radio moments from NZ radio stations.
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November 17, 2021 21 min
After three months of lockdown, it's easy to think of all the negative things.
Marcus wanted to hear the success stories of lockdown, and the he wasn't disappointed.
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November 16, 2021 22 min
What can you do with excess parsley?
Plus when talking wallabies on Kawau Island, Caller Jack had a lot to say!
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November 15, 2021 23 min
After mentioning record-breaking heat in the South Island, the Friday night conversation turned to collections - how far you'd go for them, and what happens to them when none of your descendants want them.
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Julie and her son had Delta early in the August community outbreak.
Have a listen to what she had to say about the ongoing conversation about vaccines in New Zealand.
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November 5, 2021 20 min
It's called a free-for-all for a reason, that's for sure!?
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November 4, 2021 19 min
In 2021, do people still keep diaries?
And if you've got one, do you go back and read what you wrote years ago?
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November 4, 2021 19 min
As Christmas and Summer holidays get closer, thoughts have turned to Aucklanders wanting to leave the city, and whether or how they'll go about doing that.
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When Pete was first to phone Marcus to ask how he was going with learning to whistle, no one expected the night to flow onto bird calling, family whistles to rally the children, and a great New Zealand cricket umpire who was known to whistle a tune or two every now and then.
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Marcus has a conversation about the food you have an irrational hatred of, that also features a minor detour into having the National Poison Centre on speed dial.
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October 26, 2021 7 min
After reading about the baby boy delivered in the New World car park over the long weekend in Christchurch, Marcus wanted to hear listeners' "you won't believe where I was born" tales.
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October 26, 2021 15 min
Marcus talks the simplicities of the rural volunteer fire brigade siren, and whether or not the South Island can call itself 'the backbone of the New Zealand economy'.
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There's hardly anything more annoying than a toaster that doesn't turn bread into toast.
Perhaps the only thing that IS more annoying is a toaster that will do it... but only if you can wait half an hour.
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October 26, 2021 19 min
Last year, no one in the UK named their child Nigel - and thus began a conversation on all things Nigel.
Before you ask, yes, someone called Nigel did ring... but it took until almost the end of the night!
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October 18, 2021 57 min
Usually, the rule on talkback is you must be over 18 to be on air... so what happens if you reverse that for one night and only let New Zealand's youngest take to the country's largest radio station?
Here are some of the best callers from the 2021 Edition of Children's Talkback.
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At this stage in New Zealand's vaccine rollout, the prominent group of people who remain unvaccinated are those who are opposed to, or at the very least hesitant of, getting the Pfizer jab.
Two back-to-back callers to Marcus' show put forward their own stories to hopefully steer you, or someone you know, to roll up their sleeve.
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Ever wondered what late-night vaccine talkback is like?
Or maybe you heard about THAT call from Josh and want to hear it again?
Here's Josh's full 13-minute call (I tell you the length so you can skip to the end of it if you like), and some of the follow-up callers including:
13m42s Megan is speechless after hearing Josh.
20m58s Nepaia shares what it's like to have a daughter who is vaccine hesitant.
27m08s Joseph questions ...
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October 5, 2021 20 min
With Aucklanders now allowed to meet with another bubble for an outdoor picnic, Marcus weighed in on the "the best thing to take to a picnic" debate.
This podcast doesn't include the mention of the stargazy pie. You're welcome.
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