The unravelling of America. The show tonight inspired by what is essentially a pretty sad article from rolling stone.com Songs about melting down. Heavy stuff from Bohannons and Drive by Truckers, Eliza Gilkyson. Includes fresh observations from Sammy Brue, prophetic Neil Young from On The Beach, dark, dark, SOngs:Ohia and the genius of Purple Mountains, all lightened up with a shot of Linda Rondstat. (Check how the second verse in Poor Poor Pitiful Me could be a #metoo song). That marathon new Bob Dylan track Murder Most Foul and then some thoughts and prayers towards the end with Cowboy Junkies and Los Lobos.
Heidi catches up with Eleanor Cooper and Xin Cheng about their respective approaches to our polluted world, exploring our existence within the non-idealised environment and continuing to play and invent regardless. Xin and Eleanor's show 'Greywater' continues at Mokopopaki until 22 August.
Sam's been watching Flack (2019-2020) and although this show might have some not-so-great reviews online, Sam reckons it's definitely worth a watch. A fun show that may be a little predictable, but who doesn't like a lil' bit if predictability every now and then?
Mary-Margaret speaks to Amy Klitscher, who started New Zealand’s first zero waste catering business. They discuss the logistics of zero waste catering, and learning about the history of food production.
Ollie speaks to an Auckland University professor who is conducting research into the mental benefits of microdosing LSD.
In a new Friday segment, The Week That Was, Ollie and Mary-Margaret break down the week that’s been in headlines.
And finally, Jay brings us an interview with the Disability Commissioner about yesterday’s repealing of a National-era law that prevented family caregivers of the disabled from taking court action when necessary.