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Erin Gibson is joined each week by a cool teen to discuss a slice of herstory time ignored. From the forgotten first female astronaut trainees to abandoned Apache warriors to deserted pirates, we’ll femsplain yesteryear because y’all, the future is female and so was the past so come broaden your knowledge with us.
 
Life is a journey that’s filled with ups and downs, but it is how we respond to our failures that truly define us. Conan O’Brien was on The Howard Stern Show and said, "Thirty-five things have to go wrong for the best thing to happen in your career." "Failing Up" is the podcast that takes its listeners through the failures in our guest’s lives that “had to happen” in order for them to find true success. Hosted by long-time podcasters Guy Opochinski and comedian Eden Dranger, Failing Up attem ...
 
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South Sea Cruises have put together a $12,000 7-night Blue Lagoon cruise prize plus a day at beautiful Malamala Island beach club into a raffle and all proceeds go to assisting their 300+ employees and their families. Megan Singleton tells you how you can help and win this amazing trip. LISTEN ABOVEBy Newstalk ZB
 
Scorpion by Christian Cantrell a futuristic, very high tech thriller where there are impacts from the future which reverberate in the present, using technical things that aren’t even invented yet…….not usually my sort of thing but really well done. It’s about a series of killings around the world, which appear to have nothing in common apart from t…
 
Matt Brown is an internationally acclaimed barber and hair artist, who has cut the hair of everyone from All Blacks to members of Wu-Tang Clan. But day to day Matt gives a haircut with a difference. He is also the founder of the global anti-violence movement ‘She Is Not Your Rehab’ and his shop My Fathers Barber plays a part in that by giving men a…
 
Serve with crispy breaded pork lion cutlets Anchoiade Sauce 1/4 cup 10 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 3 shallots, sliced 100 ml white wine 70 gm anchovy fillets 100 ml cream Place the olive oil in a small pot and warm over a low heat. Add in the garlic and shallots, and slowly cook down until tender. Add the white wine and simmer until reduced by…
 
Flicks.co.nz editor Steve Newall reviews: Girls4Eva The new comedy series about a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 1990’s reuniting to give their popstar dreams one more shot. Why fans of the Spice Girls and Atomic Kitten should watch. Old The new film from The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan, with kiwi actor Thomasin McKenzie. A family o…
 
Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnasis was once described the fittest man on earth. His running highlights include: a marathon at the South Pole, a 216 kilometre race in 52 degree heat in Death Valley, 50 marathons in 50 states on 50 consecutive days and running 561km in 81 hours without sleep. Now in his mid-fifties Dean has written a new book detaili…
 
Tim Beveridge chats to New Zealand Herald Political Editor Claire Trevett about how National is performing: Labour On Holiday With the government on recess is National making any up any of the ground they lost in the last election? Upcoming Performance Reviews Who should be worried about being reshuffled and who might be promoted? LISTEN ABOVE…
 
The race is on for New Zealanders to get back from Australia following the Government’s decision to pause the Trans-Tasman bubble for eight weeks. Kiwis over in Australia have 7 days to get back into New Zealand with those travelling from New South Wales needing to stay in MIQ. However, there have been questions over the decision not to enforce an …
 
80's film fantasy lives and the new Patreon Tiers on this week's Attitudes! Erin discusses Texas' new state laws empowering individuals to sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion, and another bill that is to remove required lessons on civil rights movments from public schools curriculum. Bryan speaks on historical LGBTQ firsts, including Luke …
 
138 Dates by Rebekah Campbell Nonfiction. She’s a New Zealander who became really successful in Australia with a couple of tech startups that she owned and grew – obviously a very smart woman, but had absolutely no self confidence and couldn’t build personal relationships and became quite desperate so decided that for one year – 52 weeks – she woul…
 
Havelock North is a small country village near Hastings renowned for its art, wineries and it’s cafes and restaurants. Travel blogger and Hawkes Bay native Megan Singleton has been travelling around Havelock North eating away around the village. She joined Francesca Rudkin to explain two restaurants she recommends in the area. LISTEN ABOVE…
 
15-year-old Jade Varney is petitioning for the Government to do something about the failing mental health system. Last year Jade was suffering anorexia she was lucky enough to be able to access private help but had to wait 6 weeks to access that. Her friends who couldn't afford it and had to go public faced a wait of up to 8 months. Also, Andrew Li…
 
Rebekah Campbell is a successful entrepreneur – she’s founded start-ups in both the music and tech industries, she writes a popular blog and is a sought after speaker. But despite her success, Campbell found herself alone, having not gone on a single date in 10 years. So she dated 138 different men from Sydney to New York to San Francisco, all in t…
 
Kiwis have been gaining weight at faster rates than normal. According to a new survey by Exercise NZ, Kiwis put on 2.8 million kilograms nationwide – about the same as 500 elephants. Those who reported putting on weight gained an average of 5.4kg – 10 times the usual rate of weight gain. Health and wellbeing expert Erin O'Hara joined Francesca Rudk…
 
MIKE'S LEFTOVER PIES (serves 4) 1 tbsp cooking oil 1⁄2 onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 portobello mushrooms, sliced 12 cherry tomatoes 250g leftover cooked meat, cut into strips 1 tsp Dijon mustard pinch each of white pepper and salt 1 sheet puff pastry, cut into 10cm rounds Topping 2 cups peeled and chopped potatoes 3 tbsp milk pinch each …
 
With the mass uptake of internet dating through apps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge you would think that lots of successful relationships were being formed thanks to technology. But the data seems to imply the opposite. New research published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science found that two thirds of successful couples star…
 
Lorde performed her latest single Solar Power on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday. She performed on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York in front of a few guests, becoming the first musician to perform on the show since Covid-19. Also, Netflix has hired video game executive Mike Verdu, signalling the streaming service's inten…
 
Australian actress Essie Davis earned international attention with her unforgettable performance in the 2014 movie The Babadook. Since then Davis has famously appeared as Phryne Fisher in Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries, Lady Crane in Game of Thrones and Ned Kelly’s mother in the True History of the Kelly Gang. She has a new movie coming to cinemas, …
 
Alongside oil, gas and agriculture, the textile industry is one of the biggest carbon-emitters. Annually 220,000 tonnes of used clothing and the like enters landfills. New Zealand company Usedfully is trying to change that. They have sent recommendations to the Government and a hui date is set down for September. Usedfully co-founder Bernadette Cas…
 
Our mental health services are stretched beyond capacity, and there simply aren’t enough professional services to meet demand. One teenager who has experienced this first hand is 15-year-old Jade Varney. Varney started a petition pleading for the Government to act. She said she started the petition because no one is taking any action to improve men…
 
School holidays often means board games. Especially in winter. I love a game of cards, or backgammon, but when someone in my family suggests a classic board game which I know could last hours – sometimes days - I slip off my chair under the table. OK – so that’s what I think about doing in my head. Mostly, I reluctantly play. Monopoly is a favourit…
 
Leaders representing the 21 Apec economies have pledged to push for widespread and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines and to "pave the way" for opening borders in a safe manner. But those matters are far from simple, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, with a November timeline to lower vaccine tariffs, and different vaccine usage being a potenti…
 
This week on ATTITUDES! Bryan addresses the history of the San Fransico Gay Mens Chorus, and the recent attacks from QAnon. Erin discusses the Egyptian government rejecting the accounts of women who said they were sexually assaulted by Egyptian security and justice officials during searches. Plus, the announcement of the new Patreon tiers!…
 
Count the Ways by Joyce Maynard This is an exquisite portrayal of a mother’s life, whose children are the centre of her world. So when their happy family falls apart and she moves out, becoming estranged from her kids is a tough cross to bear. With a whole new world alone to navigate, the author does a wonderful job telling Eleanor’s story with all…
 
It’s been a few months since the travel bubble with the Cook Islands opened up – but what is there to do in the island nation? The country is slowly seeing visitor numbers return - in July, they have bookings from 12,700 Kiwis to visit. Which is about 70% of their global visitor numbers from July 2019. Air New Zealand has also announced that it wil…
 
The National Party's spokesperson for police says the government needs to tackle attacks on police. A police officer was shot Friday night in Hamilton during a routine traffic stop. He received injuries to his arm and shoulder, but is in a stable condition in Waikato Hospital. National's Simeon Brown says we need stiffer punishments for people who …
 
When it comes to films, the superstar actors and directors tend to get the spotlight. But so many important people are involved, behind the scenes. One of those crucial people is casting director Liz Mullane. She is Peter Jackson’s primary New Zealand casting director – working on Heavenly Creatures, King Kong and his Middle Earth saga – as well as…
 
What is RSV and what's driving New Zealand's winter outbreak? The common virus has made headlines this week after hospitals saw an influx of young patients with RSV. Children, babies in particular, are being hit particularly hard by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) this year, with many ending up in Intensive Care Units or needing oxygen to help th…
 
Fast Fishermans pie (serves 6) 700g smoked kahawai, flaked3 Tbsp butter3 Tbsp flour2 cups milk, warmed1 Tbsp wholegrain mustard4 eggs, hardboiled, peeled and chopped¼ cup parsley, chopped¼ cup fennel or dill, choppedPotato crust1 kg agria potatoes, peeled100gm butter, cut into small cubes1/2 cup creamgood pinch seasalt 1 tbsp butter for the crust F…
 
A new study has found that a weekly dance class was enough to slow or even stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease in diagnosed patients. While there are many medications available to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s - none of them cure or reverse the effects of the disease. However, this research showed how patients with mild-to-moderate Park…
 
After a year-long delay, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has returned to cinemas. Black Widow – the first Marvel movie in two years – shines a spotlight on Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff. Taking place after Captain America: Civil War, it finds Romanoff reuniting with her superspy sister to take down the organization that robbed both of their c…
 
Being sued by your own father is not something most people can relate to. But that was the reality facing Melbourne journalist Mimi Kwa, when her larger than life father Francis took her to the Australian Supreme Court over his sister's estate. It was that moment that started a journey for Kwa to better understand her father and reflect on her some…
 
The global 'right-to-repair' movement is gaining momentum. As part of a sweeping executive order targeting tech companies, US President Joe Biden has also endorsed the principle known as 'right-to-repair', calling for Federal Trade Commission rules that ban technology manufacturers from suing independent repair shops or hindering consumers from try…
 
In September last year heading into the Covid election, I asked on this show for the government to show us our road map out of this global pandemic. It didn’t necessarily need all the details, as we even then understood how unpredictable this virus can be, and how situations can change quickly. I was just asking for a clear picture of the steps we …
 
The Tokyo Olympics are under two weeks away and the New Zealand contingent has started to arrive in Japan. But these are still set to be a games like no other. Game venues will not have spectators due to Tokyo imposing a state of emergency throughout the event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are also strict restrictions for athletes and media i…
 
Labour MP Louisa Wall was this week gifted a speaking slot in a debate on suicide by National - after her own party denied her one. National's mental health spokesman Matt Doocey said Wall was "blocked" from speaking, which he said was "absolutely disgusting". Wall was a founding member of the cross-party mental health group who recently published …
 
On this week's ATTITUDES! Erin discusses the Olympics Committee's discriminatory behavior towards women of color. Bryan talks about Lil Nas X's kiss and looks at how Adam Lambert's 2009 same sex kiss compared in the media. Erin and Bryan celebrate their newly acquired free agent status.By Erin Gibson & Bryan Safi
 
This week I helped my daughter prepare for her science test – Astronomy was the topic. As we got our heads around the phases of the moon, tides, and distances in space – all of which fascinated my daughter - it occurred to me that if my daughter wanted to, a trip to space in her lifetime isn’t out of the question. And how soon private commercial sp…
 
US track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson has been suspended for one month from the Olympic team after testing positive for THC, a chemical found in marijuana, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced on Friday. "The rules are clear, but this is heartbreaking on many levels; hopefully, her acceptance of responsibility and apology will be an i…
 
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