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TitleDescriptionPublished OnDuration Play Episode Link
Wireless Books - 16-02-2019 - Queen Mary's biographyQueen Mary's biography - James Pope-Hennessy wrote the official biography of Queen Mary but he also kept extensive notes about the people who gave personal information and what they told him off the record. Published 60 years later they make fascinating reading of a time when people still sort of knew their place. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:49Download //
Wireless Books - 02-02-2019 - The Pigeon In The LibraryThe Pigeon In The Library - Why is there a pigeon in the Library? Is he some kind of birdie bookworm? or just lost. Beth and Christine talk about the big issues including what books we should be reading. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:37Download //
Wireless Books - 19-01-2019 - More MusicMore Music - Christine is still on holiday so we are playing music and talking about the interesting lives of the artists who performed the songs Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:1Download //
Wireless Books - 05-01-2019 - Happy New YearHappy New Year Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:36Download //
Wireless Books - 22-12-2018 - Merry Christmas from the Athaneneum LibraryMerry Christmas from the Athaneneum Library Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:26:46Download //
Wireless Books - 08-12-2018 - Marie Antoinette's JewelsMarie Antoinette's Jewels - Spectacular pearls that once belonged to Marie Antoinette were recently sold and it was claimed that she was Frances last Queen. Christine didn't believe that and did some digging into who was really the last Queen of France and discovers an unexpected link back to Marie Antoinette. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:27:23Download //
Wireless Books - 24-11-2018 - Spanish FluSpanish Flu - Between 50 and a 100 million died from what was known as Spanish Flu 100 years ago. We talk about why it got that name and the reasons why the flu was so aggressive. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 01:07 PM0:26:15Download //
Wireless Books - 10-11-2018 - Poems for the ArmisticePoems for the Armistice - A somber show as we read poetry about WWI mostly written by the men who served Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:05 PM0:27:11Download //
Wireless Books - 27-10-2018 - The Grenville TiaraThe Grenville Tiara - Learn how one of the biggest social climbers of the last century Mrs Ronnie Greville got to be center stage at Princess Eugenie's wedding. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 05:23 PM0:26:25Download //
Wireless Books - 13-10-2018 - Donald Where's Your Troosers?No we are not talking about Donald Trump but the classic novelty song by Andy Stewart. To find out how we go from Janet Frame to a song about a Scotsman's love of the kilt listen to Wireless Books this Saturday. 15/10/2018 01:37 PM0:27:19Download //
Wireless Books - 29-09-2018 - Minerva Gets a Spruce Up?Minerva Gets a Spruce Up? - More news about the statue of Minerva that used to stand atop the Invercargill Athenaeum. Poetry and book reviews - Beth nabs the new Liane Moriarty but there is plenty left for everyone else. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:27:9Download //
Wireless Books - 15-09-2018 - New Zealand PoemsNew Zealand Poems - Christine finds that poem by Dan Davin and Beth does her Sam Hunt impersonation. A not to be missed episode of Wireless Books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:27:28Download //
Wireless Books - 01-09-2018 - The Poets KnowThe Poets Know - Janet Frame's mother always said the poets know and Janet came to know that her mother was right. We do book reviews and read some New Zealand poems including one by Janet herself to celebrate the Poetry Slam at the Athenaeum on Saturday the 8th of September starting at 7.30pm. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin 12:30 PM0:27:14Download //