RNZ: This Way Up

by Radio New Zealand

RNZ: This Way Up
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 58
  • Last: 16 Mar 2018
This Way Up - slices of life for curious minds

Episodes (58)

  • Bits+Bytes: Battery warning for EV drivers
    Bits+Bytes: Battery warning for EV drivers
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    Published: 16 Mar 2018 Duration: 27:15
    Peter Griffin helps us to navigate the world of technology, and analyse the latest news from the digital world. This week a warning about electric cars: a group of New Zealand citizen scientists claims to have discovered a problem with the ... Read more →
    Peter Griffin helps us to navigate the world of technology, and analyse the latest news from the digital world. This week a warning about electric cars: a group of New Zealand citizen scientists claims to have discovered a problem with the ... Read more →

  • Hired by an algorithm? Robotic recruitment
    Hired by an algorithm? Robotic recruitment
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    Published: 16 Mar 2018 Duration: 06:31
    Sifting through millions of job applications costs global businesses billions of dollars every year. So could algorithms, robots and machine learning do a better job and find the best applicants at a fraction of the cost? That's the idea be... Read more →
    Sifting through millions of job applications costs global businesses billions of dollars every year. So could algorithms, robots and machine learning do a better job and find the best applicants at a fraction of the cost? That's the idea be... Read more →

  • Pro cycling's latest doping scandal
    Pro cycling's latest doping scandal
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    Published: 16 Mar 2018 Duration: 09:49
    As we head into the European professional cycling season, pro cycling is still dominated by rumours of drug taking and cheating thanks to a select committee report in the UK that's just been published. The report concluded Sir Bradley Wiggi... Read more →
    As we head into the European professional cycling season, pro cycling is still dominated by rumours of drug taking and cheating thanks to a select committee report in the UK that's just been published. The report concluded Sir Bradley Wiggi... Read more →

  • Edible archaeology: recreating Pompeii's bread
    Edible archaeology: recreating Pompeii's bread
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    Published: 16 Mar 2018 Duration: 13:11
    Farrell Monaco researches and recreates recipes from ancient history. Her culinary exploration ranges from cheese made to Roman farmer Columella's recipe, to Roman porridge, and Cato the Elder's Globi – that’s deep fried honey-soaked ricott... Read more →
    Farrell Monaco researches and recreates recipes from ancient history. Her culinary exploration ranges from cheese made to Roman farmer Columella's recipe, to Roman porridge, and Cato the Elder's Globi – that’s deep fried honey-soaked ricott... Read more →

  • This Way Up for Saturday 17 March 2018
    This Way Up for Saturday 17 March 2018
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    Published: 16 Mar 2018 Duration: 48:45
    Edible archaeology: recreating Pompeii's bread, pro cycling's latest doping scandal, robotic recruitment and Bits+Bytes (Nissan Leaf battery warning, Facebook and politics, flying taxis's NZ trial, You Tube moderators and RealMe ID system).
    Edible archaeology: recreating Pompeii's bread, pro cycling's latest doping scandal, robotic recruitment and Bits+Bytes (Nissan Leaf battery warning, Facebook and politics, flying taxis's NZ trial, You Tube moderators and RealMe ID system).

  • Bits+Bytes: pricier broadband and #alexalaughs
    Bits+Bytes: pricier broadband and #alexalaughs
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    Published: 9 Mar 2018 Duration: 24:04
    Joining Peter Griffin to navigate the world of tech and analysing the latest news from the digital world. This week plans are afoot to position New Zealand as a base station for the global satellites sector. Also competition heats up in the... Read more →
    Joining Peter Griffin to navigate the world of tech and analysing the latest news from the digital world. This week plans are afoot to position New Zealand as a base station for the global satellites sector. Also competition heats up in the... Read more →

  • Exotic milk a winning formula
    Exotic milk a winning formula
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    Published: 9 Mar 2018 Duration: 09:11
    An Australian family-run business called Wombaroo has carved out an unusual niche for itself making baby formula for a whole menagerie of exotic animals. Gordon Rich of Wombaroo tells us how his father started up the business, and what it's... Read more →
    An Australian family-run business called Wombaroo has carved out an unusual niche for itself making baby formula for a whole menagerie of exotic animals. Gordon Rich of Wombaroo tells us how his father started up the business, and what it's... Read more →

  • Telling porkies: the big bacon cover up
    Telling porkies: the big bacon cover up
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    Published: 9 Mar 2018 Duration: 17:53
    According to food writer Bee Wilson, the meat industry has been well aware of the dangers of eating processed meat for decades and has been concealing this from consumers, a cover-up she compares to Big Tobacco's attempts to obscure the rea... Read more →
    According to food writer Bee Wilson, the meat industry has been well aware of the dangers of eating processed meat for decades and has been concealing this from consumers, a cover-up she compares to Big Tobacco's attempts to obscure the rea... Read more →

  • This Way Up for Saturday 10 March 2018
    This Way Up for Saturday 10 March 2018
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    Published: 9 Mar 2018 Duration: 48:45
    Telling porkies: the big bacon cover up, baby formula for exotic animals and Bits+Bytes (broadband, space race and #Alexalaughs)
    Telling porkies: the big bacon cover up, baby formula for exotic animals and Bits+Bytes (broadband, space race and #Alexalaughs)

  • Bits+Bytes: Spotify goes public
    Bits+Bytes: Spotify goes public
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    Published: 2 Mar 2018 Duration: 24:21
    Bits and Bytes with Peter Griffin helping you navigate the world of tech and analysing the latest news from the digital world. This week, Spotify goes public (well sort of!). But can it continue to dominate in the world of streaming? With o... Read more →
    Bits and Bytes with Peter Griffin helping you navigate the world of tech and analysing the latest news from the digital world. This week, Spotify goes public (well sort of!). But can it continue to dominate in the world of streaming? With o... Read more →

  • A school for teen parents
    A school for teen parents
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    Published: 2 Mar 2018 Duration: 31:25
    He Huarahi Tamaraki (HHT)is a school for teenage parents set up in Linden, north of Wellington, more than 20 years ago.
    He Huarahi Tamaraki (HHT)is a school for teenage parents set up in Linden, north of Wellington, more than 20 years ago.

  • This Way Up for Sat 3 March
    This Way Up for Sat 3 March
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    Published: 2 Mar 2018 Duration: 48:45
    Bits+Bytes: Spotify, Sky slashes prices and Apple cable failures. Also we visit a school for teen parents.
    Bits+Bytes: Spotify, Sky slashes prices and Apple cable failures. Also we visit a school for teen parents.

  • The limits of human performance
    The limits of human performance
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    Published: 23 Feb 2018 Duration: 28:15
    "How far and how fast can humans go? What defines a person's limits?"...these are some of the questions athlete and sports journalist Alex Hutchinson tries to answer in his book 'Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human... Read more →
    "How far and how fast can humans go? What defines a person's limits?"...these are some of the questions athlete and sports journalist Alex Hutchinson tries to answer in his book 'Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human... Read more →

  • Bits+Bytes: Snapchat and Tesla hack
    Bits+Bytes: Snapchat and Tesla hack
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    Published: 23 Feb 2018 Duration: 24:34
    Bits and Bytes with Peter Griffin helping you navigate the world of technology and analysing the latest news from the digital world. This week Snapchat becomes a real threat to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, so why have over a million us... Read more →
    Bits and Bytes with Peter Griffin helping you navigate the world of technology and analysing the latest news from the digital world. This week Snapchat becomes a real threat to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, so why have over a million us... Read more →

  • Digital noise or cultural heritage?
    Digital noise or cultural heritage?
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    Published: 23 Feb 2018 Duration: 14:38
    Digital ephemera fills our lives, and may appear to have little value... but not for everyone.
    Digital ephemera fills our lives, and may appear to have little value... but not for everyone.

  • This Way Up for Saturday 24 February 2018
    This Way Up for Saturday 24 February 2018
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    Published: 23 Feb 2018 Duration: 48:48
    Digital noise or cultural heritage? Bits+Bytes covers Snapchat and the Tesla cryptocurrency hack. Finally Alex Hutchinson's book 'Endure' explores the outer limits of human performance.
    Digital noise or cultural heritage? Bits+Bytes covers Snapchat and the Tesla cryptocurrency hack. Finally Alex Hutchinson's book 'Endure' explores the outer limits of human performance.

  • Mirror magic: boosting solar
    Mirror magic: boosting solar
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    Published: 16 Feb 2018 Duration: 10:26
    From a few panels on your rooftop to the giant solar farms spreading around the globe, cheaper solar tech has been boosting demand for this type of renewable energy throughout the world. In the US a new 30 percent tariff on imported pa... Read more →
    From a few panels on your rooftop to the giant solar farms spreading around the globe, cheaper solar tech has been boosting demand for this type of renewable energy throughout the world. In the US a new 30 percent tariff on imported pa... Read more →

  • Bits+Byte: Google controls ad sector
    Bits+Byte: Google controls ad sector
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    Published: 16 Feb 2018 Duration: 32:03
    Why is Google blocking ads in it's popular web browser Chrome, and yet in gmail there are plans for more dynamic, interactive, dancing and singing ads that will blink and flash in your inbox? Plus questions from some of our leading sci... Read more →
    Why is Google blocking ads in it's popular web browser Chrome, and yet in gmail there are plans for more dynamic, interactive, dancing and singing ads that will blink and flash in your inbox? Plus questions from some of our leading sci... Read more →

  • Cheese rind: to eat or not to eat?
    Cheese rind: to eat or not to eat?
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    Published: 16 Feb 2018 Duration: 10:14
    Some people shun and avoid it at all costs but others love it, believing it's an integral and pleasurable part of any cheese-eating experience.
    Some people shun and avoid it at all costs but others love it, believing it's an integral and pleasurable part of any cheese-eating experience.

  • An ear on your health
    An ear on your health
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    Published: 16 Feb 2018 Duration: 11:41
    The Canaria is a device that's worn behind the ear and can sense for vital signs and alert the wearer about their state of health. A trial of these devices is about to start in mines in Australia, where it will measure for signs of fat... Read more →
    The Canaria is a device that's worn behind the ear and can sense for vital signs and alert the wearer about their state of health. A trial of these devices is about to start in mines in Australia, where it will measure for signs of fat... Read more →

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