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Wireless Books

Summary: Christine and Beth explore our city's rich literary heritage, with people who are passionate about the printed word. Thanks to Dunedin Athenaeum Library and Mechanics Institute

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Podcasts:

 Wireless Books - 31-01-2020 - The Ockham Long List | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:20

The New Zealand Book Awards or the Ockham released its long list and Christine noticed that we already had a large number of them on our shelves. Plus Beth tells us what she did on her holiday. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 18-01-2020 - Christine's Picks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:27:8

Christine's Picks - A new year is as much about looking backwards as it is about looking forward so with that in mind was well as the latest books Christine has selected some of her top books to suggest to people as well as some that she just likes a lot. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 04-01-2020 - Happy New Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:24

Happy New Year - It's a new year and to celebrate Christine and Beth play some old time music because New Year is not just about looking forward, there's also some looking back. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 21-12-2019 - KKKKiwi Christmas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:24:6

KKKKiwi Christmas - We celebrate Christmas with some very Kiwi Christmas songs and don't worry Beth's favorite Fred Dagg's Star of Wonder is in the mix. Merry Christmas from The Athenaeum Library Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 07-12-2019 - Pre-Christmas Books | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:44

Pre-Christmas Books - We are coming up to Christmas and for the Athenaeum and it's members that means new books and lots of them. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 23-11-2019 - Greece is the Word | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:27:4

Greece is the Word - We cover a little of the twists and turns of the modern day Greek royal family and then into the serious business of new books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 09-11-2019 - It's starting to read a lot like Christmas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:51

It's starting to read a lot like Christmas - All the big name authors are rushing out books for the Christmas market and the Athenaeum has them all: Lee Child, John Grisham, Michael Connelly, David Baldacci, the list goes on and on Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 26-10-2019 - Dodgy Footpaths and Book Reviews | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:30

Dodgy Footpaths and Book Reviews -Christine has a bone to pick over the state of Dunedin's footpaths but Beth just wants to know about all the new books Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 12-10-2019 - Dunedin Life in 1857 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:25:56

Dunedin Life in 1857 - Everyone interested in early Dunedin will know of the book The Old Identities which was written by early settler James Barr but for us his true claim to fame is being one of the group who organized a series of lectures which gave the Athenaeum Library & Mechanic's Institute the financial means to relaunch in 1859. Also Christine has two large piles of new books to try and review before time is up. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 28-09-2019 - We love K M | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:47

We love K M - We do love KM and by KM we mean Katherine Mansfield. We talk about how reading NZ short stories aloud has deepened our appreciation of them and Beth gives us a little sample by reading some of The Doll's House for us (bliss). Also heaps of new books. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 14-09-2019 - Finding Roderick Finlayson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:59

Finding Roderick Finlayson - One of the delights of our Tuesday lunch time NZ Short Story readings is finding forgotten authors. Roderick Finlayson was just as important as Frank Sargeson in the push for New Zealanders to write as New Zealanders but over time he has been forgotten. We talk about him in this show and suggest him as someone worth studying for any budding literary academics. Also some new books to review. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 31-08-2019 - Table Commodities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:54

Table Commodities - Learn of the great Dunedin butter shortage of 1919 when crowds of people thronged outside butter factories to buy rationed supplies. So who did get the butter? Plus new book reviews. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 17-08-2019 - Being on the Right Side of History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:25:20

Being on the Right Side of History - What does being on the right side of history actually mean and is it even possible? Are dead white men automatically to blame or is it more complicated? We raise the questions but are not sure that we know the answers. Then new books and finally Christine shares her near death experience on one of the new Barnes Dance Crossings. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 03-08-2019 - Loose Women Talk Back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:55

Loose Women Talk Back - Men have been getting up on their soapboxes and complaining about the morals of the modern woman for a very long time. An interesting change seen in the ODT's 100 years ago column is after WWI women had the confidence to talk back and tell the worried male to pull his head in. A small but important step on the long winding path to equality. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

 Wireless Books - 20-07-2019 - Maud West - Lady Detective | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:25

Maud West, Lady Detective - We all know what a private detective looks like, a hard drinking man who walks the mean streets of life and has the scars to prove it but in the 1920's one of London's top private detectives was a woman Maud West who had just as many secrets as her clients. Historian Susannah Stapleton tracks down the real Maud West and it is a story that will surprise - one of those you could not make it up true stories. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

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