Radio Wammo Podcast
Interviews and opinions taken from the Radio Wammo show on KiwiFM in New Zealand






March 2008
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James Hurman has smoked cigarettes for twelve years and has tried all the usual ways to quit smoking. He has created a listing on the New Zealand online auction site trademe, and on Monday 31 March, 2008, the highest bidder will receive a contract in which he will hand over his right to smoke to them, and agree to pay them a forfeit of NZ$1000.00 per cigarette that he smokes at any time following the auction’s closure.
Direct download: Wammo_and_James_Hurman_28_03_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:16am EDT

Sam asks if it was indeed such a Good Friday with a poem by T. S. Eliot, he visits a rocky outcrop near his home, revisits George Mckay Brown and makes comparisons Octavio Paz a Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.

Sam Hunt is New Zealand's best-known poet and he continues to do what he’s always done - bring poetry to the people.

Direct download: Wammo_and_Sam_Hunt_28_03_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14am EDT

Providing a sonic mash up, Farmer Pimp mix old school with the new to create uniquely beautiful music. Comprising of vocals (Claire Holmes), upright bass and spoken word (Mark Michel), synths and keys (J.P Muer), violin (Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper) and drums (Glen Child). Farmer Pimp play a new un-released track called Elroboto.
Direct download: Wammo_and_Farmer_Pimp_28_03_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:13am EDT

A new scheme that would offer Air New Zealand passengers the chance to pay extra for tickets in exchange for helping the environment is being introduced. The airline will offer passengers a voluntary carbon offset scheme that will cost up to $88 per trip but there is some confusion being cause by the way it is being reported. David advocates an idea from - Install padded soundproof Kick & Scream booths in malls and outside government offices and banks where people can vent their anger without causing a breach of the peace. These would also be suitable for parents to take kids having tantrums.

David Slack commentates at public address and lurks at

Direct download: Wammo_and_David_Slack_28_03_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12am EDT

Showing at the World Cinema Showcase is Boxing Day, a low-budget vérité-styled psychodrama devised by director Kriv Stenders in close collaboration with his charismatic hard-man star, real-life ex-con Richard Green. In this interview Kriv and Kristian de-construct the film making process and explain in depth what it takes to produce a low budget but compelling and absorbing 86 minutes.
Direct download: Wammo_and_Kriv-Kristian_28_03_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:10am EDT

The use of mobiles on planes flying in European airspace has been given approval by UK regulator Ofcom but is this actually a good idea? And what has Arthur C Clark done for space travel and does Paul think Arthur was a kiddy fiddler?

Paul Brislen loves technology - find him at his blog

Direct download: Wammo_and_Paul_Brislen_28_03_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09am EDT

And here is tonight's conflict forecast...
Computer models that are used to predict political change have been around for a while.  The availability of online news reports and faster computers has led to conflict simulations with promising levels of accuracy. Are we about to enter an era of unprecedented political forecasting?

Making every shower an electrical storm
Here's something residents of cloudy northern Europe should appreciate: a way of using rain to generate power.  Scientist's at the Atomic Energy Commission in Grenoble, France have shown the piezoelectric materials, which generate voltage in response to mechanical force, can be made to produce useful amounts of electrical power when hit by falling rain.

Bianca Nogrady is a freelance science and medical writer and also a broadcaster for New Scientist magazine.

Direct download: Wammo_and_Bianca_Nogrady_27_03_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

Labelling the unique sound of solo artist Dudley Benson is a challenge… there is simply no songwriter in NZ quite like him. Hailing from a goat farm on the Port Hills of Christchurch, Dudley Benson was chorally trained from early on, but family lore suggests Dudley could be heard on the hills singing chart topping hits of the time to attentive livestock. Hence his dilemma: Pachelbel or pop? Well, you could say he's figured a way to combine both…

 Dudley chats about his new album called the Awakening, suggests how the album may be introduced at a party and we finish with a track remixed by Lawrence Arabia. Check Dudley out on tour.

Direct download: Wammo_and_Dudley_Benson_26_03_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52am EDT

Intel's Marketing Manager Kate Burleigh explains how technology is now playing an important role in both classrooms and lecture theatres across the globe. Looking at what children and students are taking into the classrooms gives us an idea of how times have changed. The average contents of a school bag was different 20 years ago and the size of technology is getting smaller.
Direct download: Wammo_and_Kate_Burliegh_26_03_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:51am EDT

The old fashioned way to back up files is to save them to DVD or an external hard-drive. The disadvantages of using an external hard-drive is that you have to remember to actually do this regularly, and make sure you then store your backups off-site in case of fire. At the very least you should store them in a fireproof safe, and a hard drive can still be damaged if you drop it.

The new wave of online tools offer both secure storage using 128-bit level military grade encryption, and collaborative workspaces for sharing files between remote teams, friends or family.

Show notes at the The MsBehaviour Files

Helen Baxter is a creative columnist for The Big Idea, Managing Directrix of Mohawk Media and nz-indie-media diva-aspie-girl
Direct download: Wammo_and_Halen_Baxter_26_03_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:50am EDT