Wild Dunedin Podcasts

Not your usual nature chat, Wild Dunedin Podcast delves into sharky waters and wild forest orgies, tries to figure if your cat has played you, asks if ancient New Zealand got dunked or if the days of doing bombs into the local river are done with. 

In an exciting collaboration with local Dunedin musician Molly Devine, all episodes have bespoke, original music created specifically to give you the feels on that story as we tell it.

This podcast is supported by the Otago Regional Council Eco-Fund, the Wild Dunedin Festival of Nature and the Otago Museum (thanks !). All episodes are dreamed up, recorded and produced by the hard work and dedication of Dr. Claire Concannon, Science Outreach Projects Coordinator at the Otago Museum, Jamie McAulay, conservation biologist with the Department of Conservation, and Taylor Davies-Colley, botany student and nature brother in the extreme.

Spotlight On Academics We Know

Learning can be awkward. In this series, we aim to normalise the discomfort of being at the edge of new knowledge.

Join Adrienne Buckingham for conversations with lecturers, researchers and practitioners about contemporary challenges, ideas and potential opportunities for education and upskilling.

This is #SoAwk.
Thanks to Otago Polytechnic – Our people make a better world – Kia tū ki te tahi.

Different Strokes

Wednesdays @ 10.30am

Natalie Cowie and Robin Thomas have lived experience of stroke.

On Different Strokes, they host conversations with others with lived experience and introduce us to those working to support stroke recovery, building understanding and support for people affected by stroke, their families, whanau and carers.

Supported by The Stroke Foundation 

Talking About: Election 2023

Fridays @ 2pm

Welcome to the Otago Institute series of Talking About: Election 2023 – The Apolitical Political Show.

Join Dr Barb Anderson and Trudi Sunitsch as they explore election topics, hear from experts and provide context and background on on the issues that are relevant to you, so you can make an informed decision this Election.

Brought to you by the Otago Institute – the Otago Branch of the Royal Society for Arts and Sciences.


Treasurer Talk

Tuesdays at 8.40am

Treasurer Talk is brought to you by Dunedin Community Accounting.

If you are a small club, society, group or small charity looking for guidance on your book-keeping or accounts, Dunedin Community Accounting can help for FREE.

In this series, senior accountancy students from Otago University answer some of the most common book-keeping and accounting questions.


Rockin’ With Eddie

Fridays Fortnighly @ 9pm

Eddie plays hard rock, alternative rock, grunge and heavy metal as well as weighing in on local rugby union news.

Brought to you by the Community Care Trust

Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network’s “World Tour”

Third Sunday of the month @ 7pm
Replayed the following Wednesday @ 12pm

Each month we visit another country around the globe to bring together our global rural, and remote, healthcare communities.

We sample the local culture, get a feel for the place, the people, the lives of ordinary people, and hear from health professionals about their lives looking after communities in rural areas.

Your host is Samuel Mann from Ōtepoti Dunedin, New Zealand, Professor in the College of Work-Based Learning from Otago Polytechnic, Te Pukenga, New Zealand.

New Zealand Young Writers Festival

The New Zealand Young Writers Festival celebrates playwrights and poets; comedians and historians; critics and consciences; the only national festival by, for and about young writers, held right here in Ōtepoti Dunedin.

This live recorded podcast of the New Zealand Young Writers Festival was brought to you by Otago Access Radio and supported by Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature.

The One Work That Defines You

A play, a song, a joke, a story – there’s always one work that comes to mind when you think of a writer. We join playwright Sam Brooks, comedians Abby Howells and Janaye Henry, and poet Claudia Jardine as they chat about what it means – and how it feels – to have an audience come back to a single piece of work that may be long in a writer’s rearview mirror.

Prescriptions and Prose: where medicine and creativity meet

Ōtepoti is Aotearoa’s only UNESCO City of Literature and is home to one of the top medical schools in the country. Is this an unlikely combination, or are there deeper connections between medicine, writing and creativity? We join festival Guest Curator and Rat World founder and editor-in-chief Jennifer Cheuk as she examines this topic with doctor Libby Whittaker and doctors-in-training Olivia Wright and Will Pudney, all of whom are writers. They explore how language and creativity influences medical practice, and what it means to be a creative in the professional world of STEM.

Writing Across Disciplines

What is writing? Who is a writer? Drawing on their interdisciplinary backgrounds, writer and performer Josiah Morgan, poet and musician Isla Huia, comedian Janaye Henry, and playwright and journalist Sam Brooks unpack the multifaceted dimensions of storytelling across genre borders.

Stick It To The Man: the power of street postering

For centuries, street posters have served as a powerful tool for causes of all kinds. This panel discussion explores how the humble poster has ignited social and political movements. Festival Guest Curator and Rat World founder and editor-in-chief Jennifer Cheuk chat with Ōtepoti creatives Jamiema Lorimer, Piupiu Maya Turei and Jörg Bendt about how posters create dialogue within communities.

Calling Community From The Page: Art and Activism

Creative writing is often positioned on the periphery of activism, community-building and mobilisation. However, relational writers cannot create in isolation. NZYWF Young Writer in Residence Ruby Macomber, Carl Naus and others discuss the necessity of creative communities for social change. They explore how creative writing can be a call to action, and the importance of equitable and accessible creative opportunities to amplify the experiences of marginalised voices.

I Identify As An Imposter

The arts are gradually becoming more diverse, but many acclaimed writers of the literary canon are still of the old-white-man persuasion. Given the lack of representation in the field, it can be hard for emerging young authors – especially people of colour and gender diverse folk – to dare to dream of successful careers. We join poet and writer Naomii Seah, NZYWF Young Writer in Residence Ruby Macomber, Isla Huia and Vira Paky as they discuss their creative journeys and the road to overcoming imposter syndrome.

Storytelling Unplugged: finding common ground through podcast narratives

Podcasting is an innovative storytelling technique and a creative entry point for some of today’s most important conversations. We join poet and playwright Vira Paky as she chats with Thabiso Sibanda and Kii Small from the Unpack and PhD: Unpacked podcasts about how to create thought-provoking audio content and the potential of podcasts to amplify voices and ignite change.