Every Second Wednesday @ 11am

From Plains FM in Christchurch

Every Earthwise programme features a discussion on conservation, environment or peace with justice. The interview might be with a local Cantabrian, with someone in a different part of the country, or a distinguished person from overseas.

The choice of topics varies considerably. Earthwise hopes that people who are especially interested in conservation will also find peace with justice issues interesting and vice versa.

The Radio Pharmacist

Tuesdays @ 12pm

The Radio Pharmacist – sharing tips and practical advice on the management of a range of healthcare matters, every Tuesday at noon on OAR FM Dunedin.

Take the time with Peter Barron to explore some of the bigger issues around health and wellbeing, in simple easy language we can all understand.

Creature Feature

4-weekly on Wednesdays @ 8:10am and Saturdays at 9am

The Wildlife Hospital, Dunedin treats sick and injured native New Zealand species right here in the heart of Aotearoa’s wildlife capital. Their expert veterinary team patches up more than 500 patients every year, returning the majority of them back to the wild where they belong.
On Creature Feature, we shine a spotlight on one of the Wildlife Hospital, Dunedin’s extra special guests.
You can learn more about the Hospital, including ways to support this charitable trust, at, or follow their Facebook page for more fabulous creature content.
Kaki - Black Stilt
Bravo the Kakapo
Freda the Takahe
Eggnog the Rowi Kiwi
Manawa the Jewelled Gecko
Brutus the Tuatara
Rotoroa the Kea
Southern Dotterel
Gerald the Northern Giant Petrel
NZ Sea Lion
Corstorphine the Kererū
Australasian Gannet
Red-billed Gull
Dani the Little Blue Penguin
White-fronted tern

Blowing Bubbles

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays @ 3pm

Blowing Bubbles brings you positive conversations with people in their bubbles around the world. How are people living their bubble lives, working from home, keeping kids entertained, staying connected and getting exercise? And how are these things presenting us with opportunities to find new ways of living?

The Sustainable Lens team of Samuel Mann and Mawera Karetai reach out from their bubbles to chat with interesting and positive people around the world.  

Bringing connection, joy, kindness and peace in the days ahead.

Made with support from Otago Polytechnic 

Charging Ahead

Have you ever wondered whether an electric vehicle could work for you?  Find out all you need to know and more about the world of electric vehicles, by tuning in to Charging Ahead: our series of EV Mythbusting informational shows and podcasts.

Science Academy Podcasts

Get the inside scoop from students of the University of Otago’s 2023 Science Academy.

Students from isolated or under-served communities from around the country have come to Dunedin for an intensive week submerged in the world of science.

Listen in as they share their experiences.

2022 Science Academy Podcasts

A Growing Future
by Ryan Courtney

Fungi aren’t considered by many something that would have use in today’s society, however in this podcast we are going to be looking at how it’s being used now and the ways it can be used in the future.

Disasters of the world
by Sarah Harper

Have you ever wondered why earthquakes and tsunamis happen? How they are measured? And what they do to humans, animals and their environments? Tune in to this short podcast and you will come away with a better understanding of this mysterious world.


The mysteries up in space
by Korban Johnson

Have you ever wondered what black holes could be? Come and dive into a chaotic journey of what could possibly be the end of the world.

“Tekki!” – The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
by Amber MacIver

“Tekki!” – the word shouted to warn of an incoming enemy plane. Today we explore the physics behind how the first atomic weapons used in war were made, as well as look deeper into the devastating and tragic events of August 6 and August 9, 1945.

You’re getting under my skin
by Leah McLaren

A deeper look into what’s really happening when you wash and moisturise your skin.

Should You Trust Your Ears?
by Nathaniel Tane

Do you trust your ears? Are you sure about that? Join me in my podcast and you will be questioning the quality of your ears. “You are now manually breathing and you can taste your tongue”.

Cells 101: The Building Blocks of Life
by Charlyse Tansey

Have you ever wanted to know the basics of cells? Or are you just passionate to learn more about these small lego blocks of life? Well during this podcast you’ll learn the basics you need to know about cells and how they function.