Saturday Morning Index
Evan Thomas on Richard Nixon, Simon Denny on power, secrets and Venice, Edgar Cahn on time banking, Jennifer Palmer on ynthetic biology, Giles Yeo on obesity and genetics, opera singer Philip Rhodes on playing evil, Kate Camp on Anthony Powell’s classic novel, A Question of Upbringing.
Tom Higham on Neanderthals and human evolution, Pete Russell on rebuilding the food system, Ron Crosby on kupapa, Julian Elliott on dyslexia debate, Playing Favourites with Pieter Stewart of New Zealand Fashion Week, Aaron Tokona on music and mental illness, Pietra Brettkelly on saving Afghanistan’s films.
Bojan Pancevski on a bridge in Croatia and the European refugee crisis, Braden Cameron on the Mongol Derby, Robert Gordon on Gore Vidal versus William F Buckley and the birth of the culture wars, Arthur Tompkins on the theft of Caravaggio’s Nativity and the upcoming Art Crime Symposium, Playing Favourites with musical director Luke Di Somma, artist Lisa Reihana on her work in Pursuit of Venus, Gregory O’Brien: on the poetry of Morgan Bach and National Poetry Day.
Penny Eckert on vocal fry, John Kirkhope on the powers of the sovereign, Winston Cowie on his conquistador puzzle trail, Andreas Elpidorou on the value of boredom, Playing Favourites with choir director Julian Raphael, Michael Robotham on ghost and crime writing, Kate De Goldi on children’s books by Ulf Stark, Sheila Turnage and Maggie Thrash.
William “Billy” Murphy on the law in Baltimore, Ben Mercer on the 1918 flu epidemic, David Stubbs on his film Belief: the Possession of Janet Moses, Playing Favourites with residential developer Mark Todd, Suki Kim on teaching undercover in North Korea, Kate Camp on Robin Hyde’s classic novel, Passport to Hell.
Nancy Gibbs of TIME magazine, Hannah Leckie on water security, Andrew Reitemeyer on Pirate Parties, Rebecca Elias an dealing with dyslexia, chamber music with The Mimosa Ensemble, Scott Edwards on birds and dinosaurs, Hamish Clayton on his post-quake Wellington novel.
Thomas Burstyn on his new film, Some Kind of Love, historian Rachel Barrowman on her biography of Maurice Gee, Paul Brobbel on the new Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, Plating Favourites with chef Laura Greenfield, Arapata Hakiwai on the repatriation of Maori ancestral remains, Finnian Galbraith on correctly pronouncing Māori words, Kate De Goldi on new children's books.
Noelle McCarthy presents the programme (Kim Hill is on leave). Her guests include Gareth Porter on the deal between Iran and the US, Alastair Thompson on public interest journalism, documentarian Jennifer Peedom on her film Sherpa, Arthur Tompkins on the theft of Monet’s Impression, Sunrise, Nick Shymanksy on managingf Amy Winehouse, conductor Hamish McKeich on Peter and the Wolf and Capital150, theatre director Martin Howells on Chunuk Bair, style icon Iris Apfel, and projection mapper Jon Baxter.
Noelle McCarthy presents the programme (Kim Hill is on leave). Her guests include Anna Guenther of PledgeMe, Richard Randerson on social change, Deborah Cameron on language and gender, and ”BBC English”, Stefan Andreas Meyer on open source electric cars, Playing Favourites with Murray Gray of the Going West festival, dominatrix Mary Brennan, and Emily McKewen on ballet for everyone.
Noelle McCarthy presents the programme (Kim Hill is on leave). Her guests include Sir Tim Smit on building Eden in Cornwall and Christchurch, Jennifer Lees-Marshment and Dr Stephen Winter on Magna Carta 800, Gil Hanly on photographing the Rainbow Warrior, Playing Favourites with healthcare delivery champion Lance O'Sullivan, Tewodros Melesse on sexual health and contraception in men and boys, and Martin Edmond on famous unknown expats.
Kim Hill broadcasting live from BBC London, with Matt Haig on depression and reasons to live, Ngaire Woods on global governance, Mary Kisler on Frances Hodgkins in Europe, Hannah Rothschild on the London art scene, Madeleine Holden on critiquing dick pics, Joshua Oppenheimer on his film The Look of Silence, and the Zhang family (Amy, Julie, Pei Wen, and Maria) on dumplings, foodcarts and family.
Kim Hill broadcasting live from BBC London, with Lisa Matisoo-Smith on the Africa to Aotearoa DNA project, Colin Brown on Waterloo, Ross Ashcroft on European economics, Anne Noble and Tom Hoyle on photography, philosophy and science, Russell Gray on DNA and language, Adam Wills on doughnuts and London hospitality, A. C. Grayling on troubled times, Michael Cubey on art in the East End.
Alex Gibney on his film about Scientology, Chris Bowler on planktonic discoveries, Sonny Tau on advances for Ngapuhi, Playing Favourites with Leila Adu. Graeme Wake on maths, crime, laundry and education, Kate De Goldi on three children’s books.
Dave Goulson on bumblebees, flowers and meadows, Vincent O’Sullivan on poets and poetry, Playing Favourites with choreographer Neil Ieremia, Margaret Sparrow on her contraception collection, Peter McKenzie on school debating, Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: The Scream
Peter Pomerantsev on Putin’s Russia, Lyric R. Cabral on the FBI and counter-terrorism, Melvyn Goodale on echolocation and the brains of the blind, Playing Favourites with musician and filmmaker Jeremy Jones, Alison Stieven-Taylor on the future of photojournalism, Gregory O’Brien on the poetry of Iain Lonie.
Rob Edwards on Trident nuclear security, Mary Norris on commas and punctuation, Clive James on life, mortality and poetry, Liana Machado in brain electrification, Playing Favourites with writer, human rights activist and restaurant owner Marianne Elliott, Jennifer McLagan on bitter food, Kate Camp on the classic novel 100 Years of Solitude.
Sarah Chayes on corruption and security, Sara Hossain on murders in Bangladesh, Roger Lentle on mapping bladder walls, Playing Favourites with David Allfrey of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, British poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy on poems, wives and children, Kate de Goldi on the books of Lissa Evans
Alex Massie on the UK election, Ali Al-Ahmed on Saudi Arabia, Jack Baker on V.E. Day, Philip Ball on invisibility and curiosity, Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: the Cellini Salt Cellar, Playing Favourites with Treasury chief economist Girol Karacaoglu, David Mitchell on heroes, hyper-linked characters and autism, Phil Manning on dinosaur discoveries.
David Nutt on reinvestigating psychedelic drugs, Michael Fletcher on Baltimore, race and class, Lance Price on Narendra Modi and India, Helen Macdonald on her attraction to goshawks, Stephen O’Brien on the Genome 10K project, Gregory O’Brien on new poetry from John Dennison and Nigel Horrocks.
Live broadcast from Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Kim Hill's guests include Kevin Short, Susie Ferguson, Colette Muir, Olivia Allison, Maria Armoudian, Dave Rowe, Louise Maher, Dick Martin, Francis Grigson, Eugene L. Rogan, Steve Wilde, Michael Cropp, Rhys Jones, Henry Thompson, Chris Hay, Marjorie Lee and Audrey Harper, Dilys Grant, Peter FitzSimons, and Stephen Clarke.
Andrew Keen on the Internet, Rebecca Lawton on drought and ostrich thinking, Chris Pugsley on the scale of Gallipoli, Shakespeare with David Lawrence: Henry V, Playing Favourites with carillonist Timothy Hurd, Warwick Holmes on the Rosetta comet expedition, Henry Hargreaves on photos of food.
Ken Auletta on Google and the future, Esther Kaplan on workplace monitoring, Kate Grenville on her mother’s story, Arapata Hakiwai on repatriation, singer/songwriter Mel Parsons, Alice Boyes on anxiety tools, Chris Pryor and Miriam Smith on their film about small-town rugby
Damon Gameau on too much sugar, Bronwyn Hayward on sustainable prosperity, Rebecca Herzig on hair removal, Levi Armstrong on whanau fitness, Playing Favourites with Sam Neill, Mike McWilliams on 150 years of GNS and its future, Lynsey Hayward, Mark Davey and Frantisek Riha-Scott on incontinence problems and solutions.
Tim Naish on Antarctic ice, Miranda July on her books, films, art and app, Jim Kebbell on organics and faith, Mary Kisler on a little sketch by William Hodges, Playing Favourites with performer and writer Alan Cumming, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena on housing solutions, Gregory O’Brien on Charles Brasch’s poetry, and the Pacific.
Bryan Stevenson on justice in Alabama, Daniel Mendelsohn on the Holocaust, Shakespeare with David Lawrence: Hamlet, Playing Favourites with choreographer Eric Languet, Frances Ashcroft on ion channels and diabetes, Kate De Goldi on author Mal Peet.