Saturday Morning Index
Aislinn Laing on Nelson Mandela and South Africa, John Fitzgerald on Ireland, money and politics, Ann Dowsett Johnston on women and alcohol, Art with Mary Kisler: Freedom Farmers, Playing Favourites with Tim Westergren of Pandora, Iris DeMent on singing the delta, Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi
Andy Buchanan on timber construction and earthquakes, Deborah Blum on poisons, Bob Rigg on Syria and chemical weapons, Playing Favourites with Cathie and John Rae, Nancy Swarbrick on the history of pets in New Zealand, Yanetta Hiko on whanau fitness.
Steve Jones on genetics and religion, Sir Geoffrey Palmer on his memoir of reform, Mary Kisler on three shows at the Adam Art Gallery, Playing Favourites with Kelly Joe Phelps, Huhana Smith on guarding wetlands, and Kate Camp on Love in a Cold Climate.
Richard Langston is guest host. His guests include Mark Lewisohn on The Beatles up to 1962, John Boys and Grant Covic on Inductive Power Transfer, Adrian Kinnaird on the history of comics in New Zealand, Playing Favourites with Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket, Rebecca Macfie on Pike River Mine, and Steve August on the iHunch and the Backpod.
Noelle McCarthy is guest presenter. She will discuss the NSA and civil liberties, and talk to Mandy Hager about youth, Vincent and the Menton Prize, Jill Trevelyan about Peter McLeavey, Mark Loewen on king of gore Lythronax Argestes, Playing Favourites with Jeremy Hansen, Sebastian Faulks on channeling PG. Wodehouse, Howell Round on medical physics.
The programme is guest presented by Megan Whelan, one of the team running TheWireless.co.nz. Guests are: Cecile Richards on family planning, Andrew Jack on censorship, Ruby Brunton on dating in NYC, Di White on crime, justice and theatre, James Robinson on voyaging and US politics, Lorna Piatti-Farnell on vampires and Goths, David Dallas on NZ hip hop, Dolly Parton on her world tour and Miley Cyrus, Playing Favourites with rapper Tourettes, Uther Dean on trials and fear in the theatre, Stacy Gregg on horses and princesses, comedian Joseph Harper on bonsai, and rapper Randa AKA Mainard Larkin.
Mark Cubey is guest presenter. He talks to David Peace about Bill Shankly, Liverpool Football Club and socialism, Robin Moore about saving amphibians, filmmaker Robert Connolly about Tim Winton’s The Turning, Playing Favourites with Sunny Amey, Elizabeth Knox on horror, and Elaine Aron on highly sensitive people.
Susie Ferguson is guest presenter. She talks to Martin Jacques on the rise of China, Gary Greenberg on psychiatry, Tim Woodhouse on editing Everest in 3D, Playing Favourites with choreographer Travis Payne, Craig Rossiter on breast cancer, and actress Olympia Dukakis on her new movie.
Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga on Vatican reform, Paul Steely White on cycling reform, Moya Brennan on 40 years of Clannad, Paul Brewer on the restoration of Alexander Palace, Playing Favourites with creative director Matt Checkowski, Patricia Edgar on praising ageing, Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi
Sir John Sulston on how humans can flourish on a finite Earth, Dame Margaret Drabble on her first novel in seven years, Mary Kisler on the online recreation of an 1813 exhibition, Playing Favourites with Eddie Rayner, Samantha Geimer on Polanski and afterwards, Kate Camp on The Group by Mary McCarthy.
Bill Bryson on the US summer of 1927, Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love fame, on her new novel set in the1800s, Playing Favourites with merchant bankers and adventurers Paul and Andrew Bayly, chart-topping musician Lorde, and two new children’s books with Kate De Goldi.
Lisa Matisoo-Smith on her Africa to Aotearoa genetics study, Bridget Griffen-Foley on Australian media dynasties, Matthew Tukaki on the United Nations, Pamela Gay on citizen science and space, Playing Favourites with soprano Orla Boylan, Lisa Harper on artisanal cheese and her Nuffield Scholarship.
Mike White on the Scott Guy case, Andrew Adamson on the film of Mr Pip, Matthew Trundle on money in Ancient Greece, Playing Favourites with Davinia Caddy, Jan Preston on the life of the piano, Kate De Goldi on Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.
Broadcasting live in front of a studio audience from the New Zealand Broadcasting School, CPIT, Christchurch. Guests include Joanna Norris of The Press, Jessica Halliday of FESTA, Professor Shaun Hendy on innovation, Juliet Arnott on Rekindle, Paul Cleave on crime, troubadour Delaney Davidson, musician and producer Liam Ryan, and Nikki Berry and the A Capellago choir. Studio band is House of Brown.
Richard Davenport-Hines on the Profumo affair in 1963 England, Craig Stanford on the prospect of a planet without apes, Jacob Rajan on the success of his Indian Ink company, Playing Favourites with White Ferns bowler Sian Ruck, Liz Evans on managing addiction in Vancouver, and Toby Morris on documenting a year of fatherhood.
Janice Galloway on her ‘anti-memoirs’, Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah on morals and honour, Leon Wadham on Lord of the Flies, Playing Favourites with Malcolm Rands of Ecostore, Lloyd Jones on his family history and Christchurch, Chris Norman on pickled eggs.
Ian Black and Nopha Radwan on Egypt and the Middle East, Andrew Bovell on writing for stage and screen, Mary Kisler on the artist Turner, Playing Favourites with singing teacher Christina Bevan, MaryJane Thomson on her memoir of mental illness, mathematician Geoff Whittle on solving Rota’s Conjecture
Andrew Beaujon on newspaper sales, Derek Grzelewski on trout, Lou Sanson on Antarctica, Ollie Hughes, Jared Lee and Lily Mason Mackay on their physics fight, Playing Favourites with cult beer bar owner Dominic Kelly, Quinn Berentson on the moa.
Eleanor Learmonth on disaster and survival, Stephen Shore on success and autism, Sebastian Hallum Clarke on software and innovation, Playing Favourites with author Eleanor Catton, Leilani Tamu on poetry and diplomacy, Kate De Gold on children’s chapter books.
Jo Appleby on Richard III, Peter Lineham on Destiny Church, Playing Favourites with Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, Sister Loyola Galvin and Jess Feast on the film Gardening With Soul, Andrew McMillan on music and tetraplegia.
Daniela Schiller on the brain, memory and fear, Geoff Murphy and Graeme Cowley on Utu Redux, Art with Mary Kisler: California Design, Playing Favourites with Brian Foster and Jack Liebeck of Einstein’s Universe, Paul Jenden on cancer and musicals, Kate De Goldi on “making” books for children.
Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney on the Catholic Church and Wikileaks, Sir Lloyd Geering on the Big Bang and God, Evan Brenton-Rule, winner of the 2013 Eureka! Symposium, Playing Favourites with opera singer Lisa Harper-Brown and digital artist Michael Paget, Philip Hoare on the sea and whales, Kate’s Klassic: The Diary of Anne Frank
Dr Bill Andrews on curing ageing, Pavan Sukhdev on the economy and the environment, blogger Danyl McLauchlan on his first novel, Playing Favourites with The Phoenix Foundation’s Samuel Scott, Jeff Gomez on fantasy and transmedia, and Kate De Goldi on YA novel Mortal Fire..
Robert Wade on inequality, psycho-analyst Stephen Grosz on life examined, scientist Avner Rothschild on solar power, Playing Favourites with author Ted Dawe, writer Sarah Churchwell on the early 1920s and the Great Gatsby, and Raelene Castle on her move from netball to the NRL.
David Sedaris on doctors, diabetes and owls, Klaus Thymann on documenting glaciers, Miko Peled on the path to Middle East peace, Brett Holland on 1871 in Chicago, Playing Favourites with author Julie Thomas, Alison Maclean on making films, Brian Patrick on moths.