Saturday Morning Index
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.
Mark Davey on incontinence and fashion, 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.
Noelle McCarthy is guest host. Her guests are: Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor on Cyclone Pam and Vanuatu, Brian O’Connell on 48 hours of drugs in Ireland, Stefan Sobkowiaki on orchards, organics and permaculture, Bruce Sheridan on the psychology of creativity, Arthur Tompkins on the Isabella Stewart Gardner art heist, Sean Donnelly on his new album with backup from Viuctoria Kelly and Sandy Mill, David Graham on Hillary Clinton, Anastasia Radevich on footwear art, artist Lonnie Hutchinson on her Christchurch project and Auckland retrospective.
Philip Wen on pollution in China, Leslee Udwin on her film India’s Daughter, Marilyn Waring on 40 years of feminism, Jenny O’Connor on women at 60, Playing Favourites with publisher Robbie Burton, Brett Bailey on Macbeth in the Congo, Gregory O’Brien on the poetry of Peter Olds and Geoff Cochrane.
Bernard Haykel on Islamic State, John McLeod on modern peacekeeping, David Haywood on energy and the musical scale, Tayo Oloko on Paul Robeson, Ulrike Schaede on old business in Japan, Kate Camp on 1977 classic The Thorn Birds.
Chris Clarke on the crisis in Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan, Orin Hargraves on cliché, Allan Ropper on neurological rabbitholes, Karaitiana Taiuru on Te Reo and the mainstream, Playing Favourites with cartoonist and scientist Bob Brockie, singer and songwriter Marlon Williams, Kate De Goldi on the children’s picture books of Chris McKimmie.
Daniel Davies on banks, Greece and the HSBC, Dylan Evans on utopian madness, Roger Lentle on microbiomes, probiotics and faecal transplants, retired chief coroner Neil MacLean on investigating death touring folk musicians Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan, Rob Ward on homosexuality in football, Bonnie Howland on mascara and social entrepreneurship.
Eula Biss on immunity and vaccination, Anna Smaill on literature, music and memory, Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: “the Takeaway Rembrandt”, Playing Favourites with sculptor and performance artist Dr Jane Venis, Professor Michael Graetzel on dyed solar cells and a post-oil energy future, Poetry with Greg O’Brien: Anna Jackson