Saturday Morning Index
Broadcast live from the NZ Festival, St James Theatre, Wellington, during Writers Week. Kim Hill talks to Marcus Chown on the universe and health, Jennifer O’Sullivan on fringe spirit and women in comedy, Alison Bechdel on dykes and comics, Dylan Horrocks on his short comics collection, Kate Camp on The Quiet Volume, Joe Blossom and Duncan Sarkies on music and demolition, Aidan Dooley on Tom Crean, Caoilinn Hughes on her poetry collection, Rhys Morganon his cabaret drag career, Ulf Stark and Julia Marshall on Sweden, childrern’s books and translation, Liam O'Maonlai on Irish song and dance.
Nikolai Petro on Ukraine, Sandor Katz on fermentation, Gina Grimshaw on emotional biases, Donald Shaw on Scottish music, Playing Favourites with filmmaker Hugh Macdonald, Kirsten Reynolds on Power Plant, Tony Morrison on football and culture kicks.
Spencer Wells on sampling DNA, Vladimir Hachinski on stroke and recovery, Davinia Caddy on melody and pitch, Playing Favourites with architect Peter Marshall, Stephen Shafer on anaesthesia and academic misconduct, David Haywood on what energy is.
Jung Chang on the woman who changed China, Stuart McNaughton on reading and literacy, Jason van Genderen on making pocket movies, Playing Favourites with mixologist Jacob Briars, Liza Kindred on fashion and commerce, Kate Camp on the classic memoir, We Will Not Cease.
Riley Elliott on saving sharks, Lindsey Horne and Leander Schulz on rating flats, Richie Meyer on silent stars and fake cinema, Anne Helen Petersen on celebrity gossip, Playing Favourites with Valerie Davies, Terry Castle on critical writing, Kate De Goldi on Golden Books.
Chris Hadfield on life in space and on earth, Kayla Iacovino on volcanoes and North Korea, Mary Kisler on Frances Hodgkins, Playing Favourites with David Hepworth, Lemi Ponifasio on his theatre of power, Gregory O’Brien on summer poetry
Graham Murdock on internet surveillance, Willard Wigan on making microscopic art, Classical Music with Davinia Caddy, roots rocker Steve Earle, theatre creator Robert Lepage, Energy with David Haywood.
Summer Selections from Saturday Morning with Kim Hill 2013, featuring repeat interviews with designer David Trubridge, documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, young science orator Hadleigh Frost, Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Eleanor Catton, cheese-maker Lisa Harper
Summer Selections from Saturday Morning with Kim Hill 2013 featuring repeat interviews with Eleanor Learmonth on disaster and survival, Jeremy Scahill on America’s dirty wars, singer/songwriter Peter Skellern, Quuinn Berentson on the moa
Summer Selections from Saturday Morning with Kim Hill 2013 featuring repeat interviews with John Lennox on science and god , Mary Ruefle on poetry and life, physics combatants Ollie Hughes, Jared Lee and Lily Mason Mackay, singer Rick Bryant, chemist Roald Hoffmann
Summer Selections from Saturday Morning with Kim Hill 2013 featuring repeat interviews with Hordur Torfason on Iceland, Pavan Sukhdev and global economics, Evan Brenton Rule on invasive species, children’s author Ted Dawe, novelist Graeme Simsion, and Lorde
Felix Salmon on the Internet and media revolution, Ben Schott on miscellanies and German words, Dan Collyns on Chile and free education, Playing Favourites with Sarah Longbottom of Nga Rangatahi Toa Creative Arts Initiative, Kate De Goldi and Laura Kroetsch on books in 2013.
Robert Harris on the Dreyfus scandal, Carl Zimmer on the end of flu, Nicholas Wood on political tourism, Arini Loader on engaging with te reo, Playing Favourites with new privacy commissioner John Edwards, Harold Hillman on leadership, Kate Camp on Fahrenheit 451.
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.