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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Birgitta Jónsdóttir of the Icelandic Pirate Party, Indridi Indridason on Iceland politics, Greg Hopkinson and Sally Lewis on meditation in a Mexican prison, Rufus Wainwright on opera, show tunes and family, The Week in Shakespeare with David Lawrence, Andrew Sharp on Samuel Marsden, Kim Evans on good food on Fridays, Barbara Anderson on MothNet, Gregory O’Brien on the poetry of Diana Bridge and Helen Jacobs.

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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Ian Gawler on combating cancer, Nicky Dunne on Heywood Hill’s books-for-life raffle, Alison McCulloch on post-natal depression, Bill Bailey on travel, science and Brexit, Mary Kisler on serendipitous art travel in Europe, Anna Coddington on music, martial arts and linguistics, Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris on their new Annual.

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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Julian Milford on lawyering and chamber music, Martin Luff and Danny Squires on Wikihouses, Ben Schrader on New Zealand’s city history, Mary Daish on kitchens, Alan Light on Nina Simone, Jeavons Baillie on artistic conservation, Kate Camp on Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Gerard van Bohemen on New Zealand at the United Nations and Security Council, Beth Shapiro on de-extinction and cloning mammoths, Arthur Tompkins on art crimes involving Van Gogh paintings, Robert Forster on the Go-Betweens and Grant McLennan, Juliet Arnott on waste and re-use, Ben Grosser on cyber-security and surveillance.

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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Julia Powles on technology, secrecy and power, Malcolm Harris on WorldSkills, Al Bramley on Zero Invasive Predators, David Lawrence on Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Sarah Laing on her Katherine Mansfield comics memoir, Walters Prize winner Shannon Te Ao, Walters Prize judge Doryun Chong of Hong Kong’s M+ museum, and Gregory O’Brien on the poetry of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell and Hone Tuwhare.

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Saturday, 24 September 2016

John Kiriakou  on torture and whistleblowing, Kelly Chibale on eradicating malaria, David Livingstone Smith on creepiness, Piri Sciascia on kapa haka, Te Maori and Te Reo, Chris Moller on grand designs,  Rochelle Constantine on whale strandings, singer Jimmy Barnes on his childhood, Reuben Paterson on his glitter art and W.O.W.

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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Michelle Cottle on Hillary Clinton, Dylan Taylor on ESRA and the left, Anthony Byrt on art, criticism and poker, Mitchell Chandler on Our Ocean, Dianne Brunton on birdsong dialects, Jamie Steer on invasive species, teen entrepreneur Toby Carr on his technology startup, Bruce Gilkison on his ancestor, James Hogg.

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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore on the battle of the Somme, Brother Guy Consolmagno on astronomy and religion, Simon Nathan on Joseph Divis and his mining photographs, young rapper Name UL, Kate Pullinger on fiction for smartphones, Franco Lora on displacement in Colombia, Kate De Goldi on children’s books by William Grill, Anna Ciddor and Jessica Miller.

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Saturday, 3 September 2016

Rachel Kramer Bussel on Weiner and sexting, Michael Dobson on the people of Western Sahara, Bronwyn King on tobacco and investment funds, Richard McKenzie on UV and Vitamin D,  rowing gold medallists Hamish Bond and Eric Murray, Arthur Tompkins on the missing Missal,  Jack Lasenby on children and grandparents, Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick on Amy Street, Thames, and Gregory O’Brien on the poetry of Hera Lindsay Bird.

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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Kim Hill broadcasts from the RNZ Christchurch studio during the WORD Writers and Readers Festival 2016. Cécile Maisonneuve and Marie-Anne Gobert on cities of tomorrow, Sheila Watt-Cloutier on Arctic communities, Canadian writer Elizabeth Hay, slam poetry champion Mohamed Hassan, Leigh Hopkinson on stripping for a living, Sam Crofskey on his pop-up quake book, Joseph Hullen on walking the Avon, singer-songwriter Jay Clarkson, Duncan Grieve on publishing the Spinoff, Barnaby Bennett on the future of journalism and Christchurch.

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Josh Davis on super-recognisers, Vincent Covello on risk and  crisis situations, Jacinta Ruru on teaching law from a Maori perspective, Larry Pratt on gun ownership in America, Ryan Griffen on creating a futuristic Aboriginal superhero world, David Lawrence on Shakespeare play The Winter’s Tale, Debbie Stoller on feminism and knitting, Kate Camp on Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.

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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Darcy Richardson on third-party presidential nominations, David Levithan on gay characters in YA fiction, Dawa Steven Sherpa on cleaning up the Himalayas, Rochelle Constantine on cetacean tourism, Stuart Firestein on smell, ignorance, and failure in science, Leonard Marcus on the history of children’s literature.

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Saturday, 6 August 2016

David Goldblatt on the modern Olympics, Euan Ashley on athletes and genetics, Vicky Karaminas on uniforms, sportswear and superheroes, Francis Spufford on writing an 18th century novel, Ashleigh Young on her personal essays and creative science writing, six-person choir group The Oxfords, and Kate De Goldi on the Children’s Book Awards and the Hooked on Books website.

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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Alok Jha on water and the weather, Matt Noffs on the problem of methamphetamine, Dr David Galler on intensive care, Roxanne El-Hady - UK Young Scientist 2016, Louise Leitch and Byron Skinner on gender transition, Peter Simpson on Christchurch’s “Bloomsbury South”, Shayne P Carter on rock and the classics

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Andy Bearpark on war zones, Margaret Thatcher and yoga, Norm Hewitt on breaking the cycle of violence, Rochelle Constantine on whales and technology, Terence Davies on his two new films, Fiona Campbell on ten years of the Real Art Roadshow, Thomas Thwaites on being a goat, and Lawrence Arabia on his new album and tour.

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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Robert Macfarlane on landmarks and nature, Peter Bale on the Panama Papers and digital journalism, Barçin Yinanç on the reported military coup in Turkey, Madeline Di Nonno on gender imbalance in entertainment, Kirsten Johnson on her work as a cameraperson, Arthur Tompkins on the theft of Degas’ Madame Camus at the Piano, Damian Bailey on hypoxia and concussion, and Gregory O’Brien on poetry collections from Rachel Bush and Michael Jackson.

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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Simon Day on South Sudan, Gil Penalosa on liveable cities, mortician Caitlin Doughty on good deaths, conductor Sir Andrew Davis, Tim Jackson on prosperity without growth, Henry Brodaty on ageing and Alzheimers, Elaine Yan Ling Ng on textiles and technology.

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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Eva Orner on her film about the detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru, David Verrall on Richard “King Dick” Seddon, Kevin Mitnick on hacking and security, Peter Haythornthwaite on design and products, Wilko Johnson on music and cancer, John and Mary Lee on farming snow in Cardrona, Gregory O’Brien on the Futuna Chapel.

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Tim Bale, Ian MacWhirter and Rod Oram on the Brexit result, Werner Herzog on how he makes his movies, John Clarke on the Australian election campaign, Peter Bromhead on his life and art,  Axel Gietz on tobacco plain packaging, Chris Hay on making history come alive, and Kate Camp on The Shorter Pepys.

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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Stella Duffy on writing a new Ngaio Marsh novel, Ashleigh Smith on anti-cyberbullying, Substantia Jones on sizeist bigotry, William Rolleston on farming and the environment, Tearepa Kahi  on his new film Poi E: The Story of Our Song', Adriane Ohanesian on taking photos in Sudan, Kate De Goldi with the latest children's books

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A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.

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