Saturday Morning Index
Charlotte Graham is guest host (Kim Hill is on leave). Her guests include Max Harris on The New Zealand Project, Petina Gappah on writing about Zimbabwe, James Rhodes about music, madness and memoir, Juliette Burton about eating disorders, bodies and comedy, Esther Juon about dancing and feet, Freddy Declerck about Passchendaele pilgrims, and Belinda Tuki about empowering women.
Toby Manhire is guest host (Kim Hill is on leave). His guests include Iyad el-Baghdadi on the Arab Spring, Johnny Blades on Papua New Guinea, Emily Bell on Facebook and the end of news, Duane Peltzer on wilding pines, Matthew Desmond on evictions, poverty and profit, James Crow on the homeless problem, Suzie Bates on women’s cricket, Duncan Sarkies and Jemaine Clement on Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium, Kate De Goldi on books by Ulf Nilsson and Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham.
Philippa Tolley is guest host (Kim Hill is on leave). Her guests include: Smári McCarthy on Iceland, the Panama Papers and the Pirate Party, Ian Tannock on personalised cancer care, Barbara Brookes on her history of New Zealand women, Suad Amiry on conservation architecture and Palestine, Caitlin Moran on the working class, feminism and dufflecoats, Hannah Smith and Ralph McCubbin Howell on beards and theatre, Miranda McKearney on reading and empathy, and Kate Camp on Georgy Girl.
Colin Peacock is guest host (Kim Hill is on leave). His guests include: Karyn McCluskey on violence reduction, Simon Kuper on football, Yossi Alpher on rethinking Israel and Palestine, Michael Moore on what the US can learn from other countries, Arthur Tompkins on the theft of Leonardo’s Madonna of the Yarnwinder, Dafydd Davis on mountain biking, Paul McLaney on singing Shakespeare’s soliloquies, Fiona Pardington on photography, “Ukulele Russ” Copelin on off-the-grid Alaskan life.
Jonathan Bamber and James Hansen on thinning polar ice sheets and sea level rise, poet Paul Muldoon, Mary Kisler on the egg in art, Julian, Christian and Mabelle Dennison on Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Christina Bu on electric vehicles in Norway, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, Kate De Goldi on two new New Zealand books.
Andrew Digby on kakapo genetics and conservation, Martin Peat on crowd dynamics at the Rio Olympics, Ann Goldstein on translating Elena Ferrante, Claris Jacobs and Elsie Bollinger on the Candle Wasters and Shakespeare, Mackenzie Crook on detectorists, Amelia Dunbar and Emma Newborn on playing bitches, Thomas Mallon on US presidents, Gregory O’Brien on the poetry of Andrew Johnston
Live broadcast from the upper foyer of the St James, Wellington, during Writers Week at the New Zealand Festival. Kim Hill's guests include writers Christopher McDougall, Andrew O’Hagan, Anthony McCarten, Mallory Ortberg, Morgan Godfery, Sally Gardner and Damien Wilkins, choreographer and dancer Anouk van Dijk, For the Birds artists Mark Anderson, Jony Easterby and Kathy Hinde, and live music from Sunburst Finish (Tom Callwood, Daniel Beban, Riki Gooch, and Steve Roche).
Jamie McIntyre on the USA’s nuclear arsenal, Rebecca Roache on swearing, Liz Sime on humanitarian aid and empowering women, Mina Guli on desert running and water awareness, musician John Grant on his difficult life, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton on reframing musical styles of the 1920s and 30s, Kate Camp on Emmeline Pankhurst’s suffragist memoir.
Jamie Joseph on rhino poaching in Africa, Lee Tamahori on his new film, Mahana, Mary Kisler on works at the reopened Christchurch Art Gallery, Michela Magas and Andrew Dubber on Music Tech Fest, Rebecca Priestley on Antarctica, Sandra Coney on Waikumete Cemetery, and Ebony Lamb of Eb & Sparrow.
Ron Layton on IP for the poor in Africa, food activist Pam Warhurst on edible cities, Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Gainsborough, economist David Stuckler on austerity and health, Courtney Durr on women’s fitness training, and members of the Taranaki/Tipperary cross-cultural musical collaboration Beneath the Words.
Gerald Friedman on the economic policy of Bernie Sanders, David Wiltshire on gravitational fields in space, Yann Martell on philosophy, religion and animals, David Lawrence on Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, J.M. Fortier and Curtis Stone on urban market gardens, Richard McGregor on the DNA of Clan Gregor, Giulio Selvaggi on being convicted for earthquake science, Gregory O’Brien on the poetry of potter Barry Brickell.
On Waitangi Day: Margaret Wilson on sovereignty, Hirini Kaa on nationhood and history, Vikram Kumar on the Internet of Things, Tom Rennie on BWB’s online Treaty of Waitangi collection, Stefan Grand-Meyer and Olga Suvorova on translation and interpretation, Rebecca Ryan on Bluff and opera, Dame Claudia Orange on the Waitangi Museum, Kate De Goldi on six board books for babies and toddlers.
Erica Chenoweth on non-violent civil resistance, Louisa Baillie on sculpture and anatomy, Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: The Night Watch, Daniel Levitin on multitasking and the organized mind, Miss Bridget Walsh on her global ambassadorship for musical connectivity.
Burt Reynolds on movies, money and marriage, Andrew Butler on Lecretia Seales and time of dying, Johanna Emeney on poetry and medicine, musician Sufjan Stevens on his album about his mother, Mike Dickison on the fifteenth anniversary of Wikipedia, Kate De Goldi on two children’s illustrated non-fiction books and an adaptation of Grimm fairy tales.
A selection of some of Kim Hill's interviews from 2015 (and one from 2014).
Jeremy Leggett on what will result from the COP21 climate change talks in Paris, Cindy Gallop on sex and technology, Robert Dessaix on adoption, theatre, travel and writing, Mary Kisler on restoring 19th century paintings and frames, Books of 2015 with Laura Kroetsch and Kate De Goldi, Music Books of 2015 with Nick Bollinger, Poetry of 2015 with Gregory O’Brien.
Adam Spencer on the magic of maths, Tony Merriman on sugar, gout and genomics, David Lawrence on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, urban folkies Anthonie Tonnon and Nadia Reid, James Crow on vegan treats and helping the homeless, Kate Camp on Essays by George Orwell.
Rachel Syme on selfies, Michael Brooks on poultry and antibiotics, Sean Connell on oceans and emissions, Andrew Armitage on the death of the video store, Tim Crouch on his interpretations of minor Shakespearean characters, Martin Phillipps and Graeme Downes on making Dunedin music.
Ross Anderson on banking security, Nigel French on infectious diseases, Nick Tyler on people, cities and transport, John Luther Adams on music and nature, Ben Sanders on thrillers and America, Kevin Williamson, Craig Lithgow and Dan Willson on music, poetry and their tartan ties.
Bill Phillips on atoms, time and light; Michael Bundock on Francis Barber, the slave and heir of Samuel Johnson, Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: fakes and forgeries, musician, poet, playwright and novelist Kate Tempest, Melani Anae and Will 'Ilolahia on the Polynesian Panthers, Kate de Goldi on three non-fiction children’s books.
Stacy Schiff on witch hunts in Salem, Monique Oliver on study and space travel, Adam Zeman on consciousness and brain disorders, David Lawrence on Shakespeare plays The Merchant of Venice and The Taming of the Shrew, Playing Favourites with pianist and composer Peter Dasent, Ian Reid on bones and disease, Bill Manhire on his short stories.
Edmund de Waal on porcelain, Jamie Bartlett on the mainstreaming of the dark net, Erin Cassie on Erewhon’s Clydesdales, Joseph Herscher on creative contraptions, Bruce Gladwin on audiences and disability, Mark Post on growing meat, Kate Camp on Samuel Richardson’s classic, Pamela
Geoff Colvin on humans vs machines, Patrice Rosengrave on salmon and sperm, Piv Bernth on Danish TV, Michael Halpern on science and politics, Playing Favourites with Craig Smith,Bronwyn Labrum on NZ in the 1950s and 1960s, Gregory O’Brien on the poetry of Peter Bland.
Charlie and Sherry Frye on being global vaudevillians, Ramin Bahrani on his film about mortgages and morality, Playing Favourites with Philip Smith and David Straight, Richard Fairgray on comic books, Chris Longhurst on theological aesthetics
Jesse Colombo on economic bubbles, Paul Mason on postcapitalism, Richard Newcomb on the sense of smell, Mary Kisler on Le Corbusier, Playing Favourites with designer Aaron Dustin, Anna Ronberg on fashion buying in Paris, Evan Kindley on annotation, David Lawrence on Shakespeare’s Macbeth.