Saturday Morning Index
Kitty Green on feminism in Ukraine, Philip Hensher on his new novel, Phil Seddon on endangered species and de-extinction, Playing Favourites with Bob Harvey, Rolf de Heer on his film Charlie’s Country, David Haywood on marine energy.
Alex Gibney on Lance Armstrong’s lies, Richard Bedford on our future New Zealand, Monica Dunford on physics and the Large Hadron Collider, Arthur Tompkins on the theft of Klimt’s portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Playing Favourites with journalist Charlotte Greenfield, James Lee Burke on his novels, oil and history, Kate De Goldi on children’s books.
Elizabeth Pisani on Indonesia, Rachel Boynton on oil rush in Africa, Mary Kisler on the artists Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino, Playing Favourites with taonga puoro musician Rob Thorne, Ruth Reichl on food and fiction, Vivian Chandra on the Net, tech and women.
Derek Grzelewski on extreme New Zealand, Hazel Chapman on forests in Nigeria, Callum Christopher on taking Roskill to Brazil, Playing Favourites with Ian Jorgensen (Blink), Nalini Singh on her fantasy and romance thrillers, Kate Camp on the classic novel For the Term of His Natural Life.
Kent Greenfield on choice and limits, Jon Waters on aquatic mammal prehistory, Charles Murigande on genocide and conciliation in Rwanda, Playing Favourites with Giovanni Tiso, Lotta Dann on stopping drinking alcohol, Gregory O’Brien on a new poetry anthology, and Rachel O’Neill
Documentary filmmaker Jim Marbrook on mining in New Caledonia, Philip Ball on beauty and truth, jewelers Warwick Freeman and Karl Fritsch, Tony Taylor on Beatlemania, Andy Neill on The Beatles in New Zealand, Joanna Rakoff on answering Salinger’s mail, David Haywood on wind energy.
Simon Coley on fair trade and farmers, Steve Hathaway on underwater filmmaking and our 93% ocean opportunity, Jenifer Roberts on James Edward “Fitz” Fitzgerald, Adam Hyde on sprint publishing, Playing Favourites with filmmaker Taika Waititi, Rose Blackett on gifted children, Shane Cave on corruption and poetry.
Mary Quin on kidnap and innovation, Nomi Prins on bankers, presidents and power, Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: Goya’s Duke of Wellington, Playing Favourites with music writer Carl Wilson, designer Christina Smith on sets and costumes, Kate De Goldi on three children’s books by Kevin Henkes.
Pollyanne Peña on misogyny and #YesAllWomen, Janette Sadik-Khan on New York’s transport revolution, Chris Rainier on photographing endangered cultures, Classical Music with Davinia Caddy: timbre, Playing Favourites with mathematician Clemency Montelle, Lorrie Moore on short story writing, Gregory O’Brien on the poetry of Marty Smith and Cilla McQueen.
Harriet Sergeant on UKIP, and the UK and European elections, Claire Shipman on women and confidence gaps, Alan Cooper on kiwi evolution, Energy with David Haywood: biofuels and toilet flushing, Playing Favourites with Danny Lemon, Sheila Natusch on octogenarian life, Kate De Goldi on three children’s picture books.
Aubrey de Grey on extending longevity, Rachel Buchanan on the decline of newspapers, Sekhar Bandyopadhyay on the India election results, Playing Favourites with author and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig, Greg Hopkinson on money and monks, Kate Camp on classic Hemingway novel The Old Man and the Sea.
Ann Marie Gardner on farming and magazines, Megan Miller on eating cricket protein, Rebecca Gowers on plain speech, Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: The Four Horses of San Marco, Playing Favourites with Matthew Buchanan and Karl von Randow, James McCarthy on choirs and miners, Sekhar Bandyopadhyay on the elections in India.
Scott Stossel on surviving anxiety, Rod Moss on art and aboriginal life, Michael Burge on asylum seekers and free speech, Hollie Fullbrook aka Tiny Ruins, Steve James on basketball and film, Greg O’Brien on poet John Pule
Linda Colley on union and disunion, Jim Al-Khalili on physics and paradoxes, Mary Kisler on artists Felix Kelly and Greer Twiss, David Ward and Peter Daubé on their Wheel of Experience show, Alison McCullock on war remembrance, Lillian Grace on Wiki New Zealand , David Haywood on reneable energy and electric vehicles
Francis Spufford on books, boffins and Christianity, Lee Dugatkin on the evolution of goodness, Classical Music with Davinia Caddy: texture, Alice Walker on dashed dreams and hope, Jonathan Mills on the Edinburgh Festival, Playing Favourites with Sharon O’Neill.
Don Brash on his Incredible Luck, Nicholas Wood on touring Ukraine, Susan Krumdieck on transition engineering, Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: The Ghent Altarpiece, Catherine DeAngelis on medical journals and big pharma, Nigel Beckford of Sven Olsen’s Brutal Canadian Love Saga, Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi
Nancy Andreasen on creativity, Jeff Milchen on campaign financing, Rebecca Mead on Middlemarch, Playing Favourites with Navy Band musical director Owen Clarke, Yannis Simonides on Socrates, Gregory O’Brien on poet Alan Brunton.
Elizabeth Kolbert on the sixth extinction, Nick Agar on enhancement and ethics, Mary Kisler on Aboriginal and Maori art, Playing Favourites with Tami Neilson, Richard Roxburgh of TV’s Rake, David Haywood on exergy and anergy.
Robin Grimes on nuclear energy, Nicolai Petro on Crimea, A. M. Homes on her novels and memoir, Classical Music with Davinia Caddy: harmony, Playing Favourites with Irish musician Damien Dempsey, Niall McLaughlin on architecture, Kate’s Klassic: The Go-Between.
Max Porter on editing and publishing, Vivien Maidaborn and Richard Bartlett on collaborating online, Alex Taylor on crows and intelligence, Rollo Wenlock on video and SXSW, Australian chronicler Don Walker, Paul Bayly on Dr Livingstone, Gregory O’Brien on poetry and painting.
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.