Saturday Morning Index
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.
Heather Mallick on Canadian PM Stephen Harper, Madge Snow on her high-country life, Vivian Hutchinson on the Māori Land March, Cable Green on open education, Playing Favourites with typeface designer Kris Sowersby, Patrick Evans on his new novel (The Back of His Head) and play (Gifted), and Kate De Goldi on her new book for children, From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle.
Andy Griffiths on children, reading and his Treehouse series, William Hartung on the arms trade, report from the Rugby World Cup, Playing Favourites with Buddug James Jones, Max Mackintosh and David Grubb of Hiraeth, artist Martin Creed, and Kate Camp’s classic is The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion.
Magda Szubanski on parents, sexuality and character, Jocelyn Moorhouse on her new film The Dressmaker, Arthur Tompkins on the theft of Vermeer’s The Guitar Player, Playing Favourites with army artist Matt Gauldie, James Wood on writing, reading, and reviewing, Kate De Goldi on the children’s books of Peter Brown and Mini Grey.
Eric Roberts on finding Homo naledi, Jenny Morton on neuroscience, Huntingdon’s, and sheep, Hazel Petrie on her history of Māori war captives, David Pattemore on pollination and sniffing out bees, Playing Favourites with journalist and record collector Peter Paphides, Paddy Macklin on his anarchic circumnavigation attempt, Gregory O’Brien on new poetry collections by Murray Edmond and Richard Reeve.
Matthieu Aikins on Yemen and the Middle East, Harry McQuillan about surveying for oil and touring Persia, Paul Seawright on photographing conflict, David Lawrence on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, Playing Favourites with artist Kate McIntosh, Simon Nathan on the multi-talented James Hector, Kate De Goldi on three picture books for children.
Evan Thomas on Richard Nixon, Simon Denny on power, secrets and Venice, Edgar Cahn on time banking, Jennifer Palmer on ynthetic biology, Giles Yeo on obesity and genetics, opera singer Philip Rhodes on playing evil, Kate Camp on Anthony Powell’s classic novel, A Question of Upbringing.
Tom Higham on Neanderthals and human evolution, Pete Russell on rebuilding the food system, Ron Crosby on kupapa, Julian Elliott on dyslexia debate, Playing Favourites with Pieter Stewart of New Zealand Fashion Week, Aaron Tokona on music and mental illness, Pietra Brettkelly on saving Afghanistan’s films.
Bojan Pancevski on a bridge in Croatia and the European refugee crisis, Braden Cameron on the Mongol Derby, Robert Gordon on Gore Vidal versus William F Buckley and the birth of the culture wars, Arthur Tompkins on the theft of Caravaggio’s Nativity and the upcoming Art Crime Symposium, Playing Favourites with musical director Luke Di Somma, artist Lisa Reihana on her work in Pursuit of Venus, Gregory O’Brien: on the poetry of Morgan Bach and National Poetry Day.
Penny Eckert on vocal fry, John Kirkhope on the powers of the sovereign, Winston Cowie on his conquistador puzzle trail, Andreas Elpidorou on the value of boredom, Playing Favourites with choir director Julian Raphael, Michael Robotham on ghost and crime writing, Kate De Goldi on children’s books by Ulf Stark, Sheila Turnage and Maggie Thrash.
William “Billy” Murphy on the law in Baltimore, Ben Mercer on the 1918 flu epidemic, David Stubbs on his film Belief: the Possession of Janet Moses, Playing Favourites with residential developer Mark Todd, Suki Kim on teaching undercover in North Korea, Kate Camp on Robin Hyde’s classic novel, Passport to Hell.
Nancy Gibbs of TIME magazine, Hannah Leckie on water security, Andrew Reitemeyer on Pirate Parties, Rebecca Elias an dealing with dyslexia, chamber music with The Mimosa Ensemble, Scott Edwards on birds and dinosaurs, Hamish Clayton on his post-quake Wellington novel.
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