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.
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.