Radio New Zealand: Saturday Morning

This page lists items from RNZ that are identified as "Saturday Morning". RNZ didn't start regularly putting both its audio and news content online until 2008. From 2002-2007 written news items (particularly from RNZ International) were placed online. You can access these items, plus the vast audio collecton from the mid-2000s onwards by using the day schedule pages. You can access items prior to 2002 on the historic page.

05/09/2003: Great Encounter: the late chess maestro Genesis Potini
Once a heralded chess champion, Genesis spent many years in and out of mental institutions, battling with severe bipolar disorder. He was also known as a formidable communicator, a teacher, chess coach and up-front advocate for mental health issues. Genesis Potini died of a heart attack aged 46 on the 15th August 2011. Kim Hill talked with Genesis on the eve of the 2003 screening of the award-winning documentary 'Dark Horse' which inspired the making of a movie of the same name now showing nationwide. [more]

16/06/2006: Science with Paul Callaghan: Taste and Smell
The Alan MacDiarmid professor of physical sciences discusses two connected senses. [more]

10/11/2006: Science with Paul Callaghan: The Scientist as Heretic
Professor Callaghan discusses controversy in science and the work of Freeman Dyson. [more]

10/11/2006: Playing Favorites: Alastair Galbraith
2006 Arts Laureate Alastair Galbraith talks to Kim Hill about his life in alternative music and composition, and chooses some of his favorite pieces of music. [more]

18/12/2006: Richard Dawkins
Outspoken atheist and author of 'The God Delusion'. [more]

12/01/2007: Harry Ricketts, Chris Price and Andrew McCallum on Bob Dylan
Three Bob Dylan fans - a professor, a poet and a policy analyst - talk about the man and his concert. [more]

27/01/2007: Science with Paul Callaghan: Radiation
Part 1 [more]

24/02/2007: Science with Paul Callaghan: Radiation
Part 2 [more]

06/04/2007: Sheila Natusch: from Stewart Island to Owhiro Bay
Kim Hill's first interview with the New Zealand historian and natural science writer, brought up on Stewart Island. [more]

19/05/2007: Science with Paul Callaghan: Plastics
Physics professor Paul Callaghan on plastics. [more]

16/06/2007: Steve Carden
Steve Carden was picked in 2005 by the Sir Peter Blake Trust as one of New Zealand's six emerging leaders. [more]

14/07/2007: Science with Paul Callaghan: Bad Things That We Like
On the food we like to eat too much, like fats and sugar [more]

11/08/2007: Science with Paul Callaghan: Antibiotics
Professor of Science at Victoria University of Wellington, discusses antibiotics. [more]

21/09/2007: Sept 22 Topp Twins as broadcast
Untouchable: Whilst Jools Topp underwent cancer treatment, Lynda looked after the farm. [more]

01/12/2007: Tuhoe 'Bruno' Isaac
Mongrel Mob leader and prison inmate who turned from"dog"to God; a story he tells in his memoir, True Red. [more]

08/12/2007: Science with Paul Callaghan: String Theory
Professor Callaghan discusses string theory. [more]

22/12/2007: Foreign Correspondent: Cheryl Sucher
Writer based in New York City and Dunedin, on happenings in the Big Apple. [more]

22/12/2007: Cate Blanchett, actor and director
Movie star, and director of the controversial new Sydney Theatre Company production, Blackbird. [more]

22/12/2007: Michael Pollan, on food and the industry that surrounds it
Author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, and new book In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating. [more]

22/12/2007: Michael Pollan, on food and the industry that surrounds it
Author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, and new book In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating. [more]

22/12/2007: Playing Favourites with DJ Mu and Fat Freddys Drop
Four members of the dub-soul collective with the longest charting local album in history have a chat and drop some live tracks [more]

22/12/2007: Kate's Klassic: Oliver Twist
Kate Camp discusses Charles Dickens' second novel. [more]

22/12/2007: Children's Books with Kate de Goldi
Two new titles, plus the best of 2007, and what makes a great modern children's book. [more]

28/12/2007: Oliver Sacks, on Musicophilia
Neurologist and author talking about his book: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. From 11 October 2007. [more]

29/12/2007: Science with Paul Callaghan: Sound - part 1
The first of two discussions on sound, with the Alan MacDiarmid professor of physical sciences. [more]

29/12/2007: Science with Paul Callaghan: Sound - part 2
The second of two discussions on sound, with Professor Callaghan and his orchestra. [more]

04/01/2008: Playing Favourites with The Topp Twins
The yodeling duo celebrate a quarter century of performance and the recovery of Jools from breast cancer. From 22 Sept. [more]

05/01/2008: Playing Favourites with Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
reators of the movies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. From 10 March. [more]

12/01/2008: Jackie Collins, best selling novelist
Best selling novelist whose 25th book is titled Drop Dead Beautiful. From 12 May. [more]

12/01/2008: Harry Ricketts, Chris Price and Andrew McCallum, on Bob Dylan
Three Dylan fans - a professor, a poet and a policy analyst–talk about the man and his concert. From 11 August. [more]

12/01/2008: John Cale, music legend
Former member of the Velvet Underground, solo artist and producer. From 10 November. [more]

19/01/2008: Tim Bollinger on Tintin
Wellington comic artist and historian, on the life, work and comic creations of Belgian author Herge. From 19 May. [more]

19/01/2008: Tim Flannery, Australian of the Year
Writer, scientist and explorer whose latest book is The Weather Makers. From 11 August. [more]

19/01/2008: Julia and Malcolm Donaldson, on children's books
The author of many books, most famously The Gruffalo, is joined by her pediatrician husband. From 10 March. [more]

25/01/2008: David Mitchell
British novelist David Mitchell has been described as Britain's reigning master of postmodern fiction. [more]

26/01/2008: Foreign Correspondent: Frances Kennedy
Foreign Correspondent - Frances Kennedy in Rome. [more]

26/01/2008: Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
British astronomer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered pulsars whilst working at Cambridge University. [more]

26/01/2008: Playing Favourites: Salmonella Dub
Playing favourites with Andrew Penman who formed the roots/dub/electronic group Salmonella Dub. [more]

26/01/2008: Anton van Heldon on whale strandings and social cohesion
Anton van Heldon is a specialist in the study of beaked whales. [more]

26/01/2008: Gaynor Parkin, on how to deal with stress
Gaynor Parkin is a practising psychologist and teaching clinician at Victoria University. [more]

26/01/2008: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi discusses the Ramona series of books by Beverly Cleary. [more]

02/02/2008: Nat Torkington and Ian Wright live from Kiwi FOO Camp
Nat Torkington consults for O'Reilly Media; Ian Wright's company is developing"cleantech supercars". [more]

02/02/2008: Liz Calder, Founder of Bloomsbury Publishing
Liz Calder co-founded Bloomsbury Publishing in 1986. [more]

02/02/2008: Hugh Gladwell
Hugh Caldwell is one of the trustees of the Jane Gifford Restoration Trust. [more]

02/02/2008: Andy Linton and Richard Naylor
Richard Naylor started the high-speed CityLink fibre network. Andy Linton is a long-time internet builder. [more]

02/02/2008: Adam Hyde
Social entrepreneur and educator who develops collaborative community projects. [more]

02/02/2008: Food with Dorothy Anderson
Dorothy Anderson is involved wiith the slow town and slow food movement and farmers market in Matakana. [more]

02/02/2008: David ten Have
Founder of Ponoko, a company which lets users design, manufacture and sell their own creations. [more]

02/02/2008: Regan and Rachel Cunliffe
Creators of Throng Media, a network of TV community websites in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the U.K. [more]

09/02/2008: Foreign Correspondent: Duncan Fallowell
London author of controversial travel book, Going As Far As I Can [more]

09/02/2008: David Wiltshire, on dark energy
Lecturer in physics and astronomy, who has a new solution to Einstein's theory of general relativity. [more]

09/02/2008: Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury
Writer and illustrator of the long-running syndicated comic strip. [more]

09/02/2008: Kim reads emails
Feedback from listeners [more]

09/02/2008: Kate's Klassic: Beowulf
Kate Camp discusses the translation by Seamus Heaney of the epic Anglo-Saxon poem. [more]

09/02/2008: Stephen Schwartz, composer
American lyricist and composer of the musicals Godspell, Pippin and current hit Wicked. [more]

09/02/2008: Food with Annabel Langbein
The author of Eat Fresh talks about the cook's tool kit, and molecular gastronomy. [more]

09/02/2008: Banned Children's Books, with Don Long and Kate de Goldi
Discussing the banning, burning, challenging and self-censoring of children's books in New Zealand and overseas. [more]

16/02/2008: Foreign Correspondent: Peter Heller
Peter joins us from Mexico aboard the Whale Warriors ship. [more]

16/02/2008: Ruud Kleinpaste, on saving the kiwi
'The Bug Man' talks about his kiwi breeding programme. [more]

16/02/2008: Cris de Groot on hothousing innovation
Dr Cris de Groot is a senior lecturer at Unitec's School of Design. [more]

16/02/2008: Rich Frank on Disney and mobile content
The former chairman of Disney Television. [more]

16/02/2008: Jum Nakao on fashion and the avant garde
Creative director of the Brasil Institute of Art and Fashion. [more]

16/02/2008: Playing Favourites with Jermaine Clement
One half of the comical composers 'Flight of the Conchords' chooses his favourite songs. [more]

16/02/2008: John Taylor of Duran Duran
Duran Duran will be playing one New Zealand show at the Vector Arena on March 26th. [more]

16/02/2008: Dominic Roskrow on whisky
Former journalist and editor of Whisky magazine. [more]

16/02/2008: Nathan Rarere on Super 14
TV and Radio broadcaster gives his well informed take on the Super 14. [more]

16/02/2008: David Fane on Bro'town and Where We Once Belonged
This multi talented actor, writer and director tells us of his shows in the NZ International Arts Festival. [more]

23/02/2008: Foreign Correspondent: Dr Stephen Zunes on Kosovo
Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco, who recently visited Serbia. [more]

23/02/2008: Jody Williams: anti-landmine campaigner
Nobel Peace Prize winner, visiting New Zealand for the Conference on Cluster Munitions. [more]

23/02/2008: Francois Girard: stage and screen director
Director of a double bill production from the Opera National de Lyon at the 2008 New Zealand International Arts Festival. [more]

23/02/2008: Art with Dr Dick Quan
Australian art collector and patron who is an enthusiastic supporter of new media art. [more]

23/02/2008: Playing Favourites with Tony Rabbit (Music not included)
Theatre production designer and Segway enthusiast. [more]

23/02/2008: Linda Shaw on resilience education
Former corporate manager who now promotes the environmental and conservation message of mecology. [more]

23/02/2008: Ursula Dubosarsky: children's book author
Sydney-based writer of books for primary and young adult readers, including, Abyssinia, The Red Shoe, and The Word Spy. [more]

01/03/2008: Foreign Correspondent: Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Acclaimed US author and analyst, whose new book is 'The Ethnic Presidency: How Race Decides the Race to the White House'. [more]

01/03/2008: Tim Harford on Economics
Author of two books; 'The Undercover Economist', and 'The Logic of Life - Uncovering the New Economics of Everything'. [more]

01/03/2008: Roz Savage - Marathon Rower
She crossed the Atlantic in 2006, and is now bidding to be the first solo woman to row across the Pacific Ocean. [more]

01/03/2008: Anita Amirrezvani - Women in Iran
Her debut novel, 'The Blood of Flowers', is set in 17th century Iran. [more]

01/03/2008: Playing Favourites with Duncan Sarkies
Playwright, screenwriter (Scarfies), stand-up comic and author; his first novel, 'Two Little Boys', is about to be published. [more]

01/03/2008: Sebastien Soldevilla - Circus Ringmaster
Ringmaster of Canadian troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main, who present two NZ International Arts Festival shows: 'Traces', and 'La Vie'. [more]

01/03/2008: Gregory Maguire - Wicked Writer
Author of four novels for adults and more than a dozen for children. His 1995 novel 'Wicked' was developed as a Broadway musical. [more]

01/03/2008: Children's Books with Kate de Goldi: Betsy Byars
Kate continues her 'family stories' discussion, and profiles a living American legend. [more]

08/03/2008: Foreign Correspondent: Sameh Habeeb in Gaza
Palestinian journalist based in Gaza City. [more]

08/03/2008: James Meek
British journalist and author of 'The People's Act of Love' and 'We Are Now Beginning Our Descent'. [more]

08/03/2008: Sir Jackie Stewart
Scottish race car driver who won 27 Grand Prix races and was world champion three times on the Formula One circuit. [more]

08/03/2008: Kate's Klassic: All Quiet on the Western Front
Kate Camp discusses All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. [more]

08/03/2008: Playing Favourites with Ben Kemp
Poet and musician who has been living in Tokyo for six years, accompanied by flautist Mitsuru Ogata. [more]

08/03/2008: Food with Geoff Lawton: Permaculture
Founding director of the Permaculture Research Institute and world-renowned designer of agriculturally productive ecosystems. [more]

08/03/2008: Akram Khan
British-Bangladeshi dancer and choreographer who duets with Sylvie Guillem at the 2008 New Zealand International Arts Festival. [more]

15/03/2008: Foreign Correspondent: Cheryl Sucher
Writer based in New York City talking about gubernatorial indiscretions and book theft. [more]

15/03/2008: Amotz Asa-El: On Israel
President of BusinessWeek Israel, and the former executive editor of the Jerusalem Post. [more]

15/03/2008: Ruth Reichl: Food writer
Editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine and former chief restaurant critic for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. [more]

15/03/2008: Don Thompson: On the art of business
Harvard economist and author of The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art and Auction Houses. [more]

15/03/2008: Playing Favourites with Green Fire Islands
Irish music mainstay Donal Lunny, taongo puoro master Richard Nunns, singer Iarla O'Lionaird and poet Glenn Colquhoun. [more]

15/03/2008: Christian Bok: Poet
Canadian poet, whose innovative and experimental work has reached best-selling status in his homeland. [more]

15/03/2008: John Williams: Guitarist
Acclaimed classical guitarist, who makes wide-ranging collaborations in other areas of music. [more]

22/03/2008: Foreign Correspondent: Pauline Horrill
Wellington GP who has worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres in countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Sierra Leone and Sudan. [more]

22/03/2008: Oliver Driver: actor, director, TV presenter
Creative director of the Alt TV station and director of Rabbit, the first play at the Silo's new Auckland location. [more]

22/03/2008: Lisa Harrow and Roger Payne
American scientist and New Zealand actress in New Zealand for one performance of their new show, SeaChange: Reversing the Tide. [more]

22/03/2008: Rex Munday, on beneficial brassicas
Toxicologist at AgResearch. [more]

22/03/2008: Playing Favourites with Norman Jay MBE
British DJ whose Good Times Sound System is a major attraction at the Notting Hill Carnival. [more]

22/03/2008: Food with Frederick Kaufman: The American Stomach
American food writer whose new book, A Short History of the American Stomach, explores the extremes of American eating. [more]

22/03/2008: Anna Broinowski, on the lies of Norma Khouri
Director of the documentary Forbidden Lies, about the author of Forbidden Love. [more]

22/03/2008: Sally Rippin, on censorship of young adult literature
Australian writer and illustrator whose debut novel Chenxi and the Foreigner, has just been republished. [more]

29/03/2008: Foreign Correspondent: John Powers on Tibet
Reader at the Centre for Asian Studies at the Australian National University speaks from Delhi. [more]

29/03/2008: Annie Goldson: Murder In Fiji
Award-winning documentary director; her new film is An Island Calling, about the 2001 murder of John Scott and Greg Scrivener. [more]

29/03/2008: Bernard Beckett: school teacher and author
English and drama teacher; the UK rights to his young adult book, Genesis, have just been sold for 100,000 pounds. [more]

29/03/2008: Professor Martin Silink: Diabetes
President of the International Diabetes Federation, visiting NZ for the seventh IDF Western Pacific Conference. [more]

29/03/2008: Peter Calder on Theatre Criticism
New Zealand journalist and critic, currently in New York city. [more]

29/03/2008: Food with Sarah Hodge
Co-owner of Spa Horrobin and Hodge on the Kapiti Coast. [more]

29/03/2008: Russell Brown on the Digital Future of TV
Journalist and broadcaster; his new TV show, Media7, debuts next week on TVNZ 7, the ad-free 24-hour news and info channel. [more]

29/03/2008: Children's Books with Kate de Goldi
The Thing with Finn by Tom Kelly; Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins; Juicy Writing by Brigid Lowry. [more]

05/04/2008: Foreign Correspondent
Raed Jarrar on Iraq [more]

05/04/2008: Jill Trevelyan, on Rita Angus
Author of Rita Angus:An Artist's Life,and co-curator of the exhibition Rita Angus:Life and Vision,at Te Papa from July. [more]

05/04/2008: Jed Mercurio , creator of Bodies
Doctor and pilot who adapted his debut novel,Bodies,into an acclaimed BBC TV series.His new book is titled Ascent. [more]

05/04/2008: Kate's Klassic:Catch 22
Kate Camp discusses the acclaimed anti-war novel Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. [more]

05/04/2008: Gary Dexter,on book titles
Editor of Chambers Concise Biographical Dictionary,and author of Why Not Catch 21?.The Stories Behind the Titles. [more]

05/04/2008: Playing Favorites
Allan Thomas is a former lecturer in ethnomusicology at Victoria University,who brought gamelan music to NZ in the 1970's [more]

05/04/2008: Food with Farmer John Peterson
Stalwart of the organic and seasonal food movement,and subject of the documentary film,The Real Dirt on Farmer John. [more]

05/04/2008: Paul Hasegawa-Overacker,on Cindy Sherman
Co-director of the documentary film Guest of Cindy Sherman,about his former lover and the art scene in New York. [more]

11/04/2008: Janna Levin, on Kurt Godel and Alan Turing
Professor of physics and astronomy in New York; her debut novel intertwines the lives of two maths legends. [more]

12/04/2008: Foreign Correspondent: Jill Worrall
Travel writer, currently in Bhutan, where the first elections for a democratically elected parliament were recently held. [more]

12/04/2008: Joanna Woods, on Charles Baeyertz and the Triad
Biographer from Wellington; her latest book tells the story of pioneering magazine Charles Baeyertz. [more]

12/04/2008: Eric Arnold on Winemaking
American writer who learnt how to make wine in Marlborough and wrote about it in his book, First Big Crush. [more]

12/04/2008: Suzi Quatro, Rock Star
Bass player and singer who exploded onto the UK pop scene in the 1970s; she has just published her autobiography, Unzipped. [more]

12/04/2008: Greg Broadmore, on his Contraptions
Weta Workshop conceptual designer, and author and illustrator of Doctor Grordbort's Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory. [more]

12/04/2008: Janice Marriott and Virginia Pawsey
Children's author and occupational therapist who rekindled their friendship after 40 years with a year-long correspondence. [more]

12/04/2008: Children's Books with Kate de Goldi
Discussing the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, a distinctly American take on the family story. [more]

19/04/2008: Foreign Correspondent : Frances Kennedy
New Zealand journalist based in Rome,talking about the election victory of Silvio Berlusconi. [more]

19/04/2008: Te Maire Tau , on Ngai Tahu and the Carrington Text
Historian of Ngai Tahu descent,and co-author of Ngai Tahu : A Migration History [more]

19/04/2008: Stanislas Dehaene , on numbers and the brain
Mathematician and cognitive psychologist from the National Institute for Health and Medical Research near Paris. [more]

19/04/2008: Sandy Callister , on WW1 Photography
Leading brand and communication strategist,and author of The Face Of War : New Zealand's Great War Photography. [more]

19/04/2008: Nicole Stott , on space travel
NASA flight engineer who is scheduled to take part in the Expedition-19 mission to the International Space Station next March [more]

19/04/2008: Nigel Brown , on art and Antarctica
South Island artist who was part of the inaugural Artists to Antarctica scheme. [more]

19/04/2008: Food with Jane Webster
Melbourne cook who took over a grand but neglected French chateau to establish a cookery school. [more]

19/04/2008: Henry Rollins , hardcore provocateur
American spoken word artist,author,actor,publisher,and singer and songwriter with Black Flag and Rollins Band. [more]

25/04/2008: Helen Garner: on Death and Friendship
Australian novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and journalist, talking about her first novel for 15 years. [more]

25/04/2008: Food with Helen Leach: The Mighty Pavlova
Culinary anthropologist talking about her new book, The Pavlova Story: A Slice of New Zealand's Culinary History. [more]

26/04/2008: Foreign Correspondent: Pramod Parajuli on Nepal
Social movements scholar and sustainability educator, on the new Maoist government in Nepal. [more]

26/04/2008: John Gray: on the Death of Utopia
Political philosopher and author; his most recent book is Black Mass. [more]

26/04/2008: Harvey Benge: on Homage Photography
Camera artist who works from Auckland and Paris; new book is A Short History of Photography. [more]

26/04/2008: Playing Favourites with Brendan McFarlane
New Zealand born, Paris-based architect, who is one of the judging panelists of the Home of the Year award. [more]

26/04/2008: Gemma Gracewood: on Art, TV and Ukuleles
Producer of the TVNZ6 programme New Artland, and founding member of the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. [more]

26/04/2008: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Discussing dolls' house stories, focusing on books by Rumer Godden and Pauline Clarke/Helen Clare. [more]

03/05/2008: Foreign Correspondent : Thomas Kohnstamm
Travel writer who caused a storm within the industry with his book Do Travel Writers Go To Hell [more]

03/05/2008: Glen Lauder, on Gandhi and the environment
Recently returned from facilitating a meeting at the Satyagraha Project in New York [more]

03/05/2008: Eric Wilson,on melancholy and happiness
Professor of English from North Carolina,and author of Against Happiness : In Praise of Melancholy [more]

03/05/2008: Kate,s Klassic : Doctor Zhivago
Kate Camp discusses Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak [more]

03/05/2008: Kim reads emails
Kim reads emails from listeners [more]

03/05/2008: Antoinette Halloran, opera singer
Australian soprano who stars in the NBR New Zealand Opera,s forthcoming season of La Boheme [more]

03/05/2008: Kim reads emails
Kim reads emails from listeners [more]

03/05/2008: Rob Stewart, on shooting sharks
Canadian filmmaker who visited 15 different countries over four years to make the award - winning documentary Sharkwater [more]

03/05/2008: Food with Jason Dell : gravalax and olive oil
Executive chef at Blanket Bay Lodge in Glenorchy and guest presenter at the wine and food event Savour New Zealand 2008 [more]

03/05/2008: Mani Bruce Mitchell, on being intersex
Counsel for the Intersex Trust of Aotearoa New Zealand, who is profiled in the exhibition Assume Nothing at The New Dowse. [more]

03/05/2008: Gregory O'Brien,on painting for the young
Painter, poet, curator and writer, his latest book is Back and Beyond: New Zealand Painting for the Young and Curious [more]

10/05/2008: Kathy Marks: Pitcairn Island - Paradise Lost
One of six journalists permitted to live on Pitcairn Island while reporting on the sexual abuse trials there. [more]

10/05/2008: Terry Hicks: Father of David Hicks
Father of the Australian man who was incarcerated by the United States Government at Guantanamo Bay. [more]

10/05/2008: Hermione Lee: Biographer
Professor of English Literature at Wolfson College Oxford, and biographer of the writers Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton. [more]

10/05/2008: Neil Gemmel: The Platypus Genome
Leader of a team of NZ researchers helping decode the genome of the platypus. [more]

10/05/2008: Peter Cameron: Sudoku and Mathematics
Professor of Mathematics in London, and the 2008 Forder Lecturer touring New Zealand. [more]

10/05/2008: Ron Hanson: Fungus, Dairy and Art
Co-publisher and co-editor of the experimental global arts magazine White Fungus. [more]

10/05/2008: William Marks: Water
Advocate for the protection of water, who writes about its biological, historical, environmental and spiritual significance. [more]

10/05/2008: Relationships with Suzanne Innes-Kent: Making Big Changes
Counsellor and long-time Saturday Morning contributor, who is relocating to Singapore. [more]

16/05/2008: Peter Temple: top Australian crime writer
Former journalist and lecturer who has won five Ned Kelly Awards for crime fiction, most recently for The Broken Shore. [more]

17/05/2008: Maher Mughrabi : the Middle East
Scottish-Palestinian journalist who is Foreign Desk News Editor for The Age in Melbourne. [more]

17/05/2008: Loretta Napoleoni : Rogue economics and terrorism
Italian author with a PhD in terrorism from the London School of Economics, who consults to governments on counter-terrorism. [more]

17/05/2008: Simon Sebag Montefiore: Stalin and other Russians
Historian and novelist; his most recent biography is Young Stalin. [more]

17/05/2008: Junot Diaz: Pulitzer prize-winning novelist
Dominican-American prose writer whose 2007 debut novel won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. [more]

17/05/2008: Playing Favourites with Steve Abel
Auckland singer-songwriter who records and performs with the Chrysalids; his new album, Flax Happy, is out next week. [more]

17/05/2008: Tusiata Avia: Poetry Idol judge
Poet, performer and children's book writer who will release a new volume of poetry, Bloodclot, later this year. [more]

17/05/2008: Janet Street-Porter : why life is too f***ing short
Broadcaster, journalist, and author, who has been a constant British media presence since 1973. [more]

24/05/2008: Foreign Correspondent: Luke Harding
Bureau chief in Moscow for The Guardian. [more]

24/05/2008: Stuart Dryburgh: shooting the Stones
NZ cinematographer (The Piano) recruited by Martin Scorsese to help film his Rolling Stones concert movie, Shine a Light. [more]

24/05/2008: Max Gimblett: Painting in NYC
One of NZ's most internationally prominent and successful artists, living and working on the Bowery in New York. [more]

24/05/2008: Jan McLeod and Graham Jackson: the China earthquake
Residents of the Mianyang area of Sichuan province, severely affected by the country's worst natural disaster in 30 years. [more]

24/05/2008: Simon Phillips: Directing Priscilla
Artistic Director and CEO of the Melbourne Theatre Company, and director of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; The Musical. [more]

24/05/2008: Jason Blume: Writing Songs
Songwriter and teacher whose songs feature on albums that have sold more than 50,000,000 copies. [more]

24/05/2008: Roi Colbert: global pop music contests
Dunedin Writer on American Idol and the Eurovision Song Contest. [more]

24/05/2008: Tina Matthews: hatching an egg
Author and illustrator of Out of the Egg, which won the Best First Book award at the 2008 New Zealand Post Book Awards. [more]

24/05/2008: Children's Books with Kate de Goldi: new Australian fiction
Three new books by Australian writers: Waiting for Mummy, Requiem for a Beast, and What Faust Saw. [more]

31/05/2008: Mario Andretti: racing legend
The only racing car driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, and the Formula One World Championship. [more]

31/05/2008: Nicholas Rasmussen: amphetamines
The author of On Speed: The Many Lives of Amphetamine. [more]

31/05/2008: Stephen Parke: neutrinos
Theoretical physicist who is one of the world's leading experts on the smallest know particles, neutrinos. [more]

31/05/2008: Kate's Klassic: Mrs Dalloway
Kate Camp discusses the novel of Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. [more]

31/05/2008: Playing Favourites with Michael Hurst
Director, actor and writer, making his directorial opera debut with the New Zealand Opera tour of Hansel and Gretel. [more]

31/05/2008: Emma Featherstone: big school bands
Director of Music at King's School, Auckland where all boys learn and play a musical instrument of their choice. [more]

31/05/2008: Bridget van de Zijpp: Revenge
Author of the novel Misconduct and member of the Wellington Regional Arts and Cultural Development Board. [more]

31/05/2008: Feedback
A sample of the many and varied emails and text messages of the morning. [more]

07/06/2008: Alan Hart : Peak Oil
Nelson-based geologist who has worked on the frontline of the oil industry for over 30 years. [more]

07/06/2008: Leilani Rickard : Weaving
Rotorua-based Weaver who has been making piupiu since the 1970s, and has written How to Make a piupiu. [more]

07/06/2008: John Reynolds : Art and Text
One of New Zealand's foremost painters and printmakers. [more]

07/06/2008: Jedi Thian : Alternative Rugby
Alternative Rugby Commentary and Rugby Round Table host, who also coaches for the Poneke Rugby Club. [more]

07/06/2008: Greg Clydesdale : Immigration, The Beatles and Bach
Economist who wrote a controversial paper on the impact of immigration from different cultures on the NZ economy. [more]

07/06/2008: Jay Rayner : Great Restaurants
British journalist, broadcaster and restaurant critic who ate at expensive and extraordinary restaurants around the globe. [more]

07/06/2008: Paul Tobin and Daniel Falconer : The Crafting of Narnia
Authors of the new book, The Crafting of Narnia: The Art, Creatures and Weapons from Weta Workshop. [more]

07/06/2008: Texts and Emails
Text and Email response to today's show. [more]

08/06/2008: Writer's Block: Emily Perkins - Novel About My Wife
The NZ writer has recieved terrific reviews in the UK for her book Novel About My Wife. [more]

14/06/2008: Lindsay Diggelmann: Magna Carta
Lecturer at the History Department of the University of Auckland. [more]

14/06/2008: William Lane Craig
Christian philosopher who is visiting New Zealand from the United States for a series of public lectures. [more]

14/06/2008: Cherie Blair
Queen's counsel, and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, on her autobiography Speaking For Myself. [more]

14/06/2008: Grant Davidson: Design
Vice-President of Philips Design in the Netherlands who recently received an honorary doctorate from Massey University. [more]

14/06/2008: Playing Favourites with Gin Wigmore
Auckland singer based in Sydney, who won the 2004 International Songwriting Competition and just released her first EP. [more]

14/06/2008: John Kennedy: Blind Painters and the Brain
Psychologist who researches perception and cognition, specialising in tactile pictures drawn by the blind. [more]

14/06/2008: Ali Foster: Elwyn Welch and the takahe
Masterton Author of a children's story about the man who raised takahe chicks in secret for the Wildlife Service, in the 1950s. [more]

21/06/2008: Jim Lindner : saving magnetic memories
Authority on the preservation and migration of magnetic media. [more]

21/06/2008: Brian Taaffe : Crete and NZ in WW2
Author of The Gatekeepers of Galatos,about the New Zealand Divisional Petrol Company World War Two unit in Crete during WW2. [more]

21/06/2008: Chris Brickell : NZ's gay male history
Lecturer in gender studies,and author of Mates and Lovers,the first New Zealand gay male history. [more]

21/06/2008: Scott Morrison : biculturalism at Oxford
Adjunt professor at Unitec who has been invited to discuss biculturalism at the Oxford Round Table conference in the UK. [more]

21/06/2008: Anna Rugis : mouthfuls of music
New Zealand singer and poet who had an international career as a backing singer. [more]

21/06/2008: Roi Colbert : sport and other stuff
Dunedin writer,discussing cricket,golf,singing contests and other aspects of popular culture. [more]

21/06/2008: Ruth DeSouza : refugees,migrants and health
Senior research fellow at AUT University with a passionate interest in issues relating to migrants and refugees. [more]

21/06/2008: Sikhs,cooking and South Auckland
Director and co-writer/co-producer of Apron Strings,a new film about two families of cooks in South Auckland [more]

28/06/2008: Geoffrey Smith: Brains in the Ukraine
Director of documentary The English Surgeon, which follows brain surgeon Henry Marsh on his latest mission. [more]

28/06/2008: Anne De Courcy: Snowdon
Author of a new biography about the celebrated British photographer, who married and divorced Princess Margaret. [more]

28/06/2008: Nicholson Baker: warfare and archives
American writer, whose latest book questions the commonly held beliefs about World War Two. [more]

28/06/2008: Nick Atkinson: cycling in Norway
Adventurer, sailor and member of Supergroove, who is cycling north of the Arctic circle. [more]

28/06/2008: Playing Favourites with Martin Edmond
New Zealand writer based in Sydney, whose book of essays is a finalist in the 2008 Montana Book Awards. [more]

28/06/2008: Michael Bond: Paddington at 50
Creator of paddington; this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first book of adventures of the bear from darkest Peru. [more]

28/06/2008: Jo Randerson: art and mental health
Writer and performer who is curating an exhibition by artists with experiences of mental illness and intellectual disability. [more]

05/07/2008: Alex Gibney: Filming the dark side
Documentary film maker, whose work includes films on Enron, and war and torture in Iraq. [more]

05/07/2008: Dr Jilly Evans: Pharmacology pioneer
New Zealand biochemist and biologist, and keynote speaker at the NZ International Science Festival in Dunedin. [more]

05/07/2008: Dr Jill Bolte Taylor: Stroke and recovery
Neuroanatomist who experienced a stroke in 1996, and has been successfully rebuilding her brain. [more]

04/07/2008: Kate's Klassic: Dracula
Kate Camp discusses the 1897 vampire novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. [more]

05/07/2008: James Lee Burke: Southern gothic
Author of over 20 novels, most recently The Tin Roof Blowdown, set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. [more]

05/07/2008: Fiona Hall: Art, humans and the environment
Australian artist whose exhibition, Force Field, explores the magic of a world in peril. [more]

05/07/2008: Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon: Locavores
Journalists who for a year consumed only food that came from within a 100 mile radius of their Vancouver apartment. [more]

05/07/2008: Kim's Emails
Emails from today's programme. [more]

05/07/2008: Julia Marshall: Found in translation
Founder of Gecko Press, publisher of translated children's books, and member of the Global Association for Distracted People. [more]

12/07/2008: Aaron Hawkins: Dunedin Today
Breakfast show host on Dunedin's Radio One, and writer for the student newspaper, critic. [more]

12/07/2008: Phil Bishop: Amphibians
Senior Lecturer in Zoology at the University of Otago, who studies frog conversation and conservation. [more]

12/07/2008: Fiona Stanley: Child Health
Professor at the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia; Australian of the Year in 2003. [more]

12/07/2008: Geoff Henderson: Wind Power
Drector of Windflow Technology, which is making turbines for a 97-turbine wind farm near Palmerston North. [more]

12/07/2008: Playing Favourites with Graeme Downes
Senior lecturer in contemporary rock music at the University of Otago, and a founding member of The Verlaines. [more]

12/07/2008: Food with Jim Byars
Owner/operator of Highgate Bridge in the Dunedin suburb of Roslyn Village, which sells a huge range of home meal replacements. [more]

12/07/2008: Steve August: Hot Tub Innovator
Dunedin physiotherapist who is the inventor of a portable hot tub, developed from trials with his father's old thermette. [more]

12/07/2008: Roi Colbert: Sport and Other Things
Dunedin writer on sport and music. [more]

19/07/2008: Yung Chang: Up the Yangtze
Canadian filmmaker, whose film festival documentary is set against the backdrop of the Three Gorges Dam. [more]

19/07/2008: Murray Bail: Australian Pages
Australian writer of novels, short stories and non-fiction; his new book, The Pages, is his first novel in ten years. [more]

19/07/2008: Alun and Helen Bollinger: love and film stories
Respected New Zealand cinematographer and his wife who feature in film festival documentary Barefoot Cinema. [more]

19/07/2008: Anton van Helden: whales, magic and more
Collections manager of marine mammals at Te Papa, sleight of hand magician, and performer in an improvised soap opera. [more]

19/07/2008: Playing Favourites: Lenny Henry
British television, radio, film and standup comedy performer who is about to tour New Zealand. [more]

19/07/2008: Food with Alex Mackay
Head of Delia Smith's cookery workshops and author of Cooking in Provence. [more]

19/07/2008: Andrew Johnston: NZ Death Poetry
Paris-based poet who has edited the new anthology, Moonlight: New Zealand Poems on Death and Dying. [more]

19/07/2008: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Paddington
Kate De Goldi will discuss the books by Michael Bond about Paddington, the little bear from darkest Peru. [more]

26/07/2008: Foreign Correspondent: Luke Harding
Moscow correspondent for the Guardian, on missiles, oil, bears and salmon. [more]

26/07/2008: John Scarry
Auckland structural engineer, who is concerned about design and construction practices and their effects on building safety. [more]

26/07/2008: Richard Powers
American author, who explores the effects of modern science and technology in his novels. [more]

26/07/2008: Kate's Klassic
Kate Camp discusses John Wyndham's 1951 post-apocalyptic novel, The Day of the Triffids. [more]

26/07/2008: Feedback
Kim reads listeners e-mails. [more]

26/07/2008: Playing Favourites with Janet Hunt
Author of Wetlands of New Zealand, which won the top non-fiction award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. [more]

26/07/2008: Food with Harriet Harcourt
Owner of Harriet Harcourt Catering, talking about how to be creative with food when items are in short supply and expensive. [more]

26/07/2008: Reverend James Boyce
New Jersey-based Carmelite priest and professor of arts and music, who is an expert on medieval manuscripts and chant. [more]

02/08/2008: Isabel Hilton
Editor of China Dialogue, the world's first fully bilingual website devoted to the environment. [more]

02/08/2008: Bryan Bruce
Author and documentary maker who explores baffling NZ murder cases in his new book, 'Hard Cases'. [more]

02/08/2008: Elliot Henderson
Son of New Zealand writer and educator Sylvia Ashton-Warner, who will speak at a conference on the centennial of her birth. [more]

02/08/2008: Kerry Ann Lee
Artist and fanzine creator whose exhibition of collages, paper-cuttings and 3D dioramas runs during 'Chinese Halloween'. [more]

02/08/2008: William Pike and John Bonning
Climber who was caught in an eruption blast on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu last year, and the doctor who helped save his life. [more]

02/08/2008: Sam Roberts
New York Times reporter and author of the 2003 book, The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case. [more]

02/08/2008: Feedback
Kim reads listeners e-mails. [more]

02/08/2008: Greg McGee
New Zealand author and playwright who tells his own story in Tall Tales (Some True): Memoirs of an Unlikely Writer. [more]

02/08/2008: Children's Books with Kate de Goldi
Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch, The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman, and Not a Box by Antoinette Portis. [more]

08/08/2008: Richard Stallman: Freedom
Software freedom activist visiting New Zealand to help promote the use, dissemination and ideals of free software. [more]

09/08/2008: James Flynn: IQ
Emeritus Professor of Political Studies at the University of Otago, who discovered the continued rise of IQ scores. [more]

09/08/2008: Dr Phil Bishop: why care about frogs?
Senior lecturer in Zoology at the university of Otago and co-leader of the New Zealand Native Frog Recovery Group. [more]

09/08/2008: Playing Favourites with Dave Murphy
New Zealand blues musician who just released his first album (with accompanying DVD) after 35 years. [more]

09/08/2008: Gerald Melling: houses and homes
Winner, with Allan Morse of Wellington's Melling Morse Architecture, of the Home New Zealand Home of the Year 2008 award. [more]

09/08/2008: Kim Reads Emails
Kim Hill reads feedback from the listeners. [more]

09/08/2008: Roi Colbert: sport and other stuff
Dunedin writer about sport and music, talking about the Olympics. [more]

15/08/2008: David Griffin: September 11 Conspiracy
Exponent of process philosophy and theology, and leading critic of the attacks of September 11 2001. [more]

15/08/2008: John Clarke: Fred Dagg at 60
Writer and performer whose early work has been collated on The Fred Dagg All-Purpose DVD and Music CD. [more]

16/08/2008: David Colquhoun: Lovelock's Journals
Curator of manuscripts at the Alexander Turnbull Library, and author of As If Running On Air: The Journals of Jack Lovelock. [more]

16/08/2008: JJ Joseph and Celia Lashlie: male violence
Author of a confessional book about violent offending, with the author of books about men and violence. [more]

16/08/2008: Brian Wilson: Lost in LA
Principal songwriter for The Beach Boys on his new album, That Lucky Old Sun. [more]

16/08/2008: Graham Reid: Analysing Brian Wilson
One of New Zealand's most versatile journalists who writes about music, travel and more at www.elsewhere.co.nz. [more]

16/08/2008: Mark Morris: muscular movement
American choreographer, modern dancer and director whose dance group visits Auckland later this month. [more]

16/08/2008: Emails
A variety of the many and varied emails and text messages of the morning. [more]

23/08/2008: Nicholas Carr
Author of the books Does IT Matter and The Big Switch, and the article Is Google Making Us Stupid? in The Atlantic Monthly. [more]

23/08/2008: Tui de Roy
One of the world's great wildlife photographers, and co-author of the book, Albatross: Their World, Their Ways. [more]

23/08/2008: Judge Jerry Paradis
Retired Canadian judge and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. [more]

23/08/2008: Kate's Klassic
Kate Camp discusses Franz Kafka's 1925 novel, The Trial. [more]

23/08/2008: Playing Favourites with David O'Donnell (No music)
Award-winning theatre director, author, and teacher of theatre history, practical theatre and directing. [more]

23/08/2008: Food with Nicky Owers
A vegetarian cook for over 24 years who runs classical and modern vegetarian cookery workshops from her home in Lower Hutt. [more]

23/08/2008: Ian Hunter
Business historian and lecturer, his new book, Imagine, looks at the lives of innovators throughout history. [more]

29/08/2008: Joanne Drayton : Ngaio Marsh
Biographer of Dame Ngaio Marsh,whose books have sold more copies than any other New Zealand author. [more]

30/08/2008: Nick Davies : media manipulation
Award-winning journalist,and author of Flat Earth News,a book about falsehood and distortion in the media. [more]

30/08/2008: Michael Braungart : design beyond sustainability
Professor of Process Engineering and co-principal at McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry. [more]

30/08/2008: Anton van Helden : melon-headed whales
Te Papa's Marine Mammals collection manager,and top sleight of hand magician. [more]

30/08/2008: Playing Favourites
Co-owner of fashion business world,and author of tell-all memoir,All That Glitters. [more]

30/08/2008: Food with Alexa Johnston : traditional home baking
Freelance art curator,and author of Ladies,A Plate:Traditional Home Baking. [more]

30/08/2008: Paul Whelan : high-flying bass singer
Bass baritone who is singing the lead in Bluebeard's Castle. [more]

30/08/2008: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi : three modern classics
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan,The Church Mouse by Graham Oakley,My Place by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins [more]

05/09/2008: Kate Atkinson: love and loss
Acclaimed British crime writer (her latest is When Will There be Good News?), visiting NZ for the Christchurch Writers Festival. [more]

06/09/2008: Grant Morris in New Orleans
New Zealand writer who has been living in New Orleans for 17 years and was evacuated in advance of Hurricane Gustav. [more]

06/09/2008: Simon Winchester: unlocking China's secrets
Author of Bomb, Book and Compass: Joseph Needham and the Great Secrets of China. [more]

06/09/2008: Nic Twaddle: African adventurer
One of 4 friends who crossed the length of the African continent by motorcycle, and made the documentary, African Odyssey. [more]

06/09/2008: Playing Favourites with 'Mad Mike' Banks
Detroit-based producer who formed militantly political electronic techno collective Underground Resistance in the late 1980s. [more]

06/09/2008: Emails
A selection of emails. [more]

06/09/2008: Brian Cox: The Large Hadron Collider
Contributor to the Atlas Project at CERN to build the Large Hadron Collider, which will be switched on next week. [more]

06/09/2008: Wendy Davie: getting organised
President of the Australasian Association of Professional Organisers who is involved with inaugural National Organising Week. [more]

13/09/2008: Eduardo Giannetti : Brazilian economics
Brazilian economist and author who is the New Zealand Prime Minister's Fellow under the Latin American Strategy. [more]

13/09/2008: Dr Stephen Shore: aspergers and autism
Keynote speaker at Making the Connections, the National Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders. [more]

13/09/2008: Hamish Keith: life for art's sake
Creator of the book and TV series The Big Picture, about New Zealand's art heritage, and author of the memoir, Native Wit. [more]

13/09/2008: Rebecca Priestly: science stories
Editor of the Awa Book of New Zealand Science, and co-author of Atoms, Dinosaurs and DNA: 68 Great Scientists. [more]

13/09/2008: Playing Favourites with Tony Simpson
Social and cultural historian whose 1999 book, A Distant Feast: a History of New Zealand's Cuisine, has just been republished. [more]

13/09/2008: Emails
A selection of today's emails. [more]

13/09/2008: Arthur Meek: buckwhips and the PM
A Lonesome Buckwhip, and performer of On the Conditions and Possibilities of Helen Clark Taking Me as Her Young Lover. [more]

13/09/2008: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Four new picture books: Bubble Trouble, Who's Hiding, Special Kev, and The Baby in the Hat. [more]

20/09/2008: Nomi Prins: Nightmare on Wall Street
Former investment banker, who now writes about corporate governance, economic policy, and the regulatory environment. [more]

20/09/2008: Michael Brooks: The Placebo Effect and Other Anomalies
British quantum physicist whose book 13 Things That Don't Make Sense, will be published in New Zealand next year. [more]

20/09/2008: Alastair Thompson: Politics and Pilgrimage
Co-founder, co-editor and general manager of independent online media organisation, Scoop. [more]

20/09/2008: Kate's Klassic: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Kate Camp will discuss the 1961 novella The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark. [more]

20/09/2008: Playing Favourites with Aidan Lang, Opera Manager
General Director of NBR New Zealand Opera, which is presenting Janacek's opera Jenufa in Auckland and Wellington. [more]

20/09/2008: Roger Beattie: Pearls, Kelp, Sheep and Weka
Canterbury entrepreneur and conservationist who farms blue pearls, giant kelp, wild Pitt Island sheep and wekas. [more]

20/09/2008: Alanna Mitchell
Alanna Mitchell's new book is 'Seasick: the Hidden Ecological Crisis of the Global Ocean'. [more]

21/09/2008: Alanna Mitchell: Sick Seas
Canadian writer whose new book is Seasick: The Hidden Ecological Crisis of the Global Ocean. [more]

27/09/2008: Andrew Dalziel: Cycling To Shanghai
Photographer and sound engineer who has been cycling through Japan and China. [more]

27/09/2008: Sue Coutts: Wastebusting
Manager of Wanaka Wastebusters, part of the Community Recycling Network. [more]

27/09/2008: Lonnie Thompson: Ice Cores at 18,000 Feet
Paleoclimatologist who drills ice cores from mountain glaciers and ice caps in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. [more]

27/09/2008: Rhys Morgan: Truth and Gravy
Writer, director and editor of the Truth, the animated segment of creative culture television show The Gravy. [more]

27/09/2008: Steven Berkoff: The Heart of Man and Dog
Actor, director and writer for 40 years on the British theatre scene who returns to NZ with his two-part solo show, One Man. [more]

27/09/2008: Brenda Wallace: Mobile Technology Wrangling
Builder of mobile systems for telecos, who supports open source communities and women in computing. [more]

27/09/2008: Food with Fleur Sullivan
South Island cuisine champion for nearly 40 years with Oliver's in Clyde, and now Fleurs Place, in Moeraki on the Otago coast. [more]

27/09/2008: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Talking about influential children's books editor Ursula Nordstrom, and the novels of Meindert DeJong. [more]

04/10/2008: Claudette Werleigh: Haiti
The first female Prime Minister of Haiti; Secretary General of the Catholic peace movement Pax Christi International. [more]

04/10/2008: Roger Ridley-Smith: Prostitution in Paris
Former GP who has just completed the translation of an 1837 manuscript, Prostitution in the City of Paris. [more]

04/10/2008: James Flynn: Race and Class in the USA
Expert on IQ scores, and author of Where Have All the Liberals Gone? about race, class, and ideals in the USA. [more]

04/10/2008: Rod Noble: Singing Solidarity
Coordinator of the Newcastle People's Chorus in New South Wales, one of a network of 11 trade union-based choirs in Australia. [more]

04/10/2008: Playing Favourites with Rob Burns
English bass guitarist who plays with Latin jazz fusion group subject2change, and lectures in music at the University of Otago. [more]

04/10/2008: Food with Pete Gawron
Adelaide chef who relocated to Arrowtown and now runs the Saffron restaurant, a pizza parlour, and a bar. [more]

04/10/2008: Mark Young: Sheep and Genetics
Geneticist at Sheep Improvement Ltd, a genetic evaluation service for the sheep industry run by Meat and Wool New Zealand. [more]

11/10/2008: David Blume: running on ethanol
Ecologist, farmer and author of Alcohol can be a Gas! Fuelling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century. [more]

11/10/2008: Karl Maddaford: Afghanistan
Former New Zealand Army captain currently in charge of a project to build police check points on the Afghan/Pakistan border. [more]

11/10/2008: Alan Lightman: physics, literature, humanity
Physicist, essayist, novelist, humanitarian and educator visiting NZ as the 2008 Hood Fellow at the University of Auckland. [more]

11/10/2008: Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach: digital learning
Education provider for over 20 years as a classroom teacher, technology coach and digital learning consultant. [more]

11/10/2008: Jackson Browne: music and politics
Californian musician who mixes personal and poitical issues in his music; currently on a world tour. [more]

11/10/2008: Pauline Grogan: 500 letters
Former nun and educationalist, now a motivational speaker and celebrant, who is touring her solo show around NZ. [more]

11/10/2008: Food with Tony Astle of Antoines
Chef and owner of Auckland restaurant Antoine's, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary. [more]

11/10/2008: Children's books with Kate De Goldi: Maurice Sendak
Discussing the collaborative and solo work of illustrator and author Maurice Sendak. [more]

18/10/2008: David Marr: the Henson Case
One of Australia's most respected journalists, and author of a book about the controversial Sydney exhibition by Bill Henson. [more]

18/10/2008: Derek Lardelli in the USA
Ta moko artist on the Celebration of Maori Art and Culture in San Francisco, and the Whales Tohora exhibition in Washington DC. [more]

18/10/2008: Anne B. Young: neurodegenerative disease
Expert in Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases and founder of the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease. [more]

18/10/2008: Kate's Klassic: The Count of Monte Cristo
Kate Camp discusses the 1840s novel, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. [more]

18/10/2008: Playing Favourites with Brian Butler
The outgoing director of Artspace, one of New Zealand's pre-eminent non-collecting contemporary art institutions. [more]

18/10/2008: Jane Goodall: primates and ethics
UN Messenger of Peace, primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist, best known for her study of chimpanzee society. [more]

18/10/2008: Food with Sophie Gray
The"destitute gourmet"whose new book, Delicious, includes gluten-free and dairy-free recipe variations. [more]

25/10/2008: Martin Lindstrom: buyology and neuromarketing
Marketing guru and author of Buy-ology: How everything we believe about why we buy is wrong. [more]

25/10/2008: Steve Dublanica
Author of the Waiter Rant blog since 2004, detailing front of house experiences in New York. [more]

25/10/2008: David Penny: biology and genetics
Evolutionary biologist and research director of the Allan Wilson Centre at Massey University. [more]

25/10/2008: Mark Amery: art criticism
Director of the NZ playwrights' agency Playmarket, whose column of art criticism was recently cancelled by the Dominion Post. [more]

25/10/2008: Bill Oddie: from Goodies to depression
English actor, writer, TV presenter and musician who tells his life story in One Flew into the Cuckoo's Egg. [more]

25/10/2008: Sister Loyola Galvin: the gardening nun
86 year-old organiser of community gardening, who has been named national NZ Gardener of the Year 2008. [more]

25/10/2008: Saturday Morning emails
Eamils from this morning's programme. [more]

25/10/2008: David Trubridge: planes and boats and chairs
Furniture designer based in Hawkes Bay who exhibits and lectures on his work around the world. [more]

25/10/2008: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Garth Williams
Discussing the work of the illustrator who worked with authors E>B White, George Seldon, and Russell Hoban. [more]

01/11/2008: Nicholas Pearson: chimps and typewriters
Publishing director at Fourth Estate, who commissioned Me Cheeta, the"autobiography"of the chimpanzee movie star. [more]

01/11/2008: Cheryl Sucher in New York
Writer who works at the McNally Jackson bookshop on the impact of the recession, and New York and American politics. [more]

01/11/2008: Anne Glover: science in Scotland
Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland in 2006 and keynote speaker at the second Running Hot Conference in Wellington. [more]

01/11/2008: Barbara Gibson: networking and authenticity
Chair of the International Association of Business Communicators, a network that spans over 70 countries. [more]

01/11/2008: Playing Favourites with David Geary
Writer in Residence at Victoria University who is working on a play about Mark Twain's 1895 lecture tour of New Zealand. [more]

01/11/2008: Emails
A selction of emails from this morning's programme. [more]

01/11/2008: Margaret Mahy: fantastic life
One of New Zealand's most acclaimed writers talks to Kim Hill about her life and her young adult novel 'The Magician of Hoad'. [more]

08/11/2008: Jamil Anderlini: business and freedom in China
New Zealand journalist who is Beijing deputy bureau chief for the Financial Times newspaper. [more]

08/11/2008: Mary Fowler: geophysics and Rutherford
Geophysicist and great-grand-daughter of Ernest Rutherford who is the 2008 Royal Society of New Zealand Distinguished Speaker. [more]

08/11/2008: Lawrence Lessig: copyright and corruption
Advocate of free copyright laws, and co-founder of Creative Commons, who now works to reform Congress in the USA. [more]

08/11/2008: Glyn Harper: images of war
Former army officer and military historian whose book Images of War: World War One features photographs taken by soldiers. [more]

08/11/2008: Playing Favourites with Anthony McCarten
Novelist, playwright and filmmaker whose latest novel and film is called Show of Hands. [more]

08/11/2008: Kim Reads Emails
Kim reads feedback from listeners to this week's programme and previous programmes. [more]

08/11/2008: Warwick Broadhead: grand visions
Performing artist whose life and work is recorded in the documentary film Rubbings from a Live Man. [more]

08/11/2008: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: the I Can Read series
The 1950s and 60s series featuring authors Else Holmelund, Syd Hoff, Arnold Lobel, Peggy Parish, Russell and Lillian Hoban. [more]

15/11/2008: Alan Duff: debt, dads and dreams
New Zealand author who founded Books in Homes and is currently in France, where he wrote his latest novel, Dreamboat Dad. [more]

15/11/2008: Harvey Wasserman: electoral reform
Journalist and author who helped break many of the major stories on the theft of the 2004 presidential election in Ohio, USA. [more]

15/11/2008: Terry Heiler: water and irrigation
CEO of Irrigation NZ, international consultant in water management, and owner of a farming business in central Canterbury. [more]

15/11/2008: Kate's Klassic: Call of the Wild
Kate Camp discusses The Call of the Wild by Jack London, which was first serialised in the Saturday Evening Post in 1903. [more]

15/11/2008: Gerry Fialka: lo-fi video and culture jamming
American media ecologist, film curator and culture jammer, who is a speaker at Blow '08, the Creative Arts Festival. [more]

15/11/2008: Stephen Bain: underground theatre
Founder of Auckland theatre group Winning Productions; his new production is an adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Trial. [more]

15/11/2008: Food with Simon Gault
Master chef for the Nourish Group of restaurants, which includes Euro, Pasha, Shed 5 and Pravda. [more]

15/11/2008: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

15/11/2008: Sarah-Kate Lynch: tea, cakes and chocolate
Journalist, novelist and NZ Women's Weekly columnist; her new novel is On Top of Everything. [more]

22/11/2008: Raj Nahna:volunteering for Obama
Wellingtonian who quit his legal job to volunteer ar a policy analyst in Missouri rof the Democratic presdential campaign [more]

22/11/2008: Barbara Anderson : a life in words
New Zealand author who had her first book published when she was 63,and has since enjoyed internatoinal success as a writer [more]

22/11/2008: Sir Roger Moore : being 007
TV and movie star( The Saint,James Bond ),who was awarded a knighthood for his work for UNICEF [more]

22/11/2008: Art with Mary Kisler : enchanted gardens
The Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery discusses upcoming exhibition The Enchanted garden [more]

22/11/2008: Caitlin Smith : singing 007
Jazz singer and vocal coach who will perform at the showcase event The Music is Bond;James Bond [more]

22/11/2008: The Old Spice Boys : comic swing
Australian trio ( ukulele,snare drum,tea chest bass) touring New Zealand and playing at the second NZ Ukulele Festival [more]

22/11/2008: Food with Jennifer McLagan : eating fat
Chef,food stylist and writer whose new book is called Fat;an appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient,with recipes [more]

22/11/2008: E-mails
Kim reads out your emails [more]

22/11/2008: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi discusses new books by Gavin Bishop,Dylan Owen,Martin Bailey andJ.L.Brisley [more]

29/11/2008: Gary Marcus - the brain as kluge
Professor of Psychology at New York University and author of Kluge, the Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind. [more]

29/11/2008: Geoff Steven - capturing heritage
Photographic editor and photographer for the first official world heritage photo databank, Our Place the World's Heritage. [more]

29/11/2008: Margaret Atwood - the big payback
Canadian poet and writer whose new book is Payback, Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth. [more]

29/11/2008: Frances Hill - virtual classrooms
Education consultant and former principal, who set up the Alpha eLearning Facility in South Canterbury. [more]

29/11/2008: Playing Favourites with Steve Katz
Musician and producer (and now professional photographer), who has rejoined Blood, Sweat and Tears after 35 years. [more]

29/11/2008: Alan Breslau - phoenix founder
Engineer who spent five years in hospital being treated for burns after an airline crash, then set up a burn support network. [more]

29/11/2008: Fatcat and Fishface - nasty but nice
Musical duo who describe themselves as the outlaws of New Zealand's children's music. [more]

05/12/2008: Ian Brodie: travel
Ian Brodie was the founding director of the New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum (later re-named Warbirds and Wheels Museum) in Wanaka and author of several books including A Journey through New Zealand Film, Cameras in Narnia, The Lord of the Rings Travel Diary, The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook and the aviation series Warbirds over Wanaka. In 2005 he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to tourism. His photographic book Ian Brodie's New Zealand: One Man's Love Affair with His Country (HarperCollins, ISBN 978-1-86950-696-4), has just been published. [more]

06/12/2008: Mark Thomas: Coca Cola world
Author of Belching out the Devil: Global Adventures with Coca Cola. [more]

06/12/2008: Leonard Cohen: an announcement
Kim invites listeners to assist with securing an interview with Leonard Cohen. [more]

06/12/2008: Lord Bingham: what is the law?
Recently retired as Senior Law Lord, a position he has held since 2000 in the House of Lords, the UK's highest court of appeal. [more]

06/12/2008: Karl Maughan: painting gardens
Internationally recognised New Zealand artist who concentrates on painting gardens. [more]

06/12/2008: Philip Norman: John Lennon
Music biographer of the Beatles (Shout!, from 1981) and new book John Lennon: The Life. [more]

06/12/2008: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

06/12/2008: Sophie Gray: giving frugally
The"destitute gourmet", with frugal ideas for the holiday season. [more]

06/12/2008: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Russell Hoban
Ongoing discussion on the influence of editor Ursula Nordstrom on Russell Hoban, his children's novels and picture books. [more]

12/12/2008: John Darnielle of Mountain Goats
Leader of the independent and prolific American music group who tour New Zealand next week. [more]

13/12/2008: Malcolm Gladwell: outliers
New Yorker staff writer magazine whose new social science book is Outliers: The Story of Success. [more]

13/12/2008: Hilary Pearse: Canada's constitutional crisis
Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Victoria University, who has spent the last five years in Canada. [more]

13/12/2008: Susan Schenk: ecstasy and agony
Lecturer on neuropsychology at Victoria University who is studying the effects of ecstasy and other drugs on the brain. [more]

13/12/2008: Kate's Klassic: Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
Kate Camp discusses Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen. [more]

13/12/2008: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

13/12/2008: Carol Drinkwater: the history of olives
Actor from the TV series All Creatures Great and Small, and author of four memoirs based on olive harvesting. [more]

13/12/2008: Gill Pittar: Milly and Molly
Gisborne grandmother who has written around 80 children's picture books, published around the world. [more]

20/12/2008: Niall Ferguson: cents and sense
Scottish historian and author, whose latest book is The Ascent of Money: a Financial History of the World. [more]

20/12/2008: Anton van Helden: squid, cetaceans, magic
Te Papa's Marine Mammals collection manager, magician and Wellington Improvisation Troupe performer. [more]

20/12/2008: Michael Wolff: media mogul Rupert Murdoch
Vanity Fair media columnist, founder of Newser.com, and author of the Rupert Murdoch biography, The Man Who Owns The News. [more]

20/12/2008: Sister Loyola Galvin
NZ Gargener of the year 2008, from the Home of Compassion in the Wellington suburb of Island Bay. [more]

20/12/2008: Gaylene Preston and the Woolshed Sessions
Film maker Gaylene Preston is joined by the eight musicians who recorded a CD in her Takaka woolshed late last year. [more]

20/12/2008: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

20/12/2008: Alice Waters of Chez Panisse
Founder of pioneering Californian bistro Chez Panisse, and author of eight books, most recently The Art of Simple Food. [more]

20/12/2008: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Discussing the influence of editor Ursula Nordstrom on Louise Fitzhugh and Mary Rodgers, pioneers of the young adult genre. [more]

23/12/2008: Henry Rollins , hardcore provocateur
American spoken word artist,author,actor,publisher,and singer and songwriter with Black Flag and Rollins Band. [more]

23/12/2008: JJ Joseph and Celia Lashlie: male violence
Author of a confessional book about violent offending, with the author of books about men and violence. [more]

23/12/2008: Playing Favourites: Lenny Henry
British television, radio, film and standup comedy performer who is about to tour New Zealand. [more]

23/12/2008: Sir Jackie Stewart
Scottish race car driver who won 27 Grand Prix races and was world champion three times on the Formula One circuit. [more]

23/12/2008: Suzi Quattro, Rock Star
Bass player and singer who exploded onto the UK pop scene in the 1970s; she has just published her autobiography, Unzipped. [more]

23/12/2008: Janice Marriott and Virginia Pawsey
Children's author and occupational therapist who rekindled their friendship after 40 years with a year-long correspondence. [more]

23/12/2008: Ruth Reichl: Food writer
Editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine and former chief restaurant critic for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. [more]

23/12/2008: Playing Favourites with Green Fire Islands
Irish music mainstay Donal Lunny, taongo puoro master Richard Nunns, singer Iarla O'Lionaird and poet Glenn Colquhoun. [more]

23/12/2008: Playing Favourites with 'Mad Mike' Banks
Detroit-based producer who formed militantly political electronic techno collective Underground Resistance in the late 1980s. [more]

23/12/2008: Peter Cameron: Sudoku and Mathematics
Professor of Mathematics in London, and the 2008 Forder Lecturer touring New Zealand. [more]

23/12/2008: Peter Temple: top Australian crime writer
Former journalist and lecturer who has won five Ned Kelly Awards for crime fiction, most recently for The Broken Shore. [more]

23/12/2008: Stephen Parke: neutrinos
Theoretical physicist who is one of the world's leading experts on the smallest know particles, neutrinos. [more]

23/12/2008: David Penny: biology and genetics
Evolutionary biologist and research director of the Allan Wilson Centre at Massey University. [more]

23/12/2008: Jim Lindner : saving magnetic memories
Authority on the preservation and migration of magnetic media. [more]

23/12/2008: Mani Bruce Mitchell, on being intersex
Counsel for the Intersex Trust of Aotearoa New Zealand, who is profiled in the exhibition Assume Nothing at The New Dowse. [more]

23/12/2008: Christian Bok: Poet
Canadian poet, whose innovative and experimental work has reached best-selling status in his homeland. [more]

23/12/2008: Chris Brickell : NZ's gay male history
Lecturer in gender studies,and author of Mates and Lovers,the first New Zealand gay male history. [more]

23/12/2008: Helen Garner on Death and Friendship
Australian novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and journalist, talking about her first novel for 15 years. [more]

23/12/2008: John Clarke: Fred Dagg at 60
Writer and performer whose early work has been collated on The Fred Dagg All-Purpose DVD and Music CD. [more]

23/12/2008: Michael Braungart : design beyond sustainability
Professor of Process Engineering and co-principal at McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry. [more]

23/12/2008: Max Gimblett: Painting in NYC
One of NZ's most internationally prominent and successful artists, living and working on the Bowery in New York. [more]

23/12/2008: John Reynolds : Art and Text
One of New Zealand's foremost painters and printmakers. [more]

23/12/2008: Playing Favourites with Graeme Downes
Senior lecturer in contemporary rock music at the University of Otago, and a founding member of The Verlaines. [more]

23/12/2008: Alastair Thompson: Politics and Pilgrimage
Co-founder, co-editor and general manager of independent online media organisation, Scoop. [more]

23/12/2008: Ron Hanson: Fungus, Dairy and Art
Co-publisher and co-editor of the experimental global arts magazine White Fungus. [more]

23/12/2008: Murray Bail: Australian Pages
Australian writer of novels, short stories and non-fiction; his new book, The Pages, is his first novel in ten years. [more]

23/12/2008: Gerald Melling: houses and homes
Winner, with Allan Morse of Wellington's Melling Morse Architecture, of the Home New Zealand Home of the Year 2008 award. [more]

23/12/2008: Richard Stallman: Freedom
Software freedom activist visiting New Zealand to help promote the use, dissemination and ideals of free software. [more]

23/12/2008: Lawrence Lessig: copyright and corruption
Advocate of free copyright laws, and co-founder of Creative Commons, who now works to reform Congress in the USA. [more]

23/12/2008: Dr Jill Bolte Taylor: Stroke and recovery
Neuroanatomist who experienced a stroke in 1996, and has been successfully rebuilding her brain. [more]

23/12/2008: John Gray: on the Death of Utopia
Political philosopher and author; his most recent book is Black Mass. [more]

23/12/2008: Judge Jerry Paradis
Retired Canadian judge and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. [more]

23/12/2008: James Flynn: IQ
Emeritus Professor of Political Studies at the University of Otago, who discovered the continued rise of IQ scores. [more]

23/12/2008: James Flynn: Race and Class in the USA
Expert on IQ scores, and author of Where Have All the Liberals Gone? about race, class, and ideals in the USA. [more]

23/12/2008: Nick Davies : media manipulation
Award-winning journalist,and author of Flat Earth News,a book about falsehood and distortion in the media. [more]

23/12/2008: Alun and Helen Bollinger: love and film stories
Respected New Zealand cinematographer and his wife who feature in film festival documentary Barefoot Cinema. [more]

24/01/2009: Kate De Goldi: The influence of Ursula Nordstrom
Discussing the American children's book editor and her stable of authors and illustrators. [more]

31/01/2009: Professor Michael Stuermer: Putin's Russia
German historian and chief correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt, and author of Putin and the Rise of Russia. [more]

31/01/2009: Poetic e-mail
Kim waxes lyrical about Leonard Cohen. [more]

31/01/2009: Hilary Pearse: Canada's constitution revisited
Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Victoria University, Wellington, discussing Canada's ongoing constitutional problems. [more]

31/01/2009: Jane McGonigal: serious play
Director of game research and development at the Institute for the Future, and designer of large-scale alternate reality games. [more]

31/01/2009: Anna Gsell: kakapo dissection
Biology researcher at Massey University who will be first in the world to dissect the brain of the kakapo. [more]

31/01/2009: Feedback
Kim reads listeners e-mails. [more]

31/01/2009: David Byrne: talking head
Founding member of the band Talking Heads, who works in many other media and visits NZ for concerts in February. [more]

31/01/2009: Alice Russell: golden soul
English soul singer visiting New Zealand who has just released her new album, Pot of Gold. [more]

31/01/2009: Kate De Goldi: Madeline L'Engle
Discussing four books by American science fiction and fantasy writer Madeleine L'Engle, including the classic A Wrinkle in Time. [more]

07/02/2009: George Andrews: the life of Allan Wilson
Producer of a documentary about the New Zealand-born scientist who revolutionised the field of evolutionary biology. [more]

07/02/2009: Alison Ballance: Rangi the Kakapo
Producer of Our Changing World reports from Codfish Island on a kakapo discovery. [more]

07/02/2009: Jim Scott in Sri Lanka
Journalist, designer and film-maker making a documentary about a coconut plantation. [more]

07/02/2009: Harry Kroto: nanotechnology and nuclear weapons
One of the co-recipients of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of fullerene, currently visiting New Zealand. [more]

07/02/2009: Playing Favourites with Haggis Hague
Literacy teacher and flamenco guitar player who has self-published a book about becoming a father, fitness and food. [more]

07/02/2009: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

07/02/2009: Joseph Churchward: a life in type
Retired type designer, born and raised in Samoa, who has over 600 original fonts to his name. [more]

07/02/2009: Victoria Davis: naked biking
One of the"Bag Ladies of Golden Bay"who is co-ordinating the Golden Bay leg of the annual World Naked Bike Ride. [more]

14/02/2009: Seth Godin: dips and tribes
Marketing guru, blogger and author of business books The Dip (about quitting) and Tribes (about leadership). [more]

14/02/2009: Mike Morwood: the hobbit
Archaeologist who discovered the remains of the hobbit-like human species Homo floresiensis on an Indonesian island. [more]

14/02/2009: Alan Dixson: sexual attraction
Professor of Biological Sciences who studies reproductive biology and the evolution of sexuality in primates. [more]

14/02/2009: Kate's Klassic: Rabbit, Run
Kate Camp will discuss the 1960 novel Rabbit, Run by recently deceased American author John Updike. [more]

14/02/2009: Drumming Brazilian Batucada Favourites
Members of the Wellington Batucada drumming troupe and Carnival Queen Clo Mudrik, live in session. [more]

14/02/2009: Malcolm Rogers: Monet, museums and money
Director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, touring the Monet and the Impressionists exhibition at Te Papa. [more]

14/02/2009: Lama Ole Nydahl: Buddhist life and conscious death
Danish founder of Diamond Way Buddhism, a world-wide organisation of Karma Kagyu Buddhism. [more]

14/02/2009: Emails
A selection of emails from Saturday morning. [more]

21/02/2009: Baroness Scotland QC: law, government and the individual
Attorney General for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the first female and ethnic minority person to hold the office. [more]

21/02/2009: Deborah Peterson Small: prohibition and drug reform
Executive director of US organisation Break the Chains, which works to reverse the negative effects of punitive drug policies. [more]

21/02/2009: Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tesanovic
American futurist writer and his wife, a Serbian activist and writer, visiting NZ for the Webstock conference [more]

21/02/2009: Art with Mark Amery - children and galleries
Director of the playwrights agency, Playmarket, and writer on art. [more]

21/02/2009: Kim reads emails
Kim Hill reads e-mails from listeners and talks about Monarch butterflies and swan plants [more]

21/02/2009: Playing Favourites with Andrew Dubber
New Zealand author, speaker, producer and broadcaster, who lectures on music industries at Birmingham City University. [more]

21/02/2009: Reid Ewing - smart urban growth
Professor of city and metropolitan planning at the University of Utah, and Fellow of the Urban Land Institute. [more]

21/02/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Discussing the work of American writer Charlotte Zolotow, who has published more than 70 books for young readers. [more]

28/02/2009: Susie Orbach - modified bodies
Psychotherapist and author, her new book, Bodies, considers the societal pressures behind body enhancement. [more]

28/02/2009: Kim reads emails and texts
A selection of feedback from listeners. [more]

28/02/2009: Patrick Holford - addiction and nutrition
British nutritionist, whose new book, How to Quit Without Feeling S**t, looks at the links between addiction and nutrition. [more]

28/02/2009: Playing Favourites with David Haywood
Christchurch writer and former research scientist. His book, My First Stabbing, collects some of his blogs from PublicAddress. [more]

28/02/2009: Gudrun Gut - the Berlin underground
Former member of Einsturzende Neubauten and Malaria!, visiting New Zealand for live electronic media events. [more]

28/02/2009: Denis Dutton - the art instinct
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, founder of Arts and Letters Daily, and author of The Art Instinct. [more]

07/03/2009: Matt Frei: Washington D.C.
The BBC's Washington correspondent on his book, Only in America, about"the Rome of the 21st century". [more]

07/03/2009: David Park: earth and space
CEO of the Geospatial Research Centre, within the NZ ICT Innovation Institute at the University of Canterbury. [more]

07/03/2009: Jasvinder Sanghera: forced marriages and honour crimes
Co-founder of UK community project combating domestic violence, and author of the memoir, Shame, and sequel Daughters of Shame. [more]

07/03/2009: Kim reads emails 1
Kim Hill reads and comments on emails from listeners about Patrick Holford and nutrition. [more]

07/03/2009: Isaac Julien: moving pictures
British installation artist and maker of feature films and documentaries, visiting New Zealand for Auckland Festival 2009. [more]

07/03/2009: Vikas Swarup: from Q and A to slumdog millionaire
Member of the Indian Foreign Service, whose debut novel, Q and A, was adapted for the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. [more]

07/03/2009: Roberto Fonseca: Cuban jazz
Pianist for the Buena Vista Social Club, and world-jazz star, visiting New Zealand for the Wellington Jazz Festival. [more]

07/03/2009: Kim reads emails 2
Kim Hill reads and comments on emails from listeners about male urination, and monarch butterflies. [more]

07/03/2009: Dave Brown: children's theatre
Artistic director of Adelaide's Patch Theatre Company, which has produced over 100 children's theatre works. [more]

07/03/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Paul Fleischman
Kate discusses the novels, poetry and picture books of the prolific American children's writer. [more]

14/03/2009: Zia Mian: Pakistan
Director at the Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton; member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials. [more]

14/03/2009: Wayne Lochore: the financial crisis
Private market consultant, who started writing warnings in 2005 about the impending global financial crisis. [more]

14/03/2009: Paul Callaghan: Wool to Weta
Professor of Physical Sciences, Victoria University; author of Wool to Weta: Transforming New Zealand's Culture and Economy. [more]

14/03/2009: Selina Tusitala Marsh: Pacific poetry
First Pacific Islander to get a PhD in English from the University of Auckland; author of poetry collection Fast Talking PI. [more]

14/03/2009: Dawn French: fun, fame and farewells
British comedy actress best known for her TV series The Vicar of Dibley, and as half of the duo French and Saunders. [more]

14/03/2009: Robert Jedicke: killer asteroids
Manager of the Pan-STARRS moving object processing system in Hawaii that is discovering new asteroids and comets. [more]

14/03/2009: Bob White: climate change and Christianity
Professor of Geophysics at Cambridge, a director of the Faraday Institute, and Fellow of the Royal Society. [more]

21/03/2009: Ann Wright: voice of dissent
Former US Army colonel, who resigned from the US State Department in March 2003 in opposition to the war in Iraq. [more]

21/03/2009: Gareth Edwards-Jones: food miles
Principal investigator on a study of the comparative merits of consuming vegetables produced locally and overseas. [more]

21/03/2009: Philip Temple: mountains and chance
Dunedin-based mountaineer and author of 31 books, whose memoir, Chance is a Fine Thing, has just been published. [more]

21/03/2009: Art with Mary Kisler: Yinka Shonibare
Discussing the exhibition by Yinka Shonibare, MBE, and the historical precedents of Henry Raeburn and Francisco Goya. [more]

21/03/2009: Terence Davies: Liverpool
British film director, whose most recent film, Of Time and the City, is a paean to his hometown of Liverpool. [more]

21/03/2009: Lisa Matisoo-Smith: DNA and Pacific settlement
Biological anthropologist, and Principal Investigator at the Allan Wilson Centre of Molecular Ecology and Evolution. [more]

21/03/2009: Geoff Waterhouse: vehicles and waste oil
Operator of a taxi/tour company which runs vehicles on waste vegetable oil, and is committed to sustainable tourism. [more]

21/03/2009: Stuart Devenie: rendering penguins
Acclaimed New Zealand actor, who is touring the one-man show, Hatch, or The Plight of the Penguins. [more]

28/03/2009: Naomi Allen: women and alcohol
Cancer epidemiologist at Oxford University who led a study linking alcohol consumption by women to increased cancer risk. [more]

28/03/2009: Andy Matheson: biofuel and other energy futures
Renewable Energy GM at Solid Energy, responsible for wood pellets, biomass, solar water heating and biodiesel. [more]

28/03/2009: Dr Frans de Waal: human and primate behaviour
Ethnologist and biologist who writes on the social intelligence of primates in the books Chimpanzee Politics and Our Inner Ape. [more]

28/03/2009: Kate's Klassic
Kate Camp discusses the 1969 novel, The French Lieutenant's Woman, by John Fowles. [more]

28/03/2009: Lady Dusha Bateson: Emma Darwin
Historian, food enthusiast and author of Mrs Charles Darwin's Recipe Book, a social history based on Emma Darwin's notebooks. [more]

28/03/2009: Anne Thorp: cookery and cancer
Cooking show host on Maori TV whose new book, Kai Ora, provides healthy recipes and details her experience with breast cancer. [more]

28/03/2009: Margaret Long: gardens and culture
Christchurch-based operator of gardening and cultural tours, and publisher of quarterly magazine The Gardener's Journal. [more]

04/04/2009: John Yemma: the Christian Science Monitor
Editor of the Christian Science Monitor, which recently replaced its daily US newspaper print edition with a website. [more]

04/04/2009: Jacques Rogge: the Olympics
Belgian orthopaedic surgeon, athlete and Olympic yachtsman, who is now President of the International Olympic Committee. [more]

04/04/2009: Joyce Fleming: naturism
National vice-president of Free Beaches New Zealand. [more]

04/04/2009: Art with Mark Amery: one-day sculptures
Director of Playmarket, and writer about art, discussing the series of one-day sculptures around the country. [more]

04/04/2009: Alex Ross: 20th century music
Author of The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century. (NB. music not included for copyright reasons.) [more]

04/04/2009: Sinead Cusack: building bridges
Irish actress visiting New Zealand as part of The Bridge Project, a double-bill of The Cherry Orchard and A Winter's Tale. [more]

04/04/2009: Kim reads emails
Kim Hill reads a selection of emails from listeners and comments on matters arising. [more]

04/04/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Discussing the work of American writer Patricia MacLachlin, best known for her 1985 book, Sarah, Plain and Tall. [more]

11/04/2009: David Bodanis: the Ten Commandments
Author of Electric Universe, E=mc2, and Passionate Minds, who is working on a book about the Ten Commandments. [more]

11/04/2009: Rev Canon Paul Oestreicher: apostle for peace
Canon Emeritus at Coventry Cathedral, who will preach Good Friday and Easter morning services at St Matthew-in-the-City. [more]

11/04/2009: Thomas Greco: community currencies
Author, advisor and speaker on money who is a guest speaker at the upcoming Community Currencies Conference 2009 in Wanganui. [more]

11/04/2009: DJ Mu: cricket and music
Leader of Fat Freddy's Drop, and member of their cricket team, which will play The Black Seeds in a Twenty20 match. [more]

11/04/2009: Playing Favourites with Fiona Farrell
Akaroa writer and accommodation provider on the Banks Peninsula Track, who has just had published her new novel, Limestone. [more]

11/04/2009: Kim reads emails
Kim Hill reads a selection of emails from listeners and comments on matters arising. [more]

11/04/2009: Paul Brewer: Te Papa and after
Director Marketing and Communications at Te Papa since 1998, who is about to move to The Edge in Auckland. [more]

11/04/2009: Jo Randerson: festivals
Writer, performer, and dramaturg for dance production Carnival Hound, discussing the role of festivals in human society. [more]

18/04/2009: Amber Marks: animal spies
Former criminal barrister and author of Headspace, about the use of animals in the surveillance industry. [more]

18/04/2009: Urmas Paet: Estonia
Foreign Minister of the Eastern European country of Estonia, which regained independence in 1991. [more]

18/04/2009: Jonathan Lyons: Islam and the West
Author and journalist whose new book tells how the Arabs transformed Western civilisation. [more]

18/04/2009: Colin Bull: sneaking into America
Geophysicist, glaciologist and cook who tells the story of four VUW scientists in the book Innocents in the Dry Valleys. [more]

18/04/2009: Playing Favourites with Kristen Darragh
Finalist in the Lexus Song Quest 2009 and singer in the opera The Italian Girl in Algiers. [more]

18/04/2009: John L. Simpson: men talk feelings
Producer of independent Australian film Men's Group. [more]

18/04/2009: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

18/04/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Discussing new books by M.T. Anderson and Mal Peet. [more]

24/04/2009: Scott Horton: torture and accountability
Law professor and writer, on the revelations of the approval of torture by the previous US administration. [more]

25/04/2009: Paul McGeough: Mossad and Hamas
Australian journalist, on his book Kill Khalid: Mossad's Failed Hit and the Rise of Hamas. [more]

25/04/2009: Playing Favourites with Shakespeare scholar Gary Taylor
Alice Griffin Shakespearean Fellow, on the bardÂ's lost play Cardenio, playwright Thomas Middleton, castration, and polyamory. [more]

25/04/2009: Kate's Klassic: Notre Dame de Paris
Kate Camp discusses the 1831 novel by Victor Hugo, Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame). [more]

02/05/2009: Paul Talalay: cancer,broccoli,supplements
Cancer researcher and founder of the Brassica Chemoprotection Laboratory,visiting NZ for a conference on scientific research. [more]

02/05/2009: Monica Ali : London lanes and kitchens
Author of Brick Lane,and new novel In The Kitchen,visiting Auckland later this month for the Readers and Writers Festival. [more]

02/05/2009: Ranginui Walker : eyes of a warrior
Former Professor and Head of Maori Studies at the University of Auckland,and member of the Waitangi Tribunal. [more]

02/05/2009: Playing Favourites with John Newton
Author of the forthcoming book,The Double Rainbow : James K Baxter,Ngati Hau,and the Jerusalem Commune. [more]

02/05/2009: Robert Wallace : the NAFTA flu
Visiting professor in the department of geography at the University of Minnesota,and writer about the farming of pathogens. [more]

02/05/2009: Robyn Salisbury : sex and relationships
Clinical psychologist and director of Sex Therapy New Zealand Ltd,and author of new book Staying In Love. [more]

09/05/2009: Marcus Chown: science and space
Cosmology consultant and former radio astronomer, and author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You. [more]

09/05/2009: Bronwen Markham: nursing in danger zones
Wellington nurse who has worked in PNG and Afghanistan, and recently returned from a suspected flu outbreak in Tokelau. [more]

09/05/2009: Robert Wade: the Iceland meltdown
Professor of Political Economy and Development at the London School of Economics, on the financial crisis in Iceland. [more]

09/05/2009: Art with Mary Kisler: space and place
Discussing installation works by Fiona Connor and Anish Kapoor, and a major art announcement. [more]

09/05/2009: Playing Favourites with Barnaby Weir and Dick Weir
Musician frontman for The Black Seeds and Fly My Pretties, and his storyteller father, collaborating for the third FMP event. [more]

09/05/2009: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

09/05/2009: Andrew Lih: Wikipedia
An administrator of the English edition of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, and author of The Wikipedia Revolution. [more]

09/05/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: historical US fiction
Discussing historical American fiction for children and young adults, and titles by Elizabeth George Speare and Irene Hunt. [more]

16/05/2009: Michael Carter: running water in Africa
Raglan farmer on his way to Ethiopia and Eritrea as field hydrologist for the Red Cross, after postings to Darfur and Liberia. [more]

16/05/2009: Hendrik Hertzberg: political dispatches
Senior editor, staff writer and chief political commentator at The New Yorker, and author of Politics: Observations and Arguments. [more]

16/05/2009: James Surowiecki: wise crowds
Staff writer on business and finance at The New Yorker, and author of The Wisdom of Crowds. [more]

16/05/2009: M.T. Anderson: complex epics for kids
American author of picture books and novels for young adults, whose books include Thirsty, Burger Wuss, and Feed. [more]

16/05/2009: Playing Favourites with Will Sheff
Leader of the band Okkervil River; singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist, banjo and harmonica player, and film and music critic. [more]

16/05/2009: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

16/05/2009: Sonya Renee: slam performance
National and international Poetry Slam Champion, HBO Def Poet, and international touring artist championing social causes. [more]

16/05/2009: Iggy McGovern: physics and poetry
Associate Professor of Physics at Trinity College, Dublin, whose poetry has been widely published in anthologies and journals. [more]

23/05/2009: Richard Thaler: libertarian paternalism
Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, and co-author of Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness. [more]

23/05/2009: Fintan O'Toole: crash of the Celtic tiger
Columnist and assistant editor for The Irish Times, talking about the dramatic financial collapse of the Irish economy. [more]

23/05/2009: Nikolien van Wijk and Dr Anne Meade: schemas
Parent-educator at Wilton Playcentre and educational consultant discuss learning and play in early childhood education. [more]

23/05/2009: Kate's Klassics: Edgar Allen Poe
Kate Camp discusses three works by Edgar Allen Poe: The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Purloined Letter. [more]

23/05/2009: Bryn Terfel: valley high
Welsh opera singer, who visits New Zealand next month for a four-concert tour. [more]

23/05/2009: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails [more]

23/05/2009: Juliette Veber: tough schooling
Short Film Manager at the NZ Film Commission, and director of the documentary Trouble Is My Business. [more]

23/05/2009: Amy Dixon: saving the orangutan
Team leader of primates at Auckland Zoo, recently returned from assisting with the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Project. [more]

29/05/2009: Dorothy Butler: bookshops and readers
International authority on children's books and reading, innovative bookseller and author of two volumes of memoirs: There Was a Time, and All This and a Bookshop Too. [more]

30/05/2009: Geoffrey Miller: the psychology of consumerism
Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico, and author of Spent: Sex, Evolution and the Secrets of Consumerism. [more]

30/05/2009: Muhammed Musa: African football sheds
Lecturer in Mass Communication and Journalism at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury, who recently returned from East Africa, where he has been researching the phenomenon of huge audiences watching UK and European football on satellite dishes in sheds. [more]

30/05/2009: Justin O'Sullivan: sequencing DNA
Molecular biologist from the Institute of Natural Sciences at Albany, who has won an international prize with his colleague that will let them analyse 20 billion DNA sequence bases in a bid to understand what makes healthy cells turn bad. [more]

30/05/2009: Playing Favourites with Ross Harris
Composer of over 150 works, including operas, songs, chamber music, electronic music, symphonic music, jazz, and klezmer, who is one of five NZ composers who have donated works for SOUNZtender. [more]

30/05/2009: Art Veno: bikers, crime and clubs
Former director of Monash University's Centre for Police and Justice Studies, and Australia's foremost expert on outlaw motorcycle clubs, who is the author of The Brotherhoods, and Biker Chicks: The Magnetic Attraction of Women to Bad Boys and Motorbikes. [more]

30/05/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Scott O'Dell
Kate De Goldi discusses the books of American historical fiction writer Scott O'Dell, author of The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The King's Fifth, The Black Pearl, Sing Down the Moon, Black Star, Bright Dawn and more. [more]

05/06/2009: Playing Favourites with Jim Wilson
Founder of Christchurch-based Phantom Billstickers,a nation-wide postering and printed matter distribution firm. [more]

06/06/2009: Jamil Anderlini : currency and censorship in China
Beijing deputy bureau chief for the Financial Times newspaper. [more]

06/06/2009: Ben Goldacre : bad science and lawsuits
Ben Goldacre has written the weekly Bad Science column in the Guardian since 2003,and the 2008 book Bad Science. [more]

06/06/2009: Hilary Mantel : Thomas Cromwell
Author of the 2003 memoir,Giving Up The Ghost.Her new book,Wolf Hall,is a historical fiction about Thomas Cromwell [more]

06/06/2009: Art with Mark Amery : dealer galleries
Director of Playmarket and writer on art for the Dominion Post and the NZ Listener,discussing dealer galleries. [more]

06/06/2009: Colin Tudge : fossils and links
British biologist whose latest book,The Link,tells the story of the discovery of the most complete early primate fossil. [more]

06/06/2009: Elizabeth Knox : angels and Hollywood
Finalist in the Biography section of the 2009 Montana NZ Book Awards,and author of new novel The Angel's Cut. [more]

12/06/2009: Eleanor Catton: writing rehearsal
Author of debut novel The Rehearsal, which has been sold to publishers in the UK, the USA, and Europe, and is a finalist in the Fiction and First Book categories at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. [more]

13/06/2009: Edward Peck: Middle East dialogue
Retired career United States diplomat who served in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt. [more]

13/06/2009: Julian Glover: pirates and parliaments
The chief leader writer for The Guardian, on the European Parliament, and the Swedish Pirate Party. [more]

13/06/2009: Sherman Young: the future of books
Author of The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book, and guest speaker at the upcoming conference, The Future of the Book, in Auckland. [more]

13/06/2009: Playing Favourites with Richard Adams
Violinist and frontman for the quartet Nairobi Trio, and collaborator with multi-string player Nigel Gavin (most recently on the album, Recent Works). He is also an established abstract artist who has been exhibiting internationally for over 25 years. [more]

13/06/2009: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

13/06/2009: Bruce Connew: images and censors
New Zealand photographer whose essay, Cutting off Dissent, appears in the Spring 2009 issue of Granta magazine, and has just self-published the photography book, I Must Behave. The exhibition of the same name is showing at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth. [more]

13/06/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi discusses books by American novelist Richard Peck, who has had 35 books for young adults published since 1972. [more]

20/06/2009: Warwick Thornton : passion and petrol
Aboriginal director of feature film Samson and amp; Delilah, which was awarded the Camera d'Or prize for best first film at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. [more]

20/06/2009: Stephen Zunes: Iran
Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, and frequent visitor to conflict areas. [more]

20/06/2009: Sean Davison: voluntary euthanasia
Professor of biotechnology whose new book is an autobiographical account of his return to New Zealand to be with his mother, a prominent woman doctor with terminal cancer who has had enough of life. [more]

20/06/2009: Kate's Klassic: On the road
Kate Camp will discuss the largely autobiographical novel On the Road by Jack Kerouac. [more]

20/06/2009: Kim reads emails
What listeners have to say about the future of the book [more]

20/06/2009: Playing Favourites with Mike Whittaker
Industrial designer, whose listing on TradeMe for a"scary washing machine"has been one of the site's most popular auctions. [more]

20/06/2009: Kim reads emails
What listeners have to say [more]

20/06/2009: Janette Murray-Wakelin: marathons,fruit and cancer
Marathon runner who was diagnosed with breast cancer, and refused conventional treatment, choosing to follow a holistic approach to treatment which included a raw food diet and running. [more]

20/06/2009: Ilona Rodgers: stations and the gloss
Actor best known for her role in 1980s TV series Gloss, who returns to the stage in Station to Station, a new play by Michael Galvin. [more]

26/06/2009: Peter Macinnis: evil lawns
Australian botanist, science writer and broadcaster, and author of social history The Lawn. [more]

26/06/2009: John Clarke: swine time
New Zealand comic genius based in Melbourne, Australia. [more]

27/06/2009: Lynn Barber: an education
British journalist whose memoir of her teenage years has been made into a film. [more]

27/06/2009: Neil Strauss: pick-ups and survivalism
Author of pick-up artist handbook The Game, and new title, Emergency, about survival preparedness. [more]

27/06/2009: John Allen: Post man
Departing Chief Executive of New Zealand Post Group. [more]

27/06/2009: Michael Hill: diamonds and the tough
Entrepreneur, jeweller, violinist and author of the memoir/business book, Toughen Up: What I've Learned About Surviving Tough Times. [more]

27/06/2009: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

27/06/2009: Ian Morden: wine and the law
Former commercial lawyer who is now estate director at Cloudy Bay Wines. [more]

03/07/2009: Scott Horton: torture
Law professor and writer on legal and national security affairs, discussing the US administration's continued use of torture. [more]

04/07/2009: Frances Kennedy: Silvio Berlusconi
New Zealand journalist based in Rome discussing the controversy surrounding Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. [more]

04/07/2009: Armando Iannucci: spin doctoring
Scottish writer, performer, producer and film director, whose debut feature film, In the Loop, will screen in the upcoming Film Festival. [more]

04/07/2009: Jennifer Sturm: Anna Kavan
Auckland writer and researcher on two years in the life of experimental writer and artist Anna Kavan, in 1940s New Zealand. [more]

04/07/2009: Playing Favourites with Gary Henderson
Auckland-based playwright, director and teacher, whose new play for young audiences, Stealing Games, looks at the privatisation of children's play. [more]

04/07/2009: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

04/07/2009: Janene Tomelty: Botox
Cosmetic advisor and author of Relax... It's only BOTOX. [more]

04/07/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi discusses the children's classic novel and the sequel by Geraldine McCaughrean. [more]

11/07/2009: Austin Mitchell: MPs and expenses
Labour MP for Grimsby in Britain since 1977. [more]

11/07/2009: Chris Amon: Formula One
Former motor racing driver who was active in Formula One racing during the 1960s and 70s. [more]

11/07/2009: David Engwicht: traffic calming
International leader of efforts to reduce the negative impacts of motor vehicle traffic in urban areas. [more]

11/07/2009: Art with Mary Kisler: Salvador Dali
Discussing Liquid Desire, an exhibition of over 200 of Dali's works, at the National Gallery of Victoria. [more]

11/07/2009: Colwyn Trevarthen: music and children
NZ psychologist and pioneer in the study of the musical nature of the relationships infants have with their parents. [more]

11/07/2009: Emails
Gordon Harcourt reads a selection of emails and text messages from listeners. [more]

11/07/2009: Graeme Tuckett: Barry Barclay
Writer and director of The Camera on the Shore, a documentary about the life of New Zealand director Barry Barclay. [more]

11/07/2009: Emily Perkins: London and art
Auckland writer who is a Montana Book Awards fiction finalist for Novel About My Wife. [more]

11/07/2009: Melinda Szymanik: choice were-nanas
Winner of the Children's Choice Award at the 2009 NZ Post Book Awards for her picture book The Were-nana (Not a Bedtime Story). [more]

11/07/2009: Rod Gibson: fab pre-fabs
Web-only interview. Gordon Harcourt talks to designer Rod Gibson, the founder and director of Habode, a New Zealand company building pre-fabricated dwellings in China. (www.habode.com) [more]

18/07/2009: George Lakey
Founder of the strategic non-violence group Training for Change, who is currently writing a book about Norway. [more]

18/07/2009: Peter Peryer Photography
Photographer who has been exhibiting his work in New Zealand and overseas for over three decades. [more]

18/07/2009: Fred Kaplan - 1959
Writer on politics and culture, and author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed. [more]

18/07/2009: Kate's Klassic : Interpretation of dreams
Kate Camp will discuss the 1899 book The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud. [more]

18/07/2009: Playing Favourites with George Henderson
Leader of Dunedin group The Puddle, on their first NZ tour since the early 90s in support of new album The Shakespeare Monkey. [more]

18/07/2009: Ursula Le Guin: Virgil, fantasy and feminism
Fantasy writer whose first adult novel for a decade, Lavinia, re-imagines the last six books of Virgil's Aeneid. [more]

18/07/2009: Glen Levy: stunts and ninjas
New Zealand martial arts instructor, motivational speaker and comedian who is now a professional Hollywood stuntman. [more]

25/07/2009: Luke Harding: Natalia Estemirova
The Guardian's Moscow correspondent, on the murder of Russian human rights campaigner Natalia Estemirova. [more]

25/07/2009: Christopher Reid: Ted Hughes and Martian poetry
Award-winning British writer who co-founded the 'Martian School' of poetry, and a former editor at Faber and amp; Faber, where he edited the letters of Ted Hughes. [more]

25/07/2009: Neil White: leprosy incarceration
Editor, publisher, and advertising executive who served time for fraud in a Louisiana prison that was home to the last people in the continental United States disfigured by leprosy. [more]

25/07/2009: Jo Randerson: advertising and stuff
Playwright, author and performer discussing the online animation The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard, and the work of British documentary maker Adam Curtis. [more]

25/07/2009: Mandy Patinkin: screen, stage and song
American actor and tenor vocalist visiting Auckland with fellow Broadway star Patti LuPone for a one-off concert showcasing songs from great musicals. [more]

25/07/2009: John Hanlon: music undammed
Successful New Zealand singer-songwriter, who left his 1970s music career here for an advertising career in Australia, and recently returned to music. [more]

25/07/2009: Laura Faire: crockpots
Chef, food writer and stylist who has cheffed at Auckland and London restaurants, and now works in the Maggi Test Kitchen. [more]

25/07/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Vera and Bill Cleaver
Kate De Goldi talks about books by American writers Vera and Bill Cleaver, including Where the Lilies Bloom, Grover, and The Mock Revolt. [more]

01/08/2009: Jim Stanford: economics in Canada
Economist who works for the Canadian Auto Workers union and writes a regular economics column for national newspaper the Globe and Mail. [more]

01/08/2009: David Hill: the Parthenon Marbles
Australian archaeologist and author who is president of the International Association of the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures. [more]

01/08/2009: Garth MacIntyre: up the Nile
New Zealand adventurer Cam who embarked with two friends on a journey from sea to source, up the Nile River in Africa. [more]

01/08/2009: Dempsey Woodley: train of pain
Web producer for Radio New Zealand National who commutes between the Kapiti Coast and Wellington. [more]

01/08/2009: Playing Favourites with Helen Henderson
Southland-raised singer/songwriter now based in Los Angeles, who has just released a new album, Twisting Wind. [more]

01/08/2009: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

01/08/2009: Eric Anderson: space tourism
Astropreneur president and CEO of Space Adventures,Ltd, and advocate of commercial space transportation, private space exploration and space tourism. [more]

01/08/2009: Brad Knewstubb: Apollo 13
Industrial designer and co-creator of interactive theatre production, APOLLO 13: Mission Control. [more]

08/08/2009: Henry Porter: taking liberties
Novelist and UK editor of Vanity Fair magazine, whose new thriller is based around the erosion of civil liberties. [more]

08/08/2009: Matt Mullenweg: blog king
Photographer, jazz musician and entrepreneur who co-founded popular open-source blogging software and hosting service WordPress. [more]

08/08/2009: Linda Bryder: unfortunate experiment revisited
Associate professor of history at the University of Auckland, and is the author of A History of the 'Unfortunate Experiment' at National Women's Hospital. [more]

08/08/2009: Art with Mark Amery: arts festivals
Director of Playmarket discussing arts festivals in New Zealand, focusing on current festivals in Christchurch and Taranaki. [more]

08/08/2009: Pinchas Zukerman: violin master
Violinist, violist, conductor, teacher and chamber musician visiting here to perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Zukerman Chamber Players. [more]

08/08/2009: J. Anderson Little: changing courts
Litigator and mediator who has been instrumental in changing the court system in his home state of North Carolina. [more]

08/08/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: John Burningham
Kate discusses the work of the British writer and illustrator, author of over 60 books since 1963. [more]

08/08/2009: Kim reads listener feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of listener emails and texts. [more]

15/08/2009: Andy Dennis: Iceland update
New Zealander who wrote his PHd on The Laws of Early Iceland, and has been guiding two-week hiking trips in north-east Iceland since 2001. [more]

15/08/2009: Kate Hunter: hunting
Historian, former tramper, and author of Hunting: A New Zealand History. [more]

15/08/2009: Charlotte Paul: unfortunate experiment revisited
Professor in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago, and medical advisor to the Cartwright Inquiry, discussing Linda Bryder's book, A History of the 'Unfortunate Experiment' at National Women's Hospital. [more]

15/08/2009: Bob Harvey: mayors for peace
Mayor of Waitakere, recently appointed Vice President of the General Conference of Mayors for Peace, aiming to achieve a nuclear free world by 2020. [more]

15/08/2009: Bill Culbert: walking in light
Artist best know for his light sculptures, back in New Zealand for three exhibitions, and the launch of a new book on him by Ian Wedde. [more]

15/08/2009: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

15/08/2009: Paul Mercurio: judging beer and dance
Dancer, actor and Dancing with the Stars judge who now hosts food and travel TV programmes, has his own beer brand in Victoria, and is visiting here as a judge for the BrewNZ Beer Awards and Beervana. [more]

15/08/2009: Franny Amstrong: age of stupid
Independent British filmmaker of McLibel, Drowned Out, and new drama-documentary about climate change, The Age of Stupid. [more]

22/08/2009: Professor David Menashri: Iran
Director of the Center for Iranian Studies, and Dean of the School for Overseas Students at Tel Aviv University. [more]

22/08/2009: Rod Dunbar: cancer and vaccines
Director of the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery, his research focusses on vaccines for cancer. [more]

22/08/2009: Emory Douglas: Black Panthers
Former Minister of Culture for the Black Panthers visiting New Zealand as the 2009 Elam International Artist in Residency with an exhibition of graphic art work and free public lectures. [more]

22/08/2009: Melanie Johnston-Hollit: the Square Kilometre Array
Leader of the radio astronomy group at Victoria University of Wellington, and chair of the New Zealand Square Kilometre Array Research and Development Consortium. [more]

22/08/2009: Playing Favourites with Liam Finn and Eliza Jane Barnes
Singer/songwriters with famous dads who have a new five-track EP release and a tour with Lawrence Arabia and Connan Mockasin. [more]

22/08/2009: Emails
A selection of Saturday Morning emails. [more]

22/08/2009: Food with Alexa Johnston
Freelance art curator and author of Ladies, A Plate: Traditional Home Baking, and the sequel, A Second Helping: More from Ladies, A Plate. [more]

22/08/2009: Nancy Brunning: strength and water
Finalist in the Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film category at the 2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards for her role in The Strength of Water, releasing nationwide next week. [more]

29/08/2009: Tim O'Brien: US health care
New Zealand journalist based in California, with personal experience of the US health system,discussing President Obama's public health care proposals. [more]

29/08/2009: Rolf de Heer: canoes
Australian filmmaker (Bad Boy Bubby, Ten Canoes) who is visiting New Zealand for seminars and sessions with local filmmakers. [more]

29/08/2009: Marilynne Robinson
American author of three acclaimed novels (Housekeeping, Gilead, Home) and non-fiction works The Death of Adam, and Mother Country. [more]

29/08/2009: Kate's Klassic: An Angel at My Table
Kate Camp discusses Janet Frame's three volumes of autobiography, posthumously reprinted in 2008 as An Angel at My Table. [more]

29/08/2009: Playing Favourites with Allistar Cox
Founder of ALLISTARCOX Architecture, responsible for many awarded hospitality venues and residential projects across New Zealand [more]

29/08/2009: Meredith Kirton: edible gardens
Australian writer and broadcaster on gardening and horticulture. [more]

29/08/2009: Amy Whitehead: saving the Whio
Overall runner-up at the 2009 MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Awards who is researching conservation of the whio, or blue duck. [more]

29/08/2009: Jo Randerson: death
Playwright, author and performer whose new production, Good Night - The End, opens its world premiere season at Downstage Theatre on 11 September. [more]

05/09/2009: Angela Kearney: child safety and trafficking
Head of the UN Children's Fund post in Indonesia, who has served with UNICEF in a number of postings including Angola and Afghanistan. [more]

05/09/2009: Allan Pease: men, sex, women and love
Relationship expert who, with his wife Barbara, is best-selling author, most recently with Why Men Want Sex and amp; Women Need Love. [more]

05/09/2009: Dana Beal: ibogaine and addiction
Long-term activist in the Youth International Party, or Yippies, and major organiser of the Global Million Marijuana March. He is visiting New Zealand as a proponent of the use of the drug ibogaine as a treatment for cocaine and methamphetamine addiction. [more]

05/09/2009: Leonhard Emmerling: art without borders
Director and curator of St Paul Street Gallery of AUT, and curator of the exhibition by Judy Millar at the Venice Biennale. [more]

05/09/2009: Playing Favourites with Graham Reid
Journalist and critic who writes extensively about music, travel and the arts, and runs the Elsewhere website. His new travel book is The Idiot Boy Who Flew. [more]

05/09/2009: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and texts from listeners to Saturday Morning. [more]

05/09/2009: Gary Taylor: polyamory
George Matthew Edgar Professor of English, and director of the History of Text Technologies programme at Florida State University. [more]

05/09/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi discusses the work of British illustrator and author Charles Keeping (The God Beneath the Sea, Joseph's Yard, Through the Window, Willie's Fire Engine). [more]

12/09/2009: Jenny Weston: the Mongol Derby
Four-star endurance veterinarian, who took a support role on the 2009 Mongol Derby, the longest horse race in the world. [more]

12/09/2009: Michael Cathcart: Australia and water
Writer, broadcaster and historian whose latest book is The Water Dreamers: The Remarkable History of Our Dry Continent [more]

12/09/2009: Sir Martin Evans: stem cells and gene therapy
British scientist credited with discovering how to culture embryonic stem cells, and for his work in the related technology of gene targeting. [more]

12/09/2009: Jen Hay: changing vowels
Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, who will discuss changing and merging vowels in New Zealand English. [more]

12/09/2009: Playing Favourites with Richard Chen See
Dancer for the Paul Taylor Dance Company in New York, professional wilderness guide and kayak instructor, staging a work for the New Zealand School of Dance. [more]

12/09/2009: Chris Rojek: celebrity culture
Specialist in celebrity, culture, tourism, popular music and leisure, who is the visiting Hood Fellow at The University of Auckland. [more]

12/09/2009: Gardening with Sally Cameron
Cook and gardener, and author of Grow It, Cook It, and the Tui Vegetable Garden. [more]

12/09/2009: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of emails and texts from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

19/09/2009: Suzanne Gordon: changing nursing
Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and Assistant Professor at the San Francisco School of Nursing. [more]

19/09/2009: Marko Cunningham: bodysnatching
New Zealand teacher who was in Thailand during the 2004 tsunami, and retrieved bodies of the dead. He tells his story in his book, Sleeping with the Dead. [more]

19/09/2009: James Belich: settler revolution
Research Professor of History at the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies; his new book is Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld, 1783-1939. [more]

19/09/2009: Playing Favourites with Jonathan Owen
Welsh actor who co-produces and stars in the online episodic drama series Svengali, about the manager of a band trying to break into the big time. [more]

19/09/2009: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads selected emails and texts from listeners to Saturday Morning. [more]

19/09/2009: Peter Procter: cows, earth and cosmos
New Zealander who has led a biodynamic farming revolution in India; his story is told in the documentary film One Man, One Cow, One Planet. [more]

19/09/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: new picture books
Kate De Goldi discusses three new picture books: Isabella's Garden, Stuck, and A Bit of Company. [more]

26/09/2009: Tobias Harris: Japanese Government
Japan and East Asia specialist, who worked for a member of the DPJ in the upper house of the Diet in 2006-2007. [more]

26/09/2009: Muriel Watt: solar power
Australian solar energy expert who is visiting New Zealand to present the 2009 IPENZ Pickering lecture: The Future of Solar Energy: Developments in Photovoltaics and Opportunities for New Zealand. [more]

26/09/2009: Nick Hornby: writing, movies, music and autism
Bestselling novellist and essayist; his new novel is Juliet, Naked, and he recently adapted Lynn Barber's memoir An Education into the film of the same name. [more]

26/09/2009: Playing Favourites with Rob Matthews
Rob Matthews was blind by the age of 20, found inspiration in running, and has won 29 international gold medals. He tells the story in the memoir Running Blind. [more]

26/09/2009: Food with Annabelle Langbein
One of New Zealand's most celebrated food writers; her latest book is Anyone Can Cook: Fresh Ideas for Busy Lives. [more]

26/09/2009: Christine Fernyhough
Former Auckland businesswoman and philanthropist who moved to the high country of the South Island and wrote The Road to Castle Hill and new book Ben and Mark, Boys of the High Country. [more]

26/09/2009: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and texts from listeners to Saturday Morning. [more]

02/10/2009: Marti Friedlander with Kim Hill (2009)
An interview with the renowned photographer, whose life and work is examined in a new book by Leonard Bell and appeared in the exhibition, Looking Closely. [more]

03/10/2009: Mark Goodwin: managing bees
Leader of the Bee Unit at Plant and amp; Food Research, who has just been awarded an NZ Science and Technology Medal for his work on honey bees and crop pollination practices. [more]

03/10/2009: Gaven Martin: pure mathematics
Distinguished Professor in Pure Mathematics at Massey University, and the founding director of the NZ Institute for Advanced Study. [more]

03/10/2009: Richard Stallman: digital freedoms
Software freedom activist and developer, visiting here for events including delivering the keynote address on copyright vs community at the LIANZA conference. [more]

03/10/2009: Art with Mark Amery: public galleries and Maori artists
Director of Playmarket, and art writer for the Dominion Post and Listener, discussing the relationship between Maori artists, public galleries, and the Maori and Pakeha-driven art worlds. [more]

03/10/2009: Playing Favourites with Ian Chapman aka Dr Glam
Musician, writer, academic and 1970s cultural fetishist; his memoir of the era is Glory Days: from Gumboots to Platforms. [more]

03/10/2009: Feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of emails and texts from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

03/10/2009: Food with Peter Gordon
New Zealand chef and food writer Peter Gordon is involved with restaurants in London, Istanbul and Auckland; his sixth book is A Culinary Journey. [more]

10/10/2009: Bridget Kendall: Russia and the Forum
Diplomatic correspondent for the BBC and former Moscow and Washington correspondent, who hosts The Forum on the BBC World Service. [more]

10/10/2009: Matt Latimer: working with"W"
Former speechwriter for George W Bush who writes about his disillusionment with the administration in Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor. [more]

10/10/2009: Stephen Page: Faber and Faber
Chief executive of the British publishing house Faber and Faber, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. [more]

10/10/2009: Kate's Klassic
Kate Camp will discuss Inferno by Dante Alighieri, the first part of his epic poem The Divine Comedy. [more]

10/10/2009: Playing Favourites with Tim O'Brien
American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who is touring New Zealand with Irish and New Zealand compatriots as Two Oceans Trio. [more]

10/10/2009: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads selected emails and texts from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

10/10/2009: Mike Whittaker: tsunami honeymoon
Creator of the Scary Washing Machine phenomenon on TradeMe who was honeymooning at Lalumanu Beach in Samoa when the Tsunami hit the island. [more]

10/10/2009: Dick Frizzell: expressionist pop
New Zealand artist, based in Hawke's Bay, who tells his story in the book, Dick Frizell: The Painter. [more]

17/10/2009: Alan Walker: active ageing
Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology at the University of Sheffield, and director of the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, the UK's largest ever research programme on ageing. [more]

17/10/2009: John Leslie: the fall of the Wall
Victoria University representative on the executive board of the New Zealand European Union Centres Network who was working as a television news producer for NBC in East Germany on the night of the fall of the Berlin Wall. [more]

17/10/2009: David Hare: political staging
British playwright (Plenty, Knuckle, Pravda, Stuff Happens), screenwriter (The Hours, The Reader), and theatre and film director. [more]

17/10/2009: Playing Favourites with Jan Hellriegel
Singer/songwriter who is back in the music industry after 12 years with a self-released collector's edition album package that includes signed and numbered CDs, a vinyl LP, pictorial booklet, and two tickets to the launch concert. [more]

17/10/2009: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of emails and text messages to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

17/10/2009: Paul Barry: James Packer
Australian print and broadcast journalist who has written biographies of Kerry Packer and James Packer, who nearly lost the fortune bequeathed to him by his father. [more]

17/10/2009: Te Taka Keegan
Maori language activist and senior lecturer in computer science at the University of Waikato, who has assisted in the development of the Google Translator Toolkit. [more]

24/10/2009: Phillip Darnton: cycling in the UK
Chairman of Cycling England, who will visit here in November to speak at the seventh annual New Zealand Cycling Conference. [more]

24/10/2009: Isaac Mao: blogging, sharism and censorship in China
Venture capitalist, software architect, entrepreneur and researcher in learning and social technology, who has been called"the godfather of Chinese blogging". [more]

24/10/2009: Mark Harris: counterfeiting and trade
Information technology consultant and member of the Creative reedom Foundation, who blogs at On the Gripping Hand and is on Twitter as nzlemming, discussing the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). [more]

24/10/2009: Language with Jen Hay: T and L
Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, talking about New Zealand language usage of T and L, and associated vowel sounds. [more]

24/10/2009: Playing Favourites with Sue Paterson
Executive director of the New Zealand International Arts Festival, and former manager of Limbs Dance Company and the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company, [more]

24/10/2009: Peter Temple: truth and consequences
Australian crime writer and former print journalist and editor, who has won widespread acclaim for his novels The Broken Shore and Truth. [more]

24/10/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: three new books
Kate will discuss Yummy, by Lucy Cousins; Reflections of a Solitary Hamster, by Astrid Desbordes and Pauline Martin; and Friends: Snake and Lizard, by Joy Cowley and Gavin Bishop. [more]

24/10/2009: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of email and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

31/10/2009: Daniel Knorr: incarceration and art
Romanian artist based in Berlin, who is currently visiting Auckland and working with prison inmates. [more]

31/10/2009: Tino Tabak: cycling and cheating
Professional cyclist in the 1970s who tells his story in Tino Tabak: Dreams and Demons of a New Zealand Cycling Legend. [more]

31/10/2009: John Perriam: Bendigo and Shrek
Co-owner of historic high-country sheep station Bendigo Station in Central Otago, home to Shrek the sheep. [more]

31/10/2009: Maths with Gaven Martin: differential equations
Distinguished Professor in Pure Mathematics at Massey University and founding director of the NZ Institute for Advanced Study, discussing differential equations. [more]

31/10/2009: Ruth Reichl: mothering magazines
American food writer and editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine (until it closed unexpectedly in early October), and author of four books of memoirs including Not Becoming My Mother . [more]

31/10/2009: Kirk Torrance: flintlock muskets
Stage and screen actor (Outrageous Fortune), and playwright; his new play, Flintlock Musket, opens in Auckland next month. [more]

31/10/2009: Sebastian Sylwan: making 3D movies
Head of Research and Development at Weta Digital, who has worked at digital effects and software companies stereoscopic 3D technology. [more]

31/10/2009: Matt Elliot: Billy T James
Stand-up comedian and writer, and author of the new biography, Billy T: the Life and Times of Billy T James. [more]

07/11/2009: Greg Browne: dinosaur footprints
Sedimentologist who has discovered the first dinosaur footprints in New Zealand, and the only evidence of dinosaurs in the South Island. [more]

07/11/2009: Garth Smith: luo han
New Zealand plant physiologist and managing director and a co-founder of the BioVittoria company, extracts a highly concentrated organic, zero-calorie sweetener. [more]

07/11/2009: Robert P. Kirshner: accelerating universe
One of the world's leading astronomers, whose scientific research has resulted in significant breakthroughs on the nature of the universe, visiting here as the Royal Society of New Zealand Distinguished Speaker for 2009. [more]

07/11/2009: Art with Mary Kisler: five works for a week
Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, discussing five works by Picasso, Braque, Dalí, Derain and Matisse that have never been exhibited before in New Zealand. [more]

07/11/2009: Playing Favourites with Reg Mombassa
New Zealand artist and musician; a founder member of the Australian group Mental as Anything, his designs were instrumental in the success of surfwear company Mambo Graphics, and he has an ongoing career as a globally acclaimed fine artist. [more]

07/11/2009: Walter Mischel: the marshmallow test
Professor of psychology who specialises in personality theory and social psychology; his famousÂ"marshmallow experimentÂ"and subsequent research has shown how preschool delay of gratification ability links to development over the course of life. [more]

07/11/2009: Jeremy Pope: travel and transparency
Founding managing director of Transparency International, who has just updated, with his wife Diana wrote the best-selling NZ travel guides they wrote in the 1970s. [more]

14/11/2009: Simon Schama: USA, past, present, future
Historian, author, broadcaster, and cultural critic, whose most recent book is The American Future; he will headline Writers and Readers Week during the New Zealand International Arts Festival 2010. [more]

14/11/2009: Nomi Prins: backroom bailouts
Journalist, and former employee of Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns; her new book is It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street. [more]

14/11/2009: Paul Trotman: donation and dissection
Dunedin doctor, health columnist, and documentary maker; his new film, Donated to Science, features interviews with people who planned to donate their bodies to the Otago Medical School. [more]

14/11/2009: Matthew Weiner: Mad Men man
Creator and executive producer of the award-winning television series Mad Men, a multi-layered 1960s period drama set in the world of advertising in New York. [more]

14/11/2009: Hugh Fletcher: century of building
Former chief executive of Fletcher Challenge (following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather), and board member of the Reserve Bank and many prominent companies. [more]

14/11/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Alison Uttley
Kate De Goldi will discuss the work of prolific British writer Alison Uttley, creator of Little Grey Rabbit, Sam Pig and many other much-loved characters. [more]

21/11/2009: Tom Feiling: cocaine and Columbia
Writer and documentary film-maker who recently published his first book, The Candy Machine: How Cocaine Took Over the World. [more]

21/11/2009: Rod Carr: revenue in Canterbury
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury, which is launching a philanthropic listed bond issue to raise revenue, and seeking projects with the potential to earn millions of dollars for the Canterbury region. [more]

21/11/2009: Richard Gage: architecture of destruction
Member of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, a collaboration of over 800 professionals who are re-examining the high-rise collapses of the World Trade Centre buildings in the light of scientific evidence that the collapses of the Twin Towers and WTC Building 7 were not adequately explained by the official theories. [more]

21/11/2009: Kate's Klassics
Kate Camp discusses the 1877 novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. [more]

21/11/2009: Jarvis Cocker: pulp fiction
Former front man for the British band Pulp, now a solo artist who has worked on movies and as a broadcasting host and cultural critic. [more]

21/11/2009: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of email and text messages. [more]

21/11/2009: Food with David Burton: kina
Food writer, and who has revised and expanded his 1982 history of New Zealand Food and Cookery. He discusses and consumes kina with Kim. [more]

21/11/2009: Peter Hunter: body modelling
Biomedical engineer who was presented with New Zealand's top science honour, the 2009 Rutherford Medal, by the Royal Society of New Zealand. [more]

28/11/2009: Roger Donaldson: Burt Munro
Filmmaker who has told the story of Invercargill racing driver Burt Munro in Offerings to the God of Speed and The World's Fastest Indian, and in a new scrapbook with DVD. [more]

28/11/2009: Steve Jones: chasmology
Professor of genetics at University College London, leading expert on the evolution of snails, and notable science populariser, discussing chasmology - yawning. [more]

28/11/2009: Judith Binney: Tuhoe
Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Auckland, and author of Encircled Lands: Te Urewera 1821-1920, which documents 100 years of the Tuhoe people. [more]

28/11/2009: Language with Jen Hay
Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury and principal investigator of the Origins of New Zealand English project, discussing 'lazy' pronunciation, and changes to intensifiers. [more]

28/11/2009: Playing Favourites with Lawrence Arabia
Joint winner of the APRA Silver Scroll, who recently released his second solo album, signed international recording deals, relaunched the APOLLO-13: Mission Control show, and is about to embark on an NZ tour. [more]

28/11/2009: Adrian Raeside: Scott and the Antarctic
New Zealand cartoonist living in Canada, and author of a book about his grandfather and Robert Scott's expedition to the South Pole. [more]

28/11/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: new books
Kate De Goldi discusses Cowshed Christmas by Joy Cowley and Gavin Bishop, The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo, and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illustrated by PJ Lynch. [more]

28/11/2009: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads email and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

05/12/2009: Kamila Shamsie: Pakistan
Pakistani author of five novels (the most recent is Burnt Shadows), visiting next year for the New Zealand International Arts Festival 2010. [more]

05/12/2009: Simon Kuper: soccernomics
Sports columnist for the Financial Times, and author of a number of books, including Soccernomics; speaking in the wake of the draw for the World Cup 2010. [more]

05/12/2009: Jenny Uglow: the Restoration
British biographer, critic and publisher whose latest book is a study of the tumultuous first decade of the return of Charles II to the throne. [more]

05/12/2009: Maths with Gaven Martin: counting
Distinguished Professor in Pure Mathematics at Massey University and the founding director of the NZ Institute for Advanced Study. [more]

05/12/2009: Carole King and James Taylor: together again
American singer/songwriters whose 1970 debut show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles helped propel them both to the world stage; they have joined forces again for a tour which visits Auckland next April. [more]

05/12/2009: Listener feedback
Kim reads a selection of emails and text messages to Saturday Morning. [more]

05/12/2009: Colin Gibson: hymns
Emeritus Professor of English at Otago University, member of the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust, writer of hymns and musical settings, and Australasian editor for the upcoming Dictionary of World Hymnody [more]

12/12/2009: Anne C. Heller: Ayn Rand
Magazine editor, journalist and author of Ayn Rand and the World She Made, a biography of the controversial exponent of laissez-faire policies. [more]

12/12/2009: Daniel Kruger: sex and shopping
Evolutionary psychologist at the University of Michigan who has just published the paper: Evolved Foraging Psychology Underlies Sex Differences in Shopping Experiences and Behaviours. [more]

12/12/2009: Richard Faull: brain research
Director of the Centre for Brain Research and Professor of Anatomy at the University of Auckland, and Director of the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand Human Brain Bank. [more]

12/12/2009: Kate's Klassic: The Big Sleep
Kate Camp discusses The Big Sleep, the 1939 hardboiled detective novel by Raymond Chandler. [more]

12/12/2009: Martin Perna: Fela on Broadway
Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and leader of the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, which recreates the music of Nigerian afrobeat originator Fela Kuti in the show about his life on Broadway. [more]

12/12/2009: Maths with Gaven Martin: infinity
Distinguished Professor in Pure Mathematics at Massey University and the founding director of the NZ Institute for Advanced Study, discussing infinity. [more]

12/12/2009: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of email and text messages from listeners to Saturday Morning. [more]

12/12/2009: Valerie Browning: living Afar
Australian nurse who went to Ethiopia in the 1970s, married an Afar nomad clan leader, and now lives in one of the harshest places on earth. [more]

19/12/2009: Marcus Chown: light, the universe and everything
Award-winning writer and broadcaster, cosmology consultant for New Scientist, and former radio astronomer; his new book is We Need to Talk About Kelvin. [more]

19/12/2009: Paul Callaghan: Surviving 2009
Alan MacDiarmid Professor of Physical Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, and author of Wool to Weta: Transforming New Zealand's Culture and Economy. [more]

19/12/2009: David Vann: boats and suicide
Teacher of creative nonfiction and fiction, magazine writer and author of the memoir A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea and much-hailed short story collection, Legend of a Suicide. [more]

19/12/2009: Art with Mary Kisler: restoration
Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki,discussing the (sometimes controversial)restoration of artworks in Italy. [more]

19/12/2009: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of email and text messages from listeners to Saturday Morning. [more]

19/12/2009: Tom Bailey: dub traveller
Musician, producer, film-maker and artist who led British band The Thompson Twins and currently works under the name International Observer, touring here in support of new album, Felt. [more]

19/12/2009: Greg Broadmore: fun with guns
Weta Workshop conceptual designer (District 9), and author and illustrator of Dr Grordbort's: Victory! He visited China to help stage The Exceptional Exhibition - Weta Workshop Introduces the World of Dr Grordbort's, aiding relief efforts for the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province. [more]

19/12/2009: Jubilation: gospel choir singing
Members of the New Zealand a capella gospel choir, who released their album Shout and Never Get Tired this year join the programme for songs and chat. [more]

19/12/2009: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: great books
Kate de Goldi discusses what makes great children's books, using the example of Geraldine McCaughrean's 2001 book, Stop the Train. [more]

23/12/2009: Peter Temple: truth and consequences
Australian crime writer and former print journalist and editor, who has won widespread acclaim for his novels The Broken Shore and Truth. [more]

23/12/2009: Bill Culbert: walking in light
Artist best know for his light sculptures, back in New Zealand for three exhibitions, and the launch of a new book on him by Ian Wedde. [more]

23/12/2009: Playing Favourites with Barnaby Weir and Dick Weir
Musician frontman for The Black Seeds and Fly My Pretties, and his storyteller father, collaborating for the third FMP event. [more]

23/12/2009: Dr Jill Bolte Taylor: Stroke and recovery
Neuroanatomist who experienced a stroke in 1996, and has been successfully rebuilding her brain. [more]

23/12/2009: Matthew Weiner: Mad Men man
Creator and executive producer of the award-winning television series Mad Men, a multi-layered 1960s period drama set in the world of advertising in New York. [more]

23/12/2009: David Hare: political staging
British playwright (Plenty, Knuckle, Pravda, Stuff Happens), screenwriter (The Hours, The Reader), and theatre and film director. [more]

23/12/2009: Karl Maughan: painting gardens
Internationally recognised New Zealand artist who concentrates on painting gardens. [more]

23/12/2009: Sherman Young: the future of books
Author of The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book, and guest speaker at the upcoming conference, The Future of the Book, in Auckland. [more]

23/12/2009: Joyce Fleming: naturism
National vice-president of Free Beaches New Zealand. [more]

23/12/2009: Sister Loyola Galvin: the gardening nun
86 year-old organiser of community gardening, who has been named national NZ Gardener of the Year 2008. [more]

24/12/2009: Max Gimblett: Painting in NYC
One of NZ's most internationally prominent and successful artists, living and working on the Bowery in New York. [more]

24/12/2009: John Reynolds : Art and Text
One of New Zealand's foremost painters and printmakers. [more]

24/12/2009: Alun and Helen Bollinger: love and film stories
Respected New Zealand cinematographer and his wife who feature in film festival documentary Barefoot Cinema. [more]

24/12/2009: JJ Joseph and Celia Lashlie: male violence
Author of a confessional book about violent offending, with the author of books about men and violence. [more]

24/12/2009: Bill Oddie: from Goodies to depression
English actor, writer, TV presenter and musician who tells his life story in One Flew into the Cuckoo's Egg. [more]

24/12/2009: David Trubridge: planes and boats and chairs
Furniture designer based in Hawkes Bay who exhibits and lectures on his work around the world. [more]

24/12/2009: Barbara Anderson : a life in words
Barbara Anderson, Lady Anderson (14 April 1926 – 24 March 2013) was a New Zealand fiction writer who became internationally recognized despite only starting her writing career in her late fifties.  While her writing featured in journals, on radio broadcasts and in magazines, her first published collection wasn’t released until 1989,  Her memoir 'Getting There: An Autobiography' was published in 2008. She wrote numerous novels and short story collections, and many publications have been reprinted due to popular demand.  Barbara Anderson died last weekend aged 86 after a short illness. The interview with Kim hill was recorded in November 2008, at the time she published her memoir. [more]

24/12/2009: Sir Roger Moore : being 007
TV and movie star( The Saint,James Bond ),who was awarded a knighthood for his work for UNICEF [more]

24/12/2009: Margaret Mahy: fantastic life
One of New Zealand's most acclaimed writers; her new book is young adult novel The Magician of Hoad. [more]

24/12/2009: Alan Breslau - phoenix founder
Engineer who spent five years in hospital being treated for burns after an airline crash, then set up a burn support network. [more]

24/12/2009: Joseph Churchward: a life in type
Retired type designer, born and raised in Samoa, who has over 600 original fonts to his name. [more]

24/12/2009: Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tesanovic
American futurist writer and his wife, a Serbian activist and writer, visiting NZ for the Webstock conference [more]

24/12/2009: Paul Callaghan: wool to Weta
Professor of Physical Sciences, Victoria University; author of Wool to Weta: Transforming New Zealand's Culture and Economy. [more]

24/12/2009: Dawn French: fun, fame and farewells
British comedy actress best known for her TV series The Vicar of Dibley, and as half of the duo French and Saunders. [more]

24/12/2009: Philip Temple: mountains and chance
Dunedin-based mountaineer and author of 31 books, whose memoir, Chance is a Fine Thing, has just been published. [more]

24/12/2009: Terence Davies: Liverpool
British film director, whose most recent film, Of Time and the City, is a paean to his hometown of Liverpool. [more]

24/12/2009: Gary Taylor: polyamory
George Matthew Edgar Professor of English, and director of the History of Text Technologies programme at Florida State University. [more]

24/12/2009: James Belich: settler revolution
Research Professor of History at the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies; his new book is Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld, 1783-1939. [more]

24/12/2009: Playing Favourites with Jonathan Owen
Welsh actor who co-produces and stars in the online episodic drama series Svengali, about the manager of a band trying to break into the big time. [more]

24/12/2009: Peter Procter: cows, earth and cosmos
New Zealander who has led a biodynamic farming revolution in India; his story is told in the documentary film One Man, One Cow, One Planet. [more]

24/12/2009: Ruth Reichl: mothering magazines
American food writer and editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine (until it closed unexpectedly in early October), and author of four books of memoirs including Not Becoming My Mother . [more]

26/12/2009: Bub Bridger: a poet's life
Bub Bridger was a poet and short story who died at her home on 8 December 2009, aged 85. She spoke to Kim in 2005. [more]

26/12/2009: Sam Hunt: a poet's life
Sam Hunt has worked for 40 years as a full-time poet. His recently published memoir is Backroads: Charting a Poet's Life. [more]

09/01/2010: Playing Favourites with Chris Knox
Musician, writer and artist Chris Knox suffered a stroke in 2009. In this interview from 2006, he plays some favourite music. [more]

29/01/2010: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: library troves
Kate will discuss books on the children's shelves of the Christchurch City Libraries by authors Franciso X Stork, Richard Peck, Gloria Whelan and Karen Cushman. [more]

30/01/2010: Nina Federoff: genes and food
Molecular biologist who is Science and Technology Adviser to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and to the US Agency for Independent Development. [more]

30/01/2010: Lucien Johnson: Haiti
Multi-instrumentalist and composer who spent three months last year in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, working on a theatre project at the city's cultural centre, destroyed in the recent quake. [more]

30/01/2010: Philip Hoare: whale tales
British writer whose most recent book, Leviathan or, The Whale, won the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction; visiting NZ in March for Writers and Readers Week at the NZ International Arts Festival. [more]

30/01/2010: Playing Favourites with Eddi Reader
Scottish singer Eddi Reader was a member of Fairground Attraction, and has recorded many solo albums; she will perform at this year's WOMAD festival in Taranaki. [more]

30/01/2010: Fariba Hachtroudi: Iran
Iranian-born writer now living in Paris; a critic of the current regime in Iran, she is the French writer in residence at the Randell Cottage in Wellington. [more]

05/02/2010: Liz Marsden: the tino rangatiratanga flag
The tino rangatiratanga flag. [more]

06/02/2010: Hector Busby: waka builder
Hekenukumai (Hec) Busby, MBE, is a master waka carver and master navigator who has carved 26 waka and passed on his knowledge to keen sailors the world over. [more]

06/02/2010: Joe Conrad: waka captain
Joe Conrad is a waka kaihoutou and Nga Waka Federation member of Toi Maori Aotearoa. [more]

06/02/2010: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of emails from listeners to Saturday Morning. [more]

06/02/2010: Sam Kaelin: history student
History student from the Waikato region. [more]

06/02/2010: Andrew McRae: waka launching
Andrew McRae reports from Waitangi on the waka launching. [more]

06/02/2010: Language with Jeanette King
Dr Jeanette King is Senior Lecturer at the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University of Canterbury. She discusses the influence of Maori language on New Zealand English pronunciation. [more]

06/02/2010: Sam Chapman: local hero
Haami (Sam) Tutu Chapman is a youth and community worker based in Otara, Auckland. Earlier this week in the New Zealander of the Year Awards, he won the Local Hero category. [more]

06/02/2010: Keith Anderson: navy bandleader
Lieutenant Commander Keith Anderson is director of music for the Band of the Royal New Zealand Navy. [more]

06/02/2010: Mike Pannett: policing Waitangi
Detective Superintendent Michael Pannett has been in the police force for 29 years and has policed Waitangi Day commemorations for 25 years. In 2009 he was appointed manager of intelligence, operations, at police national headquarters, and was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit at this year's New Year's honours. [more]

06/02/2010: Daniel Morrison: anthems
Daniel Morrison is a quantity surveyor and opera singer. [more]

06/02/2010: Pita Paraone: Waitangi National Trust
Pita Paraone, MNZM, is the chair of the Waitangi Trust Board. [more]

13/02/2010: Sefton Darby - Extractive transparency
International development consultant whose work focuses on transparency and anti-corruption in the oil and mining sector. [more]

13/02/2010: Peter Brook - Theatre and tolerance
Innovative director of stage and screen, his new production, '11 and 12', will play at the 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival. [more]

13/02/2010: Robert Connolly - Balibo
Filmmaker whose latest feature, Balibo, is set during the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975. [more]

13/02/2010: Amanda Wright - festival wrangling
Co-director of the biannual summer music festival Splore, in Auckland. [more]

13/02/2010: Playing favourites with Nick Bollinger
Musician, producer, broadcaster and music writer discusses his latest book 100 Essential New Zealand Albums. [more]

13/02/2010: Mark Pesce - future gaze
Inventor, writer, educator and futurist who is speaking at Webstock 2010. [more]

13/02/2010: Maths with Gavin Martin - Fractals
Professor in Pure Mathematics at Massey University discussing fractals and the geometry of nature. [more]

20/02/2010: Adrian Raeside: Winter Olympics
New Zealand cartoonist who lives in Whistler, Canada, looking at what's going on behind the news at the Olympics. [more]

20/02/2010: Dr Peter Gill: forensic DNA
International expert in forensic DNA profiling, who chairs the International Society Of Forensic Genetics DNA Commission. [more]

20/02/2010: James Crampton: fossil hunting
Geologist who heads the GNS Science Programme, Global Change Through Time, and co-author of The Kiwi Fossil Hunter's Handbook. [more]

20/02/2010: Kate's Klassic: Franny and Zooey
Kate Camp discusses Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, originally published as short stories in The New Yorker, then as a collated book. [more]

20/02/2010: Playing Favourites with Hone Kouka
Playwright, short story writer, poet, children's writer, actor and director, his production of He Reo Aroha will play at the 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival. [more]

20/02/2010: Saturday Morning feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of texts and emails from listeners to Saturday Morning. [more]

20/02/2010: Ian Dunbar: disciplining dogs
Veterinarian, animal behavourist, dog trainer, and writer, whose research in hierarchical social behaviour and aggression in domestic dogs broke new ground. [more]

20/02/2010: Art with Mary Kisler: interpreting ballet
Mary talks about artists who have created works in response to ballet, including a contemporary work by Sriwhana Spong. [more]

27/02/2010: Ken Auletta: Google
Writer for the New Yorker, and author of Googled: The End of the World As We Know It. [more]

27/02/2010: Jack Heinemann: GM, agriculture and food
Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Director of the Centre for Integrated Research of Biosafety at the University of Canterbury. [more]

27/02/2010: John Van Maanen: how communities work
Organisational theorist and visiting Hood Fellow at the University of Auckland, who researches the ethnography of occupational groups by living with them. [more]

27/02/2010: Barbara Sumner Burstyn: a family's life
Independent low-budget filmmaker. Her latest film, This Way of Life, received a prestigious Jury prize at the recent Berlin Film Festival. [more]

27/02/2010: Dean Wareham: playing to Warhol
New York-based NZ musician bringing the film/live music performance, 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, to the New Zealand International Arts Festival. [more]

27/02/2010: Feedback
Kim reads emails and text messages from listeners. [more]

27/02/2010: Margo Lanagan: dark fiction for young readers
Australian writer of young adult fiction whose books include a trilogy of short story collections and the novel Tender Morsels. [more]

06/03/2010: Richard Blaikie: seeing small
Director of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, and Professor of Microelectronics and Nanofabrication at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury. [more]

06/03/2010: Peter Hallward: Haiti
Professor of Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University, editor of the journal Radical Philosophy, and author of Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment. [more]

06/03/2010: Sir Christopher Frayling: arts evangelism
Historian and broadcaster who has chaired the Arts Council of England, the British Design Council and the Royal Mint Advisory Council, and world expert on the spaghetti western. [more]

06/03/2010: Daniel Fallshaw: stolen children
Australian documentary filmmaker whose latest film, Stolen, about slavery in North Africa, is screening at the Documentary Edge Festival 2010. [more]

06/03/2010: Feedback
Kim reads emails and text messages from listeners. [more]

06/03/2010: Playing Favourites with Don McGlashan
New Zealand musical performer, recording artist, film composer and producer, who is appearing at the New Zealand International Arts and WOMAD. [more]

06/03/2010: Geoff Dyer: creative non-fiction
Novelist and writer of creative non-fiction who is a guest at Writers and Readers week during the New Zealand International Arts Festival. [more]

06/03/2010: Elaine Dyer: Children's Day
Co-organiser for the Toddler Day Out and Great Parenting Fair at the Trusts Stadium in Henderson on Sunday 7 March, part of the nationwide celebrations for National Children's Day. [more]

13/03/2010: Dr John Sentamu: Archbishop of York
The second most senior Anglican leader in the Church of England, and its first black archbishop. He is visiting New Zealand for the consecration of a cathedral in New Plymouth. [more]

13/03/2010: Zandra Rhodes: fashion
British fashion designer who emerged during the London punk era, visiting New Zealand as guest designer at iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2010. [more]

13/03/2010: Bob Buckley: superconductivity
Manager of the High Temperature Superconducting programme at Industrial Research Limited, and joint winner of the inaugural Prime Minister's Science Prize. [more]

13/03/2010: Catherine Healey: debating decriminalisation
National Co-ordinator of the NZ Prostitutes Collective who was part of the winning team for the debate on the decriminalisation of prostitution at the Oxford Union in Britain. [more]

13/03/2010: Neil Gaiman: gods and graphics
Prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama who is visiting Wellington for Writers and Readers week at the NZ International Arts Festival. [more]

13/03/2010: Amanda Palmer: punk cabaret
American musician, artist, writer and political activist visiting New Zealand for solo performances in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland. [more]

13/03/2010: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads selected emails and text messages from listeners to Saturday morning. [more]

13/03/2010: Language with Jen Hay: ordering names
Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, on how we order names. [more]

19/03/2010: Playing favourites with Chris Parry
Chris drummed for the Fourmyula in the 60's and went on to help launch the careers of the Jam, the Cure and other bands. [more]

20/03/2010: Daryl Copeland - guerilla diplomacy
Daryl Copeland is an analyst, writer and educator on international policy, global issues, diplomacy and public management. He is research fellow at the University of Southern California's Centre on Public Diplomacy and senior fellow at the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies. [more]

20/03/2010: Peter Sutton
Australian social anthropologist and linguist. Dr Sutton is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum. [more]

20/03/2010: Chris Chitty
Chris Chitty is Technician and Senior Tutor at the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University Albany. [more]

20/03/2010: Bobo Pani
Sardinian-born choreographer is currently touring production Good Morning Mr Gershwin. [more]

20/03/2010: Lyle Lovett
Texan musician, Lyle Lovett is soon to perform on these shores. [more]

20/03/2010: Frisky and Mannish
Also known as Laura Corcoran and Matthew Jones. Two talented performers from the UK, performing at this years International Arts Festival. [more]

20/03/2010: Hadyn Green
Sports blogger Hydan Green talks cricket, football and the Mexican wave. [more]

26/03/2010: C.K. Stead: short story success
New Zealand writer whose short story, Last Season's Man, has won the inaugural Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. [more]

27/03/2010: Martin Lord Rees: science and society
English cosmologist and astrophysicist who has been Astronomer Royal since 1995 and President of the Royal Society since 2005. [more]

27/03/2010: Lloyd Jones: a library for Bouganville
Author of the prize-winning Mister Pip, and chair of the Bouganville Library Trust which has been set up to work with local people in Bouganville to build, stock and fundraise for a community library. [more]

27/03/2010: Dee Boersma: penguin survival
Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science at the University of Washington whose research over the past 27 years on Magellanic penguins in the South Atlantic has led to her being described as"the Jane Goodall of penguins". [more]

27/03/2010: Kate's Klassic: Virgil's Aeneid
Kate Camp discusses The Aenbeid by the Roman poet Virgil, translated and with an introduction by David West. [more]

27/03/2010: Dr John: talking 'bout Louisiana
Singer and pianist who has been a key figure in New Orleans rhythm and blues since the 1950s. His most recent album, City that Care Forgot, deals with various aspects of post-Katrina New Orleans, and he and his band the Lower 911 play three concerts in NZ in April. [more]

27/03/2010: Dame Malvina Major: a life in song
New Zealand singer who maintains an active international career, and is Professor of Voice at the University of Canterbury. Her show, My Life in Song, travels to a number of South Island centres in April. [more]

27/03/2010: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of emails and texts from listeners to Saturday Morning. [more]

27/03/2010: Bee Dawson: gardening in NZ
Social historian whose new book is A History of Gardening in New Zealand. [more]

03/04/2010: Bryan Bruce : who killed Jesus?
Presenter and producer of TV show The Investigator, and author of new book, Jesus : the Cold Case. [more]

03/04/2010: Norbert Hoeller : biomimicry
Director of BioDream Machine, a California non-profit organization with the mission to bring the benefits of bio-inspired design to public and private education in the United States. [more]

03/04/2010: Barbara Ehrenreich : the cult of cheerfulness
Journalist and author whose new book, Smile or Die, was conceived when she became ill with breast cancer, and explores the tyranny of positive thinking. [more]

03/04/2010: Art with Mary Kisler : triennial risk-taking
Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery, discussing the 4th Auckland Triennial : Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon. [more]

03/04/2010: Playing Favorites with Paterson Riley
Founder of the rock 'n' roll jewellery business, The Great Frog, in Carnaby Street in the early 1970s. [more]

03/04/2010: Angela Lassig : 30 years of NZ fashion
Former Senior Curator of History at Te Papa, and author of a new illustrated book that profiles 25 contemporary New Zealand designers. [more]

03/04/2010: Bill Barton : maths and the pleasure principle
Associate Head of the Mathematics Department at Auckland University, President of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, and coordinator of the Klein Project to illuminate the mathematics sciences for secondary school teachers worldwide. [more]

09/04/2010: Johnathan Moses: war crimes
Judge at the District Court in Manukau who spent nearly eight years in Tanzania helping prosecute crimes against humanity, and war crimes committed in Rwanda. [more]

09/04/2010: Neil Cross: criminals and spies
Suspense novelist (Burial, Captured) and screenwriter (Spooks, Luther). [more]

10/04/2010: Alexander Cockburn: Obama and the U.S.
Political Journalist and co-editor of political newsletter CounterPunch. [more]

10/04/2010: Ray Avery: medical solutions
Scientist, social entrepreneur and 2010 New Zealander of the Year award for his medical inventions which have helped millions in the developing worlds. [more]

10/04/2010: Language with Jen Hay: kiwis and kangaroos
Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury talking about how stuffed toys can alter the way people speak. [more]

10/04/2010: Playing Favourites with Stephanie Bennett
Documentary Filmmaker whose musical subjects have included Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, The Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers and The Beatles. [more]

10/04/2010: Barry Thomas: films and alcohol
Artist and filmmaker making a series of short films with around 60 young people about their experience of the impact of alcohol in their lives. [more]

17/04/2010: Kitty Kelley: Oprah
Investigative journalist and author of many unauthorised biographies (Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, the Bush family). Her latest subject is Oprah Winfrey. [more]

17/04/2010: Natasha Walter: sexism and feminism
Writer, broadcaster and campaigner whose new book, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, recasts some of the issues raised in her 1998 book, The New Feminism. [more]

17/04/2010: Tommy Tiernan: comedy of controversy
Irish comedian who is second only to U2 for live ticket sales in Ireland, and holds the Guiness World Record for the longest stand-up comedy show by an individual. [more]

17/04/2010: Playing Favourites with Karen Hunter
Singer-songwriter who teaches popular music at the University of Auckland and is taking her new Scrapyard Cabaret show to the ERUPT Festival in Taupo. [more]

17/04/2010: Colm Toibin: Irish stories
Irish novelist, critic, short story and non-fiction writer who will be a guest at the 2010 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival in May. [more]

17/04/2010: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses three new young adult fiction titles. [more]

17/04/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

24/04/2010: Mark Urban: the SAS in Iraq
British journalist who covered the Iraq campaign from start to finish, and is the author of Task Force Black: the Explosive True Story of the SAS and the Secret War in Iraq. [more]

24/04/2010: Bob Rigg: nuclear disarmament
Chair of the Disarmament Challenges panel at the international disarmament conference, Nuclear Energy for All, Nuclear Weapons for None, held in Tehran from 17-18 April. [more]

24/04/2010: Sheena Iyengar: choice
Professor Sheena Iyengar is a world expert on choice, and the author of The Art of Choosing. [more]

24/04/2010: Kate's Klassic: Eugene Onegin
Kate Camp discusses Eugene Onegin, the 1833 novel in verse by Russian writer Alexander Pushkin. [more]

24/04/2010: Christine Vachon: indie filmmaking
Independent film producer whose Killer Films company has produced Boys Don't Cry, Happiness, Infamous, Far From Heaven, One Hour Photo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, I Shot Andy Warhol and many others. [more]

24/04/2010: Mark Seabrook-Davison: conserving biodiversity
PhD graduate whose thesis makes a case for nationally coordinated legislation to protect the country's native plants, fish, birds, insects and mammals listed as threatened with extinction. [more]

24/04/2010: Julian Clary: camping out
Comedian, novelist and television host visiting here with his Lord of the Mince show at the 2010 NZ International Comedy Festival. [more]

24/04/2010: Ashley Ekins: ANZAC writings
Head of the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra who contributed the introduction to the third edition of The ANZAC Book, originally published in 1916. [more]

01/05/2010: Antony Loewenstein: Israel and blogging
Journalist and author who co-founded Independent Australian Jewish Voices and the author of The Blogging Revolution and My Israel Question. [more]

01/05/2010: Charlotte Madison: flying Apaches
Britain's first female Apache helicopter gunship pilot, who served three tours in Afghanistan. She tells her story in the memoir Dressed to Kill. [more]

01/05/2010: Wil Anderson: dissecting ads
Comedian, author and columnist who has been appearing at the NZ International Comedy Festival, and hosts the ABC TV series about advertising, The Gruen Transfer. [more]

01/05/2010: Playing Favourites with Helen Medlyn
Jazz chanteuse, dancer, actress, musical theatre performer, caberet entertainer whose latest role is Marcellina in the Nz opera production of The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart. [more]

01/05/2010: Robert Oliver: Pacific Cooking
NZ-born, Fiji-raised chef who has run restarants around the globe, and travelled to many Pacific islands to research his book Me'a Kai: the Food and Flavours of the South Pacific. [more]

01/05/2010: Jeffrey Mogil: men, women and pain
Professor of Pain Studies at McGill University in Canada who is a keynote speaker at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in Christchurch. [more]

01/05/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

07/05/2010: Fiona Pardington: snapping busts
Leading New Zealand photographer with shows in Wellington, Auckland and Sydney of photographs of head-and-shoulder busts [more]

07/05/2010: Playing Favourites with Rhian Sheehan
New Zealand musician whose work has appeared on TV programming and commercials, movie trailers, short films and planetarium shows; he has a new show based on his new album, Standing in Silence [more]

08/05/2010: John Freeman: ruled by email
Editor of Granta magazine and guest at the 2010 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.His first book is Shrinking the World: the 4,000-Year Story of how Email Came to Rule our Lives. [more]

08/05/2010: Julian Glover: UK elections
Chief leader writer for The Guardian newspaper since 2006 [more]

08/05/2010: Language with Jen Hay
Director of the New Zealand Institute of Language,Brain and Behaviour, discussing multimodel speech perception. [more]

08/05/2010: John Kay: obliquity
British economist and columnist for the Financial Times; his latest book is Obliquity:How Our Goals Are Best Pursued Indirectly [more]

08/05/2010: Philip Pullman: Jesus and Christ
British author best known for His Dark Materials triogly, whose latest book is The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ [more]

08/05/2010: Emails
Kim reads listeners emails [more]

15/05/2010: Adrian Woolridge: faith and globalisation
Management editor for The Economist, and co-author of God is Back: How the Global Rise of Faith is Changing the World. [more]

15/05/2010: Julien Smith: social media
Author, consultant, and speaker who has been involved in online communities for over 15 years, and was one of the first people on the web to use podcasting. [more]

15/05/2010: Thomas Keneally: Australia
Australian novelist (Schindler's Ark) whose most recent work is the first in a three-volume history series, Australians: Origins to Eureka. [more]

15/05/2010: Art with Mary Kisler
Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, discussing the work of artists Richard Bell and Tom Wilkinson at the 4th Auckland Triennial. [more]

15/05/2010: Playing Favourites with Charlie Higson
Pop singer, TV programme creator (The Fast Show), and author of adult thrillers, the Young Bond series and new youth vs zombies series, The Enemy. [more]

15/05/2010: John Carey: William Golding
Professor of English at Oxford University, critic, reviewer, broadcaster, Booker judge and the author of many books, including the biography William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies. [more]

15/05/2010: Rick Gekoski: bibliomemoirist
Rare books dealer in modern English, Irish and American literature, chair of the judges for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, and author of Outside of a Dog: a Bibliomemoir. [more]

21/05/2010: Paul Offit: vaccination
Infectious diseases specialist and expert on vaccines, immunology and virology. He's the author of Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine and the Search for a Cure. [more]

22/05/2010: Tom Henderson: shelterboxes
Former Royal Navy search and rescue diver who created the ShelterBox, described by the Red Cross as the best form of primary aid for disaster victims seen in decades. [more]

22/05/2010: Christopher Hitchens: contrarian
Writer for Vanity Fair, Slate, The Atlantic Monthly and many other publications who has just published Hitch-22: A Memoir. [more]

22/05/2010: Playing Finns with Jeff Apter
Former music editor at Australian Rolling Stone magazine and author of a number of biographies including new book Together Alone: The Story of the Finn Brothers. [more]

22/05/2010: Sarah Adams: sweet life
Granddaughter of Ernest Adams who worked her way up through the family firm and relaunched Queen Anne Chocolates in 1998. [more]

22/05/2010: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses Fearless by Tim Lott, Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson and The Death-Defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean. [more]

22/05/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

28/05/2010: Ian McKellen: good to Godot
British stage and screen actor (Gandalf in Lord of the Rings), currently on tour with a production of Samuel Beckett's play, Waiting for Godot, visiting NZ in June and July. [more]

29/05/2010: Hamish Keith: oil and Lanterns in New Orleans
Writer, blogger, art curator and consultant, and self-styled cultural curmudgeon columnist for the Listener magazine, currently visiting New Orleans. [more]

29/05/2010: Susan Horwitz: developing cancer drugs
Member of the National Academy of Sciences and former president of the American Association for Cancer Research; her work played a vital role in the development of a multi-billion-dollar anti-tumor drug. [more]

29/05/2010: Kate's Klassic: Around the World in 80 Days
Kate Camp discusses the 1873 novel Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, translated by Michael Glencross. [more]

29/05/2010: Playing Favourites with William Taylor
Former teacher, principal and mayor, who has written more than 35 books for young people and a memoir, Telling Tales: a Life in Writing. [more]

29/05/2010: Salman Akhtar: animals, space, time, God
Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia, author of many non-fiction books and six volumes of poetry in English and Urdu. [more]

04/06/2010: Neil McKay - dyslexia and autism
One of the world's foremost thinkers on dyslexia and creator of Britain's Dyslexia Friendly Schools concept, visiting NZ to present workshops to teachers and meet with the Ministry of Education with representatives from Autism New Zealand and the Dyslexia Foundation. [more]

05/06/2010: Sophie Howard - transmuting sludge
General Manager of the Commercialisation team at Viclink, and manager of the development of the Wetox wet air oxidation clean technology project, converting liquid organic sludge into usable by-products. [more]

05/06/2010: Michael Shapiro - Cornelius Ryan
Contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, and teacher at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, discussing how the 1959 book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan marked the beginning of journalism as literature. [more]

05/06/2010: Tatiana Novaes Coelho - choreology
Brazilian choreologist in New Zealand to oversee the dance notation for Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman's ballet of Bizet's Carmen for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. [more]

05/06/2010: Playing Favourites - Maryrose Crook
Musician in South Island group The Renderers and painter since the mid-1990s, returned from time in Berlin and Beijing for a new exhibition, Inland Sea. [more]

05/06/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

05/06/2010: Sylvie Haisman - the wreck of the Strathmore
Writer and performer, whose new creative non-fiction book, This Barren Rock, tells the story of the 1875 wreck of the Strathmore, survived by her great-great-great-grandmother. [more]

05/06/2010: Children's books with Kate de Goldi
Kate De Goldi discusses two books by Doug Cooney (The Beloved, and I Know Who Likes You), and one by Kathi Appelt (The Underneath). [more]

11/06/2010: Anthony Bourdain: 'Most chefs are kind of lost boys or [lost] women'
American chef, author and TV presenter Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018) spoke to Kim Hill back in 2010 after the publication of Medium Raw, the sequel to his best-selling memoir Kitchen Confidential. [more]

12/06/2010: Alex Bellos: numbers and football
English writer and broadcaster, who has written two books about football, and a new book about mathematics: Alex's Adventures in Numberland. [more]

12/06/2010: Roz Savage: crossing the Pacific
British environmentalist who rowed solo across the Atlantic, and is the first woman to row solo across the Pacific Ocean. Last Friday she finished the final leg of the three-stage journey, designed to raise awareness about climate change and plastic debris polluting the ocean. [more]

12/06/2010: Ted Kaptchuk: the placebo effect
Oriental Doctor of Medicine and Associate Professor at the Harvard Medical School, where he researches the placebo effect. [more]

12/06/2010: Language with Jen Hay
Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, and director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour, discussing how metaphors relating to spatial movement can manifest bodily. [more]

12/06/2010: Wanda Jackson: rocking on
Oklahoma-based singer and guitarist, known since the 1950s as the Queen of Rock-a-billy. She has just recorded a new album with producer Jack White, and will play shows in Wellington and Auckland later this month. [more]

12/06/2010: Fiona Jack: memorial halls
Lecturer at the Elam School of Fine Arts, and the Govett-Brewster New Zealand Artist in Residence, whose latest exhibition is an archival project on memorial halls throughout New Zealand. [more]

12/06/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

19/06/2010: Tim de Lisle: how sport got so big
Editor of British quarterly magazine Intelligent Life and rock critic at The Mail on Sunday, talking about the growth of sport in business and media around the world. [more]

19/06/2010: Tanemahuta Gray: Matariki dance
Dancer and choreographer just back from the Shanghai Expo, who has co-curated the inaugural Kowhiti Matariki Festival of Maori Contemporary Dance at Te Papa. [more]

19/06/2010: Peter Maass: Oil
Contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, and regular contributor to many other magazines, on his new book Crude World: the Violent Twilight of Oil. [more]

19/06/2010: Art with Mary Kisler
Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki discussing work by artists Andrew McLeod and Roger Mortimer. [more]

19/06/2010: Playing Favorites with Greg Fleming
Writer, poet, songwriter, and member of The Trains, with a new retrospective collection featuring his music from 1993-2003. [more]

19/06/2010: Ayaan Hirsi Ali : Islam
Activist and author who was raised in northern Africa, escaped to the Netherlands, and helped found the AHA Foundation to protect and defend women in the West against militant Islam. [more]

19/06/2010: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Receipient of the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers' Fellowship to research and write a book about NZ historian, writer and researcher Susan Price. [more]

26/06/2010: Gillian Armstrong: love, lust, lies
Australian director (My Brilliant Career) whose new documentary is the fifth in a series that has followed three working class Adelaide girls since they were 14 in 1976. [more]

26/06/2010: Gillian Turner: magnetism
Senior Lecturer in Physics and Geophysics at Victoria University, and author of North Pole, South Pole: the Epic Quest to Solve the Great Mystery of Earth's Magnetism. [more]

26/06/2010: Pat Schwass and Anthony Lorigan: breaking cycles
Child advocate for MSD, and worker with the Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project and her son. have confronted the intergenerational brutality in their family and made a new start. [more]

26/06/2010: Lucy Walker: trash art and nukes
British filmmaker whose documentary, Waste Land, examines how art has changed the lives of scavengers at the world's largest landfill in Rio de Janeiro. [more]

26/06/2010: Playing Favourites with Bill Bailey
British comedian, musician and actor currently touring New Zealand. [more]

26/06/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

26/06/2010: Katherine Mowbray: cheesemaking
Craft cheesemaker who has been making cheese for 20 years, and shares her knowledge and love of cheesemaking at courses around New Zealand. [more]

26/06/2010: John Black: acupuncture
Linguistics graduate who has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine since the early 1980s, including over six years study in China, and now practices in Nelson. [more]

02/07/2010: Daniel Ellsberg: most dangerous man
Former marine and military analyst is the subject of new documentary, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, screening at the New Zealand International Film Festival. [more]

03/07/2010: Arturo Arias: Guatemala
Guatemalan novelist and academic whose fiction writing is heavily influenced by Maya culture, discusses the history of his country. [more]

03/07/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads email messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

03/07/2010: Julie Woods: blind dining
A blind motivational coach and speaker, taking part in a Dining in the Dark experience at the New Zealand International Science Festival in Dunedin. [more]

03/07/2010: Father Michael Mahoney: mountainous priest
Parish priest, and member of the first New Zealand expedition to Mount Everest in 1977 who was based in Bahia, Brazil for almost 30 years, before returning home to New Zealand. [more]

03/07/2010: Bobby Crush: Liberace
British pianist, songwriter and actor discusses his upcoming Liberace Live From Heaven soon to tour the country. [more]

03/07/2010: Kate de Goldi: Virginia Hamilton
Discussing the work of black American children's novelist Virginia Hamilton, who came to prominence in the 1970s. [more]

10/07/2010: Grant Morris: oil and heat
New Zealand writer who has been living in New Orleans for nearly 20 years, discussing the aftermath and politics around the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. [more]

10/07/2010: Briar March: rising oceans
Auckland documentary filmmaker whose new film, There Once Was an Island, looks at sea level rises on the remote Pacific island of Takuu, and screens at this year's NZ International Film Festivals. [more]

10/07/2010: Andrew Greensmith: plastic surgery
Cranio-facial surgeon at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery who was part of the team that seperated conjoined twins Trishna and Krishna in 2009. [more]

10/07/2010: Kate's Klassic: To Kill a Mockingbird
Kate Camp will discuss the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbrd by Harper Lee, which celebrates it's 50th anniversary on 11 July. [more]

10/07/2010: Playing Favourites with Philip Fierlinger
Award-winning designer, currently Head of Design at online accounting service provider Xero, whose father Paul directed the 2009 animated film My Dog Tulip, screening at this year's NZ International Film Festivals. [more]

10/07/2010: Jane Smiley: private lives
American writer who received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992, and has just published her thirteenth novel, Private Life. [more]

10/07/2010: Tom McFadden: rapping science
American molecular biologist who communicates scientific concepts to children and senior students through rap. He is a guest at the New Zealand International Science Festival in Dunedin. [more]

10/07/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

17/07/2010: Dan McIlrea: slinky solutions
CEO of specialist connection company Puku Ltd, which has been attempting to get its solution to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico adopted by BP. [more]

17/07/2010: Kinky Friedman: Texas
American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly. [more]

17/07/2010: James Brabazon: mercenaries
British frontline journalist and documentary filmmaker whose book, My Friend the Mercenary, tell the story of the attempt to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea. [more]

17/07/2010: Art with Mary Kisler
Discussing selected works from the exhibition European Masters: Stadel Museum, 19th - 20th Century, at the National Gallery of Victoria. [more]

17/07/2010: Playing Favourites with David Kilgour
Member of seminal Dunedin band The Clean and solo artist, and collaborator with poet Sam Hunt. [more]

17/07/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to Saturday Morning. [more]

17/07/2010: Robyn Hughes: art in prison
New Zealand artist who has been teaching art to inmates at Auckland Prison for the last 17 years, and is the recipient of the Big 'A' Prison Arts Leadership Award 2010. [more]

17/07/2010: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Gary Schmidt
Discussing the works of Gary D. Schmidt, an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels. [more]

24/07/2010: Andy Dennis: Iceland
New Zealand guide for hiking trips in north-east Iceland since 2001, talking about the volcano, politics, and island nations. [more]

24/07/2010: Anthony Gottlieb: voting systems
British writer and historian of ideas who is a visiting scholar at New York University and a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities. [more]

24/07/2010: David Healy: drugs and depression
David Healy is a professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine and Neurology at Cardiff University School of Medicine. For most of his career he has held the view that the use of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can lead to suicide, and has been critical of the influence of pharmaceutical companies and the amount of ghost writing in scientific literature. [more]

24/07/2010: Language with Jen Hay: intensifiers
Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, and director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour, discussing intensifiers. [more]

24/07/2010: Playing Favourites with Mark Simos
American songwriter and professor in the Songwriting Department at the world renowned Berklee College of Music. He is visiting Auckland to present songwriting seminars. [more]

24/07/2010: Feedback
Kim reads Listener's emails. [more]

24/07/2010: Erica Miller: channelling Elvis
Dunedin grandmother about to release her first record, Reconsidered, a collection of songs first performed by Elvis Presley. [more]

24/07/2010: Elizabeth Frood: ancient Egypt
Professor of Egyptology at Oxford University who is about to depart to Egypt for a new project at the Karnak temple complex in Luxor. [more]

31/07/2010: Justice Edwin Cameron: AIDS and South Africa
Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and former judge in the Supreme Court of Appeal, and High Court. [more]

31/07/2010: Joe Randazzo: the Onion
Editor of The Onion, the world's most popular satirical newspaper. [more]

31/07/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

31/07/2010: Kathryn Schulz: wrongology
American journalist and author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. [more]

31/07/2010: Robyn Bargh: Publishing Te Reo
Managing Director of independent New Zealand publishing company, Huia Publishers, whose work includes a Maori language publishing programme. [more]

31/07/2010: Playing favourites with Donna Dean
Auckland musician currently touring the country in support of her new album What Am I Gonna Do? [more]

31/07/2010: Lydia Wevers: Victorian farm fiction
Director of the Stout Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington, and author of Reading on the Farm: Victorian Fiction and the Colonial World. [more]

31/07/2010: Kathy Marks: multiculturalism in Bennelong
Sydney-based Asia-Pacific correspondent for the Independent, and author of Mixing it up in Bennelong: a Recipe for Australian Multiculturalism, in quarterly magazine Griffith Review. [more]

07/08/2010: Simon Singh: alternative medicine and libel
Author, journalist and TV producer, specialising in science and mathematics, who successfully defended a libel action taken against him by the British Chiropractic Association. [more]

07/08/2010: Nesrine Malik: wearing the burqa
Sudanese-born writer and commentator who works in a London-based private equity firm and has become accustomed to wearing an abaya. [more]

07/08/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

07/08/2010: Cindy Gallop: micro-actions
Former chair of a leading New York advertising agency, who left the industry and started IfWeRanTheWorld, a web platform designed to turn good intentions into action. [more]

07/08/2010: Kate's Klassic: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Kate Camp discusses One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by the Russian riter Alexander Solzhenitsyn. [more]

07/08/2010: Playing Favourites with Tracey Collins
Visual artist and designer for performance and drama with a long list of stage and screen credits including new TV ONE series This is NOT My Life. [more]

07/08/2010: Harold Fromm: veganism
University Associate in English at the University of Arizona and author of the 2009 book The Nature of Being Human: From Environmentalism to Consciousness, discussing his recent philosophical article on veganism. [more]

07/08/2010: Scott Bregmen: working with disability
Senior Tutor for WelTec's Community Education and Vocational Learning Skills programme; he has extensive knowledge and experience in working with people with disabilities. [more]

14/08/2010: Fatima Bhutto: Pakistan
Journalist and commentator whose father was killed by the police in 1996 during the premiership of his sister, Benazir Bhutto. [more]

14/08/2010: Rob McBrearty: sponges and cancer
Commercial Manager of Pacific Marine Bioactives, a company that is developing new microtubules to aid scientists in creating the building blocks for a cure for cancer. [more]

14/08/2010: Art with Mary Kisler: local revolutionaries
Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tamaki discussing selected works from the gallery's exhibition, Local Revolutionaries: Art and Change 1965-1986. [more]

14/08/2010: Playing Favourites with Rowan Simpson
Software developer, business person and investor who sold his website flathunt.co.nz for shares in TradeMe and became its third employee. He's now involved in a number of other technology start-ups including Xero, Fishpond, Sonar6 and Vend. [more]

14/08/2010: Peter Whiteford: John Mulgan
Head of the School of English Film, Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington and editor of the republished edition of Report on Experience, the wartime memoir of John Mulgan. [more]

14/08/2010: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Puffins
Kate discusses 70-years of Puffin books. [more]

14/08/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

20/08/2010: Steven Talley on China's Terracotta Warriors
Documentary producer and director who has produced or supervised eleven programmes in China for Dunedin-based NHNZ, most recently, Secrets of the Ghost Army. [more]

21/08/2010: Richard Wiseman: self-help science
Professor of Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and author of 59 Seconds, a self-help guide based on science. [more]

21/08/2010: Andrew Dubber in Finland
Reader in Music Industries Innovation at Birmingham City University - and a lecturer, author, consultant, public speaker, broadcaster and blogger. He's in Helsinki for the 9th Nordic Jazz Conference. [more]

21/08/2010: Christopher Vogler: myths and movies
One of Hollywood's top consultants and author of the 1992 book, The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers. [more]

21/08/2010: Matt Burgess: prediction markets
Economic consultant and Chief Executive of online prediction market iPredict. [more]

21/08/2010: Playing Favourites with Tim Albery
Theatre and opera director who has worked with many of the world's top companies - and is the director of the NZ Opera season of Verdi's Macbeth. [more]

21/08/2010: Jessica Rudd: stranger than chicklit
Brisbane-raised, Beijing-based writer whose novel, Campaign Ruby, includes events similar to those that happened to her father Kevin. [more]

21/08/2010: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

27/08/2010: Val McDermid: crime and journalism
Scottish writer and former journalist who was the 2010 recipient of the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. [more]

28/08/2010: Celia Lashlie: mothers and agencies
Researcher and social justice advocate Celia Lashlie has managed Christchurch Women's Prison. Her new book, The Power of Mothers: Releasing Our Children, looks at offenders, mothers and state agencies. [more]

28/08/2010: Don Eigler: moving atoms
Physicist and IBM Fellow at the IBM Almaden Research Center, California, who was the first person to manipulate individual atoms with atomic-scale precision. [more]

28/08/2010: Jennifer Higdon: popular composition
One of the most successful living composers in America, who was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto, and the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. [more]

28/08/2010: Fernando Peire: The Ivy
Restaurant consultant, and director of The Ivy Restaurant and The Club at The Ivy in London. [more]

28/08/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

28/08/2010: Diana Noonan: gardening for children
Catlins-based author who has written over 100 books for young readers, and co-author of new illustrated guide, The Tui New Zealand Kids Garden. [more]

04/09/2010: Barbara Trapido: sex, Stravinsky and South Africa
British author of seven novels, including the semi-autobiographical Frankie and Stankie, and Sex and Stravinsky. [more]

04/09/2010: Kate's Klassic: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Kate Camp discusses the 1860 gothic novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. [more]

04/09/2010: Richard J. Aldrich: spies and surveillance
Professor of International Security at the University of Warwick whose main research interests lie in the area of intelligence and security communities, and author of 'GCHQ: The Uncensored Story of Britain's Most Secret Intelligence Agency'. [more]

04/09/2010: Judith Binney: Tuhoe revisited
Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Auckland, and author of several books including Encircled Lands: Te Uruwera 1821-1920, awarded the NZ Post Book of the Year 2010. [more]

10/09/2010: Sister Sheila O'Toole: Vietnam nun - Part 1
The most decorated New Zealander in relation to Vietnam, who went to Saigon during the Vietnam War, was held hostage in a POW camp, and was one of the last people to depart from the US Embassy in 1975. [more]

11/09/2010: Tony Blair: Iraq, Gordon Brown and faith
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who now provides strategic advice through Tony Blair Associates, and has just published his memoir, A Journey. [more]

11/09/2010: Sal Khan: YouTube tutor
Founder of the Khan Academy, whose homemade tutorials on YouTube are the most popular educational resource on the web. [more]

11/09/2010: Cath Tizard: reflective dame
Former mayor of Auckland and New Zealand's first woman Governor General, whose memoir, Cat Amongst the Pigeons, is published this month. [more]

11/09/2010: David Michod: fraternal crime
Australian film writer and director, whose debut feature, Animal Kingdom, is a thriller revolving around a Melbourne criminal family. [more]

11/09/2010: Trinity Roots: reunited
Warren Maxwell, Rio Hunuki-Hemopo and Riki Gooch formed the reggae, soul and jazz influenced group TrinityRoots in 1998, and have reuinted after five years to release a CD /DVD package and perform concerts. [more]

11/09/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

11/09/2010: Janice Marriott and Virginia Pawsey: kitchen conversations
Two schoolmates who have written two books of collected letters; the latest, Common Tables, traces their lives through the seasons of their kitchens. [more]

17/09/2010: Sister Sheila O'Toole: Vietnam nun - Part 2
Part two of the interview with New Zealand nun who was in Saigon during the Vietnam War, and is the most decorated New Zealander in relation to Vietnam. [more]

18/09/2010: Baroness Onora O'Neill: trust
Professor of philosophy at the University of Cambridge who is visiting New Zealand to give the inaugural Royal Society Aronui Lecture Series. [more]

18/09/2010: Jason Thomas: Afghanistan elections
Former regional manager for the Central Asia Development Group, implementing a USAID program in south-east Afghanistan. [more]

18/09/2010: Ian Barber: first contact and food
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Otago, who is presenting new evidence on two of New Zealand's most iconic violent first-contact encounters between indigenous people and Europeans. [more]

18/09/2010: Language with Jen Hay
Director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour discussing the production and perception of vowels in New Zealand pop music. [more]

18/09/2010: Dickie Landry: sax, art and swamp-pop
Louisiana saxophonist and pioneer of conceptual art and installations, visiting New Zealand with swamp pop group Lil' Band O' Gold. [more]

18/09/2010: Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

18/09/2010: Lucas Remmerswaal: Buffet for kids
Whangarei investment advisor and author of The Tale of Tortoise Buffett and Trader Hare, a children's book for the iPad, inspired by billionaire Warren Buffett's no- investing principles. [more]

18/09/2010: Carolann Murray: self-sufficiency
Former organic beauty therapist who moved to the country to live a self-sufficient life; a story she recounts in her book, Mastering the Art of Self-sufficiency in New Zealand [more]

25/09/2010: David Lublin: tea party activism
Professor at the School of Public Affairs, American University, in Washington D.C., discussing the rise of the"tea party"movement in the United States. [more]

25/09/2010: Farouk al-Kasim: oil and Norway
Iraqi petroleum geologist who is credited with being instrumental in Norway's success in becoming the world's third leading oil producing country. [more]

25/09/2010: Peter Goldie: acquired tastes
Samuel Hall Chair in Philosophy at the University of Manchester, who turned to philosophy in 1990 after a 25-year business career in the City of London. [more]

25/09/2010: Mary Kisler: children in Dutch art
Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, discussing images of children in Dutch art. [more]

25/09/2010: Playing Favourites with Charley Gray
Founder of Auckland's Island of Real Cafe, The Last and First Cafe, Charley Gray's Pictures at the Capitol Cinema, and manager of Th' Dudes. [more]

25/09/2010: Dwight Rhoden: New York dance
Choreographer and joint artistic director of New York contemporary ballet company Complexions. [more]

25/09/2010: Food with Annabel Langbein
Cook and author, whose TV series filmed in Central Otago, and complementary book, are both called The Free Range Cook. [more]

25/09/2010: Fashion with Laurie Foon
Founder of fashion company Starfish, which opened the tenth New Zealand Fashion Week with the first ever eco-show. [more]

25/09/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

30/09/2010: Cycling team may be medals prospect for Delhi Games
To the Games itself now where the New Zealand cycling team is hoping to bring home medals. [more]

02/10/2010: Richard Wolff: unions in Europe
Professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts and author of Capitalism Hits the Fan, discussing union activity in Europe. [more]

02/10/2010: Cordelia Fine: gender and discrimination
Psychologist and author of Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference. [more]

02/10/2010: Jesse Conklin: godwits
Ecologist at Massey University who spent two years studying godwits in the Alaskan tundra and is observing birds tagged with geo-locators that have returned to the Manawatu River Estuary. [more]

02/10/2010: Kate's Klassic: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Kate Camp discusses the 1897 novel The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells. [more]

02/10/2010: Playing Favourites with Mike Nock and Norman Meehan
New Zealand jazz pianists and composers: Norman is also author of Serious Fun: the Life and Music of Mike Nock. [more]

02/10/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

02/10/2010: Dean Poole: design
Creative director of Alt Group, and recipient of the John Britten Award for the person who has contributed most to NZ design on the national and international stage, at the Best Design Awards 2010. [more]

02/10/2010: John Saker: pinot noir
Freelance writer and author of the 2005 book, How to Drink a Glass of Wine, and new title, Pinot Noir: the New Zealand Story. [more]

08/10/2010: Gin Wigmore
New Zealand singer-songwriter who won four awards at the NZ Music Awards, and is about to embark on a national tour. [more]

09/10/2010: Bhupendra Chaubey: India
Television journalist based in Delhi as National Bureau Chief for CNN IBN. [more]

09/10/2010: Carolyn King: small mustelids
International authority on all stoats, weasels and ferrets, and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement at the Hamilton Science Excellence Awards. [more]

09/10/2010: Joy Cowley: navigating words
Author of more than 600 titles for children and adults; she tells her own story in Navigation: a Memoir. [more]

09/10/2010: Playing Favourites with Chris Bourke
Writer, journalist, editor, music historian and radio producer whose new book is Blue Smoke: The Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music, 1918-1964. [more]

09/10/2010: Karen Dawn: advocating for animals
Founder of the animal advocacy group DawnWatch.com, and author of Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals. [more]

09/10/2010: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: four new picture books
Kate discusses 'Hill and Hole', 'Mirror', 'Eric', and 'It's a Book'. [more]

16/10/2010: Doug Saunders: arrival cities
European Bureau Chief for The Globe and Mail, and author of Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History is Reshaping Our World. [more]

16/10/2010: Anton Garland: designing cars
One of nine applicants worldwide accepted into the 2011 Masters Class in Transportation Design at the Umea Institute of Design in Sweden. [more]

16/10/2010: Tim Flannery: arguing hope
Professor in the division of Environmental and Life Sciences at Macquarie University, and chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council, talking about his new book, 'Here on Earth: an Argument for Hope'. [more]

16/10/2010: Language with Jen Hay: vowels
Director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour, discussing New Zealand vowel sounds. [more]

16/10/2010: Playing Favourites with Jane Ussher
Leading New Zealand photographer whose new book, Still Life, documents the Antarctic huts of Scott and Shackleton. [more]

16/10/2010: Gordon Glass: global parliament
Global leadership guru on his campaign for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly by 2020. [more]

16/10/2010: Geoff Blackwell: Nelson Mandela
Director of the publishing company PQ Blackwell; its latest book is Conversations with Myself, by Nelson Mandela. [more]

16/10/2010: Jack Yan: politics, fashion and the Internet
Founder of online and print fashion magazine Lucire, director of international brand strategy agency Jack Yan and; Associates, and board member of the think tank, Medinge Group. [more]

22/10/2010: Dudley Benson: music of the birds
Composer and singer whose second album, Forest: Songs by Hirini Melbourne, is a reworking of waiata by the renowned Maori musician. [more]

23/10/2010: Stephen Fookes: wool renaissance
Chair of the National Council of New Zealand Wool Interests, and recently returned from Wool Week in London. [more]

23/10/2010: Peter Donelan: Benoit Mandlebrot
Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, talks about Benoit Mandlebrot and fractal geometry. [more]

23/10/2010: Mary Kisler: angels and aristocrats
Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and author of Angels and Aristocrats: Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections. [more]

23/10/2010: Tanya Jade: farewelling Misery
Auckland artist best known as"Misery", who will leave behind that persona before departing to the border of Burma and Thailand as part of the Little Lotus Project. [more]

23/10/2010: Janet Frame-Cutmore: family relations
Daughter of George Frame, brother of New Zealand writer Janet Frame; she spoke at the Autism NZ conference in September. [more]

23/10/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

23/10/2010: Patrick Evans: gifted writers
English literature Professor at the University of Canterbury whose third novel, Gifted, imagines the 1955 relationship between Janet Frame and Frank Sargeson. [more]

23/10/2010: Ruth Pretty: hospitality in Shanghai
Wellington caterer returned recently from setting up the VIP Hospitality suite at the New Zealand Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo in China. [more]

30/10/2010: Andrew Fraser: cocaine, cops, corruption
Melbourne criminal lawyer who was sentenced to seven years imprisonment on a cocaine charge, and has since written three books about his prison experiences and police corruption. [more]

30/10/2010: Grant Morris: California cannabis
New Zealand writer and webcaster discussing California's Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010. [more]

30/10/2010: Tim Winter: Britain's most influential Muslim
British Muslim researcher, writer, columnist and teacher, who is also known as Shaikh Abdal-Hakim Murad, and regarded as one of the world's leading Islamic scholars. [more]

30/10/2010: Kate's Klassic: Candide
Kate Camp discusses the 1759 satire, Candide, or Optimism, by the French philosopher Voltaire. [more]

30/10/2010: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of texts and emails from listeners to Saturday Morning. [more]

30/10/2010: Playing Favourites with Peter Quinn
Photojournalist and author of the new book, New Zealanders in Focus: the Documentary Photography of Peter James Quinn. [more]

30/10/2010: David Suzuki: a sustainable future
Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist, who will visit New Zealand for talks based on his new book, The Legacy: An Elder's Vision for a Sustainable Future. [more]

06/11/2010: Steve Price: warriors and bulldogs
Australian footballer who played for the New Zealand Warriors and Sydney's Canterbury Bulldogs in the National Rugby League until retiring in June after a heel injury. [more]

06/11/2010: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

06/11/2010: Alan Webber: better business
US author, business editor and design thinker who launched Fast Company magazine in 1995, and has authored several books including Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning in Business. [more]

06/11/2010: Reva Singh: wine in India
Publisher and editor of Sommelier India, the country's first and only magazine dedicated to wine and wine lovers. [more]

05/11/2010: Playing favourites with Kevin Milne
Retired host of television consumer affairs programme Fair Go, and author of the memoir The Life and Times of a Brown Paper Bag. [more]

06/11/2010: Alex Monteith: surf, planes and art
Artist and surfing champion, whose large-scale video installation, Accelerated Geographies, is currently showing at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. [more]

06/11/2010: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Tim Bowler
Kate discusses the work of British author Tim Bowler, including Midget, River Boy, Shadows, Storm Catchers, and new eight-part series Blade. [more]

12/11/2010: Robin Maconie: musicologia
New Zealand composer, pianist and writer, and world expert on the composer Stockhausen, and the science and acoustics of music. [more]

13/11/2010: Emma Larkin: Burma
Journalist who has been visiting Burma under a pseudonym for close to 15 years, and author of Everything is Broken: The Untold Story of Disaster Under Burma's Military Regime. [more]

13/11/2010: John Battle: faith, prisons and the Big Society
Former British Labour MP for Leeds West, and Tony Blair's envoy to the faith communities (2001-2007). [more]

13/11/2010: Redmer Yska - NZ Truth
Wellington writer and historian who began his career as a reporter for NZ Truth, and has written a history of the pioneering tabloid newspaper, Truth: the Rise and Fall of the People's Paper. [more]

13/11/2010: Rutherford Medal winner Warren Tate
Internationally renowned molecular biologist who has been awarded New Zealand's top science and technology honour, the Rutherford Medal. [more]

13/11/2010: Julie Anne Genter: parking management
Transportation planning consultant, who has assisted numerous cities in New Zealand and Australia to develop strategic parking strategies [more]

13/11/2010: Kristine Tompkins: Patagonia
Former CEO of California outdoor clothing company Patagonia, and founder of Conservacion Patagonica, a trust focused on conserving land within the Patagonia region of South America [more]

13/11/2010: Michael Bennett: Matariki and marathons
Screenwriter, script consultant, script doctor, and marathon runner whose debut feature film as director, Matariki, is released this coming week. [more]

20/11/2010: Joel Salatin: influential farming
Owner of the pasture-based Polyface Farm in Virginia, USA, who is visiting Havelock North to present a two-day workshop, Making the Family Farm Hum. [more]

20/11/2010: John Howard: running Australia
Australian politician who spent 11 years as Prime Minister, and tells his story in Lazarus Rising: A Personal and Political Autobiography. [more]

20/11/2010: Playing Favourites with Fane Flaws
Musician, author, animator, artist, and designer, who is currently preparing the debut album for The Living Hamsters and has just been inducted into the Massey Design Wall of Fame. [more]

20/11/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

20/11/2010: Ian Mune: acting up
One of the most important figures in the last 50 years of New Zealand theatre, television and film, who tells his story in Ian Mune: An Autobiography. [more]

20/11/2010: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Allen Say
Kate De Goldi discusses the work of Japanese-American picture book artist and author Allen Say. [more]

27/11/2010: Caldwell Esselstyn: Plant Based Diet
Surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and author of 'Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease', on how oil, dairy and meat exacerbate the thickening of the walls of arteries, triggering heart disease. [more]

27/11/2010: Andrew Coy: Magnetic Research
Physicist and CEO of New Zealand technology company Magritek, and awarded the 2010 Prime Minister's prize for research into magnetic resonance. [more]

27/11/2010: Art with Mary Kisler: Ron Mueck
Discussing the exhibition by sculptor Ron Mueck at the Christchurch Art Gallery, running until 23 January 2011. [more]

27/11/2010: Playing Favourites with Ian Gwynne Robson
Doctor at Te Omanga Hospice and organiser of Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Wellington Hospices Concert, taking place at the Opera House in Wellington on 28 November. [more]

27/11/2010: Dan Nocera: the future of energy
On the development of inexpensive catalyst materials that can be used to produce hydrogen fuel using only water and sunlight. [more]

27/11/2010: Will Martin: tenor star
New Zealand-born singer, touring whose contemporary take on classical music made him the youngest tenor to debut at Number One in the UK Classics Charts. [more]

27/11/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

04/12/2010: Ton-Nu-Thi Ninh: Vietnam
President of the Founding Committee at Tri Viet International University, and one of the public figures identified most with the interests of young people in Vietnam. [more]

04/12/2010: Edmund Weiner: the OED online
Deputy editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, the authoritative recorder of the language since 1884, which has just re-launched online. [more]

04/12/2010: Suzy van der Kwast: cafe pioneer
Dutch migrant who opened Suzy's Coffee Lounge in Wellington in 1964. [more]

04/12/2010: Hamish Spencer: cousin marriage
Professor of zoology at the University of Otago, discussing cousins and marriage. [more]

04/12/2010: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of emails and texts from listeners to Saturday Morning. [more]

04/12/2010: Don Letts: punk and reggae
Musician, DJ, writer, broadcaster and film maker credited with introducing reggae music to the 1970s London punk scene, who will perform at WOMAD Taranaki in 2011. [more]

04/12/2010: Debra Granik: movies and meth
American independent film maker Debra Granik, whose acclaimed second feature, Winter's Bone, is set around the rural methamphetamine subculture. [more]

04/12/2010: Fritz Eisenhofer: dome home
Architect responsible for many Wellington landmarks, whose Kapiti Coast dome home features in a new book about NZ architects' houses. [more]

11/12/2010: James E Young: memory and memorials
Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, whose work extends to examining the symbolism of memorial structures. [more]

11/12/2010: Pat White: memory and longing
Poet, essayist and artist whose new memoir, How the Land Lies, has just been published; he's now working a biography of West Coaster Peter Hooper [more]

11/12/2010: Sean Egan: Coronation Street
British writer specialising in popular culture; his latest book is 50 Years of Coronation Street: the (Very) Unofficial Story. [more]

11/12/2010: Language with Jen Hay
Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour, and recent recipient of a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. [more]

11/12/2010: Playing Favourites with Makerita Urale
Playwright, producer and documentary director, recently returned from a Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency in Hawaii. [more]

11/12/2010: Keith Bulfin: undercover in Mexico
Australia-based New Zealander who went to prison for fraud in the 1980s and was recruited to operate a covert banking operation in Mexico for the drug cartels. He fictionalised his experiences for the new novel, Undercover. [more]

11/12/2010: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses two new books for very young readers, a chapter book for junior readers (and the very old), and a novel. [more]

11/12/2010: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

18/12/2010: Marcus Chown: space science
Cosmology consultant of the New Scientist, author of a number of books and the Solar System iPad App. [more]

18/12/2010: James Williamson: the Stooges
Guitarist with Iggy and the Stooges in the 1970s; now returned to the band after a corporate career in electronic engineering. [more]

18/12/2010: Kate Parker: giant leaps
Theatre artist, educator and co-director of Red Leap Theatre Company, whose most recent production is the multi-award winning The Arrival. [more]

18/12/2010: Kate's Klassic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Kate Camp will discuss Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the 1974 novel by John le Carre. [more]

18/12/2010: Playing Favourites with Paul Callaghan
Professor of Physical Sciences at Victoria University, founder of Magritek, and shortlisted for 2011 New Zealander of the Year. [more]

18/12/2010: Members of the NZSO
Vesa-Matti Leppanen (violin), David Bremner (trombone), Robert Ibell (cello), Victoria Jones (double bass), Bridget Douglas (flute), Leonard Sakofsky (percussion). [more]

29/01/2011: Seif Da'Na: Middle East unrest
Associate professor of sociology and international studies at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, discussing the protests in Tunisia and Egypt. [more]

29/01/2011: William Hague: Britain abroad
Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State in Britain, and former leader of the Conservative Party. [more]

29/01/2011: Innes Asher: the ISAAC research programme
Head of Paediatrics at the School of Medicine, University of Auckland, chair of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC), a unique worldwide epidemiological research programme. [more]

29/01/2011: Alison Ballance: saving the kakapo
Biologist, film-maker, writer and broadcaster whose latest book is Kakapo: Rescued from the Brink of Extinction. [more]

29/01/2011: Playing Favourites with Danny and Florence Mulheron
Danny is an actor, writer and director for television, film and the stage, most recently with new comedy, The Motor Camp, the cast of which includes his daughter, Florence. [more]

29/01/2011: Karli Thomas: the decline of tuna
Oceans campaigner with Greenpeace since 2005, discussing the worldwide and local decline of tuna and other fishing stocks. [more]

29/01/2011: Donald Sturrock: Roald Dahl
British writer, producer and director who is artistic director of the Roald Dahl Foundation, and author of the authorised biography, Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl. [more]

05/02/2011: Luke Harding : Wikileaks and Julian Assange
Guardian correspondent, and co-author, with David Leigh, of new book Wikileaks : Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy. [more]

05/02/2011: James Fallows : the future of coal
National correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, and author of the article, Dirty Coal, Clean Future, which looks at the use of technology by China and the US to develop sustainable ways of using coal. [more]

05/02/2011: Fernando Nottebohm : birds and brains
Director of the Laboratory of Animal Behavior at Rockefeller University (USA); his research involves the biology of neuronal replacement, which intertwine in the song system of songbirds. [more]

05/02/2011: Ant Sang : shaolin and bro'Town
Auckland artist, designer and writer who designed the characters and locations for bro'Town, self-published comic series (Filth, the Dharma Punk) and created new graphic novel, Shaolin Burning. [more]

05/02/2011: Playing Favorites with Tobias Cole
One of Australia's most successful counter-tenors, who takes the title role in the NBR New Zealand Opera season of Handel's Xerxes. [more]

05/02/2011: Ray Hilborn : fish stocks
Professor in the school of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, specialising in natural resource management and conservation, who also advises several international fisheries commissions and agencies. [more]

05/02/2011: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi : Rosemary Sutcliff
Winner of the 2011 Storylines Margaret Mahey Medal and Lecture Award, New Zealand's top award for children's writers and illustators, discussing the work of British writer Rosemary Sutcliff. [more]

05/02/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners. [more]

12/02/2011: Pratap Chatterjee: Egypt and the USA
Senior fellow at the Centre for American Progress, and columnist for the Guardian, discussing Egypt's militaty-industrial complex and its links to United States interests. [more]

12/02/2011: Michael Hunter: 17th century science
Leading historian of English science, who has worked particularly on Robert Boyle, the most influential British scientist of the late seventeenth century. [more]

12/02/2011: Nubar Hovsepani: Egypt's future
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Chapman University, California. [more]

12/02/2011: Sir Richard Friend: commercialising chemistry
Director of the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, who visited New Zealand to launch the International Year of Chemistry. [more]

12/02/2011: Playing Favourites with Annabel Alpers
New Zealand electronic/folk/vocal musician, who performs and records as Bachelorette, and is now based in New York. [more]

12/02/2011: David McCandless: making information beautiful
Author, data-journalist and information designer for print, advertising, television and the internet, who visualises ideas, issues, knowledge and data with the minimum of text. [more]

12/02/2011: Poetry with Bill Manhire
Director of the International Institute of Modern Letters, whose latest book of poetry is The Victims of Lightning, discussing why so many poems are sad. [more]

12/02/2011: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and texts from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

18/02/2011: Richard Hurt : big tobacco and nicotine dependence
The director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Centre, visiting New Zealand for the Inaugural International Cancer Symposium organised by the University of Otago. [more]

19/02/2011: James Stewart : arms and international crime
A New Zealander based at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law whose research includes the liability of arms vendors for international crimes. [more]

19/02/2011: Peter Sunde : file-sharing and micropayments
Scandinavian hacker, entrepreneur and DJ best known for co-founding The Pirate Bay and guest speaker at the annual Webstock conference in Wellington. [more]

19/02/2011: Art with Mary Kisler
Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki discussing work by artists Emily Valentine, Denis O'Connor and Fiona Pardington amongst others. [more]

19/02/2011: Playing Favorites with Lennie James
British writer and actor who is collaborating with theatre group Massive Company on Havoc in the Garden at the Auckland Festival. [more]

19/02/2011: Augustina Driessen : children and attachment
Nurse and psychotherapist who established the Family Attachment BASE SAFE Trust which runs in several schools in the Bay of Plenty area. [more]

19/02/2011: Merlin Mann : creativity and productivity
Writer, speaker, broadcaster and creator of 43folders.com visiting Wellington for the annual Webstock conference. [more]

26/02/2011: Introduction
Kim outlines what will be covered this morning. [more]

26/02/2011: Fiona Parks: Rangiora Quake Express
Asking Christchurch residents to provide hot food that can then be delivered by helicoptor to badly affected areas such as Bexley and Wainoni. [more]

26/02/2011: Win Clark: earthquake engineering
Retired structural engineer, and executive officer of the New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineers. [more]

26/02/2011: Sven Baker: design and plumbing
Group CEO of Designworks, which is teaming up with the New Zealand plumbing industry to help fix domestic water and sewerage for affected residents in Christchurch. [more]

26/02/2011: www.LetsFixIt.co.nz
Find out how you can register to help with plumbing problems in Christchurch. [more]

26/02/2011: Craig Nevill-Manning: Google Person Finder
Director of New York Engineering for Google, talking about Google Person Finder, developed after the 2010 Haiti earthquake to help locate missing friends and family members. [more]

26/02/2011: Nat Torkington: the Christchurch Recovery Map
Auckland technologist who is part of the volunteer team that created the Christchurch Recovery Map, listing community information by citizens for citizens. [more]

26/02/2011: Roger Dennis: innovation and strategy
Christchurch consultant in foresight and innovation, supporting government bodies and companies across Asia and Australasia. [more]

26/02/2011: An email from Dave
Dave asks a question we all do, can I be of help? [more]

26/02/2011: Lou Sanson: CEO of Antarctica New Zealand
CEO of Antarctica New Zealand, talking about the problems faced in closing the season on the ice. [more]

26/02/2011: Laurie Johnson: reconstruction
Researcher who has studied most of the world's recent major urban disasters, including the 2010 Chile and 2008 China earthquakes, 2005 and 2004 US hurricanes, World Trade Center collapse, and the 1995 Kobe and 1994 California earthquakes. [more]

26/02/2011: David Haywood and Jen Hay: relocation
Author of the books My First Stabbing, The New Zealand Reserve Bank Annual 2010, and (with illustrator Peter Adamson, The Hidden Talent Of Albert Otter, all available at Public Address Books. Jen Hay is the director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour. They are the parents of Bob and Polly, and until Tuesday lived in a house in Christchurch. [more]

04/03/2011: Atul Gawande
American surgeon and writer for the New Yorker, and author of three books, most recently The Checklist Manifesto. [more]

05/03/2011: Heinz Wolff
Scientist, TV and radio presenter, and Emeritus Professor of Bioengineering at Brunel University, calling for a revolution in the way society looks after its elders. [more]

05/03/2011: Fear is the Enemy
Acoustic"tribal punk folk-core"group formed by philosopher and singer Marcelo Lopez and his guitarist brother Luis, with New Zealander and German violinist Nikita Seiber. [more]

05/03/2011: Vicki Hyde: Linwood College Orchestra
Christchurch science writer and editor and mother of one of the members of Linwood College Orchestra, a 65-strong group invited to play at Westminster Abbey on Anzac Day as part of their invitational tour of Europe. [more]

05/03/2011: Listener Feedback for 5 March 2011
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

12/03/2011: Kohei Murayama
Kohei Murayama is the Chief Editor of the World Services section of the Kyodo News in Tokyo. [more]

12/03/2011: Civil Defense Update
The latest from Civil Defense. [more]

12/03/2011: Kevin Kamps: nuclear emergency
Radioactive Waste Watchdog and specialist in nuclear waste at Byeond Nuclear, talking about the problems at the Fukushima atomic power plant. [more]

12/03/2011: Tsunami warning update
The latest Tsunami warning information. [more]

12/03/2011: Dianne Alpers
New Zealander Dianne Alpers has been working as a career counselor at the International School, Tripoli, for the last two years. She left Libya on 21 February, and is now in the UK, staying with family. [more]

12/03/2011: Alan Merry
Cardiac anaesthetist and chronic pain specialist, who is Head of Department for Anaesthesiology at the University of Auckland's School of Medicine, and currently chairs the board of New Zealand's Health Quality and Safety Commission. [more]

12/03/2011: Helen LaKelly Hunt
Author and activist, and founder of Women Moving Millions, an initiative for the advancement of women's lives through a massive change in giving to girls and women. She also co-founded the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy and has co-authored several bestsellers with her husband, Harville Hendrix. [more]

12/03/2011: Civil Defense update
The latest tsunami information from civil defense. [more]

12/03/2011: Peter Young
Founder of Fisheye Films, and The Last Ocean Charitable Trust, promoting the sanctity of the Antarctic Ross Sea regarded by scientists as the last intact marine ecosystem on Earth. [more]

12/03/2011: Civil Defense update
The latest tsunami information from Civil Defense. [more]

12/03/2011: Playing Favourites with Michael Parekowhai
One of New Zealand's most important contemporary sculptors, whose installation, On first looking into Chapman's Homer, will be exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale in the Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore from 4 June 2011. [more]

12/03/2011: Civil Defense update
An update from Civil Defense. [more]

12/03/2011: Civil Defense update
The latest from Civil Defense. [more]

12/03/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

12/03/2011: Conor Lovett
Irish actor renowned as one of the world's foremost interpreters of the works of Samuel Beckett, bringing two productions, First Love and The End, to the Auckland Arts Festival 2011. [more]

12/03/2011: Civil Defense update
The latest from Civil Defense. [more]

12/03/2011: Civil Defense update
The latest from Civil Defense. [more]

12/03/2011: Civil Defense update
The latest from Civil Defense. [more]

12/03/2011: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Wellington author, publisher and broadcaster discussing books set in and around Christchurch. [more]

19/03/2011: Tariq Ali: Islam, the US, China
Editor of New Left Review, novelist, author of over 20 books on world history and politics, and the 2011 Sir Douglas Robb Lecturer at Auckland University. [more]

19/03/2011: John McBeth: reporting Asia
New Zealand journalist who has been based in Asia for four decades, who tells his story in the memoir, Reporter. [more]

19/03/2011: Ric LaPlastrier: Futuna
Australian architect, visiting New Zealand to deliver The Dulux Futuna Lecture as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for Futuna Chapel in Wellington. [more]

19/03/2011: Tim Robbins: music and movies
Actor, producer, director and screenwriter in films such as The Shawshank Redemption, Mystic River, Dead Man Walking, and Bob Roberts, and singer/songwriter, coming to New Zealand with his Rogues Gallery Band. [more]

19/03/2011: Simon Sebag Montefiore: Jerusalem
British biographer, novelist and journalist whose latest book, Jerusalem: The Biography, is a history of 3000 years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and coexistence. [more]

19/03/2011: Poetry with Johanna Emeney
Poet and English teacher whose poem, Radiologist's Report, is one of three shortlisted in the international category of Britain's prestigious Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. [more]

19/03/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

26/03/2011: Siddharta Mukherjee : cancer
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Centre, and author of The Emperor of All Maladies : A Biography of Cancer. [more]

26/03/2011: Alex Gibney : sex and politics
Documentary film maker, whose latest films, Client 9 : the Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer, and Freakonomics, will screen here during the World Cinema Showcase. [more]

26/03/2011: Pamela Ronald : genes, seeds, and weeds
Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of California, and Director of Grass Genetics at the Joint Bioenergy Institute, and author of Tomorrow's Table : Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food, with her husband, organic farmer Raoul W Adamchak. [more]

26/03/2011: Art with Mary Kisler : White Night
Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, discussing the Auckland Arts Festival 2001 event White Night, which saw museums and galleries staying open till midnight. [more]

26/03/2011: Playing Favorites with David Vann
Creative nonfiction and fiction teacher, currently International Guest Writer at Victoria University of Wellington, and author of new novel Caribou Island. [more]

26/03/2011: Jean Auel : prehistorical romancing
Author best known for her 1980 novel The Clan of the Cave Bear, and the subsequent Earth's Children series set in prehistoric Europe. [more]

26/03/2011: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi discusses new books The Dreamer by Pam Munoz and Peter Sis,and The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky. [more]

01/04/2011: Playing Favourites with Will and Annie Crummer
Playing Favourites with Will and Annie Crummer - The Rarotongan musician who played a major role in Auckland's 1960s music scene, and with his daughter Annie and other musicians has just recorded his first album in four decades. [more]

02/04/2011: Erik Conway: merchants of doubt
Historian of science and technology at the California Institute of Technology, and author of Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. [more]

02/04/2011: Layton Duncan: apps from Christchurch
Layton Duncan: apps from Christchurch Director of Christchurch software development company Polar Bear Farm, and founder of mobile health service provider Sense Medical, and the Epicentre workspace in Christchurch. [more]

02/04/2011: Cliff Abraham: the brain and Alzheimer's
Cliff Abraham: the brain and Alzheimer's Professor in Psychology and Director of the Brain Health Research Centre at the University of Otago, and international authority on brain mechanisms of memory and Alzheimer's research. [more]

02/04/2011: Cassandra Treadwell: a school in Kenya
Cassandra Treadwell: a school in Kenya Executive Director of the non-profit organisation Global Volunteer Network Foundation Australia, which funded the building of a primary school in Nakuru, Kenya. [more]

02/04/2011: James Samuel: low-energy futures
Waiheke resident who is involved in the Transition Towns relocalisation movement and the Auckland Food Alliance. [more]

02/04/2011: Maria Tatar: fairytales
Professor at Harvard University who chairs the Programme in Folklore and Mythology and teaches courses in German Studies, Folklore, and Children's Literature. She visited the University of Auckland to deliver the talk, Fairy Tales in an Age of Electronic Entertainments. [more]

02/04/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

09/04/2011: Pepe Escobar: Arab alliances
Brazilian journalist who writes The Roving Eye column for Asia Times Online, talking about the Great Arab Revolt. [more]

09/04/2011: Frances Walsh: housewife history
Auckland writer whose new book is called 'Inside Stories: A History of the New Zealand Housewife 1890-1975'. [more]

09/04/2011: Hone Kaa: spiritual journey
Anglican Archdeacon, senior lecturer at Te Rau Kahikatea Theological College, St John's, and chairperson of Te Kahui Mana Ririki. [more]

09/04/2011: Liz Mitchell: high fashion
Leading NZ couture and ready to wear designer whose new collection is featured at iD Dunedin Fashion Week. [more]

09/04/2011: Playing Favourites with Ruth Carr
Vocalist for New Zealand electronic band Minuit, and author of new words and pictures collection, 'I Felt Like a Fight, Alright'. [more]

09/04/2011: Tom Bower: Bernie Ecclestone
Investigative historian, broadcaster and journalist, discussing his book about Bernie Ecclestone, the billionaire developer of Formula One Racing. [more]

09/04/2011: Chris Slane: comics and illustration
Auckland cartoonist (for Metro, The Listener and the NZ Herald) who has illustrated the new book, 'Nice Day for a War: Adventures of a Kiwi Soldier in World War 1'. [more]

16/04/2011: Richard Denniss: shopping and waste
Australian economist and executive director of The Australia Institute, who has just released new research about the value of things we buy and throw away without ever using. [more]

16/04/2011: James Frey: reality and fantasy
American writer who fabricated elements of his 2003 best-seller, A Million Little Pieces, and has just published a new novel, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible. [more]

16/04/2011: Art with Mary Kisler: Christchurch collection
Mary discusses some of her favourite works from the collection at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. [more]

16/04/2011: Playing Favourites with evolutionary geneticist Paul Rainey
James Cook Research Fellow at the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study at the Albany Campus of Massey University, who has been made a Member of Germany's most prestigious academic institution, the Max Planck Society. Music has been removed for copyright reasons. [more]

16/04/2011: Kay Craddock: antiquarian bookselling
Melbourne bookshop owner who was a pioneering figure in the antiquarian book trade; her story is told by Stuart Kells in Rare: a Life Among Antiquarian Books. [more]

16/04/2011: Children's Books with Kate de Goldi: three new books
Kate discusses young adult novel Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool, picture book Waiting for Later by Tina Matthews, and fantasy novel The Travelling Restaurant: Jasper's Voyage in Three Parts by Barbera Else. [more]

16/04/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

23/04/2011: James McPherson: the American Civil War
Professor of American History, Emeritus, at the University of Princeton with his perspectives on the Civil War in the now United States. [more]

23/04/2011: Greg Cross: the business of cycling
Entrepreneur and Business Director of PureBlack Racing which aims to become the first international UCI ProTour road cycling team from New Zealand. [more]

23/04/2011: Taggart Siegel: bees
Film director and co-founder of Collective Eye Inc., on his latest film about the global bee crisis Queen of the Sun. [more]

23/04/2011: Playing Favourites with Mary Coughlan
Irish jazz and folk singer and actress who has released her autobiography, 'Bloody Mary: My Life and Times' and is playing at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga, a Quake Benefit Concert in Christchurch and at the Southland Festival of the Arts. [more]

23/04/2011: Feedback
Kim reads feedback from listeners. [more]

23/04/2011: Herman Knippenberg
Retired Dutch diplomat who was instrumental in building the case against notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj. [more]

23/04/2011: Poetry with Airini Beautrais
Pukerua Bay poet discusses her new collection Western Line. [more]

30/04/2011: Kim's intro
Kim Hill introduces programme and guests. [more]

30/04/2011: Harriet Lamb: banana wars and fairtrade
Chief Executive Officer of the Fairtrade Foundation since 2001, and author of Fighting the Banana Wars and other Fairtrade Battles. [more]

30/04/2011: Mandrika Rupa: hidden apartheid
Director of independent New Zealand documentary film Hidden Apartheid: A Report on Caste Discrimination. [more]

30/04/2011: Kevin Parker: saddleback dialects
Biologist at the Institute of Natural Sciences, Massey University, whose research shows how saddlebacks have developed diverse dialects over the past 50 years. [more]

30/04/2011: Playing (Country) Favourites with John Newton
Teacher in the English Programme at the School of Humanities, University of Canterbury, JD Stout Fellow 2010 at Victoria University of Wellington, and member of country band The Tenderizers. [more]

30/04/2011: Dane Mitchell: tangible intangibles
One of New Zealand's most prominent artists who has the first part of his three-part solo project Radiant Matter showing at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. [more]

30/04/2011: Rugby with Spiro Zavos
Rugby columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Roar, and author of the new book, How to Watch the Rugby World Cup 2011. [more]

30/04/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

06/05/2011: David Mitchell: writing and stammering
British novelist, and patron of the British Stammering Association. His latest book is The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. [more]

07/05/2011: Tariq Ali: Pakistan
Editor of New Left Review, and author of seven novels and more than 20 books on world history and politics, discussing Pakistan. [more]

07/05/2011: Atka Reid and Hana Schofield: Sarajevo
Yugoslavian sisters who were separated after the declaration of independence by Bosnia and Herzegovina and ensuing war of 1992; a story they tell in the memoir Goodbye Sarajevo. [more]

07/05/2011: Fred Allendorf: evolution and the future
Professor of Biology, whose research focuses on the application of population and evolutionary genetics to problems in conservation biology. [more]

07/05/2011: Sonny Rollins: saxophone colossus
American bebop "saxophone colossus", visiting here in June for the Wellington Jazz Festival. [more]

07/05/2011: Playing Trombones with BonaNZa
New Zealand's premier trombone quartet, featuring Tim Sutton, Douglas Cross, Matthew Allison, and David Bremner. [more]

07/05/2011: Jeffrey Paparoa Holman: kamikazes and quakes
Historian and poet who is pursuing two projects as Waikato University's 2011 writer in residence: a collection of post-earthquake poetry, and a memoir about his father, which he has is currently researching in Japan. [more]

14/05/2011: James Hansen: climate science
Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's Earth Institute, and one of the best-known climate scientists in the world. [more]

14/05/2011: Barbara Strauch: brain secrets
Science Editor of The New York Times in charge of health and medical science, and author of The Primal Teen, and Secrets of the Grown-Up Brain. [more]

14/05/2011: Mary Kisler and Sarah Hillary: art conservation
Discussing the recent conservation of paintings from the collection at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. [more]

14/05/2011: Playing Favourites with Rives
Performance poet, storyteller, paper engineer and author of pop-up books for children [more]

14/05/2011: A. A. Gill: travel and food
Restaurant and television critic for the Sunday Times, contributing editor to Vanity Fair, GQ and Australian Gourmet Traveller, and author of new collections Here and amp; There, and A. A. Gill is Further Away. [more]

14/05/2011: Margo Lanagan: fantasy and feuds
Australian writer of short stories and young adult fiction; her latest collection is Yellowcake, and she contributed to the Zombies Vs Unicorns short story collection. [more]

14/05/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

21/05/2011: Susan Freinkel: plastics
American science, health and environment writer whose latest book is Plastic: a Toxic Love Story. [more]

21/05/2011: Tarell Alvin McCraney: brothers, sisters
Leading young voice of the African American theatre, and international writer-in-residence to the Royal Shakespeare Company. [more]

21/05/2011: Michael Morpurgo: horses and war
English author of over 120 children's books, whose 1982 novel War Horse has been made into a stage play and film. [more]

21/05/2011: Tasmin Little: naked violin
Acclaimed British violinist who's bringing her Naked Violin project to New Zealand. [more]

21/05/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

21/05/2011: Playing Favourites with Clive Neeson
Adventurer, scientist, environmentalist, film-maker. [more]

21/05/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Monring show. [more]

21/05/2011: Cameron Sinclair: optimistic architecture
In New Zealand briefly for a TED conference in Christchurch approaching the re-imagining of the city. [more]

21/05/2011: AC Grayling: good words
Professor of Philosophy at the University of London, and prolific writer and broadcaster, whose latest work is The Good Book: a Secular Bible. [more]

28/05/2011: Bryan Caplan: serenity parenting
Professor of economics at George Mason University, blogger at EconLog, and author of Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than you Think. [more]

28/05/2011: Michael Morrissey: manic depression
Auckland writer who has published twenty books of poetry and fiction, and details his experience of manic depression in the memoir, Taming the Tiger. [more]

28/05/2011: James Gleick: too much information
American author (Chaos, Faster) and biographer (Richard Feynman, Isaac Newton) whose new book is The Information: a History, a Theory, a Flood. [more]

28/05/2011: Language with Jen Hay: motherese
Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, and director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour, talking about the universal language of motherese. [more]

28/05/2011: Playing Favourites with Kate Camp
Author of four collections of poetry, the essay On Kissing, and Kate's Klassics, a selection of her discussions with Kim Hill on classic literature. Kate is the 2011 recipient of the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers' Residency. [more]

28/05/2011: Dale Williams: youth in Otorohanga
Mayor of Otorohanga, which has had great success in recent years with its youth programmes, minimising youth offending and unemployment. [more]

28/05/2011: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses three new books: The Dream of the Thylacine, Small as an Elephant, and Matchless. [more]

28/05/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

04/06/2011: Harvey Wasserman: nuclear power
Editor of Nukefree.org, and author of Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth, AD 2030. [more]

04/06/2011: Errol Wright and Abi King-Jones: Operation 8
Feature documentary filmmakers whose latest film, Operation 8: Deep in the Forest, is about the 2007 police raids. [more]

04/06/2011: Bill Macnaught: libraries
National Librarian of New Zealand, responsible for the Alexander Turnbull Library and providing support for libraries and researchers throughout the country. [more]

04/06/2011: Alan Broadbent: key player
New Zealand composer, pianist and arranger, who is musical director for the Canadian singer Diana Krall, and has returned to New Zealand for a tour with Roger Fox and the Wellington Jazz Orchestra. [more]

04/06/2011: Playing Favourites with Chris Hart
Managing Director of the Real Groovy record store in Auckland, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend. [more]

04/06/2011: Robert McLeod: art and commerce
Glasgow-born artist who has been painting and teaching in Wellington since the early 1970s. A new book of his work, Dandini Comes Clean, previews a new exhibition, Proud to Commit Commercial Suicide, which will feature at the Auckland Art Fair in August. [more]

04/06/2011: Greg O'Brien: the Kermadecs
Poet, painter, writer and curator at large who was one of nine artists from the South Pacific region who travelled to the Kermadec Islands, the most remote part of New Zealand. [more]

04/06/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

11/06/2011: Ibrahim Elmetri: Libya and Gaddafi
Libyan exile and international aquatic science consultant on the state of affairs in his home country. [more]

11/06/2011: Geraldine Brooks: reporting and imagining
Australian author and journalist on her new novel, Caleb's Crossing, language, the American Civil War and Martha's Vineyard. [more]

11/06/2011: Cornel de Ronde: the Pink and White Terraces
Principal scientist with GNS Science and project leader of the team that has been 3D mapping the bottom of Lake Rotomahana, near Rotorua [more]

11/06/2011: Platon: photographing the powerful
Staff photographer for The New Yorker magazine, whose new book, Power, is a collection of intimate portraits of over 100 world leaders. [more]

11/06/2011: Playing Favourites with Doug Jerebine
New Zealand guitarist who left the music industry to pursue life as a Krishna monk, and whose 1969 'lost' album will be released later this year. [more]

11/06/2011: Martin Nowak: co-operation
11:05 Martin Nowak: co-operation Professor of Biology and Mathematics at Harvard University, and co-author of Super Cooperators: Evolution, Altruism and Human Behaviour (or Why We Need Each Other to Succeed). [more]

11/06/2011: Douglas Lloyd Jenkins: dressing up
Director of the Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery and co-author of The Dress Circle: New Zealand Fashion Design Since 1940. [more]

18/06/2011: Matt Ridley: rational optimism
Author of a number of popular science books, most recently The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves. [more]

18/06/2011: Maureen Bisognano: changing health care
President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, who is visiting New Zealand next week for the opening of the Ko Awatea facility [more]

18/06/2011: Ngila Dickson: location, location
Academy Award-winning costume designer who worked recently on big budget Hollywood film Green Lantern, and the adaptation of the Lloyd Jones novel Mr Pip. [more]

18/06/2011: Playing Favourites with Mary-Annette Hay
Promotions Officer for the New Zealand Wool Board between 1948 and 1965 who became known as the Queen of Wool. [more]

18/06/2011: Amitav Ghosh: language and opium
Novelist whose first two books in a planned trilogy - Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke -are set against the backdrop of the 19th century Opium War. [more]

18/06/2011: Jeremy Randerson: online weirdness
New Zealand actor and entrepreneur who has an online alter ego as "web wunderkind" Simon Peter, and is co-creator of new web series Wolvesblade. [more]

18/06/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

24/06/2011: Peter Toohey: boredom
Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Calgary, and author of Boredom: a Lively History. [more]

25/06/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

25/06/2011: Nicholas Shaxson: tax havens
Writer and researcher for the Tax Justice Network, and author of Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World. [more]

25/06/2011: Roger Dennis: magnetic south
Christchurch innovation consultant on Magnetic South, an online idea-generating game designed to help explore the future of Christchurch. [more]

25/06/2011: Philip Lane: PIGS economies
Professor of International Macroeconomics at Trinity College, Dublin. [more]

25/06/2011: Playing Favourites with Carla Russell
Executive director of the New Zealand Art Show, the biggest art show in the country [more]

25/06/2011: Florian Habicht: loving New York
Auckland director whose new documentary fiction film, Love Story, was shot in New York and will open this year's Auckland Film Festival [more]

25/06/2011: Jeffrey Paparoa Holman: earthquakes and kamikazes
Waikato University 2011 writer in residence, who is writing a collection of post-earthquake poetry, and a memoir about his father, for which he travelled to Japan to research kamikaze pilots. [more]

02/07/2011: Susan Saladoff: hot coffee and tort law
Lawyer Susan Saladoff whose documentary Hot Coffee will premiere at this year's New Zealand International Film Festival. [more]

02/07/2011: Rachel McKee: sign language
Programme Director of Deaf Studies at Victoria University who was involved in producing the Online Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language. [more]

02/07/2011: Rob Hamill: brother number one
Marathon rowing champion Rob Hamill features in Brother Number One, a documentary about the torture and murder of Rob's brother Kerry by the Khmer Rouge. [more]

02/07/2011: Art with Mary Kisler: power animals
Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki discusses Michael Parekowhai, Venice, and symbols of animals. [more]

02/07/2011: Len Lye Favourites with Tyler Cann
Len Lye curator at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth where All Souls Carnival, the largest retrospective of Lye's work, launched in September 2011. [more]

02/07/2011: Anthony Menginie: prodigals and Pagans
Former Philadelphia chapter president of the Pagans Motorcycle Club whose new book is Prodigal Father, Pagan Son. [more]

02/07/2011: Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi
A Bigger Digger, by Brett Avison and Craig Smith; Marshall Armstrong is New to our School, by David Mackintosh; The Bear and the Wildcat, by Kazumi Yumoto and Komako Sakai; My First Car Was Red, by Peter Schossow. [more]

02/07/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

09/07/2011: Andrew Rossi:the New York Times
Director of the documentary Page One: a Year Inside the New York Times, which will premiere at this year's New Zealand International Film Festival. [more]

09/07/2011: Vana Manasiadis: turmoil in Athens
New Zealand writer who resides in Crete, but is currently in Athens. [more]

09/07/2011: Erin Bigler: the brain and autism
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Brigham Young University, Utah visiting New Zealand for the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand's Annual Appeal series. [more]

09/07/2011: Nick Hedley: visualising data
Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and founding director of the department's Spatial Interface Research Lab. [more]

09/07/2011: Playing Favourites with Damien Wilkins
Author, poet, playwright, short story writer and essayist who is also the singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Close Readers. [more]

09/07/2011: Simon Ngawhika: voyager
Sailed from New Zealand to Hawaii as a crew member of Te Matau a Maui - Maui's Fish hook, one of seven Polynesian double-hulled ocean voyaging canoes on the Pacific Voyagers journey. [more]

09/07/2011: Adam Pruden: airborne communication
Research Fellow for the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he oversees the Flyfire project. [more]

16/07/2011: Michael Wolff: Rupert Murdoch
Founder of Newser.com, editorial director of AdweekMedia, and author of 'The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch'. [more]

16/07/2011: Tyler Cowen: economic stagnation
Dr Tyler Cowen is an economist, academic, and writer who is co-author of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution, and author of new book 'The Great Stagnation'. [more]

16/07/2011: Gerald Seymour: thrills and terror
British writer Gerald Seymour worked for many years as an international news reporter. His first thriller, 'Harry's Game', was published in 1975; he has since written a further 25 bestsellers. His new book is 'A Deniable Death'. [more]

16/07/2011: Diane Pivac: NZ film history
Director of public programmes at the New Zealand Film Archive Nga Kaitiaki O Nga Taonga Whitiahua, and co-editor of 'New Zealand Film: An Illustrated History'. [more]

16/07/2011: Playing Favourites with Bill Sheat OBE, CNZM
Former partner with law firm Gibson Sheat, who has been involved in the New Zealand arts community for more than 60 years, particularly with Downstage Theatre, the QEII Arts Council, the New Zealand Drama Council, Playmarket, the State Opera House, the Summer Shakespeare Trust Board, and the New Zealand Film Commission. [more]

16/07/2011: Adam Mansbach: parenting, comedy, race
Novelist, hip hop artist and former Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University, New York, whose new parenting comedy book, 'Go the F**k to Sleep' has been an unexpected bestseller. [more]

16/07/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

16/07/2011: Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi: three new books
Kate discusses 'Press Here' by Herve Tullet, 'A Bit Lost' by Chris Haughton, and 'The Vanishing Act' by Mette Jakobsen. [more]

23/07/2011: John Harris : phones, the press and politics
British journalist and author who writes regularly for the Guardian on the recent phone hacking scandal. [more]

23/07/2011: James Marsh : chimps and humans
Film director who won an Academy Award in 2008 for his documentary Man on Wire. His new film is Project Nim, about a chimpanzee brought up as human. [more]

23/07/2011: Peter Donnelly : genes and statistics.
Australian mathematician and Professor of Statistical Science and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in the University of Oxford, visiting New Zealand to deliver his talk, The Gene Revolution : Opportunities and Challenges. [more]

23/07/2011: Julian Robins : Washington DC
Radio New Zealand political reporter, in Washington DC reporting on Prime Minister John Key's visit to the United States. [more]

23/07/2011: Paul Theroux : travel and writing
Prolific American travel and fiction writer, whose latest book is the anthology, The Tao of Travel. [more]

23/07/2011: Michael Smythe : product design
Design enthusiast and practitioner, and author of New Zealand By Design : a History of New Zealand Product Design. [more]

23/07/2011: Gardening with Kath Irvine: getting ready for the growing season
Ohau gardener who runs Edible Backyard workshops, talking about getting ready for the growing season. [more]

30/07/2011: Errol Morris: tabloids and truth
American documentary filmmaker (The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War), whose new film is about a former Miss Wyoming who became a newspaper headline sensation in 1970s England. [more]

30/07/2011: Yves Smith: the US economy
Editor of the Naked Capitalism blog and author of ECONned, on the political standoff in the USA over the debt ceiling. [more]

30/07/2011: Frank Bowden: pathogens
Professor of Medicine at the Australian National University Medical School, specialist in the field of infectious disease, and author of 'Gone Viral: the Germs That Share Our Lives'. [more]

30/07/2011: Brad Argent: genealogy
Content director for Australia and New Zealand at Ancestry.com.au, part of a global network of websites offering members access to millions of searchable family history records. [more]

30/07/2011: Playing Favourites with Paul Wolffram
Ethnomusicologist and film maker whose new documentary, Stori Tumbuna: Ancestors' Tales, is about the Lak people in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea. [more]

30/07/2011: Fiona Campbell: art on the road
Philanthropist and art curator who created the Real Art Roadshow, a touring contemporary New Zealand art collection that brings art to school students in geographically isolated or challenging locations. [more]

30/07/2011: Chris Bourke: music history
Author of 'Blue Smoke: the Lost Dawn of Popular Music in New Zealand, 1918-1964', which won the General Non-Fiction award, Book of the Year award, and People's Choice award, at the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2011. He also chats about Randy Newman's current tour of Australia. [more]

06/08/2011: Terry Eagleton : Marx, faith, evil
Professor of English Literature at the University of Lancaster, and Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, and author of Reason, Faith and Revolution, On Evil, and Why Marx Was Right. [more]

06/08/2011: Joyce McKinney : tabloids and truth
Subject of the Errol Morris documentary Tabloid; she has taken issue with how she is represented in the film. [more]

06/08/2011: Rebecca Cann : out of Africa
Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, and member of the International Scientific Advisory Panel of the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution. She co-authored the influential study which showed modern humans evolved from a single African population. [more]

06/08/2011: Yuan Ping : fencing
Winner of the gold medal for the Individual Woman's Foil at the 2010 Commonwealth Fencing Championships. [more]

06/08/2011: Playing Favourites with the Yeastie Boys
Brewer Stu McKinlay and beer hunter Sam Possenniski, who won the Morton Coutts Trophy for Innovation this week at the 2011 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards. [more]

06/08/2011: Ian Wedde : rules of verse
Poet, fiction writer, critic, essayist and art curator who has just been appointed New Zealand Poet Laureate 2011 - 2013. [more]

06/08/2011: Luke Wood :national grid
Freelance graphic designer, lecturer and musician based in Lyttelton, and co-editor of The National Grid magazine. [more]

06/08/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

12/08/2011: Gardening with Kath Irvine: chickens
Kath Irvine runs Edible Backyard workshops from her garden in Ohau. She is talking about chickens. [more]

13/08/2011: Paul Lewis: the British riots
Special Projects Editor for the Guardian who has been reporting this week on the civil unrest in Britain. [more]

13/08/2011: Norman Hammond: Mayan civilisation
Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University, who is visiting New Zealand to present the 2011 New Zealand Aronui Lecture, The Mysterious Maya: an Ancient American Civilisation. [more]

13/08/2011: John Kendrick: bird watching
Ornithologist for 85 years and recordist of many New Zealand bird calls, some of which are collected on a CD as part of the book, New Zealand Bird Calls. [more]

13/08/2011: Playing Favourites with Vincent Heeringa
Director of Tangible Media Ltd, co-founder of Idealog, director of AUT Media, and a member of the advisory board of the Science Media Centre. [more]

13/08/2011: Justin North: master chef
Chef and proprietor of a number of Sydney restaurants, who will return to New Zealand for the French Lessons session at the Fisher & Paykel Master Class during Wellington on a Plate. [more]

13/08/2011: Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses four new books - Life: an Exploding Diagram by Mal Peet, Only Ever Always by Penni Russon, The Carbon Diaries 2015 and The Carbon Diaries 2017 by Saci Lloyd. [more]

13/08/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

19/08/2011: Maria V. Snyder: weather and dystopia
American writer who worked as a meteorologist before writing a number of best-selling fantasy books and is visiting Auckland as a guest at the Romance Writers of New Zealand conference. [more]

20/08/2011: Harry Sinclair: life in L.A.
Co-founder of The Front Lawn, screen actor and film director whose 1996 debut Topless Women Talk About their Lives has just been released for the first time on DVD. [more]

20/08/2011: John Buck: dynamic governance
Chief Executive of Governance Alive and coauthor of the book We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, who is currently visiting New Zealand to run workshops about dynamic governance or sociocracy. [more]

20/08/2011: Ann Andrews: Parkinson's
Television and theatre producer, researcher, teacher and crisis counselor who wrote the new book Positively Parkinson's, after being diagnosed with the disease. [more]

20/08/2011: Art with Mary Kisler
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki discusses the exhibition, Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams currently showing at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. [more]

20/08/2011: Playing Favourites with Simon Reynolds
Los Angeles-based English writer who has written extensively about music, particularly on the topics of dance music and drugs. His latest book is Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to its Own Past. [more]

20/08/2011: John Parker: ceramics and design
Ceramic artist, and collector of all manner of objects, and designer for theatre and opera - most recently the set for NZ Opera's double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. [more]

20/08/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

27/08/2011: Pepe Escobar: Libya
Brazilian journalist who writes for Asia Times Online and is currently focusing on the Great Arab Revolt. [more]

27/08/2011: Bruce Hayward: volcanoes
Geologist and marine ecologist who co-authored Volcanoes of Auckland: the Essential Guide. [more]

27/08/2011: John Banas: Underbelly NZ
Script writer, actor, director and teacher who most recently has written the script for Underbelly New Zealand: Land of the Long Green Cloud. [more]

27/08/2011: Playing Favourites with Jeff Smith
One time member of New Zealand bands Naked Spots Dance and The Newmatics, who has a new documentary out, Rumble & Bang, about the 1960s garage rock group, Chants R&B. [more]

27/08/2011: David Eagleman: the unconscious brain
Neuroscientist, writer and director of the Laboratory for Perception and Action in Texas, who has recently published Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain. [more]

26/08/2011: Poetry with Peter Bland - Coming Ashore
The well known broadcaster, actor, co-founder of Wellington's Downstage Theatre and poet talks about his new collection Coming Ashore and receiving a 2011 Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement. [more]

27/08/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

03/09/2011: Andrew Holden : One year on
Editor of The Press Andrew Holden talks about the twelve months since the September quake hit Christchurch, the nature of community in Christchurch after the quakes and the divided experiences of the city, east vs west. [more]

03/09/2011: Tom Scott: Rage
Tom Scott is a cartoonist, satirist, author and playwright. His latest project is a television docu-drama centred on the controversial 1981 Sprinkbok tour of New Zealand. Rage is the story of two star-crossed lovers, one a young maori policewoman, the other a student protestor. [more]

03/09/2011: Nicky Hager : Author
Nicky Hager is an investigative journalist and author of five books including The Hollow Men. His latest publication, Other People's Wars, New Zealand In Afghanistan, Iraq and the war on terror has just been published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the states. [more]

03/09/2011: Alan Hall : recreating disaster
Alan Hall is a producer with Dunedin based documentary film company NHNZ. His latest programme, I Survived, features interviews with 9/11 survivors and recreations of events. [more]

03/09/2011: Donald Leggett : rowing
Donald Leggett has coached a crew from the Cambridge University Boat Club in the annual boat race against Oxford University for many years and this year he's back in New Zealand with a Cambridge crew to compete against the University of Waikato. [more]

03/09/2011: David Haywood, Jen Hay : post quake experiences
David Haywood is an engineer and writer and his partner, Jen Hay is the director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour at the University of Canterbury. They describe their experiences since the September quake in Christchurch last year. [more]

10/09/2011: Cheryl Sucher: New York
Cheryl Sucher is a former New Yorker who experienced 9/11 first-hand. She's now based in Havelock North but has headed back to the Big Apple for a couple of months to finish a novel. She talks about Havelock North, writing, and 9/11 ten years on. [more]

10/09/2011: Elizabeth Iorns: Outsourcing Science
Elizabeth Iorns is a New Zealand-born breast cancer researcher and entrepreneur based in Miami who has founded an online marketplace for outsourcing science experiments. She is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. [more]

10/09/2011: John Waters: This Filthy World
American filmmaker, actor, writer, and shock auteur John Waters rose to fame in the early 1970s with a string of cult films. He's still making films, and is coming to NZ for the first time to perform his one man show This Filthy World. [more]

10/09/2011: Mary Kisler: Art
Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She talks about the new Auckland Art Gallery, three Maori dimension commissions and two international commissions. [more]

10/09/2011: Playing Favourites with Darcy Nicholas
Darcy Nicholas is a respected painter, sculptor, writer, and curator who has exhibited internationally. His current exhibition, Land of My Ancestors, is at the Expressions Art and Entertainment Centre in Upper Hutt and features paintings, sculptures, and jewellery. [more]

10/09/2011: Dame Anne Salmond: William Bligh
Dame Anne Salmond is one of NZ's most distinguished anthropologists and historians. She is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Auckland, and the author of a number of award-winning books. Her new book, 'Bligh: William Bligh in the South Seas', explores Bligh's three Pacific voyages on the Resolution, Bounty, and Providence. [more]

10/09/2011: Gardening with Kath Irvine: composting
Kath Irvine has spent years teaching permaculture and edible gardening to schools and community groups, and now runs workshops on how to grow food and create edible backyards from her Ohau garden. Today's topic is composting. [more]

10/09/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners of the Saturday Morning show. [more]

17/09/2011: Michael Watts - Africa, oil, poverty
Director of African Studies at the University of California, Berkeley who has published widely on African development, social movements and oil over the past three decades. [more]

17/09/2011: John Carlin - Rafael Nadal
Award winning British journalist and co-author of 'Rafa: My Story', the biography of Rafael Nadal, winner of nine grand slam tennis singles titles. [more]

17/09/2011: Caitlin Moran - feminism
British broadcaster who writes three columns a week for The Times, and has just published her second book, How to Be a Woman. [more]

17/09/2011: Michael Bendall - youth parliamentarian
President of Te Putairiki: Maori Law Students' Association at the University of Canterbury, who represented New Zealand at the Fourth Commonwealth Youth Parliament. [more]

17/09/2011: Playing Favourites with Joyce Fleming
National vice-president of Free Beaches NZ, who tells her life story in her book, Defying Convention: the Truth About Tony and Me. [more]

17/09/2011: Libby Hakaraia - in the bag
Film and television producer who is about to start filming the fourth series of It's in the Bag for Maori Television. [more]

17/09/2011: Dieter Paulmann - ocean action
German philanthropist who has been committed to ocean conservation for 30-years and organised the recent Pacific Voyagers journey to San Francisco by six canoes from Pacific Islands. [more]

17/09/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

23/09/2011: Paul Diamond: murder and the mayor
Māori curator at the Alexander Turnbull Library Paul Diamond is writing a book about Charles Mackay, the secretly homosexual mayor of Whanganui. [more]

24/09/2011: Yasmine Ryan: Tunisia
New Zealand journalist working for Al Jazeera English, who has been covering the Arab uprisings since the protests first erupted in Tunisia in December. [more]

24/09/2011: Nancy Andreasen: creativity and mental illness
World-leading schizophrenia researcher, and Director of the Mental Health Clinical Research Center at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. [more]

24/09/2011: Martyn Myer: Wanaka and philanthropy
Businessman and philanthropist who, with his wife Louise, built the Whare Kea Lodge in Wanaka 15 years ago. [more]

24/09/2011: Playing Favourites with four opera stars
Simon O'Neill, Jonathan Lemalu, Madeleine Pierard, and Sarah Castle are performing in four cities with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and guest choirs. [more]

24/09/2011: Kevin McCloud: grand designs
Architectural historian, designer and broadcaster best known for the television series Grand Designs. [more]

24/09/2011: Stephen Jenkinson: companion animals in urban life
Pet behaviour counsellor visiting Christchurch for a seminar, A City Good for Dogs is Great for Humans. [more]

24/09/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

30/09/2011: James Lee Burke : evil and redemption
American crime writer based in Montana and Louisiana; his thirtieth novel is Feast Day of Fools. [more]

01/10/2011: Luke Harding : Russia
Guardian journalist who recounts his experiences in his new book, Mafia State : How One Reporter Became an Enemy of the Brutal New Russia. [more]

01/10/2011: Peter Lineham : rugby as a religion
Regional Director for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Associate Professor of History, at Massey University, talking about rugby as New Zealand's surrogate religion. [more]

01/10/2011: Duncan Watts : common sense and society
Principal research scientist at Yahoo Research whose new book is Everything is Obvious Once You Know the Answer : How Common Sense Fails. [more]

01/10/2011: Paul Brewer : Anatoly Kuchumov
Director External Relationships for Regional Facilities Auckland, and active supporter of the project to restore the historic Alexander Palace near St Petersberg in Russia, talking about the work of Anatoly Kuchumov. [more]

01/10/2011: Playing Favourites with Whirimako Black
New Zealand singer best known for her albums sung in Te Reo Maori, though her new recording, The Late Night Plays, features English renditions of some of her favorite songs. [more]

01/10/2011: Gardening with Kath Irvine: hot boxes and how to grow asparagus
Gardener who runs Edible Backyard workshops from her garden in Ohau, talking about hot boxes, and how to grow asparagus. [more]

01/10/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme [more]

08/10/2011: Tom Keneally: famine
Australian writer whose recent book, Three Famines: Starvation and Politics, looks at Ireland,Bengal and Ethiopia. [more]

08/10/2011: Costas Panayotakis: youth in revolt
Associate professor of sociolgy at the New York City College of Technology and author of the forthcoming book, Remaking Scarcity:From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy. [more]

08/10/2011: Niki Harre: psychology and sustainability
Deputy Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Auckland, whose new book is psychology for a Better World:Strategies to Inspire Sustainability [more]

08/10/2011: Playing Favourites with Mikee Tucker
Founder of record label Loop Recording Aot(ear)oa, which is celebrating its ten-year anniversary, and executive producer of the concert show Fly My Pretties [more]

08/10/2011: Tony Parker: design execellence
Head of Massey University's Institute of Design for Industry and Environment, President of the Designers Institute of New Zealand, and convenor of the product judges at this year,s Best Design awards. [more]

08/10/2011: Kate De Goldi : literary touring
Author of a number of books, including The 10pm Question which won the 2011 Corine International Book Prize Young Readers Award, who has been speaking at the Edinburgh Festival and touring the UK researching for a book on children's literature. [more]

08/10/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim reads emails and text messages from listeners [more]

15/10/2011: Kiran Martin
Founder of social development project Asha, which operates in the slums of West Delhi. [more]

15/10/2011: Kate Camp
Author of four collections of poetry and 2011 recipient of the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers' Residency who is currently at the Frankfurt Book Fair. [more]

15/10/2011: Pat Deavoll
One of the world's top mountaineers on her memoir Wind from a Distant Summit: the Story of New Zealand's Leading Woman Mountaineer. [more]

15/10/2011: Playing Favourites with Chris Guise
Weta Workshop's Lead Conceptual Designer on the upcoming Steven Spielberg movie The Adventures of Tintin and author and art director of The Art of the Adventures of Tintin. [more]

15/10/2011: Nicky Saker
Committee member of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society Inc., which has organised the exhibition Behind the Mask: Rediscovered Portraits of Katherine Mansfield in Wellington. [more]

15/10/2011: Poetry with John Adams
Judge of the District and Family Courts in Auckland and poet, on his first collection; Briefcase. [more]

15/10/2011: Gardening with Kath Irvine: tomatoes, salads and creepy crawlies
Ohau gardener who runs Edible Backyard workshops, talking about preparing beds for tomatoes and growing salads during the summer months. Plus Kim goes in depth about the creepy crawlies in her garden. [more]

22/10/2011: Thomas Friedman: globalisation and the USA
Writer for the New York Times and author of the new book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. [more]

22/10/2011: Sir Paul Callaghan: facing forward
2011 New Zealander of the Year, Alan MacDiarmid Professor of Physical Sciences at Victoria University, Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College Cambridge, and a part of the team staging the 2012 Transit of Venus Forum - Lifting our Horizon. [more]

22/10/2011: Simon Wallace: dairying in Brazil
Director and general manager of Leitissimo, a New Zealand-owned company that runs the largest pastoral dairy farm in Brazil. [more]

22/10/2011: Playing Favourites with Garth Cartwright
New Zealand-born, London-based writer on music and culture; his new travelogue memoir is Sweet As: Journeys in a New Zealand Summer. [more]

22/10/2011: Dame Kate Harcourt: driving on
Professional actor for stage, film, radio and television since the 1960s, who has a role in the new play, Sex Drive, at Circa Theatre in Wellington. [more]

22/10/2011: Bruce Ansley: lost Christchurch
Long-time journalist and author; his new book is Christchurch Heritage: a Celebration of Lost Buildings and Streetscapes. [more]

29/10/2011: Fintan O'Toole: the Irish presidency
Writer for The Irish Times, whose most recent book is Enough is Enough: How to Build a New Republic. He discusses the Irish presidential election. [more]

29/10/2011: Brian Calhoun: retaking the Net
Recent New Zealand citizen who is trying to recreate the best parts of San Francisco in Wellington, and has co-founded Retake The Net to help keep the internet free and open. [more]

29/10/2011: Kevin Prime: governance and action
Farmer and forester in Motatau, Northland, who has been an Environmental Commissioner with the Environment Court since 2003, and involved with many boards and committees for the last 20 years. [more]

29/10/2011: Paul Hamer: Maori in Australia
Senior Associate of the Institute of Policy Studies at Victoria University whose specialist area of knowledge is the migration of Maori to Australia. [more]

29/10/2011: Playing Favourites with Jenny McLeod
New Zealand composer whose new opera, Hohepa, will receive its world premiere with the New Zealand Opera staging at the 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival. [more]

29/10/2011: Fiona Farrell: walking and the broken city
Writer of novels, short stories, plays, poems and non-fiction, and Robert Burns fellow 2011 at the University of Otago. Her new travel book of essays and poems is The Broken Book. [more]

29/10/2011: Edward Meyer: collecting wierdness
Vice President of Exhibits & Archives for Ripley Entertainment, Inc., the company that operates more than 80 attractions, in 11 countries worldwide. [more]

29/10/2011: Listener Feedback
Paul Diamond reads emails and text messages to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

04/11/2011: Annie Potts: chickens
Associate Professor and Co-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University, and author of the new book, Chicken. [more]

05/11/2011: Ravi Batra: predictions and politics
Professor of economics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and the author of the 2008 book, The New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos. [more]

05/11/2011: Michael Corballis: mind pieces
Professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Auckland and author of Pieces of Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain. [more]

05/11/2011: Art with Mary Kisler: Venice
Senior curator at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki talking about her art tour of northern Italy, including the Michael Parekowhai exhibition at the Venice Bienalle, and the architect Carlo Scarpa. [more]

05/11/2011: Flying Nun favourites with Bruce Russell
Archivist, user experience consultant, member of the Dead C., and music writer, who has curated a new Flying Nun archival compilation, Time to Go. [more]

05/11/2011: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses three new books: The Apothecary, Stuck in the Muck, and I spy NZ Art: New Zealand art from the collection of Auckland Art Gallery. [more]

05/11/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

11/11/2011: Peter Graham: crime and punishment
Former Hong Kong barrister who returned to New Zealand to write about crime, and has just published So Brilliantly Clever: Parker, Hulme and the Murder that Shocked the World. [more]

12/11/2011: Raf Manji: money and the economy
Former London investment banker who moved to Christchurch and founded the independent policy development space, The Sustento Institute. [more]

12/11/2011: Jack Ralston: coaching champions
International sports coach and CEO of Gymnastics NZ who has just published his memoir, The Sports Insider: a Life Among Champions. [more]

12/11/2011: Richard Gough: experimental theatre
Artistic Director of the Centre for Performance Research in Aberystwyth, Wales, who was the 2011 Canterbury Fellow at Te Puna Toi, and collaborated with the Free Theatre company in Christchurch. [more]

12/11/2011: Playing Favourites with David Kleeman
President of the American Centre for Children and Media, Advisory Board Chair for the international children's television festival Prix Jeunesse, and guest speaker at the annual SPADA conference. [more]

12/11/2011: Jay O'Callahan: stories and science
Internationally renowned storyteller and solo performer, who will visit New Zealand for the inaugural Science Teller Festival in Dunedin. [more]

12/11/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

18/11/2011: Colleen McCullough: thorny life
Australian author, best known for her 1977 novel The Thorn Birds, who has just published a memoir, Life Without the Boring Bits. [more]

19/11/2011: Sigurbjörg Sigurgeirsdóttir
Iceland Lecturer in public policy at the University of Iceland, and former government strategic policy adviser, discussing the crash and recovery of the Icelandic economy. [more]

19/11/2011: Dusty Gedge: living roofs
British naturalist, ecologist and ornithologist touring New Zealand to talk about living roofs - planting gardens on the top of urban buildings. [more]

19/11/2011: Paul Bennett
Surf, drugs, redemption Top New Zealand surfer who tells how his life was wrecked by drug and alcohol abuse, in his book Walking with the Taniwha, recently reissued in a revised version covering issues of mental health, addiction and rehabilitation. [more]

19/11/2011: Playing Favourites with Neil and Sharon Finn
Crowded House leader and his wife, who formed a new group, Pajama Club, as a fun musical project at their home earlier this year. [more]

19/11/2011: Christine Winterbourn
Free radicals Biochemist, and director of the Free Radicals Group at the University of Otago, Christchurch, and 2011 winner of the Rutherford Medal, New Zealand's top science and technology honour. [more]

19/11/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

25/11/2011: Gerard Smyth: Quakes on film
Christchurch filmmaker who has made more than 60 documentaries; his latest is When A City Falls, about the Canterbury quakes. [more]

26/11/2011: Jane Gleeson-White: Double-entry bookkeeping
Fiction editor of the Australian literary journal Overlander; her third book is Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World. [more]

26/11/2011: Andrew Clifford: Sculpture in Waikato
Curator of the outdoor art exhibition, Summer: Sky Above, Earth Below, for the Waikato Sculpture Trust, at the Sculpture Park in Waitakaruru Arboretum. [more]

26/11/2011: Playing Favourites with Bill Ward
Guitarist for 60s group The Human Instinct who now builds custom guitars and drag-racers. He has a land speed record from the Bonneville Salt Flats, and is planning another attempt in 2012. [more]

26/11/2011: Annabel Langbein: Free range and France
Cook, author, publisher and television presenter whose new book, Free Range in the City, has just been published. [more]

26/11/2011: David Veart: Archaeology and food
Programme manager, Historic, at the Department of Conservation, guest speaker at the NZ Food History's 5th Symposium for Food History, and author of the new book Digging Up The Past: Archaeology for the Young and Curious. [more]

26/11/2011: Listener feedback
Kim reads emails and text messages from listeners of the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

03/12/2011: Grant Morris in New Orleans
New Zealand writer based in New Orleans, who hosts the Happy Hour webcast, and produces business show Out to Lunch. [more]

03/12/2011: John Huckerby: wave and tidal energy
Chair of the international collaborative body Ocean Energy Systems, who is also involved with marine energy advocates Awatea, and energy industry consultancy Power Projects Limited. [more]

03/12/2011: Bernard Spolsky: saving languages
World-renowned linguist who was keynote speaker at a recent symposium focusing on the survival of Maori and Pasifika languages. [more]

03/12/2011: Robert Catto: Rupert Julian
Wellington photographer talking about Rupert Julian, New Zealand's least-known world-famous Hollywood star. [more]

03/12/2011: Playing Symphonies with Peter Walls
Retiring chief executive of the New Zealand Sypmhony Orchestra, who will conduct the NZSO in two free musical workshops on how to listen to a symphony. [more]

03/12/2011: Julian Rayner: stopping malaria
Leader of a group at the Sanger Institute Malaria Programme that recently published research on the prospect of developing a vaccine against malaria. [more]

03/12/2011: Nick Carman: skiing the Silk Road
Structural engineer, who is off on a ski trip with nine friends following the Silk Road across asia, the Middle East and Europe. [more]

03/12/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

10/12/2011: Iain Overton: exposing lobbyists
Managing editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism which has published an undercover investigation into the activities of one of Britain's top lobbying firms. [more]

10/12/2011: Sara Wiseman: wicked acting
New Zealand screen actor who won Best Supporting Actress 2011 for the film Matariki, and is currently onscreen in new film Rest for the Wicked. [more]

10/12/2011: Oren Gershtein: incubating innovation
CEO at Van Leer Ventures Jerusalem, one of Israel's leading high-technology incubators. [more]

10/12/2011: Grant Sheehan: photographing ghosts
New Zealand photographer and publisher whose new book is Ghosts in the Landscape. [more]

10/12/2011: Playing Favourites with Delaney Davidson
Delaney Davidson is a a New Zealand musician who has been touring the world constantly for the last ten years, and is playing gigs in New Zealand in support of his new album, Bad Luck Man. [more]

10/12/2011: Jennifer McLagan: eating odd bits
Toronto-based Australian chef and writer talking about her new book, Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal. [more]

10/12/2011: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi talking about Monacello the Little Monk by Geraldine McCaughrean, The Christmas Eve Ghost by Shirley Hughes, and Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link. [more]

10/12/2011: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

17/12/2011: Luke Harding - Russia
Former Moscow correspondent for The Guardian, and author of the book Mafia State. [more]

17/12/2011: Nina Huang - science focus
Student at Diocesan School for Girls who has won the Royal Society's Realise the Dream competition, and the $50,000 Prime Minister's Future Scientist Prize. [more]

17/12/2011: Julian Priest - time and wireless
Co-founder of the early wireless network community in the UK, director of the Green Bench project room in Whanganui, and creator of a time zone that responds to movement for a group show at The Dowse in Lower Hutt. [more]

17/12/2011: Art with Mary Kisler - Palladio, Scarpa, Canova
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tamaki, discussing the work of the Italian architects Andrea Palladio and Carlo Scarpa, and sculptor Antonio Canova. [more]

17/12/2011: Harry Christophers - period music
Founder and conductor of The Sixteen, one of the world's great period endembles (comprising both choir and period-instrument orchestra). [more]

17/12/2011: Gary Henderson - on the Peninsula
New Zealand playwright, theatre director and teacher, whose play Peninsula will be staged during the New Zealand International Arts Festival 2012. [more]

17/12/2011: Gardening with Kath Irvine: summer gardening and watering
Gardener and tutor who runs Edible Backyard workshops from her garden in Ohau, discussing summer gardening and watering. [more]

24/12/2011: Carmen: nightife pioneer
Transsexual nightlife entrepreneur in 1970s Wellington who spent most of her later life in Sydney. She died on 15 December 2011. Originally broadcast on 25 January 2003. [more]

24/12/2011: Laura Kroetsch and Kate De Goldi: the year in books
Laura is the Director of Adelaide Writers' Week at the Adelaide Festival, and Kate is the author of a number of books. They discuss the year in publishing and their books of 2011. [more]

07/01/2012: David Ifill: taxi driver
David Ifill is a London black taxi driver, who Kim talked to in his cab when she was in London, June 2006. Originally broadcast 04 Jun, 2006 [more]

28/01/2012: Kate Camp in Berlin
The 2011 recipient of the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers' Residency, and author of poetry collection, The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls. [more]

28/01/2012: Marcus Chown:
tweeting the universe Cosmology consultant for the New Scientist, and author many books including Solar System (alos an iPhone app), and Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas. [more]

28/01/2012: Sharad Paul: skin and books
Director of Auckland's Skin Surgery Clinic, owner of the Baci Lounge bookstore, novelist (To Kill a Snow Dragonfly) and finalist in the 2012 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards. [more]

28/01/2012: Playing Favourites with John Jamieson
Senior Translator for NZTC International, who specialises in the translation into English of legal, financial and business documents from over 25 western and eastern European languages. [more]

28/01/2012: Michel Tuffery
Pacific projections New Zealand-based artist of Samoan, Rarotongan and Tahitian heritage, whose giant digital artwork, First Contact will be projected on to Te Papa during the New Zealand International Arts Festival 2012. [more]

28/01/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

03/02/2012: Anthony McCarten: absent heroes
London-based NZ novelist and playwright whose new book is In the Absence of Heroes. [more]

04/02/2012: Wael Ghonim: Revolution in Egypt
Egyptian activist and computer engineer, whose memoir, Revolution 2.0, tells how his use of social media helped generate the Arab Spring. [more]

04/02/2012: Fredrick Heffermehl
Nobel Peace Prize Norwegian lawyer, peace researcher, and author who claims that the Nobel committee has violated the terms of Alfred Nobel's will. [more]

04/02/2012: Richie Meyer: silent movies
Film studies tutor and President Emeritus of The San Francisco Silent Film Festival. [more]

04/02/2012: Playing Favourites with Megan Salole
Designer, social entrepreneur, former National Campaign Manager for the Green Party, and member of the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. [more]

04/02/2012: Atelier Ted Noten: objects and meanings
Dutch Artist of the Year 2012 who will be a keynote speaker at JEMposium: Jewellery or What, the international jewellery symposium in Wellington. [more]

04/02/2012: Children's Books with Kate de Goldi:
Discusses four books from the New York Review Children's Collection; The Sorely Trying Day, The Mousewife, D'Aulaires' Book of Animals, and Ounce Dice Trice. [more]

04/02/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

11/02/2012: Robert Glennon: water
Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona and author of Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It. [more]

11/02/2012: Alan Hollinghurst: Lines of beauty
British novelist on his latest book, The Stranger's Child, and a guest speaker at Writers and Readers Week during the 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival. [more]

11/02/2012: Jon Shenk: Island President
Film director of 'The Island President', a documentary profiling Mohamed Nasheed, the recently ousted President of the Maldives. [more]

11/02/2012: Playing Favourites with Bob Norman
Bob Norman QSO, is a former civil engineer and author of To Get to the Other Side: a Personal Encounter with Some Bridges Around the World. [more]

11/02/2012: Sam Hunt and Dick Frizzell: words and pictures
Poet and artist who have collaborated on a new exhibition at Page Blackie Gallery. [more]

11/02/2012: Patrick and Patsy McGrath: Tuam, Nelson and Bali
Couple who are involved with community projects in Bali and are to publish their memoir, Galway to Downunder: a Lifetime Journey from Tuam, Ireland, to Nelson, New Zealand. [more]

11/02/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

18/02/2012: Derek Handley: changing capitalism
New Zealand entrepreneur, who co-founded mobile companies The Hyperfactory and Snakk Media, as well as being an investor in Booktrack, which creates soundtracks for books. [more]

18/02/2012: Yvonne Shaw: dying with dignity
Former Director of Administration for Compassion & Choices of Oregon, visiting New Zealand as a guest of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society. [more]

18/02/2012: Bella Bathurst: bicycles
Photographer and author of a social history, The Bicycle Book. [more]

18/02/2012: Art with Mary Kisler: Renaissance paintings
Senior curator at the Auckland Art Gallery, discussing the exhibition, Renaissance: 15th and 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo. [more]

18/02/2012: Playing Favourites with Lisa Walker
Wellington jeweller, artist and designer who studied and worked in Munich and returned to New Zealand in 2010 after winning the prestigious Francoise van den Bosch Award. [more]

18/02/2012: Hofesh Schecter: politics and dance
Israeli choreographer and composer based in the UK whose first full-length work, Political Mother, will play at the 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival. [more]

18/02/2012: Gardening with Kath Irvine: preparing for autumn
Teacher of the Edible Backyard workshops, from her garden in Ohau; talking about preparing crops and creating robust gardens for the autumn. [more]

25/02/2012: Susan Orlean: Rin Tin Tin
American author of the 2000 best-seller, The Orchid Thief; her new book is Rin Tin Tin: the Life and Legend of the World's Most Famous Dog. [more]

25/02/2012: Christopher Kennedy Lawford: drug addiction
Nephew of US President John F Kennedy, actor, author of three best-selling books on drug addiction, and the first United Nations Goodwill Ambassador on Drug Dependence, Treatment and Care. [more]

25/02/2012: Mike Shepherd: wild rides
Founder of Touring British theatre company Kneehigh, which is bringing its production of The Wild Bride to the 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival. [more]

24/02/2012: Playing Favourites with Daniel Beban
Musician, sound artist, instrument maker and sound engineer, who founded the Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Society, and plays in a number of groups. [more]

25/02/2012: Chris Stringer: origins
Merit Researcher at the Department of Paleontology, Natural History Museum, London, and acclaimed as Britain's foremost expert on human origins. [more]

25/02/2012: Richie Meyer: silent movies
Film studies tutor at Seattle University, Professor Emeritus of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and author of two books about Chinese silent film stars. [more]

25/02/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

03/03/2012: Jess Hill: Saudi Arabia
Cairo-based Middle East correspondent for The Global Mail, discussing the growing rebellion in Saudi Arabia. [more]

03/03/2012: Norman Harris: jogging and other sports
New Zealand born sportswriter who worked in the UK for the Sunday Times, is the author of over 20 books. [more]

03/03/2012: John Cooper Clarke: poetry and punk
English performance poet who rose to prominence during the late 1970s punk scene in the UK, continues to perform regularly, and is visiting New Zealand this month. [more]

03/03/2012: Language with Jen Hay: filled pauses
Director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour, talking about the use of filled pauses such as "um" or "uh". [more]

03/03/2012: Playing Favourites with Gerry Paul
Musician, songwriter, bodysurfer and free diver, who has toured the world for 10 years in over 40 countries and has just published his first picture book, Hank the Wrestling Shark, and an album of children's music. [more]

03/03/2012: Ron Rash: Appalachian gothic
Poet, short story writer (Burning Bright), and novelist (One Foot in Eden, Serena, The Cove) who lives in North Carolina and is the Parris Distinguished Professor in Appalachian Cultural Studies. [more]

03/03/2012: Maureen Woodhams: maths and children
Mother, mathematician, and co-president of Playcentre, who written about how mathematical concepts are learnt through children's play. [more]

03/03/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

10/03/2012: Gary Mulgrew : gang of one
International financier who was arrested for fraud, extradited to Texas, incarcerated in one of America's toughest prisons and wrote his story in Gang of One. [more]

10/03/2012: Craig Rodger : solar flares
Associate Professor, Physics at the University of Otago, and part of the team that managed to document the largest recorded solar flares in 2003. [more]

10/03/2012: Leonard Bell : Jews in NZ
Lecturer in art history at the University of Auckland, and co-editor of Jewish Lives in New Zealand, the first authoritative history of the impact of Jewish settlers on New Zealand since the 1840s. [more]

10/03/2012: Art with Mary Kisler : Degas to Dali
Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She will discuss the Degas to Dali exhibition, featuring masters from the National Galleries of Scotland. [more]

10/03/2012: Playing Favorites with Simon Bennett
Director and producer for stage and screen, whose successes include Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune, Sione's 2: Unfinished Business, and The Almighty Johnsons. [more]

10/03/2012: Blythe Duff : beauty and boxing
Scottish actress best known for her role in the TV drama Taggart, and member of the cast of Beautiful Burnout, a play about boxing culture. [more]

10/03/2012: Kelly Link : in the slipstream
American "slipstream" writer whose work mixes the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery. [more]

17/03/2012: Will Haughey: toys in Honduras
New Zealand-born entrepreneur who left financial career in New York to work with his brother on Tegu, a toy business based in Honduras. [more]

17/03/2012: Catherine Syms: teaching ethics
Director for Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at Diocesan School for Girls, who helped establish New Zealand's first school-based Centre for Ethics. [more]

17/03/2012: Richard Davenport-Hines: Titanic lives
Historian and biographer whose new book, Titanic Lives: Migrants and Millionaires, Conmen and Crew, is published to coincide with the centenary of the ship's sinking. [more]

17/03/2012: Playing Favourites with David Mitchell
New Zealand architect who has designed numerous buildings, taught design at the Auckland schools of architecture, written two books and presented a six-part television series on New Zealand architecture. [more]

17/03/2012: Maramena Roderick & Julian Arahanga: music in prison
Producer and director of a new thirteen-part Maori Television documentary series, Songs from the Inside, which follows four New Zealand musicians as they mentor prison inmates to write and perform their own songs. [more]

17/03/2012: Gardening with Kath Irvine: fruit trees
Teacher of Edible Backyard workshops from her garden in Ohau; talking about fruit trees. [more]

17/03/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

24/03/2012: Nicole Foss: global finance and peak oil
Peak oil and the economy Senior editor of TheAutomaticEarth.org, which chronicles and interprets the ongoing credit crunch, and former editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance. She is an international speaker on energy and global finance and is touring New Zealand until 22 April. [more]

24/03/2012: Roddy Doyle: middle aged men
Irish writer best known for his novels (Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, The Commitments) who also writes plays, non-fiction, children's books, and short stories, including new collection Bullfighting. [more]

24/03/2012: Claire Stent: yearbooks
New Zealand Yearbooks Information analyst at Statistics New Zealand who has been involved with the digitisation of the New Zealand Official Yearbook, which provides a comprehensive statistical picture of national life since 1893. [more]

24/03/2012: Nick Lowe: career reinvention
English songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist who has written songs for the likes of Johnny Cash and produced a number of varied albums since his debut, Jesus of Cool, in 1978. He is visiting Auckland for one New Zealand concert. [more]

24/03/2012: Tony Taylor: fish and time
Former geology professor who traveled from Sydney to Vancouver Island at the age of 80 to meet his eight-year-old grandson for the first time and teach him fly fishing. He writes about it in his first book, Fishing the River of Time. [more]

24/03/2012: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi discusses four books from the New York Review Children's Collection: The Bear and the People by Reiner Zimnik, The Crane by Reiner Zimnik, The School for Cats, and The Hotel Cat, both by Esther Averill. [more]

24/03/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

31/03/2012: Daniel Hamermesh : beauty pays
Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, and author of numerous articles and books, most recently Beauty Pays : Why Attractive People Are More Successful. [more]

31/03/2012: Damon Salesa : Pacific solutions
First Rhodes Scholar of Pacific descent, who has spent the last ten years at the University of Michigan, and returned to New Zealand as Associate Professor at the University of Auckland's Centre for Pacific Studies and will be keynote speaker at the Growing Pacific Solutions for Our Families conference. [more]

31/03/2012: Greg McGee : love and money
Auckland writer, best known for his plays, particularly Foreskin's Lament, film and television drama; his new novel is titled Love and Money. [more]

31/03/2012: Art with Mary Kisler : Vincent van Gogh
Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, discussing the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, including two paintings in the Degas to Dali exhibition. [more]

31/03/2012: Lucinda Williams : songs and relationships
Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter who mixes rock, blues, folk and country music in her music and plays concerts in Auckland on April 10th and Wellington on April 11th. [more]

31/03/2012: Sally Kabak : grandparent caregivers
Caregiver, with her husband, to their granddaughter, and author of Grandchildren : Our Hopes and Dreams - A Modern and Practical Guide to Raising Grandchildren. [more]

31/03/2012: Margo Lanagan : selkies
Australian writer of short stories and young adult fiction, whose latest book, Sea Hearts, has the legend of the selkie as its backround. [more]

06/04/2012: Victoria Davis: medical marijuana
Environmentalist who served as Golden Bay's sole radiographer for 22 years, and was discharged without conviction in the Nelson District Court on charges of cultivating and possessing cannabis. [more]

06/04/2012: Sonny Tilders: building dragons
Creative director of The Creature Technology Company, which built the animatronic dinosaurs and dragons for Walking with Dinosaurs: the Live Experience, and How to Train Your Dragon: the Arena Spectacular. [more]

07/04/2012: Joyce Alberts: false memories
Clinical psychologist at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service in Burwood, Christchurch, who completed a Master of Science and a PhD in the area of false memories. [more]

07/04/2012: Greg O'Brien: across the water
Poet, painter, writer and curator at large whose work features in the book, Kermadec: Nine Artists Explore the South Pacific and the travelling exhibition of the same name. His most recent book of poetry is Beauties of the Octagonal Pool. [more]

07/04/2012: Playing Favourites with Hollie Fullbrook a.k.a. Tiny Ruins
Bristol-born, New Zealand-raised musician and songwriter who performs as Tiny Ruins, releasing her debut album, Some Were Meant For Sea, last year and about to tour the UK following three NZ concerts. [more]

07/04/2012: Pietra Bretkelly: outward bound and boy genius
Award-winning New Zealand filmmaker who has produced and directed two upcoming documentaries: Inside Outward Bound: The New Zealand Journey, and Maori Boy Genius. [more]

07/04/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

13/04/2012: Playing Favourites with Tom Scott of HomeBrew
MC for Auckland hip-hop crew HomeBrew, who are about to release their debut double album, and one of the creators of last year's @Peace album. [more]

14/04/2012: Keith Yamashita: leadership and design
Chairman of SYPartners, co-founder of Unstuck, author and essayist on leadership and design, and a keynote speaker at Design Your Future, the Better By Design CEO Summit 2012. [more]

14/04/2012: Mitchell Pham: Vietnam and technology
Business and social entrepreneur who co-founded technology group Augen, with companies in New Zealand and Vietnam, and contributes to many other organisations. [more]

14/04/2012: Damon Salesa: Pacific health
Associate Professor at the University of Auckland's Centre for Pacific Studies, and keynote speaker at the Growing Pacific Solutions for Our Families conference, focusing on mental health, addiction and disability issues for Pacific peoples. [more]

14/04/2012: Paul Ward: screen moments
Editor at NZ On Screen, the online repository of local television and film which launched its popular Legendary NZ TV Moments collection recently, and has new ones coming up Anzac Day, and New Zealand Music Month. [more]

14/04/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

21/04/2012: Michael Hastings: Generals and Afghanistan
Contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine, whose new book is The Operators: the Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan. He will be a guest at the 2012 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. [more]

21/04/2012: Paul Roy: an Indian hospital
Producer, director, writer and cameraman who has been making award-winning television documentaries and documentary series for over 25 years in over 30 countries, most recently with the Indian Hospital series, filmed in Bangalore for Al Jazeera English. [more]

21/04/2012: David B. Agus: The End of Illness
Head of the Westside Prostate Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine at the University of Southern California, founder of Oncology.com and Navigenics, and author of the book 'The End of Illness'. [more]

21/04/2012: Playing Favourites with Hamish McKeich
Conductor who has had a long partnership with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and conducts and directs contemporary and experimental performances with Stroma and 175 East. [more]

21/04/2012: Jim Marchbank: Science Museums
Former CEO of Science North which grew to be the largest tourist attraction in Northern Ontario, and Canada's second largest science centre. [more]

21/04/2012: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi discusses four more books from the New York Review Children's Collection: Terrible, Horrible Edie; Lizard Music; Supposing; and Three Ladies Beside the Sea. [more]

28/04/2012: Chandran Nair: consumption and Asia
Consumption and Asia Founder and CEO of independent, pan-Asian think tank The Global Institute for Tomorrow, and author of Consumptionomics: Asia's Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet. [more]

28/04/2012: J.Hampton Atkinson: cannabis research
Cannabis research Co-director of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University of California. [more]

28/04/2012: Marti Anderson: statistics and diving
Statistics and diving Chair of Statistics at the Albany campus of Massey University, marine biologist and deep sea diving enthusiast. [more]

28/04/2012: Playing Favourites with Sam Wills
Performing as The Boy with Tape on His Face, he interrupts his current tour of the UK to return to New Zealand for this year's Comedy Festival. [more]

28/04/2012: Emily Perkins: the Forrests
Short story writer, novelist, convenor of the Masters of Creative Writing programme at the University of Auckland, and host of The Good Word on TVNZ 7. [more]

28/04/2012: Tim Blanks: fashion and fragrance
Contributing editor for global online fashion site Style.com, and writer for US Vogue and other magazines. [more]

28/04/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

04/05/2012: Ian Watson : artificial intelligence
Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Auckland University, who will deliver the Gibbons lecture, Alan Turing and the Artificial Brain : The Development of Artificial Intelligence. [more]

05/05/2012: Ross Ashcroft : renegade economics
Founder of the Renegade Economist and director of the documentary Four Horsemen, about the global economic crisis. [more]

05/05/2012: Claire Tomalin : Charles Dickens
Author of biographies of Katherine Mansfield, Jane Austen, Samuel Pepys, Thomas Hardy and, most recently, Charles Dickens. [more]

05/05/2012: Li Chen : kickstarting comics
Freelance illustrator and webcomic artist who has been pledged over $US60,000 on kickstarter, the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. [more]

05/05/2012: Playing Favorites : Angela Meyer
Author of the memoir, Sea Fever : From First Date to First Mate, which tells how she set sail across the Pacific in a small yacht with her new husband and baby. [more]

05/05/2012: Juergen Boos : books in Frankfurt
President of the Frankfurt Book Fair; New Zealand is the featured country at the fair for 2012. [more]

05/05/2012: Mal Peet : explosive youth
Acclaimed writer of young adult fiction; his latest novel is Life : an Exploded Diagram. [more]

12/05/2012: Catherine Fieschi: right wing populism
Director of British research and advisory group Counterpoint, who writes extensively on extremism, populism, citizenship and identity politics. [more]

12/05/2012: Oliver Jeffers: pictures and books
Painter, author and illustrator who writes and illustrates award-winning picture books for all ages, and is a guest at the 2012 Auckland Writers and Readers Featival. [more]

12/05/2012: Jeffrey Eugenides: marriage and plots
American novelist and short story writer, and Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University, best known for novels The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex, and The Marriage Plot. [more]

12/05/2012: Simon Manchester: potter Len Castle
Wellington collector and ceramics historian who has loaned works from his collection for the exhibition Len Castle: A Tribute, at The Dowse. [more]

12/05/2012: Playing Favourites with Thomas Wartenberg
Professor of philosophy and visiting Fulbright US Senior Scholar, who has been implementing his Teaching Children Philosophy programme at Island Bay School. [more]

12/05/2012: Andre Cointreau: Cordon Bleu
President and CEO of l'Ecole de Cuisine et de Patisserie Le Cordon Bleu, which will open a New Zealand school later this year. [more]

12/05/2012: Gardening with Kath Irvine: fruit trees and rootstock
Permaculture and gardening teacher of Edible Backyard workshops, discussing garden design for fruit trees, and the importance of rootstock. [more]

12/05/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

19/05/2012: Lawrence Krauss - the plausible universe
Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, and author of A Universe from Nothing. [more]

19/05/2012: Bruce Hicks - protests in Canada
Political science lecturer at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, discussing the student protests in Quebec that some are calling the 'Maple Spring'. [more]

19/05/2012: Chris Szekely - Rahui and libraries
Chief Librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library, whose book Rahui, with illustrations by the late Malcolm Ross, won the picture book category at the 2012 NZ Post Children's Book Awards. [more]

19/05/2012: Art with Mary Kisler - Angelica Garnett
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery, who curated the touring exhibition Angels and Aristocrats: Early European Art in NZ Collections, based on her book. She discusses Duncan Grant's portrait of Angelica Garnett and Vanessa Bell. [more]

19/05/2012: Playing Favourites with Dave Moskovitz
Entrepreneur, angel investor and musician, who is a global facilitator for the Startup Weekend organisation, and has worked on numerous dictionaries, and is involved in inter-religious dialogue. [more]

19/05/2012: Hilary Mantel - Cromwell revisited
English novelist, short story writer and critic who won the Man Booker Prize in 2009 for Wolf Hall. She discusses that novel's sequel, Bring Up the Bodies. [more]

19/05/2012: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
New Zealand writer discussing two new New Zealand books, Reach by Hugh Brown, and The Bridge by Jane Higgins. [more]

19/05/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

26/05/2012: Steve Keen : economic crisis
Professor of economics and finance at the University of Western Sydney, author of Debunking Economics, and one of a minority of economists to predict the current financial crisis. [more]

26/05/2012: Dennis Gordon : biodiversity
Principal Scientist at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, and review co-ordinator and editor of a three-volume, decade-long project : The New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. [more]

26/05/2012: Dan Neil : electric cars
Pulitzer Prize-winning motoring critic at the Wall Street Journal who features in the documentary, Revenge of the Electric Car. [more]

26/05/2012: Playing Favourites with Bill Brewster
Music historian, DJ, and author who runs the DJHistory website and writes books (Last Night a DJ Saved My Life) with Frank Broughton. [more]

26/05/2012: Alan Breslau : disfigurement
Chemical engineer who survived the crash of a commercial airliner in 1963 and spent the next five years in hospital undergoing 52 operations for his burn injuries. He is the author of The Beauty of Disfigurement : How to Cope with Looking Different. [more]

26/05/2012: Eli Kent : intricate caring
Actor, film-maker, poet and playwright, whose multi-award-winning third play, The Intricate Art of Actually Caring, will tour to small towns and community venues after a season in Wellington. [more]

02/06/2012: Tom Watson: Murdoch and Britain
MP for West Bromwich East in the UK, campaigner against unlawful media practices, and co-author of Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain. [more]

02/06/2012: Mike Spratt: grape-a-hol
Owner of Destiny Bay Vineyards and Winery, president of the Waiheke Winegrowers Association, and co-author of Grape-a-hol: How Big Business is Subverting Artisan Winemaking and the Future of Fine Wine. [more]

02/06/2012: William Tobin: the Transit of Venus
The Transit of Venus Former physics and astronomy lecturer at the University of Canterbury and Director of the Mount John University Observatory, who has returned here for the Transit of Venus Lecture Series, and the New Zealand International Starlight Conference. [more]

02/06/2012: Thomas Lumley: biostatistics
Professor of statistics at the University of Washington, and the University of Auckland, who has returned from a meeting in Iceland discussing how genetic variants affect biology and health. [more]

02/06/2012: Playing Favourites with Hamish Clayton
Author of Wulf, which won the NZSA Best First Book Award for Fiction at the 2012 NZ Post Book Awards. [more]

02/06/2012: Ashraf Sewailam: Egypt
Singing and Egypt Egyptian bass-baritone based in New York, who sings in the NZ Opera production of Rigoletto, and was the first person in the world to vote in Egypt's current elections. [more]

02/06/2012: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses two novels and an ABC book: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Wonder by RJ Palacio, and A Long Piece of String by William Wondriska. [more]

09/06/2012: Charlie Skelton - Bilderberg
British journalist, olive farmer, comedy writer, and script editor, who has been writing for The Guardian on the secretive Bilderberg organisation. [more]

09/06/2012: Clive Bibby - saving the wharf
Funding director for the Save the Wharf charitable trust in Tolaga Bay. [more]

09/06/2012: David Skilling - New Zealand and the world
Director of Singapore-based advisory firm Landfall Strategy Group who participated in the Transit of Venus forums. [more]

09/06/2012: Filomena Tuivanualevu - youth in Fiji
Young Women's Officer for the Fiji Women's Rights Movement, working with issues such as law reform, women's rights, and young women's leadership. [more]

09/06/2012: Playing Favourites with Jane and Wyn Davies
Jane Davies has been Chief Executive of Manchester Science Parks since 2000, and she chairs the Manchester Innovation Group. Her husband, Wyn Davies, has been Director of Music for New Zealand Opera since 2005. [more]

09/06/2012: Teju Cole - New York, Nigeria and Twitter
New York based Nigerian writer, street photographer and art historian who is working on a non-fiction narrative of Lagos, and on a Twitter project called Small Fates. [more]

09/06/2012: Uwe Kolbe - Berlin and poetry
One of Germany's best-known authors, who is visiting New Zealand with fellow poets for The Transit of Venus Poetry Exchange. [more]

09/06/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

16/06/2012: Florence Williams: breasts
Florence Williams is the author of Breasts: a Natural and Unnatural History. [more]

16/06/2012: Dame Carol Kidu: Papua New Guinea
Australian-born Papua New Guinean politician who recently retired from politics after serving as opposition leader in the PNG parliament. [more]

16/06/2012: Paul Baker: Polari
Teacher at the Department of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University, and an authority on Polari, the secretive gay slang of the early 20th century. [more]

16/06/2012: Playing Favourites with Siouxsie Wiles
Director of the Bioluminescent Superbugs Group at the University of Auckland, and author of the Infectious Thoughts column at SciBlogs. [more]

16/06/2012: Will Ellsworth-Jones: Banksy
British journalist and author of Banksy: the Man Behind the Wall, about the elusive street artist. [more]

16/06/2012: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses two new picture books, and four classic picture books by Leo Lionni. [more]

16/06/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads a selection of emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

22/06/2012: Roger Ridley-Smith: medicine and Gallipoli
Retired General Practitioner Roger Ridley Smith whose paper, The Sick Soldiers of Gallipoli, was presented to the Third Gallipoli Conference in Istanbul in 2012. Mentions the book Gallipoli by John Masefield and Anzac : a retrospect by Cecil Malthus. Discusses the general health of soldiers, early dental services and diseases they suffered. [more]

23/06/2012: Tomm Kristiansen: Anders Breivik
Journalist who has been covering the trial of Anders Breivik for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. [more]

23/06/2012: Kemal Kirisci: Turkey and the Middle East
Professor of Political Science at Bogazici University in Istanbul, who has written widely on Turkish and Middle Eastern politics and is in New Zealand for the 47th University of Otago Foreign Policy School. [more]

23/06/2012: Andrew Cooper: the oil kings
Author of The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East. [more]

23/06/2012: Art with Mary Kisler: Henry Fuseli
Discussing the 18th century Romantic painter Henry Fuseli, whose drawings from the Auckland Art Gallery's collection are featured in the exhibition, Henri Fuseli: Dark Chambers of the Mind. [more]

23/06/2012: Playing Favourites with Ian and Claire Athfield
Ian and Claire Athfield have been running one of New Zealand's most celebrated architectural practices for over four decades, and their work is celebrated in a new book and gallery exhibition. [more]

23/06/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

23/06/2012: Gardening with Kath Irvine: pruning
Tips for pruning fruit trees from a teacher of permaculture and gardening. [more]

30/06/2012: A.A. Gill: America
British restaurant and television critic and travel writer whose new book is The Golden Door: Letters to America. [more]

29/06/2012: Bob Wood: war stories
Major Bob Wood served with the 19th Wellington Battalion of the First Echelon during World War II, and spent time in prison-of-war camps. [more]

30/06/2012: Aly Cook: country social
Self-managed independent recording artist and social media strategist who crowdfunded the production of her album, Brand New Day. [more]

30/06/2012: Playing Favourites with Shona McCullagh
Choreographer, filmmaker and Arts Laureate who last year formed the New Zealand Dance Company, a national contemporary dance company based in Auckland. [more]

30/06/2012: Ioan Grillo: Mexico
British journalist, writer and TV producer who has been covering Latin America since 2001; his first book is El Narco: the Bloody Rise of Mexican Drug Cartels. [more]

30/06/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

07/07/2012: Oliver Burkeman: happiness and self-help
Writer for the Guardian,and Psychologies magazine; his new book is The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking. [more]

07/07/2012: Arnie Gunderson: Fukushima
Former nuclear industry insider and now an independent consultant and chief engineer with Fairewinds Consulting. [more]

07/07/2012: Vincent Ward: movies to art
New Zealand artist and filmmaker who is mounting two public exhibitions in Auckland, publishing an art book of his work, and been invited to exhibit at the 9th Shanghai Biennale. [more]

07/07/2012: Dan Salmon: pictures of Susan
Auckland documentary maker who has been shooting footage since 2008 of 'outsider artist' Susan King and her family for Pictures of Susan, which will have its world premiere at the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival. [more]

07/07/2012: Playing Favourites with Nigel Beckford
Wellington writer, musician, publisher and collaborator at FitzBeck Creative, whose new visual memento is The NZ Book. [more]

07/07/2012: Guy McPherson: agrarian anarchy
Conservation biologist who lives off the grid in a straw bale house in New Mexico, raising small livestock and interacting with his rural community. [more]

14/07/2012: Mike Goodchild: digital earth
Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Director of UCSB's Center for Spatial Studies who is considered the world's foremost expert on Volunteered Geographic Information. [more]

14/07/2012: Owen Glenn: business and philanthropy
New Zealand businessman and philanthropist who writes about his life in the new book, Making a Difference. [more]

14/07/2012: John Lanchester: capital
British journalist and author, his new novel is Capital, and he will be a guest at The Press Christchurch Writers' Festival 2012. [more]

14/07/2012: Language with Jen Hay: word habitats
Director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour, discussing word habitats. [more]

14/07/2012: Yanni Cowie: future fuels
Year 12 student at Christchurch Boys High School who was a finalist at this week's inaugural Eureka Symposium for tertiary and secondary students. [more]

14/07/2012: Andrew Dickson: losing weight
Lecturer at Massey University's School of Management whose PhD thesis looked at how the weight-loss industry functions, based on his experience of being overweight and anxious. [more]

14/07/2012: The "Valkiwis": singing Wagner
Morag Atchison, Amanda Atlas, Sarah Castle, Kristin Darragh, Wendy Doyle, Lisa Harper-Brown, Anna Pierard, and Kate Spence will sing the roles of the Valkyries in the NZSO's production of Wagner's The Valkyrie. [more]

21/07/2012: Mads Brugger: diplomacy in Africa
Danish journalist, satirist and filmmaker whose new documentary, The Ambassador, will screen as part of the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival. [more]

21/07/2012: Joe Justice and Tim Myer: agile scrums
Two of the WIKISPEED team, who are trying to revolutionise the way people can work together, and change the automotive industry one modular car at a time. [more]

21/07/2012: Stu Barr: pest traps
One of the team at Goodnature, a company that designs and manufactures automatic traps that humanely kill pest animals. [more]

21/07/2012: Mary Ann France: quilt-stitching in prison
Team leader of the Quilt-Stitch Group in Auckland, who were awarded the inaugural Prison Arts Community Award this week at the Big 'A' Awards 2012 by Arts Access Aotearoa. [more]

21/07/2012: Playing Favourites with Alyx Duncan
Auckland choreographer, teacher and filmmaker whose first feature film, The Red House, will have its world premiere at the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival. [more]

21/07/2012: Charles Lavery: hunting the black widower
Investigative journalist who broke the world exclusive on the police investigation into sociopathic killer Malcolm Webster; he tells that story in his book, The Black Widower. [more]

21/07/2012: Anna Jackson: thickets
Lecturer at Victoria University's School of English Film Theatre and Media Studies, whose latest poetry collection, Thicket, is a finalist in the 2012 NZ Post Book Awards. [more]

21/07/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

28/07/2012: James Henry: hiding $21 trillion
Lead researcher for a report commissioned by the Tax Justice Network which outlines how the super-rich are hiding at least $21 trillion in accounts outside their home countries. [more]

28/07/2012: Katrina Batten in Hyde Park
Radio New Zealand presenter, producer and engineer who will be watching the Olympics opening ceremony and concert in Hyde Park, London. [more]

28/07/2012: Fred Pearce: land grabs
Environmental and development consultant for New Scientist magazine, and author of The Landgrabbers: the New Fight Over Who Owns the Earth. [more]

28/07/2012: Matthew Akers: Marina Abramovic
New York filmmaker whose latest documentary, Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, documents the 2010 career retrospective of the performance artist, and screens at the NZ Film Festival. [more]

28/07/2012: Brian Boyd: sonnets
The world's foremost authority on the works of Vladimir Nabokov; his new book is Why Lyrics Last: Evolution, Cognition and Shakespeare's Sonnets. [more]

28/07/2012: Elizabeth Knox: Margaret Mahy
New Zealand author (The Vintner's Luck, Dreamhunter, Dreamquake), discussing the work of Margaret Mahy, who died this week. [more]

28/07/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

04/08/2012: Katherine Boo: slums of Mumbai
American journalist who spent three years in a Mumbai slum to research her latest book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers. [more]

04/08/2012: Graham Henry: teaching and coaching
Former headmaster, cricketer and All Blacks coach who tells his story in Graham Henry: Final Word. [more]

04/08/2012: Art with Mary Kisler: Home AKL
Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, discussing contemporary Pacific art exhibition Home AKL. [more]

04/08/2012: Playing Favourites with Tim Kong
Teacher, and former video roadie for musical acts including the Chemical Brothers and Underworld. [more]

04/08/2012: Alison Klayman: Ai Weiwei
Freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker whose first feature documentary film, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, is about the Chinese artist and dissident. [more]

04/08/2012: John Dawson: trees of New Zealand
Co-author, with Rob Lucas, of New Zealand's Native Trees, which won Book of the Year at the New Zealand Post Book Awards. [more]

04/08/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

11/08/2012: Carol Morley: dreams of a life
British filmmaker whose new documentary, about a woman whose body lay undiscovered in a London bedsit for three years, is screening at the New Zealand Film Festival. [more]

11/08/2012: Trevor Richards: 100 years of the ANC
Pivotal figure in the history of New Zealand's fight against apartheid in South Africa, who has returned to New Zealand to attend a conference commemorating the centenary of the African National Congress. [more]

11/08/2012: Richard Bean: updating comedy
British playwright whose play, One Man, Two Guvnors, has been a box office hit in the West End and on Broadway, and comes to the 2013 Auckland Arts Festival in March. [more]

11/08/2012: Betty Gilderdale: life with children
Author of The Little Yellow Digger children's books, and the history, A Sea Change: 145 Years of New Zealand Junior Fiction; her new book is My Life in Two Halves: A Memoir. [more]

11/08/2012: Playing Favourites with Brian Turner
Central Otago poet who has collected more than 100 poems from over 30 years of writing for his new illustrated collection, Elemental: Central Otago Poems. [more]

11/08/2012: Neil Gershenfeld: digital fabrication
Director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is visiting New Zealand for Fab8, the Eighth International Fab Lab Forum and Symposium on Digital Fabrication. [more]

11/08/2012: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses three American novels for middle reader to young adult: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, As Easy as Falling off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins, Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead. [more]

11/08/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

18/08/2012: Fredrik Gertten: bananas
Swedish film maker and journalist whose documentary Bananas led to him being sued for defamation by Dole, a story he tells in his new film, Big Boys Gone Bananas. [more]

18/08/2012: Baroness Ilora Finlay of Llandaff
Palliative care and euthanasia Professor of palliative medicine at Cardiff University School of Medicine, and a life peer since 2001, who is visiting New Zealand for a conference and public meeting on end-of-life care. [more]

18/08/2012: Art with Mary Kisler: art at Te Papa
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, who is working with the art team at Te Papa to exhibit more of the nation's art more often. [more]

18/08/2012: Playing Favourites with Catherine Downes
Actress, director and playwright, internationally acclaimed for her one-woman show The Case of Katherine Mansfield, and currently appearing in the solo production of The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. [more]

18/08/2012: Ry Cooder: music and Politics
Grammy-award winning American guitarist, singer and composer who has just released his sixteenth album, Election Special. [more]

18/08/2012: Mike Hudson: the Beats
Kerouac and the Beats Auckland teacher and playwright whose play Beautiful Losers, based on the relationship between Beat icons Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, is about to open for a return season in Auckland. [more]

18/08/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

25/08/2012: Chris Cleave: going for gold
British author of Incendiary, The Other Hand, and Gold, who is visiting New Zealand for The Press Christchurch Writers' Festival and other events. [more]

25/08/2012: Sylvia Earle: saving the deep
Oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer who has been at the frontier of deep ocean exploration for four decades; currently visiting Rarotonga to support the work of Conservation International in the Pacific, and the development of the Cook Islands Marine Park. [more]

25/08/2012: Alison Jones: conversations on paper
Professor in the faculty of education at the University of Auckland, and the author, with Kuni Jenkins, of He Korero - Words Between Us: First Maori-Pakeha Conversations on Paper. [more]

25/08/2012: Walter Cook: collecting decorative art
Collector of British and European decorative art from 1870 to 1970, who gifted his collection to Te Papa in 1992. [more]

25/08/2012: Playing Favourites with Dennis O'Neill
Director of the Wales International Academy of Voice who is visiting New Zealand to judge emerging singing talent at the Lexus Song Quest 2012. [more]

25/08/2012: Minnie Baragwanath: being accessible
Being accessible CEO of Be Accessible, a company challenging New Zealand businesses to undergo radical accessibility assessments. [more]

25/08/2012: Minnie Baragwanath: being accessible
CEO of Be Accessible, a company challenging New Zealand businesses to undergo radical accessibility assessments. [more]

25/08/2012: Miriama Ketu-Mackenzie: education
Doctorate student in clinical psychology at Massey University in Albany, and one of three recipients of 2012 postgraduate Maori scholarships from the Rose Hellaby Maori Education Fund. [more]

01/09/2012: Steve Keen: GFC update
Australian economist who runs the Centre for Economic Stability Incorporated is the author of Debunking Economics v2.0: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?, and is visiting New Zealand for three public seminars. [more]

01/09/2012: Lucas Remmerswaal: financial literacy for children
Author of three children's books inspired by the investing principles of American billionaire Warren Buffett. [more]

01/09/2012: Playing (Brass) Favourites with David Bremner
Principal trombone of the NZSO, player with trombone quartet BonaNZa, and one of the organisers for the inaugural New Zealand Brass Festival in late September. [more]

01/09/2012: Richard Sugg: corpse medicine and vampires
Lecturer in Renaissance literature at the University of Durham, and author Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: the History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians. [more]

01/09/2012: Jason Stephens: cheating
Senior Lecturer at the School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice Faculty of Education, at the University of Auckland; his research focuses on motivation and moral development, particularly the problem of academic dishonesty. [more]

01/09/2012: Sir Andrew Motion: Treasure Island and digital poetry
Former UK poet laureate, founder of the digital Poetry Archive, and author of a number of poetry collections, and of the novel Silver: Return to Treasure Island. He visited New Zealand to talk at the Auckland Museum. [more]

01/09/2012: John Boyne: striped pajamas and terrible things
Irish author of ten novels, including The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Absolutist, and new children's book, The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket. He is a guest at two events at The Press Christchurch Writers' Festival 2012, and one in Wellington. [more]

08/09/2012: Anita McNaught: Syria
Journalist currently based in Istanbul, Turkey, where she reports for Al Jazeera English. [more]

08/09/2012: David Frum: the RNC and the DNC
Contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, a CNN contributor, and author of seven books. He has been attending the Republican and Democratic national conventions in the United States. [more]

08/09/2012: Guy Lawson: the Octopus
Journalist who has travelled the world reporting on war, crime, politics and sports; his new book is The Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market and Wall Street's Wildest Con. [more]

08/09/2012: Layton Duncan: leaving Christchurch
Director of software development company Polar Bear Farm, and founder of mobile health service provider Sense Medical, who will be relocating his business from Christchurch to Melbourne. [more]

08/09/2012: Playing Favourites with Simon Grigg
Former record producer, artist and record store manager, record label owner and compiler, and DJ and nightclub owner. Now based in Bangkok, he has been developing a New Zealand music and cultural history project. [more]

08/09/2012: Rosamund Vallings: CFS
Doctor who studied CFS/ME, and helped those with the condition for more than 40 years, and has compiled her knowledge and experience in a new book, Chronic Fatigue Sydrome/ME: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Management. [more]

08/09/2012: Murray Cook and Greg Page: the Wiggles
Two of the original members (red and yellow) of the popular Australian children's entertainment group, who bring their farewell tour to New Zealand this month. [more]

15/09/2012: Aeron Davis: spinning the NHS
Professor of Political Communication at Goldsmiths College, University of London, on David Cameron and changes to the health system. [more]

15/09/2012: Steve Mullinjer: China and leadership
Shanghai-based head of the business for leadership advisory firm Heidrick & Struggles on economic issues. [more]

15/09/2012: Martin Snedden: cricket, rugby, tourism
Former cricketer and current CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of NZ on organising the RWC 2011. [more]

15/09/2012: Playing Favourites with Robert and Duncan Sarkies
Filmmakers and brothers on their upcoming movie, Two Little Boys. [more]

15/09/2012: Wayne Macauley: cooking and consumerism
Melbourne writer Wayne Macauley on his career and his most recent novel, The Cook. [more]

15/09/2012: Anna Leese: opera, wine, love
Lyric soprano on her singing career and her upcoming role in the production of The Bartered Bride. [more]

15/09/2012: Xanthe White: natural gardens
Landscape designer and writer on her new book The Natural Garden: Landscape Ideas for New Zealand Gardeners. [more]

22/09/2012: Damien Echols : life after death row
One of the "West Memphis Three", who spent 18 years on Death Row until his release last year. His story is told in the documentary West of Memphis, and his book, Life After Death. [more]

22/09/2012: Caitlin Moran : woman, roaring
British journalist who has followed her memoir from last year, How to Be a Woman, with the first collection of her columns, Moranthology. [more]

22/09/2012: Art with Mary Kisler : Meridian Lines
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery, discussing Meridian Lines : Contemporary Art from the Museum of New Zealand, an exhibition featuring the work of seven New Zealand artists that is travelling to Shanghai. [more]

22/09/2012: Billy Bragg : Woody and me
English alternative rock musician and left wing activist whose new two-part show celebrates the legacy of American folk musician Woody Guthrie, and songs from his own 14-album catalogue. [more]

22/09/2012: Gabriel Machovsky-Capuska : gannets
Argentinian biologist who has been studying the foraging and feeding behaviour of the Australasian gannet, particularly its optical powers and gift for high speed diving. [more]

22/09/2012: Reuben Ferguson : cycling the world
Water resources scientist who took a year to cycle from London to Whanganui, across Europe, Asia and Australia. [more]

28/09/2012: Playing Favourites with Parris Goebel
Lead choreographer for award-winning, all-female dance crew ReQuest, choreographer for Jennifer Lopez's 2012 world tour, and ambassador for the Southside Arts Festival in South Auckland. [more]

29/09/2012: Neil Gemmell: sequencing tuatara DNA
AgResearch Chair in Reproduction and Genomics at the University of Otago, Director of the Centre for Reproduction and Genomics, and principal investigator at the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, leading a team that is sequencing the genome of the tuatara. [more]

29/09/2012: Dick Taylor: the Pretty Things
Guitarist for rhythm and blues band The Pretty Things, who are about to return to New Zealand for their first visit since they were banned from the country after their infamous 1965 tour. [more]

29/09/2012: Mary Anne Franks: creepshots and bullying
Associate Professor of Law at the University of Miami, whose research and teaching interests include cyberlaw, discrimination, and free speech. [more]

29/09/2012: Richard Heinberg: end of growth
Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, widely regarded as one of the world's most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels, and author of The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality. [more]

29/09/2012: Isacc Hindin-Miller: world fashion
New Zealand writer and creative director who writes a men's fashion column for The New York Times.S [more]

29/09/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 29 September 2012. [more]

06/10/2012: Pasi Sahlberg - improving education
Director General of CIMO (Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation) in Helsinki, Finland, and expert in educational reforms, training teachers, coaching schools and advising policy-makers, who is visiting New Zealand to speak at the annual meetings of the NZEI and PPTA. [more]

06/10/2012: Ian Martin - the art of swearing
Writer and swearing consultant for the British television series The Thick of It, and columnist for The Guardian. [more]

06/10/2012: Ian Martin - the art of swearing
Writer and swearing consultant for the British television series The Thick of It, and columnist for The Guardian. [more]

06/10/2012: John Carnochan - reducing violence
Detective Chief Superintendent and co-director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit who is visiting New Zealand for the Safety 2012 World Conference in Wellington. [more]

06/10/2012: Max Rashbrooke - social inequality and boarding houses
Journalist and author who writes about politics, finance and social issues. Max is working on a major book focussing on the increasing divide between rich and poor in New Zealand. [more]

06/10/2012: Playing Favourites with Bernie Griffen
Musician who runs his own record label, Flaming Pearl Records, plays regularly with his band The Grifters and presents Border Radio on bFM, who is touring as part of The Gunslingers Ball shows. [more]

06/10/2012: Peter Bush - Mesopotamia
"Bushy" is best known as a rugby photographer and provides the pictorial content for the new book about the high-country station Mesopotamia, written by Bruce Ansley, A Fabled Land. [more]

06/10/2012: Stephen Merchant - tall tales
Writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor, best known in New Zealand for his television collaborations with Ricky Gervais, returns to his stand-up comedy roots with upcoming shows around this country. [more]

06/10/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme on 6 October 2012. [more]

13/10/2012: Friday Night in Frankfurt with Kim Hill, Part 1
Kim Hill broadcasts live from the James Bar of the English Theatre, Frankfurt, on the occasion of New Zealand's Guest of Honour 2012 visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Guests this hour include German journalist Tina Mendelsohn, arhcitect Andrew Patterson, event organiser Mike Mizrahi and restaurateur Peter Gordon. [more]

13/10/2012: Friday Night in Frankfurt with Kim Hill, Part 2
Kim Hill broadcasts live from the James Bar of the English Theatre, Frankfurt, on the occasion of New Zealand's Guest of Honour 2012 visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Guests this hour include storyteller Joe Harawira, composer Leon Radojkovic and producer Phil Evans and art writer and curator Justin Paton. [more]

13/10/2012: Friday Night in Frankfurt with Kim Hill, Part 3
Kim Hill broadcasts live from the James Bar of the English Theatre, Frankfurt, on the occasion of New Zealand's Guest of Honour 2012 visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Guests this hour include fiction writer Paula Morris, poet and writer Kate Camp, art commentator and writer Hamish Clayton and publisher Sam Elworthy. [more]

13/10/2012: Friday Night in Frankfurt with Kim Hill, Part 4
Kim Hill broadcasts live from the James Bar of the English Theatre, Frankfurt, on the occasion of New Zealand's Guest of Honour 2012 visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Guests this hour include musician Norman Meehan, businesswoman Hana Pomare, publisher Fergus Barrowman and chief executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Lewis Holden. [more]

20/10/2012: Pete Townsend: The Who
The guitarist, principal songwriter and creative force behind rock band The Who has just published his autobiography, "Who I Am". [more]

20/10/2012: Pete Townshend: The Who
The guitarist, principal songwriter and creative force behind rock band The Who has just published his autobiography, "Who I Am". [more]

20/10/2012: Ray Waru: archived treasures
Documentary maker whose first book is "Secrets & Treasures: Our Stories Told Through the Objects at Archives New Zealand". [more]

20/10/2012: Bruce Levin: microbiology
US scientist with a wide range of expertise in evolutionary biology and microbiology, who is best known for his work on antibiotic resistance and population biology of bacteria. [more]

20/10/2012: Art with Mary Kisler: Spanish masterpieces
Discussing leading painters of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries whose works are featured in the exhibition, Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado, at the Queensland Art Gallery. [more]

19/10/2012: Playing Favourites with Jon Toogood
Jon Toogood’s latest musical endeavour is worlds away from his more than 20 years as the frontman of much-loved rock group Shihad. He’s taking to the stage at Auckland’s Silo Theatre, along with Julia Deans, Tama Waipara, and Jennifer Ward-Lealand, to perform the music of the great Jacques Brel. And his side project, The Adults, is about to release its live collaboration album with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. [more]

20/10/2012: Geoff Norman: Buller's Birds
Editor of "Buller's Birds of New Zealand: the Complete Work of JG Keulemans", a new edition of the 19th century ornithological paintings of John Gerrad Keulemans. [more]

20/10/2012: Mark Staufer: The Numinous Place
Screenwriter and creator of "The Numinous Place", which he calls the world's first multi-dimensional work of fiction. The experience involves watching, reading, listening and interacting. [more]

20/10/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning. She also reveals the anguish of presenting the noise-rich Frankfurt Book Fair broadcast. [more]

27/10/2012: Ben Goldacre: bad pharma
Author of the Bad Science column and book of the same name, and new book, Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients. Contains audio dropouts due to transmission malfunction. [more]

27/10/2012: Jonathan Barnbrook: type, design, Bowie
Graphic designer, typographer, industrial designer and activist who collaborates with Damien Hirst and David Bowie, visiting New Zealand to speak at alternative arts and creative showcase We Can Create. [more]

27/10/2012: Matt Yallop: Iceland and technology
Independent technology advisor and strategist for New Zealand businesses, who has just spent seven weeks in Iceland. [more]

27/10/2012: Playing Favourites with Simon Sweetman
Writer of the popular online music column Blog on the Tracks, whose first book is OnSong: Stories Behind New Zealand Pop Classics. [more]

27/10/2012: Memé Churton: Italy, China, NZ
Memé Churton grew up in Italy and China, has been living in Auckland since the 1950s, and tells her life story in Memé, The Three Worlds of an Italian-Chinese New Zealander. [more]

27/10/2012: Oliver Percovich: Skateistan
Founder of Kabul-based Skateistan, which is now an international non-profit charity providing skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Pakistan. [more]

27/10/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

03/11/2012: Victoria Collier: vote rigging
Editor of Votescam.org, and author of this month's cover story for Harper's magazine, How to Rig an Election. [more]

03/11/2012: Alice Achan: Uganda
Founder of CCF Pader, a not-for-profit organisation responsible for the Pader Girls' Academy, which provides a haven from the war in Northern Uganda for traumatised girls and their babies. [more]

03/11/2012: Stephen McDougall: buildings and wool
Founding member of Studio Pacific Architecture, and ambassador for the New Zealand Campaign for Wool. [more]

03/11/2012: Trent Mankelow: usability
Director and co-founder of Optimal Usability, who is involved with New Zealand's participation in World Usability Day on 8 November. [more]

03/11/2012: Barry Gibb: The Last Bee Gee
The last surviving member of the Bee Gees who is coming to New Zealand next year for the Mission Estate concert. [more]

03/11/2012: Rima Te Wiata: horror show
Actor, musician and singer who is starring in the Auckland Theatre Company production of the musical Little Shop of Horrors, as the voice of carnivorous plant Audrey II. [more]

03/11/2012: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Author of new book The ACB with Honora Lee, discussing three recent young adult novels: Calling the Gods by Jack Lasenby, Red Rocks by Rachael King, and Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield. [more]

03/11/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

09/11/2012: Art with Mary Kisler
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tamaki, discussing Napoleon: Revolution to Empire, an exhibition that showed recently at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV International). [more]

10/11/2012: Peter Ubel - doctors and patients
Physician and behavioural scientists at Duke University, and author of Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together. [more]

10/11/2012: Dava Sobel - the heavens
Author of several books, including Longitude, Galileo's Daughter, The Planets, and most recently A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos. [more]

10/11/2012: Playing Favourites with Ethan Stiefel
Artistic director with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and co-producer for the touring season of Giselle. [more]

10/11/2012: Wade Doak - the oceans
Amateur marine biologist, dolphin researcher, and ocean/land explorer; his new memoir is Gaia Calls: South Sea Voices, Dolphins, Sharks and Rainforests. [more]

10/11/2012: Ian Singleton - orangutans
Director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme. [more]

10/11/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

17/11/2012: Clive Peedell
Consultant clinical oncologist and co-leader of the National Health Action party, formed by physicians concerned about the future of the National Health Service in Britain. [more]

17/11/2012: Mason Tvert: legalising marijuana
Co-director of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which was behind the successful marijuana legalisation effort in Colorado. [more]

17/11/2012: Benjamin Lorr: Bikram yoga
Author of Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga. [more]

17/11/2012: Jim Endersby: imperial science
Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Sussex who will visit Auckland later this month for a lecture, Imperial Science: the Invention of New Zealand's Plants. [more]

17/11/2012: Playing Favourites with Richard Meros
Author of a number of books and plays; his 2011 book, Richard Meros Salutes the Southern Man, is now a play opening next week at Downstage. [more]

17/11/2012: Kim Dong-Sung: finance and faith
Asian head of the World Council of Churches, who is taking part in a world-wide conversation on developing a just global economic system. [more]

17/11/2012: Sam Rye: food distribution
Community connector of Wellington company Bucky Box, a social enterprise that is building the software behind a better food system. [more]

17/11/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

24/11/2012: Kalle Lasn: Buy Nothing Day and Meme Wars
Founder and editor of Adbusters magazine, which has popularised the Occupy movement and Buy Nothing Day, and author of Meme Wars: the Creative Destruction of Neo-Classical Economics. [more]

24/11/2012: Margaret Brimble: organic chemistry
Chair of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Chemical Sciences and the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Auckland. who has been awarded the Rutherford Medal, the Mac Diarmid Medal, and the Hector Medal for her work. [more]

24/11/2012: Shirley and Roger Horrocks: transiting Venus
Filmmaking couple whose latest documentary, Venus - a Quest, was made to coincide with the Transit of Venus this year. [more]

24/11/2012: Sylvie Simmons: Leonard Cohen
Author of the new biography, I'm Your Man: the Life of Leonard Cohen, which draws on the private archives of the poet and singer/songwriter [more]

24/11/2012: Robert Thirkell: TV repairman
Award-winning British television producer, and guest speaker at the 20th anniversary of the Screen Production and Development Association conference. [more]

24/11/2012: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses Nothing, by Janne Teller, and A Great Cake, by Tina Matthews. [more]

25/11/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

30/11/2012: Kim Hill speaks to reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff | WOMAD 2013
Pioneering Jamaican reggae star Jimmy Cliff brought reggae to the world when he starred in and created the soundtrack to the 1972 film The Harder They Come. He speaks to Kim Hill ahead of his performance at Taranaki's WOMAD festival. [more]

01/12/2012: Uma Kothari: celebrities and military
Professor in Postcolonial Studies in the School of Environment and Development and Associate Director of the Brookes World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, and keynote speaker at the International Development Conference at The University of Auckland. [more]

01/12/2012: James Russell: rat management
Lecturer at The University of Auckland who has been internationally recognised for his conservation work, and has just received the Prime Minister's 2012 MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize. [more]

01/12/2012: Gordon Parker: 7 vs 4
Scientia Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, whose analysis of the 1956 paper by psychologist George Miller challenges the long-held view that the mind can cope with only seven chunks of information. [more]

01/12/2012: Farah de Johnette: horse training
American horsewoman who uses the waterhole rituals training technique of Carolyn Resnick, and is holding a clinic in Carterton. [more]

01/12/2012: Richard Simpson: streams, places and big data
Director of consultancy firm Metabola, executive committee member of the International Society of Digital Earth, and curator of Big Data / Changing Place, a programme of exhibitions, seminars and workshops at the reopened National Library. [more]

01/12/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

08/12/2012: Michael Nugent: blasphemy
Writer from Dublin who chairs the advocacy group Atheist Ireland, and has written on blasphemy law in Ireland. [more]

08/12/2012: Richie McCaw: rugby and leadership
Richie McCaw is the captain of the All Blacks, and tells his story, with Greg McGee, in Richie McCaw: The Open Side. [more]

08/12/2012: Kathleen Sharp: blood medicine
Journalist and author of Blood Medicine: Blowing the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever. [more]

08/12/2012: Art with Mary Kisler: patron's gifts
Mary discusses a new exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery, Partner Dance: Gifts from the Patrons of the Gallery, which celebrates 25 years of patrons' gifts. [more]

08/12/2012: Playing Bluegrass with the Pipi Pickers
Barry Torkington, Nathan Torkington, Garry Bigwood and Jenine Abarbanel Torkington are the Leigh-based bluegrass band, The Pipi Pickers. (Some songs removed for copyright reasons) [more]

08/12/2012: Rebecca Watson: girls and shopping
Leader of a team of female activists at Skepchick, who travels around the world delivering talks on science, feminism, and scepticism. [more]

08/12/2012: Brianna Fruean: youth and power
One of the main coordinators of 350.org in Samoa who has represented her country as a youth environment ambassador in Korea, Japan, and at the Rio Earth Summit. [more]

08/12/2012: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Robert Byrd, and a novel and two poetry books by Paul Fleishman: Bull Run, Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices, and I Am Phoenix: Poems for Two Voices. [more]

08/12/2012: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

15/12/2012: Gregory Johnsen: Yemen and Al-Quaeda
Yemen and Al-Quaeda Member of the USAID's conflict assessment team for Yemen, and author of the Waq al-waq blog and new book The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia [more]

15/12/2012: Paul Wah: teaching and China
Fourth generation Chinese New Zealander and first Chinese to be appointed as principal of a state secondary school in New Zealand; his memoir is Wooden Man, Stone Heart. [more]

15/12/2012: Shaun Preston: entertainment
That's entertainment Singer, pianist and entertainer who divides his performing year between New Zealand and the UK. [more]

15/12/2012: Playing Favourites with Mike Dooley
Drummer for seminal New Zealand bands The Enemy and Toy Love, who is now a career consultant. [more]

15/12/2012: David Magee: Life of Pi
American scriptwriter whose adaptation of Life of Pi, based upon the bestselling book by Yann Martel, is directed by Ang Lee. [more]

15/12/2012: Bryce Galloway: zines and Wendyhouse
Lecturer at the School of Fine Arts, Massey University, co-organiser of the annual Wellington Zinefest, publisher of Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People, and member of the band Wendyhouse. [more]

22/12/2012: Stephen Epstein: South Korea
Programme Director of Asian Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington, who is researching national identity in South Korea. [more]

22/12/2012: Daniel Klein: philosophy and ageing
Septuagenarian philosopher and author of the new book, Travels with Epicurus: a Journey to a Greek Island in Search of An Authentic Old Age. [more]

22/12/2012: Jo Morgan: adventure and philanthropy
Mountaineer and motorcyclist, UNICEF NZ Ambassador and trustee of The Morgan Foundation, a charitable trust focused on improving the lives of the poorest people in the world. [more]

22/12/2012: Seasick Steve: living the blues
American blues musician who acheived mainstream success in his sixties and is visiting New Zealand for the first time. [more]

22/12/2012: Playing Favourites with Tama Waipara, Joe Lindsay and Iain Gordon
Tama is a composer, performer, Maori & Pacific programme manager for the 2013 Auckland Arts Festival, and executive producer of festival show, Everything is Ka Pai, which features contemporary NZ musicians backed by 12-piece band The Yoots, whose members include Joe and Iain. [more]

22/12/2012: Kate De Goldi and Laura Kroetsch: books in 2012
Kate is the author of award-winning book The 10PM Question, and this year's The ACB with Honora Lee. Laura is the director of Adelaide Writer's Week. They discuss the year in publishing and their books of 2012. [more]

26/01/2013: Jonathan Freedland: Israeli election
Columnist for the Guardian, talking about the results of the recent election in Israel. [more]

26/01/2013: Randy Cohen: being good
Writer, composer and broadcaster, whose new book is Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything. [more]

26/01/2013: Joe Cross: juice fasting
Australian health advocate who travelled the United States on a 60-day juice fast, chronicling his journey in the documentary film Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. [more]

26/01/2013: Art with Mary Kisler: MONA
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery discussing the controversial Museum of Old and New Art,in Tasmania. [more]

26/01/2013: Playing Favourites with Adam McGrath
Singer and principal songwriter for Lyttelton band The Eastern, who are about to embark on a six-week tour of rural New Zealand. [more]

26/01/2013: David Lawrence: remaking theatre
Founder and director of The Bacchanals theatre company; their latest production is Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus. [more]

26/01/2013: Helen Stead: Oamaru Scott 100
Co-convenor of Oamaru Scott 100, a programme of events commemorating the return to Oamaru of the 1913 Scott Expedition to Antarctica aboard the Terra Nova. [more]

26/01/2013: Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

02/02/2013: Tim Berners-Lee: the internet
Creator in 1989 of the World Wide Web, now a professor at MIT and the University of Southampton, director of the World Wide Web Consortium, and founder of the World Wide Web Foundation. He visited Wellington as a guest of InternetNZ to deliver a public lecture exploring the benefits of an open Internet. [more]

02/02/2013: Richard Adams: Washington DC
New Zealand journalist who blogs on US politics and culture from the Guardian's Washington DC bureau. [more]

02/02/2013: Jocelyn Bell Burnell: star dust
British astrophysicist who discovered pulsars. She visited Auckland to present a public lecture, We Are All Made of Star Dust, at AUT University and talk at the New Zealand and the Beginnings of Radio Astronomy conference. [more]

02/02/2013: John Pratt: contrasts in punishment
Professor at Victoria University's Institute of Criminology and Royal Society of New Zealand James Cook Research Fellow July 2009 to June 2012. His new book with Anna Eriksson, Contrasts in Punishment: An Explanation of Anglophone Excess and Nordic Exceptionalism, has just been published. [more]

02/02/2013: Playing Favourites with Steve McKinlay
Senior Lecturer in Computing and Research Coordinator at Wellington Institute of Technology who is a few weeks away from completing a PhD in Philosophy of Information with Charles Sturt University, Australia. He is on the executive board of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy. [more]

02/02/2013: Ingrid Horrocks: Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft Poet, travel writer, and Senior Lecturer in English at Massey University. Her new book is an edition of an early work of travel writing. Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, by 18th century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. [more]

02/02/2013: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Discusses four picture books: Sammy and the Great Skyscraper Sandwich by Lorraine Francis and Pieter Gaudesaboos, Bernie Loves Flora by Annemie Berebrouckx, The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Ritva Voutila, and The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger. [more]

02/02/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

09/02/2013: Guy Standing: basic income and the Precariat
Professor of Development Studies at the University of London, founder member and co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network, and author of The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class. He is visiting New Zealand as keynote speaker at the Precarious Work and Living Wage Symposium. [more]

09/02/2013: Roald Hoffmann: theoretical chemistry
Theoretical chemist and playwright who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1981. He is visiting Auckland to deliver the lecture, A Science All About Change, and is a keynote speaker at the AMN6 conference. [more]

09/02/2013: Playing Favourites with Victor Rodger
New Zealand playwright whose new work, Black Faggot, will premiere at the Auckland Fringe Festival and coincide with the Auckland Pride Festival. [more]

09/02/2013: Graeme Simsion: the Rosie Project
Melbourne-based business consultant and writer, whose first novel, The Rosie Project, began life as a screenplay, and has been sold around the world to over thirty countries in deals approaching two million dollars. [more]

09/02/2013: Kate's Klassic: The Red Badge of Courage
Kate Camp has published four collections of poems. She discusses The Red Badge of Courage, the 1895 novel by American writer Stephen Crane. [more]

09/02/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

16/02/2013: Daniel Pink: Selling
American author and journalist whose new book is To Sell Is Human: the Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing and Influencing Others. [more]

16/02/2013: Hans Becker: Aged Care
CEO of the Humanitas Foundation, which uses the philosophy of happiness to revolutionise the social and commercial approach to retirement villages in the Netherlands. He is the lead speaker at the Ageing Asia Leadership Workshop in Palmerston North. [more]

16/02/2013: Joanna Aizenberg: Biomimetics
Bio-inspired engineering Professor of materials science, chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University, and a keynote speaker at the AMN6 conference in Auckland. [more]

16/02/2013: Martin Leung-Wai: Future Building
Director of architecture and design firm Creative Native, and a visual communications tutor, event organiser, community development activist, fitness instructor. He is part of creative team The Roots, who launched their Pacific Showcase Arts Project this month, and have work commissioned for the Pasifika and Auckland Arts Festivals. [more]

16/02/2013: Playing Favourites with Paul Ubana Jones
Singer-songwriter in his fortieth year as a professional world touring soloist and recording artist, who uses the work of Dylan for educational sessions in high schools and is touring a show where he performs Dylan's songs. [more]

16/02/2013: Kathryn Werntz: Mali
Mali and the Sahel Writer, sustainable agriculture specialist, and the producer of Sahel Calling, a documentary film project being made in Mali and the Sahel region of Africa. [more]

16/02/2013: Brian Patrick: Butterfly Collector
Lepidopterist and author based in the South Island who will be speaking at the Monarch NZ Butterfly Trust conference in Auckland. [more]

23/02/2013: Frederick Kaufman: financialised food
American journalist and author whose new book is Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food. [more]

23/02/2013: Mary-Kay Wilmers: the LRB and Peter Campbell
Co-founder and editor of the London Review of Books who worked closely with New Zealand illustrator and designer Peter Campbell, whose work features in an exhibition at the City Gallery Wellington. [more]

23/02/2013: Art with Mary Kisler: Hundertwasser
Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, discussing the life and work of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. [more]

23/02/2013: Playing Favourites with Peter Skellern
English singer-songwriter and pianist who wrote the music and lyrics for the Roger Hall play about grandparents and grandchildren, You Can Always Hand Them Back. [more]

23/02/2013: Kevin Gosztola: whistleblowers
American writer who covers Wikileaks, transparency, whistleblowing and other civil liberties issues, and co-authored the 2012 book, Truth and Consequences: The US vs. Bradley Manning. [more]

23/02/2013: Callum Christopher: Roskill soccer skills
Teacher at Mt Roskill Grammar School, who has just made a documentary mini-series about his unique summer football training programme. [more]

23/02/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

02/03/2013: Charles Daugherty: Argo, tuatara, cats
Conservation biologist who has played a key role in bringing the tuatara back from the brink of extinction, and expert on pest management. [more]

02/03/2013: Michael Reynolds: earthships.
Creator and founder of the Earthship concept of radically sustainable buildings made with recycled materials, who will visit Christchurch to run workshops and deliver public lectures. [more]

02/03/2013: Michael Reynolds: earthships
Creator and founder of the Earthship concept of radically sustainable buildings made with recycled materials, who will visit Christchurch to run workshops and deliver public lectures. [more]

02/03/2013: Mark Pagel: culturally wired
Leading authority on human evolution, and Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Reading. His new book is Wired for Culture: the Natural History of Human Cooperation, he is visiting five New Zealand centres to give public talks on the evolution of language. [more]

02/03/2013: Emma Griffin: luddites
Lecturer on social and economic history at the University of East Anglia, and author of three books, including A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution. [more]

02/03/2013: Playing Favourites with Barry Thomas
Groundbreaking visual and conceptual artist, sculptor, filmmaker, and musician whose documentation of his 1978 Cabbage Patch art project was purchased last year by Te Papa. [more]

02/03/2013: Crispin Hellion Glover: questioning
American film actor, director and screenwriter, publisher and author who is visiting Auckland and Dunedin for performances that includes a slide show with dramatic narration from some of his profusely illustrated books and presentations of his challenging feature films. [more]

02/03/2013: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate de Goldie discusses six "school" books: My Happy Life, Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend, Starting School, Ramona the Pest, Billy and the Big New School, and I Am Too Absolutely Small For School. [more]

02/03/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

09/03/2013: Seymour Hersh
Seymour Hersh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who broke the story of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, and the story of the US military's mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine on military and security matters and is the author of nine books, most recently Chain of Command: The Road from 9-11 to Abu Ghraib. [more]

09/03/2013: Jon Lee Anderson
Jon Lee Anderson began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998 and became a staff writer in 1999. He has written several books, reported frequently from Iraq, and has covered the conflicts in Afghanistan, Angola, and Lebanon. He wrote a profile of Hugo Chavez for the magazine earlier this year. [more]

09/03/2013: Lone Frank
Lone Frank is a journalist and author with a PhD in neurobiology. As a staff writer at Weekendavisen, Denmark's leading newspaper, she is Denmark's most distinguished science writer and a well-known voice in debates about science, technology and society. She has written for leading international publications, presented and co-produced a television series on controversial science, and has published four books, the most recent is My Beautiful Genome. [more]

09/03/2013: Playing Favourites with Marianne Muggeridge
Taranaki artist Marianne Muggeridge has worked as a painter for the past 40 years, creating portraits of many New Zealanders including Professor Sir Paul Callaghan, Alan MacDiarmid and Don Brash, and has twice won the NZ Portrait award. A retrospective of her work curated by Stuart Sheppard, Taken Personally, is currently on display at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington. [more]

09/03/2013: Arturo Arias
Arturo Arias is a Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Texas, a critical theorist and novelist. He is delivering a public lecture, Oxlajuj B'aqtun: Not the End but a New Beginning for Maya, Indigenous Peoples and the Earth, at the University of Auckland on 12 March, dispelling myths surrounding the Mayan Calendar, and addressing wider issues for indigenous cultures. [more]

09/03/2013: Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn is an American author and former television critic for Entertainment Weekly. Her third novel, Gone Girl, has topped best-seller and Best-of-2012 lists around the world. [more]

16/03/2013: Hordur Torfason - Iceland and democracy
Democracy advocate who initiated the total change of Iceland's political and economic system, and is visiting New Zealand for speaking engagements. [more]

16/03/2013: Sheryl Sandberg - women and work
Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, and author of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. [more]

16/03/2013: Stephen Jones - hats
British milliner who has designed hats for some of the world's top celebrities, and is visiting New Zealand for iD Dunedin Fashion Week. [more]

16/03/2013: Kate Cherry - swans and butterflies
Artistic Director of Black Swan State Theatre Company in Perth, and creator of a new production of Puccini's Madame Butterfly for NZ Opera. [more]

16/03/2013: Rodriguez - Sugar Man
Mexican American singer-songwriter who produced two folk rock albums in the early 1970's, but disappeared from the music scene until he was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man. [more]

16/03/2013: Scott Tinker - energy switching
Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and the State Geologist of Texas, who interviewed over 50 international leaders about energy for the documentary, Switch. [more]

16/03/2013: Children's Books with Kate de Goldi
Kate discusses three New Zealand books: The Queen and the Nobody Boy; The New Zealand Art Activity Book, and; A Winter's Day in 1939. [more]

16/03/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

23/03/2013: Jarrod Gilbert : gangs
Lead researcher at Independent Research Solutions who spent ten years researching his new book, Patched : the History of Gangs in New Zealand. [more]

23/03/2013: Chris Vein : sensing cities
Chief Innovation Officer for Global Information and Communications Technology Development at the World Bank who is visiting New Zealand for the official release of a master plan for making Christchurch a "Sensing City". [more]

23/03/2013: Catherine Callaghan : e-singles and memories
UK-based barrister who has written the foreword to a new short-form digital imprint, Luminous Moments, collecting writing and speeches by her late father Sir Paul Callaghan. [more]

23/03/2013: Beth Orton : sugar and seasons
British singer-songwriter who was at the forefront of the 1990s folktronica scene, and recently released her first recording for six years. She will visit New Zealand for two church concerts in May. [more]

23/03/2013: Mark Binelli : Detroit
Contributing editor at Rolling Stone and Men's Journal, and author of The Last Days of Detroit : Motor Cars, Motown and the Collapse of an Industrial Giant. [more]

23/03/2013: Kate's Klassic : The Feminine Mystique
Kate Camp discusses The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, the 1963 book widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States. [more]

30/03/2013: Sean Faircloth: church and state
Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and author of Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All - and What We Can Do About It. [more]

30/03/2013: Listener Feedback to Sean Faircloth
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme, mostly about her interview with Sean Faircloth. [more]

30/03/2013: Frank Warren: posting secrets
Creator of global blog phenomenon PostSecret, to which over half a million people have mailed anonymous secrets on the side of homemade postcards, attracting an audience of more than six million every month. [more]

30/03/2013: Dr Brendan Moyle: wildlife trade
Senior Lecturer in Economics in the School of Economics and Finance at Massey University, who studies the economics of wildlife trade. [more]

30/03/2013: Playing Favourites with Leonel Alvarado
Senior Lecturer in Spanish and the Latin American Studies Programme Coordinator at Massey University, whose fourth book of poetry was runner-up and received a Special Mention in Latin America's oldest and most prestigious poetry competition. [more]

30/03/2013: David Trubridge: design and the elements
Acclaimed New Zealand designer based in Havelock North whose work focuses on environmental responsibility. He tells his story in the new book, So Far. [more]

05/04/2013: Timothy B. Lee : Bitcoin
Writer about technology and public policy for Ars Technica, and Forbes, discussing the rise of the new digital currency, Bitcoin. [more]

06/04/2013: Andrew Rose : royal intrigue
British barrister and author of the new book, The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder : the First Great Love of Edward VIII's life, the Sensational Consequences and the Establishment Cover-up. [more]

06/04/2013: Simon Lamb : thin ice
Associate Professor of Geophysics at Victoria University of Wellington, who filmed climate scientists around the world for the new documentary, Thin Ice : the Inside Story of Climate Science. [more]

06/04/2013: Art with Mary Kisler : displaying art at Te Papa
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, who has been working part-time with Te Papa Tongawera Museum of New Zealand, to expand the museum's exhibition of the nation's art. [more]

06/04/2013: Playing Favorites with Rick Bryant
New Zealand singer and songwriter who has performed and recorded with bands that include BLERTA, Mammal, the Windy City Strugglers, Rick Bryant and the Jive Bombers, the Jubilation Gospel Choir, and most recently the Black Soap Boys. [more]

06/04/2013: Ruth Ozeki : zen and writing
Canadian-American novelist (My Year of Meat), filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest, whose new novel is A Tale for the Time Being. [more]

06/04/2013: Jeremy Leatinu'u : buildings and video
Auckland video performance artist, and educator at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, who is co-creator of the More Than We Know project at the Gus Fisher Gallery, exploring the building's history through exhibition and performance. [more]

13/04/2013: Jonathan Freedland: Thatcherism
Guardian writer on the death of Margaret Thatcher and the continuing influence of her policies. [more]

13/04/2013: Ric Esther Bienstock: organ trading
Canadian filmmaker whose new feature documentary, Tales From the Organ Trade, looks at the international black market trade in human organs. [more]

13/04/2013: Mary Ruefle: poetry and life
Poet, essayist, teacher at Vermont College of Fine Arts and visiting professor at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, currently visiting Wellington for master classes and a public talk. [more]

13/04/2013: Gill Perry: celebrity and portraits
Professor of Art History at the Open University, England, and curator of The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons at London's National Portrait Gallery. She is visiting New Zealand to give a talk about portraiture and the feminine face of celebrity. [more]

13/04/2013: Playing Favourites with Watermelon Slim
American singer, harmonica player and bottleneck slide guitarist who is currently on tour in New Zealand. [more]

13/04/2013: Anita Desai: India and writing
Indian novelist who will visit New Zealand in May for the 2013 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. [more]

13/04/2013: Ant Timpson: ABCs of death
Founder of the 48Hours Filmmaking Competition, and 24hr Movie Marathon, who has produced global horror anthology The ABCs of Death. [more]

13/04/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

20/04/2013: John Lennox: Science and God
British mathematician and philosopher of science, who is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, and has written a number of books about god and science. [more]

20/04/2013: Chris Faraone
Boston journalist covering the week's events. [more]

20/04/2013: Eugene Jarecki: The war on drugs
American filmmaker, whose latest documentary, The House I Live In, is about the "war on drugs". [more]

20/04/2013: Playing Favourites with Graeme Gash
Designer, illustrator, songwriter and musician with the 1970s group Waves, whose catalogue has just been reissued. [more]

20/04/2013: Ramona Koval: Books and Readers
Writer, editor, journalist and broadcaster, whose latest book is By the Book: A Reader's Guide To Life. [more]

20/04/2013: Children’s Books with Kate de Goldi: three animal books
Kate discusses A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole, Bad Dog Flash by Ruth Paul, and Puss Jekyll, Cat Hyde by Joyce Dunbar and Jill Barton. [more]

20/04/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

27/04/2013: Mary Wareham: killer robots
Interim global coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, an international coalition of non-governmental organisations working for a ban on fully autonomous weapons. [more]

27/04/2013: Patrick Ness: fables
Author of a number of books for young adults including the Chaos Walking trilogy, and A Monster Calls. His new novel for adults is The Crane Wife and he will be a guest at the 2013 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival. [more]

27/04/2013: Alison McCulloch: abortion in New Zealand
Journalist in New Zealand and the United States for more than twenty years; her new book is Fighting to Choose: the Abortion Rights Struggle in New Zealand. [more]

27/04/2013: Playing Favourites with Rachel Dawick and Jon Sanders
Songwriter and vocalist who has been researching the lives of New Zealand women in the 1800s, and turning their stories into songs; currently on tour with her partner, guitarist, bouzouki and ukulele player. [more]

27/04/2013: Massimiliano Gioni
Venice Biennale Curator of the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, which features New Zealand artists Bill Culbert, Simon Denny, Mark Harvey, Darryn George, and Scott Eady. [more]

27/04/2013: Dan Khan
Startup accelerator director for the Lightning Lab, a twelve-week programme for nine NZ companies planning to be "investment-ready" by 15 May. [more]

27/04/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

04/05/2013: Richard Pitts: nuclear fusion
Leader of the Plasma-Wall Interactions Section in the Plasma Operation Directorate at ITER, the centre in France that is intending to make nuclear fusion the energy source of the future. [more]

04/05/2013: Joe Kalt: indigenous governance
Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy (Emeritus) at Harvard University, and co-director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. [more]

04/05/2013: Neil "Grim" Grimstone: police and TV
Former detective senior sergeant in Counties Manukau, now technical consultant and co-writer for the new TV3 police drama series, Harry. [more]

04/05/2013: Doug Avery: farming and drought
South Island Farmer of the year 2010, who manages Bonavaree Farm at Grassmere, South Marlborough, using a sustainable farming system that is resilient in extreme weather and variability. [more]

04/05/2013: Jello Biafra: Kennedys to Guantanamo
Former lead singer and songwriter for San Francisco punk band Dead Kennedys who will be visiting New Zealand with his new band, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine. [more]

04/05/2013: Mike Steel: biomathematics and mountains
Director of the Biomathematics Research Centre, Professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department of University of Caterbury, and deputy director of the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution. [more]

04/05/2013: Kate's Klassic: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Kate Camp will discuss the 1861 account by Harriet A Jacobs:Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. [more]

11/05/2013: William Dalrymple: Afghanistan
Award-winning Scottish travel writer, historian and journalist whose latest book, Return of a King, is an analysis of the First Anglo-Afghan War of 1839. [more]

11/05/2013: Sameer Dossani: Pakistan
Freelance researcher and activist who has been active in social, environmental and gender justice movements in South Asia for over 15 years. [more]

11/05/2013: Kingi Smiler: Maori agribusiness
Chair of the management committee for the 2013 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Maori Excellence in Farming Award, the premier award for Maori in agriculture, which marks its 80th anniversary this year. [more]

11/05/2013: Richard Allen: restless legs
Associate professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Center for Restless Legs Syndrome. [more]

11/05/2013: Playing Favourites with Jan Bolwell
Dancer, author and playwright whose latest play, Dancing in the Wake, is based on the life of Lucia Joyce, daughter of James Joyce, and is about to tour nationwide. [more]

11/05/2013: Helena Popovic: brain health
One of Australia's foremost authorities on how to improve brain function, who writes about caring for her father during his dementia in her book, In Search of My Father. [more]

11/05/2013: Andrew Digby: kiwi calls
Former NASA astronomer whose current biology PhD uses kiwi calls as the basis for revealing more about kiwi behaviour and to help provide new tools for their conservation. [more]

18/05/2013: Jeremy Scahill: America's dirty wars
Author of the new book Dirty Wars, an expose of America's covert foreign policy operations, and the producer and writer of a documentary of the same name. [more]

18/05/2013: Masha Gessen: Putin's Russia
Russian-American journalist whose new book is The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, and is a guest at the 2013 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival. [more]

18/05/2013: Louis Chambers: zero generation
Founder of youth-led zero carbon advocacy group Generation Zero, and Law for Change, which is focused on public interest law. He has a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University from October. [more]

18/05/2013: Playing Favourites with Cassandra Wilson
Mississippi-born jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer, who is visiting New Zealand for one concert with her sextet during the Wellington Jazz Festival. [more]

18/05/2013: Peter Doherty: vets and viruses
Former Australian of the Year whose research into human immune systems earned him the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, and is visiting New Zealand for Massey University's celebration of 50 years of veterinary research and education. [more]

18/05/2013: David Cameron: teaching English to Asia
Founder and CEO of LearnKo, which delivers online learning programs to English language organisations in Asia, and has just completed the twelve-week Lightning Lab programme. [more]

18/05/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

25/05/2013: Huw Lewis-Jones: George Lowe and Everest
Historian and author who is involved with books of letters and photos by George Lowe, who was on the 1953 Everest expedition with Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. [more]

25/05/2013: Joan Baez: activism and music
American musician, songwriter and activist who will visit New Zealand in August for the first time in more than 20 years. [more]

25/05/2013: David Skegg: science challenges
New Zealand epidemiologist, and the President of the Royal Society of New Zealand, talking about the new science challenges, and longevity. [more]

25/05/2013: Phoebe Hayman: garden gnomes
CEO of toy craft-kit design company Seedling NZ, whose garden gnomes are being showcased in London this week at the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show. [more]

25/05/2013: Playing Favourites with Gifford Jackson
New Zealand industrial design pioneer who spent his early working life in New York, and whose life is celebrated in the new book, Gifford Jackson: New Zealand Industrial Design Pathfinder. [more]

25/05/2013: Lauren Beukes: serial killers and time travel
South African novelist, TV scriptwriter, documentary maker and comics writer whose latest book, The Shining Girls, is about a time-travelling serial killer. [more]

25/05/2013: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses three 'animal' books: Blue Moon Bird by Sabrina Malcom, and Cloud Tea Monkeys, and Mysterious Traveller, both by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham. [more]

25/05/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

01/06/2013: Allan Savory: restoring grasslands
President and co-founder of the Savory Institute, which promotes large-scale restoration of the world's grasslands through holistic management. [more]

01/06/2013: Andrew Quilty: documenting disasters
Australian photographer whose career includes commissions from TIME, GEO and The New York Times, covering the Queensland floods, the Black Saturday bush fires, Cyclone Yasi, and Hurricane Sandy. [more]

01/06/2013: Howard Brenton: theatre of politics
English playwright and screenwriter whose 2010 play, Anne Boleyn, is the next production from the Auckland Theatre Company. [more]

01/06/2013: Playing Favourites with Richard Hulse
Webmaster at Radio New Zealand, where his team has just relaunched the radionz.co.nz website. [more]

01/06/2013: Derek Handley: entrepreneurial heart
New Zealand entrepreneur (Hyperfactory, Booktrack, Snakk Media), who tells his story in the new how-to book, Heart to Start. [more]

01/06/2013: Barbara Else: creating Fontania
Author of The Queen and the Nobody Boy, a finalist in the Junior Fiction sections of the 2013 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, and 2013 LIANZA Esther Glen Medal. [more]

01/06/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

08/06/2013: Dana Karunaratna: eradicating rabies
Asia Pacific Inhumane Culling Campaign Manager for the World Society for the Protection of Animals, who runs the mass dog vaccination programme, Collars not Cruelty, in Bangladesh. [more]

08/06/2013: Joshua Oppenheimer: re-enacting genocide
Filmmaker whose new documentary, The Act of Killing, features unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads. [more]

08/06/2013: Bill McKibben: doing the maths
American environmentalist, author, and journalist who led the organisation of 350.org, and will visit New Zealand on his Do the Maths Tour. [more]

08/06/2013: Andrea Eimke: textiles in Atiu
German migrant who established the Atiu Fibre Arts Studio on the remote South Pacific tropical island of Atiu. [more]

08/06/2013: Playing Favourites with Wallace Chapman
Co-host of pub politics television programme Back Benches and author of Don't Just Do Something, Sit There: A Manifesto for Living the Slow Life. [more]

08/06/2013: Marlene Zuk: paleofantasy
Professor of ecology, evolution and behaviour at the University of Minnesota, and author of Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet and How We Live. [more]

08/06/2013: Kate's Klassic
Poet Kate Camp discusses the 1934 novel by P.G. Wodehouse, Right Ho, Jeeves. [more]

08/06/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

14/06/2013: Charles Pigden : conspiracies and cockups
Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Otago, who has published on a number of topics including conspiracy theories. [more]

15/06/2013: Sibel Edmonds : whistle blowing
Publisher and editor of Boiling Frogs Post, author of the 2012 memoir Classified Woman, and the founder and president of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. [more]

15/06/2013: Terry Speed : gene genies
World leader in bioinformatics and one of Australia's most important statisticians, whose work has helped to identify ares of the human genome that contribute to cancer. [more]

15/06/2013: Art with Mary Kisler : Modernisme and Modernism
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, discussing Modernisme and Modernism in Spanish architecture. [more]

15/06/2013: Playing Favorites with Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham
Award-winning British writers of children's and young adult fiction, who have been based in Wellington while Mal teaches a writing course. [more]

15/06/2013: Hadleigh Frost : speaking on science
Physics student at the University of Canterbury, and winner of the inaugural Sir Paul Callaghan Award for Young Science Orators at the 2012 Eureka Symposium. [more]

22/06/2013: David Sedaris: diabetes with owls
American humorist whose new collection of essays is titled Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. [more]

22/06/2013: Klaus Thymann: documenting glaciers
Award-winning photographer and aristic director for Project Pressure, which is documenting the world's glaciers to create an open source archive and atlas. [more]

22/06/2013: Miko Peled: Middle East peace
Peace activist who grew up as the son of an Israeli general then became supportive of the Palestinian cause. He tells his story in The General's Son. [more]

22/06/2013: Brett Holland: Chicago 1871
Entrpreneur and investor who relocated to Wellington from Chicago, where he was involved with the entrepreneurial centre, 1871. [more]

22/06/2013: Playing Favourites with Julie Thomas
Writer and producer for television and film, whose self-published novel The Keeper of Secrets, landed her an international publishing deal. [more]

22/06/2013: Alison Maclean: big and small screens
Filmmaker (Talkback, Kitchen Sink, Crush, Jesus' Son) who selected the finalists for the annual Best Short Film competition at the New Zealand International Film Festival. [more]

22/06/2013: Brian Patrick: moths
Lepidopterist based in the South Island who has co-authored several books and worked at the Department of Conservation, Otago Museum and Alexandra Museum. [more]

22/06/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

29/06/2013: Robert Wade: inequality
Professor of Political Economy and Development at the Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics, who has contributed to a new book Inequality: a New Zealand Crisis. [more]

29/06/2013: Stephen Grosz: life examined
Psychoanalyst from the Institute of Psychoanalysis and in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London on his first book The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves. [more]

29/06/2013: Avner Rothschild: dark Solar
Scientist at the Technion Research Institute of Technology in Israel who helped create a solar power system that works in the dark. [more]

29/06/2013: Playing Favourites with Ted Dawe
Inaugural winner of the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Children's Book of the Year for his novel, Into the River. [more]

29/06/2013: Sarah Churchwell: the Fitzgeralds
Professor of American literature and public understanding of the humanities at the University of East Anglia, on her new book, Careless People about F. Scott Fitzgerald and the creation of the 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby. [more]

29/06/2013: Raelene Castle: netball to NRL
The first woman to be appointed CEO of the National Rugby League club Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. [more]

29/06/2013: Listener Feedback 29 June 2013
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

06/07/2013: Bill Andrews: curing ageing
American biologist, and founder and CEO of biotechnology company Sierra Sciences, whose mission is to discover a cure to the world’s biggest killer: ageing. [more]

06/07/2013: Pavan Sukhdev: economy and environment
Founder and CEO of GIST Advisory, a specialist consulting firm which helps governments and corporations discover, measure, value, and manage their impacts on natural and human capital. [more]

06/07/2013: Danyl McLauchlan: secrets and blogs
The blogger discusses his first novel 'Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley'. [more]

06/07/2013: Playing Favourites with Samuel Scott
Member of Wellington based band The Phoenix Foundation, who released their fifth album, 'Fandango', in April. [more]

06/07/2013: Jeff Gomez: transmedia
Co-founder and CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, an animation and live-action feature film production company, and transformer of intellectual properties into highly successful transmedia franchises. [more]

06/07/2013: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
The New Zealand writer discusses the new young adult novel by Elizabeth Knox, 'Mortal Fire'. [more]

13/07/2013: Alex Gibney: uncovering secrets
Documentary filmmaker whose latest films, We Steal Secrets: the Story of Wikileaks, and Silence in the House of God, screen at the 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival. [more]

13/07/2013: Sir Lloyd Geering: the Big Bang and God
Leading New Zealand thinker and commentator on theological issues, whose latest book is From the Big Bang to God. [more]

13/07/2013: Evan Brenton-Rule
Biology and law student at Victoria University, and winner of the second Sir Paul Callaghan Award for Young Science Orators at the 2013 Eureka! Symposium for his presentation, Invasive Species Management: Pulling the Wings Off Wasps. [more]

13/07/2013: Playing Favourites with Lisa Harper-Brown and Michael Paget
Leading soprano soon to appear in the NZ Opera production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, and her husband Michael Paget, Technical Director for Weta Digital. [more]

13/07/2013: Philip Hoare: into the sea
Writer and historian, who is Visiting Fellow at Southampton University and Leverhulme Artist-in-residence at Plymouth University. His new book is The Sea Inside. [more]

13/07/2013: Kate's Klassic: The Diary of Anne Frank
Kate Camp discusses The Diary of a Young Girl, the 1947 collection of writings kept by Anne Frank while hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. [more]

13/07/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

20/07/2013: Daniela Schiller - memory and fear
Assistant professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, and director of the Schiller Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. [more]

20/07/2013: Geoff Murphy and Graeme Cowley - Utu Redux
Director and cinematographer, respectively, of the 1983 New Zealand epic movie, Utu. They have overseen a restored and digitally remastered cut, Utu Redux, which is premiering at the 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival. [more]

20/07/2013: Art with Mary Kisler - California Design
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, discussing the exhibition currently at the gallery, California Design: 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way. [more]

20/07/2013: Playing Favourites with Brian Foster and Jack Liebeck
A scientist (European Director at CERN) and a violinist (Young British Performer of the Year), who collaborate on Einstein's Universe, a talk and recital which links Einstein's love of music with science. [more]

20/07/2013: Paul Jenden: cancer and musicals
Playwright, choreographer and director whose latest production, C - A Musical, is inspired by his ongoing treatment for leukemia. [more]

20/07/2013: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi - two "making" books
Kate discusses Recipes for Play by Rachel Sumner and Ruth Mitchener, and Wearable Wonders by Fifi Colston. [more]

27/07/2013: Jo Appleby: Richard III
Lead osteo-archaeologist on the project team that solved the 500-year-old mystery around the remains of Richard III, extracting the DNA sample from the skeleton unearthed under a council carpark in Leicester. She will present the story of the investigation, at the NZ Family History Fair in Auckland (2-4 August). [more]

27/07/2013: Peter Lineham: Destiny Church
Associate Professor of History at Massey University's Albany campus, whose research focuses on religion in New Zealand life and history. His new book, Destiny: the Life and Times of a Self-Made Apostle, looks at Brian Tamaki and the Destiny Church. [more]

27/07/2013: Playing Favourites with Ngahuia Te Awekotuku
Professor of Research and Development at Te Puawananga ki te Ao, University of Waikato, and an authority on moko. With Rosslyn Noonan she has curated Tirohia Mai Look At Us Now at the National Library, the first exhibition in 20 years to focus on the contribution of women to New Zealand. [more]

27/07/2013: Sister Loyola Galvin and Jess Feast
Sister Loyola Galvin, from the Home of Compassion in the Wellington suburb of Island Bay, was named national NZ Gardener of the Year 2008 by NZ Gardener magazine, and interviewed twice on the programme in 2008. Filmmaker Jess Feast was inspired by those interviews to make a documentary film about Sister Loyola, Gardening With Soul, which receives its world premiere in Wellington on 27 July at the 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival. [more]

27/07/2013: Andrew McMillan: music and tetraplegia
Leading figure in the Auckland improvised music scene,  founder, composer and director of the New Pacific Music Ensemble, and sound designer for theatre, dance, film and television, who has incomplete tetraplegia following a BMX accident in 2004. [more]

02/08/2013: Playing Favourites with Eleanor Catton
Graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and now lecturer in creative writing at the Manukau Institute of Technology, whose second novel, The Luminaries, has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. [more]

03/08/2013: Eleanor Learmonth: disaster and survival
Journalist, magnet for natural disasters, and author with Jenny Tabakoff of No Mercy: True Stories of Disaster, Survival and Brutality (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-92212-724-0). [more]

03/08/2013: Stephen Shore - success and autism
Assistant professor of special education at Adelphi University in New York, who is visiting New Zealand to present his seminar, Success with Autism: Using Our Strengths for Achieving a Fulfilling and Productive Life - Just like Everyone Else. [more]

03/08/2013: Sebastian Hallum Clarke - software and innovation
Student at Scots College, Wellington, and software developer, who was awarded the Highly Commended Award for the best secondary school student at the 2013 Eureka! Symposium. [more]

02/08/2013: Leilani Tamu - poetry and diplomacy
Polynesian poet, former New Zealand diplomat, freelance journalist and creative entrepreneur, whio has been awarded the 2013 Fulbright Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency. [more]

03/08/2013: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi - chapter books
Kate discusses eight children's books by Anna Branford, Hilary McKay, Ursula Dubosarsky, Sally Sutton, Annie Barrows, Jan Mark, and Kevin Crossley-Holland. [more]

10/08/2013: Andrew Beaujon: newspaper sales
Media reporter for Poynter Online, on the recent sales of the Washington Post and Boston Globe and the state of newspaper publishing. [more]

10/08/2013: Derek Grzelewski: trout
Writer, filmmaker, former professional fly-fishing guide and founder of the Wanaka Flyfishing Academy. He hosts the Trout Diaries podcast, and is the author of new book The Trout Bohemia: Fly-fishing Travels in New Zealand. [more]

10/08/2013: Lou Sanson: Antarctica
Chief Executive of Antarctica New Zealand for the past 11 years, who is about to become CEO at the Department of Conservation. [more]

10/08/2013: Ollie Hughes, Jared Lee and Lily Mason Mackay: physics fight
Students at Onslow College and Wellington High School who were part of a team competing at the week-long International Young Physicists' Tournament in Taipei. [more]

10/08/2013: Playing Favourites with Dominic Kelly
Owner of Wellington cult beer bar Hashigo Zake, and distributor for a range of local craft beers. [more]

10/08/2013: Quinn Berentson: the moa
Writer, documentary filmmaker and photographer, whose first book, Moa: the Life and Death of New Zealand's Legendary Bird, has won the 2013 New Zealand Post Best First Book Non Fiction, and the 2013 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize. [more]

10/08/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

16/08/2013: Art with Mary Kisler: Turner
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, discussing the exhibition Turner from the Tate: the Making of a Master. [more]

17/08/2013: Ian Black: Egypt
Middle East editor of The Guardian. He is in Cairo reporting on the escalating crisis. [more]

17/08/2013: Noha Radwan
Associate professor of Arabic and comparative literature at the University of California at Davis. She was born in Egypt and was among the participants in the 18-day Tahrir protests in early 2011. [more]

17/08/2013: Andrew Bovell: plays and screens
Australian playwright and screenwriter whose 1996 play, Speaking in Tongues is currently playing in a new SILO Theatre production. [more]

17/08/2013: Moa update
Follow-up to last Saturday's interview with Quinn Berentson on the moa, with audio of Alice McKenzie, who claimed to have seen a moa when she was eight years old. [more]

17/08/2013: Playing Favourites with Christina Bevan
Auckland musician, music teacher and musical director of the Summerset NZ Young at Heart chorus. [more]

17/08/2013: MaryJane Thomson: madness
Wellington writer, artist and photographer whose memoir, Sarah Vaughan is Not My Mother, recounts her years of mental illness and institutionalization. [more]

17/08/2013: Geoff Whittle: Rota's Conjecture
World leader in the field of discrete mathematics, who with his colleagues, solved the Rota's Conjecture problem posed by mathematician and philosopher Gian-Carlo Rota in 1970. [more]

17/08/2013: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

24/08/2013: Janice Galloway: anti-memoirs
Scottish writer in many mediums, talking about her two 'anti-memoirs', This is Not About Me, and All Made Up. [more]

24/08/2013: Kwame Anthony Appiah: morals and honour
Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy, and the University Centre for Human Values at Princeton University, who presented the Sir Douglas Robb Lectures 2013 at the University of Auckland. [more]

24/08/2013: Leon Wadham: Lord of the Flies
Auckland playwright and actor, who plays Ralph in the Auckland Theatre Company production of William Golding's Lord of the Flies. [more]

24/08/2013: Playing Favourites with Malcolm Rands
Auckland artist, activist and entrepreneur, who tells his story, and that of his multi-million dollar global business Ecostore in Ecoman: from a Garage in Northland to a Pioneering Global Brand. [more]

23/08/2013: Lloyd Jones: remembering Christchurch
Wellington writer best known for his 2006 novel Mr Pip; his new memoir, The History of Silence, explores his family history and the city of Christchurch. [more]

24/08/2013: Chris Norman: pickled eggs
Retired aircraft engineer who bottles black picked eggs, among other activities. [more]

24/08/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 24 August 2013. [more]

31/08/2013: Richard Davenport-Hines: the Profumo affair
British historian and biographer, whose new book is An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo. [more]

31/08/2013: Craig Stanford: planet without apes
Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology and co-director of the Jane Goodall Research Centre at the University of Southern California, who is touring New Zealand with his lecture, Planet without Apes. [more]

31/08/2013: Jacob Rajan: kiss the fish
Playwright, performer and co-founder of the award-winning New Zealand theatre company Indian Ink, whose sixth production, Kiss the Fish, is about to open in Auckland. [more]

31/08/2013: Playing Favourites with Sian Ruck
Bowler for the White Ferns national women's cricket team, and for the Wellington Blaze. [more]

31/08/2013: Liz Evans: managing addiction
Executive director of the PHS Community Services Society in Vancouver, Canada, and a key person behind Insite, North America's first legal supervised injection site. [more]

31/08/2013: Toby Morris: a year of fatherhood
Illustrator, designer and art director, whose new book is Don't Puke On Your Dad: A Year in the Life of a New Father. [more]

31/08/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 31 August 2013. [more]

06/09/2013: Paul Cleave: life of crime
Christchurch author Paul Cleave has written six internationally bestselling crime novels. His seventh novel, Joe Victim (Penguin, ISBN: 9788-0-143-57042-4), is the sequel to his 2006 debut, The Cleaner. [more]

06/09/2013: Delaney Davidson: troubadour
For the last ten years (and counting), Lyttleton musician Delaney Davidson has been on a solo tour that has taken him to Ireland, Germany, Italy, Brazil, UK, Switzerland, Mexico, Austria, Romania, Belgium, Holland, Russia, France, USA, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. His album with Marlon Williams, Sad But True - The Secret History of Country Music Songwriting Vol. 1, won the New Zealand Music Award for Best Country Album 2013, and their single, Bloodletter, was awarded the Apra Best Country Song 2013. Delaney will perform with Naomi Ferguison and a musical cast in Totally Weill at the Christchurch Arts Festival (19 September, sold out performance). [more]

07/09/2013: Joanna Norris: The Press and Christchurch
Joanna Norris became the editor of The Press in October 2012. She is the former digital editor of dompost.co.nz, and a former chief reporter at The Press. [more]

07/09/2013: Joanna Norris: The Press and Christchurch
Joanna Norris became the editor of The Press in October 2012. She is the former digital editor of dompost.co.nz, and a former chief reporter at The Press. [more]

07/09/2013: Jessica Halliday: FESTA
Architectural historian Dr Jessica Halliday is the director of the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA), a new annual event for the city of Christchurch that explores urban regeneration and revitalision. This year, FESTA will present a city-within-the-city over Labour Weekend (26-28 October). [more]

07/09/2013: Shaun Hendy: innovation
Shaun Hendy (FRSNZ) is a Professor of Computational Physics at Victoria University of Wellington and an Industry and Outreach Fellow at Callaghan Innovation. He won the Callaghan Medal and the Prime Minister's Science Media Communication prize in 2012, writes A Measure of Science at SciBlogs, is the co-creator of the online game Pounamu, and talks regularly to Bryan Crump about physics on Radio New Zealand Nights. His new book, written with the late Sir Paul Callaghan, is Get Off the Grass: Kickstarting New Zealand's Innovation Economy (AUP, ISBN: 978-1-86940-762-9) and he will talk with Kim Hill (2:00pm, 7 September) at one of five events presented by The Press Christchurch Writers Festival during the Christchurch Arts Festival (to 22 September). [more]

07/09/2013: Juliet Arnott: rekindling
Juliet Arnott is an artist and designer, and has been an occupational therapist for 17 years. Last year, she founded Rekindle, a social enterprise that makes furniture and other useful objects from waste wood. [more]

07/09/2013: Paul Cleave: life of crime
Christchurch author Paul Cleave has written six internationally bestselling crime novels. His seventh novel, Joe Victim (Penguin, ISBN: 9788-0-143-57042-4), is the sequel to his 2006 debut, The Cleaner. [more]

07/09/2013: Liam Ryan: sound of Christchurch
Musician and producer Liam Ryan is Performing Arts Manager at CPIT's Department of Creative Industries, leading lead the Jazz School and National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Artdegree programmes. A member of 1980sw Christchurch band the Narcs, and inaugural member of the NZ Music Commission, he has held leadership and management positions at Waikato Institute of Technology, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. He has continued to pursue his music practice, and is currently involved with The Sou'Westers (whose album Going West has just been released), The Lizard Kings, the reformed Narcs, and his recording label, Torch Music. [more]

07/09/2013: Nikki Berry & A Capellago: world choir
Nikki Berry is the founder of A Capellago, a group of singers and musicians who share a love of world music. They will be performing at St Augustine's Church in Christchurch at 2:00 on Sunday 8 September along with the Rockers of Ages choir. Nikki is also the founder of the Muse Community Music Trust and is responsible for helping hundreds of "non-singers" to become singers over a period of about twenty years. [more]

14/09/2013: Mike White : the Scott Guy case
Senior writer at North & South magazine who investigated the murder of Scott Guy for more than a year, and has written the book Who Killed Scott Guy? The Case That Gripped a Nation. [more]

14/09/2013: Andrew Adamson : from Shrek to Mr Pip
Director of the first films in the Shrek and Narnia series, and of the adaptation of Lloyd Jones' novel, Mr Pip. [more]

14/09/2013: Matthew Trundle : money and Greece
Head of the department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Auckland, talking about making a living in the ancient Greek world. [more]

14/09/2013: Playing Favorites with Davinia Caddy
Senior lecturer at Auckland University's School of Music, flautist, and author of How to Hear Classical Music. [more]

14/09/2013: Jan Preston : life as a piano
Boogie woogie and honey-tonk pianist and singer who is touring New Zealand with her show, My Life as a Piano, and the South Island as accompanist for the film programme, Reel Life in Canterbury. [more]

14/09/2013: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi discusses the award-winning young adult historical novel, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. [more]

21/09/2013: Lisa Matisoo-Smith - Africa to Aotearoa
Professor of Biological Anthropology at the University of Otago who is collecting DNA samples from New Zealanders for her genetic ancestry study, From Africa to Aotearoa: The Longest Journey. [more]

21/09/2013: Bridget Griffen-Foley - Australian media dynasties
Director of the Centre for Media History at Macquarie University who delivered the Inaugural Marcia Russell Annual Lecture at the University of Auckland: (Un)happy Families: The Murdoch, Fairfax and Packer Media Dynasties [more]

21/09/2013: Matthew Tukaki - the United Nations and sustainability
Executive Chairman and CEO of the Sustain Group, and Chair of the United Nations Global Compact Local Network Advisory Group, reporting from New York on the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. [more]

21/09/2013: Pamela Gay - citizen science and space
American astronomer who hosts the weekly podcast, Astronomy Cast, and is an advocate of citizen science. [more]

21/09/2013: Playing Favourites with Orla Boylan
Former cell biologist, now a professional opera singer whose current role is Senta, in the New Zealand Opera production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. [more]

21/09/2013: Lisa Harper - cheese and rural women
Artisan cheesemaker and farmer who has been travelling the world this year on a Nuffield Scholarship, and has just published her memoir, The Wharf at Waterfall Bay. [more]

21/09/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

27/09/2013: Bill Bryson: Summer, 1927
Non-fiction writer best known for his 2003 book, A Short History of Nearly Everything. His new book, One Summer; America 1927, examines the events of a season that changed the world forever. [more]

28/09/2013: Elizabeth Gilbert: eat, pray, love and the 1800s
American writer best known for her 2006 bestseller Eat, Pray, Love. Her new novel is The Signature of All Things. [more]

28/09/2013: Playing Favourites with Paul and Andrew Bayly
Twin brothers who run the merchant bank and strategic advisory firm, Cranleigh, and pursue adventure in the mountains, on the ice and on recreated ships. [more]

28/09/2013: Lorde: top of the world
New Zealand musician who is topping charts in New Zealand and the United States, and has just released her debut album, Pure Heroine. [more]

28/09/2013: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses The Positively Last Performance by Geraldine McCaughrean, and a A Very Unusual Pursuit by Catherine Jinks. [more]

28/09/2013: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

05/10/2013: Sir John Sulston: population and consumption
Nobel Laureate who led the Royal Society of London's international working group People and the Planet, studying the links between global population and consumption. [more]

05/10/2013: Dame Margaret Drabble: golden years
Golden years English novelist, biographer and critic, who has just published her first novel in seven years, The Pure Gold Baby. [more]

05/10/2013: Art with Mary Kisler: What Jane Saw
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery discussing an online recreation of the 1813 London exhibition of paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds at the British Institution, as viewed by Jane Austen. [more]

05/10/2013: Playing Favourites with Eddie Rayner.
Keyboard player, arranger and producer whose new project, ENZO - Stranger Than Fiction, reunites him with other original members of Split Enz, his new 15-piece ENZEMBLE dance band, and six contemporary vocalists. [more]

05/10/2013: Samantha Geimer: The Girl
Author of the memoir, The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski. [more]

05/10/2013: Kate's Klassic: The Group
Kate Camp discusses The Group, the 1963 novel by Mary McCarthy. [more]

24/01/2014: Willard Wigan: micro art
British artist who creates micro-sculptures visible only through a microscope. [more]

31/01/2014: Poetry with Gregory O'Brien: summer poetry
Painter, poet, curator and writer discussing summer poetry, with reference to 'Lifeguard' by Ian Wedde and Book of 'Equanimity Verses' by Richard von Sturmer. [more]

07/02/2014: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Golden Books
Kate discusses two books: Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way, and Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Golden Book. [more]

14/02/2014: Kate's Klassic: We Will Not Cease
Kate Camp discusses We Will Not Cease by Archibald Baxter, the 1939 autobiographical classic about his experiences as a conscientious objector during the First World War. [more]

14/02/2014: Jung Chang : changing China
Author of the best-sellers Wild Swans : Three Daughters of China, and Mao : The Unknown Story, talking about her new book, Empress Dowager Cixi : The Concubine Who Launched Modern China. [more]

14/02/2014: Stuart McNaughton : reading
Reading and literacy Director of the Woolf Fisher Research Centre at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education, who is about to be inducted into the International Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame. [more]

14/02/2014: Jason van Genderen : pocket movies
Australian filmmaker who makes award-winning short films on mobile phones, and is visiting New Plymouth for Tropfest Roughcut. [more]

14/02/2014: Playing Favorites with Jacob Briars
Cocktail mixologist known as the "vodka professor", who is head of training and education for Bacardi. [more]

14/02/2014: Liza Kindred : fashion and commerce
Founder and CEO of fashion tech think tank Third Wave Fashion, co-founder of nail-polish rental startup Lacquerous, and managing partner at the multi-million dollar web development and education company Lullabot. [more]

21/02/2014: Vladimir Hachinski: stroke and recovery
President of the World Federation of Neurology who was instrumental in establishing the world's first successful acute stroke unit. [more]

21/02/2014: Classical Music with Davinia Caddy: melody and pitch
Senior lecturer at Auckland University's School of Music, and the author of 'How to Hear Classical Music'. [more]

21/02/2014: Spencer Wells: analysing human genomes
Head of the Genographic Project at National Geographic, a study that has involved the DNA sampling of more than 650,000 people in 130 countries around the world. [more]

21/02/2014: Stephen Shafer: anaesthesia and academic misconduct
Professor of anaesthesiology at the Stanford University Medical Center, editor of the Journal of Anaesthesiology and Analgesia, and a world-leader on academic misconduct. [more]

21/02/2014: Energy with David Haywood: what is energy?
Writer and engineer who lives in Dunsandel. [more]

28/02/2014: Nicolai Petro: Ukraine
Professor of politics at the University of Rhode Island, and a Fulbright research scholar in Ukraine. [more]

28/02/2014: Sandor Katz: fermentation
Promoter of the virtues of fermentation through workshops, lectures, and three books who will visit Wellington soon for the New Zealand Festival. [more]

28/02/2014: Gina Grimshaw: emotional biases
Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, whose research looks at the mechanisms that allow us to perceive, interpret and act on emotional information. [more]

28/02/2014: Playing Favourites with Hugh Macdonald
Playing Favourites with veteran Filmmaker Hugh Macdonald whose restored version of 1970s documentary 'This is New Zealand' has just been released on DVD. [more]

28/02/2014: Playing Favourites with Hugh Macdonald
Playing Favourites with veteran Filmmaker Hugh Macdonald whose restored version of 1970s documentary 'This is New Zealand' has just been released on DVD. (Music is removed in this version of the audio) [more]

28/02/2014: Donald Shaw: Scottish Music
Co-founder of contemporary Scottish folk group Capercaillie, and artistic director of the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. [more]

28/02/2014: Kirsten Reynolds: power planting
One of five artists who have created Power Plant, an array of light and sound installations currently on show at Wellington's Botanic Gardens as part of the NZ Festival. [more]

28/02/2014: Tony Morrison: culture kicks
Director of football activity company SportZone, and for 5-a-side, round-robin football tournament Culture Kicks. [more]

28/02/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 1 March 2014. [more]

07/03/2014: Marcus Chown : the universe and health
British astrophysicist Marcus Chown is cosmology consultant for the New Scientist, the author of many popular science books, and recipient of the 2011 Future Book Award for his iPad app The Solar System. He is an executive committee member of the National Health Action Party, and has been named the "most influential tweeter about David Cameron" by academics at Imperial College. [more]

07/03/2014: Jennifer O'Sullivan : fringe spirit
Jennifer O'Sullivan is an improviser and producer. During the 2014 Fringe Festival, she ran the Gryphon Theatre, performed in four shows (Return to Sender, Pundemonium, Here's a Thing! Late Night Improv, Battle of WITs), and was awarded the Spirit of the Festival award (with James Nokise). [more]

07/03/2014: Alison Bechdel : dykes and comics
Alison Bechdel has been writing, drawing, and syndicating the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For for thirty years. It has run in over fifty publications in North America and the UK, and reprinted in a number of collections including The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For. She also authored the award-winning 2006 memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomedy, and the 2012 book, Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama. [more]

07/03/2014: Dylan Horrocks : before and after Hicksville
Dylan Horrocks is a New Zealand cartoonist best known for his 1998 book, Hicksville. His new book, Incomplete Works, collects many of his shorter comics from 1986 to 2012 and will be launched at Writers Week, and his full-colour book-length comic The Magic Pen will be published later this year. [more]

07/03/2014: Kate Camp : The Quiet Volume
Kate Camp has published five collections of poems, and contributes the Kate's Klassic segment to Saturday Mornings. During Writers Week she will be chairing two German authors in a conversation around "culture", and taking part in the session for the launch of the Griffith Review. [more]

07/03/2014: Joe Blossom and Duncan Sarkies : music and demolition
New Zealand musician Sean O'Brien has recorded and performed with a number of various bands since the 1990s. He currently performs as Joe Blossom, and released his solo album debut, Nocturnes, in 2011. Tyger Tyger, the new single from his upcoming album, is out now, and he will accompany author, screenwriter and performer Duncan Sarkies for The Demolition of the Century at the NZ Festival. [more]

07/03/2014: Aidan Dooley : Tom Crean
Aidan Dooley is an Irish writer, director and actor who brings his production of Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer to the NZ Festival, and to Auckland for one public performance, plus school events. Crean was one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton, surviving three famous expeditions. [more]

07/03/2014: Caoilinn Hughes : poetic evidence
Caoilinn Hughes is an Irish-born New Zealand-based poet who combines the creativity associated with the written word with the precision connected with science. Her new collection of poems, Gathering Evidence, won the 2012 Patrick Kavanagh Award, and poems from the collection won the 2013 Cúirt New Writing Prize, the 2012 STA Travel Writing Prize and the 2013 Trócaire / Poetry Ireland Competition. [more]

07/03/2014: Rhys Morgan : drag and spanking
Whanganui-born actor Rhys Morgan has successfully established a career in Britain and Australia as drag queen Spanky. He brings his comedy cabaret show, Candice McQueen: Nasty!, to the NZ Festival for two performances. [more]

07/03/2014: Rhys Morgan : drag and spanking
Whanganui-born actor Rhys Morgan has successfully established a career in Britain and Australia as drag queen Spanky. He brings his comedy cabaret show, Candice McQueen: Nasty!, to the NZ Festival for two performances. [more]

07/03/2014: Ulf Stark and Julia Marshall : Sweden and translation
Ulf Stark is the author of around 30 books for children and young adults, including Fruitloops and Dipsticks, My Friend Percy's Magical Gym Shoes, My Friend Percy and The Sheik, Can You Whistle, Johanna?, and My Friend Percy and Buffalo Bill. He has written film, TV and theatre scripts, and won many prizes in Sweden and internationally. Julia Marshall of Gecko Press is his New Zealand translator and publisher. [more]

07/03/2014: Liam O Maonlai : song and dance
Liam Ó Maonlaí is the frontman for Irish group The Hothouse Flowers, and has collaborated with choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan on the Fabulous Beast show, Rian, bringing eight dancers and five musicians together for contemporary dance to traditional music from around the world. [more]

14/03/2014: Max Porter: editing and publishing
Editor at Granta Books whose first publishing project was The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. [more]

14/03/2014: Alex Taylor: crows and intelligence
Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland; his research attempts to find out how humans and other animals, including corvids and keas, think. [more]

14/03/2014: Don Walker: Australian chronicler
Main songwriter for Australian group Cold Chisel, and author of the acclaimed memoir Shots, who is visiting New Zealand in April with his band. [more]

14/03/2014: Vivien Maidaborn and Richard Bartlett: collaborating online
Two of the six co-founders of Loomio, an online collaborative decision-making platform that has gained acclaim around the world. [more]

14/03/2014: Rollo Wenlock: video at SXSW
Filmmaker and CEO of video software start-up company Wipster who is attending music, film and interactive event South By Southwest. [more]

14/03/2014: Paul Bayly: Dr Livingstone
Merchant banker, sailor, explorer, and author of David Livingstone, Africa's Greatest Explorer: The Man, the Missionary and the Myth. [more]

14/03/2014: Poetry with Gregory O'Brien
Greg discusses poetry about painting, with reference to the work of Ashleigh Young, and the Te Papa project, Walk With Me: Contemporary Poets Respond to Colin McCahon. [more]

21/03/2014: Davinia Caddy: harmony
Senior lecturer at Auckland University's School of Music and author of How to Hear Classical Music, discussing harmony. [more]

21/03/2014: Robin Grimes: nuclear energy
British Foreign Office Chief Science Adviser, Professor of Materials Physics at Imperial College, and a nuclear energy specialist. [more]

21/03/2014: Nicolai Petro: Crimea
Professor of politics at the University of Rhode Island, and is Fulbright research scholar in Ukraine. [more]

21/03/2014: A. M. Homes: dark writing
American author of 11 books including the novel May We Be Forgiven and the memoir The Mistress's Daughter. She will visit here in May for the Auckland Writers Festival. [more]

21/03/2014: Playing Favourites with Damien Dempsey
Chart-topping Irish musician who has just released a best-of collection, It's All Good, and is visiting New Zealand for four solo shows. [more]

21/03/2014: Niall McLaughlin: star architect
London-based architect and Visiting Professor of Architecture at University College, London. His designs have won many awards, and he is visiting New Zealand as guest lecturer for the 2014 Futuna Lecture Series. [more]

21/03/2014: Kate's Klassic: The Go-Between
Kate Camp discusses The Go-Between, the 1953 novel by L.P. Hartley. [more]

21/03/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 22 March 2014. [more]

28/03/2014: Elizabeth Kolbert - extinctions
American author, and staff writer for The New Yorker, whose new book is The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. [more]

28/03/2014: Playing Favourites with Tami Neilson
Canadian-born singer brought up in the Neilson Family Band, now resident in New Zealand and on tour with a new album, Dynamite!. [more]

28/03/2014: Nick Agar - enhancement and ethics
Reader in Philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington whose main research interests are in the ethics of the new genetics and biotechnology. His new book is Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits. [more]

28/03/2014: Art with Mary Kisler - Aboriginal and Maori art
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery, discussing three exhibitions: My Country - Contemporary Art from Black Australia; Jonathan Jones Untitled [sum of the parts] 2010, and; Five Maori Painters. [more]

28/03/2014: Richard Roxburgh - rakes and rules
Australian stage and screen actor, currently onscreen in television drama series Rake in the lead role of defense barrister Cleaver Greene. [more]

28/03/2014: Energy with David Haywood - exergy and anergy
Dunsandel author with a PhD in engineering, discussing exergy and anergy. [more]

28/03/2014: Listener Feedback to 29 March 2014 programme
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 29 March 2014. [more]

04/04/2014: Rebecca Mead: Middlemarch
Staff writer for The New Yorker, and author of The Road to Middlemarch : My Life with George Eliot, detailing her relationship with the 1874 novel. [more]

11/04/2014: Susan Krumdieck
Susan Krumdieck: transition engineering Researcher in mechanical engineering at the University of Canterbury, and a founding member of the National Energy Research Institute. [more]

11/04/2014: Don Brash: luck and consequences
Former Governor of the Reserve, and leader of the National and ACT parties, who tells his story in the memoir, Incredible Luck. [more]

11/04/2014: Nicholas Wood: touring Ukraine
Former Balkans correspondent for The New York Times who created Political Tours in 2009 to give people first-hand insight into some of the most critical regions in the world. [more]

11/04/2014: Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins
The Ghent Altarpiece District Court Judge with a special interest in crimes involving artistic masterpieces, discussing the multiple thefts of the 14th century work by Jan van Eyck. [more]

11/04/2014: Catherine DeAngelis
Catherine DeAngelis: policing pharma Emeritus professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the first woman editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association, and visiting Seelye Fellow at the University of Auckland. [more]

11/04/2014: Nigel Beckford
Nigel Beckford: mementos and sagas Wellington writer and publisher (The Wellington Book, The NZ Book), and leader of Sven Olsen's Brutal Canadian Love Saga, who recently released a 50-track album on USB with fly swat. [more]

11/04/2014: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate discusses The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, Flora and Ulysses by Kate di Camillo, and Dappled Annie and the Trigrish by Mary McCallum. [more]

11/04/2014: Feedback from Katherine Rich
Kim Hill reads a message about the Don Brash interview from former National MP Katherine Rich. [more]

11/04/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 12 April 2014. [more]

18/04/2014: Classical Music with Davinia Caddy: texture
Senior lecturer at Auckland University's School of Music, and author of How to Hear Classical Music, discussing texture in music. [more]

18/04/2014: Francis Spufford: books, boffins and Christianity
British writer whose books include the memoir The Child That Books Built, the novel Red Plenty, and non-fiction books Backroom Boys: the Secret Return of the British Boffin, and Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense. [more]

18/04/2014: Dr Lee Dugatkin: evolving goodness
One of the world's leading experts on the subject of the evolution of behaviour, who is visiting New Zealand for the Allan Wilson Centre's 2014 International Speaker Series with his presentation, The Evolution of Goodness. [more]

18/04/2014: Alice Walker: dashed dreams and hope
American author (The Color Purple) and activist who will visit New Zealand in May for the Auckland Writers Festival. [more]

18/04/2014: Sir Jonathan Mills: Edinburgh Festival
Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Festival since 2007 who is in New Zealand for the launch of Creative New Zealand's major new international initiative, NZ@Edinburgh. [more]

18/04/2014: Playing Favourites with Sharon O’Neill
New Zealand singer and songwriter who rose to fame in New Zealand and Australia during the 1980s. [more]

18/04/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 19 April 2014. [more]

25/04/2014: Linda Colley: union and disunion
Professor of History at Princeton, and a Fellow of the British Academy talking about her book, Acts of Union and Disunion: What Has Held the UK Together and What is Dividing It? [more]

25/04/2014: Jim Al-Khalili: physics paradoxes
Theoretical physicist, broadcaster, and author of a number of books, including Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Science. [more]

25/04/2014: Mary Kisler: Felix Kelly and Greer Twiss
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery, discussing two new books: Fix: the Art and Life of Felix Kelly, and Greer Twiss. [more]

25/04/2014: David Ward and Peter Daube: Wheel of Experience
Two of the creators of Wheel of Experience, a musical show that brings the 'wild west' of New Zealand to life and will travel the country throughout May. [more]

25/04/2014: Alison McCulloch: war remembrance
Alison McCulloch has worked in journalism in New Zealand and the United States for more than twenty years and last year published 'Fighting to Choose: the Abortion Rights Struggle in New Zealand'. She has just written the article, 'Lest We Remember', about funding for the 150th anniversary of the New Zealand wars, for the Werewolf magazine section of the online news site, Scoop. [more]

25/04/2014: Lillian Grace: visualising data
Founder and chief executive of Wiki New Zealand, a collaborative website making data about New Zealand visually accessible for everyone. [more]

25/04/2014: Energy with David Haywood: electric vehicles
Writer and engineer who lives in Dunsandel and writes the Southerly blog discussing renewable energy and electric vehicles. [more]

25/04/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 26 April 2014. [more]

02/05/2014: Hollie Fulbrook: Tiny Ruins
New Zealand musician on tour in Europe, who has just released her second album, Brightly Painted One. [more]

02/05/2014: Scott Stossel: surviving anxiety
Editor of The Atlantic, whose essay, Surviving Anxiety, is adapted from his new book My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind. [more]

02/05/2014: Rod Moss: aboriginal life
Alice Springs-based painter and photographer who has written two memoirs, The Hard Light of Day, and One Thousand Cuts: Life and Art in Central Australia. [more]

02/05/2014: Michael Burge: asylum seekers and free speech
Australian writer, editor and journalist who is contributor for political news website No Fibs, where he has been writing about asylum seekers and issues of free speech for public servants. [more]

02/05/2014: Steve James: Hoop Dreams and Life itself
American film producer and director best known for his 1994 documentary Hoop Dreams, who is bringing his new film, Life Itself, to the 2014 Documentary Edge Festival [more]

02/05/2014: Poetry with Greg O'Brien: John Pule
Gregory O'Brien discusses the work of artist and poet John Puhiatau Pule; his 1985 epic love poem The Bond of Time is now available in a new edition from Canterbury University. [more]

02/05/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 3 May 1214. [more]

09/05/2014: Ann Marie Gardner: farming and magazines
CEO and editor-in-chief of Modern Farmer, which has just won a National Magazine Award in the United States, and has a multimedia presence. [more]

09/05/2014: Megan Miller: cricket flour
Founder of Bitty, a company that makes foods using cricket flour, one of the most sustainable forms of protein on the planet. [more]

09/05/2014: Rebecca Gowers: plain speech
British author and journalist, and great granddaughter of Ernest Gowers, whose 1948 English usage guide Plain Words she has just updated. [more]

09/05/2014: Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: Four Horses of San Marco
Arthur Tompkins is a District Court Judge, and member of Interpol’s DNA Monitoring Expert Group. He has a special interest in crimes involving artistic masterpieces, and will discuss the ancient sculpture The Horses of San Marco. [more]

09/05/2014: Playing Favourites with Matthew Buchanan and Karl von Randow
Co-founders of multimedia studio Cactuslab, creators of film-fan social network Letterboxd, and redesigners of the New Zealand International Film Festivals website. [more]

09/05/2014: James McCarthy: choirs and miners
British composer who is visiting Wellington for Dreams Lie Deeper, an Orpheus Choir of Wellington concert featuring three New Zealand premieres of choral music in honour of miners worldwide. [more]

09/05/2014: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay: India elections
Director of the New Zealand India Research Institute, discussing the five-week election process coming to a close in India. [more]

09/05/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 10 May 2014 [more]

16/05/2014: Playing Favourites with Sandi Toksvig
Author, playwright and broadcaster who is a regular panelist on the quiz programme QI, and is a guest of the Auckland Writers Festival. [more]

16/05/2014: Aubrey de Grey: extending longevity
English author and theoretician in the field of gerontology, and the Chief Science Officer and co-founder of the SENS Research Foundation. [more]

16/05/2014: Rachel Buchanan
Australian-based journalist and author Stop Press: the Last Days of Newspapers. [more]

16/05/2014: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay: India elections
Director of the New Zealand India Research Institute, discussing the result of India's five-week election process. [more]

16/05/2014: Greg Hopkinson: money and monks
Entrepreneur turned modern-day monk who tells his story in the memoir Boundless: a Wayward Entrepreneur's Search For Peace. [more]

16/05/2014: Kates Klassic: The Old Man and the Sea
Kate Camp discusses the 1952 novel The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. [more]

16/05/2014: Listener feedback
Kim reads feedback from listeners of the Saturday Morning programme of 17 May 2014. [more]

23/05/2014: Alan Cooper: kiwi evolution
Evolutionary biologist and Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide, whose paper on the evolutionary history of the kiwi was published this week in the journal Science. [more]

23/05/2014: Sheila Natusch on the octogenarian life
New Zealand historian and natural science writer Sheila Natusch has authored more than 30 books. [more]

23/05/2014: Harriet Sergeant: UKIP and the elections
Research Fellow of the Centre for Policy Studies, discussing the impact of UKIP on British politics, and what results from the local body elections in the UK mean for the European elections. [more]

23/05/2014: Claire Shipman: confidence gaps
Senior national correspondent for the ABC television programme Good Morning America, and co-author of new book The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know. [more]

23/05/2014: Energy with David Haywood: biofuels and toilet flushing
Dunsandel engineer discusses biofuel possibilities in New Zealand and the moral philosophy of toilet flushing. [more]

23/05/2014: Playing Favourites with Danny Lemon
DJ who owned one of the world's largest and most significant collections of reggae music until around 8500 of his records were destroyed in a fire at a storage facility earlier this year. [more]

23/05/2014: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Discussing three picture books: The Boring Book by Vasanta Unka (Penguin, ISBN: 978-0-143-50575); Back-to-front Bob by Belinda Ellis (Scholastic, ISBN: 978-1-77543-183-1); and Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul Zelinsky (HarperCollins, ISBN: 978-0-06079-984-7). [more]

23/05/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 24 May 2014. [more]

30/05/2014: Pollyanne Pena: #YesAllWomen
Coordinator for Shakti Ethnic Women's Refuge, and the Wellington Young Feminists, discussing the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen [more]

30/05/2014: Janette Sadik-Khan: transport revolution
New York City's commissioner of transportation under Mayor Bloomberg, and leader of many innovative projects. [more]

30/05/2014: Chris Rainier: endangered cultures
National Geographic Society Fellow who has spent his career documenting endangered cultures and working as a photojournalist covering conflict, war and famine. [more]

30/05/2014: Classical Music with Davinia Caddy: timbre
Senior lecturer at Auckland University's School of Music, and the author of How to Hear Classical Music, discussing timbre in music. [more]

30/05/2014: Playing Favourites with Clemency Montelle
Senior Lecturer of Mathematics at the University of Canterbury, and a Rutherford Discovery Fellow reading original texts in the Exact Sciences in Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, Arabic, and Cuneiform. [more]

30/05/2014: Lorrie Moore: keeping it short
American short story writer and novelist, and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Her first new collection of stories in fifteen years is Bark. [more]

30/05/2014: Poetry with Gregory O'Brien
Painter, poet, curator and writer Gregory O'Brien discusses Horse with Hat by Marty Smith, and Edwin's Egg & Other Poetic Novellas by Cilla McQueen [more]

30/05/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 31 May 2014 [more]

06/06/2014: Mary Quin: kidnap and innovation
Chief executive of research and development body Callaghan Innovation who gave evidence in the trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, the Islamic cleric behind the 1998 attack on her tour group. [more]

06/06/2014: Nomi Prins: bankers and power
Senior fellow at public policy think tank Demos, and author of All the President's Bankers: the Hidden Alliances That Drive America's Power. [more]

06/06/2014: Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins
District Court Judge, and member of Interpol's DNA Monitoring Expert Group, discussing the theft of Francisco Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington. [more]

06/06/2014: Playing Favourites with Carl Wilson
Music critic at Slate, whose 2007 book about Celine Dion has just been issued in an expanded edition: Let's Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste. [more]

06/06/2014: Christina Smith: dressing stages
Australian set and costume designer whose work for Verdi's La Traviata, can be seen in the upcoming NZ Opera production. [more]

06/06/2014: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Kevin Henkes
Kim and Kate discuss three books for 8-11 year olds by American writer Kevin Henkes: Sun and Spoon, Olive's Ocean, and Junonia. [more]

06/06/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 7 June 2014. [more]

13/06/2014: Simon Coley: fair trade and farmers
Simon Coley of All Good Organics on how sourcing cola from Sierra Leone helped them win world's Fairest Fair Trader. [more]

13/06/2014: Adam Hyde: book sprints and software
Founder of the Book Sprints process, which helps groups create books from scratch in three to five days. He is about to take up a position at the Public Library of Science in San Francisco. [more]

13/06/2014: Playing Favourites with Taika Waititi
New Zealand actor and director whose latest production, What We Do In The Shadows, is a mockumentary film about a group of vampires flatting in Wellington [more]

13/06/2014: Steve Hathaway: 93% ocean
Underwater filmmaker based north of Auckland who is a passionate advocate for New Zealand's oceans and sea life. [more]

13/06/2014: Jenifer Roberts: Fitz and Christchurch
Historical biographer and author of a number of books, most recently Fitz: the Colonial Adventures of James Edward Fitzgerald. [more]

13/06/2014: Rose Blackett: gifted children
President of the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children who will speak at events during the upcoming Gifted Awareness Week. [more]

13/06/2014: Shane Cave: corruption and poetry
International anti-corruption consultant who divides his time between Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, and has just produced The Sound of Words, a book and CD of poetry. [more]

13/06/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 14 June 2014 [more]

20/06/2014: Jim Marbrook: mining in New Caledonia
New Zealand director of documentary Cap Bocage, and co-producer of new feature, The Dark Horse, which will both screen during this year's New Zealand International Film Festival. [more]

20/06/2014: Philip Ball: beauty ≠ truth
British science writer, whose work appears in Nature, New Scientist and Prospect, among others. His most recent book is Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler, and he will discuss his article Beauty ≠ Truth, written for Aeon magazine. [more]

20/06/2014: Warwick Freeman and Karl Fritsch: jewellery
New Zealand jewellers and curators of Wunderrūma, an exhibition at the Dowse featuring pieces by contemporary New Zealand artists alongside Māori taonga and Pacific and historical European pieces. [more]

20/06/2014: Tony Taylor: John Lennon and Beatlemania
Emeritus Professor at Victoria University's School of Psychology, who interviewed John Lennon during the group's 1964 tour of New Zealand, and surveyed local fans for a paper about Beatlemania. [more]

20/06/2014: Andy Neill: The Beatles in New Zealand
UK-based New Zealand writer and researcher, and co-author with Australian writer Greg Armstrong of the forthcoming book, Half a World Away: The Beatles' Australasian Tour 1964. [more]

20/06/2014: Joanna Rakoff: answering Salinger’s mail
Journalist and author who writes about her experience answering fan mail for reclusive writer J.D. Salinger in her memoir, My Salinger Year. [more]

20/06/2014: Energy with David Haywood: wind energy
Engineer and author who lives in Dunsandel, discussing wind energy. [more]

20/06/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of [more]

27/06/2014: Lotta Dann: stopping drinking
New Zealand journalist who deciding to stop drinking alcohol and started the anonymous blog, Mrs D is Going Without, which is also the title of her new memoir. [more]

27/06/2014: Kent Greenfield: choice and limits
Professor of Law and Law Fund Research Scholar at Boston College Law School, and author of the 2011 book, The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits. [more]

27/06/2014: Jon Waters: aquatic mammal prehistory
Professor in the Department of Zoology, Otago University, and a principal investigator at the Allan Wilson Centre, whose research focuses on prehistoric sea lions, penguins and other coastal species. [more]

27/06/2014: Charles Murigande: genocide and conciliation in Rwanda
Tokyo-based Rwandan High Commissioner to New Zealand and Australia who returned from exile to his home country in 1994, after the genocide of over a million people. [more]

27/06/2014: Playing Favourites with Giovanni Tiso
Italian writer and translator based in Wellington, whose main research interest is the relationship between memory and technology. [more]

27/06/2014: Poetry with Gregory O'Brien: poetry
Painter, poet, curator and writer discussing the new collection Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page, and One Human in Height by Rachel O'Neill. [more]

27/06/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listerners to the Saturday Morning programme of 28 June 2014 [more]

04/07/2014: Playing Favourites with Ian Jorgenson (Blink)
Entrepreneur behind the long-running underground New Zealand music entity A Low Hum, which has involved him putting out magazines, CDs, DVDs vinyl and cassette releases, touring bands around the world, hosting the annual music festival Camp A Low Hum, and running the Wellington music venue, Puppies. He writes about his experiences in the new book, The Problem with Music in New Zealand and How to Fix It & Why I Started and Ran Puppies [more]

04/07/2014: Derek Grzelewski: extreme New Zealand
Writer, filmmaker, former professional fly-fishing guide, founder of the Wanaka Flyfishing Academy, host of the Trout Diaries podcast, and author of new book, Going to Extremes: Adventures in Unknown New Zealand. [more]

04/07/2014: Hazel Chapman: forests in Nigeria
Professor in Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Canterbury, and Director of the Nigerian Montane Forest Project. [more]

04/07/2014: Callum Christopher: Roskill to Brazil
Teacher and football coach at Mt Roskill Grammar School, whose new online series, Being Roskill Season 3: Brazil, takes an in-depth look at Brazilian football, culture and society. [more]

04/07/2014: Nalini Singh: fantasy and romance
Auckland writer best known for her paranormal romance fantasy novels, including the New York Times bestselling Psy/Changeling series. [more]

04/07/2014: Kate's Klassic: For the Term of His Natural Life
Kate Camp discusses For the Term of His Natural Life, the nineteenth-century novel by Australian writer Marcus Clarke. [more]

04/07/2014: Listener Feedback from 5 July 2014
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 5 July 2014. [more]

11/07/2014: Elizabeth Pisani: Indonesia
Journalist and author of the book Indonesia Etc: Exploring the Improbable Nation. [more]

11/07/2014: Rachel Boynton: oil rush in West Africa
Producer and director of the documentary Big Men, about oil deals in Ghana and Nigeria, screening in the New Zealand International Film Festival. [more]

11/07/2014: Art with Mary Kisler: Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery, discussing the exhibition, Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino: Diverging Paths of Mannerism, at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. [more]

11/07/2014: Playing Favourites with Rob Thorne
Palmerston North-based musician who has been working with Taonga Puoro instruments since 2001, after many years in the independent and noise music scenes. [more]

11/07/2014: Ruth Reichl: food and fiction
New York writer who has written her first novel, Delicious, after a series of memoirs, and will be a guest at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival in August. [more]

11/07/2014: Vivian Chandra: women, youth and the Net
ICT and Database Manager at Amnesty International New Zealand, who attended this week's Net Hui and Gather conferences in Auckland. [more]

11/07/2014: Listener Feedback 12 July
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 12 July 2014. [more]

18/07/2014: Alex Gibney: Lance Armstrong liar
American filmmaker, whose new documentary, The Armstrong Lie, about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, will screen during the New Zealand International Film Festivals. [more]

18/07/2014: Richard Bedford: future New Zealand
Professor of Migration Studies at Auckland University of Technology and a member of the panel that wrote the report, Our Futures/Te Pae Tawhiti: the 2013 Census and New Zealand's Changing Population. [more]

18/07/2014: Monica Dunford: building the LHC
American physicist who works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider based at CERN, and is featured in Particle Fever, a documentary screening at the New Zealand International Film Festivals. [more]

18/07/2014: Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins
District Court Judge, and member of Interpol's DNA Monitoring Expert Group, discussing the theft of the 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, painted by Gustav Klimt. [more]

18/07/2014: Playing Favourites with Charlotte Greenfield
New Zealand journalist who studied at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, and is about to work for Reuters in Indonesia. [more]

18/07/2014: James Lee Burke: oil and crime
American novelist, talking about his new book Wayfaring Stranger, set against the oil business of the 1930s and 40s. [more]

18/07/2014: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
New Zealand writer discussing The Simple Things by Bill Condon, Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell, and One Year in Coal Harbour and Everything on a Waffle, both by Polly Horvath. [more]

25/07/2014: Kitty Green: feminism in Ukraine
Australian filmmaker whose new documentary, Ukraine is Not a Brothel, is screening at the New Zealand International Film Festivals [more]

25/07/2014: Philip Hensher: waltz through time
Professor of Creative Writing at University of Bath Spa, and author of short stories, non-fiction and seven novels, most recently the novel, The Emperor Waltz. [more]

25/07/2014: Phil Seddon: de-extinction
Professor of Zoology at the University of Otago, specialist in reintroducing endangered species in protected areas, and leader of a team exploring the issues around bringing extinct creatures back to life. [more]

25/07/2014: Playing Favourites with Bob Harvey
Former advertising agency owner, political strategist, environmental campaigner, television producer, mayor, and subject of the new biography, Wild Westie. [more]

25/07/2014: Rolf de Heer: whose country?
Director, writer and producer Rolf de Heer has been involved with the creation of many Independent Australian films. His latest production, Charlie's Country won David Gulpilil the award for Best Actor at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. [more]

25/07/2014: David Haywood: marine energy
Engineer and author who lives in Dunsandel, discussing tide and wave energy. [more]

25/07/2014: Listener Feedback from 26 July programme
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 26 July 2014 [more]

25/07/2014: Listener Feedback from 26 July programme
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 26 July 2014 [more]

01/08/2014: Claire Hall: war in Vietnam
Writer and historian who managed the Vietnam War oral history and digital archiving project for the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, and authored the book No Front Line: Inside Stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. (NB. George Babbington oral excerpt removed by request.) [more]

01/08/2014: Tim Keating: WW100
Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force talking about the Force and its participation in the Centenary Day commemoration and other WW100 events. [more]

01/08/2014: Louise Ramsay: beaver rewilding
Co-owner of Bamff Estate in Scotland who has brought beavers to large enclosures on their estate and campaigned for a population of wild in the catchment of the River Tay. [more]

01/08/2014: Playing Favourites with Kristin Hersh
Founder of American group Throwing Muses, solo musician, and author of the memoir Paradoxical Undressing, who is visiting New Zealand for spoken word and singing events. [more]

01/08/2014: Hinemoana Baker: poems and boys' homes
Poet, singer-songwriter, teacher and occasional broadcaster who is currently writer-in-residence at Victoria University, and just had a new poetry collection published, Waha/Mouth. [more]

01/08/2014: Kate's Klassic: The Storm of Steel
Kate Camp discusses The Storm of Steel, the memoir of German officer Ernst Jünger's experiences on the Western Front during the First World War. [more]

01/08/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 2 August 2014 [more]

08/08/2014: Arthur Baysting: legalising marijuana
Arthur Baysting Songwriter, former APRA board member and advocate for children's rights, talking about cultural changes on the issue of marijuana and how New Zealand might benefit from these changes. [more]

08/08/2014: Paul Roy: Filipino slum life
New Zealand filmmaker whose latest six-part observational series, The Slum, follows the lives of slum dwellers over six months in Manila's Tondo district and will screen on the Al Jazeera English network. [more]

08/08/2014: Gideon Lewis-Kraus: history of autocorrect
American Journalist and author, speaking about his recent article for WIRED: 'The Fasinatng... Frustrating... Fascinating History of Autocorrect'. [more]

08/08/2014: Charlotte Graham: Edinburgh festivals
Auckland-based ethnomusicologist and composer Dr Jyoshna La Trobe who has been in India collecting audio/visual documentation of indigenous music and ecstatic performance for the British Library World Music Archives. [more]

08/08/2014: Playing Favourites with Jyoshna La Trobe
Auckland-based ethnomusicologist and composer who has been collecting audio/visual documentation of indigenous music and ecstatic performance in west India for the British Library World Music Archives, where she has her own collection. [more]

08/08/2014: Thom Conroy: channeling Dieffenbach
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University, whose first novel, The Naturalist, is based on the life of Dr Ernst Dieffenbach, the German naturalist who voyaged to New Zealand in 1839. [more]

08/08/2014: Poetry with Gregory O'Brien
Painter, poet, curator and writer discussing the Parkin Drawing Prize that he judged, and "difficult" poetry with reference to the collection Heartland by Michele Leggott. [more]

08/08/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 9 August 2014. [more]

15/08/2014: David Carlson: oceans and climate
Director of the World Climate Research Programme in Geneva, who is coming here to speak at World Science Week New Zealand. [more]

15/08/2014: Dave Butler: wildlife sanctuaries
Long-time conservationist who has written (with Tony Lindsay and Janet Hunt) the history of New Zealand's wildlife sanctuaries, Paradise Saved. [more]

15/08/2014: Alex Monro: paper history
Writer on historic and contemporary China whose first book is The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of the World's Greatest Invention. [more]

15/08/2014: Playing Favourites with Rhona Fraser
Producer of small scale, intimate opera productions in Days Bay, whose latest production, Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth. [more]

15/08/2014: Nikolas Rose: resilience, brains and cities
Professor of Sociology at King's College, London, whose research concerns biological and genetic psychiatry and behavioural neuroscience. He is visiting New Zealand to talk at the Competing Responsibilities conference and to give a public lecture. [more]

15/08/2014: Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: Portrait of Wally
District Court Judge and member of Interpol's DNA Monitoring Expert Group, discussing the theft of Portrait of Wally, the 1912 oil painting by Austrian painter Egon Schiele. [more]

15/08/2014: Listener Feedback to 16 August programme
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 16 August 2014. [more]

22/08/2014: Helen Garner: murder and men
Australian author, screenwriter and journalist known for her novels and non-fiction works, the latest of which is This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial. [more]

22/08/2014: Reed Kroloff: buildings and disasters
Architectural writer and commentator who will visit New Zealand for the WORD Christchurch Writers Festival. [more]

22/08/2014: Classical Music with Davinia Caddy: symphonies
Senior lecturer at Auckland University's School of Music, and author of How to Hear Classical Music, discussing symphonies. [more]

22/08/2014: Energy with David Haywood: waves
Dunsandel-based writer with a Ph.D. in engineering, discussing wave energy. [more]

22/08/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 23 August 2014. [more]

22/08/2014: Saturday Morning tribute to Ian Gordon
Saturday Morning producer Mark Cubey reads a tribute to Radio New Zealand recording engineer Ian Gordon, a long-time Auckland studio operator for the programme. He passed away this week. [more]

22/08/2014: Playing Favourites with Steve and Riley Hathaway
Steve Hathaway is an underwater filmmaker who helped his daughter Riley create the Young Ocean Explorers television series; they have just launched a Kickstarter appeal. [more]

22/08/2014: William Kentridge: art, law and apartheid
South African artist acclaimed worldwide for his combinations of cinema, theatre, drawing, sculpture and music. [more]

29/08/2014: John Lanchester: speaking money
British journalist and author whose new book is How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say - and What They Really Mean. [more]

29/08/2014: Stephen Nortcliff: soil and sanitation
Emeritus Professor of Soil Science at Reading University, who works with the charity Wherever the Need, and is a guest speaker during World Science Week New Zealand. [more]

29/08/2014: Art with Mary Kisler: a restored Langot
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki discussing restored engraving The Mocking of Christ, after Sir Anthony van Dyck by François Langot. [more]

29/08/2014: Playing Favourites with Claire Murdoch
Publisher and Multimedia Manager at Te Papa whose biography by Jill Trevelyan, Peter McLeavey: The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer, won best overall book at the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards. [more]

29/08/2014: Michael Schmidt: the novel
Poet, novelist, translator, anthologist, publisher, and author of the new book, The Novel: A Biography, visiting New Zealand as a guest of the NZ Centre for Literary Translation, in association with International Institute of Modern Letters. [more]

29/08/2014: Amie Lightbourne: flying discs
Awards Manager at Booksellers NZ and member of the women's Ultimate frisbee team which competed alongside four other New Zealand teams at the World Club Championships in Italy. [more]

29/08/2014: Listener Feedback to Saturday 30 August
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 30 August 2104. [more]

05/09/2014: Alan Cooper: exploring human history
Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide who has been awarded a Laureate Fellowship by the Australian Research Council, using ancient micro biomes and genomes to study human origins, disease and Aboriginal genetics. [more]

05/09/2014: Robin Robilliard: hard country
Owner with her husband Garry of the Rocklands farm near Takaka, who has written the memoir, Hard Country: A Golden Bay Life. [more]

05/09/2014: Laura O'Connell Rapira: ideas for change
West Auckland social entrepreneur who is working on the projects Our Place Events, RockEnrol,and Fill Bellies Not Bins,and speaking at Festival for the Future 2014. [more]

05/09/2014: Playing Favourites with Arthur Meek
New Zealand playwright who has been living in New York as the third recipient of the Harriet Friedlander New York Residency and is back here for the Auckland Theatre Company's world premiere production of his family drama, Trees Beneath the Lake. [more]

05/09/2014: Lucy Sargisson: utopia
Professor of Utopian Studies at the University of Nottingham and author of books and articles on the topic of political utopianism, who delivered the 2014 Robert Chapman Lecture at the University of Auckland, Utopianism in the Twenty First Century. [more]

05/09/2014: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
New Zealand author discussing three novels for middle readers: Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper, The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. [more]

05/09/2014: Listener Feedback to 6 September
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 6 September 2014. [more]

12/09/2014: Margaret Lock: dementia and aging
Professor Emerita in Social Studies in Medicine at McGill University in Montreal and author of The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging. [more]

12/09/2014: Playing Favourites with the Topp Twins
Jools and Lynda Topp have been performing as the Topp Twins for over thirty years, and go on tour across New Zealand in October and November with The Grand Ole Topp'ry show. [more]

19/09/2014: Gayle Souter-Brown: healing landscapes
Landscape and urban design consultant, founder of Greenstone Design, and author of Landscape and Urban Design for Health and Well-Being: Using Healing, Sensory and Therapeutic Gardens [more]

19/09/2014: Rachel Dawick: boundary riders
Songwriter and vocalist who has been researching the lives of New Zealand women in the 1800s, and turning their stories into songs on the album The Boundary Riders: Musical Tales of New Zealand Pioneer Women, and  accompanying book. [more]

03/10/2014: Helena Wisniewska Brow: Polish orphans
Author of the book, Give Us This Day: a Memoir of Family and Exile, which tells the story of her father, one of the exiled Polish children offered refuge in New Zealand in 1944. [more]

03/10/2014: Brooke Fraser: new directions
New Zealand singer/songwriter Brooke Fraser talks about her career and new album, Brutal Romantic. [more]

10/10/2014: Dave Dobbyn and Don McGlashan: together again
Two of New Zealand's pre-eminent songwriters, who will perform on stage together on the 2015 Winery Tour. [more]

10/10/2014: Kirsty Gunn: Thorndon and "home"
Novelist, short story writer, and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Dundee, who writes about her "Katherine Mansfield project" in her recently published small book Thorndon: Wellington and Home. [more]

24/10/2014: Lloyd Spencer Davis: penguins
Stuart Professor of Science Communication and director of the Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago, and author of Professor Penguin: Discovery and Adventure with Penguins. [more]

31/10/2014: Richard Louv: nature and children
Co-founder of the Children & Nature Network and The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder [more]

07/11/2014: Bill Reid: flying dynasty
Helicopter pilot (like his father, and son) who tells his story of deer recovery, mountain rescue, fire-fighting, heli-fishing, and movie work in the book Born to Fly. [more]

07/11/2014: Doug Wilson: from big pharma to children's books
Former head of Medicine and Regulatory Affairs for pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim who now writes stories for children, including the successful Tom Hassler series. [more]

07/11/2014: Thomas Buckley: insect evolution
Research Leader at Landcare Research, Associate Professor at the University of Auckland, and a Principal Investigator at the Allan Wilson Centre, who was one of over 100 researchers from 16 countries who have just published the first paper from the 1KITE study of insect evolution. [more]

07/11/2014: Playing Favourites with Witi Ihimaera
Pioneering Maori novelist and short story writer who writes about his early life for the first time in Maori Boy: A Memoir of Childhood. [more]

07/11/2014: Stephen Mulqueen: poppies, war and peace
Dunedin jeweler back from a four-month research trip to to Europe and North America for his Poppies of War and Peace project, investigating the life and work of Moina Belle Michael, the "Poppy Lady". [more]

07/11/2014: Kate's Klassic: Persuasion
Kate Camp discusses Persuasion, the 1818 novel by Jane Austen. [more]

14/11/2014: Saturday Morning live from Whanganui
Saturday Morning with Kim Hill, live from the Royal Opera House, Whanganui as part of the Smart 21 initiative focussing on regional centres. [more]

14/11/2014: Annette Main and Marianne Archibald
Annette Main has been the Mayor of Whanganui since 2010 and is the Chair of the Whanganui Digital Leaders Forum. For the past three years, the city has been the first and only place in New Zealand to make the Smart21 list, organised by the Intelligent Community Forum, which recognises communities around the world which have taken conscious steps to prosper in the broadband economy. Marianne Archibald has led the development of the city's digital and broadband strategies and is working alongside the Mayor to make Whanganui a leader in the digital world. [more]

14/11/2014: Tahu Kukutai: demography
Dr Tahu Kukutai is Senior Research Fellow the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis - Te Runanga Tatari Tatauranga at the University of Waikato. She is one of the authors of the Royal Society demographic study, Te Pae Tawhiti (Our Futures). [more]

14/11/2014: Graeme Langford and Asadullah Rezaie
Graeme Langford is the Emergency Management Officer for the North Island at New Zealand Red Cross. He is running the incident management team and supervising volunteers for the "Cyclone Cindy" exercise taking place in and around Whanganui (including the Opera House) from 14 to 16 November. Asadullah Rezaie, a former refugee from Afghanistan, is a Red Cross volunteer assisting with the exercise. [more]

14/11/2014: Martin Visser
Martin Visser is a Whanganui City Councillor. He is developing a social progress and life-quality survey of New Zealand towns and cities, based on the Harvard work of Michael Porter, and is researching and sizing worldwide markets for biotech and other start-ups. [more]

14/11/2014: Nancy Tuaine
Nancy Tuaine is the chief executive of the Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority, and a former member of the Whanganui River Maori Trust Board. [more]

14/11/2014: Eric Dorfman: museum and migration
Dr Eric Dorfman is the director of the Whanganui Regional Museum. [more]

14/11/2014: Mike Dickison: moa bones
Dr Mike Dickison is Curator of Natural History at the Whanganui Regional Museum. He will talk about the museum's moa collection and 3D scanning project, the illicit trade in moa bones, and the Wiki Wednesday project for updating Wanganui pages. www.wrm.org.nz [more]

14/11/2014: Errol Christiansen and Oliver Howard: Wanganui Orchestra
Errol Christiansen has been involved since 2011 in the rejuvenation of the Wanganui Orchestra, a community group comprised of local musicians, which he conducts. The orchestra's leader, English violinist Oliver Howard, is a junior doctor in anaesthetics at Wanganui Hospital, and will join opera singer Deborah Wai Kapohe as a special guest for the Orchestra's Summer Romance Concert at Wanganui Collegiate School (4:00pm, 15 November). [more]

14/11/2014: Katie Brown: glass
Katie Brown is a glass artist and co-director of Chronicle Glass Studio and Gallery, which occupies part of a 1912 building that was originally home to the city's newspaper. [more]

14/11/2014: Paul and Mark Rayner: ceramics
Paul and Mark Rayner are ceramicists who have been exhibiting their own work, and that of other artists, for the past seven years at Rayner Brothers Gallery. Their final exhibition for the year, Double Vision, features over 40 artists and more than 100 artworks (14 November to 20 December). [more]

14/11/2014: Jack Mitchell-Anyon: underground music
Jack Mitchell-Anyon runs the music venue Space Monster, presenting a range of bands from Whanganui, nationwide and overseas on an irregular basis. The next concert will feature Delaney Davidson and his band (20 November). [more]

14/11/2014: Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme. [more]

14/11/2014: Behind the Scenes: Kim Hill creates a glass object
Kim Hill makes a glass paperweight at the Chronicle Glass studio under the supervision of business co-owner and glass artist Katie Brown. [more]

21/11/2014: Eileen Ormsby: drugs and the dark net
Australian writer, journalist, and blogger of All Things Vice. Her new book, Silk Road, tells the story of the online drug cartel dubbed "the eBay of drugs". [more]

21/11/2014: Rob Fenwick: pest control
Environmentalist, retired businessman, company director and co-founder of Living Earth, who was instrumental in the creation of the Predator Free New Zealand Trust, which unveiled the first stage of its vision at the A Place to Live conference in Whanganui. [more]

21/11/2014: Atul Gawande: being mortal
American surgeon and writer, whose new book is Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End. [more]

21/11/2014: Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: Mona Lisa
District Court Judge, and member of Interpol's DNA Monitoring Expert Group, discussing the 1911 theft by Vincenzo Perugia of the Mona Lisa. [more]

21/11/2014: Playing Favourites with Victoria Spackman
Chief executive and part owner of the screen production company Gibson Group, director of Screenrights in Australia, and chair for twelve years of BATS Theatre Limited. [more]

21/11/2014: Jolisa Gracewood and Susana Andrew
Editors of Tell You What: 2015, a collection of some of the best recent New Zealand non-fiction writing. [more]

21/11/2014: Pauline Scanlon, Gerry Paul, and Warren Maxwell
Acclaimed Irish singer Pauline Scanlon, New Zealand international touring guitarist Gerry Paul, and Trinity Roots frontman Warren Maxwell, who are joined by Irish musicians Alan Doherty and Tola Custy of Keeva, and other Trinity Roots members Rio Hemopo and Ben Lemi for the cross cultural project Motu :: Oileain. [more]

21/11/2014: Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 22 November 2014. [more]

28/11/2014: Andrew Roberts: Napoleon
British historian, public speaker and Doctor of Philosophy whose most recent book is Napoleon the Great. [more]

28/11/2014: Andreas Antonopoulos: bitcoin
Entrepreneur, writer, founder of three bitcoin businesses, and keynote speaker at Bitcoin South, New Zealand's first Cryptocurrency Conference. [more]

28/11/2014: John Darnielle: goats and wolves
Singer and songwriter who performs as The Mountain Goats, and has just written his debut novel, Wolf in White Van. [more]

28/11/2014: Playing Favourites with Peter Schwerdtfeger
Director of the Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, at Massey University, Albany, who has been awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand's 2014 Rutherford Medal for his world-leading contributions to fundamental aspects of chemical and physical phenomena in atoms, molecules and condensed matter. [more]

28/11/2014: Andris Apse: shooting the south
New Zealand landscape photographer who draws from his work of the last thirty years, much previously unpublished, for the new book, Spirit of the South, a photographic tribute to the mainland. [more]

28/11/2014: Memet Bilgin Rigolo: dancing on air
Turkish Canadian balance artist who performs two acts in the touring Spiegelworld tent show Empire, a blend of comedy, acrobatics, vaudeville and burlesque. [more]

28/11/2014: Children's Books with Kate De Goldie: four picture books
Kate De Goldi discusses four picture books: I Am the Wolf... and Here I Come! by Benedicte Guettier, Follow the Firefly by Bernardo Carvalho, The Rabbit and the Shadow by Melanie Rutten, So Many Wonderfuls by Tina Matthews. [more]

28/11/2014: Listener Feedback for 29 November
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 29 November 2014. [more]

05/12/2014: Eldon Tate: cleaning water
PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington, and AMP National Scholarship recipient who aims to create a solar-powered water treatment system using unique nano-composite materials to generate clean drinking water. [more]

05/12/2014: Karl Iremonger : fertility and stress
Principal Investigator at the Centre for Neuroendocrinology in the Department of Physiology at the University of Otago and winner of the 2014 Prime Minister's MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize for work on fertility circuits in the brain. [more]

05/12/2014: Jane Gleeson-White : accountancy and capitals
Australian author of the prize-winning 2011 book Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World, and new book Six Capitals: the Revolution Capitalism Has to Have - or Can Accountants Save the Planet? [more]

05/12/2014: Playing Favourites with Tom Scott
Melbourne-based New Zealand lyricist and vocalist with the groups HomeBrew and @Peace, and member of the Young Gifted and Broke collective of artists. [more]

05/12/2014: Yvonne Todd : psychological photography
Auckland photographer whose new exhibition of 150 images made since the 1990s, Creamy Psychology, is the largest to be shown at City Gallery Wellington, accompanied by an illustrated book of the same title. [more]

05/12/2014: Poetry 2014 with Gregory O'Brien
Poet, painter, curator and writer discussing the highlights in New Zealand poetry for 2014. [more]

05/12/2014: Listener Feedback to Saturday 6 December
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 6 December 2014. [more]

12/12/2014: Marcus du Sautoy : maths and art
Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, and author, who is visiting New Zealand as 2014 Distinguished Speaker for the Royal Society. [more]

12/12/2014: Nick Main: sea change in the gulf
Chair of Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari, a partnership led by mana whenua and central and local government to create a marine spatial plan for the Hauraki Gulf by June 2015. [more]

12/12/2014: Alison McDiarmid : gulf history
Principal Scientist, Marine Ecology, at NIWA Taihoro Nukurangi, and is one of the scientist advisors to the Sea Change Stakeholder Working Group. [more]

12/12/2014: Art Crimes with Arthur Tompkins : Rose Valland
District Court Judge, and member of Interpol's DNA Monitoring Expert Group with a special interest in crimes involving artistic masterpieces, discussing Rose Valland, the most decorated woman in French military history. [more]

12/12/2014: Playing Favourites with Greg Malcolm
Composer, improviser and sound artist who has been hailed as one of the world's most unique guitarists, who is touring a show of Ivor Cutler songs. [more]

12/12/2014: Neneh Cherry: musical grandmother
Singer and songwriter achieved worldwide success in 1989 with the album Raw Like Sushi and this year released her first solo album in 18 years, Blank Project. She will visit here in 2015 for concerts in Wellington and at the Auckland Arts Festival. [more]

12/12/2014: Energy with David Haywood: more on solar
Dunsandel engineer, concluding his discussion of solar photovoltaic energy, and answering questions from listeners. [more]

12/12/2014: Listener Feedback to 13 December 2014
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 13 December 2014. [more]

19/12/2014: Michele Rowe: community and volunteering
Community volunteer in the Wellington suburb of Newlands, who works particularly with the elderly, and low-risk offenders from the Corrections Department. [more]

19/12/2014: Love-Ese Chile: biodegradable plastics
New Zealand graduate student working with Professor Parisa Mehrkhodavandi in the Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia, researching biodegradable plastics. [more]

19/12/2014: Aroha Harris: Tangata Whenua
Member of the Waitangi Tribunal, lecturer in history at the University of Auckland, and co-author with Judith Binney and Atholl Anderson of Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History. [more]

19/12/2014: Art with Mary Kisler: three London shows
Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, discussing three recent exhibitions in London by Rembrandt, Turner and Anselm Kiefer. [more]

19/12/2014: Playing Favourites with Sarah Peirse
New Zealand actor and director currently appearing in the Sydney Theatre Company production of Switzerland, a new play by Joanna Murray-Smith about the writer Patricia Highsmith. [more]

19/12/2014: Kate De Goldi and Laura Kroetsch
Laura is the director of Adelaide Writers' Week; Kate is the author of a number of books. They discuss the year in publishing and their favourite reads of 2014. [more]

23/01/2015: Helena Smith: Greece
The Guardian's correspondent in Greece, discussing the political and economic situation ahead of this weekend's elections. [more]

23/01/2015: Chris Jensen Burke: climb every mountain
High-altitude mountaineer who has climbed to the summit of the world's tallest peaks on each of the seven continents, and supports health education and welfare initiatives for girls and women in Nepal. [more]

23/01/2015: Richard MacManus: tracking health
Founder of technology blog ReadWrite.com, who became interested in health technology when diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and has written Trackers: How Technology is Helping Us Monitor and Improve Our Health. [more]

23/01/2015: Art with Mary Kisler: museum extensions
Mary discusses Te Uru, the new addition to Lopdell House in Titirangi, and the installations and interpretation at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum. [more]

23/01/2015: Rob Halford: god of metal
Singer for Birmingham band Judas Priest, which emerged at the forefront of the new wave of British heavy metal in the 1970s, and is coming to Auckland in March. [more]

23/01/2015: Jamie Brisick: Peter Drouyn and Westerly Windina
Former professional surfer whose new book is Becoming Westerly: the Transformation of Surfing Champion Peter Drouyn into Westerly Windina. [more]

23/01/2015: Kate's Klassic: Testament of Youth
Kate Camp discusses Testament of Youth, the first instalment of Vera Brittain's memoirs, published in 1933. [more]

23/01/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 24 January 2015
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 24 January 2015. [more]

30/01/2015: Sophie Elmhirst: death cafes
Contributing editor at Harper's Bazaar, and writer for the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Observer, Aeon, and Prospect, discussing her article Take Me to the Death Café. [more]

30/01/2015: Maziar Bahari: Iran, imprisonment and education
Iranian Canadian journalist and film-maker who was imprisoned and interrogated in Iran for over 118 days in 2009. [more]

30/01/2015: Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden: quantum biology
Professors of physics (Al-Khalili) and molecular genetics (McFadden) at the University of Surrey, who collaborated on the new book, Life on the Edge. [more]

30/01/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 31 January
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 31 January 2015. [more]

30/01/2015: Howard Moody: musical polymath
British baroque continuo specialist, composer, and conductor, who is visiting New Zealand for the Opera in a Days Bay Garden production of La Calisto by Cavalli. [more]

30/01/2015: Anthony McCarten: theory of everything
New Zealand author, film director and screenwriter who co-produced and wrote the screenplay for The Theory of Everything, based on the 2007 memoir by Jane Hawking, wife of physicist Stephen Hawking. [more]

30/01/2015: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: three picture books
New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi discusses The Story of a New Zealand Truck Driver by Mary Kelleher, Circle, Square, Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul O Zelinsky and One Minute's Silence by David Metzenthen and Michael Camilleri. [more]

06/02/2015: Eula Biss: immunity and vaccination
Teacher at Northwestern University in Chicago, whose new book, On Immunity: An Inoculation, explores vaccination and its history, and parenthood, public health and the body. [more]

06/02/2015: Anna Smaill: music and memory
English literature and music graduate whose debut novel, The Chimes, is set in a future Britain where people's memories are controlled by music. [more]

06/02/2015: Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: "takeaway Rembrandt"
District Court Judge and member of Interpol's DNA Monitoring Expert Group, discussing the 1632 portrait of Jacob de Gheyn III, dubbed the "Takeaway Rembrandt". [more]

06/02/2015: Playing Favourites with Jane Venis
Sculptor and performance artist (as Dr Clawhammer), multi-instrumentalist, instrument maker, and composer, who teaches at the Schools of Design and Art at Otago Polytechnic. [more]

06/02/2015: Michael Graetzel: splitting water and dyed solar cells
Director of the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne, Switzerland, and one of the most highly cited chemists in the world. [more]

06/02/2015: Poetry with Greg O'Brien: Anna Jackson
Greg discusses I, Clodia, and Other Portraits by Anna Jackson. [more]

06/02/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 7 February 2015
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 7 February 2015. [more]

13/02/2015: Dan Davies: banking in Europe and the HSBC
Senior Research Advisor at Frontline Analysts, who writes on economics and finance. [more]

13/02/2015: Dylan Evans: utopian madness
Author of books on emotion and the placebo effect, who moved to the Scottish Highlands, founded a community to attempt post-apocalyptic living, and details his challenges, descent into madness and gradual recovery, in the new book, The Utopia Experiment. [more]

13/02/2015: Roger Lentle: probiotics and faecal transplants
Professor of Digestive Biomechanics at the College of Health, Massey University, an Associate Investigator at the Riddet Institute, and leader of the Digesta Group, are acknowledged world leaders in the study of gut motility and mixing within the gut cavity. [more]

13/02/2015: Neil MacLean: investigating death
District Court Judge who was appointed the first Chief Coroner of New Zealand under the Coroners Act 2006, and retired from the position on 13 February. [more]

13/02/2015: Emily Smith and Jamie McClellan: folking around
Scottish folk singer and New Zealand multi-instrumentalist who have performed across Australia, Europe, Russia, and Canada, and are currently touring here. [more]

13/02/2015: Rob Ward: closeted football
British playwright, actor and social activist, whose new one-man show, Away From Home, about football and homosexuality, has its New Zealand premiere as part of Auckland Fringe and Auckland Pride Festival 2015. [more]

13/02/2015: Bonnie Howland: mascara and sight
Student at AUT, and founder of Indigo and Iris, one of the social entrepreneurship schemes at this year's startup accelerator programme, Live the Dream. [more]

13/02/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 14 February 2015
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 14 February [more]

20/02/2015: Chris Clarke: mideast crisis
CEO of World Vision in New Zealand who recently visited Iraqi Kurdistan and Lebanon, in advance of the launch of the Syrian refugee appeal on 7 March. [more]

20/02/2015: Orin Hargraves: cliché
Lecturer in linguistics who works on the computational analysis of language at the University of Colorado, and author of It's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches. [more]

20/02/2015: Allan Ropper: neurological rabbit holes
Professor at Harvard Medical School, Raymond D. Adams Master Clinician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and author of Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole. [more]

20/02/2015: Karaitiana Taiuru: Te Reo and the mainstream
Indigenous advocate for Te Reo, who has written on how Maori language could be better integrated in Aotearoa, and how the internet can play a crucial role in normalising Te Reo for younger people. [more]

20/02/2015: Playing Favourites with cartoonist and scientist Bob Brockie
Editorial cartoonist for the National Business Review continuously since 1975, leading authority on hedgehogs and possums, and weekly science columnist to Wellington's Dominion Post. His new book is Brockie: a Memoir in Words, Cartoons and Sketches. [more]

20/02/2015: Marlon Williams: country maverick
Singer and songwriter who has recorded a series of duet albums with Delaney Davidson, and is touring New Zealand with his band The Yarra Benders in advance of his debut solo album in April. [more]

20/02/2015: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Chris McKimmie
New Zealand author of many books, discussing the work of children's picture book writer and illustrator Chris McKimmie. [more]

20/02/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 21 February 2015
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 21 February. [more]

27/02/2015: Bernard Haykel: Islamic State
Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Director of the Institute for Transregional Studies at Princeton University, and a leading expert on the theology of Islamic State. [more]

27/02/2015: John McLeod: modern peacekeeping
Cross-agency Defence Force lead for the 2015 Gallipoli commemoration, and author of Elusive Peace: a Kiwi Peacekeeper in Angola, about his time as a United Nations Military Observer in 1998. [more]

27/02/2015: Energy with David Haywood: the musical scale
Dunsandel engineer and author, discussing how energy gives us the musical scale. [more]

27/02/2015: Playing Favourites with Tayo Aluko
Nigerian-born, UK-based writer and performer of Call Mr Robeson: a Life with Songs, based on the musical career and political activism of the US singer Paul Robeson. You can also listen to a 1998 Spectrum recalling Paul Robeson's visit to New Zealand in 1960. [more]

27/02/2015: Ulrike Schaede: business in Japan
Professor of Japanese Business at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, and is an authority on Japanese business organisation, strategy and management. [more]

27/02/2015: Kate's Klassic: The Thorn Birds
Kate Camp is a poet, and Communications Manager at Te Papa. She discusses 1977 novel The Thorn Birds by Australian author Colleen McCullough. [more]

27/02/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 28 February 2015
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 28 February. [more]

06/03/2015: Philip Wen: pollution in China
China correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, discussing Under the Dome, the viral online documentary hit by journalist Chai Jing about pollution in China. [more]

06/03/2015: Leslee Udwin: India's Daughter
British film maker, whose documentary film, India's Daughter, tells the story of the gang rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi in 2012, and the ensuing social fallout. [more]

06/03/2015: Marilyn Waring: 40 years of feminism
Professor of Public Policy at AUT University who spoke at the International Women's Day Celebration Breakfast at Parliament. [more]

06/03/2015: Jenny O'Connor: women at 60
Photographer and author of Visible: 60 Women at 60; images from the book are on display at Pataka Museum. [more]

06/03/2015: Playing Favourites with Robbie Burton
Executive director and publisher of Potton and Burton, which changed its name from Craig Potton Publishing this week to reflect the diversity of its publishing catalogue, and Burton's role at the company. [more]

06/03/2015: Brett Bailey: Macbeth in the Congo
Director of South African performance company Third World Bunfight, whose latest production is a radical take on Verdi's opera Macbeth, set in modern-day Congo, and playing at the Auckland Arts Festival. [more]

06/03/2015: Poetry with Gregory O'Brien: Peter Olds and Geoff Cochrane
Painter, poet, curator and writer Gregory O'Brien discusses You Fit the Description: the Poetry of Peter Olds and a new collection by Geoff Cochrane, Wonky Optics. [more]

06/03/2015: Geoff Cochrane poems
Geoff Cochraine reads three poems from his new book, Wonky Optics: Everything's in Pace, Television, and The View From Atlantis. [more]

06/03/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 7 March 2015
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 7 March. [more]

13/03/2015: Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor: Vanuata update
Journalist for Radio New Zealand International, discussing the impact of Cyclone Pam on Vanuatu. [more]

13/03/2015: Brian O'Connell: 48 hours of drugs in Ireland
Broadcaster and journalist based in Cork, discussing this week's inadvertent temporary legalisation of a range of consciousness-altering drugs in Ireland. [more]

13/03/2015: Stefan Sobkowiak: recreating Eden
Canadian biologist and landscape architect who has been running an organic, then permaculture orchard business since 1993. He is travelling throughout New Zealand on the Beyond Organic tour of talks and workshops. [more]

13/03/2015: Bruce Sheridan: psychology of creativity
Chair of Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago, and North American regional Chair of CILECT, the world organisation of film and media schools. He is the fourth Creative Fellow for the University of Auckland's Creative Thinking Project, delivering a series of lectures. [more]

13/03/2015: Arthur Tompkins: the Isabella Stewart Gardner heist
District Court Judge, and member of Interpol's DNA Monitoring Expert Group, discussing the 1990 theft of 13 works from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. [more]

13/03/2015: Playing Favourites with Sean Donnelly
Auckland musician who records and performs as SJD, and this month releases his seventh album, Saint John Divine. He is joined in the studio by collaborators Victoria Kelly and Sandy Mill. [more]

13/03/2015: David Graham: Hillary Clinton
Staff writer at The Atlantic magazine, discussing the fallout from Hillary Clinton's use of a home email server. [more]

13/03/2015: Anastasia Radevich: footwear art
Avant garde shoe designer and footwear artist of Belarus origin who studied in London with fashion creators Alexander McQueen and Nicholas Kirkwood. [more]

13/03/2015: Lonnie Hutchinson: black and white
Artist of Ngai Tahu and Samoan heritage, who is working on a major commission for Christchurch's justice precinct, and has a retrospective exhibition in the Auckland Arts Festival. [more]

20/03/2015: Bryan Stevenson: equal justice
Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based non-profit organisation that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, and exonerating innocent prisoners on death row. He is a professor at New York University School of Law, and the author of a memoir about his working life, Just Mercy. [more]

20/03/2015: Daniel Mendelsohn: six of six million
Daniel Mendelsohn is an American memoirist, essayist, critic, columnist, and translator who is presently a Contributing Editor at Travel + Leisure. He is the author of the international 2006 award-winning bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, about growing up in a family haunted by the disappearance of relatives during the Holocaust, and his most recent book is Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays From the Classics to Pop Culture (2012, New York Review Books). He will visit New Zealand for two sessions at the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival (13-17 May). [more]

20/03/2015: Shakespeare with David Lawrence: Hamlet
David Lawrence is director of The Bacchanals, a Wellington theatre company he founded in 2000 to explore text-based theatre and redefine classic works. His most recent production was Richard III, last month, and he is on the board of Summer Shakespeare. His next production is Where There's a Will by John Smythe at BATS (8-18 April). In the first of a series of discussions, David will discuss Shakespeare's best-known play, Hamlet. [more]

20/03/2015: Playing Favourites with choreographer Eric Languet
Eric Languet was a principal dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet from 1988 to 1998, becoming a New Zealand citizen during that time and creating a number of well-received dance works. He then established his own dance company, Dances en l'R, on the French island Reunion, collaborating with artists from the region and dancers with disabilities, and directing the multidisciplinary dance training programme, The Hangar. In November last year, Footnote New Zealand Dance travelled to Reunion as artists in residence at The Hangar to begin a collaboration with Dances en l'R in co-producing Bbeals, a new dance work that begins its journey at Jennifer Beals' character in the 80s film Flashdance. It is now receiving its premiere season around New Zealand, with performances completed in Dunedin and Christchurch, ahead of Auckland (24-25 March), and Wellington (28 March), before returning to Reunion for a season there. [more]

20/03/2015: Frances Ashcroft: ion channels and diabetes
Professor Frances Ashcroft is a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford and director of OXION, a training and research programme on the physiology of ion channels, the proteins which are currently at the forefront of scientific research. Her ground-breaking research has shown how changes in blood glucose levels regulate insulin secretion from the pancreas and how this process is impaired in Type 2 diabetes. She is visiting New Zealand to deliver the 2015 Royal Society Distinguished Speaker Lecture, The Spark of Life, discussing how the electric signals in our cells produced by the ion channels govern every aspect of our lives. The lecture has been delivered in Wellington, Nelson, Dunedin, Christchurch and Wanaka, with the final presentation at the Auckland Museum on 24 March. [more]

20/03/2015: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Mal Peet
New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of many books, most recently, The ACB with Honora Lee (Random House). She will discuss the work of English author Mal Peet, who died at the start of March; his last book was The Murdstone Trilogy (David Fickling Books). [more]

20/03/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 21 March 2015
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 21 March. [more]

27/03/2015: Tim Naish: Antarctic ice shelves
Director of the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington. He will discuss the new findings this week on the decrease in volume of Antarctic ice. [more]

27/03/2015: Miranda July: bad men and participatory art
Writer, filmmaker and artist whose participatory work includes the messaging app, Somebody. Her debut novel is The First Bad Man. [more]

27/03/2015: Jim Kebbell: organics and retail
Former chaplain, who set up Commonsense Organics in Wellington with his wife Marion Wood in the early 1990s, and open their first store in Auckland next week. [more]

27/03/2015: Art with Mary Kisler: William Hodges
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki discusses work by 18th century artist William Hodges. [more]

27/03/2015: Playing Favourites with Alan Cumming
Actor for stage and screen, broadcaster, director, designer, producer and musician, who will be speaking about family memoir, Not My Father's Son, at the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival. [more]

27/03/2015: Alejandro Aravena: housing solutions
Principal of the Elemental architecture practice in Chile, who is visiting New Zealand to deliver the 2015 Futuna Lecture Series. [more]

27/03/2015: Poetry with Gregory O'Brien: Charles Brasch and the Pacific
Painter, poet, curator and writer discussing his new collection, Whale Years, the Art4Vanuatu auction, and the new collection Charles Brasch: Selected Poems. [more]

03/04/2015: Damon Gameau: sugar surfeit
Australian author and filmmaker who went in front of the camera to explore the impact of a 40-teaspoon daily diet of sugar, eating only food presented as healthy. He documents the results in That Sugar Book, and That Sugar Film, which receives its New Zealand premiere during the 2015 NZIFF Autumn Events programme. [more]

03/04/2015: Bronwyn Hayward: sustainable prosperity
Associate Professor of Politics and head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Canterbury, who will lead one of nine research teams for the new international Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). [more]

03/04/2015: Rebecca Herzig: hair removal
Rebecca M. Herzig is Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Bates College, Maine. Her new book is Plucked: a History of Hair Removal (New York University Press). [more]

03/04/2015: Levi Armstrong: whanau fitness
Founder of whanau-based gym Patu Aotearoa in Hawkes Bay, which won the People's Choice Award in the Akina Foundation's social enterprise accelerator programme. [more]

03/04/2015: Playing Favourites with Sam Neill
Executive producer and presenter of the documentary, Anzac: Tides of Blood, which explores his family's experience with war and the legacy of Anzac on both sides of the Tasman, which will premiere on Maori Television on Anzac Day. [more]

03/04/2015: Lynsey Hayward, Mark Davey, Frantisek Riha-Scott: incontinence
Auckland gynecologist Lynsey Hayward is incoming President of the International Urogynecological Association. Dr Mark Davey and Frantisek Riha-Scott met as alpine ski racers, pursued respective careers in urban planning and fashion design, and have co-founded ConfiTEX, which designs and manufactures fashion underwear for people experiencing bladder control problems. [more]

03/04/2015: Mike McWilliams: science past and future
Chief executive of GNS Science, which this week marked the 150th anniversary of its ancestor, the Geological Survey, the first New Zealand Government science entity. [more]

03/04/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 4 April 2015
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 4 April. [more]

10/04/2015: Ken Auletta : Google and the future
American journalist who has contributed to The New Yorker since 1977, and is the author of eleven books. He will visit New Zealand for the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival in May. [more]

10/04/2015: Esther Kaplan : workplace monitoring
Editor of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, and writer of the cover story in the March issue of Harper's magazine, The Spy Who Fired Me, about workplace monitoring. [more]

10/04/2015: Kate Grenville : a mother's tale
Celebrated Australian writer, best known for her novel, The Secret River. Her new book is a non-fiction homage, One Life: My Mother's Story. [more]

10/04/2015: Arapata Hakiwai : repatriating remains
Kaihautu at Te Papa Tongarewa, leading Matauranga Maori and the museum's engagement with iwi, and managing the Repatriation Programme responsible for the return of Maori and Moriori ancestral remains. [more]

10/04/2015: Playing Favorites with Mel Parsons
Singer and songwriter recently returned from tours of Canada and Australia, and embarking on a nationwide 22-date tour in support of her third album, Drylands. [more]

10/04/2015: Alice Boyes: anxiety tools
Las Vegas-based New Zealander who writes for PsychologyToday.com, GOOD magazine, and is the emotions expert for Women's Health Australia. She is the author of The Anxiety Toolkit. [more]

10/04/2015: Chris Pryor and Miriam Smith: social rugby
Auckland filmmakers who spent a year in Reporoa, Bay of Plenty, to film The Ground We Won, a candid portrait of a New Zealand provincial rugby team. [more]

10/04/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 11 April 2015
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 11 April [more]

17/04/2015: Andrew Keen: internet naysaying
Founder of Audiocafe.com in 1995, executive director of the Silicon Valley salon FutureCast, a Senior Fellow at CALinnovates, and author of The Internet is Not the Answer. [more]

17/04/2015: Rebecca Lawton: drought and ostrich thinking
Author, fluvial geologist, former whitewater guide and river ranger. She wrote about water issues in her home state of California in AEON magazine. [more]

17/04/2015: Chris Pugsley: the scale of Gallipoli
Retired Lieutenant Colonel and military historian, who is lead advisor for the exhibition, Gallipoli: the Scale of Our War at Te Papa Tongarewa. [more]

17/04/2015: Shakespeare with David Lawrence: Henry V
Director of Wellington theatre company The Bacchanals, discussing Shakespeare's last history play, Henry V. [more]

17/04/2015: Playing Favourites with Timothy Hurd
National Carillonist of New Zealand, carillon architect, consultant, composer and musicologist, and singer with the Choir of Wellington Cathedral, and vocal ensemble The Tudor Consort. [more]

17/04/2015: Warwick Holmes: comets, probes and space
Avionics engineer with the European Space Agency, which built and tested the Rosetta space craft that landed a robot on a comet in November 2014. [more]

17/04/2015: Henry Hargreaves: photos and food
New Zealand photographer who has created series re-creating of the last meals of Death Row criminals, backstage rider requests of rock musicians, and the food of doomsday preppers. [more]

17/04/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 18 April 2015
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 18 April [more]

24/04/2015: Kevin Short: NZDF
Air Vice Marshal and Vice Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force, representing the forces at the Wellington services. [more]

24/04/2015: Susie Ferguson: Gallipoli
Presenter on Morning Report on Radio New Zealand, reporting in advance of the Dawn Service at Gallipoli.Colette Muir is also in Gallipoli and joins Susie Ferguson. [more]

24/04/2015: Olivia Allison: Auckland Dawn Service
Reporter for Radio New Zealand, who attended the Dawn Service in Auckland. [more]

24/04/2015: Maria Armoudian: Armenia
Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland. [more]

24/04/2015: Dave Rowe: Scott Base
Builder currently working on the Hilary Field Centre refurbishment at Scott Base. [more]

24/04/2015: Louise Maher: Australia Dawn Service
Reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, from the Dawn Service in Canberra. [more]

24/04/2015: Dick Martin: tunnellers
Son of WW1 sapper Bertram Martin, one of the New Zealand Tunnellers. [more]

24/04/2015: Francis Grigson: Australian forces
Group Captain and Wellington contingent commander for the Royal Australian Air Force. [more]

24/04/2015: Eugene Rogan : the Ottomans
Associate Professor of the Modern History of the Middle East and Fellow of St Antony's College at the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Fall of the Ottomans: the Great War in the Middle East. [more]

24/04/2015: Steve Wilde: Queenstown
Regional correspondent for Radio New Zealand, reporting on Anzac commemorations in Queenstown. [more]

24/04/2015: Michael Cropp: wreath laying
Reporter for Radio New Zealand at the wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph, Wellington. [more]

24/04/2015: Rhys Jones: NZDF
Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force from 2011 to 2014. [more]

24/04/2015: Henry Thompson: UN Youth New Zealand
Wellington regional president of UN Youth New Zealand. [more]

24/04/2015: Chris Hay: WWI trails
Creative Director at Locales, who have developed the Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails for the WW100 Programme Office. [more]

24/04/2015: Marjorie Lee and Audrey Harper: WRENS
Members of the Women's Royal Naval Service during World War Two, in New Zealand and the United Kingdom respectively. [more]

24/04/2015: Dilys Grant: Wellington events
Project Manager of the First World War Centenary Programme for the Wellington City Council. [more]

24/04/2015: Peter FitzSimons: Gallipoli
Journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, TV commentator, former radio presenter and national representative rugby union player whose new book is Gallipoli (Random House). He will be speaking at three events at the Auckland Writers Festival (14, 15 and 16 May). [more]

24/04/2015: Stephen Clarke: military historian
Former chief executive of the RSA and military historian, who is attending Anzac Day at Gallipoli for the first time. [more]

01/05/2015: David Nutt: reinvestigating psychedelics
Chair of independent, science-led drugs charity DrugScience, and is Edmund J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and Head of the Department of Neuropsychopharmacology and Molecular Imaging at Imperial College London. His team are the first in the world to scan the brains of volunteers under the influence of LSD. [more]

01/05/2015: Michael Fletcher: Baltimore, race and class
National Economics Correspondent for The Washington Post, where he writes about education and race relations. He has been resident in Baltimore for over 30 years, and discusses the city and its problems. [more]

01/05/2015: Lance Price: Narendra Modi's India
BBC political correspondent for many years, worked at 10 Downing Street as deputy to Alistair Campbell, and was the Labour Party's Director of Communications during 2000 and 2001. He has returned to journalism, and is the author of The Modi Effect: Inside Narenda Modi's Campaign to Transform India. [more]

01/05/2015: Helen Macdonald: raptor rapture
Professional falconer whose work in raptor research and conservation projects informed the writing of her book, H is for Hawk. She will visit New Zealand in May to speak at the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival <http://writersfestival.co.nz/>, the Dunedin Writers Festival <http://www.dunedinwritersfestival.co.nz/>, and a WORD Christchurch Autumn Season event <http://wordchristchurch.co.nz/event/helen-macdonald-h-is-for-hawk/>. [more]

01/05/2015: Stephen O'Brien: animals, genes and disease
Chief Scientific Officer at St Petersburg University, and head of the Genome 10K project to sequence the genomes of 10,000 invertebrates; visiting New Zealand for the Allan Wilson Centre 2015 International Lecture Series. [more]

01/05/2015: Poetry with Greg O'Brien: John Dennison and Roger Horrocks
Gregory O'Brien discusses two new collections: Otherwise by John Dennison, and Song of the Ghost in the Machine by Roger Horrocks. [more]

01/05/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 2 May
Kim Hill reads messages from Listeners to the Saturday Morning programmme of 2 May. [more]

08/05/2015: Alex Massie: UK election fallout
Scotland Editor of The Spectator, who also writes for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, discussing the unexpected election result in the United Kingdom [more]

08/05/2015: Ali Al-Ahmed: Saudi royal reshuffle
Director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs in Washington DC, discussing the international significance of the repositioning of power in Saudi Arabia. [more]

08/05/2015: Jack Baker: V.E. Day
New Zealand sailor in London on 7 May 1945, when the war with Germany was declared over. [more]

08/05/2015: Philip Ball: invisibility and curiosity
Editor for Nature magazine for over 20 years, and author of Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything, Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler, and Invisibility: the Dangerous Allure of the Unseen. He will visit New Zealand for the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival and two Royal Society of New Zealand talks. [more]

08/05/2015: Art Crime with Arthur Tompkins: Cellini Salt Cellar
District Court Judge, and member of Interpol's DNA Monitoring Expert Group. He has a special interest in crimes involving artistic masterpieces, and will discuss the 2003 theft of the Cellini Salt Cellar, a part-enamelled gold table sculpture completed in 1543 for Francis I of France by Benvenuto Cellini. [more]

08/05/2015: Playing Favourites with Girol Karacaoglu
Chief Economist and Deputy Secretary, Macroenomic, International and Economic Research, at the New Zealand Treasury. [more]

08/05/2015: David Mitchell: extended web version
Author of six novels, most recently The Bone Clocks, and translator with his wife Keiko Yoshida of The Reason I Jump, written at the age of 13 by autistic child Naoki Higishida. David Mitchell will visit New Zealand for the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival, and a WORD Christchurch Autumn Season event. [more]

08/05/2015: Phil Manning: dinosaur discoveries
Professor of Natural History at the University of Manchester and Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Ancient Life Phil Manning, who is speaking about the mummified remains of a 67-million-year-old hadrosaur at a series of public talks for Museums Aotearoa and the Royal Society of New Zealand. [more]

15/05/2015: Sarah Chayes: corruption and security
Expert in kleptocracy, anti-corruption, and civil-military relations with ten years' experience in Afghanistan; currently a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment, and author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security. [more]

15/05/2015: Sara Hossain: murders in Bangladesh
Human rights activist and supreme court lawyer in Dhaka, and an honorary executive director of the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Service Trust, discussing the murders of three secular bloggers in Bangladesh. [more]

15/05/2015: Roger Lentle: mapping bladder walls
Professor of Digestive Biomechanics at the College of Health, Massey University, Associate Investigator <http://www.riddet.ac.nz/our-people/professor-roger-lentle> at the Riddet Institute, and director of the Digesta Group <http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/colleges/college-of-health/institute-food-nutrition-human-health/human-physiology/physiology-research/gastrointestinal-physiology/digesta-group/digesta-group_home.cfm>, who have created a two- dimensional software programme that maps movements in the bladder wall. [more]

15/05/2015: Playing Favourites with David Allfrey
Former British Army Brigadier, and Producer and Chief Executive of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which is being brought to Wellington by the New Zealand Festival in February 2016. [more]

15/05/2015: Carol Ann Duffy: poems, wives and children
Professor of Contemporary Poetry and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Britain's poet laureate, visiting New Zealand for the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival. [more]

15/05/2015: Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Lissa Evans
New Zealand writer discussing the books of Lissa Evans, including Small Change for Stuart, and Big Change for Stuart. [more]

15/05/2015: Listener Feedback to Saturday 16 May
Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 16 May. [more]

22/05/2015: Rob Edwards: Trident security
Journalist for the Sunday Herald in Edinburgh who broke the story about claims by Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly about the security and safety of the Trident nuclear submarine programme. [more]

22/05/2015: Mary Norris: commas and punctuation
Query proofreader at The New Yorker who has written popular pieces for the magazine on pencils and punctuation; her first book is Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen. [more]

22/05/2015: Clive James: life and mortality
Writer and television presenter, whose books include essays, criticism, travel writing, translations, novels, autobiography and poetry. His latest poetry collection is Sentenced to Life. [more]

22/05/2015: Liana Machado: brain electrification
Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Otago, who has studied the benefits of exercise for brain function, and is investigating whether electrification of the brain can accelerate learning. [more]

22/05/2015: Playing Favourites with Marianne Elliott
La Directora at Mexican restaurant La Boca Loca, and National Director of ActionStation, who wrote about her experiences working for the UN in Afghanistan in the 2012 memoir, Zen Under Fire, and co-a