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A magazine programme with feature interviews on current affairs, science, literature, music and more.

A magazine programme with feature interviews on current affairs, science, literature, music and more.
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Auckland, New Zealand

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A magazine programme with feature interviews on current affairs, science, literature, music and more.

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English


Episodes

Neil and Liam Finn on their new album Lightsleeper

8/17/2018
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Neil Finn and son Liam have joined forces to create their first album together - Lightsleeper. It was mainly recorded in Neil's Auckland studio and features a host of guest artists including Mick Fleetwood, Connan Mockasin, and sundry other Finns. The album is out on 24 August.

Duration:00:54:45

Listener feedback for 18 August 2018

8/17/2018
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Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:07:21

Dr Doug Wilson - The latest in longevity

8/17/2018
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Dr Doug Wilson has a medical degree from New Zealand, a PhD from the University of London and has pursued postgraduate work and medical research globally. He currently consults and acts as the chief medical officer for Ferghana Partners Group, whose business is focused on new technologies in biotechnical companies and healthcare. Wilson is dyslexic and after the age of 70 began a new career as a children's author, publishing 10 books to date. His latest book is one for adults, called Aging...

Duration:00:15:50

David Neiwert - The Rise of the Radical Right

8/17/2018
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David Neiwert is a journalist, author and expert in American right-wing extremism. He has appeared on Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Newsroom, and The Rachel Maddow Show and is the managing editor of the popular political blog Crooks and Liars. His work has also appeared in the American Prospect, the Washington Post, MSNBC.com, Salon.com, and other publications. His previous books include And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border, which won the 2014 International...

Duration:00:36:51

Professor Deanne Williams - Looking for Shakespeare's Girls

8/17/2018
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Deanne Williams is a professor of English at York University, Toronto, and a Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Prof Williams specialises in medieval and renaissance literatures, and is recognised internationally for pioneering work on renaissance girlhood, including in her best-known book Shakespeare and the Performance of Girlhood. A member of the Royal Society of Canada, she was recently awarded a prestigious Killam Fellowship for her work on the girl actor. Prof Williams is this year's...

Duration:00:12:16

Geoff McDonald - Mental health at work

8/17/2018
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Geoff McDonald is the former Global Vice President HR for Unilever and now campaigns to break the stigma associated with mental illness in the corporate world. Ten years ago he suffered a massive panic attack which opened the door for him on mental health issues and he now consults around the world on how to deal with depression and anxiety in the workplace. He has provided support to the Royal Foundation's mental health campaign; was recently appointed a trustee of Family Links, a charity...

Duration:00:30:25

Jenny Wheeler - the death of Warwick Roger

8/17/2018
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Warwick Roger, journalist and founder of Metro Magazine, died on Thursday night. He had suffered from Parkinson's Disease for more than a decade. Former journalist Jenny Wheeler worked with Roger and was a friend of both him and his wife, Robyn Langwell, for 30 years.

Duration:00:05:32

Dane Mitchell - Taking Post Hoc to La Biennale di Venezia

8/17/2018
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Artist Dane Mitchell, who caused an uproar in 2009 by winning the Waikato National Contemporary Art Award for 'Collateral', which consisted of the binned wrapping from other award entries tipped on to the floor of the Waikato Museum, is back in public view as he heads to the Venice Biennale with a work called 'Post Hoc'. The work, described as a "vast inventory of bygone things", will be broadcast from the Palazzina Canonica on the Riva dei Sette Martiri to different locations throughout...

Duration:00:22:49

Nigel Farage - Free speech and civil liberties

8/17/2018
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The co-founder and former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage, is heading to Auckland as part of an Australasian speaking tour. Announcing the tour, Farage said that never in the history of Western civilisation has the fight for democracy, individual liberties and free speech been more important. Farage has been a Member of the European Parliament for South East England since 1999 and co-chairs the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group. He led the successful...

Duration:00:18:18

Listener Feedback for 11 August 2018

8/10/2018
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Noelle McCarthy reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:05:29

Linda Burgess - 1970s WAGS take on the All Blacks

8/10/2018
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This week Linda Burgess' funny and insightful column in The Spinoff caught Noelle's eye. In it, Burgess describes her experience as a WAG in the 1970s when her husband, Bob Burgess, was an All Black. She organised the first Wives And Girlfriends trip to the UK alongside the ABs on tour, earning herself a lot of flak from some players and, she says, disapproval from "some of the wives, especially those suffering from Stockholm Syndrome". Linda Burgess talks to Noelle about what happened in...

Duration:00:25:11

Lisa Brown - What is aerospace medicine?

8/10/2018
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Lisa Brown is a general surgical trainee at North Shore Hospital and PhD candidate at the University of Auckland. She's also been studying aerospace medicine, and was the first New Zealander to complete the University of Texas Aerospace Medicine short course in conjunction with NASA. She also completed an internship at German Aerospace at the European Astronaut Center, and was the Research Fellow in Aerospace Medicine at the University of Oxford in 2015. Brown has a keen interest in...

Duration:00:22:15

Venus Envy: Are we there yet over generations?

8/10/2018
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In the fifth and final part of Venus Envy - made in association with Are We There Yet?, the new women's suffrage and equality exhibition at Auckland Museum - a mother and daughter perspective: Colleen Smith talks about raising her daughter Emma as a single mum in Lower Hutt in the 80's and Emma discusses how her mums activism has shaped her own ideas around feminism, motherhood and equality.

Duration:00:25:49

Ed Husain - Countering radical Islam

8/10/2018
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Ed Husain is the author of The Islamist, a memoir of his time inside radical Islamism. Having rejected extremism, he now advises governments and political leaders on Islam. He is a senior fellow at Civitas, Institute for the Study of Civil Society in London, and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre in Washington DC. He was a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York for five years and co-founded Quilliam, the...

Duration:00:33:43

Patrick Pound - Collection artist

8/10/2018
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New Zealand born, Melbourne-based, artist and lecturer Dr Patrick Pound has exhibited widely in Australia and New Zealand since the early 1980s. He has held more than 50 solo exhibitions and been in more than 80 curated exhibitions across the world. His work is increasingly comprised of collections of objects, arranged to invite viewers to see them anew and forge new associations. In 2013, Pound created The Gallery of Air at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), an exhibition he packed...

Duration:00:17:35

Cornel West - Confronting a polarised world

8/10/2018
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Cornel West is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard and obtained his MA and PhD in Philosophy at Princeton. He has written 20 books and has edited 13. He is best known for his classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and for his memoir, Brother West:...

Duration:00:31:47

Gillian Triggs - Aussie battler for human rights

8/10/2018
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Gillian Triggs was a lawyer and academic specialising in international public law when she was named president of the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2012. An extremely controversial five years in the job followed, seeing Triggs fall afoul of the federal government after launching an inquiry into children in immigration detention, and other instances where she criticised Government actions and those of conservative media commentators. One of her longstanding beliefs is that Australia...

Duration:00:46:44

Listener Feedback for 4 August 2018

8/3/2018
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Noelle McCarthy reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme.

Duration:00:06:24

Hollie McNish - Author of 'Nobody Told Me'

8/3/2018
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Hollie McNish is a UK poet based between London, Cambridge and Glasgow. She has two poetry collections - Cherry Pie and Papers and an album Versus, which made her the first poet to record at Abbey Road Studios, London. She won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2016. That year she also published Nobody Told Me, a collection of poems and stories taken from her diaries about raising a child in modern Britain - "sex, commercialism, feeding, gender and of finding secret places to...

Duration:00:20:37

Venus Envy Podcast: Are We There Yet in the sex industry?

8/3/2018
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In the forth part of Venus Envy - made in association with Are We There Yet?, the new women's suffrage and equality exhibition at Auckland Museum - Damaris Coulter, Annah Pickering and Nunu Davey talk about sex work & the law, activism, being trans in NZ, and the #metoo movement- why it doesn't apply to everyone. Full-length versions of the podcast series can be found at www.thespinoff.co.nz

Duration:00:18:15