Guest details for Saturday Morning 25 October 2008

8:12 Martin Lindstrom

Martin Lindstrom is the CEO and chairman of the Lindstrom Company and the chairman of Buyology Inc. As one of the world's most respected marketing gurus, he advises top executives at companies including the McDonald's Corporation, Nestle, American Express, Microsoft, The Walt Disney Company and GlaxoSmithKline, and speaks to a global audience of close to a million people every year. His 2005 book, Brand Sense (Free Press ISBN: 9780743267847), was acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as one of the ten best marketing books ever published; his new book is Buy-ology: How Everything We Believe About Why We Buy is Wrong (Random House, ISBN 9781847940124).

8:45 Steve Dublanica

Under the pseudonym A. Waiter, Steve Dublanica started writing the Waiter Rant blog in 2004, detailing his front of house experiences in the New York hospitality scene. He describes seven years of service hell in his first book, Waiter Rant: Behind the Scenes of Eating Out, by A. Waiter (John Murray, ISBN: 978-1-84854-007-1).

9:05 David Penny

Evolutionary biologist Professor David Penny is research director of the Allan Wilson Centre at the Institute of Molecular Bio Sciences at Massey University. He is a Royal Society Fellow, will be guest of honour at a research symposium at the Chateau from 6 to7 November that will celebrate his 70th birthday. He is also involved in the Great Ape Project.

9:45 Mark Amery

Mark Amery is the director of Playmarket, New Zealand's playwrights' agency and playwright and play development organisation. He was the art critic for the Dominion Post for the last five and a half years until the newspaper discontinued the column last week.

10:05 Bill Oddie

English actor, writer, presenter and musician Bill Oddie became famous as one of the comedy trio in the British TV series The Goodies. Since then, he has established himself as an ornithologist and conservationist, and written over 15 books. He currently presents the BBC wildlife television shows Springwatch and Autumnwatch. He tells his life story in One Flew into the Cuckoo's Egg (Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN: 978-0-340-95192-7).

10:40 Sister Loyola Galvin

Sister Loyola Galvin from the Home of Compassion in the Wellington suburb of Island Bay was named national NZ Gardener of the Year 2008 this week by NZ Gardener magazine. She has set up a community garden that rents vegetable plots to apartment dwellers.

11:05 David Trubridge

English-born designer David Trubridge taught himself furniture making while working part-time as a forester on a Northumberland estate. How now lives and works in Hawkes Bay, and exhibits and lectures on his work around the world. His Spiral Islands work received a gold award in the Designed Objects category at the 2008 Best Design Awards.

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi continues her discussion about the influence of children's books editor Ursula Nordstrom, focusing this week on the work of illustrator Garth Williams. Books under discussion will include Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, Stuart Little by E.B. White, and A cricket in Times Square by George Selden, all illustrated by Garth Williams (as were all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books when reissued under Ursula Nordstrom, and the first Frances book by Russell Hoban).

Music played on the programme

Lucinda Williams: Well, Well, Well
From the 2008 album: Little Honey
(Lost Highway)
Played at around 8:40am

The Goodies: Rastashanty
From the 1981 compilation album: The Goodies Greatest Hits
Played at around 10:05am

Herbie Hancock: Bring Down the Birds
The 1966 single from the 2004 compilation album: Superbad
Played at around 10:40am

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith