Guest details for Saturday Morning 28 February 2009

8:15 Susie Orbach

Psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach co-founded the Woman's Therapy Centre in London, wrote a column for the Guardian, and was visiting professor for ten years at the London School of Economics. She first came to wide public notice with her book Fat is a Feminist Issue. Her new book, Bodies (Profile Books, ISBN: 978-1-84668-019-9), considers the societal pressures behind the growth in body enhancement. She is a contributor to the Any Body website.

9:10 Patrick Holford

British nutritionist Patrick Holford has written and spoken extensively on new approaches to health, nutrition, and mental health issues. In 1984 he founded the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, a charitable and independent educational trust for the furtherance of research in nutrition, and he was instrumental in forming the charitable Food for the Brain Foundation. He is the author of a number of books, including The Alzheimer's Prevention Plan (with Shane Heaton and Deborah Colson, 2005, Piatkus Books, ISBN: 0-7499-2514-0), and Food is Better Medicine than Drugs (with Jerome Burne, 2006, Piatkus Books, ISBN: 978-0749927103). His most recent books are How to Quit Without Feeling S**t, a study of addiction written with David Miller PhD and Dr James Braly (Piatkus Books, ISBN: 978-0-7499-0994-9), and Food Glorious Food: Incredibly Delicious Low-GL Recipes, written with Fiona McDonald Joyce (Piatkus Books, ISBN: 978-0-7499-0995-6).

10:05 Playing Favourites with David Haywood

Christchurch writer David Haywood began a university degree in 19th century literature, and ended up graduating with a Ph.D. in engineering. In between, he found employment as a forklift driver, guitarist/songwriter, road-works lollipop man, computer programmer, librarian, university lecturer, and research scientist. His scientific work resulted in patents for cryocooler systems and ocean wave energy technology. David writes the Southerly blog on, and recently published My First Stabbing (Public Address Books, ISBN: 978-0473140649), a collection of his columns that encompasses such apparently unrelated subjects as the urination habits of Germans, the fatness of policemen in Boston, humble woodcutter's sons who marry women with big hair, and babies with projectile defecation.

11:05 Gudrun Gut

Gudrun Gut curates and produces live electronic media events in Europe, featuring both her own work (as a DJ and music selector) and that of other artists. She was a member of groundbreaking bands Einsturzende Neubauten and Malaria!, started the Monika Enterprise label in 1997, and released her debut solo album, I Put a Record On, in 2007. Gudrun is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the Goethe Institut and the Audio Foundation, for performances at Marsupial in Christchurch (25 February), at Mighty Mighty in Wellington for Berlin Bonanza at Mighty Mighty (27 February), and at the Alt Music Festival in Auckland (4 March).

11:30 Denis Dutton

Denis Dutton is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury. He founded influential website Arts & Letters Daily, which he continues to edit, and is co-founder and co-editor of He is also the founder and co-editor of Philosophy and Literature, the journal published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. His new book is The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution (Oxford University Press, ISDN: 978-0-19-953942-0).

Music played on the programme

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings: Inspiration Information
From the 2-CD compilation album: Dark Was the Night
Played at around 8.45

Feist: 1 2 3 4
from her 2007 album: The Reminder
Played at around 8:55

Gudrun Gut: Girlboogie 6
From the 2008 album: I Put a Record On
(Monika Enterprise)
Played at around 11:20

Playing Favourites with David Haywood

Vera Lynn: It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow
The 1940 single from the 2005 compilation album: Songs That Won the War
Played at around 10:25

Cuban War Poets: She Touched My Heart
From the 1989 album: Beehive
(Spiral Records)
Played at around 10:35

The L.E.D.s: What I See
from their 2008 album: Still
Played at around 11:05

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Chris Adams
Christchurch engineer: Hamish Doake