Guest details for Saturday Morning 12 June 2010

8:15 Alex Bellos

English writer and broadcaster Alex Bellos spent five years as the Guardian's South American correspondent, and is the author of two books about football: Futebol, the Brazilian Way of Life (Bloomsbury, 2002), and Pelé, the Autobiography (Simon & Schuster, 2006). He presented Inside Out Brazil a five-part BBC series, and his short films about the Amazon have been broadcast on the BBC and Al Jazeera International. His new book about mathematics, Alex's Adventures in Numberland (Bloomsbury, ISBN: 978-0-7475-9716-2) has the US title, Here's Looking at Euclid.

8:45 Roz Savage

British environmentalist Roz Savage is the author of Rowing The Atlantic: Lessons Learned On The Open Ocean (Simon & Schuster, 2009), and is the first woman to row solo across the Pacific Ocean, from California to Papua New Guinea in her 7-metre boat Brocade. 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. Kim first spoke to Roz in March 2008.

9:05 Ted Kaptchuk

Ted Kaptchuk is an author, scholar, scientist and Associate Professor at the Harvard Medical School, where he researches the placebo effect. He earned the Oriental Doctor of Medicine degree after five years of study in China.

9:45 Language with Jen Hay

Jen Hay is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, and is the director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour. She will talk about how metaphors relating to spatial movement can manifest bodily.

10:05 Wanda Jackson

Oklahoma-based singer and guitarist Wanda Jackson is known as the Queen of Rock-a-billy. She pursued a successful mainstream country music career in the 1960s and 70s, then turned to gospel recordings, before returning to rockabilly in the 1980s, and has just recorded a new album with producer Jack White. She will play two shows in New Zealand on 21 June (San Francisco Bath House, Wellington) and 22 June (The Studio, Auckland).

11:10 Anthony Bourdain

New York chef Anthony Bourdain became a "professional traveler, writer, and TV guy" after the success of his 2000 memoir, Kitchen Confidential. He has written five further non-fiction books and three novels, and has fronted and featured in a number of television programmes including No Reservations on the Travel Channel. His new book, Medium Raw: a Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook (Bloomsbury, ISBN: 978-1-4088-0934-1), is a sequel to Kitchen Confidential.

11:40 Fiona Jack

Auckland artist Fiona Jack is a lecturer at the Elam School of Fine Arts, and the 2009/10 Govett-Brewster New Zealand Artist in Residence. Her latest exhibition, Living Halls, is is an archival project that accumulates paintings, architectural drawings and photographs of memorial halls throughout New Zealand. It will show at the Govett-Brewster in New Plymouth from 19 June to 5 September.

Music played during the programme

Wanda Jackson: Shakin' All Over
From the 2010 7" single
(Third Man Records)
Played at around 10:05

Wanda Jackson: Fujiyama Mama
The 1957 single from the 2000 compilation: Queen of Rockabilly
Played at around 10:20

Wanda Jackson: You Know I'm No Good
From the 2010 7" single
(Third Man Records)
Played at around 10:40

Mumford & Sons: The Cave
From the 2009 album: Sigh No More
Played at around 11:40

Studio operators

Associate producer: Sean McKenna
Wellington engineer: Chris Adams
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Christchurch engineer: Hamish Doake