Guest details for Saturday Morning 14 August 2010

8:15 Fatima Bhutto

Journalist and commentator Fatima Bhutto writes for the New Statesman and the Daily Beast. Her father Murtaza Bhutto, an elected member of parliament and son of Pakistan's former President and Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was killed by the police in 1996 during the premiership of his sister, Benazir Bhutto. Fatima is the author of a 1997 volume of poetry, Whispers of the Desert (Oxford University Press), and a collection of first-hand accounts from survivors of the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan 8.50 a.m. 8 October 2005 (Oxford University Press). Her new book, Songs of Blood and Sword: a Daughter's Memoir (Jonathan Cape, ISBN: 978-0-224-08754-4), has just been published.

9:05 Rob McBrearty

Rob McBrearty is the Commercial Manager of Pacific Marine Bioactives, a Wellington-based company that collects sponges from the Pacific Ocean and extracts compounds which have anti-cancer activity.

9:45 Art with Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is the Mackelvie Curator of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She will discuss selected works from the gallery's exhibition Local Revolutionaries: Art & Change 1965-1986 (to 30 April 2011). Mary's book, Angels & Aristocrats: Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections, will be published by Random House in October. To view images under discussion from the artists, click on the Art on Saturday Morning link on the right hand side of this page.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Rowan Simpson

Rowan Simpson is a software developer, business person and investor. In 1999 he started a website called Flathunt which he sold the following year in exchange for some shares in a small but promising company called Trade Me, where he became its third employee. Since leaving Trade Me in 2007, Rowan has been involved in a number of other technology start-ups, including Xero, Fishpond, Sonar6 and, most recently, Vend. He maintains a blog at During the interview Kim and Rowan refer to Trade Me: The Inside Story by Michael O'Donnell (Phantom House Books, ISBN: 978-0-98645-711-1).

11:10 Peter Whiteford

Peter Whiteford is a New Zealand literary scholar, and head of the School of English Film Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. He edited, and provides the introduction for the republished edition of the wartime memoir by John Mulgan: Report on Experience (VUP, ISBN: 978-0-86473-619-2).

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi is the recipient of the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers' Fellowship. She will discuss Puffin By Design: 70 Years of Imagination 1940-2010 by Phil Baines (Allen Lane, ISBN: 978-0-141-32614-6).

Music played during the programme

Little Feat: Spanish Moon
The 1974 single from the album: Feats Don't Fail Me Now
Played at around 8:50

Richard Thompson: The Money Shuffle
From the 2010 album: Dream Attic (available 31 August)
(Proper Records)
Played at around 9:35

Janelle Monae: Cold War
From the 2010 album: The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)
(Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy)
Played at around 11:05

Playing Favourites with Rowan Simpson

John Stanford: Hole in the River
Unreleased track
Played at around 10:15

Sugababes: Push the Button
The 2005 single from the album: Taller in More Ways
Played at around 10:30

Greg Johnson: Hold Tight
From the 2001 album: Live at Helens
Played at around 10:45

The Presidents of the United States of America: Video Killed the Radio Star
From the 1997 soundtrack album: The Wedding Singer
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Dominic Godfrey
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell