Guest details for Saturday Morning 30 July 2011


8:15 Errol Morris

American documentary filmmaker Errol Morris is noted for his use of monologue-style interviews, cinematic editing, and extensive use of re-enactments. His films, including The Thin Blue Line (1988), A Brief History of Time (1992), and The Fog of War (2003) delve into the subjective nature of truth. His new film, Tabloid, about a former Miss Wyoming who became a newspaper headline sensation in 1970s England, is screening at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival (in Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch and Hamilton). His new book, Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography (The Penguin Press, ISBN: 9781594203015), will be published in September.


8:45 Yves Smith

Yves Smith is the editor of Naked Capitalism, which provides finance-related and economic news and analysis, and is the fourth most visited business and economics blog on the web, and the author of ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism (Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 978-0230620513).


9:05 Frank Bowden

Frank Bowden is foundation Professor of Medicine at the Australian National University Medical School and director of the Canberra Sexual Health Centre. He is a specialist in the field of infectious disease, and the author of Gone Viral: the Germs That Share Our Lives (New South, ISBN: 978-1-742-23273-7)).


9:40 Brad Argent

Brad Argent is content director for Australia and New Zealand at, which is part of a global network of websites offering members access to millions of searchable family history records.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Paul Wolffram

Paul Wolffram is an ethnomusicologist, photographer and film maker currently working at the Victoria University of Wellington Film Programme, and the director and producer for video production specialists Handmade Productions Aotearoa. His new documentary, Stori Tumbuna: Ancestors’ Tales, about the Lak people in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea, will have two screenings in Wellington at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival (31 July, 3 August). Watch the preview teaser.


11:05 Fiona Campbell

Philanthropist Fiona Campbell worked for a number of dealer galleries before joining forces with Rob McLeod and Gerald Barnett to create the Real Art Roadshow, a touring contemporary New Zealand art collection that brings art to school students in geographically isolated or challenging locations. The concept and history is explained in Real Art Roadshow: the Book (Craig Potton, ISBN: 978-0-473-15294-9), featuring colour plates of each of the 126 works in the collection, plus over 15 essays and a foreword by art commentator and collector Hamish Keith. Images of paintings discussed by Kim and Fiona are available to view in this gallery.


11:50 Chris Bourke

Chris Bourke is the author of Blue Smoke: the Lost Dawn of Popular Music in New Zealand, 1918-1964 (Auckland University Press, ISBN: 978-1-86940-455-0), which won the General Non-Fiction award, Book of the Year award, and People’s Choice award, at the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2011. Chris is producing a Composer of the Week series on Randy Newman, which will play from 9:00 on Radio New Zealand Concert from 14-20 August.


Music played during the programme


Playing Favourites with Paul Wolffram

Alouis Toaliean: Awal
2004 field recording by Paul Wolffram, from Siar village, Southern New Ireland
(Magic song used by male singers to attract women)
Played at around 10.20

Cecilia Rodi and Martina Toarbusai: Goigoi
2001 field recording by Paul Wolffram, from Siar community, Southern New Ireland
(First section of a traditionally women's song genre called Goigoi; last known song of this genre)
Played at around 10:35

Two brothers (no names): Ep Funoh
2002 field recording by Paul Wolffram, from Morukon village, Southern New Ireland
(Christian themed song with guitar accompaniment)
Played at around 10:45

Bob Marley and the Wailers: High Tide or Low Tide
From the 1973 Album: Catch A Fire
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Shaun Wilson