Guest details for Saturday Morning 6 August 2011


8:15 Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton is Bailrigg Professor of English Literature at the University of Lancaster, and Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is the author of a number of books, most recently Reason, Faith and Revolution (2009, Yale University Press), On Evil (2010, Yale University Press, ISBN: 978-0-300-15106-0), and Why Marx Was Right (2011, Yale University Press, ISBN: 978-0-300-16943-0).


8:35 Joyce McKinney

Joyce McKinney is the subject of the Errol Morris documentary Tabloid, which has screened in Auckland, and still has sessions to come in Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch and Hamilton as part of this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival. She is planing to sue the filmakers over how she is represented in the film.


9.05 Rebecca Cann

Rebecca Cann is Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a member of the International Scientific Advisory Panel of the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, and as a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow under Allan Wilson, co-authored the influential Mitochondrial Eve study, which showed modern humans evolved from a single African population. Professor Cann, with support from the Royal Society of New Zealand, is giving the Out of Africa series of free lectures on Allan Wilson’s legacy, from 1-8 August in Dunedin, Nelson, Palmerston North, Wellington, and Auckland.


9:45 Yuan Ping

Yuan Ping won the gold medal for the Individual Women's Foil at the 2010 Commonwealth Fencing Championships.


10.05 Playing Favourites with the Yeastie Boys

Brewer Stu McKinlay and beer hunter Sam Possenniskie spent their formative years tasting more than 2000 different beers, in over 70 different styles, from over 50 countries. They combined forces as the Yeastie Boys to make a range of craft ales, and won the Morton Coutts Trophy for Innovation this week at the 2011 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards.


11.10 Ian Wedde

Ian Wedde is a poet, fiction writer, critic, essayist and art curator. His latest novel, The Catastrophe (Victoria University Press, ISBN: 978-0-86473-647-5), has just been published, and this week he was appointed New Zealand Poet Laureate 2011-2013. Ian will join David Eggleton and Wendy Harrex as a featured guest at the Going West Books and Writers Festival Weekend 2011, discussing the ways that the literary journal Landfall is adapting to current media trends.


11:40 Luke Wood

Luke Wood is a freelance graphic designer, lecturer and musician based in Lyttelton. He is co-editor, with Jonty Valentine, of The National Grid magazine. The seventh issue has just been published.


Music played during the programme

Fitz and the Tantrums: Breaking’ the Chains of Love
From the 2011: album: Pickin’ Up the Pieces
(Dangerbird Records)
Played at around 9:40

Harbour Union: Ghost of this Town
From the 2011 album: Est. 2011 Lyttelton
(Social End Product)
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with the Yeastie Boys

Phoenix Foundation:  Damn the River
From the 2005 album: Pegasus
Played at around 10:15

Pulp: Styloroc (Nites of Surburbia)
From the 1993 compilation album: Intro: The Gift Recordings
Played at around 10:25

The Decemberists: Red Right Ankle
From the 2003 album: Her Majesty
Played at around 10:40

Dimmer: Evolution
From the 2001 album: I Believe You Are a Star
Played at around 10:55

Arab Strap: There is No Ending
From the 2005 album: The Last Romance
(Chemikal Underground)
Played at around 11:05

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Damon Taylor