Guest details for Saturday Morning 26 November 2011


8:15 Jane Gleeson-White

Jane Gleeson-White is the fiction editor of the Australian literary journal Overlander, and blogs about books at Her third book, Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World (Allen & Unwin, ISBN: 978-1-74175-755-2), resulted from her internship at the Peggy Guggeneheim Museum in Venice, and her study for an economics degree.


9:05 Gerard Smyth

Christchurch filmmaker Gerard Smyth has told many New Zealand stories in over 60 documentaries. His new film about the Canterbury earthquakes, When a City Falls, opened nationwide on 24 November.


9:45 Andrew Clifford

Andrew Clifford works as curator at The University of Auckland, where he manages the Gus Fisher Gallery and The University of Auckland Art Collection. He is a board member for the Audio Foundation and co-curated their international experimental music festival from 2004 to 2007. Andrew curated the outdoor art exhibition, Summer: Sky Above, Earth Below, for The Waikato Sculpture Trust, at the Sculpture Park, Waitakaruru Arboretum (to 4 March 2012). Images of some of the sculptures on display can be viewed by clicking this link.


10.05 Playing Favourites with Bill Ward

Bill Ward was the original guitarist for 60s group The Human Instinct. He now lives in the Bay of Plenty, and custom builds guitars and drag-racers. In 1979, he was the first New Zealander to race a car on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, and with another self-built roadster, he won a land speed record there in 2008. He and his team are planning another attempt for 2012, hoping to break the 200 miles per hour limit.


11:05 Annabel Langbein

Annabel Langbein is a cook, author, and television presenter. Her 2010 book, The Free Range Cook sold close to 150,000 copies in New Zealand, and since been published in Australia, the UK, and France (as Annabel au Naturel). Her new book is Free Range in the City (Annabel Langbein Books, ISBN: 978-0-9582668-5-7). Annabel's recipe for Silverbeet Gratin is available here.


11:40 David Veart

David Veart is Programme Manager, Historic, at the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai, and a member of the Heritage Advisory Panel of the Auckland Council. He is the author of the 2008 book, First Catch Your Weka: a Story of New Zealand Cooking, and is a guest speaker at the New Zealand Food History’s fifth Symposium for Food History in Auckland (25-27 November). His new book is Digging Up the Past: Archaeology for the Young and Curious (AUP, ISBN: 978-1-86940-465-9).


Music played during the programme

Dudley Benson: Nothing Left at All
The 2011 single from the double live album: Live Series Volume One
(Golden Retriever Records)
Played at around  8:50

Nadia Reid : Rise and Fall
From the 2011 album: Letters I Wrote and Never Sent
(via Bandcamp)
Played at around 9:40

Playing Favourites with Bill Ward

Kim Ward: Cold Coffee Morning
From an unreleased CD
Played at around 10:05

The Shadows: Apache
The 1960 single from the 2004 compilation album: Complete Singles
Played at around 10:15

The Beatles: Till There Was You,
From the 1963 album:  With the Beatles
Played at around  10:30

Shirley Bassey:  I (Who Have Nothing)
The 1963 single from the 2003 compilation album:  Thanks You For the Years
Played at around 10:45

Gary Moore: Still Got the Blues
The 1990 single from the 1994 compilation album:  Ballads & Blues 1982-1994
Played at around  10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Jeremy Veal
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins