Guest details for Saturday Morning 1 September 2012

(Kim Hill is on leave)


8:15 Steve Keen

Steve Keen is professor of economics and finance at the University of Western Sydney, runs the non-profit research initiative, Centre for Economic Stability Incorporated, and is the author of Debunking Economics v2.0: The Naked Emperor Dethroned? (Zed Books, ISBN: 9781848139923). He is visiting New Zealand for three public seminars: The New Zealand and Australian Asset Markets (Auckland, 7 September), The Global Economy (Auckland, 8 September), and Solutions to the Crisis (Wellington, 10 September), and will give two free early evening lectures at Auckland University on 7 September, and Canterbury University on 8 September. All venue and registration details are on this page.

8:40 Lucas Remmerswaal

Whangarei investment advisor Lucas Remmerswaal is the author of three children's books inspired by the investing principles of American billionaire Warren Buffett (The Tale of Tortoise Buffett and Trader Hare; 13 Habits - Standing on the Shoulders of Giants; The A-Z of 13 Habits). The books are available for sale or as free apps or PDF downloads from his website,


9:05 Playing (Brass) Favourites with David Bremner

David Bremner is principal trombone of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and former principal trombone of the Auckland Philharmonia. He has also played with many New Zealand and Australian bands, the National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand, and the National Brass Band of New Zealand, and trombone quartet BonaNZa. David is one of the organizers for the inaugural New Zealand Brass Festival in Wellington (21-23 September).


10:05 Richard Sugg

Richard Sugg is lecturer in Renaissance literature at the University of Durham in the UK. He is the author of John Donne (Palgrave, 2007), Murder After Death: Literature and Anatomy in Early Modern England (Cornell, 2007) and the 2011 book, Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: the History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians (Routledge, ISBN: 978-0-415-67417-1). He writes regularly for The Guardian, and is finishing his new book, Faces of the Vampire: from Holy Terror to Sexual Taboo.


10:40 Jason Stephens

Dr Jason M Stephens is Senior Lecturer at the School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice Faculty of Education, at the University of Auckland. His research focuses on academic motivation and moral development during adolescence, particularly the problem of academic dishonesty and the incongruity between moral beliefs and behaviours related to cheating.


11:05 Andrew Motion

Sir Andrew Motion is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, chair of the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council, and a founder of the digital Poetry Archive. He was poet laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009, and is the author of a number of poetry collections, and of Silver: Return to Treasure Island (Vintage, ISBN: 9780224091206). Sir Andrew visited New Zealand as a guest of the Auckland Museum for a series of talks in Auckland and Wellington, and writing workshops at the Manukau Institute of Technology.


11:35 John Boyne

Irish writer John Boyne is the author of ten novels and over 70 short stories. He is best known for his 2006 novel for young readers, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, which was made into a film, was shortlisted or won a host of international awards and has sold more than five million copies worldwide. His most recent novel for adults, The Absolutist, was published in 2011 and a new children’s book, The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket (Doubleday, ISBN978-0-857-53147-6), has just been published. John Boyne is visiting New Zealand, and will be a guest at two events at The Press Christchurch Writers' Festival 2012 (31 August at 2:00pm, 2 September at 9:30am), and at one in Wellington (Whitireia Theatre, 3 September, 6:00pm).


Music played during the programme

Playing (Brass) Favourites with David Bremner

German Brass: Ruslan and Ludmilla
From the album: Overtures
(German Brass Records)
Played at around 10:05

Cory Band: An Epic Symphony (Third Movement)
From the album: Volume II Brass Band Classics
Played at around 10:20

Black Dyke Mills Band: The Champions
From the 1987 album: 150 Years of the John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band
Played at around 10:25

Yorkshire Building Society: The Kingdom Triumphant
From the 1996 album: Essays for Brass Vol. 1
Played at around 10:40

Grimethorpe: Finale from Saint-Saens Organ Symphony
From the 1996 album: Paganini Variations
Played at around 10:45

James Morrison: Zog’s Jog
From the 2012 album:  Snappy Too
Played at around 10:50

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Shaun Wilson
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon