Guest details for Saturday Morning 27 October 2012


8:15 Ben Goldacre

Dr Ben Goldacre is an author, broadcaster, medical doctor and academic who rebuts scientific claims from drug companies, newspapers, government reports, and public relations firms. He has written the weekly Bad Science column in the Guardian since 2003, and his book Bad Science (Fourth Estate Ltd, ISBN: 978-0-0072-4019-7), has sold over 400,000 copies and is published in 18 countries. His new book is Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients (4th Estate, ISBN: 978-0-00-735074-2).


9:05 Jonathan Barnbrook

Jonathan Barnbrook is a graphic designer, typographer, industrial designer and activist. He is the founder of British creative studio Barnbrook Design, and font company VirusFonts, and is artistic advisor to the first international retrospective exhibition of the life and work of David Bowie, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Jonathan is in New Zealand to speak at We Can Create, New Zealand’s alternative arts and creative showcase in Auckland ( 27 October).


9:45 Matt Yallop

Matt Yallop is an independent advisor and strategist who has worked with hundreds of New Zealand companies building businesses from technology over the past decade. He and his family have just returned to New Zealand from seven weeks in Iceland.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Simon Sweetman

Simon Sweetman writes about music in his popular and sometimes controversial online music column Blog on the Tracks, and for the Dominion Post newspaper. His first book is OnSong: Stories Behind New Zealand Pop Classics (Penguin, ISBN: 978-0-143-56816-2).


11:05 Memé Churton

Memé Churton grew up in Italy and China, and has been living in Auckland since the 1950s. She tells her life story in Memé: the Three Worlds of an Italian-Chinese New Zealander (David Ling, ISBN: 978-1-877378-70-6).


11:40 Oliver Percovich

Australian skater Oliver Percovich is the founder and executive director of Skateistan, which started as a Kabul-based Afghan Non-Governmental Organisation and is now an international non-profit charity providing skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Pakistan.


Music played during the programme

Kora: Little Star
From the 2012 album: Light Years
Played at around 8:35

Playing Favourites with Simon Sweetman

Paul Buchanan: Mid Air
From the 2012 album: Mid Air
Played at around 10:15

The Rolling Stones: Sway
From the 1971 album: Sticky Fingers
(Rolling Stones)
Played at around 10:25

Stevie Wonder: I Wish
From the 1976 album: Songs in the Key of Life
Played at around 10:40

The Chills: Pink Frost
The 1984 single, from the 1990 compilation album: Kaleidoscope World
(Flying Nun)
Played at around 10:50

Gene Clark: No Other
From the 1974 album: No Other
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell