Guest details for Saturday Morning 30 March 2013


8:15 Sean Faircloth

Sean Faircloth is Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (also on Facebook), and the author of Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All ­-and What We Can Do About It (Pitchstone Press, ISBN: 978-098449325-8). An attorney and former member of the Maine legislature, he successfully spearheaded over thirty laws, including the “Deadbeat Dad” child support law, later incorporated into federal law in the United States. He is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists, and will give public presentations in Auckland (6 April), Hawke’s Bay (7 April), Christchurch (9 April) and Wellington (12 April).


9:05 Frank Warren

Frank Warren is the creator of global blog phenomenon PostSecret, to which over half a million people have mailed anonymous secrets on the side of homemade postcards, attracting an audience of more than six million every month. Selected postcards have been collated in a number of books, including the 2009 bestseller PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God (William Morrow, ISBN978-0-06-185933-5). Frank Warren is visiting New Zealand for a multi-media presentation in Auckland (12 April), with a portion of ticket sales benefiting the online crisis network, IMAlive.


9:35 Brendan Moyle

Dr Brendan Moyle is Senior Lecturer in Economics in the School of Economics and Finance at Massey University, and blogs at Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings. He studies the economics of wildlife trade, especially black markets, and has worked covertly in China to track smugglers' routes. His current project is the international trade in elephant ivory.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Leonel Alvarado

Originally from Honduras, Leonel Alvarado is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and the Latin American Studies Programme Coordinator at Massey University. His fourth book of poetry, Retratos Mal Hablados, was runner-up and received a Special Mention in the Casa de las Americas Poetry Award, Latin America's oldest and most prestigious poetry competition. He is about to publish his first book of poems in English: Driving with Neruda to the Fish 'n Chips.


11:05 David Trubridge

David Trubridge is a designer based in Havelock North whose work focuses on environmental responsibility. He tells his story in the new book, So Far (Craig Potton ISBN: 978-1877517-88-4).


Music played during the programme

Details of tracks and artists are listed in the Playlist section of this page.


Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Shaun Wilson
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon

Music played in this show


Alice Russell: Heartbreaker
From the 2013 album: To Dust
Played at around 8:55

Playing Favourites with Leonel Alvarado

OMC: Land of Plenty
From the 1996 album: How Bizarre
Played at around 10:15

The Earth Band: What Stones Know
Unreleased 2013 recording
Played at around 10:30

Warren Zevon: Lawyers, Guns and Money
From the 1978 album: Excitable Boy
Played at around 10:40

Silvio Rodriguez: Causas y Azares
From the 1986 album: Causas y Azares
Played at around 10:50

Chavela Vargas: Piensa en mí
From the 1991 album: Piensa en mí
(Unlimited Media)
Played at around 10:55