8:15 John Lennox

John Carson Lennox is a British mathematician and philosopher of science who is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, and Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford University. He is the author of a number of books, including and God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? (Lion Books, ISBN: 978-0-82547-912-0) and Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target (Lion Books, ISBN: 978-0745953229).


9:05 Chris Faraone

Chris Faraone was a staff writer for the Boston Phoenix from 2008 until the newspaper closed in March 2013, and the author of 99 Nights with the 99 Percent: Dispatches from the First Three Months of the Occupy Revolution (Write to Power, 978-0985105907).


9:20 Eugene Jarecki


Eugene Jarecki is a filmmaker and author whose documentaries include The Trials of Henry Kissinger, Reagan and Freakonomics. His new film, The House I Live In, is about the “war on drugs”, and was Grand Jury Prize winner for Best US Documentary at Sundance 2012. It will screen as part of the Autumn Events programme of the New Zealand International Film Festival, in Wellington (20 and 22 April) and Auckland (30 April, and 1, 2, 5 and 7 May).


10:05 Playing Favourites with Graeme Gash

Graeme Gash is a designer, illustrator, songwriter and musician. He has forged the visual identity of wine retailer Glengarry since 1989, his work has been widely used throughout Waitakere City, and he has illustrated a number of children’s books, including the award-winning Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer by Lloyd Jones (Mallinson Rendell, ISBN: 978-0-90878-375-5). During the middle to late 1970s, Graeme played with the successful Auckland band Waves, and produced a solo album, After the Carnival, in 1981. He has remastered Waves’ debut album, along with their never-released second album and last single, for release on CD and vinyl on Record Store Day (20 April).


11:05 Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval worked as a microbiologist and geneticist before her present career as a writer, editor, journalist and broadcaster. Her latest book is By the Book: A Reader’s Guide To Life (Text, ISBN: 978-1-92207-906-0), and she will be a guest at three sessions (17, 18 and 19 May) at the 2013 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival.


11:45 Children’s Books with Kate de Goldi

New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of a number of books, including 2013 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards finalist, The ACB with Honora Lee. She will discuss three animal books:
A Nest for Celeste; A Story About Art, Inspiration and the Meaning of Home by Henry Cole (Katherine Tegen Books, ISBN: 978-0-06170-412-3);
Bad Dog Flash by Ruth Paul (Scholastic, ISBN: 978-1-77543-096-4); and
Puss Jekyll, Cat Hyde by Joyce Dunbar and Jill Barton (Frances Lincoln, ISBN: 978-1-84780-369-6).


Music played during the programme

Details of tracks and artists will be listed on the Playlist section of this page shortly following broadcast.


Studio operators

Wellington engineer: William Saunders
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon

Music played in this show


Frank Sinatra: The House I Live In
From the 1974 live album: The Main Event
Played at around 9:25

Playing Favourites with Graeme Gash

The Beatles: We Can Work It Out
The 1965 single
Played at around 10:20

Joni Mitchell: Edith and the Kingpin
From the 1975 album: The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Played at around 10:25

Waves: Arrow
From the 1977 album (re-released 2013): Waves
Played at around 10:35

Waves: Vegas
From the 2013 album: Misfit
Played at around 10:45

SJD: Beautiful Haze
From the 2007 album: Songs From A Dictaphone
(Round Trip Mars)
Played at around 10:55