8:15 Huw Lewis-Jones

Dr Huw Lewis-Jones is an historian, author, editorial director of Polarworld, puiblisher of a number of books including Letters from Everest by George Lowe, who was on the 1953 Everest expedition with Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Dr Lewis-Jones’ book, The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent (Thames & Hudson, ISBN: 978-0-50054-423-5), will be published next week to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the ascent.

8:25 Joan Baez

American musician, songwriter and activist Joan Baez has been performing and recording since the late 1950s. She will visit New Zealand for the first time in more than 20 years for performances in Auckland (29 August) and Wellington (31 August).

9:05 David Skegg

Professor Sir David Skegg is a New Zealand epidemiologist, and the President of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He is a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago, and Professor of Preventive and Social Medicine.

9:45 Phoebe Hayman

Phoebe Hayman is the CEO of toy craft-kit design company Seedling NZ. The company’s gnomes are being showcased in London this week at the centenary celebrations of the world’s most famous gardening event, the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show, overturning the Show’s long-standing prohibition on gnomes to raise funds for the Show’s school gardening campaign.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Gifford Jackson

New Zealand industrial design pioneer Gifford Jackson spent 37 years as a design consultant here after working in New York for 17 years. His life and work is celebrated in the new book, Gifford Jackson: New Zealand Industrial Design Pathfinder by Michael Smyth (Creationz, ISBN: 978-0-473-23882-7). An exhibition of his photography, Women and Places 1955-2013, is currently showing at Depot Artspace in Devonport (to 13 June).

11:05 Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is a novelist, television scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics writer and occasional journalist. She helped create South Africa’s first half-hour animated TV show, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and has written animated shows for Disney UK and Millimages in France. Her books include dystopian cyberpunk thriller Moxyland, and Zoo City, which won her the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award. Her new novel, The Shining Girls (HarperCollins, ISBN: 978-0-7322-9553-0), is about a time-travelling serial killer.

11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of many books, including 2013 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards finalist, The ACB with Honora Lee. She will discuss three ‘animal’ books:
Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham; illustrated by Juan Wijngaard (Walker Books; ISBN: 978-1-4063-3386-2);
Mysterious Traveller by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham; illustrated by P J Lynch (Walker Books; ISBN: 978-1-4063-3707-5); and
Blue Moon Bird by Sabrina Malcom (Scholastic; ISBN: 978-1-77543-112-1).

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: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Dunedin engineer: Martin Balch

Music played in this show


Joan Baez: Forever Young
The 1975 live recording from the album: The Best of Joan Baez
Played at around 9:05

Playing Favourites with Gifford Jackson

Woody Herman's Thundering Herd with Stan Getz (tenor sax): Early Autumn
The live 1976 recording from the compilation album: Jazz Saxophone
Played at around 10:10

Jo Stafford, with Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra: Manhattan Serenade
The 1942 recording from the compilation album: Coming Back Like a Song
Played at around 10:25

Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli: Menilmontant
The 1949 recording from the 2005 compilation album: Djangology
(RCA Bluebird)
Played at around 10:40

Oscar Peterson: If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
The 1945 recording from the 2002 compilation album: This is Oscar Peterson
(RCA Bluebird)
Played at around 10:50

Lys Gauty: Le Chaland Qui Passe
The 1933 recording from the compilation album: Legendes d’Or de le Chanson
Played at around 10:55