8:15 Robert Wade

Robert Wade is a New Zealander who has lived and worked in Britain and the US for the past four decades. He is Professor of Political Economy and Development at the Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics, and a member of the Economists' Forum, a group described by the Financial Times as "50 of the world's most influential economists". Professor Wade is a contributor to a new book edited by Max Rashbrooke, Inequality: a New Zealand Crisis (Bridget Williams Books, ISBN: 978-1-927131-51-0), and returns to New Zealand next month to present a free public lecture, Inequality and the West: Capitalism at a Tipping Point, in Auckland (8 July), Dunedin (11 July), Christchurch (12 July), and Wellington (16 July). He will also speak at an Inequality Conference hosted by the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University in Wellington on 18 July.

9:05 Stephen Grosz

Stephen Grosz has been a practicing psychoanalyst for more than twenty-five years, and teaches at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London. His first book is The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves (Chatto and Windus, ISBN: 978-0-7011-8846-7).

9:40 Avner Rothschild

Professor Avner Rothschild is a scientist at the Technion Research Institute of Technology in Israel. His team has created a solar power system that works in the dark.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Ted Dawe

Ted Dawe is the inaugural winner of the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Children’s Book of the Year for his novel, Into the River (Mangakino University Press, ISBN: 978-0-47320-508-9), which also won him the 2013 Young Adult Fiction Award. It is a prequel to his first novel, Thunder Road, which won the Young Adult Fiction and Best First Book award in 2004.

11:05 Sarah Churchwell

Sarah Churchwell is professor of American literature and public understanding of the humanities at the University of East Anglia, and contributes to a number of newspapers and magazines. Her new book, Careless People (Hachette, ISBN: 978-1-844-08767-9), is about F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda, and the creation of the 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby.

11:40 Raelene Castle

Sports administrator Raelene Castle was appointed as CEO of the National Rugby League club Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in May, becoming the first woman to hold that role. She has been at the helm of Netball New Zealand since 2007, overseeing many changes in the sport during that time and enjoying many successes, including the Silver Ferns winning gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.


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

Associate producer: Zoe George
Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon

Music played in this show


The Bryan Ferry Orchestra: Do the Strand
From the 2012 album: The Jazz Age
Played at around 9:55

Playing Favourites with Ted Dawe

Paul Robeson, with Ray Noble and his Orchestra: Lazy Bones
The 1933 recording from the compilation album: Green Pastures
Played at around 10:15

Tom Lehrer: Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
From the 1959 live album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer
Played at around 10:25

Jimi Hendrix: Foxy Lady
The 1967 single from the compilation album: The Singles Album
Played at around 10:35

Johnny Cash: Hurt
From the 2002 album: American IV: The Man Comes Around
Played at around 10:45

Lucinda Williams: Lonely Girls
From the 2001 album: Essence
(Lost Highway)
Played at around 10:55