8:15 Bill Andrews

Dr William Andrews is an American biologist, and founder and CEO of biotechnology company Sierra Sciences, whose mission is to discover a cure to the world’s biggest killer: ageing. For the last 20 years his work has focused on finding ways to extend the human lifespan and health span through the maintenance of telomeres, the area at the end of human chromosomes directly correlated to ageing. Dr Andrews is visiting New Zealand to investigate telomere research co-location opportunities with Auckland Universit, and is giving a public lecture at the Mercure Auckland on Sunday 7 July

9:05 Pavan Sukhdev

Pavan Sukhdev is the founder and CEO of GIST Advisory, a specialist consulting firm which helps governments and corporations discover, measure, value, and manage their impacts on natural and human capital, and a Visiting Fellow at Yale University, where he was awarded the 2011 McCluskey Fellowship and wrote his book Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for Tomorrow’s World (Island Press, ISBN: 978-1-61091-238-9). He was Study Leader for the G8+5 commissioned project The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme, and is a keynote speaker at a two-day conference in Wellington, Making Nature Count – The Economy and the Environment, organised by the Department of Conservation and Victoria University, (9-10 July).

9:40 Danyl McLauchlan

Danyl McLauchlan is a Proteomics IT Specialist at the School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington. He writes the popular satirical and political blog The Dim-Post, and his first novel is Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley (VUP, ISBN: 978-0-86473-884-4).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Samuel Scott

Samuel Scott is a member of Wellington sextet The Phoenix Foundation, who released their fifth album, Fandango, in April. The band toured Europe and the UK in May, and are playing concerts in Auckland (12 July), Christchurch (19 July), Dunedin (20 July), Napier (26 July), and Wellington (27 July).

11:05 Jeff Gomez

Jeff Gomez is the co-founder and CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, an animation and live-action feature film production company, and transformer of intellectual properties into highly successful transmedia franchises. He has worked on such blockbuster universes as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince of Persia and Tron, Microsoft’s Halo, James Cameron’s Avatar, Hasbro’s Transformers, and Mattel’s Hot Wheels. Jeff is visiting New Zealand as a guest of ASDCS (Auckland Screen and Digital Content Strategy) and WIFT (Women in Film and Theatre) for a two-day workshop, Creating Blockbuster Worlds: the Power of Transmedia Storytelling, at Unitec in Auckland (30-31 July).

11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of many books, including The 10pm Question and The ACB with Honora Lee. She discusses the new young adult novel by Elizabeth Knox, Mortal Fire (Gecko Press, ISBN: 978-1-877579-53-0), and the controversial winner of the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Children’s Book of the Year, Into the River by Ted Dawe (Mangakino University Press, ISBN: 978-0-47320-508-9).

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: Shaun Wilson
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon

Music played in this show


The Phoenix Foundation: Black Mould
From the 2013 album: Fandango
Played at 10:05

Playing Favourites with Samuel Scott

Scott Walker: The Old Man’s Back Again
From the 1969 album: Scott 4
Played at: 10:15

The Beatles: This Boy
The B-Side of the 1963 single: I Want To Hold Your Hand
Played at: 10:25

The Velvet Underground: Temptation Inside Your Heart
From the 1988 outtake compilation album: VU
Played at: 10:40

The Pixies: Ana
From the 1990 album: Bossanova
Played at: 10:50

Sun Ra: Love in Outer Space
The 1983 recording from the 1996 compilation album: The Singles
Played at: 10:58