8:15 Janice Galloway

Scottish writer Janice Galloway is celebrated for her work across many forms, including short stories, novels, prose poetry, collaborations with visual artists, opera libretti, and two ‘anti-memoirs’, This is Not About Me (Granta, ISBN: 978-1-84708-099-98), and All Made Up (Granta, ISBN: 978-1-84708-327-2), which won Scottish Book of the Year. She visited New Zealand as a guest of the Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington.

9:05 Kwame Anthony Appiah

Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah has a PhD in Philosophy from Cambridge University, and currently teaches at Princeton University where he is Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy, and the University Centre for Human Values. He is the author of a number of books, most recently the 2010 title The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen (Norton, ISBN: 978-0-393-07162-7). Professor Appiah presented Identity, Honour and Politics, the Sir Douglas Robb Lectures 2013, on 19, 21 and 23 August at the University of Auckland.

9:45 Leon Wadham

Leon Wadham is an Auckland playwright (Live at Six, with Dean Hewitson) and actor (Go Girls). Next month he takes the role of Ralph in the professional stage New Zealand premiere of Nigel Williams’ theatre adaption of William Golding's Lord of the Flies. It will be staged by the Auckland Theatre Company under the direction of Colin McColl at the Maidment Theatre in Auckland (5-28 September). A new production of Live at Six, directed and designed by Tim Spite, will play at the Christchurch Arts Festival (29-31 August), at Downstage ( 5-21 September), and the Nelson Arts Festival (25-26 October).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Malcolm Rands

Malcolm Rands is an artist, activist and entrepreneur. He launched his Ecostore range of products with his wife in 1993, and turned it into a multi-million dollar global business. He recently gave a well-received presentation at TedX Auckland, and he tells his story (with Margie Thomson) in Ecoman: from a Garage in Northland to a Pioneering Global Brand (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-77553-503-4, available from 6 September).

11:05 Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones is a writer best known for his prize-winning 2006 novel Mr Pip; the film adaptation will be released in October. His new memoir, The History of Silence (Penguin, ISBN: 978-0-143-56947-3), explores his family history and the city of Christchurch. Lloyd will be a guest of The Press Christchurch Writers Festival (11 September), and the Nelson Arts Festival, as part of Page & Blackmore Readers & Writers (20 October).

11:45 Chris Norman

Chris Norman is a retired aircraft engineer. Among other activities, he bottles black picked eggs.

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: Carol Jones
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon

Music played in this show


Laura Veirs: Dorothy of the Island
From the 2013 album: Warp and Weft
(Bella Union)
Played at around 8:55
(Listen to the Music 101 interview with Laura Veirs here)

Elvis Costello: Possession
From the 1980 album: Get Happy!
Played at around 9:45

Over the Rhine: Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down
From the 2013 album: Meet Me at the Edge of the World
(Blue Jean Sky)
Played at around 11:45

Playing Favourites with Malcolm Rands

Rose Royce: Love Don't Live Here Anymore
The 1978 single, from the album: Rose Royce III: Strikes Again
(Whitfield Records)
Played at around 10:20

Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim: How Insensitive (Insensatez)
From the 1967 album: Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim: Complete Reprise Recordings
Played at around 10:35

Stevie Wonder: Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
From the 1972 album: Music of My Mind
Played at around 10:45

Tony Joe White: Polk Salad Annie
The 1968 single, from the album: Black and White
Played at around 10:55