Kim Hill is on leave


8:15 Martin Jacques

Dr Martin Jacques is a British academic and author of When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World (2009, Allen Lane, ISBN: 978-0-713-99254-0). He delivered the keynote address, When China Rules the World and What It Means for New Zealand, at the 2013 new New Zealand Forum in Auckland.

9:05 Gary Greenberg

Gary Greenberg is an American psychotherapist, and author of Manufacturing Depression (2010), and The Book of Woe: the DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry (Scribe, ISBN: 978-1-922070-65-4).

9:40 Tim Woodhouse

Tim Woodhouse is the editor of the dramatised documentary 3D film, Beyond the Edge, which documents the first ascent of Mount Everest, by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The film opens nationwide on Thursday 24 October.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Travis Payne

Travis Payne is an Emmy-nominated choreographer, director, and producer who has created work for artists including Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Shakira, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, and the late Michael Jackson, with whom he collaborated on and off for more than 15 years, up to the series of sold-out shows in London in July 2009. His first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, is coming to Auckland’s Vector Arena (30 October to 3 November).

11:05 Craig Rossiter

Craig Rossiter runs transmission business Gearboxes’R’Us Ltd in Manurewa, South Auckland. He is one of 19 male interviewees in She’s Got Breast Cancer, compiled by Peter Calder (NZ Breast Cancer Foundation/Wairau Press, ISBN: 978-1-927158-21-0), and tells the story of his wife Catherine, who was diagnosed in 2005, and had a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. Email for a free copy.

11:40 Olympia Dukakis

American actress Olympia Dukakis has had a long career in a diverse range of films, and won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in the 1987 film Moonstruck. She costars with Brenda Fricker in Cloudburst, as an elderly lesbian couple who embark on a Thelma and Louise-style road trip (opens 24 October).

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


Janet Jackson: Rhythm Nation
From the 1989 album: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Played at around 10:05

Michael Jackson: Dangerous (Immortal Version)
From the 2011 album: Immortal
Played at around 10:15

Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson: Scream
From the 1995 album: HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
Played at around 10:25

Michael Jackson: They Don’t Care About Us (Immortal Version)
From the 2011 album: Immortal
Played at around 10:45

Beyonce: Crazy in Love
From the 2003 album: Dangerously in Love
Played at around 10:55