Photo of Charlie and Sherry Frye

Charlie and Sherry Frye Photo: supplied


8:12 Charlie and Sherry Frye: global vaudevillians

Charlie Frye and his wife Sherry are an internationally renowned variety act based in Las Vegas who have been touring globally for the last twenty years, specialising in silent comedy, magic, juggling, slapstick, and acrobatics. Charlie is delivering a lecture at the Wellington Magic Convention (24-26 October), and they are the Convention’s headline act at the public performance on Saturday night, Magicians in the Capital.



Illustration of Richard  Fairgray as Dennis the Menace

Richard Fairgray as Dennis the Menace Photo: supplied


9:05 Richard Fairgray

Richard Fairgray has been creating and publishing comics since he was seven years old. He is Editor in Chief of Square Planet Comics, and is best known for his series Blastosaurus. He also writes and illustrates children’s picture books, including the Morgan series, and Gorillas In Our Midst (SkyPony Press). He is a guest at the Armageddon Expo 2015 at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland (23-25 October).


10:05 Playing Favourites with Philip Smith and David Straight

Philip Smith is the owner of Auckland-based landscape design company O2 Landscapes Ltd, and David Straight is a Christchurch-born photographer. They met at a mutual friend’s dinner, and the ensuing discussion led them to make the “deeply uncommercial decision” to spend two years creating the new book, Vernacular: the Everyday Landscape of New Zealand (Potton and Burton, ISBN: 978-1-92721-349-0).

Photos of Philip Smith and David Straight

Philip Smith (left) and David Straight Photo: supplied

Spotify longlist for Playing Favourites by Philip Smith and David Straight

Photo of Ramin Bahrani

Ramin Bahrani Photo: supplied


11:05 Ramin Bahrani

American-Iranian director and screenwriter Ramin Bahrani gained widespread acclaim for his debut feature Man Push Cart in 2005, and for 2007’s Chop Shop, 2008’s Goodbye Solo, and 2012’s At Any Price. His new feature film about mortgage foreclosures and morality, 99 Homes, opens in New Zealand on 29 October.


Photo of Chris Longhurst

Chris Longhurst Photo: supplied


11:35 Chris Longhurst: theological aesthetics

Dr Christopher Longhurst, works as a lecturer (operatore didattico) at the Vatican Museums in Rome leading tours, lecturing, and conducting seminars. For the past two years he has been living and working in Morocco as Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Islamic Studies Program at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane. His field of study is theological aesthetics or the interdisciplinary study of religion and art.

This Saturday’s team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Research by Infofind

Music played in this show

Artist: Louis Armstrong
Song: Twelfth Street Rag
Composer: Eudlay Bowman
Album: 1927 recording from the compilation The Hot Fives and Hot Sevens
Label: Columbia
Broadcast: 8:55

Artist: Joan Shelley
Song: Over and Even
Composer: Nathan Salsburg, Joan Shelley
Album: Over and Even
Label: No Quarter, 2015
Broadcast: 9:05

Artist: David Bowie
Song:  Blackout
Composer: Bowie
Album: “Heroes”
Label: RCA, 1977
Broadcast: 10:15

Artist: Orchestra of Spheres
Song: Fingerweg
Composer: D Beban, H Thomas, E Grant, J Coubrough
Album: 7” single recording
Label: Sound Explorers, 2014
Broadcast: 10:30

Artist: Fugazi
Song: Target
Composer: Guy Picciotto
Album: Red Medicine
Label: Dischord, 1995
Broadcast: 10:45

Artist: T. Raumschmiere
Song:  I'm Not Deaf, I'm Ignoring You
Composer: T. Raumschmiere
Album: Radio Blackout
Label: NovaMute, 2003
Broadcast: 10:58