Kim Hill is on leave.

Smári McCarthy

Smári McCarthy. Photo: Creative Commons


8:12 Smári McCarthy

Smári McCarthy is chief technologist for the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project in Sarajevo. He founded the Iceland Pirate Party, which is currently the highest polling party in the country, following the revelations in the Panama Papers that three Icelandic ministers and other influential people in Icelandic politics, are listed as owners of offshore companies registered in tax havens.


Ian Tannock

Ian Tannock. Photo: supplied


8:30 Ian Tannock

Dr Ian Tannock is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Medical Biophysics at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University of Toronto. He has a 40-year career in cancer research and clinical trials and is one of Canada’s best known oncologists and a major international leader in cancer research. He is visiting New Zealand to speak at a Cancer Society free public lecture event at Auckland University about the future of personalised cancer care (14 April, now sold out), as part of Cancer Research Week.



Barbara Brookes

Barbara Brookes. Photo: supplied




9:05 Barbara Brookes

Barbara Brookes is Professor of History at the University of Otago. Her research interests include gender relations in New Zealand, and the history of health and disease in New Zealand and Britain. Her new book is A History of New Zealand Women (Bridget Williams Books).


Suad Amiry

Suad Amiry. Photo: supplied



9:35 Suad Amiry

Palestinian conservation architect and writer Suad Amiry lives in Ramallah and is the founder of the Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation. She is the author of Sharon and My Mother in Law: Ramallah Diaries (2004, Granta), and Golda Slept Here (2014, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation), and will be here in May to speak at three events at the Auckland Writers Festival (10-15 May).



Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran. Photo: supplied




10:05 Caitlin Moran

British writer Caitlin Moran is a columnist for The Times, and was a guest on the Saturday Morning programme in 2013 discussing her memoir How to Be a Woman, and in 2014 talking about the first collection of her columns, Moranthology. Her new collection is Moranifesto (Ebury Press).


Hannah Smith and Ralph McCubbin Howell

Hannah Smith and Ralph McCubbin Howell. Photo: supplied

10:40 Hannah Smith and Ralph McCubbin Howell

Theatre director Hannah Smith and playwright Ralph McCubbin Howell (winner of the Bruce Mason Playwriting Award 2015) are members of Trick of the Light Theatre. The Wellington company recently presented their newest work, The Devil’s Half Acre, to full houses at the New Zealand Festival, and are currently at BATS Theatre (to 9 April) with their family show BEARDS! BEARDS! BEARDS!  Later this month, their award-winning production The Bookbinder will play in Christchurch for the first time (Christchurch Art Gallery, 20-24 April), and at the Fortune Theatre, Dunedin (27 April), and the Southland Arts Festival (30 April to 5 May). Trick of the Light will then take both productions to UK festivals including the prestigious Imaginate Festival for Children in Edinburgh, the Brighton Fringe Festival, Salisbury Arts Festival, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.



Miranda McKearney

Miranda McKearney. Photo: supplied

11:05 Miranda McKearney

British social justice entrepreneur and reading advocate Miranda McKearney is the founder of The Reading Agency and recently set up EmpathyLab. She is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the Book Council and National Library to participate in a series of events discussing the importance of reading.

11:45 Kate’s Klassic: Georgy Girl

Kate Camp has published five collections of poems, most recently Snow White’s Coffin (VUP). She will discuss the 1965 novel Georgy Girl (Vintage), by English novelist, biographer, memoirist, historian and literary critic Margaret Forster, who died in February.

This Saturday’s team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Dominic Godfrey
Auckland engineer: Blair Stagpoole
Research by Infofind

Music played in this show

Artist: Ralph McCubbin Howell and Paul Waggott
Song: Beards
Composer: Gareth Hobbs, Ralph McCubbin Howell
Album: From the soundtrack to BEARDS! BEARDS! BEARDS!
Broadcast: 10:40

Artist: Merle Haggard
Song:  The Bottle Let Me Down
Composer: Merle Haggard
Album: Swinging Doors
Label: Capitol, 1966
Broadcast: 11:05

Artist: David Bowie
Song: Ashes to Ashes
Composer: Bowie
Album: Scary Monsters and Super Creeps
Label: EMI, 1980
Broadcast: 11:35

Artist: The Seekers
Song: Georgy Girl
Composer: Dale, Springfield
Album: 20 Golden Greats
Label: EMI
Broadcast: 11:40