8:12 Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

Hugh Sebag Montefiore

Hugh Sebag Montefiore. Photo: supplied

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore was a barrister before becoming a journalist, then a historian. His first two history books, Enigma: Battle for the Code and Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man, were both bestsellers. His new book, Somme: Into the Breach (Viking Penguin), is a fresh account of the most famous battle of World War 1, which saw 7,000 casualties, including some 1,500 New Zealanders killed.





9:05 Guy Consolmagno

Guy  Consolmagno

Guy Consolmagno. Photo: supplied

Guy Consolmagno is an astronomer and Jesuit Brother, who is Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. He is part of a group of world-leading experts and academics who are travelling to Great Barrier Island this weekend for the panel discussion Is There Life Out There?, the second of the No Barriers – Small Island, Big Ideas event series, organised by Awana Rural Women.



10:05 Simon Nathan

Simon Nathan

Simon Nathan. Photo: supplied

Geologist and science historian Simon Nathan has worked at GNS Science, and acted as science editor at Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. His new illustrated biography, Through the Eyes of a Miner: the Photography of Joseph Divis (Potton & Burton) explores the Czech miner and photographer’s impressions of life above and underground in the New Zealand mining towns Blackball, Waiuta and Waihi between 1909 and 1935.


10:35 Name UL

Name UL (Emanuel Psathas)

Name UL (Emanuel Psathas). Photo: supplied

Name UL is the hip hop alias for Wellington musician Emanuel John Psathas. He was performing in licensed venues before he was old enough to legally drink in them, and has opened for a number of international acts including Pharcyde, Vince Staples, Jurassic 5 and Earl Sweatshirt. He established his own label, K.W.O.E (Kids With Open Ears) when he was 15, and last year released the youth anthem Only Sixteen. At the start of this month, in the wake of two singles Nice Guys Finish Thirst, and Falling, he released his debut album, Choice(s).



11:05 Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger. Photo: supplied

Kate Pullinger is Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media at Bath Spa University, and writes fiction for print and digital platforms, including Inanimate Alice, an ongoing collaborative project that she has been working on since 2005. She is a headlining author at the National Writers Forum in Auckland (17-18 September).



11:30 Franco Lora

Franco Lora

Franco Lora. Photo: supplied

Franco Lora is a Colombian student, who has just completed a Masters degree in Design at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts. As part of his degree he has produced I’m Not From Here, a series of stories about loss and displacement resulting from the 50-year conflict in his home country, which he is hoping to publish as a graphic novel.


11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi            

Kate De Goldi’s most recent novel, From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle, won the junior fiction category at the 2016 Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. She will discuss:
The Wolves of Currumpaw by William Grill (Flying Eye Books);
The Family with Two Front Doors, a new chapter book by Anna Ciddor (Allen & Unwin); and
Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller (Text Publishing).

Covers of: The Wolves of Currumpaw by William Grill; The Family with Two Front Doors by Anna Ciddor; Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller.

The Wolves of Currumpaw by William Grill; The Family with Two Front Doors by Anna Ciddor; Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller . Photo: supplied

This Saturday’s team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington operator: Lianne Smith
Auckland operator: Rangi Powick
Research by Infofind


Music played in this show

Artist: Name UL
Song: Falling
Composer: Emanuel Psathas
Album: Choice(s)
Label: K.W.O.E., 2106
Broadcast: 10:35

Artist: Name UL
Song: Nice Guys Finish Thirst
Composer: Emanuel Psathas
Album: Choice(s)
Label: K.W.O.E., 2106
Broadcast: 10:50

Artist: Pedro Carneiro (percussion), Michael Houstoun (piano)
Song:  View From Olympus - Fragments
Composer: John Psathas
Album: View From Olympus
Label: Rattle, 2006
Broadcast: 11:05