This summer we'll be talking to some of RNZ's favourite hosts and contributors about their favourite books, songs, podcasts and more.
Afternoons TV critic Linda Burgess talks to Jesse Mulligan about her life as a writer, what she's been reading, watching, and listening to.
Helen Garner’s diaries:
One Day I’ll Remember This
The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Summerwatch by Sarah Moss
What are you Going Through by Sigrid Nunez
House of Glass by Hadley Freeman
All of these books because I adore the human condition and narrative over plot, and good writing that just totally engages me.
Poetry in Motion - Johnny Tillotson because it's the first pop song I loved
So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen
Gulf Coast Highway - Emmy Lou Harris and Willie Nelson because I love duets and their voices are wonderful together.) At home writing about unrequited love. Desperately fall in love in your 40s.
Mostly I love Backlisted (thank you Sarah Gaitanos) - people talking about books, not new ones but from all eras and I love it.
Fortunately with Fi and Jane - BBC - two broadcasters who just sort of chat on. Jane Garvey (Women’s Hour) and Fi Glover. I love radio.
Dear Joan And Jericha, with Vicki Pepperdine and Julia Davis, is so wilfully filthy and dark that I think twice before sharing it with friend
Today in Focus (the Guardian) - though I do get a bit sick of Brexit and Covid and Trump.
You're Wrong About - an American podcast which takes a theme and talks it through - from Princess Di to Fox News. Mike Hobbes (Huffington Post) and Sarah Marshall.
Truly Madly Deeply
Woman at War
NOMADLAND (Frances McDormand - Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, Olive Kitteridge)