Friday, November 28, 2014

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 29 November 2014: Radio New Zealand National

8:15 Andrew Roberts: Napoleon
9:05 Andreas Antonopoulos: bitcoin
9:30 John Darnielle: goats and wolves
10:05 Playing Favourites with Peter Schwerdtfeger
11:05 Andris Apse: shooting the south
11:30 Memet Bilgin Rigolo: balancing act
11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: four picture books

This Saturday's team:
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Auckland engineer: Tony Stamp
Research by Anne Buchanan, Infofind

8:15 Andrew Roberts
Dr Andrew Roberts is a British historian, public speaker and Doctor of Philosophy, living in New York. He has written or edited twelve books, most recently Napoleon the Great (Allen Lane, ISBN: 978-1-846140273), the result of years of study including visits to St Helena and 53 of Napoleon's 60 battlefields.

9:05 Andreas Antonopoulos
Entrepreneur, writer and public speaker Andreas Antonopoulos has founded three bitcoin businesses and launched several community open-source projects. He is a keynote speaker at Bitcoin South, New Zealand's first Cryptocurrency Conference (Queenstown, 29-30 November).

9:30 John Darnielle
John Darnielle is a musician and author, best known for performing and recording with John Hodgman as The Mountain Goats. His debut novel has just been published: Wolf in White Van (Scribe, ISBN: 9781925106237).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Peter Schwerdtfeger 
Distinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger is Director of the Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, at Massey University, Albany. This week, he was awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand's Rutherford Medal, its highest honour, for his world-leading contributions to fundamental aspects of chemical and physical phenomena in atoms, molecules and condensed matter.

11:05 Andris Apse
Andris Apse is arguably New Zealand's most acclaimed landscape photographer. He draws from his work of the last thirty years, much previously unpublished, for the new book, Spirit of the South (Penguin, ISBN: 9780143571865), a photographic tribute to the mainland, with essays by Alison Ballance, Anton Oliver, Fiona Farrell and Kennedy Warne.

11:30 Memet Bilgin Rigolo
Turkish Canadian performer Memet Bilgin Rigolo, a.k.a. 3D Graffiti Guy, has a computer programming background and was a member of the Turkish national sailing team before forming the aerial duo Wings of Desire, combining dance, mime and aerial acrobatics. He performs two acts, Sanddorn Balance and Spinning Top on Driftwood, in the Spiegelworld show Empire, a blend of comedy, acrobatics, vaudeville and burlesque in a touring Spiegeltent. Empire is currently playing in Wellington (to 21 December), after shows in Australia and Christchurch, then plays in Auckland (6 January to 15 February 2015).

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi 
New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of many books, most recently, The ACB with Honora Lee (Random House). She will discuss four picture books:
I Am the Wolf... and Here I Come! by Benedicte Guettier (Gecko Press, ISBN: 978-1-877579-42-4); Follow the Firefly by Bernardo Carvalho (Book Island, ISBN: 978-0-9941098-2-8); The Rabbit and the Shadow by Melanie Rutten (Book Island, ISBN: 978-0-9941098-0-4); and So Many Wonderfuls by Tina Matthews (Walker Books, ISBN: 978-1-922077-51-6)

On Saturday 29 November 2014 during Great Encounters between 6:06pm and 7:00pm on Radio New Zealand National, you can hear a repeat broadcast of Kim Hill's interview from 22 November 2014 with Atul Gawande on mortality.

Next Saturday, 6 December, Kim Hill's guests will include Yvonne Todd and Jane Gleeson-White.

Kim's photo by David White.

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