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Saturday Morning


A magazine programme with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more. Hosted by Susie Ferguson.

3302 - Kate De Goldi: Reading for pleasure
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  • 3302 - Kate De Goldi: Reading for pleasure

    Kate De Goldi is one of New Zealand's most celebrated authors, an Arts Foundation Laureate, and a voracious reader. She joins Colin to share two novels she's loved; Tell by Jonathan Buckley and Kick the Latch by Kathryn Scanlan.

    Sat, 15 Jun 2024 - 08min
  • 3301 - Toby Manhire: Rogernomics and me

    This week marks forty years since Robert Muldoon's now-notorious, inebriated, snap election announcement which set in motion a seismic chain of events in New Zealand politics, the impacts of which still remain raw for many.

    Sat, 15 Jun 2024 - 43min
  • 3300 - Lisa Beauchamp: Activist and avante-garde artist Derek Jarman

    UK artist and gay rights activist Derek Jarman is best known for his defiantly provocative avant-garde films, including Caravaggio (1986) and The Garden (1990) starring longtime collaborator and muse Tilda Swinton. Jarman was also a prolific painter, writer, set designer, performer and gardener. He died 30 years ago at just 52 of an AIDS related illness - but remains hugely influential. Aotearoa's first ever exhibition of his work in opens at Auckland's Gus Fisher Gallery this week. Derek Jarman : Delphinium Days is co-curated by Lisa Beauchamp who joins us to talk about his life, art and creative legacy.

    Sat, 15 Jun 2024 - 17min
  • 3299 - Cult expert Dr Janja Lalich: 'Don't jump into the first life-changing thing you come across'

    American cult expert Dr Janja Lalich knows from experience how paralysed a person can feel within a high-control group. In the late 70s and early 80s, she was a high-up member of a political cult called the Democratic Workers Party. Dr Lalich's advice to anyone interested in joining a new group is to slow down and do your research before signing up.

    Sat, 15 Jun 2024 - 27min
  • 3298 - James Comey: FBI director turned crime writer

    Former FBI director turned crime writer, James Comey, takes readers into the world of high finance and corporate espionage in his new thriller Westport.

    Sat, 15 Jun 2024 - 30min
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