RNZ: Saturday Morning | 16 May 2020 | 0h 13m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Warner about a real-life ‘Lord of the Flies’ scenario: six Tongan boys marooned on a desert island and rescued 15 months later. In 1966 Peter Warner was the captain of a fishing boat that sailed past the island, called ‘Ata, and found the teenagers there. Students at a Catholic boarding school in Nuku’alofa, the boys had stolen a boat, and set sail for Fiji, only to be put off course by a storm, eventually washing ashore at ‘Ata. Peter Warner describes his role in the story and the enduring friendships that came of it.
RNZ: Saturday Morning | 28 February 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later
Interview with Farid Ahmed about his book Husna’s Story, which celebrates his wife who was murdered in the Christchurch terror attacks. A deeply moving story of love, humanity and forgiveness.
The Insight | 25 April 2020 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | iTunes
Spencer Wells tells the story of Alfred Russel Wallace’s life: his specimen collecting in South America and Indonesia, the development of his insights into natural selection, and his relationship with Charles Darwin.
The Tim Ferriss Show | 16 April 2020 | 1h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jane Goodall about her life story, pioneering research with chimpanzees, and her ongoing activism for the environment and the empowerment of young people.
RNZ: Saturday Morning | 29 November 2019 | 0h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes
Clive James has died at 80 (NY Times obituary). This replays highlights from a 2015 interview with Kim Hill about life, mortality and his poetry collection Sentenced to Life.
The Happiness Lab | 13 September 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
The first episode of a podcast series by Laurie Santos about the science of happiness, based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale – the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history. Starts with the evidence that we can change our happiness, notwithstanding our circumstances and personality.
Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books | 10 April 2018 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Andre Agassi speaking candidly about his tennis career, fatherhood, pushing through pain, writing to make sense of his life, changing education, addressing dyslexia, and finding true meaning through his philanthropic work. Draws from his book Open.
Longform | 19 August 2015 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Paul Graham tweeted, that if you read, you must read William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. So I did and it was great. This podcast backgrounds Finnegan’s beautiful memoir of surfing, friendship and love, growing up and growing old.