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.
RNZ: Saturday Morning | 6 September 2019 | 0h 50m | Listen Later
Interview with David Spiegelhalter, author of The Art of Statistics, sharing his passion for data, scientific evidence and risk, and how it’s reported to us. So bacon kills? Well, not so much. And don’t get him started on average house prices. He also collects thousands of coincidences, trying to separate blind chance from something more significant.
RNZ: Saturday Morning | 3 November 2017 | 0h 42m | Listen Later
Interview with Tim Cope about his three-and-a-half year horseback ride across the Eurasian steppe from Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine, to Hungary. The trip was detailed in his book On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads and an award-winning film series.
RNZ: Saturday Morning | 29 September 2017 | 0h 47m | Listen Later
Interview with Diana Wichtel about her book Driving to Treblinka, about her father, a Polish Jew who miraculously survived the Holocaust, but who disappeared from her life when she moved with her mother and siblings from Vancouver to New Zealand.
RNZ: Saturday Morning | 28 September 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later
Interview with Merve Emre on the ideas in The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing. Describes the history and (lack of) science behind the Myers-Briggs personality test and backgrounds the mother-daughter team who conceived it almost 100 years ago.
RNZ: Saturday Morning | 12 October 2018 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Author, scientist, explorer and conservationist, Professor Tim Flannery has turned his attention to Europe in his latest book, Europe: A Natural History. It’s an evolutionary story of huge animals, shifting islands, eccentric scientists and the impact of modern humans.
RNZ: Saturday Morning | 22 May 2018 | 0h 47m | Listen Later
Interview with Barbara Ehrenreich about the ideas in her latest book, Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer. Deliciously contrarian, punctuated with evidence that many medical interventions are bad for us.