Tim Cope – On the Trail of Genghis Khan

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.

Diana Wichtel – Driving to Treblinka

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.

Myers-Briggs Personality Testing

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.

Tim Flannery on the Natural History of Europe

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.

James Belich – The Black Death

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 9 March 2018 | 0h 25m | Listen Later 
Interview with historian James Belich about his book, The Prospect of Global History, which argues that the Black Death, beginning in the 1340s, fuelled wider European control and influence across the globe.

Barbara Ehrenreich – Natural Causes

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.