Page & Blackmore Pukapuka Talks - Podcasts

We are delighted to bring you the Page & Blackmore Pukapuka Talks from 2019.

The Absolute Book
Elizabeth Knox
joins Jacquetta Bell in conversation about her latest book, The Absolute Book, which is being heralded as a triumph of fantasy, grounded in the reality and challenges of the times we live in.

Backing Wild Cards
Discover what happens when you team up feminist writer and playwright Renée, ONZM (born 1929), with journalist and debut novelist Becky Manawatu (born 1982).

Caging Skies
Nelson-based novelist Christine Leunens' novel Caging Skies inspired Taika Waititi’s film, Jojo Rabbit. Hear Christine discuss the book's fascinating journey from page to screen with Kerry Sunderland.

Doctors Who Write
Join three physicians – Glenn Colquhoun, Renee Liang and Shaun Holt – who are also poets, playwrights and prose writers, in conversation with medical student and writer Emma Espiner.

The Friday Poem
Something exciting, fun, dazzling, often powerful is going on in New Zealand poetry. Join Steve Braunias and three of the poets featured in The Friday Poem, Tayi Tibble, Emma Neale and Chris Tse.

Native Son
Join national literary taonga Witi Ihimaera in conversation with Guyon Espiner, discussing Native Son, the revealing encore to his first award-winning memoir, Māori Boy.

On the Edge
Debut authors Chessie Henry and international media sensation Miriam Lancewood explore living on the edge of civilisation and natural disasters, and the link between lifestyle and wellbeing.

Southern Science
Award-winning science writers, Naomi Arnold (Southern Nights) and Rebecca Priestley (Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica), explore what’s above and beyond Aotearoa New Zealand. Chaired by Lucy Hodgson.

Thinking Brunch: Living Longer
Meet four extraordinary people – Renée Hollis, Renée, Phillida Bunkle and Shaun Holt – who are redefining what ‘ageing’ and ‘eldership’ mean, and learn some of their insights into having a long and fruitful life.

Thinking Brunch: Time to Act
Kerensa Johnston, Jess Berentson-Shaw, Ange Palmer, Raven Maeder and Kim Hill discuss climate change and how we can move beyond the era of polarised communication and into positive action.

West Island
Five notable Kiwis who made their lives in Australia are the subject of this fascinating investigation by award-winning author Stephanie Johnson. Chaired by Australian expatriate Kerry Sunderland.

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