A recording of a talk I gave at last year's Manawatu Writers Festival in Feilding. I spoke to an audience about my life in writing, my life as a blogger - and the 'training' that went into that.
A conversation with Wellington-based performance poet Tarns Hood. It's also a big chat about sobriety, alcoholism and the recent milestone for Tarns …
A conversation with Andrew Gladstone - drummer for Garageland
A conversation with the writer, reviewer and book-store owner, Catherine Robertson
A conversation with Wellington-based poet and sculptor Sam Duckor-Jones
A conversation with Otaki-based theatre actor Jeff Kingsford-Brown
A short phoner with the comedy legend, author and raconteur.
A conversation with actor, singer, comedian, MC, burlesque performer and producer Jo Marsh - aka JoJo Bellini
A wide-ranging phone conversation with NZ Music Legend, Rikki Morris.
A conversation with the musician Mali Mali (b. Ben Tolich)
A conversation with Father Christopher Orczy, the vicar at St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Christchurch. He is also am ambient/minimalist composer and all-around music nerd, a former music-store worker.
A conversation with poet, producer, performer, photographer Kate Spencer (aka CreatifKate)
A chat with my friend and fellow Dylan fan Jonny Potts. We say Happy 80th Bob and it only takes us two hours to do so!
A conversation with musician and poet Caitlin Smith.
A conversation with Kiwi filmmaker Florian Habicht, in support of his brand new film James & Isey.
A conversation with Welsh-born, Masterton-based DJ, publicist, promoter and now book and antique store owner, Mark Rogers (Nashville Babylon is his weekly radio show on RNZ).
A conversation with musician Matthew Pender (Odessa) on the influence and fandom of Prince; this conversation our special tribute to our friendship formed through mutual Prince appreciation and in honour of Prince in …
A conversation with the writer and journalist Steve Braunias
A conversation with Hawke's Bay-based jazz singer Margot Pierard.
A conversation with UK-born and now NZ-based musician and poet Mike Blue - aka Dr. Blue.
A conversation with actor, singer, writer and arts administrator Mere Boynton.
A conversation with Auckland-based actor, artist, DJ and raconteur Greg Smith
A conversation with comedian and podcaster Gavin Hewitson (host of Gavin Learns).
A conversation with Wellington-based musician and performance poet/spoken-word artist Nadia Freeman (aka Miss Leading).
A conversation with Dunedin-based poet and essayist Talia Marshall
A conversation with Wellington musician/composer Jermiah Ross - aka Module. We talk about his life and music and the mental health tug-of-war that …
A conversation with novelist, poet, psychologist, businessman, lecturer, educator and so much more - John Wareham
A conversation with broadcaster and freelance writer, Maggie Tweedie. Maggie is the host of Wellington's Radio Active breakfast show.
A conversation with Auckland-based photographer, journalist, DJ and former record label owner and music industry stalwart, Murray Cammick.
A conversation with author, promoter, distributor, wine-maker and 'drinks professional', Jules Van Costello.
A conversation with poet and academic John Newton.
An in-depth conversation with musician, producer and label-owner (Rattle) Steve Garden
An in-depth conversation with musician Paul Ubana Jones
A conversation with Wellington-based comedian and sex-worker, Lucy Roche
A conversation with Andrew Armitage, owner of one of the last video stores standing in New Zealand (Aro Video)
A conversation with musician Alec Bathgate (Tall Dwarfs, The Enemy, Toy Love)
A conversation with Wellington writer, librarian and bookstore owner Jackson Nieuwland.
a chat with director of the Verb Festival, event organiser, writer, reader, book reviewer Claire Mabey
A conversation with Kiwi comic legend and actor Peter Rowley
A conversation paying tribute to Eddie Van Halen. Recorded on the day we found out about his death me and my guitarist friend Ben Fulton discussing …
I celebrate the release of my first book of poems, The Death of Music Journalism, and promote the launch (Sunday Oct 11, Meow, 4pm, Wellington, NZ) with a reading of a few poems and some discussion around the themes and …
a conversation with Wellington-based musician Darren Watson, a track-by-track walk through his brand new album, Getting Sober For The End Of The World.
A conversation with Wellington-based DJ and media studies lecturer Geoff Stahl
A conversation with Anna Dean, one half of Double Denim and the Ace Lady Network, a journalist, broadcaster, PR guru, party and event planner and clever mind so deeply engaged in social mdedia trends, journalism's …
Rachel Doré from Manawatu Peoples Radio interviews me about blogging ahead of the Manawatu Writers Festival (Sept 13 - 2020). Re-broadcast with MPR's permission.
A conversation with bar/venue owner/operator (Valhalla) and tour promoter (Valhalla Touring) Ben Mulchin
A conversation with Wellington-based Guardian and New York Times correspondant, Charlotte Graham-McLay
A conversation with Wellington-based novelist, writer and comedian Eamonn Marra
A conversation with Lyttelton-based writer and performance-poet Ben Brown
A conversation with Wellington writer and poet, Rachel McAlpine including readings from her most recent volume, How To Be Old.
A conversation about all things drums and drumming with Wellington-based musician and teacher Lance Philip.
A brief phoner - not without some technical difficulties/limitations - with legendary MC5 guitarist, Wayne Kramer.
A conversation with Wellington-based voiceover talent and actor, Dryw McArthur.
A conversation with Kai Tahu musician and poet Ruby Solly.
A conversation with Wellington-based record collector, journalist and retailer Colin Morris.
A phone interview with Paul McLaney to promote the brand new Gramsci album (the first in 15 years) and talk in depth about the influences and …
A conversation with Wellington poet, writer and theatre-maker Freya Daly Sadgrove
A conversation with Wellington-based PR/Comms specialist, political pundit, freelance columnist and former comedian, David Cormack.
A conversation with Wellington-based early childhood educator and late-career actor [Officer] Karen O'Leary
A phone interview with the legendary singer/songwriter Nick Lowe
A conversation with journalist Mike White
A conversation with actor, comedian,artist, writer, director, singer, songwriter and storyteller Sameena Zehra
A conversation with singer/songwriter George Henderson of The Puddle, The And Band and The New Existentialists.
A conversation with legendary singer/songwriter - of The Exponents and now Jordan Luck Band fame, Jordan Luck
A conversation with Wellington-based composer and musician Lucien Johnson
A conversation with the creator of Guitar Mastery Method, teacher and musician Charlie Wallace. We also talk about the debut release by his band Black Smoke Trigger.
A conversation with Meg Williams, Executive Director of Tawhiri - The NZ Festival, Jazz Festival et al.
A conversation with Wellington-based singer/songwriter and frontman of the band Anxiety Club, Kev Fitzsimons.
A conversation with American guitarist and singer/songwriter Steve Gunn
A phone conversation with Margo Timmins, lead singer of the Cowboy Junkies. We talk through the history of the band and preview their May 2020 tour of New Zealand, the band's first visit to NZ in 20 years.
A conversation with Wellington-based writer, playwright, columnist Dave Armstrong
A conversation with the musician and writer Matthew Bannister of Sneaky Feelings/One Man Bannister and more.
A conversation with Wellington-based poet and photographer Mary Macpherson
Two separate conversations with the Kilgour Brothers (David and Hamish) of The Clean and their respective solo careers.
An in-depth conversation with poet, publisher, performer, novelist and former rapper Dominic "Tourettes" Hoey
An in-depth conversation with British-born, US-based music journalist, author and musician Sylvie Simmons
A conversation with Wellington-based "Freelance Creative" Fifi Colston
A conversation with the creative director of Tawhiri.. Marnie Karmelita and I talk through the 2020 NZ Festival.
A conversation with playwright Victor Rodger
A conversation with Wellington-based author and journalist Linda Burgess
A conversation with the publisher of Victoria University Press, Fergus Barrowman.
A conversation with broadcaster and journalist Sean Plunket
A conversation with American musician Joan Wasser - aka Joan As Police Woman.
A conversation with musician Barnaby Weir of The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties and Flash Harry.
A conversation with Wellington-based theatre actor, writer, director and producer Cassandra Tse (Red Scare Theatre Company)
A conversation with Auckland-based NZ composer and performer Claire Cowan
A conversation with Wellington-based actor Simon Leary.
A conversation with musician Mark de Clive-Lowe
A conversation with Wellington-based Dean Chandler about the self-titled debut album he recorded with a bunch of international guest stars in 2003.
A conversation with reporter, producer and investigative journalist Paula Penfold
A conversation with musician and singer/songwriter of The Front Lawns, Blam Blam Blam, The Mutton Birds and many solo albums and projects, Don …
A conversation with musician Nathan Haines. We discuss his whole life, various addictions and his diagnosis, surgery and recovery from cancer. A huge …
A conversation with actor Ginette McDonald
A conversation with Wellington-based DJ, gig promoter and the Marketing Manager of Orchestra Wellington, Marek Peszynski.
A conversation with Wellington-based stand-up comic Jerome Chandrahasen
A conversation with pianist Jan Preston.
A conversation with drummer, heavy metal fan, toy-collector, horror-movie obsessive and occasional tour promoter Steve Francis, from the band …
A conversation with classical violinst and original Split Ends/Enz member, Miles Golding
A conversation with Wellington-based author, Carl Shuker.
A conversation with actor from stage and screen Sophie Hambleton
A conversation with lead singer of Beastwars, Matt Hyde.
A conversation with comedian and podcaster Tim Batt.
A conversation with Split Enz keyboardist and musical arranger Eddie Rayner
A conversation with poet Sugar Magnolia Wilson.
A conversation with American session drummer Gregg Bissonette. We talk through his time playing with Maynard Ferguson, David Lee Roth and Ringo Starr. We talk about his lengthy career doing everything from TV adds to …
An in-depth conversation with Shihad frontman and musician (The Adults, solo) Jon Toogood.
A conversation with Hawke's Bay-based art collector, curator, critic and former teacher Roy Dunningham. Roy counts among his top students three …
A conversation with head of programming at the NZ Festival and Wellington Jazz Festival, Marnie Karmelita. We talk about her background in arts-admin and then preview the June 2019 Wellington Jazz Festival events.
A chat with Rob Mayes, sound engineer, musician, archivist and music fan.
A conversation with musician Graeme Jefferies (The CakeKitchen, This Kind of Punishment, Nocturnal Projections) about his touring and recording life and the writing of his recent memoir, "Time Flowing Backwards"
A conversation with Wellington actor Heather O'Carroll
A chat with RNZ "Music 101" host and former student radio DJ Yadana Saw
A conversation with Paul Crowther, former Split Enz drummer and maker of the "Hot Cake" guitar pedal.
A conversation with Auckland- based music journalist and writer Graham Reid.
A conversation with performance-poet, writer and former sex-worker Hadassah Grace
A phone interview with the great singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo ahead of his first-ever NZ tour.
A conversation with drummer, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caroline Easther. We talk through her life as a solo artist and is drummer …
A chat with Wellington-based, internationally-published journalist and author David Cohen.
A conversation with multi-disciplinary artist Mike Weston (Weston Frizzell)
A conversation with former Tall Black basketballer and TV host Brendon Pongia.
A conversation with writer and filmmaker Peter Wells about the creation of his book Hello Darkness as he battles terminal cancer.
A big chat with Auckland-based retailer, reviewer and interviewer Kiran Dass.
A conversation with Martin Phillipps, singer, songwriter and bandleader behind the iconic Kiwi band, The Chills.
A conversation with classical conductor and musician Marc Taddei (Orchestra Wellington/Vallejo Symphony).
A conversation with drummer/percussionist Delia Shanly. She's also heavily involved in arts-admin, from film and gallery events to city council shows …
A live recording of a panel discussion featuring me and Nick Bollinger and chaired by Jamie Macphail. This took place in Napier at the Cabana as part …
A phone conversation (recorded in 2015) with legendary singer/songwriter Joan Baez.
A conversation with Tom Scott of Avantdale Bowling Club - also one of the musical minds behind Home Brew, @-Peace and The Average Rap Band.
A conversation with Harry Lyon about his debut solo album, "To The Sea", and about his time in one of New Zealand's greatest bands, Hello Sailor.
A wide-ranging conversation with Hawke's Bay-based artist Freeman White
A conversation about music, mental health, depression, suicide, survival and other things, over coffee and tea, outside at a cafe in Wellington with musician Reb Fountain.
A big chat with performance artist, musician and opinionated arts-consumer Chris Wilson of Gold Medal Famous
A chat with Auckland and Wellington-based actor and musician Bronwyn Turei
A conversation with musician, promoter, author and event organiser Gerry Paul
An in-depth conversation with singer and DJ Sandy Mill.
A walk through the programme of Wellington's LitCrawl 2018 with Claire and Andrew the co-directors of the annual literary event.
An in-depth conversation with theatre stalwart - actor and director - Ross Jolly
An in-depth conversation with poet and publisher Mary McCallum
An in-depth conversation with broadcaster, critic and comedian Jesse Mulligan
A catch-up with Rhian Sheehan (guest from podcast ep # 2) to discuss his new album (A Quiet Divide) and tour and recent soundtrack projects
An in-depth conversation with musician Dianne Swann
An in-depth conversation with DJ, promoter, publicist and music-writer Martyn Pepperell
An in-depth conversation with photographer Peter Black
an in-depth conversation (my third) with writer, author, blogger Emily Writes. In particular we talk about social media, online bullying and mental …
An in-depth conversation with poet and educator Bill Manhire
An in-depth conversation with American singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega
An in-depth conversation with musician and music-writer Chris Familton
An in-depth conversation with musician, guitar-maker, politician and activist Ray Mercer
An in-depth conversation with poet Helen Heath
An in-depth conversation with poet and musician Russell Self
An in-depth conversation with writer and musician Bill Direen
An in-depth conversation with writer Pip Adam
An in-depth conversation with singer/songwriter and Warratahs frontman Barry Saunders
An in-depth conversation with author and former road-manager to The Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead Sam Cutler
an in-depth conversation with broadcaster and journalist Sarah Bradley
An in-depth conversation with poet Chris Tse
An in-depth conversation with singer/songwriter Emily Fairlight
An in-depth conversation with producer/editor Mark Cubey
An in-depth conversation with musician and visual artist Fane Flaws
An in-depth conversation with musician and venue owner Roy Brown
An in-depth conversation with actor and activist Lisa Harrow
An in-depth conversation with the very first podcast guest - Darren Watson talks through his new album 'Too Many Millionaires'
An in-depth conversation with sound engineer Gil Eva Craig
A chat with Jeremy Taylor from Slow Boat Records about Record Store Day 2018
An in-depth conversation with American musician Elvis Perkins
An in-depth conversation with record collector and podcaster James Buttery
An in-depth conversation with musician and owner of Slow Boat Records Dennis O'Brien
An in-depth conversation with poet, singer/songwriter and Mockers frontman Andrew Fagan
An in-depth conversation with singer/songwriter Ebony Lamb (of Eb & Sparrow)
An in-depth conversation with writer, critic and mermaid expert Megan Dunn
An in-depth conversation with journalist, poet and broadcaster Richard Langston
An in-depth conversation with artist Marie Le Lievre
An in-depth conversation with drummer Ant Donaldson
For the 100th ep of Sweetman Podcast it's a highlight reel - a few favourite interview snippets
An in-depth conversation with Australian composer and multi-instrumentalist Adam Page
An in-depth conversation with wine critic, taster and judge Yvonne Lorkin
Another in-depth conversation with musician Jules Desmond
I talk about some of the songs I grew up with - talking to Andrew Johnstone from Rip It Up Radio
An in-depth conversation with actor Gavin Rutherford
an in-depth conversation with musician Adam McGrath
An in-depth conversation with musician Vorn Colgan
An in-depth conversation with venue owner, promoter and "Godfather of the NZ Comedy Scene" Scott Blanks
An in-depth conversation with outgoing Artistic Director of the Wellington Arts Festival Shelagh Magadza
An in-depth conversation with musician and collector Jules Desmond
An in-depth conversation with author and publicist Kirsten McDougall
An in-depth conversation with musician and broadcaster Anika Moa
An in-depth conversation with musician Luke Buda
An in-depth conversation with Claire and Andrew (aka Pirate and Queen) the creators and directors of the LitCrawl literary festival
An in-depth conversation with craft beer brewer (of Yeastie Boys fame) Stu McKinlay
An in-depth conversation with the "Godfather of Kiwi Blues" Midge Marsden
An in-depth conversation with writer, director and producer across film and theatre Stuart McKenzie
An in-depth conversation with drummer, producer and session musician Wayne Bell
An in-depth conversation with the CEO of Changing Minds Taimi Allan
A track-by-track walk through the Spines' album 'Epidural' with band members Hannah Fraser and Jon McLeary
An in-depth conversation with musician Jonathan Crayford
An in-depth conversation with legendary musician Roy Phillips (of The Peddlers)
An in-depth conversation with documentary subject and former HLAH band manager Tamzin Beazley
An in-depth conversation with filmmaker Gaylene Preston
An in-depth conversation with broadcaster, journalist, DJ and podcast host of the show 'BANG!', Melody Thomas
An in-depth conversation with model, actor, photographer - and former fiancee of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Janna Leblanc
An in-depth conversation with author, critic and former MP Holly Walker
An in-depth conversation with critic, educator, composer and musician Norman Meehan
An in-depth conversation with musician, bandleader and concert promoter Rodger Fox
An in-depth conversation with author, blogger, critic, musician and retailer Jeremy Taylor
An in-depth conversation with writer, producer and documentarian Colin Hogg
An in-depth conversation with poet, historian, academic and Bob Dylan fanatic Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
An in-depth conversation with writer, actor, director Danny Mulheron
An in-depth conversation with Wellington-based NZ Arts Festival Director Shelagh Magadza
An in-depth conversation with journalist and broadcaster Patrick ("Paddy") Gower
An in-depth conversation with Wellington-based record collector and DJ Simon Bendall (aka DJ Bill-E)
An in-depth conversation with poet Sarah Jane Barnett
An in-depth conversation with founding member of Split Enz, Swingers and Schnell-Fenster, artist, composer and musician Phil Judd
An in-depth conversation with actor, director and acting-coach Miranda Harcourt
An in-depth conversation with musician, actor, dancer, writer and podcaster Nik Jarvie
An in-depth conversation with actor, director and producer Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
An in-depth conversation with drummer, DJ, producer and beat-maker Myele Manzanza
An in-depth conversation with musician and music-publisher Paul McLaney
An in-depth conversation with drummer, DJ, beat-maker, producer, band-leader and sideman Riki Gooch
An in-depth conversation with filmmaker, DJ and movie critic Graeme Tuckett
An in-depth conversation with musician Anthonie Tonnon
A second in-depth conversation with writer, blogger and author Emily Writes
An in-depth conversation with musician and composer David Long
An in-depth conversation with musician Sharon O'Neill
An in-depth conversation with blogger, journalist and author James Robinson
An in-depth conversation with singer Debbie Harwood
An in-depth conversation with composer and arranger Victoria Kelly
An in-depth conversation with playwright and filmmaker Dean Hewison
An in-depth conversation with BLINK - aka Ian Jorgensen, tour manager, promoter, author, DJ, musician and photographer
An in-depth discussion with musician, author, broadcaster, record label owner, producer and noted music journalist Nick Bollinger
An in-depth conversation with singer/songwriter Nadia Reid
An in-depth conversation with producer, composer, singer/songwriter Sean James Donnelly (aka SJD)
An in-depth conversation with actor, musician and director Aidee Walker
An in-depth conversation with critic, writer, director, producer, documentarian, filmmaker Costa Botes
A wee cafe-conversation with musician and author Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens
An in-depth conversation with musician Charlotte Yates
An in-depth conversation with Sydney-based jazz musician, composer and living legend Mike Nock
An in-depth conversation with musician Delaney Davidson
An in-depth conversation with actor, painter, writer and musician Jon McLeary (of the Spines)
An in-depth conversation with musician and music-publisher Jan Hellriegel
An in-depth conversation with writer, comedian, actor and raconteur Jonny Potts
An in-depth conversation with author, activist and campaigner Matt Vickers
An in-depth conversation with Napier-based guitarist Jeff Boyle of the internationally successful post-rock instrumental trio Jakob
An in-depth conversation with wine industry stalwart Fraser Agnew
An in-depth conversation with musician Lisa Crawley
An in-depth conversation with Flying Nun founder and author Roger Shepherd
An in-depth conversation with musician and guitar-pedal designer Ben Fulton (Red Witch Pedals)
An in-depth conversation with music therapist Pip Algie
An in-depth conversation with NZ-born, UK-based musician Jesse Sheehan
An in-depth conversation with writer, publisher, business man and former music venue owner and band-manager Jim Wilson
An in-depth conversation with Canadian-born, NZ-based musician Tami Neilson
An in-depth chat with singer/songwriter Julia Deans
An in-depth conversation with American blues guitarist Chris Cain
An in-depth chat with musician Leila Adu
An in-depth conversation with parenting blogger Emily Writes
An in-depth conversation with Paul (guitar) and Ian (drums) members of the post-rock/ambient-metal instrumental duo Into Orbit
An in-depth chat with singer/songwriter Mel Parsons
An in-depth chat with Australian music journalist, broadcaster, publicist, DJ and author Stuart Coupe
An in-depth chat with singer and DJ Lisa Tomlins
An in-depth chat with Wellington film composer Rhian Sheehan
An in-depth chat with Wellington blues musician Darren Watson
A conversation with film composer and musician Rhian Sheehan about his new album "The Quiet Divide" and his NZ tour as well as recent film, theme park and video-game soundtrack works.
An in-depth chat with comedian, writer, critic, TV & radio host Jesse Mulligan.
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