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Sweetman Podcast

Sweetman Podcast

By Simon Sweetman
In-depth conversations with writers, artists, actors, musicians - I talk to creative people about what they do, why they do it and how they manage their work, hobbies and life.
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ep # 267 - Sam Duckor-Jones
A conversation with Wellington-based poet and sculptor Sam Duckor-Jones
01:26:54
July 21, 2021
ep # 266 -Jeff Kingsford-Brown
A conversation with Otaki-based theatre actor Jeff Kingsford-Brown
01:41:29
July 21, 2021
ep # 265 - Ben Elton
A short phoner with the comedy legend, author and raconteur. 
19:58
July 8, 2021
ep # 264 - Jo Marsh aka JoJo Bellini
A conversation with actor, singer, comedian, MC, burlesque performer and producer Jo Marsh - aka JoJo Bellini
02:10:53
July 1, 2021
ep # 263 - Rikki Morris
A wide-ranging phone conversation with NZ Music Legend, Rikki Morris.
02:04:05
June 23, 2021
ep # 262 - Ben Tolich (Mali Mali)
A conversation with the musician Mali Mali (b. Ben Tolich)
01:37:51
June 17, 2021
ep # 261 - Father Christopher Orczy
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. 
01:52:07
June 9, 2021
ep # 260 - Kate Spencer (CreatifKate)
A conversation with poet, producer, performer, photographer Kate Spencer (aka CreatifKate)
01:29:17
June 2, 2021
ep # 259 - Jonny Potts Says Happy 80th Birthday Bob Dylan
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!
02:00:31
May 24, 2021
ep # 258 - Caitlin Smith
A conversation with musician and poet Caitlin Smith. 
02:13:19
May 19, 2021
ep # 257 - Florian Habicht
A conversation with Kiwi filmmaker Florian Habicht, in support of his brand new film James & Isey. 
58:11
May 14, 2021
ep # 256 - Mark Rogers
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).
01:42:02
May 5, 2021
ep # 255 - Matthew Pender on Prince
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 marking the five years since his passing. 
01:47:43
April 29, 2021
ep # 254 - Steve Braunias
A conversation with the writer and journalist Steve Braunias
01:28:32
April 22, 2021
ep # 253 - Margot Pierard
A conversation with Hawke's Bay-based jazz singer Margot Pierard.
01:14:54
April 14, 2021
ep # 252 - Mike McKeon (aka Dr Blue)
A conversation with UK-born and now NZ-based musician and poet Mike Blue - aka Dr. Blue.
01:19:27
April 7, 2021
ep # 251 - Mere Boynton
A conversation with actor, singer, writer and arts administrator Mere Boynton.
01:13:13
March 24, 2021
ep # 250 - Greg Smith
A conversation with Auckland-based actor, artist, DJ and raconteur Greg Smith
01:38:33
March 17, 2021
ep # 249 - Gavin Hewitson (Gavin Learns)
A conversation with comedian and podcaster Gavin Hewitson (host of Gavin Learns).
01:32:04
March 10, 2021
ep # 248 - Nadia Freeman (Miss Leading)
A conversation with Wellington-based musician and performance poet/spoken-word artist Nadia Freeman (aka Miss Leading). 
01:00:22
March 3, 2021
ep # 247 - Talia Marshall
A conversation with Dunedin-based poet and essayist Talia Marshall
01:33:20
February 24, 2021
ep # 246 - Jeremiah Ross (Module)
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 derailed his life for a time. There is a redemptive arc to this story - music. 
01:35:45
February 18, 2021
ep # 245 - John Wareham
A conversation with novelist, poet, psychologist, businessman, lecturer, educator and so much more - John Wareham
02:20:20
February 10, 2021
ep # 244 - Maggie Tweedie
A conversation with broadcaster and freelance writer, Maggie Tweedie. Maggie is the host of Wellington's Radio Active breakfast show. 
01:40:20
February 3, 2021
ep # 243 - Murray Cammick
A conversation with Auckland-based photographer, journalist, DJ and former record label owner and music industry stalwart, Murray Cammick.
01:48:20
December 17, 2020
ep # 242 - Jules Van Costello
A conversation with author, promoter, distributor, wine-maker and 'drinks professional', Jules Van Costello.
01:13:08
December 9, 2020
ep # 241 - John Newton
A conversation with poet and academic John Newton.
01:36:56
December 2, 2020
ep # 77 - Steve Garden (Rattle Records)
An in-depth conversation with musician, producer and label-owner (Rattle) Steve Garden
01:42:58
November 26, 2020
ep # 49 - Paul Ubana Jones
An in-depth conversation with musician Paul Ubana Jones
01:30:25
November 26, 2020
ep # 240 - Lucy Roche
A conversation with Wellington-based comedian and sex-worker, Lucy Roche
01:06:37
November 26, 2020
ep # 239 - Andrew Armitage (Aro Video)
A conversation with Andrew Armitage, owner of one of the last video stores standing in New Zealand (Aro Video)
02:43:32
November 18, 2020
ep # 238 - Alec Bathgate
A conversation with musician Alec Bathgate (Tall Dwarfs, The Enemy, Toy Love)
01:33:29
November 12, 2020
ep # 237 - Jackson Nieuwland
A conversation with Wellington writer, librarian and bookstore owner Jackson Nieuwland.
01:50:07
November 4, 2020
ep # 236 - Claire Mabey (Verb Festival)
a chat with director of the Verb Festival, event organiser, writer, reader, book reviewer Claire Mabey
01:34:39
October 29, 2020
ep # 235 - Peter Rowley
A conversation with Kiwi comic legend and actor Peter Rowley
01:34:30
October 21, 2020
ep # 234 - A Tribute To Eddie Van Halen (w/ Ben Fulton)
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 Eddie and the band and paying tribute to his life, music and sound. 
59:56
October 16, 2020
ep # 233 - The Death of Music Journalism
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 the making of the book. 
52:45
October 7, 2020
ep # 232 - Darren Watson's Getting Sober
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. 
01:30:49
September 30, 2020
ep # 231 - Geoff Stahl
A conversation with Wellington-based DJ and media studies lecturer Geoff Stahl
02:03:10
September 23, 2020
ep # 230 - Anna Dean
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 online development and the digital cultures driving how we live and message.
02:07:53
September 16, 2020
ep # 229 - Rachel Doré Interviewing Me About Blogging
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.
49:45
September 10, 2020
ep # 228 - Ben Mulchin (Valhalla)
A conversation with bar/venue owner/operator (Valhalla) and tour promoter (Valhalla Touring) Ben Mulchin
01:23:13
September 3, 2020
ep # 227 - Charlotte Graham-McLay
A conversation with Wellington-based Guardian and New York Times correspondant, Charlotte Graham-McLay
02:11:47
August 27, 2020
ep # 226 - Eamonn Marra
A conversation with Wellington-based novelist, writer and comedian Eamonn Marra
02:17:39
August 20, 2020
ep # 225 - Ben Brown
A conversation with Lyttelton-based writer and performance-poet Ben Brown
01:27:32
August 13, 2020
ep # 224 - Rachel McAlpine
A conversation with Wellington writer and poet, Rachel McAlpine including readings from her most recent volume, How To Be Old.
01:17:27
August 6, 2020
ep # 223 - Lance Philip
A conversation about all things drums and drumming with Wellington-based musician and teacher Lance Philip.
01:52:01
July 29, 2020
ep # 222 - Wayne Kramer
A brief phoner - not without some technical difficulties/limitations - with legendary MC5 guitarist, Wayne Kramer.
18:19
July 25, 2020
ep # 221 - Dryw McArthur
A conversation with Wellington-based voiceover talent and actor, Dryw McArthur. 
01:20:49
July 15, 2020
ep # 220 - Ruby Solly
A conversation with Kai Tahu musician and poet Ruby Solly.
01:57:07
July 8, 2020
ep # 219 - Colin Morris
A conversation with Wellington-based record collector, journalist and retailer Colin Morris. 
02:12:58
July 1, 2020
ep # 218 - Paul McLaney on the return of Gramsci
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 motivations behind it.
01:19:35
June 24, 2020
ep # 217 - Freya Daly Sadgrove
A conversation with Wellington poet, writer and theatre-maker Freya Daly Sadgrove
01:48:01
June 18, 2020
ep # 216 - David Cormack
A conversation with Wellington-based PR/Comms specialist, political pundit, freelance columnist and former comedian, David Cormack. 
02:05:30
June 11, 2020
ep # 215 - Karen O'Leary
A conversation with Wellington-based early childhood educator and late-career actor [Officer] Karen O'Leary
01:11:36
June 5, 2020
ep # 214 - Nick Lowe
A phone interview with the legendary singer/songwriter Nick Lowe 
26:40
May 28, 2020
ep # 213 - Mike White
A conversation with journalist Mike White
01:34:56
March 25, 2020
ep # 212 - Sameena Zehra
A conversation with actor, comedian,artist, writer, director, singer, songwriter and storyteller Sameena Zehra
01:31:42
March 18, 2020
ep # 211 - George D. Henderson
A conversation with singer/songwriter George Henderson of The Puddle, The And Band and The New Existentialists.
01:20:13
March 11, 2020
ep # 210 - Jordan Luck
A conversation with legendary singer/songwriter - of The Exponents and now Jordan Luck Band fame, Jordan Luck
01:06:38
March 4, 2020
ep # 209 - Lucien Johnson
A conversation with Wellington-based composer and musician Lucien Johnson
01:46:46
February 26, 2020
ep # 208 - Charlie Wallace (Guitar Mastery Method)
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.
01:32:28
February 20, 2020
ep # 207 - Meg Williams
A conversation with Meg Williams, Executive Director of Tawhiri - The NZ Festival, Jazz Festival et al.
01:41:20
February 15, 2020
ep # 206 - Kev Fitzsimons (Anxiety Club)
A conversation with Wellington-based singer/songwriter and frontman of the band Anxiety Club, Kev Fitzsimons.
01:43:30
February 7, 2020
ep # 205 - Steve Gunn
A conversation with American guitarist and singer/songwriter Steve Gunn
01:26:56
January 29, 2020
ep # 204 - Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)
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. 
23:23
January 22, 2020
ep # 203 - Dave Armstrong
A conversation with Wellington-based writer, playwright, columnist Dave Armstrong
02:23:12
January 16, 2020
ep # 202 - Matthew Bannister
A conversation with the musician and writer Matthew Bannister of Sneaky Feelings/One Man Bannister and more.
01:14:07
January 8, 2020
ep # 201 - Mary Macpherson
A conversation with Wellington-based poet and photographer Mary Macpherson
01:18:11
January 2, 2020
ep # 200 - David Kilgour / Hamish Kilgour
Two separate conversations with the Kilgour Brothers (David and Hamish) of The Clean and their respective solo careers.
01:23:44
December 26, 2019
ep # 199 - Dominic Hoey
An in-depth conversation with poet, publisher, performer, novelist and former rapper Dominic "Tourettes" Hoey
01:25:22
December 18, 2019
ep # 29 - Sylvie Simmons
An in-depth conversation with British-born, US-based music journalist, author and musician Sylvie Simmons
01:56:36
December 11, 2019
ep # 198 - Fifi Colston
A conversation with Wellington-based "Freelance Creative" Fifi Colston 
02:18:15
December 11, 2019
ep # 197 - Marnie Karmelita Previews The 2020 NZ Festival
A conversation with the creative director of Tawhiri.. Marnie Karmelita and I talk through the 2020 NZ Festival. 
01:18:28
December 4, 2019
ep # 196 - Victor Rodger
A conversation with playwright Victor Rodger
45:29
November 29, 2019
ep # 195 - Linda Burgess
A conversation with Wellington-based author and journalist Linda Burgess
01:42:01
November 26, 2019
ep # 194 - Fergus Barrowman
A  conversation with the publisher of Victoria University Press, Fergus Barrowman. 
01:34:23
November 20, 2019
ep # 193 - Sean Plunket
A conversation with broadcaster and journalist Sean Plunket
01:47:26
November 13, 2019
ep # 192 - Joan As Police Woman
A conversation with American musician Joan Wasser - aka Joan As Police Woman.
54:22
November 7, 2019
ep # 191 - Barnaby Weir
A conversation with musician Barnaby Weir of The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties and Flash Harry.
01:42:50
October 31, 2019
ep # 190 - Cassandra Tse
A conversation with Wellington-based theatre actor, writer, director and producer Cassandra Tse (Red Scare Theatre Company) 
01:28:51
October 25, 2019
ep # 189 - Claire Cowan
A conversation with Auckland-based NZ composer and performer Claire Cowan
01:03:18
October 17, 2019
ep # 188 - Simon Leary
A conversation with Wellington-based actor Simon Leary.
01:38:16
October 9, 2019
ep # 187 - Mark de Clive-Lowe
A conversation with musician Mark de Clive-Lowe
02:06:03
October 3, 2019
ep # 186 - Dean Chandler
A conversation with Wellington-based Dean Chandler about the self-titled debut album he recorded with a bunch of international guest stars in 2003. 
01:05:34
September 26, 2019
ep #185 - Paula Penfold
A conversation with reporter, producer and investigative journalist Paula Penfold
01:38:07
September 20, 2019
ep # 184 - Don McGlashan
A conversation with musician and singer/songwriter of The Front Lawns, Blam Blam Blam, The Mutton Birds and many solo albums and projects, Don McGlashan. 
45:31
September 12, 2019
ep # 183 - Nathan Haines
A conversation with musician Nathan Haines. We discuss his whole life, various addictions and his diagnosis, surgery and recovery from cancer. A huge talk. 
02:20:20
September 5, 2019
ep # 182 - Ginette McDonald
A conversation with actor Ginette McDonald
52:05
August 29, 2019
ep # 181 - Marek Peszynski
A conversation with Wellington-based DJ, gig promoter and the Marketing Manager of Orchestra Wellington,  Marek Peszynski.
01:48:23
August 21, 2019
ep # 180 - Jerome Chandrahasen
A conversation with Wellington-based stand-up comic Jerome Chandrahasen 
01:35:51
August 15, 2019
ep # 179 - Jan Preston
A conversation with pianist Jan Preston. 
01:09:31
August 7, 2019
ep # 178 - Steve Francis
A conversation with drummer, heavy metal fan, toy-collector, horror-movie obsessive and occasional tour promoter Steve Francis, from the band Bulletbelt.
01:12:41
August 1, 2019
ep # 177 - Miles Golding
A conversation with classical violinst and original Split Ends/Enz member, Miles Golding 
01:59:58
July 25, 2019
ep # 176 - Carl Shuker
A conversation with Wellington-based author, Carl Shuker.
02:56:48
July 19, 2019
ep # 175 - Sophie Hambleton
A conversation with actor from stage and screen Sophie Hambleton 
01:30:17
July 4, 2019
ep # 174 - Matt Hyde (Beastwars)
A conversation with lead singer of Beastwars, Matt Hyde. 
01:15:47
June 27, 2019
ep # 173 - Tim Batt
A conversation with comedian and podcaster Tim Batt. 
01:06:00
June 20, 2019
ep # 172 - Eddie Rayner
A conversation with Split Enz keyboardist and musical arranger Eddie Rayner
02:15:45
June 12, 2019
ep # 171 - Sugar Magnolia Wilson
A conversation with poet Sugar Magnolia Wilson. 
02:15:46
June 6, 2019
ep # 170 - Gregg Bissonette
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 playing Beatles songs to thousands, subbing for Toto, recording with Joe Satriani and touring New Zealand with Rodger Fox. 
41:03
May 29, 2019
ep # 169 -Jon Toogood
An in-depth conversation with Shihad frontman and musician (The Adults, solo) Jon Toogood.
02:37:55
May 22, 2019
ep # 168 - Roy Dunningham
A conversation with Hawke's Bay-based art collector, curator, critic and former teacher Roy Dunningham. Roy counts among his top students three former podcast guests of mine, Phil Judd, Freeman White and Matthew Couper.
49:53
May 15, 2019
ep # 167 - Marnie Karmelita
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.
01:15:14
May 8, 2019
ep # 166 - Rob Mayes (Failsafe Records)
A chat with Rob Mayes, sound engineer, musician, archivist and music fan. 
01:39:23
May 2, 2019
ep # 165 - Graeme Jefferies (The CakeKitchen)
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"
01:58:27
April 25, 2019
ep # 164 - Heather O'Carroll
A conversation with Wellington actor Heather O'Carroll 
01:11:27
April 18, 2019
ep # 163 - Yadana Saw
A chat with RNZ "Music 101" host and former student radio DJ Yadana Saw
02:16:54
April 11, 2019
ep # 162 - Paul Crowther
A conversation with Paul Crowther, former Split Enz drummer and maker of the "Hot Cake" guitar pedal. 
01:12:56
April 3, 2019
ep # 161 - Graham Reid
A conversation with Auckland- based music journalist and writer Graham Reid. 
01:15:53
March 28, 2019
ep # 160 - Hadassah Grace
A conversation with performance-poet, writer and former sex-worker Hadassah Grace
02:30:57
March 21, 2019
ep # 159 - Alejandro Escovedo
A phone interview with the great singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo ahead of his first-ever NZ tour.
32:14
March 14, 2019
ep # 158 - Caroline Easther
A conversation with drummer, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caroline Easther. We talk through her life as a solo artist and is drummer for many great NZ bands over the last 35 years. 
01:05:01
March 7, 2019
ep # 157 - David Cohen
A chat with Wellington-based, internationally-published journalist and author David Cohen. 
01:42:18
February 28, 2019
ep # 156 - Mike Weston
A conversation with multi-disciplinary artist Mike Weston (Weston Frizzell)
01:57:35
February 21, 2019
ep # 155 - Brendon Pongia
A conversation with former Tall Black basketballer and TV host Brendon Pongia. 
01:30:56
February 14, 2019
ep # 154 - Peter Wells
A conversation with writer and filmmaker Peter Wells about the creation of his book Hello Darkness as he battles terminal cancer. 
35:36
February 4, 2019
ep # 153 - Kiran Dass
A big chat with Auckland-based retailer, reviewer and interviewer Kiran Dass. 
01:20:02
January 31, 2019
ep # 152 - Martin Phillipps (The Chills)
A conversation with Martin Phillipps, singer, songwriter and bandleader behind the iconic Kiwi band, The Chills. 
01:36:14
January 24, 2019
ep # 151 - Marc Taddei
A conversation with classical conductor and musician Marc Taddei (Orchestra Wellington/Vallejo Symphony).
01:32:22
January 17, 2019
ep # 150 - Delia Shanly
A conversation with drummer/percussionist Delia Shanly. She's also heavily involved in arts-admin, from film and gallery events to city council shows and public events. 
01:18:15
January 10, 2019
ep # 149 - Simon and Nick Bollinger at the Hawke's Bay Arts Festival
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 of the Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival in October of 2018.
01:09:21
January 4, 2019
ep # 148 - Joan Baez
A phone conversation (recorded in 2015) with legendary singer/songwriter Joan Baez.
31:07
December 28, 2018
ep # 147 - Tom Scott (Avantdale Bowling Club)
A conversation with Tom Scott of Avantdale Bowling Club - also one of the musical minds behind Home Brew, @-Peace and The Average Rap Band.
01:15:54
December 21, 2018
ep # 146 - Harry Lyon
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.
56:47
December 14, 2018
ep # 145 - Freeman White
A wide-ranging conversation with Hawke's Bay-based artist Freeman White
02:11:54
December 6, 2018
ep # 144 - Reb Fountain
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.
01:09:01
November 29, 2018
ep # 143 - Chris Wilson
A big chat with performance artist, musician and opinionated arts-consumer Chris Wilson of Gold Medal Famous
01:51:37
November 23, 2018
ep # 142 - Bronwyn Turei
A chat with Auckland and Wellington-based actor and musician Bronwyn Turei
01:33:05
November 16, 2018
ep # 141 - Gerry Paul
A conversation with musician, promoter, author and event organiser Gerry Paul
01:20:36
November 9, 2018
ep # 140 - Sandy Mill
An in-depth conversation with singer and DJ Sandy Mill.
01:21:15
November 2, 2018
ep # 139 - Claire and Andrew talk LitCrawl 2018
A walk through the programme of Wellington's LitCrawl 2018 with Claire and Andrew the co-directors of the annual literary event.
01:12:04
October 26, 2018
ep # 138 - Ross Jolly
An in-depth conversation with theatre stalwart - actor and director - Ross Jolly
01:21:18
October 18, 2018
ep # 137 - Mary McCallum
An in-depth conversation with poet and publisher Mary McCallum
02:04:41
October 15, 2018
ep # 136 - Jesse Mulligan
An in-depth conversation with broadcaster, critic and comedian Jesse Mulligan
01:08:06
October 15, 2018
ep # 135 - Rhian Sheehan Divides The Quiet
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
48:50
October 15, 2018
ep # 134 - Dianne Swann
An in-depth conversation with musician Dianne Swann
01:13:43
October 15, 2018
ep # 133 - Martyn Pepperell
An in-depth conversation with DJ, promoter, publicist and music-writer Martyn Pepperell
01:25:21
October 14, 2018
ep # 132 - Peter Black
An in-depth conversation with photographer Peter Black
01:39:35
October 14, 2018
ep # 131 - Emily Writes - About Her Life!
an in-depth conversation (my third) with writer, author, blogger Emily Writes. In particular we talk about social media, online bullying and mental health.
01:26:28
October 14, 2018
ep # 130 - Bill Manhire
An in-depth conversation with poet and educator Bill Manhire
01:58:49
October 14, 2018
ep # 129 - Suzanne Vega
An in-depth conversation with American singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega
46:26
October 14, 2018
ep # 128 - Chris Familton
An in-depth conversation with musician and music-writer Chris Familton
01:22:19
October 14, 2018
ep # 127 - Ray Mercer
An in-depth conversation with musician, guitar-maker, politician and activist Ray Mercer
01:25:51
October 14, 2018
ep # 126 - Helen Heath
An in-depth conversation with poet Helen Heath
01:24:33
October 14, 2018
ep # 125 - Russell Self
An in-depth conversation with poet and musician Russell Self
01:12:31
October 14, 2018
ep # 124 - Bill Direen
An in-depth conversation with writer and musician Bill Direen
01:25:50
October 14, 2018
ep # 122 - Pip Adam
An in-depth conversation with writer Pip Adam
01:33:58
October 14, 2018
ep # 121 - Barry Sauders
An in-depth conversation with singer/songwriter and Warratahs frontman Barry Saunders
01:08:26
October 14, 2018
ep # 120 - Sam Cutler
An in-depth conversation with author and former road-manager to The Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead Sam Cutler
01:28:59
October 14, 2018
ep # 119 - Sarah Bradley
an in-depth conversation with broadcaster and journalist Sarah Bradley
01:01:10
October 14, 2018
ep # 118 - Chris Tse
An in-depth conversation with poet Chris Tse
02:25:20
October 14, 2018
ep # 117 - Emily Fairlight
An in-depth conversation with singer/songwriter Emily Fairlight
01:04:31
October 14, 2018
ep # 116 - Mark Cubey
An in-depth conversation with producer/editor Mark Cubey
02:02:43
October 14, 2018
ep # 115 - Fane Flaws
An in-depth conversation with musician and visual artist Fane Flaws
01:46:15
October 14, 2018
ep # 114 - Roy Brown (The Cabana)
An in-depth conversation with musician and venue owner Roy Brown
01:01:21
October 14, 2018
ep # 113 - Lisa Harrow
An in-depth conversation with actor and activist Lisa Harrow
01:34:35
October 14, 2018
ep # 112 - Darren Watson on 'Too Many Millionaires'
An in-depth conversation with the very first podcast guest - Darren Watson talks through his new album 'Too Many Millionaires'
58:34
October 14, 2018
ep # 111 - Gil Eva Craig
An in-depth conversation with sound engineer Gil Eva Craig
01:17:52
October 14, 2018
ep # 110 - Jeremy Taylor of Slow Boat Records talking Record Store Day
A chat with Jeremy Taylor from Slow Boat Records about Record Store Day 2018
34:48
October 14, 2018
ep # 109 - Elvis Perkins
An in-depth conversation with American musician Elvis Perkins
01:01:44
October 14, 2018
ep # 108 - James Buttery
An in-depth conversation with record collector and podcaster James Buttery
01:35:12
October 14, 2018
ep # 107 - Dennis O'Brien
An in-depth conversation with musician and owner of Slow Boat Records Dennis O'Brien
01:15:18
October 14, 2018
ep # 106 - Andrew Fagan
An in-depth conversation with poet, singer/songwriter and Mockers frontman Andrew Fagan
01:08:11
October 14, 2018
ep # 105 - Ebony Lamb (Eb & Sparrow)
An in-depth conversation with singer/songwriter Ebony Lamb (of Eb & Sparrow)
02:13:29
October 14, 2018
ep # 104 - Megan Dunn
An in-depth conversation with writer, critic and mermaid expert Megan Dunn
01:27:29
October 13, 2018
ep # 103 - Richard Langston
An in-depth conversation with journalist, poet and broadcaster Richard Langston
02:24:11
October 13, 2018
ep # 102 - Marie Le Lievre
An in-depth conversation with artist Marie Le Lievre
55:32
October 13, 2018
ep # 101 - Ant Donaldson
An in-depth conversation with drummer Ant Donaldson
02:10:16
October 13, 2018
ep # 100 - The 100th Episode
For the 100th ep of Sweetman Podcast it's a highlight reel - a few favourite interview snippets
01:33:26
October 13, 2018
ep # 99 - Adam Page
An in-depth conversation with Australian composer and multi-instrumentalist Adam Page
01:05:20
October 13, 2018
ep # 98 - Yvonne Lorkin
An in-depth conversation with wine critic, taster and judge Yvonne Lorkin
01:32:31
October 13, 2018
ep # 97 - Jules Desmond (Take 2)
Another in-depth conversation with musician Jules Desmond
02:19:21
October 13, 2018
ep # 96 - Andrew Johnstone from Rip It Up Radio Talks To Me
I talk about some of the songs I grew up with - talking to Andrew Johnstone from Rip It Up Radio
01:26:30
October 13, 2018
ep # 95 - Gavin Rutherford
An in-depth conversation with actor Gavin Rutherford
01:29:58
October 13, 2018
ep # 94 - Adam McGrath (The Eastern)
an in-depth conversation with musician Adam McGrath
01:44:28
October 13, 2018
ep # 93 - Vorn Colgan
An in-depth conversation with musician Vorn Colgan
01:50:57
October 13, 2018
ep # 92 - Scott Blanks
An in-depth conversation with venue owner, promoter and "Godfather of the NZ Comedy Scene" Scott Blanks
02:06:24
October 13, 2018
ep # 91 - Shelagh Magadza (Again!)
An in-depth conversation with outgoing Artistic Director of the Wellington Arts Festival Shelagh Magadza
01:37:60
October 13, 2018
ep # 90 - Jules Desmond
An in-depth conversation with musician and collector Jules Desmond
02:02:08
October 12, 2018
ep # 89 - Kirsten McDougall
An in-depth conversation with author and publicist Kirsten McDougall
01:11:24
October 12, 2018
ep # 88 - Anika Moa
An in-depth conversation with musician and broadcaster Anika Moa
01:29:53
October 12, 2018
ep # 87 - Luke Buda
An in-depth conversation with musician Luke Buda
01:46:24
October 12, 2018
ep # 86 - Pirate & Queen (Claire Mabey & Andrew Laking)
An in-depth conversation with Claire and Andrew (aka Pirate and Queen) the creators and directors of the LitCrawl literary festival
01:16:50
October 12, 2018
ep # 85 - Stu McKinlay (Yeastie Boys)
An in-depth conversation with craft beer brewer (of Yeastie Boys fame) Stu McKinlay
01:40:05
October 12, 2018
ep # 84 - Midge Marsden
An in-depth conversation with the "Godfather of Kiwi Blues" Midge Marsden
01:43:05
October 12, 2018
ep # 83 - Stuart McKenzie
An in-depth conversation with writer, director and producer across film and theatre Stuart McKenzie
01:25:55
October 12, 2018
ep # 82 - Wayne Bell
An in-depth conversation with drummer, producer and session musician Wayne Bell
01:28:58
October 12, 2018
ep # 81 - Taimi Allan
An in-depth conversation with the CEO of Changing Minds Taimi Allan
01:51:45
October 12, 2018
ep # 80 - Hannah Fraser & Jon McLeary (Spines)
A track-by-track walk through the Spines' album 'Epidural' with band members Hannah Fraser and Jon McLeary
01:28:49
October 11, 2018
ep # 79 - Jonathan Crayford
An in-depth conversation with musician Jonathan Crayford
01:48:19
October 11, 2018
ep # 78 - Roy Phillips (The Peddlers)
An in-depth conversation with legendary musician Roy Phillips (of The Peddlers)
01:09:33
October 11, 2018
ep # 76 - Tamzin Beazley
An in-depth conversation with documentary subject and former HLAH band manager Tamzin Beazley
01:27:57
October 11, 2018
ep # 75 - Gaylene Preston
An in-depth conversation with filmmaker Gaylene Preston
01:24:34
October 11, 2018
ep # 74 - Melody Thomas
An in-depth conversation with broadcaster, journalist, DJ and podcast host of the show 'BANG!', Melody Thomas
01:03:29
October 11, 2018
ep # 73 Janna Leblanc
An in-depth conversation with model, actor, photographer - and former fiancee of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Janna Leblanc
01:31:41
October 11, 2018
ep # 72 - Holly Walker
An in-depth conversation with author, critic and former MP Holly Walker
01:22:25
October 11, 2018
ep # 71 - Norman Meehan
An in-depth conversation with critic, educator, composer and musician Norman Meehan
01:24:52
October 11, 2018
ep # 70 - Rodger Fox
An in-depth conversation with musician, bandleader and concert promoter Rodger Fox
01:20:33
October 11, 2018
ep # 69 - Jeremy Taylor
An in-depth conversation with author, blogger, critic, musician and retailer Jeremy Taylor
03:12:23
October 11, 2018
ep # 68 - Colin Hogg
An in-depth conversation with writer, producer and documentarian Colin Hogg
01:52:34
October 11, 2018
ep # 67 - Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
An in-depth conversation with poet, historian, academic and Bob Dylan fanatic Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
02:10:02
October 11, 2018
ep # 66 - Danny Mulheron
An in-depth conversation with writer, actor, director Danny Mulheron
01:53:04
October 11, 2018
ep # 65 - Shelagh Magadza (Jazz Festival)
An in-depth conversation with Wellington-based NZ Arts Festival Director Shelagh Magadza
49:44
October 11, 2018
ep # 64 - Paddy Gower
An in-depth conversation with journalist and broadcaster Patrick ("Paddy") Gower
02:14:12
October 11, 2018
ep # 63 - DJ Bill E
An in-depth conversation with Wellington-based record collector and DJ Simon Bendall (aka DJ Bill-E)
01:18:04
October 11, 2018
ep # 62 - Sarah Jane Barnett
An in-depth conversation with poet Sarah Jane Barnett
01:26:57
October 11, 2018
ep # 61 - Phil Judd
An in-depth conversation with founding member of Split Enz, Swingers and Schnell-Fenster, artist, composer and musician Phil Judd
01:13:10
October 11, 2018
ep # 60 - Miranda Harcourt
An in-depth conversation with actor, director and acting-coach Miranda Harcourt
01:24:56
October 10, 2018
ep # 59 - Nik Jarvie
An in-depth conversation with musician, actor, dancer, writer and podcaster Nik Jarvie
01:40:23
October 10, 2018
ep # 58: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
An in-depth conversation with actor, director and producer Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
01:35:46
October 9, 2018
ep # 57 - Myele Manzanza
An in-depth conversation with drummer, DJ, producer and beat-maker Myele Manzanza
01:23:37
October 9, 2018
ep # 56 - Paul McLaney
An in-depth conversation with musician and music-publisher Paul McLaney
01:35:02
October 9, 2018
ep # 55 - Riki Gooch
An in-depth conversation with drummer, DJ, beat-maker, producer, band-leader and sideman Riki Gooch
01:45:18
October 9, 2018
ep # 54 - Graeme Tuckett
An in-depth conversation with filmmaker, DJ and movie critic Graeme Tuckett
02:12:23
October 9, 2018
ep # 53: Anthonie Tonnon
An in-depth conversation with musician Anthonie Tonnon
01:13:21
October 9, 2018
ep # 52 - Emily Writes (Again!)
A second in-depth conversation with writer, blogger and author Emily Writes
02:07:11
October 9, 2018
ep # 51 - David Long
An in-depth conversation with musician and composer David Long
01:27:50
October 9, 2018
ep # 50 - Sharon O'Neill
An in-depth conversation with musician Sharon O'Neill
58:25
October 9, 2018
ep # 48 - James Robinson
An in-depth conversation with blogger, journalist and author James Robinson
02:41:05
October 9, 2018
ep # 47 - Debbie Harwood
An in-depth conversation with singer Debbie Harwood
01:27:45
October 9, 2018
Sweetman Podcast: ep # 46 - Victoria Kelly
An in-depth conversation with composer and arranger Victoria Kelly
01:32:49
October 8, 2018
ep # 45 - Dean Hewison
An in-depth conversation with playwright and filmmaker Dean Hewison
01:42:06
October 8, 2018
ep # 44 - Blink (Ian Jorgensen)
An in-depth conversation with BLINK - aka Ian Jorgensen, tour manager, promoter, author, DJ, musician and photographer
02:00:42
October 8, 2018
ep # 42 - Nick Bollinger
An in-depth discussion with musician, author, broadcaster, record label owner, producer and noted music journalist Nick Bollinger
01:50:38
October 8, 2018
ep # 41 - Nadia Reid
An in-depth conversation with singer/songwriter Nadia Reid
01:15:05
October 8, 2018
ep # 40 - SJD (Sean James Donnelly)
An in-depth conversation with producer, composer, singer/songwriter Sean James Donnelly (aka SJD)
01:24:03
October 8, 2018
ep # 39 - Aidee Walker
An in-depth conversation with actor, musician and director Aidee Walker
01:08:24
October 8, 2018
ep # 38 - Costa Botes
An in-depth conversation with critic, writer, director, producer, documentarian, filmmaker Costa Botes
02:08:29
October 8, 2018
ep # 37 - Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens)
A wee cafe-conversation with musician and author Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens
27:13
October 8, 2018
ep # 36 - Charlotte Yates
An in-depth conversation with musician Charlotte Yates
02:02:46
October 8, 2018
ep # 35 - Mike Nock
An in-depth conversation with Sydney-based jazz musician, composer and living legend Mike Nock
01:39:50
October 8, 2018
ep # 34 - Delaney Davidson
An in-depth conversation with musician Delaney Davidson
01:24:49
October 8, 2018
ep # 33 - Jon McLeary
An in-depth conversation with actor, painter, writer and musician Jon McLeary (of the Spines)
02:02:22
October 8, 2018
ep # 32 - Jan Hellriegel
An in-depth conversation with musician and music-publisher Jan Hellriegel
01:24:57
October 8, 2018
ep # 31 - Jonny Potts
An in-depth conversation with writer, comedian, actor and raconteur Jonny Potts
03:02:15
October 8, 2018
ep # 30 - Matt Vickers
An in-depth conversation with author, activist and campaigner Matt Vickers
01:33:08
October 8, 2018
ep # 28 - Jeff Boyle (Jakob)
An in-depth conversation with Napier-based guitarist Jeff Boyle of the internationally successful post-rock instrumental trio Jakob
01:25:45
October 7, 2018
ep # 27 - Fraser Agnew
An in-depth conversation with wine industry stalwart Fraser Agnew
21:24
October 7, 2018
ep # 26 - Roger Shepherd
An in-depth conversation with musician Lisa Crawley
01:42:36
October 7, 2018
ep # 25 - Roger Shepherd
An in-depth conversation with Flying Nun founder and author Roger Shepherd
01:43:53
October 7, 2018
ep #23 - Ben Fulton
An in-depth conversation with musician and guitar-pedal designer Ben Fulton (Red Witch Pedals)
01:40:39
October 7, 2018
ep # 22 - Pip Algie
An in-depth conversation with music therapist Pip Algie
01:30:56
October 7, 2018
ep # 21 - Jesse Sheehan
An in-depth conversation with NZ-born, UK-based musician Jesse Sheehan
56:58
October 7, 2018
ep # 20 - Jim Wilson (Phantom Billstickers)
An in-depth conversation with writer, publisher, business man and former music venue owner and band-manager Jim Wilson
01:28:02
October 7, 2018
Sweetman Podcast: ep # 19 - Tami Neilson
An in-depth conversation with Canadian-born, NZ-based musician Tami Neilson
01:28:48
October 7, 2018
ep # 18 - Julia Deans
An in-depth chat with singer/songwriter Julia Deans
01:16:55
October 7, 2018
ep # 17 - Chris Cain
An in-depth conversation with American blues guitarist Chris Cain
01:19:01
October 7, 2018
ep # 15 - Leila Adu
An in-depth chat with musician Leila Adu
01:26:59
October 7, 2018
ep # 14 - Emily Writes
An in-depth conversation with parenting blogger Emily Writes
01:33:58
October 6, 2018
ep #13 - Into Orbit
An in-depth conversation with Paul (guitar) and Ian (drums) members of the post-rock/ambient-metal instrumental duo Into Orbit
01:12:36
October 6, 2018
ep # 8 - Mel Parsons
An in-depth chat with singer/songwriter Mel Parsons
59:15
October 6, 2018
ep # 5 - Stuart Coupe
An in-depth chat with Australian music journalist, broadcaster, publicist, DJ and author Stuart Coupe
01:31:12
October 6, 2018
ep # 4 - Lisa Tomlins
An in-depth chat with singer and DJ Lisa Tomlins
01:02:04
October 6, 2018
ep # 2 - Rhian Sheehan
An in-depth chat with Wellington film composer Rhian Sheehan
01:12:55
October 6, 2018
ep # 1 - Darren Watson
An in-depth chat with Wellington blues musician Darren Watson
01:40:18
October 6, 2018
ep # 135 - Rhian Sheehan Divides The Quiet
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.
48:50
October 6, 2018
ep # 136 - Jesse Mulligan
An in-depth chat with comedian, writer, critic, TV & radio host Jesse Mulligan.
01:08:06
October 6, 2018