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 # 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.
56:46
December 14, 2018
ep # 145 - Freeman White
A wide-ranging conversation with Hawke's Bay-based artist Freeman White
2:11:54
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.
1:09:01
November 29, 2018
ep # 143 - Chris Wilson
A big chat with performance artist, musician and opinionated arts-consumer Chris Wilson of Gold Medal Famous
1:51:36
November 23, 2018
ep # 142 - Bronwyn Turei
A chat with Auckland and Wellington-based actor and musician Bronwyn Turei
1:33:05
November 16, 2018
ep # 141 - Gerry Paul
A conversation with musician, promoter, author and event organiser Gerry Paul
1:20:35
November 9, 2018
ep # 140 - Sandy Mill
An in-depth conversation with singer and DJ Sandy Mill.
1:21:14
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.
1:12:03
October 26, 2018
ep # 138 - Ross Jolly
An in-depth conversation with theatre stalwart - actor and director - Ross Jolly
1:21:17
October 18, 2018
ep # 137 - Mary McCallum
An in-depth conversation with poet and publisher Mary McCallum
2:04:40
October 15, 2018
ep # 136 - Jesse Mulligan
An in-depth conversation with broadcaster, critic and comedian Jesse Mulligan
1:08:06
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
48:49
October 15, 2018
ep # 134 - Dianne Swann
An in-depth conversation with musician Dianne Swann
1:13:43
October 15, 2018
ep # 133 - Martyn Pepperell
An in-depth conversation with DJ, promoter, publicist and music-writer Martyn Pepperell
1:25:21
October 14, 2018
ep # 132 - Peter Black
An in-depth conversation with photographer Peter Black
1:39:35
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.
1:26:27
October 14, 2018
ep # 130 - Bill Manhire
An in-depth conversation with poet and educator Bill Manhire
1:58:48
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
1:22:18
October 14, 2018
ep # 127 - Ray Mercer
An in-depth conversation with musician, guitar-maker, politician and activist Ray Mercer
1:25:51
October 14, 2018
ep # 126 - Helen Heath
An in-depth conversation with poet Helen Heath
1:24:33
October 14, 2018
ep # 125 - Russell Self
An in-depth conversation with poet and musician Russell Self
1:12:30
October 14, 2018
ep # 124 - Bill Direen
An in-depth conversation with writer and musician Bill Direen
1:25:49
October 14, 2018
ep # 122 - Pip Adam
An in-depth conversation with writer Pip Adam
1:33:58
October 14, 2018
ep # 121 - Barry Sauders
An in-depth conversation with singer/songwriter and Warratahs frontman Barry Saunders
1:08:26
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
1:28:59
October 14, 2018
ep # 119 - Sarah Bradley
an in-depth conversation with broadcaster and journalist Sarah Bradley
1:01:10
October 14, 2018
ep # 118 - Chris Tse
An in-depth conversation with poet Chris Tse
2:25:19
October 14, 2018
ep # 117 - Emily Fairlight
An in-depth conversation with singer/songwriter Emily Fairlight
1:04:30
October 14, 2018
ep # 116 - Mark Cubey
An in-depth conversation with producer/editor Mark Cubey
2:02:43
October 14, 2018
ep # 115 - Fane Flaws
An in-depth conversation with musician and visual artist Fane Flaws
1:46:15
October 14, 2018
ep # 114 - Roy Brown (The Cabana)
An in-depth conversation with musician and venue owner Roy Brown
1:01:20
October 14, 2018
ep # 113 - Lisa Harrow
An in-depth conversation with actor and activist Lisa Harrow
1:34:34
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
1:17:52
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
1:01:44
October 14, 2018
ep # 108 - James Buttery
An in-depth conversation with record collector and podcaster James Buttery
1:35:12
October 14, 2018
ep # 107 - Dennis O'Brien
An in-depth conversation with musician and owner of Slow Boat Records Dennis O'Brien
1:15:18
October 14, 2018
ep # 106 - Andrew Fagan
An in-depth conversation with poet, singer/songwriter and Mockers frontman Andrew Fagan
1:08:11
October 14, 2018
ep # 105 - Ebony Lamb (Eb & Sparrow)
An in-depth conversation with singer/songwriter Ebony Lamb (of Eb & Sparrow)
2:13:29
October 14, 2018
ep # 104 - Megan Dunn
An in-depth conversation with writer, critic and mermaid expert Megan Dunn
1:27:29
October 13, 2018
ep # 103 - Richard Langston
An in-depth conversation with journalist, poet and broadcaster Richard Langston
2:24:10
October 13, 2018
ep # 102 - Marie Le Lievre
An in-depth conversation with artist Marie Le Lievre
55:31
October 13, 2018
ep # 101 - Ant Donaldson
An in-depth conversation with drummer Ant Donaldson
2:10:16
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
1:33:26
October 13, 2018
ep # 99 - Adam Page
An in-depth conversation with Australian composer and multi-instrumentalist Adam Page
1:05:20
October 13, 2018
ep # 98 - Yvonne Lorkin
An in-depth conversation with wine critic, taster and judge Yvonne Lorkin
1:32:30
October 13, 2018
ep # 97 - Jules Desmond (Take 2)
Another in-depth conversation with musician Jules Desmond
2:19:21
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
1:26:29
October 13, 2018
ep # 95 - Gavin Rutherford
An in-depth conversation with actor Gavin Rutherford
1:29:57
October 13, 2018
ep # 94 - Adam McGrath (The Eastern)
an in-depth conversation with musician Adam McGrath
1:44:27
October 13, 2018
ep # 93 - Vorn Colgan
An in-depth conversation with musician Vorn Colgan
1:50:56
October 13, 2018
ep # 92 - Scott Blanks
An in-depth conversation with venue owner, promoter and "Godfather of the NZ Comedy Scene" Scott Blanks
2:06:23
October 13, 2018
ep # 91 - Shelagh Magadza (Again!)
An in-depth conversation with outgoing Artistic Director of the Wellington Arts Festival Shelagh Magadza
1:37:59
October 13, 2018
ep # 90 - Jules Desmond
An in-depth conversation with musician and collector Jules Desmond
2:02:08
October 12, 2018
ep # 89 - Kirsten McDougall
An in-depth conversation with author and publicist Kirsten McDougall
1:11:24
October 12, 2018
ep # 88 - Anika Moa
An in-depth conversation with musician and broadcaster Anika Moa
1:29:53
October 12, 2018
ep # 87 - Luke Buda
An in-depth conversation with musician Luke Buda
1:46:23
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
1:16:49
October 12, 2018
ep # 85 - Stu McKinlay (Yeastie Boys)
An in-depth conversation with craft beer brewer (of Yeastie Boys fame) Stu McKinlay
1:40:04
October 12, 2018
ep # 84 - Midge Marsden
An in-depth conversation with the "Godfather of Kiwi Blues" Midge Marsden
1:43:05
October 12, 2018
ep # 83 - Stuart McKenzie
An in-depth conversation with writer, director and producer across film and theatre Stuart McKenzie
1:25:55
October 12, 2018
ep # 82 - Wayne Bell
An in-depth conversation with drummer, producer and session musician Wayne Bell
1:28:57
October 12, 2018
ep # 81 - Taimi Allan
An in-depth conversation with the CEO of Changing Minds Taimi Allan
1:51:45
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
1:28:48
October 11, 2018
ep # 79 - Jonathan Crayford
An in-depth conversation with musician Jonathan Crayford
1:48:19
October 11, 2018
ep # 78 - Roy Phillips (The Peddlers)
An in-depth conversation with legendary musician Roy Phillips (of The Peddlers)
1:09:33
October 11, 2018
ep # 77 - Steve Garden (Rattle Records)
An in-depth conversation with musician, producer and label-owner (Rattle) Steve Garden
1:42:57
October 11, 2018
ep # 76 - Tamzin Beazley
An in-depth conversation with documentary subject and former HLAH band manager Tamzin Beazley
1:27:57
October 11, 2018
ep # 75 - Gaylene Preston
An in-depth conversation with filmmaker Gaylene Preston
1:24:34
October 11, 2018
ep # 74 - Melody Thomas
An in-depth conversation with broadcaster, journalist, DJ and podcast host of the show 'BANG!', Melody Thomas
1:03:28
October 11, 2018
ep # 73 Janna Leblanc
An in-depth conversation with model, actor, photographer - and former fiancee of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Janna Leblanc
1:31:41
October 11, 2018
ep # 72 - Holly Walker
An in-depth conversation with author, critic and former MP Holly Walker
1:22:25
October 11, 2018
ep # 71 - Norman Meehan
An in-depth conversation with critic, educator, composer and musician Norman Meehan
1:24:52
October 11, 2018
ep # 70 - Rodger Fox
An in-depth conversation with musician, bandleader and concert promoter Rodger Fox
1:20:32
October 11, 2018
ep # 69 - Jeremy Taylor
An in-depth conversation with author, blogger, critic, musician and retailer Jeremy Taylor
3:12:23
October 11, 2018
ep # 68 - Colin Hogg
An in-depth conversation with writer, producer and documentarian Colin Hogg
1:52:34
October 11, 2018
ep # 67 - Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
An in-depth conversation with poet, historian, academic and Bob Dylan fanatic Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
2:10:01
October 11, 2018
ep # 66 - Danny Mulheron
An in-depth conversation with writer, actor, director Danny Mulheron
1:53:03
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
2:14:11
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)
1:18:03
October 11, 2018
ep # 62 - Sarah Jane Barnett
An in-depth conversation with poet Sarah Jane Barnett
1:26:56
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
1:13:10
October 11, 2018
ep # 60 - Miranda Harcourt
An in-depth conversation with actor, director and acting-coach Miranda Harcourt
1:24:56
October 10, 2018
ep # 59 - Nik Jarvie
An in-depth conversation with musician, actor, dancer, writer and podcaster Nik Jarvie
1:40:22
October 10, 2018
ep # 58: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
An in-depth conversation with actor, director and producer Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
1:35:46
October 9, 2018
ep # 57 - Myele Manzanza
An in-depth conversation with drummer, DJ, producer and beat-maker Myele Manzanza
1:23:36
October 9, 2018
ep # 56 - Paul McLaney
An in-depth conversation with musician and music-publisher Paul McLaney
1:35:01
October 9, 2018
ep # 55 - Riki Gooch
An in-depth conversation with drummer, DJ, beat-maker, producer, band-leader and sideman Riki Gooch
1:45:18
October 9, 2018
ep # 54 - Graeme Tuckett
An in-depth conversation with filmmaker, DJ and movie critic Graeme Tuckett
2:12:22
October 9, 2018
ep # 53: Anthonie Tonnon
An in-depth conversation with musician Anthonie Tonnon
1:13:21
October 9, 2018
ep # 52 - Emily Writes (Again!)
A second in-depth conversation with writer, blogger and author Emily Writes
2:07:10
October 9, 2018
ep # 51 - David Long
An in-depth conversation with musician and composer David Long
1:27:50
October 9, 2018
ep # 50 - Sharon O'Neill
An in-depth conversation with musician Sharon O'Neill
58:24
October 9, 2018
ep # 49 - Paul Ubana Jones
An in-depth conversation with musician Paul Ubana Jones
1:30:24
October 9, 2018
ep # 48 - James Robinson
An in-depth conversation with blogger, journalist and author James Robinson
2:41:04
October 9, 2018
ep # 47 - Debbie Harwood
An in-depth conversation with singer Debbie Harwood
1:27:45
October 9, 2018
Sweetman Podcast: ep # 46 - Victoria Kelly
An in-depth conversation with composer and arranger Victoria Kelly
1:32:49
October 8, 2018
ep # 45 - Dean Hewison
An in-depth conversation with playwright and filmmaker Dean Hewison
1:42:06
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
2:00:42
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
1:50:37
October 8, 2018
ep # 41 - Nadia Reid
An in-depth conversation with singer/songwriter Nadia Reid
1:15:04
October 8, 2018
ep # 40 - SJD (Sean James Donnelly)
An in-depth conversation with producer, composer, singer/songwriter Sean James Donnelly (aka SJD)
1:24:03
October 8, 2018
ep # 39 - Aidee Walker
An in-depth conversation with actor, musician and director Aidee Walker
1:08:23
October 8, 2018
ep # 38 - Costa Botes
An in-depth conversation with critic, writer, director, producer, documentarian, filmmaker Costa Botes
2:08:28
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
2:02:45
October 8, 2018
ep # 35 - Mike Nock
An in-depth conversation with Sydney-based jazz musician, composer and living legend Mike Nock
1:39:49
October 8, 2018
ep # 34 - Delaney Davidson
An in-depth conversation with musician Delaney Davidson
1:24:49
October 8, 2018
ep # 33 - Jon McLeary
An in-depth conversation with actor, painter, writer and musician Jon McLeary (of the Spines)
2:02:22
October 8, 2018
ep # 32 - Jan Hellriegel
An in-depth conversation with musician and music-publisher Jan Hellriegel
1:24:57
October 8, 2018
ep # 31 - Jonny Potts
An in-depth conversation with writer, comedian, actor and raconteur Jonny Potts
3:02:15
October 8, 2018
ep # 30 - Matt Vickers
An in-depth conversation with author, activist and campaigner Matt Vickers
1:33:07
October 8, 2018
ep # 29 - Sylvie Simmons
An in-depth conversation with British-born, US-based music journalist, author and musician Sylvie Simmons
1:56:35
October 7, 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
1:25:45
October 7, 2018
ep # 27 - Fraser Agnew
An in-depth conversation with wine industry stalwart Fraser Agnew
21:23
October 7, 2018
ep # 26 - Roger Shepherd
An in-depth conversation with musician Lisa Crawley
1:42:36
October 7, 2018
ep # 25 - Roger Shepherd
An in-depth conversation with Flying Nun founder and author Roger Shepherd
1:43:53
October 7, 2018
ep #23 - Ben Fulton
An in-depth conversation with musician and guitar-pedal designer Ben Fulton (Red Witch Pedals)
1:40:39
October 7, 2018
ep # 22 - Pip Algie
An in-depth conversation with music therapist Pip Algie
1:30:56
October 7, 2018
ep # 21 - Jesse Sheehan
An in-depth conversation with NZ-born, UK-based musician Jesse Sheehan
56:57
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
1:28:01
October 7, 2018
Sweetman Podcast: ep # 19 - Tami Neilson
An in-depth conversation with Canadian-born, NZ-based musician Tami Neilson
1:28:48
October 7, 2018
ep # 18 - Julia Deans
An in-depth chat with singer/songwriter Julia Deans
1:16:54
October 7, 2018
ep # 17 - Chris Cain
An in-depth conversation with American blues guitarist Chris Cain
1:19:00
October 7, 2018
ep # 15 - Leila Adu
An in-depth chat with musician Leila Adu
1:26:58
October 7, 2018
ep # 14 - Emily Writes
An in-depth conversation with parenting blogger Emily Writes
1:33:58
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
1:12:36
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
1:31:12
October 6, 2018
ep # 4 - Lisa Tomlins
An in-depth chat with singer and DJ Lisa Tomlins
1:02:04
October 6, 2018
ep # 2 - Rhian Sheehan
An in-depth chat with Wellington film composer Rhian Sheehan
1:12:54
October 6, 2018
ep # 1 - Darren Watson
An in-depth chat with Wellington blues musician Darren Watson
1:40:17
October 6, 2018
Sweetman Podcast: 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.
48:49
October 6, 2018
ep # 136 - Jesse Mulligan
An in-depth chat with comedian, writer, critic, TV & radio host Jesse Mulligan.
1:08:06
October 6, 2018
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