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.
Available on 10 platforms
ep # 155 - Brendon Pongia
A conversation with former Tall Black basketballer and TV host Brendon Pongia. 
1:30:56
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. 
35:35
February 4, 2019
ep # 153 - Kiran Dass
A big chat with Auckland-based retailer, reviewer and interviewer Kiran Dass. 
1:20:01
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. 
1:36:14
January 24, 2019
ep # 151 - Marc Taddei
A conversation with classical conductor and musician Marc Taddei (Orchestra Wellington/Vallejo Symphony).
1:32:21
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. 
1:18:14
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.
1:09:20
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.
1:15:54
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.
56:46
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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