Music 101 Interviews

Music 101 Interviews

The biggest stars. The best musicians. Local NZ talent and global chart-toppers. They all talk to Charlotte Ryan on Music 101 Interviews, sharing their stories from the road and the studio, the tales behind the song and from back-stage. Listen on the RNZ website or wherever you get your podcasts.

Episodes

July 13, 2024 17 mins
Following the release of Glasgow Eyes, Charlotte Ryan speaks to The Jesus and Mary Chain founder Jim Reid about the band's infamous 90s shows and mid-career break up, and what got them back together. 
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In high anticipation of the new Fontaines D.C album out in August, Charlotte Ryan revisits her 2023 interview with the band's frontman Grian Chatten...and wonders if he is in love?
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Despite some serious challenges, Anna Coddington has created a bilingual album for the dancefloor. She celebrates with Charlotte Ryan.  
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Florence Welch talks to Charlotte Ryan in 2023 about her struggle with perfectionism and the liberation of live music. 
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She may be Lorde's little sister but Indy Yelich is making music, and living life on her own terms.
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Charlotte Ryan revisits a 2021 chat with Alison Krauss and Robert Plant about the joy and friendship of recording their new album.
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Talented local musicians Tiki Taane and Arli Liberman have composed the score for a new feature film Ka Whawhai (fa fai) Tonu - Struggle Without End, directed by Michael Jonathan. They share their unique approach to working together, and Tiki's powerful connection to the film.
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June 20, 2024 14 mins
Ahead of their January 2025 NZ show, we're revisiting a conversation with Idle's frontman Joe Talbot. He's lived through more grief than most of us, yet in his conversation with Charlotte Ryan he's focused on finding love and joy. 
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84-year-old DJ Vika is a star of Warsaw nightclubs - she is a hit with young people and also DJs at a weekly senior citizens club. A new documentary follows Vika on her mission to age on her own terms. Director Agnieszka Zwiefka speaks to Charlotte Ryan.
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We’re going back to 2019 when Charlotte Ryan interviewed The 1975 frontman, Matty Healy. The band has blown up since then… due to a famous ex-girlfriend and a lot of good music. 
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C. Zukey is a Canadian-born New Zealand alternative musician from Auckland with an incredible, heartbreaking story. His new album Stonefruut is inspired by some intense family experiences over the last few years which he shares with Charlotte Ryan. 
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Neil Finn shares stories with his old friend Charlotte Ryan about family, lyrics and the new Crowded House album. 
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Shapeshifter founding members Sam Trevethick and Nick Robinson reflect on the highs and lows of the band's 25 year career.
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Dame Hinewehi Mohi has been welcomed into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. She talks to Charlotte Ryan about her remarkable life, and her brave moments that put music in te reo Māori on the world's stage.
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In an interview from 2012 Tom Scott speaks to Charlotte Ryan about the influence of nature, spiritual jazz, and new ways of living on the award winning Avantdale Bowling Club album.  
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Jordan Rakei hasn’t lived in New Zealand since he was four years old, but on his new album the NZ music influence is evident. He talks to Charlotte about becoming a father and the work ethic behind the release of his 5th album by age 31.  
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It's New Zealand Music Month and we're revisiting an interview with Damon Schwalger, aka The Nomad, who was behind the decks at NZ's famed 90s underground raves and outdoor dance parties. 
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The band’s Oliver Leupolu and Filiva’a James share the crowd reactions to their first metal gig in Samoa and the influence of church music on their songs.
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May 4, 2024 20 mins
Delaney Davidson talks honestly about his latest album and how turning 50 has changed his perspective.
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Dolly Parton on her first rock album, her love of clothes and the reason she questioned her place in the ’Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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