Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 10 July 2013
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Dustin Watts of Auckland nominated 'Nothing Else Matters' by Metallica live with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
1:20 Link 3 - The songs:
Come And Get It - Badfinger
Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft - Klaatu
She's Electric - Oasis
A Day In The Life - Beatles
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealer's Wheel
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Not The Girl You Think You Are - Crowded House
Hey Jude - Beatles
With a Little Help from my Friends - Joe Cocker
The Answer: The Beatles
2:10 The Possessed Printer - Nick Ward - A possessed printer up for auction closes in just under 20 minutes and the current owner, New Zealand television and film writer Nick Ward is hoping the new owner will allow him to smash it into tiny pieces. The Kapiti Coaster who is famous for writing such Kiwi classics including Stickmen, Second Hand Wedding, and some episodes of Nothing Trivial, Outrageous Fortune and the Almighty Johnsons, listed the printer in a fit of anger after it refused to print urgent and important documents.
Ward has received hundreds of comments and questions, including people asking if he is single, offering up marriage proposals and offers of a flame thrower to destroy the possessed printer. The auction has over 1.3 million views. It is one of the highest viewed trade me auctions ever... only one other auction has had over 1 million views, and that was the handbag that Tana Umaga used on Chris Masoe in a Christchurch bar in 2006.
2:20 The Anti-Diet - Dr Andrew Dickson - Palmerston North Boys High School teacher, Justin Doolan loved the school canteen's burgers so much one was named after him. But it took a quiet word from a couple of students to make Justin realise his cravings for the "Dooly" burger probably wasn't a good thing. Justin is a former professional rugby player and since he finished playing at the top level, his lifestyle has changed and in turn so has his waist line. He saw a need to change his life, and approached a group of academics at Massey University for help. He is now undertaking a 40 week "Anti-diet" which focuses on nutrition, exercise, attitudes about health rather than weight. Dr Andrew Dickson is part of the team who created the Anti-Diet programme and is working with Justin
2:30 Reading - Part three of 'Birbie from Totaranui' by Joan Drewery - about the starling that has become a loved member of a family at Totaranui in Golden Bay.
Breakfast Special. Side-1 Track-2 on the Production Music LP Impress - Flying Flutes [IA 418]
2:45 Feature Album - Zenyatta Mondatta - The Police (1980)
3:10 Virtual World - Hamish MacEwan
3:30 Auckland University is looking for 300 overweight Aucklanders to take part in a three year international study on diabetes prevention.
To find out more about the study PREVIEW go to
4:06 Ali Jones and Simon Pound are on The Panel today: Scott Watson stays inside, David Shearer stays Labour leader not for much longer in the opinion of some, and his stand on the man ban irks powerful forces within his ranks. The surprising health benefit of singing in a choir. The Hollywood model with her two little french bulldogs which she managed to get onto an Air New Zealand flight. The head of Australia's leading alcohol research body has called for marijuana to be legalised to reduce the harm of drinking. And the fate of Mr Marryatt, the Christchurch CEO.