Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 29 May 2014
1:10 Best song ever written: Justin Topzand: "Buffalo" by the Phoenix foundation.
1:20 Simon's A to Z: Twizel
2:06 Coming up, emails/texts
2:10 Burt Munro's son John Munro tells us about the newest Indian, which has arrived in New Zealand
2:20 A man holding down jobs. Kiwi Sam Smith is a qualified and practising dentist, and he's also plying a trade as a comic writer and performer.
2:30 NZ Reading 'The Soul of a Poet' by Cherry Wilder. Part 1 of 2
Our very first reading experiences are often the best, and as we get older and find ourselves trudging through endless 'Important Adult Novels About How Much People Suffer' we can end up hankering for something a bit more light-hearted and entertaining. Here's a short story that might just fit the bill!
2:45 Feature album - Tom Jones "Spirit in the Room"
3:06 Coming up, emails/texts
3:10 This Way Up - why planes and birds aren't a great mix.
3:20 Our Changing World: Ten years ago Fiona James underwent hip replacement surgery. Over time her implant has worn, and Ruth Beran goes to Wakefield Hospital to watch as orthopaedic surgeon Peter Devane operates to replace the existing "ball and socket" parts with newer, more robust materials.
3:30 BBC Witness: It's 20 years since a group of students from one of America's top universities used card-counting techniques to win millions in the Casinos of Las Vegas. Janet Ball from the BBC World Service history programme 'Witness' has been talking to two members of the M.I.T. Blackjack team.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show - Melanie Phipps (Wn studio)