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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 21 October 2015

1:10 First song

'Humanise' by Lizzo.

1:20 Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Tyrone Magnus

The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is out.  It debuted at halftime of ESPN's Monday Night Football, causing a spike in the ratings. And fans took to the Internet, causing movie theatre web sites to crash. One man who has an opinion on the trailer is Tyrone Magnus.Tyrone is a YouTube reactor, who's aiming for a million subscribers. He reacts for us from New Jersey.

1:25  Vlogging a Haunted House - Ollie Langdon

He's famous for his comedic web videos, and he's taken his latest one to a new extreme. Twenty-year-old YouTube vlogger, Ollie Langdon, tracked down a 'haunted house', and filmed his overnight stay. But he stepped on a few toes on the way.

1:34  Retrospective: The Songs of Dave Mulcahy - Dave Mulcahy

North Islanders will get a rare chance to hear the songs of Dave Mulcahy live in a special concert in Auckland tomorrow night. The songwriter was one of student radio gods the JeanPaul Sartre Experience and then formed Superette. These days he performs as Mulchzoid and Zilverside, but he'll be performing songs from throughout his career in Retrospective: The Songs of Dave Mulcahy, at The Wintergarden Civic Theatre.

1:40 Favourite album

Raising Sands by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Selected by Marcus Lawson.

2:10  Diplomat And Folk Singer - Fred Smith

As usual, there'll be a range of interesting artists appearing at the Wellington Folk Festival over Labour Weekend. Folk musicians come from all walks of life. And one of those taking a break from his day job for the weekend's festivities is the Australian diplomat Fred Smith, whose exploits in the world's political hotspots have helped to shape his song writing. 

2:20 Roadmap - Southbridge

This week we are heading south to Southbridge. 900 people live in the South Canterbury town that's famed for rugby.  It's where All Black Daniel Carter grew up. The agricultural service town is about 45 kilometres southwest of Christchurch and it is celebrating 150 years this weekend.

3:10 Technology And Innovation

Our technology correspondent Paul Brislen is here for a chat about Star Wars and Back To The Future.  And he'll introduce our innovator of the week, Bryce Moller from Shunt. 

3:25 The Wireless Preview - Bea Taylor

This week in Radio New Zealand's online magazine, The Wireless, there's a feature article by Bea Taylor about a spate of burglaries of student flats.

3:35  Our Changing World - Veronika Meduna

This year we will produce more electricity from the sun than ever before. At Victoria University, a team of physicists is part of the solar revolution, designing the next generation of low-cost printed solar cells. 

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about, with Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Zoe George.

Music played in this show


TITLE: Humanise
ALBUM: Big GRRRL Small World
LABEL: n/a


ARTIST: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
TITLE: Gone gone gone
COMP: Don Everly, Phil Everly
ALBUM: Raising Sands
LABEL: Rounder

ARTIST: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
TITLE: Please read the letter
COMP: Charlie Jones, Michael Lee, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
ALBUM: Raising Sands
LABEL: Rounder

ARTIST: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
TITLE: Rich Woman
COMP: Dorothy LaBostrie, McKinley Millet
ALBUM: Raising Sands
LABEL: Rounder

ARTIST: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
TITLE: Let your loss be your lesson
COMP: Milton Campbell
ALBUM: Raising Sands
LABEL: Rounder


ARTIST: John Denver
TITLE: Thank God I'm A Country Boy
COMP: Sommers
ALBUM: Back Home Again

ARTIST: Meatloaf
TITLE: Two out of three ain't bad
COMP: Steinman
ALBUM: Bat out of Hell

ARTIST: Glenn Miller Band
TITLE: In The Mood
COMP: Garland, Razaf
ALBUM: Glenn Miller: The Lost Recordings, The American Band Of The AEF
LABEL: Happydays

ARTIST: The Hollies
TITLE: He ain't heavy
COMP: B.Russell/B. Scott
ALBUM: The Hollies: Greatest Hits (Compilation)


ARTIST: The Beatles
TITLE: Getting Better
COMP: Lennon, McCartney
ALBUM: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band