Navigation for Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 27 October 2015

1:10 First song

'So Far Away' - Delaney Davidson

1:15 Possum Tail Mystery

Authorities are struggling to explain why thousands of possum tails dumped on west and north Auckland roads during the long weekend. The tails littered the roads throughout West Auckland, Nor-West Auckland and reportedly as far north as Dargaville on Sunday.

1.20 The Art of Taxidermy - John McCosy

For more than fifty years, taxidermist John McCosh has been practcing the art of making lifeless animals appear lifelike and animated. John's collection is housed in a purpose-built log cabin in South Wairarapa - the Kahutara Taxidermy Gallery - which has been welcoming visitors for more than 30 years. Visitors can see an Arctic wolf, a roaring lion and a prickly porcupine among the hundreds of animals from around the world on display there.

1:25 Ancient 'Griffin Warrior' Discovered

Archaeologists digging at an ancient city in Greece, have discovered the grave of an ancient warrior, believed to be 3500 years old. The find could provide clues about the dawn of European civilization. Professor Jack L Davis from the University of Cincinnati discovered the grave.

1:40 Favourite album

The Boomtown Rats

2:10 Great New Zealand Concerts - ACDC

Today on our Great NZ Concert series we remember ACDC's Athletic Park gig in November 1991.

BBC Witness - The Birth Of The UN  

In October 1945, countries ratified the founding charter of a new organisation, the United Nations, that it was hoped would ensure there was never a world war again. Earlier that year thousands of delegates from around the world had met in San Francisco to hammer out the charter. Witness talks to two people who worked for the UN that year; and to historian Stephen Schlesinger.

Alistair Campbell book cover

Photo: Supplied

3:10 Feature interview - Alistair Campbell

Strategy, leadership and teamwork. This is the Holy Trinity of winning according to Alistair Campbell who helped Tony Blair win three terms as British Prime Minister as his press secretary. His position gave him access to winning business leaders, athletes, artists and politicians. His new book, Winners: And How They Succeed examines the qualities of everyone from Richard Branson and Sir Clive Woodward to Bill Gates and the Queen to identify what it takes to win.

3:30 Our Changing World

The University of Otago's Liana Machado and her students have shown that exercise is good for brain function - and that it's just as important for young people as for old. Now they tell Alison Ballance how they're looking into good kinds of food to keep our grey matter ticking over at optimum performance, with a dietary intervention using either low-salt bread or bread enriched with beetroot or hazelnuts.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

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

Music played in this show

Tuesday 27th October


ARTIST: Delaney Davidson
TITLE: So Far Away
COMP: Davidson
ALBUM: Live at RNZ
LABEL: Live at RNZ


ARTIST: Boomtown Rats
TITLE: Neon Heart
COMP: Geldof
ALBUM: Boomtown Rats
LABEL: Mercury

ARTIST: Boomtown Rats
TITLE: Lookin' After No.1
COMP: Geldof
ALBUM: Boomtown Rats
LABEL: Mercury

ARTIST: Boomtown Rats
TITLE: (She's Gonna) Do You In
COMP: Geldof
ALBUM: Boomtown Rats
LABEL: Mercury


TITLE: Thunderstruck
COMP: Angus Young / Malcolm Young
LABEL: Albert

TITLE: Back in Black
COMP: Brian Johnson / Angus Young / Malcolm Young
LABEL: Albert

TITLE: Highway to Hell
COMP: Bon Scott / Angus Young / Malcolm Young
LABEL: Albert


ARTIST: Bay City Rollers
TITLE: Shang-a-Lang
COMP: Coulter, Coulter, Martin
ALBUM: Bay City Rollers: The Definitive Collection (Compilation)
LABEL: Arista