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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 21 April 2016

1:15 How To Drive A Dinosaur - Scott Wright

One of the world's greatest dinosaur puppeteers coming to Auckland. Scott Wright is the co-founder of Erth Visual and Physical Inc and has been the artistic director for the last 26 years. He started by making life-like dinosaur puppets for museums throughout the world and from there, the show Dinosaur Zoo, was born. He talks about how to drive a dinosaur.

1:25 The Light And Shade Of Workplace Humour - Dr Barbara Plester

Humour in the workplace can create harmony, pleasure and happiness but it also has the potential to incite outrage, dissension and chaos. That's according to our next guest. Dr Barbara Plester, is a senior lecturer at Auckland University's Business School, and she's spent twelve years researching how we use humour at work. Her new book is called The Complexity of Workplace Humour: Laughter, Jokers, and the Dark Side of Humour.

1:35 Comedian - Ben Hurley

Ben Hurley returns to the Comedy Festival with his first solo show in two years. This time Ben is taking on not just a topic, but a challenge, as he looks at every country in the world to find the funny.

1:40 Favourite Album

Jumpin' Jive - Joe Jackson.

2:10 Money - Mary Holm

Mary Holm is a prolific author and columnist and eduator in the field of personal finance.  This week: Good borrowing: How gearing boosts returns - and losses.

2:30 Burnt Barley - Peta Mathias

Part 14 of our radio series adapted from the book 'Burnt Barley', written and read by Peta Mathias. 

2:45 Critter of the Week

DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki discusses the critter of the week, the black stilt.

Tea Towel with a Rob Muldoon portrait that says 'Not just a pretty face'.

Richard Till's Rob Muldoon Tea Towel Photo: Richard Till

3:10 Masterpieces - Richard Till

Chef Richard Till is an avid collector of tea towels and he tells about his favourites on Masterpieces today. 

3:25 The Expats - Mike Noakes

Our Expat of the week is serving the people of Nova Scotia well. He's taken the humble, and mighty, New Zealand pie to Canada's eastern province Halifax. Mike Noakes runs the Humble Pie Company.

3:30 Our Changing World

Freshwater scientists at the University of Otago have turned cattle troughs into experimental pools, that have become home to native fish called common bullies. Travis Ingram takes Alison Ballance to meet the fish, which have been having their personality type tested and their food preferences measured.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about with Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Zara Potts.


Music played in this show




ARTIST:         Silicon

TITLE:             Personal Computer

COMP:           Cody Neilsen

ALBUM:         Personal Computer

LABEL:          Download




ARTIST:         Joe Jackson

TITLE:             Jumpin' with Symphony Sid

COMP:           Lester Young, King Pleasure

ALBUM          Jumpin' Jive

LABEL           A&M


ARTIST:         Joe Jackson

TITLE:             Is You Is, or Is You Ain't My Baby

COMP:           Bill Austin, Louis Jordan

ALBUM          Jumpin' Jive

LABEL           A&M


ARTIST:         Joe Jackson

TITLE:             Jumpin' Jive

COMP:           Cab Calloway, Frank Froeba, Jack Palmer

ALBUM          Jumpin' Jive

LABEL           A&M




ARTIST:         The Mint Chicks

TITLE:             Crazy Yes, Dumb No

COMP:           Cody Neilson

ALBUM:         Crazy Yes, Dumb No

LABEL:          NZ On Air                 




ARTIST:         Black Eyed Peas     

TITLE:             Now Generation      

COMP:           William Adams , Allan Pineda , Jaime Gomez , Stacy Ferguson

ALBUM:         Songs From The End

LABEL:          Interscope