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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 27 October 2016

1:10 First song: The Koi Boys

The Koi Boys

The Koi Boys: L-R Nuz Ngatai, Kevin Keepa, Danny Faifai Photo: Supplied

Some live music, to start the show today, from a group who have spent most of the last decade entertaining on Queensland's Gold Coast.  Their regular "Sunday Session" at Koi on Broadbeach had become so popular it was often sold out weeks in advance.

Then they became contestants on the popular TV show "The Voice Australia" and blew away the audience with their rendition of the 1954 rock n' roll classic "Sh Boom" at the blind audition   All four judges turned their chairs and the Koi Boys were discovered.

Ok, so they didn't make it to the final, knocked out by a cruel blow from their mentor Jesse J in a move which had social media in an uproar.  That hasn't had long term implications though because today they are releasing their debut album through Universal Music. 

Danny Faifai, Kevin Keepa and "Nuz" Ngatai are The Koi Boys.

1:15 Nonsensical academic paper accepted for nuclear physics conference 

An invitation to a Nuclear Physics conference to a Canterbury University Professor who doesn't know much about that subject has set off a chain of events.

Dr Christoph Bartneck decided to compose a paper using the Apple IOS autocomplete function. He also created a fake professor, Iris Pear, to sign off on the nonsensical writing.

Much to his surprise it was accepted and he was invited to share his findings at the conference in Atlanta next month - even though it makes no sense.

Dr Christoph Bartneck's fake Nuclear Physics paper

Dr Christoph Bartneck's fake Nuclear Physics paper Photo: Dr Christoph Bartneck

1:25 Commonsense Organics turns 25

What started off as a small communal farm/property in Te Horo in the early 1970s has grown in to a flourishing business consisting of 6 stores;  5 in Wellington and 1 in Auckland, as well as an online store.

Commonsense Organics was founded by Jim Kebbell and Marion Wood 25 years ago, and Jim joins us to talk about making a business out of organic produce for a quarter of a century. 

1:35 Jordan Watson: How to Dad

Jordan Watson: How to Dad

Jordan Watson: How to Dad Photo: supplied

His instructional videos, called How to Dad, have become viral hits.

Jordan Watson's brand of parenting advice has now lead to a book deal, funding for a web series, and international media attention. While he has amusing suggestions for daily life with a baby, such as  handing your baby to strangers on a plane when it needs a nappy change, or barricading yourself in your room if you have a hangover, he's also become a role model for his celebration of the role of hands-on Dad.

1:40 Favourite album

Freakonomics

Freakonomics Photo: Supplied

2:10 Katy Atkin's podcast review

Katy talks about two favourite podcasts "Soundtracking" - a weekly interview session featuring film talent: directors, producers, actors and composers

and

Freakonomics Radio, based on the best-selling book from 2005 by journalist Stephen Dubner and economist Steven Levitt.

2:20 Money with Mary Holm

Eating your house: ways to make use of the value of your house in retirement

Top: 33 Nga Toki 1974, Hec amid ships, . Bottom left: whaikorero at Kerikeri stone house. Bottom right: With Dan Whiu, carving canoe house.

Top: 33 Nga Toki 1974, Hec amid ships, . Bottom left: whaikorero at Kerikeri stone house. Bottom right: With Dan Whiu, carving canoe house. Photo: Supplied

3:10 Masterpieces: Moana Maniapoto

Moana Maniapoto chooses her favourite New Zealander, a celestial navigator who inspired one of her songs.

Hekenukumai Busby, known as Hec, is a master waka carver, a Maori leader and an authority on Polynesian and Maori celestial navigation

3:25 The Expats: Sophia Duckor Jones at Ritsona Refugee Camp near Athens

Sophia Duckor-Jones spent three months at the Ritsona refugee camp near Athens, where she taught English. She is living in Washington DC raising money to help refugees find accomodation.

3:30 This Way Up: Blind navigation

BlindSquare is some navigation technology targeted at blind and visually impaired people.

It uses a combination of GPS and Bluetooth to help people find their way around outside and also inside buildings where regular GPS just doesn't work.

Wellington's recently become the first place in the world to introduce BlindSquare on a large scale in a city, with more than 200 beacons beaming directions voiced on a user's smartphone.  This Way Up's Simon Morton went to see the system at work.

BlindSquare

BlindSquare Photo: (Supplied)

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

JESSE MULLIGAN - AFTERNOONS:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
THURSDAY OCTOBER 27th 2016

JESSE'S SONG:
ARTIST:    The Koi Boys
TITLE:        Sh Boom (Life Could Be A Dream)
COMP:    James Keyes, Claude Feaster, Carl Feaster, Floyd F. McRae, James Edwards
ALBUM:    Meant To Be
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    The Koi Boys
TITLE:        Cry To Me
COMP:    Bert Russell
ALBUM:    Meant To Be
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

FAVORITE ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Caro Emerald
TITLE:        Liquid Lunch
COMP:    David Schreurs, Vincent DeGiorgio, Jan Van Wieringen,  Robin Veldman, Wieger Hoogendorp
ALBUM:    Shocking Miss Emerald    
LABEL:    Grandmono, Dramatico

ARTIST:    Caro Emerald
TITLE:        Coming Back As A Man
COMP:    David Schreurs, Vincent DeGiorgio, Jan Van Wieringen,  Robin Veldman, Wieger Hoogendorp
ALBUM:    Shocking Miss Emerald    
LABEL:    Grandmono, Dramatico

ARTIST:    Caro Emerald
TITLE:        Pack Up The Louie
COMP:    David Schreurs, Vincent DeGiorgio
ALBUM:    Shocking Miss Emerald    
LABEL:    Grandmono, Dramatico

THE PANEL:
ARTIST:    Kansas
TITLE:        Dust In The Wind
COMP:    Kerry Livgren
ALBUM:    Point of Know Return
LABEL:    Kirshner