Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 27 January 2017
1:10 First song: Second Hand News by Fleetwood Mac
We played this song after new research showed dogs enjoy listening to soft rock and reggae. While we played it, Kathryn Brankin sent us this photo of her dog, Tom, enjoying the music!
1:15 Doomsday Clock
We're apparently now closer to the end of humanity than we ever have been in the last 64 years. The Bulletin of Atomic scientists, who're the group behind the famed Doomsday Clock, have adjusted the clock by another 30 seconds, meaning we are two and a half minutes away from The End of it All. Professor Robert Ayson from Victoria University's Centre of Strategic Studies discusses why we are closer to the end.
1.25 Dogs Prefer Reggae and Soft Rock
Breaking news for dog lovers... A new study has found that reggae and soft rock, are the music genres that dogs prefer. Professor Neil Evans is from the Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, at the University of Glasgow.
1:25 Perfume Playground
It's a Perfume Playground, a place where natural perfumer Samantha Copland, helps people make scents that don't just smell nice, but are actually good for your well-being.
1:35 Critter of The Week
DoC's threatened species ambassador, Nicola Toki, talks scale insects and wasps.
1:40 Favourite Album
Lorenzo Van Der Lingen has picked Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Let Love In.
2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson
2:20 NZ Live: Tweed
Tweed are an indie-folk group trio formed in 2012 and all with a background in Musical Theatre. Their Debut album "High-Brow Blues" is about to be released and today they'll talk about it with Megan Whelan and play some songs from it.
3:10 Food with Lloyd Rooney
British-born restaurateur Lloyd Rooney went from owning a successful interior design business in London and a top Moroccan fusion restaurant, to purchasing a cattle farm in the Waikato. He then opened two popular Northland eateries, Whangerei's Quay restaurant and The Cove café in Waipu Cove.
He's collaborated with writer Lindy Davis on a new cookbook, The Quay to the Cove, and shares a recipe from it for Snapper with Citrus Risotto and Beetroot Lentil Salad
3:20 Phil Cook talks beer
Beer writer Phil Cook talks about the sour beer trend
3:30 How to be an animal lover when you're not allowed a pet
Kirsty Grant from the Wellington SPCA talks about the volunteer work animal lovers can do, from walking dogs to fostering kittens.
3:45 The Panel Pre-Show
4:05 The Panel with Andrew Clay and Barry Corbett