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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 10 April 2017

1:10 First song

For thousands of New Zealanders, John Clarke was, and will always be, the typical Kiwi, Fred Dagg.

For thousands of New Zealanders, John Clarke was, and will always be, the typical Kiwi, Fred Dagg. Photo: Supplied

1.15 NZ satirist John Clarke has died, aged 68

Well-known New Zealand satirist, comedian and writer John Clarke has died, aged 68. For thousands of New Zealanders, John Clarke was, and will always be, the typical Kiwi, Fred Dagg. Born in Palmerston North, he was educated in Wellington. He began his comic career at Victoria University in the late 1960s with a talented group including Sam Neill, Paul Holmes and Ginette McDonald. His alter ego Fred Dagg made his first appearance on New Zealand television in 1973 and quickly captured the public imagination. Tom Scott pays tribute to the legend.

Jesse spoke to John Clarke back in 2015 about his career - you can listen back to that interview here

1:25 Christchurch - Our Underground Story

His day job is building the hidden infrastructure, that lies under our feet. Phil Wilkins is part of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team, charged with repairing and rebuilding the city's roads, bridges, pipes and retaining walls. And for the past 18 months, he's been developing a way to help people understand how that rebuild happens. Phil has made a pop-up children's book called Christchurch - Our Underground Story. It's only been on sale since late February and he's already sold out of copies.

Christchurch - Our Underground Story.

Christchurch - Our Underground Story. Photo: Supplied

1:35 Fact of the Week

We begin a new series this week, Fact of the Week, with Lillian Grace of  Figure NZ which is a charity set up to help people make sense of all the data that is held about this country, its people and their habits. Today, we look at the cost of the humble meat pie.

Pie Chart

Pie Chart Photo: Supplied/Figure NZ

1:45 Favourite album: f#a# infinity by Godspeed You! Black Emperor

As chosen by journalist, Philip Matthews

2:10 John Clarke's Australian co-writer Ross Stevenson

We speak to Ross Stevenson, who co-wrote The Games with John Clarke, a satirical series which played in Australia ahead of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

2:10 Television Critic Phil Wallington

Phil advances a conspiracy theory of his own which suggests the government and a powerful group of capitalists are hell-bent on turning the citizens of New Zealand into avid and mindless consumers.  He cites the decline of TV journalism and the axing of jobs at TVNZ as examples.

Phil also has a critical analysis of TVNZ's news coverage of the West Coast's Gloriavale community and compares it to Louis Theroux's movie on Scientology.

2:30 Expert feature: Richard Easther on the origins on the Universe

Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy Photo: Wikipedia

Our Monday expert today has a topic that's a bit bigger than most.. The universe.

Professor Richard Easther is a Cosmologist. He heads the department of physics at the University of Auckland where he focuses on the physics of the very early universe.

He's joins Jesse in the Auckland studio to talk about how we measure the properties of the universe... from when the big bang occured, to how fast it the universe is expanding.

3:10 Carrie Nugent: Asteroid Hunter

Every 50 years or so, one of the  thousands of asteroids circling our sun sets off on a collision course with our planet.  An asteroid that hit the earth 66 million years ago destroyed the dinosours, so it's kind of important to know where our cosmic neighbours are and what they're up to.

Enter Carrie Nugent. She is an asteroid hunter. She works on a NASA funded project to map asteroids and plot their trajectory.

Carrie Nugent also hosts a regular podcast in which she chats about part of our universe with an expert guest.

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel with James Elliott and Mike Rehu


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
MONDAY 10th APRIL 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Fred Dagg    
TITLE:      Gumboots  (Feat: Diamond Lil)
COMP:     Billy Connelly (Additional Lyrics John Clarke)
ALBUM:   Single only Release
LABEL:    EMI    

ARTIST:    Fred Dagg
TITLE:      We Don't Know How Lucky We Are
COMP:     John Clarke
ALBUM:   Fred Dagg's Greatest Hits

ARTIST:    Godspeed You! Black Emperor
TITLE:      Dead Flag Blues    
COMP:     Godspeed You! Black Emperor
ALBUM:   F# A# Infinity (F Sharp, A Sharp Infinity)
LABEL:    Constellation,

ARTIST:    Godspeed You! Black Emperor
TITLE:      East Hasting
COMP:     Godspeed You! Black Emperor
ALBUM:   F# A# Infinity (F Sharp, A Sharp Infinity)
LABEL:    Constellation,

ARTIST:    Alabama Shakes     
TITLE:      I Found You
COMP:     Brittany Howard, Heath Fogg, Zac Cockrell, Steve Johnson
ALBUM:   Boys and Girls
LABEL:    Rough Trade

4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    Joe Jackson
TITLE:      Real Men
COMP:     Joe Jackson,
ALBUM:   Night and Day
LABEL:    A & M