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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 9 May 2017


Our next short story is The World of Children's Books by Damien Wilkins. We'll discuss this on Thursday 11th May after 3pm, with Claire Mabey. Email us your thoughts,


Jesse's FAQ on getting rid of rats can be found  here

1:10 First Song

New Zealand actress and singer, Ali Harper, is obsessed with Doris Day. She's bringing her one-woman show 'A Doris Day Special' to Auckland for Mother's Day.

1.15 The 'Perils' of Resurrecting Extinct Species

Our guest has been thinking about the risks of resurrecting extinct species, and a phenomenon called the re-extinction vortex. University of Canterbury conservation geneticist, Dr Tammy Steeves, has co-authored a paper considering the perils of resurrecting species such as the moa or huia. It's to be published in the international journal Functional Ecology this week.

The perils of resurrecting extinct species, such as the moa or huia, will be discussed when a new paper.

Photo: Supplied / University of Canterbury

1:25 Chris Kraus: Author of "I Love Dick"

Chris Kraus's 1997 book I Love Dick is a semi fictional memoir which explores her obsession with an English critic called Dick. The book has now been made into a television series as well, starring Kevin Bacon.

Chris Kraus has written several other books including Aliens and Anorexia, and the recently re-released Torpor.

She is about to visit New Zealand for the Auckland Writers Festival. In fact she actually grew up in New Zealand and attended Victoria University. She will also be speaking in Wellington at the City Art Gallery - tickets available here.

Author, Chris Kraus

Author, Chris Kraus Photo: Supplied/Reynaldo Rivera

1:35 Dan Slevin on Swedish Film

Our film guy Dan Slevin talks to us from Sweden, and talks about the Swedish film industry. And no, it's not all risque art house movies!

1:40 Favourite Album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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Photo: wikipedia

Today's great album is ranked at 91 on Rolling Stones top 500 albums of all times, the highest placing of six albums Elton John has on the list.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road has come to be regarded as Elton John's best and most popular album, and it's his best selling studio album too having been certified eight times platinum in the US alone.

2:10 Book Critic: Claire Mabey

Claire Mabey talks about the Auckland Writers Festival and the big name guests attending.

Andrew Hampton, director, GCSB

Andrew Hampton, director, GCSB Photo: supplied

2:20 Andrew Hampton on American Indie Rock

Andrew Hampton is an expert on American Indie Rock of the '80s and '90s.

He also happens to be the director of the Government Communications Security Bureau, the GCSB.

He tells us about this musical movement and its influences, as well as a few glimpses into working at the GCSB.

Husker Du - Data Control LIVE 1980

Husker Du - Data Control LIVE 1980 Photo: You Tube

3:10 Kory Stamper: A Love Letter to Dictionaries

Kory Stamper is an associate editor at Merriam-Webster and a bit of a 'word nerd' celebrity. She's responsible for adding "bodice-ripper" to that dictionary. She argues that the job of lexicographer today is not to be the "word police" but rather to keep tabs on the way language is changing.

She's written a new book called Word By Word: The Secret Life Of Dictionaries. She says it is a love letter  to dictionaries in English.

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Photo: supplied

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

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

4:05 The Panel with Mai Chen and Bernard Hickey


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday 8th May 2017

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Ali Harper
TITLE:      Secret Love    
COMP:     Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster
ALBUM:   Naughty and Nice
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Elton John
TITLE:      Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
COMP:     Bernie Taupin, Elton John
ALBUM:   Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

ARTIST:    Elton John
TITLE:      Bennie And The Jets [Edit]
COMP:     Bernie Taupin, Elton John
ALBUM:   Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

ARTIST:    Elton John
TITLE:      Grey Seal
COMP:     Bernie Taupin, Elton John
ALBUM:   Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

ARTIST:    Hüsker Dü
TITLE:      Pink Turns to Blue
COMP:     Grant Hart
ALBUM:   Zen Arcade

ARTIST:    Minutemen
TITLE:      History Lesson Part 2  [Edit]
COMP:     Mike Watt
ALBUM:   Double Nickels on the Dime

ARTIST:    Sonic Youth
TITLE:      Schizophrenia
COMP:     Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon
ALBUM:   Sister

ARTIST:    Beat Happening
TITLE:      Indian Summer
COMP:     Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis, Bret Lunsford
ALBUM:   Jamboree
LABEL:    K Records

TITLE:      The One I Love
COMP:     Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
ALBUM:   Document
LABEL:    Epic

ARTIST:    Fugazi
TITLE:      Waiting Room
COMP:     Ian MacKaye, Guy Picciotto, Joe Lally, Brendan Canty
ALBUM:   Fugazi (EP)
LABEL:    Dischord

ARTIST:    Bikini Kill
TITLE:      Rebel Girl
COMP:     Kathleen Hanna, Billy Karren, Tobi Vail, Kathi Wilcox
ALBUM:   Pussy Whipped
LABEL:    Kill Rock Stars

ARTIST:    Pavement
TITLE:      Summer Babe
COMP:     Stephen Malkmus,
ALBUM:   Slanted and Enchanted
LABEL:    Matador

ARTIST:    Ladi6         
TITLE:      Shine On
COMP:     Karoline Tamiti, Brent Park
ALBUM:   Automatic
LABEL:    Eskapaden

4:30pm - THE PANEL: Half Time Song
ARTIST:    Elvis Presley
TITLE:      Stuck On You
COMP:     John Leslie McFarland, Aaron Schroeder
ALBUM:   Elvis Is Band (1999 re-issue)