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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 5 September 2017


On Thursday we'll discuss Witi Ihimaera's Story, The Seahorse and the Reef

Send us an email about the story, and the best wins a copy of Witi's new novel, Sleeps Standing

1:10 First song

1:15 Australian court challenge over Same Sex marriage survey 

In Australia a high court case has just got underway challenging the Government's same-sex marriage postal survey

The survey, run the Australian Bureau of Statistics will ask "whether or not the law should be changed to allow same sex couples to marry".

Two groups are challenging the postal survey, we speak to a representative of one of the groups,  PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

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1:25 Why some clothes get smellier than others

Ever wondered why some clothes tend to get smellier than others?

Otago University scientists have been looking into it and found that some fabrics absorb and emit body odour differently. They have narrowed down the smelliest of the materials we wear and can tell us why.

Professor Rachel Laing was part of the team researching the fabrics.

Study team members Tobi Richter and Professor Raechel Laing

Study team members Tobi Richter and Professor Raechel Laing Photo: supplied

1:35 The Play that Goes Wrong

The Play that Goes Wrong had humble beginnings in the UK at the The Old Red Lion theatre in Islington and gained such popularity and awards - it's currently on Broadway.

It's the work of a group of former drama class mates who started out doing improvisation work before writing the comedy. We speak to one of the play's writers, Johnathan Sayer.

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1:40 Great Album: Speaking in Tongues

We're featuring albums from 1983 this week.

Today it's Speaking in Tongues by Talking Heads.

2:10 Book critic, Pip Adam

Pip talks about some of the writers appearing at two upcoming writers' festivals


A Poster for the Florian Habicht docu-drama "Spookers Photo: Supplied

2:20 Music Feature:  Music in Movies

On September 28th the 43rd APRA silver scroll awards will be announced.  It's a celebration of Kiwi song writing and this year contenders for the the main award are, for the first time, all female.

But there is more than one award.  Over the years the event has grown to encompass other than just Pop Culture.  This year, for the fourth time, there's an award for the "Best Original Music In A Film" and one of the finalists is our guest today, RNZ Staffer Marc Chesterman who is nominated for music he created for "Spookers" the Florian Habicht docu-drama.

Spookers is a popular theme park on the site of the former Kingseat Psychiatric Hospital.  The owners Beth and Andy Watson have turned this into a place where Zombie brides, baby-killing banshees and psycho-killer clowns are all part of the entertainment.  Spookers has been scaring the living daylights out of visitors since 2005 and Florian's film takes a look at the actors who dress up as corpses and chainsaw-wielding maniacs to "Entertain" the park's patrons. 

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3:10 Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy 

What do mutual funds, the gramophone, birth control and barbed wire have in common?  They are all  innovations that have had a huge impact on the economy. 

Tim Harford is  known as The Undercover Economist and writes a column for the Financial Times.  He looks at inventions that have shaped our lives in unpredictable ways in his new book, Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy

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 Peter Fa'afiu and Victoria Stewart


Music played in this show


1:10pm - FIRST SONG
ARTIST:    Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens)
TITLE:      Blackness of The Night
COMP:     Cat Stevens
ALBUM:   The Laughing Apple
LABEL:    iTunes    

ARTIST:    Talking Heads
TITLE:      Burning Down the House
COMP:     David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Weymouth.
ALBUM:   Speaking in Tongues
LABEL:    Sire
ARTIST:    Talking Heads
TITLE:      This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
COMP:     David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Weymouth.
ALBUM:   Speaking in Tongues
LABEL:    Sire

ARTIST:    Talking Heads
TITLE:      Slippery People
COMP:     David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Weymouth.
ALBUM:   Speaking in Tongues
LABEL:    Sire

2:20pm - MUSIC FEATURE:  Music in Movies
ARTIST:    Marc Chesterman
TITLE:      Spooks Welcome
COMP:     Marc Chesterman
ALBUM:   Spookers: Movie Soundtrack
LABEL:    Unrelealsed

ARTIST:    Gabriel Yared
TITLE:      37.2 Le Matin
COMP:     Gabriel Yared
ALBUM:   Betty Blue Soundtrack    
LABEL:    Digital Download

ARTIST:    Vladimir Cosma
TITLE:      Sentimental Walk
COMP:     Vladimir Cosma
ALBUM:   Diva (Soundtrack)
LABEL:    iTunes

ARTIST:    Angelo Badalamenti
TITLE:      The Pink Room
COMP:     David Lynch
ALBUM:   Fire Walk With Me - David Lynch
LABEL:    Warner Bros.

ARTIST:    Roy Orbison
TITLE:      In Dreams [Edit]
COMP:     Roy Orbison
ALBUM:   In Dreams
LABEL:    Monument

ARTIST:    Miles Davis
TITLE:      Scaf-Nuit Sur les Champs-Elysees
COMP:     Miles Davis
ALBUM:   Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
LABEL:    Digital Download

ARTIST:    Gene Wilder
TITLE:      Pure Imagination [Edit]
COMP:     Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
ALBUM:   Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (Soundtrack)