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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 5 October 2017


After 3 today we discuss The Parting by Thom Conroy

Email us your thoughts and the writer of the best email wins a copy of Thom's novel The Salted Air

1:10 First song 

1:15 Photographing Auckland's homeless 

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Photo: Supplied / John Crawford

Homelessness has come to the forefront of public awareness lately, particularly the stories of families living in their cars and people who just have no where to go.

But it's not something that's new, especially on the streets on Auckland. John Crawford is a photographer who has been wandering downtown, meeting those surviving on the streets and taking their pictures. 

His photos are about to be displayed at the Gow Langsford Gallery, with all donations set to be given to the city mission.

1:25 Heading off the Hangover

Sometimes after a few drinks we're not always capable of making the best choices...I should have eaten something...I should have drunk more water...I should have left before the shots started...I should have...I should have...and most of us will have suffered the consequences of our questionable choices the next day.

A chat bot called Sober Self  may have the answer.  It can be set before you leave for a night out to remind you later to drink water, eat food or indeed GO HOME!

We speak to Matt Claridge the Executive Director of Cheers!, a responsible drinking campaign. 

1:35 Ulysses and Divorce

Ulysses by James Joyce

Ulysses by James Joyce Photo: Wikimedia Commons

You may remember last week when we were in Dunedin we were talking about recipes in books. Jesse thought perhaps there were recipes in the classic Ulysses by James Joyce.

Otago University Professor Peter Kuch emailed in to say the answer was yes and no.

So we gave Peter a call and it turns out he is rather an expert in Ulysses, in fact he's somewhat changed the way it is read, through his book which investigates how Joyce's novel relates to Irish divorce.

Ulysses deriding Polyphemus

Ulysses deriding Polyphemus Photo: Wikimedia Commons

1:40 Great album

Today we listen to Florence and The Machine's 2009 album, Lungs

2:10 Theatre Critic

Kathleen Mantell tells us about Pleasuredome The Musical.

2:20 Your Money with Mary Holm

This week Mary tackles the worries and misunderstandings about New Zealand Super.

3:10 Short Story Club

Today we discuss The Parting by Thom Conroy

We'll be giving away a copy of Thom's novel The Salted Air to the writer of the best email.

And next Thursday, October 12th we will talk about Yoot by Juliet Jackson

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Matthew Jones tells us about his thesis on deep sea food webs in New Zealand waters, mainly fishes and critters from depths of 900 - 1200 metres, which is about four sky towers deep! His interest is in the role that scavenging plays in these ecosystems.

3:30 BBC Witness

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

4:05 The Panel with Peter Fa'afiu & Tracy Bridges


Music played in this show


1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Kimbra
TITLE:      Everybody Knows
COMP:     Kimbra Johnson
ALBUM:   Primal Heart
LABEL:    Warner    

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST:    Florence and The Machine
TITLE:      Dog Days Are Over
COMP:     Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
ALBUM:   Lungs
LABEL:    Island    

ARTIST:    Florence and The Machine
TITLE:      You've Got The Love
COMP:     John Bellamy, Arnecia Michelle Harris, Anthony B. Stephens
ALBUM:   Lungs
LABEL:    Island    

ARTIST:    Florence and The Machine
TITLE:      Cosmic Love
COMP:     Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
ALBUM:   Lungs
LABEL:    Island    


ARTIST:    Steve Gunn
TITLE:      Conditions Wild
COMP:     Steve Gunn
ALBUM:   Lies On The Lines
LABEL:    Matador

ARTIST:    Adele
TITLE:      Rolling In The Deep
COMP:     Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth
ALBUM:   Adele 21