Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 16 November 2017
SHORT STORY CLUB
After 3 we will discuss Drunk Girls by Helen O'Connor - which was one of the three unpublished short stories selected for Short Story Club Live at Litcrawl. The event took place last Saturday evening and we recorded the fascinating discussion. You can read all three stories here
1:10 First song
1:15 Peruvian fans in New Zealand
We're just two hours away from the World Cup playoff clash in Lima, New Zealand against Peru for a spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
While kiwi fans are hoping for an upset against a team ranked much higher, Peruvians are desperate to see their team at a world cup for the first time in more than three decades.
The crowd in Lima is huge for but there are many Peruvians who live in New Zealand who will be ducking out of work early to catch the the unmissable game.
One of those ardent fans is Miguel Rjas who, despite living here for 30 years, is proudly wearing red and white.
1:25 The rise of Philosophy
It's World Philosophy day today, a day created to renew and rejuvenate interest in philosophy and what it means for society.
Here in New Zealand though the study hasn't waned in fact it's a thriving field with the country boasting many highly regarded philosophers - and there's now a rise in the number of women involved in this area of academia.
One of the women is Associate Professor Adriane Rini from Massey University, tells us more about why philosophy is so important to our daily lives.
1:35 Predator-Free 2050 announcement
We talk to Dr Dan Tompkins who will reveal what the organisation's been working on - the science behind predator-free.
1:40 Great album: The Dixie Chicks, Taking the Long Way
2:10 Tech Talk with Paul Brislen
Tech commentator Paul Brislen tells us about PowerbyProxi which says it's "on a mission to provide real world resonant Wireless Power solutions to the market and unplug the last cable"
"I've got some money in my savings account, but the interest rate isn't really good enough to beat inflation. I don't have anywhere near enough money to buy real estate and gouge tenants with brutal rent like some people do. Any recommendations for investing my money? I've never done this sort of thing before."
Personal finance expert, Mary Holm recommends the best way for young people to invest their money.
2:45 The Reading
3:10 Short Story Club
We discuss Drunk Girls by Helen O'Connor which was one of the three unpublished short stories selected for Short Story Club Live at Litcrawl.
The event took place last Saturday evening and we recorded the fascinating discussion. You can read all three stories here
And next week we will talk about Paula Morris' story Red Christmas
3:25 Tell me about your thesis
Doctoral candidate Hamid Shahbaznezhad from Auckland University joins Jesse in our Auckland studio to tell us about his thesis, which looks at how companies and customers interact on social media
3:30 BBC Witness
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question
4:05 The Panel with David Slack & Victoria Stewart