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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 15 May 2018

Short Story Club this week:

On Thursday 17 May we will discuss Giving the Bird by David Hill. The writer of the best email about that story wins Finding - his new novel for young readers.

David is also our guest on Bookmarks this Wednesday at 2.20pm.

1:10 First song: Being (aka Jasmin Balmer)

Another live first song for NZ Music month today, Being has just released her second single and performs it live in our Auckland studio.

Being. (Jasmine Balmer)

Being. (Jasmine Balmer) Photo: AJMNZ Photography

1:15 Winston Peters as Acting PM

Today we find out some of the protocols that are in effect when the country has an Acting Prime Minister. The deputy PM and leader of NZ First Winston Peters will step into the role for six weeks, an unusually long period of time for an Acting PM to be in charge. Constitutional law expert Andrew Geddis explains what could go wrong or right and what the Opposition could have up their sleeve for this time.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (left) and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters (right) in the House. March 27 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (left) and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters (right) in the House. Photo: VNP / Phil Smith

1:25 The Far North's award winning voice over artist

He works out of a home studio in the Far North has just won 4 prestigious British awards for his voice work - including male voiceover of the year.

Toby Rickets is was born in the UK, but has been a New Zealand citizen since 1998 - and he makes his living from his self built studio in Northland, and has major international clients around the world.

Toby Ricketts: Voice over artist

Toby Ricketts: Voice over artist Photo: supplied

1:35 The Umbilical Brothers

The Australian comic duo The Umbilical Brothers are back in the country for a season at Q Theatre starting tonight

They're known for their physical comedy - they met in miming class but found they preferred making noise.

Shane Dundas and David Collins have performed around the world and have been on some of the top talk shows - such as David Letterman and Stephen Colbert - but they are topping that with a visit to RNZ Auckland to talk to us!

The Umbilical Brothers

The Umbilical Brothers Photo: supplied

1:40 Museum dances into finals

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Photo: supplied

The team at the South Canterbury Museum are into the finals of the International Museum Dance off with their video set to Ball Room Blitz by The Sweet. The director Philip Howe discusses the Timaru museum's grand ambition to win the Crown.

1:45 Great album

2:10 Book critic Catherine Robertson

Catherine talks us through upcoming literary awards and prizes, including tonight's Ockham NZ Book awards.

2:20 Androgyny in pop music

In our music feature today we're looking at the history of androgyny in pop music. Where did it begin and why was it so popular in music, unlike in other entertainment fields?

Victoria University's Geoff Stahl teaches popular music studies at the school of English, Film, Theatre and Media studies.

David Bowie

David Bowie Photo: Wiki commons

3:10 The Letdown: the realities of being a new parent.

There's Hollywood's typical version of Motherhood; earnest, nurturing, always positive. And then there's The Letdown. The Australian produced series screening on Netflix features all the indignities, frustrations and  humor that having a baby can bring.

Sarah Scheller is the co-creator and writer on the series and she talks to us about the steep learning curve of new motherhood and how personal experience shapes the popular show. 

The Letdown

The Letdown Photo: Netflix

3:30 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Ali Jones and David Farrar

 

Music played in this show


1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Being (Jasmine Balmer)     
TITLE:  Lucy     
COMP: Jasmine Balmer    
RNZ Live recording  


1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST: The Black Keys     
TITLE:  Set you Free     
COMP:  Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney    
ALBUM: Thickfreakness.     
LABEL: Fat Possum     

ARTIST: The Black Keys     
TITLE: Midnight in her eyes     
COMP:  Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney    
ALBUM: Thickfreakness.     
LABEL: Fat Possum     

ARTIST: The Black Keys     
TITLE: Hold me in your arms     
COMP:  Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney    
ALBUM: Thickfreakness.     
LABEL: Fat Possum     

THE TUESDAY MUSIC FEATURE

ARTIST: Barbarians
TITLE: Are You a Boy or a Girl?
COMP:Geoffrey Morris     
ALBUM:    Single
LABEL: Laurie     

ARTIST:    David Bowie
TITLE:     The Man Who Sold the World
COMP:    David Bowie
ALBUM:    The Man Who Sold the World
LABEL:    Mercury

ARTIST:    New York Dolls
TITLE:     Trash
COMP:    David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain
ALBUM:    Single
LABEL:    Mercury

ARTIST:    Klaus Nomi
TITLE:     Simple Man
COMP:    Kristian Hoffman
ALBUM:    Simple Man
LABEL:    RCA

ARTIST:    Annie Lennox (Eurythmics)
TITLE:     Sweet Dreams
COMP:    Annie Lennox David A. Stewart
ALBUM:    Single
LABEL:     RCA Records

ARTIST:    Prince
TITLE:     I Would Die For You
COMP:    Prince
ALBUM:    Purple Rain
LABEL:    Warner Bros.

ARTIST:    Grace Jones
TITLE:     Me I Disconnect From You
COMP:    Gary Numan
ALBUM:    Nightclubbing
LABEL:    Island Records