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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 22 May 2018

Short Story Club

On Thursday we discuss Pip Adam's short story The Woman, the Girl

Pip just won the Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction at the Ockham NZ book awards, so we're giving away a copy of her winning book The New Animals to the writer of the best email about The Woman, the Girl.

So read it and email us before 3pm on Thursday!

1:10 First song

1:15 Doing 40 jobs at age 40 

Five days before her birthday last year, Bec Fisher decided she wanted to try something new. 

Not just a new hobby or a couple of exercise classes, the Aussie mum and teacher wanted to know what other opportunities were out there.

So she thought the best way to find her next passion was to do 40 jobs during her 40th year. You can check out her blog here

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Photo: supplied

1:25 New Zealand metrologists prepare to redefine the kilogram

The kilogram is getting an overhaul. 

'The Big K' is a lump of metal kept away under glass in Paris that has defined the measurement for more than a hundred years.

But the metal is finally showing its age so this World Metrology day will be its last. It's being fixed with the help of kiwi metrologists. 

To tell us more about the change is one of those kiwis, Fleur Francois, director of New Zealand's national metrology institute, Measurement Standards Laboratory.

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Photo: supplied - Callaghan Innovation

1:35 Celebrity chef Matty Matheson's new show

Celebrity chef Matty Matheson is known as somewhat of a bad boy in the food world - his TV shows average about 150 expletives per episode. 

But his exuberant antics have earned him a massive following online, not to mention his recipes. 

A former lover of whiskey and partying, a health scare at 29 changed his ways, but not his persona.

His show 'It's Suppertime!' is coming to Viceland.

Chef Matty Matheson

Chef Matty Matheson Photo: Supplied

1:40 Great album

2:10 Pip Adam on the "monstrous feminine" in literature

We're honoured to have our regular book critic, Pip Adam in,  because she won the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her 2017 novel The New Animals. So in honour of that we are giving the book away as our Short Story Club prize this week (see above).

Today Pip is talking about the 'monstrous feminine' - an idea that challenges the idea of women as victims, and shares some books that feature monstrous women characters:

Ponti by Sharlene Teo

Apple and Knife by Intan Paramaditha

Her body and other parties by Maria Carmen Machado

Tess by Kirsten McDougall

Baby by Annaleese Jochems

Pip Adam

Pip Adam Photo: Victoria Birkinshaw

2:20 Pioneering women in music

New Zealand music month ends next Thursday, and this coming weekend the official music month summit takes place.

This year music industry professionals will be talking about some of the tougher issues facing the music industry - such as mental health for musicians as well as diversity and the #metoo movement

One of the speakers is Victoria Kelly who is the Director of Member Services at the Australasian Performing Right Association  - APRA AMCOS  and is also an award winning composer and musician

Victoria Kelly joins us in our Auckland studio, to talk about some of the pioneering female musical artists both here and internationally and play some of their music for us too.

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Photo: creative commons - Kate Bush (15312486456).jpg - Wikimedia Commons

3:10 Lucy Jones: What to do about natural disasters 

Every minute of every day, an earthquake happens somewhere in the world. There's no warning, and no way to prevent them. Dr Lucy Jones is a world renowned seismologist who doesn't just look at the science of tectonics but the human side of cataclysmic events.

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis are going to happen, she says, but disasters don't have to if we will prepare. How we react before an after these events says a lot about us.  Her new book is called The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them).

Seismologist Lucy Jones at the red carpet premier of the quake disaster movie, San Andreas starring Dwanye (the Rock) Johnson. (2015)

Seismologist Lucy Jones at the red carpet premier of the quake disaster movie, San Andreas starring Dwanye (the Rock) Johnson. (2015) Photo: Twitter

3:25 George Henare on Aladdin: The Musical 

George Henare as the Sultan

George Henare as the Sultan Photo: Supplied / Deen van Meer

A whole new world for kiwi Disney Fans has been announced -  Aladdin the broadway musical will be coming to Auckland next year.

It's a huge production that's toured all over the world and the New Zealand show will feature a kiwi actor in a principal role.

George Henare, perhaps best known for his work in Once Were Warriors, plays Jasmine's father, the flamboyant Sultan. He tells Jesse what's involved in performing such a well known character. 

3:30 Ours: Treasures from Te Papa

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

4:05 The Panel with Josie Pagani and Jonathan Krebs 

Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Sharnar
TITLE: Thank You     
COMP: Sharnar, Kingdom Chappell - Wilson, Will Henderson
RNZ Live Recording  

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

ARTIST: Olivia Newtown John     
TITLE: Physical     
COMP:  Steve Kipner     
ALBUM: The Very Best of Olivia Newton John       

ARTIST: Olivia Newtown John     
TITLE:  Xanadu (    
COMP: Jeff Lynne with Electric Light Orchestra         
ALBUM: The Very Best of Olivia Newton John    

ARTIST: Olivia Newtown John     
TITLE: Magic     
COMP:  Farrar
ALBUM: The Very Best of Olivia Newton John    

ARTIST: Joni Mitchell     
TITLE: 'Amelia'     
COMP: Joni Mitchell     
ALBUM: Hejira    
LABEL: Asylum    

ARTIST: Me'Shell NdegeOcello         
TITLE:  I'm Digging You
COMP: Meshell Ndegeocello    
ALBUM: Plantation Lullabies'    
LABEL: averick    

ARTIST: Missy Elliott
TITLE:  'I'm Better' (feat. Lamb)     
COMP: Melissa Elliott Cainon Lamb
LABEL:  Goldmind Atlantic     

ARTIST: Galina Ustvoskaya     
TITLE: 3rd Movement of the 'Grand Duet' for Cello & Piano     
COMP: Galina Ustvoskaya
performed by Rostropovich        

ARTIST:    Wendy Carlos
TITLE: Time Steps     
COMP: Wendy Carlos     
ALBUM: A Clockwork Orange: Wendy Carlos's Complete Original Score     
LABEL: Columbia    

ARTIST:  Kate Bush     
TITLE:  Running Up That Hill     
COMP: Kate Bush
ALBUM: Hounds of Love     

ARTIST: Bjork     
TITLE:  Joga     
COMP: Bjork     
ALBUM: Homogenic    
LABEL: One Little Indian    

ARTIST:  Julia Deans
TITLE:  Chelsea
COMP:  Julia Deans  
ALBUM: We Light Fire