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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 25 October 2018

Today's Short Story Club story:

Blue Horse Overdrive by Anthony Lapwood. The story is in the latest issue of Sport, and the writer of the best email to us about it, wins a copy of Sport 46. Jesse@rnz.co.nz

1:10 Suggested Serving Size perform live

Lachlan Oosterman  and Matt Church from Te Awamutu are the two members of the group, Suggested Serving Size. The group placed second at the Smokefreerockquest national final this year in the band category and they're visiting Auckland to shoot a music video, and perform a live song for us.

Suggested Serving Size

Suggested Serving Size Photo: supplied

1:15 Brazilian Presidential election worrying kiwis

Brazil is in the middle of a weeks long presidential election and one of the candidates, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro is a very divisive figure.

Taciano Milfont is a Brazilian New Zealander and a professor of psychology at Victoria University. He's worried by the political situation back in Brazil and the impact on Brazilians living here. 

Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL) Jair Bolsonaro gives his thumbs up after casting his vote at Villa Militar, during general elections.

Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL) Jair Bolsonaro gives his thumbs up after casting his vote at Villa Militar, during general elections. Photo: AFP

1:25 Māori and royal tours

It's royal tour season! Everyone's getting giddy about the new royals on their way to New Zealand. But there's also a fascinating history of these tours and how they've involved tangata whenua. 

Historian Jock Phillips is launching his research into Maori and the royal tour tradition in a lecture today at the Greytown Heritage Trust.

Royal tour 1954

Royal tour 1954 Photo: Upper Hutt City Library

1:35 Weta Workshop's monster maker 

Halloween is fast approaching and monsters are on the loose. Gino Acevedo knows all about monsters, he's spent the last 20 years dedicating his time to making them for Weta Workshop. 

Gino's curated a new exhibition "Things That Go Bump in the Night"  which opens tomorrow night at Courtenay Creative in Wellington, and he's in our wellington studio. 

1:40 Great album

2:10 Tech Talk with Peter Griffin - Drones.

Peter asks why so many people are getting obesssed with flying drones, the problems with them and where the technology is going

Drones

Drones Photo: Flickr

2:30 The history of iconic suburbs in NZ

New Zealanders spend a lot of time obsessing about suburbs - which is the best, which is the biggest and which is the most historic.  But what has been the history of suburbs in New Zealand and what makes a suburb iconic?

Grey Lynn in 1902

Grey Lynn in 1902 Photo: Auckland Library Sir George Grey special collection

3:10 Short Story Club

Today's story is Blue Horse Overdrive by Anthony Lapwood. The story is in the latest issue of Sport, and the writer of the best email to us about it, wins a copy of Sport 46. Jesse@rnz.co.nz

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Maru Nihoniho's masters thesis involved launching the on-line game, Takaro. The word means play in Te Reo, and the game focuses on STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - to encourage young people to learn spatial awareness, concept thinking and problem solving. She runs her own game development studio, called Metia

Maru Nihoniho

Maru Nihoniho Photo: supplied

3:30 Spoken Feature

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

4:05 The Panel with Damian Christie and Rebekah White

 

New Critter of the Week T-shirts! 

We have a new selection of limited edition Critter of the Week T-shirts, including children's sizes plus a tea towel! 

To order one click here, you only have until 31st October to get your orders in. 

 

Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:

Artist: Suggested Serving Size
Song: Didn't want to go out with you until you got a boyfriend
Comp: Suggested Serving Size
Album: unreleased live recording   
Label: RNZ    

LINK 3

Artist: Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue  
Song:  Kids
Comp:     Robert Williams Guy Chambers
Album: Light Years

Artist:  David Gray
Song: Babylon
Comp:  David Gray
Album:  White Ladder
Label:  IHT, EastWest

Artist:  Queens of the Stone Age
Song:    No One Knows
Comp: Josh Homme Mark Lanegan
Album:  Songs for the Deaf
Label: Interscope

The link was that all are from albums with hidden tracks


1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

Artist:  The Proclaimers
Song:  I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Comp:  Craig and Charlie Reid
Album: Sunshine on Leith
Label: Chrysalis, Nettwerk

Artist:  The Proclaimers
Song:  I'm on My Way
Comp:  Craig and Charlie Reid
Album: Sunshine on Leith
Label: Chrysalis, Nettwerk

Artist:  The Proclaimers
Song:  Sunshine on Leith
Comp:  Craig and Charlie Reid
Album: Sunshine on Leith
Label: Chrysalis, Nettwerk