1:20 Largest ever ancient Greek exhibition at Auckland Museum

Auckland museum is hosting an international exhibition of ancient Greeks which has travelled here from the British Museum.

The collection is the largest of its kind ever to visit New Zealand and has been carefully curated by Dr Peter Higgs who's travelled with the artefacts from Britain where he's the been part of the Greek and Roman department at the British museum since 1993.

Titled, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes, the exhibition has also been to Spain and Australia before landing here. Dr Higgs talks to Jesse about the special collection of artefacts.

The Trustees of the British Museum

Photo: The Trustees of the British Museum

1:30 Has COTW uncovered an entirely new critter?

Last week's Critter of the Week, the tongue louse (Cymothoidae species) has caused a bit of a stir amongst scientists familiar with this species.

Jesse talks to Mike Dickison about what happened when he attempted to attach our COTW session to the corresponding Wikipedia entry for the species.....

Tongue eating louse parasitising a butterfish from Whenua hou

Photo: Guy McDonald, used with permission

1:40 Using wool for puffer jackets, a collaboration

The struggling wool export sector is looking for new ways to use the natural fibre.

Recently, New Zealand label Wynn Hamlyn partnered with Gisborne wool company, Wisewool to create a puffer jacket stuffed with wool instead of feathers or synthetic innards.

The Campaign for Wool NZ aims to promote and educate the world about the wonders of wool. Chairman Tom O'Sullivan talks to Jesse about the collaboration.

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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

1:50 Great album: Our Own Sweet Time by Vance Joy

Today's link 3 winner will get a vinyl copy of the latest album from Vance Joy, Our Own Sweet Time. The Australian artist was last performing to a sold out audience at Auckland's town hall in 2018.

His latest album, which we are giving away, will be released tomorrow.

Vance Joy album cover

Photo: Mushroom records

2:10 Music Critic: Dianne Swann

Today Dianne talks to Jesse about the latest album out from Chicago rock band Wilco.

Their 12th studio album is called Cruel Country and is grounded in classic country music and old time folk.

2:25 NZ Sporting History: Bruce McLaren

Today on NZ Sport History we're reflecting on the career of a motorsport pioneer.

Born in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Bruce McLaren snagged the New Zealand Grand Prix in 1958 before flying abroad to join the ranks of the greatest Formula One drivers in the world.

In 1963 he established the McLaren brand and began producing his own F1 cars

Bruce died in 1970 at the age of 32 while testing a new design.

To look back at his lasting legacy today we're joined by his daughter, McLaren Automotive brand ambassador Amanda McLaren.

Bruce McLaren

Bruce McLaren Photo: Supplied

3:10 Link 3

3:15 Solving the World's Problems with Steve Wyn-Harris

Today Hawkes Bay farmer Steve Wyn-Harris is talking about some of the problems he encounters living in the country.

In particular he's talking cluster flies, mason bees, mice and rats!

3:20 History with Dr Grant Morris: The Great Game: What is it?

Over the past few weeks we have seen tension in the Pacific as China and the US wrestle for control.  We also keep hearing the term “The Great Game” in relation to these events.  But what does “The Great Game” mean?  History has the answer.

Great Game Cartoon

Great Game Cartoon Photo: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1804543

3:35 Spoken Feature BBC Witness

As the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee weekend, Claire Bowes takes us back to her Coronation in  London's Westminster Abbey in June 1953.  In 2013, she brought together the memories of two of the Maids of Honour, Lady Anne Glenconner and Lady Jane Vane-Tempest-Stewart.

1953 Queen Elizabeth coronation

Photo: bbc.co.uk

3:45 The Panel with Ella Henry and Mark Knoff Thomas