Afternoons

Wednesday 26 November 2014, with Simon Mercep

Audio from Wednesday 26 November 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Best song Ever Written - Traveling Again ( 12′ 30″ )

    13:08 Shaune Blackwell of Auckland has chosen 'Traveling Again' by Dar Williams.

  • Music Trivia game ( 21′ 8″ )

    13:21 Three songs with one thing common to them all. What do you think it could be?

  • The Plain English Awards - Gregory Fortuin ( 11′ 26″ )

    14:08 It's time to throw away the jargon and celebrate plain English. The 2014 Plain English Awards are on tomorrow night. They aim to celebrate clear communication and shame the use of meaningless drivel. The chair of the awards trust is Gregory Fortuin.

  • The intelligence of dogs - Associate Professor Brian Hare ( 12′ 59″ )

    14:20 Associate Professor Brian Hare, an evolutionary anthropologist at Duke University in North Carolina, studies dog's brains and he's come up with a test to measure dog intelligence.

  • Feature album - The Dream of the Blue Turtles ( 14′ 18″ )

    14:46 The British singer/songwriter Sting is joining the cast of his deeply personal Broadway musical in the hope of saving the show from sinking. Sting, who is 63 years old, will appear on-stage in December and January as the cynical foreman of a struggling shipyard in his northeast England hometown of Wallsend. Our feature album this afternoon remembers more 'bouyant' times for Sting. The Dream of the Blue Turtles was his first solo album, released in the USA on the first of June 1985, a year after The Police had unofficially disbanded.

  • Online world with Hamish MacEwan ( 22′ 25″ )

    15:09 Lee Rigby murder - Facebook link. Google Contributor: can I really pay to remove ads? Sophisticated malware bug 'Regin' detected. Russia's webcam spying site urged to shut down. Bloodsucking video game peripheral suspended by Kickstarter.

  • NZ Society ( 10′ 9″ )

    15:30 Sharing emotions but not as you know it. Katy Gosset finds out about the latest use for wearable technology.

  • The Panel pre-show for 26 November 2014 ( 14′ 37″ )

    15:45 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.

1:10 Best song ever written.  Travelling Again by Dar Williams.  Nominated by Shaune Blackwell in Auckland.

1:20 Music Trivia game 

2:10 The Plain English Awards - Gregory Fortuin
It's that time of year. It's time to throw away the jargon and celebrate plain English. The 2014 Plain English Awards are on tomorrow night. And they aim to celebrate clear communication and shame the use of meaningless drivel. The trust chair of the awards is Gregory Fortuin.

2:20 The intelligence of dogs -  Associate Professor Brian Hare
Associate Professor Brian Hare, an evolutionary anthropologist at Duke University in North Carolina, studies dog's brains and he's come up with a test to measure dog intelligence.

2:30 NZ Reading

Part three of our Neil Giles mystery, "The Terror at Tinakore Road" set in colonial New Zealand

2:45 Feature album

The Dream of the Blue Turtles - Sting (1985)

3:10 Online with Hamish MacEwan

Lee Rigby murder Facebook link
Google Contributor: can I really pay to remove ads?
Sophisticated malware bug Regin detected
Russia's webcam spying site urged to shut down
Bloodsucking video game peripheral suspended by Kickstarter
The latest Uber scandal, explained

3:35  Wearable Technology - Katy Gosset
Katy Gosset finds out about the latest use for wearable technology.
New Zealand Society

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Zara Potts, Jim Mora, Tim Watkin and Virginia Larson.