Afternoons

Friday 25 July 2014, with Simon Mercep

Audio from Friday 25 July 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Best song ever written - All of Me ( 13′ 55″ )

    13:08 Tony Wood of North Shore has nominated 'All of Me' by John Legend.

  • NZ Live - Gravel Road ( 38′ 22″ )

    13:22 Gravel Road's debut album had it's "unofficial" release back in March. "Heartland" is a collection of New Zealand stories reflecting our history and the places that inspire us as a nation.

  • Dame Fiona Kidman ( 12′ 8″ )

    14:08 Dame Fiona Kidman is one of New Zealand's leading contemporary writers. She is a novelist, poet, scriptwriter and short story author. Her latest book, 'The Infinite Air', is a best-selling novel based around the life of aviator Jean Batten.

  • NZ Society - Sidewalk astronomy ( 9′ 44″ )

    14:20 Sidewalk astronomy has hit Christchurch. Katy Gosset finds out more with the help of a solar telescope.

  • Feature album - In Your Dreams ( 17′ )

    14:45 'In Your Dreams' was Nick's first solo work for a decade, and released to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the release of her debut solo album Bella Donna. This became her 5th Top Ten album on Billboard.

  • Fresh fast food with Julie Biuso ( 12′ 9″ )

    15:10 Award winning food writer Julie Biuso talks about her chocolate almond cake.

  • Wine - Belinda Jackson ( 9′ 31″ )

    15:18 Blenheim wine consultant Belinda Jackson joins us.

  • Film review with Sarah McMullan ( 10′ 13″ )

    15:28 Sarah McMullan reviews the romantic comedy movie Begin Again and the Australian drama, Healing.

  • The Panel pre-show for 25 July 2014 ( 18′ 12″ )

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


1:10   Best Song Ever Written - Tony Wood of North Shore has nominated 'All of Me' by John Legend

1:20   NZ Live - our New Zealand Live guests are Gravel Road - the Wellington-based alt country band - they're debut album came out not that long ago. 

2:10 Dame Fiona Kidman is one of New Zealand's leading contemporary writers.She is a novelist, poet, scriptwriter and short story author, and has now written nearly 30 books and more than 60 TV, film and radio scripts. Her latest book, The Infinite Air, is a best-selling novel based around the life of aviator Jean Batten, who in 1936 made the first solo flight from New Zealand to England. And the Wellington-based author is in Marlborough this weekend where she too has taken to the skies.

2:20  Sidewalk Astronomy - Katy Gosset: Later in the show: Sidewalk astronomy has hit Christchurch.
Katy Gosset finds out more with the help of a solar telescope.

2:30  NZ Reading: 'Telegraph Tales' is a series of five stories about Jimmy Preston-cadet telegraphist for the Postal and Telegraph Service.

2:45  Feature Album - In Your Dreams  by American singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks, from 2011.     

3:10  Food, Wine and Movies
Award winning food writer, Julie Biuso talks about her chocolate almond cake, Belinda Jackson brings the wine, and Sarah McMullan reviews the romantic comedy movie, Begin Again .. and the Australian drama, Healing.
Fresh Fast Food - Julie Biuso
Wine - Belinda Jackson
- The Picks:

Zeffer Hopped up Pippin
Zeffer Red Apple Cider
Selaks Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet 2013

Movies - Sarah McMullan

Begin Again
Directed & written by John Carney
3.5 stars.

Healing
Directed & written by Craig Monaghan.
Stars Hugo Weaving, Xaviar Samuel ,Mark Leonard & Don Hany as Viktor.
4 stars

3:45  Panel Pre-Show -  Julie Moffett with what the world's talking about today:  A big new study looking at whether cellphones are dangerous in cars; why you shouldn't, if you're driving home right now, flop down in front of the telly when you get home; the premise of the new ScarJo movie about how we only use 10% of our brainpower may be bunkum but there is something we have in abundance that we only use 10% of. In a week of terrible aviation news the reassuring statistics on flying. More psychic news... last week told you about the court case with the guy who told his employer what the winning lottery numbers would be. This week it's a woman who decided to turn her luck around. Sir Bradley Wiggins' disappointment with silver. The principality of Wales and the last Ford Falcon.