Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 23 June 2014

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Andrew Morison of Kaiapoi nominated 'Another Brick in the Wall part II' by Pink Floyd.

1:20 New Zealand Retro: The Year - 1967

We revisit New Zealand in 1967 with feature guests including pop idol, Mr Lee Grant - winner of the Loxene Golden Disc Awards that year - long based in London. Courtesy of Sound Archives.


2:20 Voices: WISE women

Marking World Refugee Week, Lynda Chanwai-Earle will bring us a story about WISE women; that's Women - Inspired - Strong - Empowered and Enterprising, an initiative involving former refugees helping other refugee women to resettle here.

2:30 NZ Reading - Embracing the Dragon

The story of journalist Polly Greeks' trek along the Great Wall of China with Nathan Gray, a journey that included many of its most remote and dangerous sections.

Music details:Miao Xiaoyun: Memory of Yun-nan, 1st movement (Liu Xing) PLUS Miao Xiaoyun: Sound from Afar ( Chen Wenjie) BOTH from the album "The Art of the Chinese Lute" EUCD 1864 ARC

Embracing the Dragon: A Woman's Journey Along the Great Wall of China by Polly Greeks, Awa Press (1 June 2004) ISBN-978-0958262958

2:45 Feature album

'Summertime Dream' by Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot from 1976.

3:10 Feature interview - Jennifer Oulette

Who do we think we are? It's a question that's plagued philosophers since man invented the mirror. We'll talk to science writer Jennifer Oulette about her new book Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self.

3:30 The Beatles arrive in Wellington on 21 June 1964

The Beatles arrive in Wellington on 21 June 1964. 7000 fans turn up at the airport. The group then make their famous appearance of the balcony of the St George Hotel. Beatlemania erupts. Ringo calls his gift Tiki "Fred". The series is presented by Wayne Mowat, produced by Trevor Reekie and artfully engineered by Jeremy Ansell.

3:45 Panel Pre-Show - Zara Potts

Zara Potts today with What The World's Talking About: First Stairway To Heaven is accused of plagiarism, and now it's the song Timber. We'll let you judge. How are the psychic animals doing in predicting the World Cup results? Is there any particular psychic animal we should be following? The job ads that sneakily tell you they want young people even though you're not allowed to want just young people. The myth of the trophy wife, the deep fears of the super-rich and the forgotten crime committed by Adolph Hitler.