Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 22 August 2014

1:10   Best Song Ever Written: Barry Read of Auckland nominated 'Let the Day Begin' by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

1:20   NZ Live - special guests - Georgia and Caleb Nott, together known as Broods - and their debut album, Evergreen, is out today.      

Broods - Bridges from THE WIRELESS NZ on Vimeo.

2:10  The Alien Lifeform Antarctic Question - Brent Christner: A team of researchers has discovered an ecosystem hundreds of metres beneath the Antarctic pack ice. And that's intensified the discussion of how life can exist in extreme environments, even, perhaps on other planets. The lead researcher is Brent Christner, a professor of biology at Louisiana State University.

2:20  Calling All Nerds - Sonia Sly heads to an event called Nerd Nite and finds out why 'zombie laws' are important in everyday life, and meets an avid knitter who says that using spam and hacking knitting machines is now 'the new cool' for knitters around the world.

Link: NZ Society

2:30  NZ Reading: Garth Holcombe reads part five in our ABC production  of 'Tuvalu' by Andrew O'Connor, adapted  by Gail MacCallum from the novel published by Allen and Unwin.
BOOK:
Tuvalu by Andrew O'Connor  Pub: Allen and Unwin ISBN -1741148715

2:45  Feature Album -  '...But Seriously' - Phil Collins (1989)

3:10   Food, Wine and Movies: Phillip Kraal from Bamboozle Oriental Fusion with his Spicy Crab Larb Gai recipe today, Yvonne Lorkin, the wine, and Sarah McMullan on new movie releases, Nick Cave doco 20 000 days and the French science fiction film, Lucy.
Weekend Wine Selections:
Food Match: Spicy Crab Larb Gai - The Te Mania Nelson Gewurztraminer 2013 ($22)
Wyndham Bin 444 Cabernet $12
Mills Reef Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2013 $24
Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012 $75

3:45  Panel Pre-Show - Julie Moffett