Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 16 October 2014

1:10 Best song ever written.  'This Is the Day' - The The.  Nominated by Craig Jackson of Auckland.

1:20 Simon's A to Z - Taumarunui. Ron Cooke on Taumarunui's history. Ian Balme on the Forgotten World Adventure.  And Jamie Downes, who bought the pub and turned it into a gym. 

2:10 Supergroove - Dr Karl Steven.  It's been 20 years since Supergroove released its 1994 debut album, Traction, and now the band is being inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. Dr Karl Steven fronted Supergroove and he speaks with Simon Mercep.

2:20 Pinnocchio rex - Dr Stephen Brusatte.  They lived a long time ago but experts are still discovering new dinosaurs. The latest is one dubbed Pinocchio rex. The almost complete tyrannosaur skeleton was discovered in China this year. Palaeontologist, Dr Stephen Brusatte, was part of the team to find the long-snouted cousin of the T rex.

2:30 NZ Reading.  Episode 14 of 'Landings' by Jenny Pattrick, read by Stuart Devenie. 

2:45 Feature album.  'Halcyon' - Ellie Goulding (2012). 

3:10 Mission to Mars - Haritina Mogosanu.  A new report into the reality TV-funded Mars One project is claiming that technology for settling on the planet is not advanced enough, and colonists would start dying after just 68 days. Haritina Mogosanu leads the Astrobiology Group of New Zealand and is the president of the New Zealand Mars Society. She speaks with Simon after 3pm about the prospect of a one-way trip to the Red Planet.

3:20 Phage Hunt - Veronika Meduna. Earlier this year, the World Health Organization issued a report, warning that antibiotic resistance is a serious threat to public health. Massey University biologist Heather Hendrickson argues that another way of treating bacterial infections is to use viruses known as bacteriophages, which are already part of our bodies' first line of attack.

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:35 The Band that Made The Beatles.  David Whitty from BBC 'Witness'.  In October 1957 John Lennon and Paul McCartney performed together for the first time in The Quarrymen, which went on to become The Beatles. Rod Davis played banjo in The Quarrymen, and tells us about the origins of the most famous group in the world.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Jim Mora, Zara Potts, Levina Goode and Chris Gallavin.