Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 8 December 2014

1:10 Best song ever written

Trick With A Knife.  Strawpeople.  Nominated by Stephen Prendergast of Wanganui. 

Nga Taonga Sound Vision1:20 NZ Retro: The Year - 1988

Archival audio supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

2:10 Bill Burr

Bill Burr is one of America's most sought after comedians and he's coming to New Zealand for the first time. Apart from comedy he's turned his hand to acting, playing Kuby on the cult TV show Breaking Bad. He's featured in movies alongside Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Al Pacino and Christopher Walken. And David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon all want him on their shows. His podcast, Bill's Monday Morning Podcast, is one of the most popular on the web.

Bill Burr - Photo Credit Koury Angelo
Bill Burr, photo: Koury Angelo

2:30 NZ Reading

Peter Hambleton reads the first part of  'How To Catch A Cricket Match'  by Harry Ricketts.

2:45 Feature album

Henry's Dream - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1992).   

3:10 Feature author

Jesuit brother, Guy Consolmagno - the  head of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.
Questions about the origin of the Universe and the Big Bang theory are frequently asked of one of the world's oldest astronomical observatories, run for hundreds of years by an unlikely organisation, the Catholic Church. Jesuit brother Guy Consolmagno is the head of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. He's co-written a new book called, Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? and Other Strange Questions from the Inbox at the Vatican Observatory.

3:30 Voices

From one of the wealthiest countries on earth and home to Islam’s holiest site, the Saudi Students Association in Wellington find surprisingly different riches living here. Lynda Chanwai-Earle catches up with some of the 7000 Arabian students here, to find out what they’re learning from a country so incredibly different from their own.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Zara Potts, Jim Mora, Jonathan Krebs and Ella Henry.