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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 29 July 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Why so many women hate their bodies

Australian mother of three, Taryn Brumfitt sparked a global conversation about body image, simply by posting two images on her website

Taryn Brumfitt before and After

Taryn Brumfitt before and After Photo: supplied

The before photo is from her body building days. The “after” photo is when she accepted the way she looked in normal life.

Taryn Brumfitt admits she would stare in the mirror and tell herself how fat, ugly, and disgusting she was after having children. She went hard out to get a bikini body, but was still unhappy. She realised she needed to be happy with what she had and stop trying so hard to look a certain way. She also realised that if she was going to teach her own daughter to love her body, then she had to do the same.

She says poor body image has become a global epidemic. Too many women around the world hate their bodies. So she decided to find out why, and if there was anything she could do about it.

Her powerful and confronting documentary Embrace is screening at the New Zealand International Film Festival .

Taryn Brumfitt joins Jesse in the Auckland studio.

1:25 The head of Nasa's Juno Mission

Scott Bolton is responsible for overall success of NASA's Juno mission and leader of the science team. The Juno mission was launched in 2011 to study Jupiter's origin, atmosphere, magnetosphere and interior structure.

Juno Mission

Juno Mission Photo: NASA

Scott Bolton is currently visiting New Zealand and will  deliver a free public lecture this evening at 6pm at AUT. It's at the WG Sir Paul Reeves building off mayoral drive on AUT's City campus. 

1:35 Critter of the Week: the South Georgia Diving Petrel

Our critter this week is only found in one place, Codfish island - west of Stewart Island.

Msc student Johannes Fischer from Victoria University is leading a research project to try and save the South Georgia Diving Petrel.

Johannes Fischer is also  participating in a seabird fundraising challenge to raise money for his project.

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Film Critic, Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Star Trek Beyond, the restored, 50th anniversary print of My Fair Lady

London: Helen Henderson

2:20 NZ Live: Helen Henderson

Our guest today on New Zealand Live is singer/songwriter Helen Henderson, who is with me in our Auckland studio with her band to perform some of her favourite songs from her long career.

She's just released her latest album, London - the songs were all written in London back in the 1970's. Helen arrived there with just fifty pounds in her pocket and relied on the kindness of ex-pat kiwi friends as she sought to kickstart her music career.

2:20 New Zealand Society

Tales of life in Aotearoa.

3:10 Food: Eat your heart out

In our food segment today we're talking hearty dishes - in the literal sense of the word.

Jacob Brown of Mirimar Restaurant, The LArder in Wellington is serving all hearts for his Wellington on a Plate Event, Cardiac Cuisine.

And it is certainly not for the faint hearted.

He'll also give his recipe for heart kebab. You can see the recipe here.

Cardiac Cuisine

Cardiac Cuisine Photo: supplied

3:20 New World Wine Awards Judge, Sam Kim

3:30 Lynda Hallinan on growing plum trees

3:40 Go Ahead Caller

Sadly it is the final episode of Go Ahead Caller by Paul Casserly. Featuring Paul Casserly himself as Ken Oath - the voice of reason.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show