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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 14 July 2017


Next week's story is John Summers' non-fiction short story 'Real Life'

Read it before Thursday at 3pm, and email us your thoughts

1:10 First song

1:15 To The Bone

Netflix's new teen drama, To The Bone, starts airing today. And it's the second Netflix-original to raise concern amongst parents, healthcare professionals and our Chief Censor this year. In March, 13 Reasons Why made headlines for its depictions of teenage suicide and rape. And this series is about Ellen, a 20-year-old anorexic girl, who's spent most of her teenage years in recovery programs. A review in The Guardian called the new series 'uninsightful, insipid and insulting'. David Shanks was appointed Chief Censor in May of this year.

Netflix's new teen drama, To The Bone, starts airing today.

Netflix's new teen drama, To The Bone, starts airing today. Photo: YouTube / Netflix

1:25 University of Otago proposes 182 job cuts

A proposal to revamp support services at the University of Otago could see 182 jobs cut. The university says it's been more than 20 years since administrative services were reviewed. And the business case proposes a streamlined approach to financial and administrative services. Shaun Scott, is the Tertiary Education Union's organiser for Otago University.

Clocktower of University of Otago Registry Building in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Clocktower of University of Otago Registry Building in Dunedin, New Zealand. Photo: 123RF

1:35 'Xennials' The New Generation?

A new term for describing people in their early 40s has become a worldwide phenomenon. The media is reporting that babies born between 1977 and 1983 no longer have to be confused if they're Generation X or a Millennial, they can call themselves Xennials. The term was allegedly coined by Australian Associate Professor of Sociology, Dan Woodman. But contrary to reports, Dan isn't so sure about the label himself. He's with us from the University of Melbourne.

Dan Woodman

Dan Woodman Photo: University of Melbourne

1:45 Great Album HUNTERS & COLLECTORS - Human Frailty

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Photo: Wikipedia

Human Frailty is the fourth studio album by Australian rock band Hunters & Collectors, which was released  April 1986. 

A real commercial and critical success, the album peaked at #10 on the Australian Album Chart and #5 on the NZ Chart.

Mark Seymour (who wrote all the lyrics to the album) said that all the tracks were "connected to the relationship that [my then-girlfriend] and I had".

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews War for the Planet of the Apes and This Beautiful Fantastic

2:20 NZ Live Clap Clap Riot

Clap Clap Riot

Clap Clap Riot Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

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Auckland four-piece rock n' rollers, Clap Clap Riot join us in the studio today. 

Regular favourites at Rhythm & Vines and The Big Day Out they're known for their raw and energetic songwriting and magnetic live shows.

Their debut album Counting Spins was named 'Best NZ Rock album of 2012' by iTunes.

They're playing some tracks from their latest album Dull Life.


3:10 Friday food and wine: Winter Warmers

Megan May from Little Bird Organics has a recipe for a spicy hot cacao drink

Spicy hot cacao mug

Spicy hot cacao mug Photo: Little Bird Organics

And Yvonne Lorkin talks wines to warm you up and shares her mulled wine recipe

3:25 Critter of the Week: the Tardigrade

A Tardigrade, also known as a water bear

A Tardigrade, also known as a water bear Photo: supplied

These tiny little crazy looking aquatic creatures that are some of the most hardy species on earth. They have been around for over 500 million years and have super powers!  They can exist at temperatures below -272 Degrees Celsius, can exist in space in a vacuum, and can be frozen for thirty years, only to come back to life!

DoC's endangered species ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us all about this remarkable creature, also known as the water bear.


3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel Hosted by Ali Jones who is joined by panellists Alan Blackman and Linda Clark