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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 25 January 2018

Short Story Club

Today we discuss the short story How Women Behave When Men are Losing their Wives by Sue Orr.

1:10 First song

1:15 Muslim women in sport and online

Nida Ahmad has found a stark contrast between the typical mainstream media stereotypes of Muslim women with how they behave on social media and in the sporting arena.

She's been following the social media accounts and sporting backgrounds of 26 Muslim women from different countries. Nida is about to complete the project she's been working on and joins Jesse to share some of her thoughts.

Nida Ahmad

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1:30 Fifty years on from The Beatles ashram get-away

It's 50 years next month since The Beatles made their now-famous journey to India to study Hindu mysticism under the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

The authorities in the Indian province of Uttarakhand are trying to revive tourism at the Chaurasi Kutia ashram site.

Local journalist Raju Gusain is somewhat of an expert on the Fab Four's 1968 stay and talks about future plans for the ashram.

1:35 The truth about weightloss?

When it comes to healthy diets, it can feel like we're bombarded with mixed messages one day we're told to go paleo, the next we should go vegetarian or give up carbs, then eat more grains!

Dietition and weight loss expert, MaryRose Spence is also tired of all the misinformation and myths around food.

She has been running Nutrition Consultants in Auckland for 25 years and has just published a book called Everyday Diet Secrets: The truth about Weight Loss. where she attempts to debunk some of the myths and explain what actually works

1:40 Great album

2:10 Tech talk with Paul Brislen

Facial recognition is the new way tech companies are dealing with the painful issue of passwords and logging in to things - but there's a dark side.

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2:20 Moon Ribas is a cyborg

Barcelona-based cyborg Moon Ribas tells Jesse about how technology has made her more in-tune with nature.

2:30 Your Money with Mary Holm

Today Mary Holm takes on a tricky topic; from a financial perspective is a young person better to go into an apprenticeship, or an undergraduate degree? She crunches the numbers

3:10 Short Story Club

Today we discuss the short story How Women Behave When Men are Losing their Wives by Sue Orr.

Next week we will talk about Marae Shuffle by Apirana Taylor

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Christina Vogels from AUT's school of Communications Studies has just finished her PhD, entitled It's a masculinity sort of thing: Young men talk about the rules of (hetero)romantic relationships.

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3:30 This Way Up

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

4:05 The Panel with Catherine Robertson and Peter Elliott