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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 4 May 2018

Nicole Andrews

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1:10 First song: Nicole Andrews Live

We continue our celebration of NZ Music month today with a live performance from Wellington musician, Nicole Andrews - who's new album A Stranger is out today

She's about to tour and is performs live from our Wellington music studio

1:20 Chelsie Preston Crayford on Body pressure

The pressure to fit into certain size clothes is always a really tough subject to talk about. Actor Chelsie Preston Crayford wrote an Instagram post after having trouble fitting into a costume at work about how tough it is to try and conform to how society expects her body to look. She's now written a piece for The Wireless.

Chelsie Preston Crayford

Chelsie Preston Crayford Photo: supplied

1:25 Rugby loyalty

South African school rugby coach Deon Carney has been sidelined because he's a huge All Blacks fan.
He had to choose between his love of the All Blacks and his coaching job. He chose the All Blacks.

Sports writer Mark Reason talks about loyalty and professionalism in rugby.

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Photo: creative commons - pixabay - TracyJaneShaw

1:35 The Science of Socks

Stewart Collie is a science team leader at AgResearch, but also a sock guru. He celebrates this often overlooked and derided Christmas gift - and how it has to perform in a unique and harsh environment of elevated heat and moisture, and high impact mechanical forces.

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1:40 Great album

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews two new comedies, The Breaker Upperers and I Feel Pretty

2:20 Bryan Crump - calling all duck callers

Bryan Crump of Nights threw out the idea of a duck calling contest last night. It's snowballed into something quite big.

2:25 NZ Live: Jamie McDell

We’ve got a serial NZ Live performer back in the studio today. It’s Jamie McDell and she’s gone on a bit of a musical tangent towards country and americana.


Jamie’s new record called Extraordinary Girl is out today and was recorded over two days in Nashville last year.


Jamie McDell

Jamie McDell Photo: Supplied

3:10 Julie Biuso: make lentils your best friend

Lentils have been eaten for thousands of years. They contain around 25% protein, but when eaten with certain foods that more than doubles and can equal the same protein content as a meal of meat.

Julie Biuso says if you are wanting to go meat-free some nights Lentils can be your best friend. 

She shares her recipe for a lentil salad

Lentil Salad with Vinegar Dressing

Lentil Salad with Vinegar Dressing Photo: Julie Biuso

3:20 Talk the Walk: the Heaphy Track

Derry Kingston must be the most experienced Heaphy track walker in the world. He has done it well over 400 times, as he relocates people's cars to the West Coast end of the track, then walks back to Golden Bay.

He's recently sold his relocation business and is hanging up his tramping boots, but shares with us some of his wonderful stories to share about the Heaphy.

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Photo: Supplied/Paul Donovan

3:25 Critter of the Week

2 weeks ago Jesse travelled to the Wild Dunedin festival where he and Nicola Toki presented Critter of the Week in front of a live audience.

The critter was a green gecko.

In New Zealand, geckos are extremely slow breeding and long-lived: some geckos have been shown to live for at least 42 years in the wild. They give birth to live young.

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

4:05 The Panel with Garry Moore and Miriama Aoake