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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 24 April 2019

1:10 First song

1:15 Instagram influencers reinvent its "look"

Twitter and Facebook are the big social media giants that we often talk about, but Instagram is fast becoming the go-to platform for the young and influential. 

With a billion users, it has created it's own style and look. The "aesthetic" as it's known, is glossy and curated and the perfect place for advertising dressed up as content. 

But the style is changing, there's a shift away from the manufactured toward authenticity. So what does this mean and why is it important? Digital editor of Metro Magazine Tess Nichol breaks it down. 

Instagram logo.

Photo: AFP/ Anadolu Agency

1:25 Re-homing racing Greyhounds

The Greyhound racing industry has faced a lot of scrutiny over the years, for its treatment of the animals. Last year a report found more than 300 dogs were euthanised in one season after failing to be re-homed. 

Greyhounds as Pets is a charity created to ease these dogs into retirement and help find them a new home. 

April is Adopt A Greyhound Month, so we're joined by Daniel Bohan from the programme to tell us why they make a good addition to the family. 

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Photo: Supplied / Greyhounds as Pets

1:35 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: early Anzac Days

For most of us, our memories of Anzac Day have always been marked by the dwindling numbers of veterans of World War II and later conflicts like the Korean and Vietnam Wars. 

In today’s visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Sarah Johnston is going to take us back to Anzac Day in the earlier years of the 20th century, when it was all about the original Anzacs, the men who fought in World War I.

1:40 Great album

2:10 Comedy review - Donna Brookbanks

Comedian Donna Brookbanks reviews the Netflix comedy specials by Ellen Degeneres and Amy Schumer and also tells us a bit about the New Zealand Comedy Festival. 

2:20 Bookmarks with Danielle Hawkins

Danielle Hawkins

Danielle Hawkins Photo: Supplied

Danielle Hawkins' farm life in Otorohanga has served up plenty of inspiration for her rural romance tales that have captivated readers here and and abroad.

The author divides her time between writing and working as a vetenarian. She joins Jesse to chat about her new book When it all turns to custard and some of the music, films and songs that she adores. 

Danielle Hawkins

Danielle Hawkins Photo: Supplied

3:10 The cross-dressing women at war

A research fellow at the University of Sydney has looked into the often invisible accounts of intersex soldiers and cross-dressing women who went to war. Olivia Murphy has found and retold some of these stories and joins Jesse to chat about the motivations of these women. 

A portrait of Hannah Snell, circa 1750

A portrait of Hannah Snell, circa 1750 Photo: Wikimedia Commons

3:35 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

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

4:05 The Panel with Michelle Boag and Golnaz Bassam-Tabar