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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 2 October 2019

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1:10 First song: Lime Cordiale: Robbery

Brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach and their alter ego Lime Cordiale are kicking off on a 30 stop tour throughout New Zealand and Australia, including shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Details are here

They've unveiled their brand new single Robbery and are in our Auckland studio today for First Song.

Lime Cordiale

Lime Cordiale Photo: Supplied \nicnacmedia

1:17 The psychology behind climate change deniers

Victoria University Professor Marc Wilson's the guest speak at the Otago-Southland branch of the New Zealand Psychology Society seminar tonight. There he's going to be talking about, why if it's so obvious, are there still so many people who don't believe climate change is real. He gives Wallace a quick preview of his talk tonight.

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1:27 Wrestling and history combine in new webseries

History is rarely anything to laugh at, but the makers of a new webseries hope to inject a little humour into early 1800s Aotearoa.

Colonial Combat follows Māori and Pākeha as they have their first interactions - around a wrestling ring.

The first few episodes premiered on TVNZ On Demand for Te Wiki ō te Reo Māori and the rest are being released this week, we're joined now by creator Julian Arahanga.


 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

1:34 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: Footrot Flats

It was a Kiwi cultural phenomenon from the late 1970s through until the mid-1990s, spawning countless cartoons, books, a stage musical, a movie, hit songs and thousands of black and white cuddly “Dog” soft toys.  In today’s trip to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Sarah Johnston looks back at the audio legacy of Footrot Flats.

Find the Footrot Flats cartoon archive on

Footrot Flats official Facebook page


1:50 Making New Zealand Home: Yousef Mazraeh​

Each week at this time we bring you stories from New Zealanders who were forced to leave their homelands and have resettled here.
Today we are speaking to Yousef Mazraeh, originally from Ahwaz in south Iran but now lives in Wellington and owns Eden Iranian Fusion eatery  with his wife and brother.

2.10 Footnote New Zealand Dance: The Clearing

Footnote New Zealand Dance are touring The Clearing to some major venues in the North Island this October, including the Opera House in Wellington and TSB Waterfront Theatre in Auckland. Details are here.

Georgia Beechey Gradwell is one of their lead dancers and joins the programme from our Wellington studio to talk about the show, the tour and life as a dancer.

Georgia Beechey Gradwell,

Georgia Beechey Gradwell, Photo: Supplied

2:20 Bookmarks: Lee Murray

Lee Murray used to think there was a wolf under the bed. That was when she was an anxious five year old.  Her father told her there were no wolves in New Zealand. But that wolf seemed very real...she could hear it breathing...

So naturally, she grew up to write and edit fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

Lee has lived all around the North Island, the UK and France, but now she lives in Tauranga where she writes full time. She is our Bookmarks guest today and shares stories from her life, some of her favourite books and music.

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Photo: Sandra Simpson

3:10 How Trump's ego splintered America

Dwight Eisenhower won the US presidency by designing the D-day landings that would help the Allied Forces win the Second World War. Donald Trump won the presidency by winning his timeslot with the TV show, The Apprentice. So says the TV critic for the New York Times, James Poniewozik. He looks at how cultural forces, 24 news channels and celebrity obsession helped propel Trump to the White House. His new book is called Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America.

James Poniewozik

James Poniewozik Photo: © 2018 Mark Roussel Photography

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. The quest to live forever​

From cutting-edge genetic treatments to computer-brain interfaces that are still in the realm of science fiction, Silicon Valley is on the quest to let us live forever. Peter Griffin meets University of Canterbury's Amy Fletcher to talk over some of the issues.


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

4:05 The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Guy Williams ​