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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 14 February 2020


1:10 First song


1:17 Conspiracy theorist's secret hunt for giants in Waikato 

A group of people have been digging into the side of a country road near Huntly, in search of pre-Polynesian giants' skeletons. 

The group is yet to find any evidence of the 'tall ones' and experts say they are conspiracy theorists. 

Waikato University teaching fellow Dr M Dentith talks to Jesse about such theorists, and fake news. 

The entrance to the cave.

The entrance to the cave. Photo: RNZ / Susan Strongman

1:27 Fraser Grut - capturing the hopes and dreams of thousands 

Fraser Grut has a dream - to record the dreams and aspirations of people over ten thousand days. 

The movie maker has been asking people what their dreams are for one thousand one hundred and 64 days now. 

You can find him on Instagram, here. 

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Photo: janfaukner/123RF

1:35 Architect Norman Day - reducing the amount of birds killed flying into buildings 

Millions of birds die every year from flying into high-rise buildings, but an Australian architect says good design could help lower the toll. 

Dr Norman Day teaches at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, and explains to Jesse how the toll could be lowered. 

High rise buildings in Hong Kong.

High rise buildings in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP (file)

1:50 Making New Zealand Home: Fatumata Bah

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 Fatumata Bah whose family is from from Sierra Leone in West Africa.

2:10 Ali Ventura's film choices

Ali Ventura talks about a couple of films she's been watching Uncut Gems and Horse Girl both currently out on Netflix but both of them have done the rounds on the festival circuit.

2:20 NZ Live Molly Payton

London based 18 year old Molly Payton has just returned to New Zealand for her first ever headline shows on home soil which begin this weekend. She joins us from our Wellington Studio today for NZ Live.

Molly Payton

Molly Payton Photo: Supplied

3:08 Jess Daniell's Valentine's Vegan Chilli Chocolate Mousse

If you haven't already made plans for Valentine's Day - Jess Daniell from Jess' Underground Kitchen says her Valentine's Vegan Chilli Chocolate Mousse is easy enough to whip up for your beloved. And the best part is that it's (almost!) guilt-free.

Valentine's Vegan Chilli Chocolate Mousse

Valentine's Vegan Chilli Chocolate Mousse Photo: Jess Daniell / Jess’ Underground Kitchen

3:16 Music 101: Charlotte Ryan

Host of Music 101 Charlotte Ryan looks ahead to what happening in the music world this weekend, what's coming up on her show tomorrow and because it's new music Friday she'll play us a track that's just been released.

3:25 How to put up a shade sail

The weekend's here and with this run of long hot summer days, builder Stan Scott explains how you can install your own shade sale to keep your family protected from the rays.

Shade sail

Shade sail Photo: Public Domain

3:30 Critter of the Week The Bryde’s Whale​

This week’s critter is the Bryde’s Whale. They can be found in the Hauraki Gulf all year round spending most of their time near the ocean’s surface. They are they are most commonly sighted large whale in the coastal waters of northern New Zealand, but have our highest threat classification - nationally critical says Nicola Toki, DOC's Director Operations, Eastern South Island.

Bryde's Whale

Bryde's Whale Photo: Left: CC BY-SA 4.0, httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid=50682724; Right CC BY-SA 4.0, httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid=50682386

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Sally Wenley and Ben Thomas