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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 25 March 2020

1:20 Stories from around New Zealand and the World

2.10 Podcasts to survive the Pandemic

Katy Atkin reviews Best Friends, How Did This Get Made? Take Me There, Urgent Care and Entry Level. More top podcast picks from Katy are here.

2:20 Bookmarks: Louise Tanguay of The Sleep Store

Today in Bookmarks we are talking about the world of sleep. Sleeping babies that is and hopefully sleeping parents too.  Louise Tanguay together with her partner Matt Anderson, started the Sleep Store in 2006. They have built a massive library of articles and forums and videos just for parents of newborns and toddlers and big kids and everything in between. Louise joins us on the phone from her Auckland warehouse where she's been frantically filling orders to be couriered off before the shutdown deadline. 

Louise Tanguay

Louise Tanguay Photo: The Sleep Store

3:10 David Ropeik​ - Fear makes us stockpile in Covid-19 pandemic

Fear and facts have a very rocky relationship. Right now fear about Covid 19 is making us feel powerless to assess the risk of doing something as simple as going to the supermarket according to David Ropeik. He's a retired Harvard professor and expert in risk communication. He explains why we're hoarding toilet paper and what we can do to minimize the risk of overreacting.

Queues at Mt Wellington supermarkets after it was announced the country is moving into alert level 3 and then 4 in the next few days.

Queues at Mt Wellington supermarkets after it was announced the country is moving into alert level 3 and then 4 in the next few days. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Air pollution - the invisible killer

World-wide, air pollution contributes to the premature deaths of more than 7 million people each year. GNS Science monitors levels of air pollution around New Zealand, especially the small particles that can have severe health effects.

3.40 New music: Ashley Alexander - Lunar Phase

Lunar Phase is the third single from Auckland-based artist Ashley Alexander's upcoming EP The Sun For Too Long. Jesse will be talking to Ashley by phone about both the track and the EP, which he says is his coming of age as an adult.

Ashley Alexander

Ashley Alexander Photo: Supplied

4:00 Checkpoint lockdown special






Music played in this show



Title:  Sensitive For A Smile

Artist: Herbs

Played: 13:54





 Title:  Team

Artist: Lorde

Played: 14:22


Title:  Black Eyed Man

Artist: Cowboy Junkies

Played: 14: 38


 Title:  Learning to Fly

Artist: Tom Petty &The Heartbreakers

Played: 14:57