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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 25 May 2020

Click here to buy one of our winning lockdown t-shirt designs

1:10 First song

1:17 Stuff chief executive buys company, Mediaworks cuts jobs 

Stuff chief executive Sinead Boucher has purchased Stuff from its Australian owners Nine Entertainment for $1.

Meanwhile MediaWorks has announced it's cutting 130 jobs as it deals with the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

We speak to media commentator, and former editor in chief of the NZ Herald, Tim Murphy about the tough times facing the media right now and what today's development means.

1.27 New comic series for Samoan youth

'O le aiga Samoa' is the first edition of a new comic series that has been launched today, to coincide with the start of Samoan language week.

The comic was created for Nafanua Communication & Culture, a Samoan language programme for adults.

We speak to Samoan artist Michel Mulipola who illustrated the comic.

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Photo: Michel Mulipola

1.34 Comedian Hannah Gadsby on her new Netflix special

Nanette gave Australian stand up comedian Hannah Gadsby stardom and star power. Douglas lets her use it.  It's her second Netflix comedy special.   She takes aim at the patriarchy, anti-vaxxers and all those who would selfishly define others. We talk to Hannah Gadsby about comedy where purpose is as important as punchlines and a dog named Douglas.

Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby Photo: supplied

2:05 The 14 year old winner of our design a lockdown t-shirt competition

As you may know, we've been running a competition for people to design a t-shirt to remember lockdown - and this strange time in our lives.

We announced the winners last week - you can see them below and order one of the t-shirts here.

Unbenownst to us, 2 of the winning designers were school students!

The toilet paper shopping list was made by Chase Peake of Auckland Normal Intermediate

And the flowers coming out of a face mask was by 14 year old Emma Flanagan of Marlborough Girls college, who speaks to Jesse about her design.

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Photo: RNZ

2:15 Television Critic

Today Ben Hurley reviews

Hollywood - (Netflix) 7 Episode limited series set in Hollywood's golden era

Dead To Me - (Netflix) Dark Comedy starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. Season 2 just released

The Last Dance - (Netflix) 10 episode documentary series about the Michael Jordan lead Chicago Bulls and their legacy of the greatest basketball team ever

2:20 Winner of the Race Unity Speech Awards

We speak to Tawa college Year 13 student Jess Jenkins, the winner of this year's Race Unity Speech Awards. 

Her speech also won her the Baha'i Community Award for Insight. 

It was praised by one of the judges for how it addresses the gap between "our naive self-image as a unified society and the true unity we should be striving for".

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Photo: Supplied

2:30 Expert Feature: Martin Gledhill- Getting your head around 5G 

Director of EMF Services Martin Gledhill, has been measuring electromagnetic fields (EMF)  for 30 years. He advises central and local governments and the industry on EMF) and radiofrequency (RF) fields.

The 5G network is part of an electromagnetic field. It can be a hard one to understand how it’s become embroiled in conspiracy theories, but Martin Gledhill joins Jesse to try and get to the bottom of it and answer your questions.

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Photo: EMF Services Ltd

3:10 Walter Luzzolino on the best TV shows from around the world

Right now we can't travel the world on holiday, but we can see what the rest of the world is watching on TV. 

Walter Presents is a popular streaming service that curates the best TV shows from around the world. It;'s part of the UK's channel 4 and some of its content is available via TVNZ on demand

We'll talk to host Walter Luzzolino about thrillers from the Czech Republic,  French cops show and how the Dutch do drama.

A still from the Belgian crime drama Rough Justice still from Walter Presents and screening on TVNZ on Demand

A still from the Belgian crime drama Rough Justice still from Walter Presents and screening on TVNZ on Demand Photo: TVNZ on Demand/Walter Presents

3:35 Voices


3:45 The Panel with Eli Matthewson and Livia Esterhazy