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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 24 June 2020

 

1:17 Acupuncturist counters claims it doesn't have medical benefits 

Earlier this week the Society for Science Based Healthcare spoke to Jesse about their Spinoff Article questioning whether ACC should fund acupuncture as a rehabilitation therapy. 

To counter their claims about the lack of efficacy of acupuncture Jesse speaks to Kate Roberts, an acupuncturist who has a doctorate in primary healthcare from Otago University medical school.

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1:27 Collection of 13,000 pens for sale 

Kevin Upjohn of Waniuomata has managed to collect 13 thousand pens from all over the world over the past 30 years. 

He explains to Jesse he's selling his beloved collection to make more room on his property. He's selling it in it's entirety and if you are interested you can get in touch with afternoons@rnz.co.nz and we'll put you in touch with him. 

Kevin Upjohn with his pen collection

Kevin Upjohn with his pen collection Photo: Stuff Limited

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

1:37 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives:  Wellington Railway Station

When Wellington’s grand railway station opened in 1937, it was the biggest building in New Zealand.  Proudly called a ‘temple for transport’, it was part of an upgrade for the railways which reshaped the capital’s infrastructure and created the thousands of rail commuters who now travel into the city daily. Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision will play recordings from the opening of the station, 83 years ago this week.

Browse the souvenir booklet of the 1937 opening of the station

Listen to the full radio broadcast of the station opening in 1937

 

1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly Photo: John Duke

 

2.12 Max Towle's podcast picks

Max reviews the New York Times podcast 1619.

 

2:20 Bookmarks with Michel Mulipola 

Today's Bookmarks guest, Michel Mulipola, is living out his childhood dreams as a cartoonist, comic book shop owner, professional wrestler and gamer. He joins Jesse to talk about his passions being his livelihood and what what he does during his downtime. 

Michel Mulipola, a professional wrestler and comic book artist, stands with the book he illustrated at its launch.

Michel Mulipola, a professional wrestler and comic book artist, stands with the book he illustrated at its launch. Photo: RNZ / Indira Stewart

Michel's picks 

Songs 

Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by the Looking Glass

'Fame' by Irene Cara,

'Girl, You Know It's True' by Milli Vanilli and '

Ain't No Half-Steppin' by Big Daddy Kane 

'Burning Bridges' by Mike Curb Congregation,

Breakeven' by The Script 

'Purple Rain' by Prince 

Reads 

Comic series by Geoff Johns'  the Green Lantern run that culminated in The Blackest Night event

Comic series for the Spider-Verse story 

Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak

Movies 

Alien (1979)

The Thing (1982)

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018) 

TV series 

Disney Gargoyles animated series

Hannibal 

VICE's Dark Side of the Ring documentary series

Podcast/streaming 

The Provise Project streamed on Twitch 

Run It Straight podcast

Video game

Tekken

3:10 Billy Jensen - solving cold cases with citizen sleuths

Crowdsourcing can raise money, encourage citizen science and even solve crime. Billy Jensen  harnesses the power of social media to connect with amateur detectives around the world who scour photos, track down leads and help solve cold cases. We'll talk to Billy Jensen about his citizen sleuths and how they have helped identify murders and find missing kids.     
 

Billy Jensen

Billy Jensen Photo: Supplied

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Voices from Antarctica 5: Waiting for Emperors part B

There is a much-anticipated arrival back in the Cape Crozier Emperor penguin colony, and the NIWA researchers have to find 'their' bird amidst the hundreds of penguins. But has its data logger coped with the challenging conditions?

Producer Alison Ballance with the Emperor penguin colony at Cape Crozier, which was the subject of the book 'The worst journey in the world.'

Producer Alison Ballance with the Emperor penguin colony at Cape Crozier, which was the subject of the book 'The worst journey in the world.' Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

3:45 The Panel with Jennie Moreton and Peter Elliott