Navigation for Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 3 July 2020

1:17 Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-partner Ghislaine Maxwell arrested

British socialite and heiress Ghislaine Maxwell, an ex-girlfriend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, is facing charges in the US after being arrested by the FBI.

She's accused of assisting Epstein's abuse of minors by helping to recruit and groom victims known to be underage.

Jesse speaks to Tim Malloy, the co-author of Filthy Rich, the book about the sexual predator that inspired the current Netflix documentary series of the same name.

Ghislaine Maxwell (file photo, September 2013) Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548  in New York City.

Photo: AFP / Getty Images

1:27 Waipori Falls residents worried about their future

Residents of the Waipori Falls township in the Clutha district are worried that their town could be shut down unless authorities take urgent action.

The town is self-admistered by a body corporate of residents.

Jesse speaks to Waipori Falls resident and former body corporate chairman Daniel Williamson.

Exposed wastewater plant pipework in Waipori Falls.

Exposed wastewater plant pipework in Waipori Falls. Photo: Daniel Williamson

1:35 David Farrier takes on influencer culture

Influencers have been making plenty of headlines lately, and not for good reasons.

Jesse speaks to investigative journalist David Farrier who believes that influencer culture should be burnt to the ground.

cliche selfie

Photo: Public domain


1:50 The inventor of the bubble

The creator of the Covid-19 'bubble', the concept that was adopted by the Prime Minister and used in the Government's response to Covid-19, wanted to help empower people to respond to the virus.

Jesse speaks to Dr Tristram Ingham - a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of Otago, Wellington.

He came up with the bubble concept when he was advising the Ministry of Health, on the response for the disability sector. 

Dr Tristram Ingham

Dr Tristram Ingham Photo: Supplied

2:10 Film Review

2:15 Course helping young women enter Primary Industries 

A new course hopes to encourage more young women to start a career in the primary industries. 

The GirlBoss Edge: primary industries course is open for women aged 15 to 18, and will run online from July 11 to July 20. 

A similar programme for law, policy and government is currently underway. 

Jesse speaks to the founder of Girlboss New Zealand Alexia Hilbertidou.

GirlBoss New Zealand founder Alexia Hilbertidou

GirlBoss New Zealand founder Alexia Hilbertidou Photo: Supplied

2:20 NZ Live Classic - Lydia Cole

In December 2016 Berlin based singer songwriter Lydia Cole dropped by our Auckland studio to play us some songs from her second album The Lay Of The Land. In the final of our NZ Live Classic series we're replaying this session which includes the single Dream - a finalist in the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll.

NZ LIVE: Lydia Cole - Dream

NZ LIVE: Lydia Cole - Dream Photo: RNZ / YouTube

3:08 Lauraine Jacobs: Fennel, orange, radish and olive salad

Food & Wine Writer Lauraine Jacobs is a firm believer in eating by season. Oranges and fennel are abundant right now and she has the perfect recipe for a delicious Fennel, orange, radish and olive salad to accompany any dish.

More great recipes from Lauraine can be found here.

Fennel, orange, radish and olive salad

Fennel, orange, radish and olive salad Photo: Lauraine Jacobs

3:16 Music 101: Charlotte Ryan

Charlotte Ryan, host of Music 101 here on RNZ each Saturday afternoon from midday talks about what's happening on the music scene over the weekend, what's coming up on her show tomorrow and because Friday is new music day - she'll pick us a track to play.

No caption

Photo: RNZ / Claire-Eastham Farrelly


3:25 Lynda Hallinan on fragrant winter gardens

Gardening guru Lynda Hallinan says winter fragrant plants lift your spirits and the best scents come from the good old fashioned plants such as Daphne, wintersweet and witch hazel.

Jolisa Greenwood's daphne was just one of many unseasonable anomalies. 


Jolisa Greenwood's daphne was just one of many unseasonable anomalies. Photo: Jolisa Greenwood / @nzdodo

3:35 Critter of the Week Alpine Wolf Spider

An alpine wolf spider called Anoteropsis alpina. They are called wolf spiders as they run down their prey like wild dogs or wolves! Known for their excellent hunting abilities, they are a top predator in the alpine zone, eating around 5 to 15 insects a day. Doc's Nicola Toki says they also carry their spiderlings around on their backs - check out the pictures below to see this in action.

Alpine wolf spider

Alpine wolf spider Photo: Left: A alpina II_Photo Credit Warren Chinn; Right: Anoteropsis alpina_Photo Credit Warren Chinn


3:45 The Panel with Julia Hartley Moore and Guy Williams


Music played in this show

Looking for Alaska - Fall Into You

Phoenix Foundation - Mountain

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music





The Fool That I Am

Mother Earth & Father Time


Jorja Smith - Rose Rogue