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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 5 August 2020


1.12 First Song: Jack Panther

Today's first song is from Jack Panther who's worked with acclaimed UK producer Ian Barter on his latest EP. He speaks to Jesse about the release of the second single from that album, Headlights.

Jack Panther

Jack Panther Photo: supplied

1:17 Warning that NZ will have an outbreak of COVID-19

A leading epidemiologist is warning that we should expect to have a community outbreak of COVID-19 and should be vigilant in our response to it.

Sir David Skegg speaks to Jesse about why he believes it is inevitable that the virus will make its way through our border controls and the key to making sure we don't face the same issues as Victoria, Australia.

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1:27 Edwin Fox shipwreck in Picton

Today we speak to Karen McLeod about a world famous ship wreck preserved and on display in Picton.

The Edwin Fox is a significant piece of World Maritime History and come to the attention of the BBC and Canadian researchers.

Jesse speaks to Karen McLeod, the manager of the Edwin Fox Museum about the work that's been done to preserve the wreck and put it on display.

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1:37 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives:  75 Years since Hiroshima

Ceremonies will be held around the world this week to mark the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945.  In the intervening years, the destruction it unleashed has made Hiroshima a touchstone for the peace and anti-nuclear movements, but as we will hear today in recordings from the sound archives, the bombing was seen quite differently 75 years ago. You can also listen to an eye witness memory of the atom bomb here.

1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly Photo: John Duke


2.12 Podcast Critic Katy Atkin

Today Katy Atkin reviews NICE WHITE PARENTS  and RNZ's Getting Better, podcast.


2:25 Bookmarks with Michael Petherick

Wellington lawyer and musician Michael Petherick has now added published writer to his CV, and his debut novel is a finalist in the the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

His multimedia novel #Tumeke has been nominated for Best First Book and the Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction.

He tells us about mixing law, music and writing, and shares his favourite books, music, movies and tv shows

3:10 Mikey Robins: wonderfully reprehensible people from history

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Photo: Supplied/book cover

The list of things we have to be outraged about in 2020 is long.  But take heart, it's not 1659 when the Puritans cancelled Christmas, or 1837 when dueling was the way to deal with disagreement instead of a tirade on Twitter.

Long before  we all carried phones with cameras to catch outrageous behavior, people behaved badly, from graffiti during the Roman Empire to philandering politicians in the modern era. 

We've always been a tad wicked says Australian author and comedian Mikey Robins.  He tells  stories of wonderfully awful people in his new book,  Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour   

Mikey Robins

Mikey Robins Photo: Supplied/BFredericksPR


3:35 Stories from Our Changing World.

University of Otago virologist Jemma Geoghegan is involved in sequencing the genomes of the covid-19 virus, using small mutations to help track the spread of the virus in the community. She talks with William Ray as part of a panel discussion at the New Zealand

3:45 The Panel with Chris Orr and Jenny Giblin