Navigation for Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 23 September 2020

Critter of the Week t-shirts

Critter of the Week t-shirts Photo: RNZ/Liminal

Critter of the week t-shirts are back!

No caption

Photo: RNZ

Find out about our Kiwi Cover song Contest

 

1.12 First Song:

 

1:15 What are the parties smokefree policies?

Experts say that during the Covid-19 pandemic it's even more important to help people to quit smoking because they are more vulnerable to the virus and to its economic impact. 

Jesse speaks to University of Otago associate professor George Thomson who has been looking at the smokefree policies of seven political parties.

Group of cigarette indicates quitting smoking conceptual

Photo: 123rf

1:23 Books for the Christchurch Women's Prison

Māori-led journal and reading club Kei te pai press is asking for book donations for the library at the Christchurch Women's Prison.

Jesse speaks to Morgan Godfery who is part of the initiative.

book reading generic

Photo: Unsplash / Lilly Rum

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

1:30 How to follow the southern right whale/ tohorā online 

Researchers from the University of Auckland and the Cawthron Institute are inviting the public to follow the voyage of the southern right or tohorā whales' online as part of a satellite tracking project.

Jesse speaks to Dr Emma Carroll, a Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi Rutherford Discovery Fellow at the University of Auckland.

Tohora at the Auckland Islands

Tohora at the Auckland Islands Photo: University of Auckland

1:37 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: cannabis laws

In today’s visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Sarah Johnston takes us back to listen to how we thought about cannabis, its use and its legal status over past decades.

1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly Photo: John Duke

2.12 Denise Garland's podcast selects

RNZ's Denise Garland reviews Ologies, a weekly science series by Alie Ward, and Night Driver, a crime investigation series from The Australian's Hedley Thomas.

2:25 Bookmarks: Timothy Giles

This week's Bookmarks guest is a funeral celebrant and podcaster.

Timothy Giles' podcast At A Loss is about living with grief and loss.

He has also written about his experience with a brain injury here.

He joins Jesse to talk about some of his favourite things - including poems, wines, and advertisements!

Timothy Giles, funeral celebrant and host of the 'At A Loss' podcast

Timothy Giles, funeral celebrant and host of the 'At A Loss' podcast Photo: GrownUps New Zealand

3:10 Professor Jonah Berger - the science of changing anyone's mind

Changing minds is not an art, it's science. Chemistry to be exact says Professor Jonah Berger from the prestigious Wharton School of Business at the University of Pensylvannia. He says harnessing ideas about how catalysts work in chemical reactions can be applied to everything from sales, to politics to persuading a teenager to clean her room.   Professor Berger’s new book is called The Catalyst: How to change anyone's mind.

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Cutting down on cutting the grass

There's a growing movement for kiwis to cut down on mowing their lawns. Our Changing World, producer William Ray explains.

Ecologists say longer lawns increase plant biodiversity, reduce stormwater runoff and provide habitat and food for native animals

Ecologists say longer lawns increase plant biodiversity, reduce stormwater runoff and provide habitat and food for native animals Photo: William Ray/RNZ

3:45 The Panel with Sue Bradford and Liam Hehir

 

Music played in this show

First Song: Castles - Freya Ridings

 

Bookmarks: Timothy Giles

Don't Go - Left Right and Centre

Leaving Paradise - Tama Waipara