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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 30 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!

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1.12 First Song: Anderson Rocio: Paradise

A twenty six year old kiwi artist's dream has come true after her song was picked up by a major television network in the US. Anderson Rocio penned and recorded Paradise in a single lockdown day and four weeks ago it featured in the Netflix Show Lucifer, Season 5. Anderson tells Jesse the last few weeks have been magic.

Here's the link to her website and to her agency profile


1:17 Leaders prepare for second election debate

Newshub's Patrick Gower will host the second debate between National leader Judith Collins and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern this evening at 7:30pm. 

Jesse will be joined by RNZ's Caucus podcast co-host Tim Watkin for his predictions on how this debate might be different to the first one, hosted by TVNZ's John Campbell. 

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Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

1:27 Manava Breathing: a deep nasal breathing project 

Earlier this month Jesse spoke to journalist James Nestor about his book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art.

During the first Covid-19 lockdown Will Fleming decided to set up a local project called Manava Breathing. He is currently working with a basketball team and a South Auckland high school, teaching them the benefits of breathing deeply and slowly. Jesse speaks to Will about the project.

Manava Breathing co-founder Will Fleming

Manava Breathing co-founder Will Fleming Photo: Supplied

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

1:37 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: Farewell to the chequebook

The end of the line for the humble cheque is looming. The Bank of New Zealand, one of the few banks which still handles them, stopped issuing new chequebooks last month and will phase out all cheques by mid-2021. In today's trip into the Sound Archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Sarah Johnston looks back at the changes in banking technology which have transformed the way we handle our money.

Link: Watch the memorable 1981 television commercial for National Bank’s Visa credit card

1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly

RNZ producer and onetime bookseller Robert Kelly presents his weekly quiz.

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly Photo: John Duke

2.12 Molly Jones podcast picks

Today is International Podcast Day and Molly Jones talks about the history of podcasts and takes a look at the ones that are most popular. She also reviews a couple she has been listening to recently - This is Actually Happening and Radio Rental.

2:25 Bookmarks: Alice Soper

Rugby commentator and Wellington Pride player Alice Soper joins us for Bookmarks to talk about her favourite things, including books, movies, shows, podcasts and songs!

Alice Soper on the field.

Alice Soper on the field. Photo: David Brownlie

3:10 Eddie McGuire - filming Millionaire Hotseat in lockdown​

After more than 20 years as the host of Australia's longest running quiz show, Eddie McGuire thought he has seen it all. Then came the coronavirus. We'll talk to the popular TV and Radio host about the rising popularity of quiz shows during the pandemic and how Millionaire Hot Seat  filmed in Australia's Covid-19 hot spot has had to adapt.

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. NZ and the Covid Vaccine (part 1)

The Covid-19 vaccine. When is it coming? Will it work? How do we get it to the people who need it most? William Ray talks to the experts who have been tasked with charting New Zealand's path to immunity.

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3:45 The Panel with Ali Jones and Steve McCabe


Music played in this show

First Song:  Paradise - Anderson Rocio


Booknarks: Alice Soper

Angles with Mick Jenkins, Noname and Xavier Omar

The Good Part by Liz Lawrence 

Dream Girl by Ivy Sole


3.30 Song: Black Crow - Louis baker