Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 23 June 2021
1:00 Covid-19 Government announcement
1:17 Covid-19 tourist's visit to Wellington
New Zealand's Covid-19 response is swinging into action again after a positive case in Sydney was announced.
The man who has tested positive spent the weekend with his partner in the capital as a tourist - visiting several locations in the city. Professor of Medicine from Auckland University Des Gorman joins Jesse to discuss the bubble between New Zealand and Australia.
1:27 Behind the scenes of the Yoghurt Mafia
RNZ has today published an amazing story about two inmates going from making methamphetamine to making yoghurt.
Eva Corlett has spoken to the men who shared their story about this very unusual prison culture in an article called The Yoghurt Mafia.
Eva talks to Jesse about the two men behind the Yoghurt Mafia and getting them to share their story.
1:37 A listener solution for keeping food fresher for longer
With sky rocketing power prices are there alternatives to rampant refrigerating to keep food fresh?
We were talking on the show last week about the do's and don'ts of food storage and listner Dave Wolland got in touch with his ingenious solution.
1.45 Recap on what's happening at the test cricket world final
New Zealand cricket fans have long been staring down the barrel of a sixth test day for the World Test Championship which is due to kick off tonight at 9:30pm
Unless one of the teams has a meltdown it is looking more and more likely that it will end in a draw.
Co-host of The Spinoff's Cricket podcast The Offspin Alex Braae is gearing up for another late night, he talks to Jesse about the action.
1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly
RNZ producer and onetime bookseller Robert Kelly presents his weekly quiz.
2.12 Podcast Critic: Justine Murray
2:25 Bookmarks with Lindy Nelson
Our bookmarks guest today is a voice for change in the agricultural sector as well as a champion for more women in leadership in Aoteroa.
She tells Jesse about her work and her favourite songs, movies, TV shows and books!
3:10 The fragility of science and how it can quickly go wrong
In a very short space of time, humans have found a way to live longer lives. We've doubled our life expectancy with scientific and medical innovations. Science writer Steven Johnson investigates how we managed to achieve this incredible feat and how easily it could all change.
3:35 Stories from Our Changing World
Today, Our Changing World looks at how citizen science is helping to regenerate a threatened species at a Christchurch reserve. Katy Gosset meets the volunteers looking after Cook's Scurvy Grass and hears about its connection to New Zealand folklore.
3:45 The Panel with Ali Jones and James Nokise