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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 13 August 2021


1.12 First Song:

1:17 Op shopping revival

Op shops have been busier since the pandemic began with more New Zealanders out second-hand shopping.

Many op shops around the country are reporting more sales.  Jeremy Neeve who runs the Wellington City Mission stores talks to Jesse about what they're seeing on the shop floors of their stores!

Wellington City Mission.

Wellington City Mission. Photo: RNZ / Ruth Hill

1:27 Password safety a bit lax in New Zealand

More often lately, a lot of New Zealand iphone users have been getting alerts staying their passwords are compromised.

Experts say they should not ignore those warnings, if they want to keep their online information safe.

Daniel Watson is  the owner of and director of Vertech IT Services. He talks to Jesse about why the warnings should be taken seriously and how to better protect your passwords.

Man wearing hoodie hacking server in dark room

1:35 Postgraduate leadership scholarship: applicants wanted!

Auckland University is looking for applicants for its Kupe Leadership Scholarship, which is aimed at shaping future leaders in Aotearoa with a distinct focus on a home grown context for their development.

Leny Woolsey is the director of the Kupe Leadership Programme and she talks to Jesse about the opportunities that their programme offers, as well as how students can apply.

The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

1:50 Wake up call for mental health in sports

The recent sudden death of young cyclist and former Olympian Olivia Podmore has prompted more talk about what is being done in sporting circles to address the mental health issues facing athletes.

Hamish Bidwell believes her death should prompt more to be done across all sporting levels to look at how athletes mental health is being monitored. He talks to Jesse about why action needs to be taken now.

New Zealand cyclist Olivia Podmore.


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Healthline: 0800 611 116

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If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.

2:10 Film Review: Graeme Tuckett

Today Graeme Tuckett talks about  Stillwater - the Amanda Knox inspired, Matt Damon film and 'Pig', new Nicolas Cage drama.

2:20 NZ Live: Phoebe Rings

For today's NZ Live we've got Auckland Dream pop band Phoebe Rings in the studio with Jesse.

Today they've released their first, self-titled, five track EP!

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Photo: Supplied

3:08 Smoked Fish on Toast with Celeriac Remoulade

Today Martin Bosley shares a simple but delicious recipe for smoked fish on toast! The secret that elevates the dish is his Celeraic Remoulade which makes it a more decadent meal than it first appears!

You can find his recipe here.

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Photo: Martin Bosley

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.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire-Eastham Farrelly

3:25 DIY advice with builder Stan Scott

Builder Stan Scott joins the show to answer any questions you have about projects at home you're doing yourself. You can text 2101 or email with anything you'd like his advice on. He'll do his best to help you out.

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Photo: Public Domain

3:35 Critter of the Week: The Goblin Shark

This week's critter is perfect for a Friday the 13th show! Drifting in the dark waters of the world’s deep oceans is a rare species of shark with demonic jaws. As the last of an ancient lineage, the Goblin shark is considered a ‘living fossil’. It might not be the prettiest creature but it is an aquatic ninja with the fastest (and weirdest) jaws in the ocean!

Head of a juvenile Goblin Shark

Head of a juvenile Goblin Shark Photo: CC by Dianne J.Bray, Victoria Museum

3:45 The Panel with Michele A'Court and Ben Thomas