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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 1 September 2021


1.12 First Song:


1:20 Looking after older people during lockdown: a reminder

As most of the country moves into Level 3 today - a reminder for those who can to reach out to elderly people who might be struggling with the lockdown.

University of Otago geriatrician and researcher Dr Hamish Jamieson says many older people suffer from loneliness in lockdowns, and are also worried about seeking medical help.

Dr Jamieson speaks to Jesse about the health problems that are exacerbated for the elderly during lockdowns.

Depressed elderly widow sitting alone at home

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1:30 Defining your personality with a fruit to help cope being cooped up!

At the moment many of us are stuck at home with loved ones, family, friends, parents, and children.

It can be hard to make sense of why some people act in certain ways, particularly when you're all huddled under one roof, in what's a stressful time.

Writer and coach Lynne Schinella has developed a tool using established theory on personality types, which might help explain why people act in certain ways.

They're explained in her new book Pick Me! Loving and Living with People you Just Don't Get.

You can take the fruit quiz here.

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1:40 Outdoor activities to keep tamariki busy

If you're stuck for things to do with the kids during lockdown levels 3 and 4 - here's something for you!

Whenua Iti outdoors have come up with some fun, outdoor activities to support learning, especially for lockdown.

They have just produced a great set of nature connection activities free to download that support tamariki learning & wellbeing especially for lockdown. Whenua Iti general manager Mark Bruce Miller explains their programme to Jesse.

Tū Manawa will fund play and active recreation for children from five to 18 years old.

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1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly

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


2.12 Podcast Critic: Justine Murray

Today Justine talks about two feel good type of podcasts she's been listening to. She talks to Jesse about Michael Moseley's JUST ONE THING and The Hollywood Reporter Awards Chatter.

2:25 Bookmarks with Rosie Collins

Economist Rosie Collins is trying to make her line of work a bit more fun for people. She used stand up comedy as a way to improve her communication skills and inject humour into the world of economics.

She talks to Jesse about what entertains her when she's not looking at numbers and analysing data.

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Dr Annamaria Garden

Dr Annamaria Garden Photo: supplied

3:10 Why we burnout and how to avoid it

It's not an official diagnosis, but most people know burnout when they feel it; helpless, hopeless and overwhelmed.    Dr Annamaria Garden felt it working on her PhD at the London Business School. She says burnout is not about working too hard, it's about working too hard on an empty tank and all that stress has a purpose. She offers insights into why we burnout and what can be done about it.

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World, a story from presenter Claire Concannon's bubble!
Dr. Tony Stumbo, Claire's housemate, is an unusual essential worker - he is responsible for a tropical forest in Otago Museum in Dunedin. The forest is kept at an average of 27oC and is full of tropical plants and animals, including many different butterfly species. Tony talks through his lockdown daily work routine of feeding the fish, spiders, birds & insects, and explains how he is caring for the hundreds of butterfly pupae that get shipped to the museum each week.

The tropical forest at Otago Museum. There are lots of green plants & flowers & vines.

The tropical forest at Otago Museum Photo: Supplied / Otago Museum

3:45 The Panel with Ali Jones and David Cormack