1.00 COVID update LIVE 

1:20 Trade Aid says no to 'Black Friday' hype 

As we approach Christmas, many shoppers out there will no doubt be counting down to this Friday to find some bargains to put under the tree.

Why? Because it's a consumer's fever dream: Black Friday. 

But is it all it's cracked up to be? One New Zealand retailer, Trade Aid, is saying no to Black Friday. Chief executive Geoff White tells Jesse why.

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1:30 Whangarā legend Jonny Love on decision to get vaccinated

Jonny Love is a bit of a local legend in the small community of Whangarā, between Gisborne and Tolaga Bay.

For a time he wasn't sure about the vaccine, but he had a change of heart with the help of local teachers and health workers. 

He shares his story and his hope that he might influence others.

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Photo: Ngati Porou Hauora

1:40 How to make Pohutukawa stamen cordial 

Pohutukawa across the country are bursting into flower. While a beautiful sight, it also presents a fertile bounty for foragers. Callum Hodgson runs Forage and Find NZ and he's come up with a handy recipe for Pohutukawa stamen cordial. 

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Photo: Callum Hodgson

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 Murray talks to Jesse about the podcast she's been listening to called 'Operator' about the 1-900 'hotlines' in the states in the early 1990s. She's got some that aren't too explicit to share. 

2:25 Bookmarks with Chye-Ling Huang

Today's Bookmarks guest is director, actor, writer and co-founder of Proudly Asian Theatre - Chye-Ling  Huang (She's also a puppetteer!)

She talks to Jesse about books, music, movies and more.

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3:10 How influencers are shaping motherhood expectations online 

Being a mom is big business. The mamasphere went from sharing tips and blogging about motherhood in the early 2000's to influencers  managing vast empires and personal brands on Tik Tok and Instagram. We'll talk to writer and PhD candidate Kathryn Jezer Morton about her research that shows just how much mominfluencers shape expectations about motherhood.

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3:35 Stories from Our Changing World

Coming up on Our Changing World: new technology to help eradicate the predators that are killing our native birds. 

Katy Gosset meets one of six young science graduates who've been enlisted to help tackle the problem.

A photo of Predator Free 2050's target pests: a stoat, a rat about to break into an egg and and a possum.

Predator Free 2050's target pests: a stoat a rat and a possum Photo: 123rf

3:45 The Panel with Verity Johnson and Liam Hehir