Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Monday 24 July 2017

Afternoons is being hosted by Megan Whelan today.

This week's Short Story Club story is Once Had Me by Tracy Farr

Let us know your thoughts! the writer of the best email wins a copy of Tracy's latest novel, The Hope Fault.

1:10 First song

1:15 Rabbits riding on sheep

Three rabbits found sitting on sheep during recent flooding on the Taieri plains.

Three rabbits found sitting on sheep during recent flooding on the Taieri plains. Photo: Supplied/Ferg Horne

A week out from calving, Taieri Plain farmers are having to contend with floodwaters that are continuing to rise and likely to remain for at least that long.

One Mosgeil farmer, Ferg Horne, was moving his neighbour's sheep when he snapped a photo of something unusual.

Sitting on the back of two of the sheep, apparently catching a ride, were three rabbits.

1:25 The Rise of Teenagers

We're taking a trip back in time, to talk about how teenagers have changed in New Zealand. Chris Brickell is an associate professor in gender studies at the University of Otago. And his new book is called Teenagers: The Rise Of Youth Culture In New Zealand. From the 'masher', 'dude' and 'dudine' of the nineteenth century, to the 'flapper', 'bodgie' and 'widgie' of the twentieth. It looks at the rise and fall of domestic service, the impact of compulsory education, the movement of Pākehā and then Māori from country to city, the rise of consumer culture and popular psychology.

Teenagers: The Rise Of Youth Culture In New Zealand.

Teenagers: The Rise Of Youth Culture In New Zealand. Photo: Chris Brickell

1:35 Why We Love To Walk

Living Streets Aotearoa is organising the first New Zealand Walking Summit. It's called Why can't we walk?, and Ben Wolliscroft is one of the keynote speakers. Ben is the associate dean research in the Business School at University of Otago. And he'll be speaking about two national surveys on transport and our appetite for walking.

Kate Sheppard traffic light outside Parliament

Kate Sheppard traffic light outside Parliament Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

1:40 Hidden Figures

In our regular chat with Lillian Grace of Figure.nz we delve into some of the statistics held about New Zealanders and what we do. Today, facts about over 65's.

1:45 Great Musical Album: The Sound of Music

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Photo: Wiki commons

We're featuring musicals on our Great Albums this week and today we start with a real classic From 1965, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, The Sound of Music  tells the story of a young Austrian nun in Salzburg in 1938 who is sent to the villa of retired naval officer Captain Georg von Trapp to be governess to his seven children.

 After bringing love and music into the lives of the family through kindness and patience, she marries their father, and together with the children they flee Nazi-occupied Austria.

Please feel free to sing along!

2:10 Television Critic, Melenie Parkes

Okja (Netflix)

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks (SoHo)

The Block (Three)

2:30 Steve Maharey - Creating a Food Story for NZ

Our expert today is Steve Maharey.

Steve Maharey is an independent director, commentator on social and political issues and consultant.

A former Labour Member of Parliament for Palmerston North he held various ministerial roles including Minister of Education and Minister of Social Developing and Employment.

He stood down as an MP before the 2008 general election and took up the role of Vice-Chancellor at Massey University.

His background is in sociology - with a particular speciality in social change and cultural studies,  and since leaving Massey in 2016 he's been one of the leaders behind a national discussion about farming - and more specifically food.

Gwyneth Paltrow in 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow in 2011 Photo: Wiki Commons/Andrea Raffin

3:10 Why Gwyneth Paltrow is dangerous

Professor Timothy Caulfield has a bone to pick with actress Gwyneth Paltrow's raw vegan diet and other health myths perpetuated by celebrities. Where's the science he asks? Eating real food and exercising is great, he says, but often celebs mix too much wrong information in the diet and health cures they promote.

Caulfield takes a stand in his controversial new book Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel with Lynda Hallinan and James Elliott

 

Music played in this show

   
AFTERNOON'S WITH JESSE MULLIGAN (Megan Whelan)
MONDAY 24th JULY 2017

1:10pm - Megan's FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Mitch James
TITLE: Won't Bother ME
COMP: Mitch James
ALBUM: Single
LABEL:Sony

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

Artist: Julie Andrews and Children
Song: The Lonely Goatheard
Composer: Rogers/Hammerstein
Album: The Sound of Music
Label: RCA Victor

Artist: Julie Andrews and Children
Song: Do-Re-Mi
Composer: Rogers/Hammerstein
Album: The Sound of Music
Label: RCA Victor

Artist: Charmian Carr & Christopher Plummer
Song: Edelweiss
Composer: Rogers/Hammerstein
Album: The Sound of Music
Label: RCA Victor

Artist: Julie Andrews and Children
Song: The Sound of Music
Composer: Rogers/Hammerstein
Album: The Sound of Music
Label: RCA Victor