#553 Dark Matter Part Two: Melbourne Uni Stories

What is a dark matter, to you? Darkness is so dependent on the individuals perception.

This week, we are once again bringing you stories inspired by ‘dark matter’ from the Masters of Journalism students at the University of Melbourne. 

A warning that one of our tales contains themes of child abuse and slavery.

Story One – Anaesthetics

Anaesthetics was first used in the 1840s and has become a super common medical procedure. But it’s hasn’t always been widely understood. But as scientists and researchers uncover the deep mysteries of what happens to our brain under anaesthetic, turns out there’s may dark side to the practice that’s effecting elderly people. 

Professor Bruno (he/him)  is a research fellow at the University of Queensland who completed his PhD in evolutionary and population biology. 

Produced by Valentina Boulter

Story Two – Child Marriage

Our next story shares the lives of two women from China who were forced into child marriage and have courageously chosen to speak about their experiences. A warning that this story contains themes of child abuse and slavery.

Produced by Yan Li

Story Three – Melbourne’s Past

Next up, a deep dive into an aspect of Melbourne history that isn’t regularly spoken about and a reflection about its relevance in the world today.

Produced by Timothy Evetts

Story Four – Biphobia 

This next story shares the origins and impacts of biphobia in both Australian and Chinese cultural contexts.

Produced by Nuoxin Li

Story Five – Astrology

For our last story we’re sharing a look into the pre-colonial roots of astrology and its importance in certain South Asian cultures.

Produced by Filament Ho

All The Best credits:

Compiled & Mixed by: Sebastian Fijac

Production Manager: Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Host: Madhuraa Prakash

Supervising production for all of today’s stories were by Sami Shah, Daniel Semo and Mell Chun.

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