#463 Swarm Part One

Over the next three weeks, we’ll be playing stories produced by Melbourne University Audio Journalism students as part of a special collaboration with the Science Gallery. Each student will be sharing their take on the theme “swarm.”

Matthew Hall

Matthew speaks with the director of science organisation Cesar about approaches to pest management, and how reimagining our relationship with creepy crawlies might be the answer.

Producer: Matthew Hall 

Supervising Producer: Ollie Krusec 



Nyima Lhamo Wangchuk  

Rural-urban migration is one of the most urgent challenges Bhutan is facing. As people swarm to urban settlements leaving rural villages empty, a cultural void arises. Nyima  explores how this demographic shift also has a cultural impact. 

Producer: Nyima Lhamo Wangchuk  

Supervising Producer: Ollie Krusec 


Yue Jiang

Yue looks at how the arrival of European fast-fashion brand Brandy Melville has negatively impacted young women in China. 

Producer: Yue Jiang

Supervising Producer: Eugenia Zoubtchenko 



Harry Sekulich 

Harry unpacks common misconceptions about Australia’s beloved marsupial, the kangaroo, speaking with motorists about their run-ins with roos on the road. 

Producer: Harry Sekulich

Supervising Producer: Mell Chun 



Julie Mae Fenwick 

Julie’s mother and auntie reflect on the time when her uncle became the leader of a cult. 

Producer: Julie Mae Fenwick 

Supervising Producer: Danni Stewart



All The Best credits:

Production Manager: Danni Stewart

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Host: Helenna Barone-Peters

Episode Mix and Compile: Danni Stewart

Social Media Producer: Emma Pham

Community and Events Coordinator: Lidiya Josifova