#502 Breaking The Binary Part Two

This week, we’re sharing more stories produced by Melbourne Uni audio journalism students as part of our special collaboration with the Science Gallery. Each student will be sharing their take on the theme “Breaking The Binary”



Aania Tandon

In our first story, the obstacles an interfaith couple faces on their journey to marriage. 

Produced by Aania Tandon

Supervising Producer: Mell Chun





Qinyuan Zhang

Next, Qinyuan explores the way K-pop fans are breaking down gender binaries in response to artists who do the same. 

Produced by Qinyuan Zhang 

Supervising producer: Danni Stewart



Xin Meng

Up next is the story of Xiang and her experience being a trans woman living in China. 

Warning, this story includes descriptions of transphobia, suicide and sexual assault. 

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Produced by Xin Meng.

Supervising Producer Mell Chun



Zhixin Zhang 

In our next story, June speaks about balancing her Chinese identity and pro-democracy beliefs, inspired by the city of Macau. 

Produced by Zhixing Zhang,

Supervising producer Mell Chun




Sean Ruse 

In our final story, Sean investigates the concept of prosocial lying and whether lying is morally wrong or just part of being polite.

Produced by Sean Ruse

Supervising producer: Daniel Semo


All The Best Credits

Production Manager & Host: Danni Stewart

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Episode Mix and Compile: Danni Stewart

Social Media Producers: Emma Pham and Anusha Rana

Community and Events Coordinator: Lidiya Josifova