Humans and animals have interacted since forever, and anyone who has a pet will tell you that they make our lives better. But they also have lives, communities and feelings of their own that we’ll never fully understand. This week we bring you some cute, quirky and wholesome stories of humans getting close to animals.
Mr. Hernandez the Miracle Fish
First up, Mell suspects her cat has eaten her fish, but she is about to discover there is a lot more to Mr Hernandez the Betta fish than pretty fins.
Story by Mell Chun
Sound design by Tom Phillips
Something to Gaggle About
Most people don’t risk going anywhere near the geese at Centennial park, but then, Tom isn’t most people.
Producer: Tom Denham
Music from Epidemic Sounds
You can find more of Tom’s audio projects at tom-denham.com
Jeff The Turkey
When you’re in your early 20s and living in a share house, you can find yourself living with a party animal that gobbles. This is a story about friendship, feathers, and most of all, the love between a young man and his turkey.
Producer: Angela Moran
Supervising Producers: Jordan Fennell and Allison Chan
Music: ‘Shooting Stars’ by Bag Raiders, ‘Givin’ Up’ by The Darkness, ‘Rough River’ by Rough River, ‘Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time’ by The Darkness
All The Best credits
Production Manager & Host: Danni Stewart
Editorial Manager: Mell Chun
Episode Mix and Compile: Tom Phillips
Social Media Producer: Emma Pham
Community and Events coordinator Lidiya Josifova