#494 Animal Friends

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