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Phone Tag 06: Zena Cumpston

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The Dog by Wanzhi Deng | Students respond to MENTAL
Social media and digital technologies have given bullying a new edge. Now it can happen anywhere and anytime through smartphones, social media, text messages and emails. Everyone’s participation, such as praising, commenting and sharing may overwhelm the victims' final psychological defense. This podcast was created as part of the 2020 Journalism program at University of Melbourne, supervised by Louisa Lim. Students responded to themes in MENTAL, Science Gallery Melbourne's exhibition that is a welcoming place to confront stereotypes and social bias about mental health. Content deals directly and indirectly with a range of mental health issues. Listener discretion is advised. Photograph by Wanzhi Deng
05:24
August 16, 2021
Nose Dive by Thomas Phillips | Students respond to MENTAL
An interview with David Phillips, a retired pilot who experienced G-force induced loss of consciousness, or G-LOC, while performing a loop in an airforce jet in 1976. This podcast was created as part of the 2020 Journalism program at University of Melbourne, supervised by Louisa Lim. Students responded to themes in MENTAL, Science Gallery Melbourne's exhibition that is a welcoming place to confront stereotypes and social bias about mental health. Content deals directly and indirectly with a range of mental health issues. Listener discretion is advised. Photograph supplied by production team.
05:29
August 16, 2021
The mental health of lifeguards by Edan Runge | Students respond to MENTAL
Tim Allan, a pool lifeguard from Melbourne, successfully resuscitated a drowning six-year-old girl while on duty. The experience took a toll on his mental health and shows the psychological challenges lifeguards face. This is his journey to recovery. This podcast was created as part of the 2020 Journalism program at University of Melbourne, supervised by Louisa Lim. Students responded to themes in MENTAL, Science Gallery Melbourne's exhibition that is a welcoming place to confront stereotypes and social bias about mental health. Content deals directly and indirectly with a range of mental health issues. Listener discretion is advised. Photograph supplied by Edan Runge
05:37
August 16, 2021
In case I forget by Mariah Papadopoulos | Students respond to MENTAL
The human memory is as confusing as it is fascinating. We don’t remember our first few years, and towards the end of our lives things might start to get hazy. Somewhere in between, we have an opportunity to make sense of things. But what happens when you walk into a room, and your loved one doesn’t recognise your face? This podcast was created as part of the 2020 Journalism program at University of Melbourne, supervised by Louisa Lim. Students responded to themes in MENTAL, Science Gallery Melbourne's exhibition that is a welcoming place to confront stereotypes and social bias about mental health. Content deals directly and indirectly with a range of mental health issues. Listener discretion is advised. Photograph: Mariah Papadopoulos
05:28
August 16, 2021
Happy State of Mind by Prealene Khera | Students respond to MENTAL
During her early years, Prealene Khera's mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, an autoimmune neurological disease. The illness challenged the traditional roles of mother and daughter. Yet while the sickness festers in her brain and chains it down, Prealene knows her mother’s mind will always be free. This podcast was created as part of the 2020 Journalism program at University of Melbourne, supervised by Louisa Lim. Students responded to themes in MENTAL, Science Gallery Melbourne's exhibition that is a welcoming place to confront stereotypes and social bias about mental health. Content deals directly and indirectly with a range of mental health issues. Listener discretion is advised. Photograph: Prealene Khera
05:32
August 16, 2021
Exposure by Ashleigh Barraclough | Students respond to MENTAL
They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but what does that really mean in practice? Ashleigh Barraclough speaks with young Australians suffering from anxiety who have pushed comfort limits. This podcast was created as part of the 2020 Journalism program at University of Melbourne, supervised by Louisa Lim. Students responded to themes in MENTAL, Science Gallery Melbourne's exhibition that is a welcoming place to confront stereotypes and social bias about mental health. Content deals directly and indirectly with a range of mental health issues. Listener discretion is advised. Photograph of Lucy Williams supplied by production team.
05:30
August 16, 2021
Ornithophobia by Xiao Zhu | Students respond to MENTAL
Xiao Zhu and her childhood pets were birds of a feather, until something went terribly wrong. This podcast was created as part of the 2020 Journalism program at University of Melbourne, supervised by Louisa Lim. Students responded to themes in MENTAL, Science Gallery Melbourne's exhibition that is a welcoming place to confront stereotypes and social bias about mental health. Content deals directly and indirectly with a range of mental health issues. Listener discretion is advised.
05:14
August 16, 2021
Fangirls by Fia Walsh | Students respond to MENTAL
Fandom is a feminist issue. From hoardes of fans at Beatles concerts to K-pop lovers everywhere, teenage girls are still labelled hysterical for their intense adoration of a pop group or celebrity. Why are young women still derided for their passion? Fia Walsh investigates. This podcast was created as part of the 2020 Journalism program at University of Melbourne, supervised by Louisa Lim. Students responded to themes in MENTAL, Science Gallery Melbourne's exhibition that is a welcoming place to confront stereotypes and social bias about mental health. Content deals directly and indirectly with a range of mental health issues. Listener discretion is advised. Photograph of Lisa Filitonga courtesy of production team.
05:30
August 16, 2021
Phone Tag 10: THE REVEAL
Tilly Boleyn reveals the second full edition of Phone Tag. Contributions from Zena Cumpston, Adam Grodeck, Natasha Mitchell and Alan Duffy are reimagined with music from Sound of Picture, Only the Ghosts, Jannah Quill and Qubodup. Our theme music is by Podington Bear. Artwork by Ashley Ronning. Produced and edited by Claire Farrugia and Susie Anderson. More about Phone Tag.
26:19
June 04, 2020
Phone Tag 09: Alan Duffy
The image of you looking up travels out forever. - More about Phone Tag. - Associate Professor Duffy is an astrophysicist at Swinburne University who creates baby universes on the nation’s most powerful supercomputers to understand how galaxies like our Milky Way form and grow within vast halos of invisible dark matter that hold it together. He is attempting to find this dark matter as part of SABRE, the world’s first dark matter detector in the Southern Hemisphere. When not exploring a simulated universe he is trying to explain ours in schools across the country or in the media as a regular on ABC Breakfast TV, Ten’s The Project and Triple J Hack.
06:17
June 03, 2020
Phone Tag 08: Natasha Mitchell
Remember before? - More about Phone Tag. - Natasha Mitchell is a multi-award winning ABC broadcaster and has presented flagship programs including the national, daily morning show, Life Matters (2012-16), and was founding presenter & producer of All in the Mind (2002-12), on ABC Radio National. She hosts ABC RN's new culture, science, and technology program, Science Friction. She served as a board member and vice president of the World Federation of Science Journalists, and has received accolades internationally, including the prestigious MIT Knight Fellowship and Grand Prize and four Gold World Medals at the New York Radio Festivals. She is on the Executive Advisory board of Women in Science Australia. Natasha has an engineering degree from Monash University, and a postgraduate diploma in science communication from ANU.
05:50
June 02, 2020
Phone Tag 07: Adam Grodeck
A lot of worthwhile things contain an element of risk. - More about Phone Tag - Adam Grodeck describes himself as a starry-eyed space nerd, with a keen curiosity for how things work, from why the sky is blue to how a light bulb glows. He is a mediator for Science Gallery who graduated The University of Melbourne in 2017 with a major in Mathematical Physics.
05:14
June 01, 2020
Phone Tag 06: Zena Cumpston
Feedback is a gift. - More about Phone Tag. - Zena Cumpston is a Barkindji woman who is passionate about all aspects of representation in relation to First Peoples. She currently works as a Research Fellow in Urban Environments at the Clean Air Urban Landscapes Hub at the University of Melbourne, working across several projects related to Koorie History, sustainability, ecology and biodiversity. Her most recent project was as lead researcher, co-producer and co-designer of The Living Pavilion, an installation which featured 40,000 Kulin Nation plants. Ms Cumpston is interested in exploring the cultural contexts of indigenous plants and communicating the intricate knowledge systems and custodianship.
08:07
May 31, 2020
Phone Tag 05: THE REVEAL
Tilly Boleyn reveals the first full edition of Phone Tag.  Contributions from Ryan Jefferies, George Goodnow, Jess Vovers and Alicia Sometimes are interspersed with music by Podington Bear and Justin Tam. Artwork by Ashley Ronning.  Produced and edited by Claire Farrugia and Susie Anderson. With thanks to the entire Science Gallery Melbourne team for their support on this project. We'll be back soon with more.
20:07
May 28, 2020
Phone Tag 04: Alicia Sometimes
Gravity and weight are not the same thing. - More about Phone Tag. - Alicia Sometimes is a writer and broadcaster. She has performed her spoken word and poetry at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Alicia is one-sixth of the ABC podcast, The Outer Sanctum. Her written pieces have been in Best Australian Poems, Best Australian Science Writing, New Matilda, The Age and many more. In 2014 she was a Fellow at the State Library of Victoria. Alicia is passionate about arts and science. She is director and co-writer of two art/science planetarium shows, the latest being Particle/Wave that enjoyed a sell-out season during the 2018 Melbourne International Arts Festival.
04:47
May 27, 2020
Phone Tag 03: Jess Vovers
You scream out of screens at me. - More about Phone Tag. - Jess Vovers is a PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Melbourne, looking at sustainable solvents for pharmaceutical applications. Jess has lived in the US, Cameroon, Thailand and Japan and has mostly settled here at Melbourne, while studying for her MEng, BSci and DipLang. She pursues her passion for diversity in STEM through public engagements, and has spoken for events like Pause Fest, TEDx, and GirledWorld. She is also a tutor and mentor.
07:32
May 26, 2020
Phone Tag 02: George Goodnow
The highs and lows of an anxious egg. - More about Phone Tag. - George Goodnow (aka Goodie) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work incorporates painting, sculpture, performance and the use of cardboard to produce immersive installations. By fabricating fictional architectures and objects, or adjusting existing architectures, George considers how spaces reflect, orientate and hold bodies. Recent work explores notions of friendship, ownership, gender and binaries within suburban and metropolitan landscapes. George has exhibited and painted walls around Australia and overseas, and has collaborated on projects with the Melbourne Writers Festival, Signal Arts, Juddy Roller, the Australian National University and the Abbotsford Convent. She was the curator of Intermission Project at the Collingwood Arts Precinct in 2018, and is currently part of the young curatorial panel at Science Gallery Melbourne. George has a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from the VCA, and currently lives and works in Melbourne/Naarm.
05:28
May 25, 2020
Phone Tag 01: Ryan Jefferies
Chicken pushed to the extreme. - More about Phone Tag. - Science Gallery Melbourne Creative Director Ryan Jefferies is a passionate advocate of science and arts in equal measures. He is former Curator of the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, has a PhD in infectious disease research and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Western Australia and the University of Bristol. He is also a trained taxidermist.
05:28
May 24, 2020
Introducing Phone Tag
Welcome to Phone Tag. An audio experiment from Science Gallery Melbourne. We’ve invited some of our nearest and dearest to collaborate on this delightfully strange audio adventure. You’ll hear from scientists, artists, poets, engineers. Each day one person contributes a piece of the story, which becomes the spark for the next person to build from, and so on.  It's a bit like an audio relay, a bit like a game of Exquisite Corpse, that writey-drawy-foldy-story paper game. Because at the end of the week, all the responses are stitched together. And each Friday we unveil the full audio essay and marvel at how it's evolved through our four contributing brains. Subscribe, like and tell your friends that something weird and wonderful is on its way to your podcast feed, starting Monday 25 May. Science Gallery Melbourne is part of the Global Science Gallery Network pioneered by Trinity College Dublin. Find out more about SGM and the Network at melbourne.sciencegallery.com  Theme music by Sound of Picture. Artwork by Ashley Ronning.
00:47
May 15, 2020
DISPOSABLE: One Woman's Twenty-year Journey Toward Zero-waste
Ruba Bender has been trying to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle ever since she lived through the 1999 earthquake in Turkey. After seeing so much destruction, she was inspired to start making small changes in her own daily life. Reporters: Yavuz Yilmazoglu, Zixun Wang, David Bogi, Yike Cai - This episode was produced by first year Melbourne University Journalism students, with mentoring from All the Best radio. They used our 2019 pop-up exhibition DISPOSABLE as inspiration for this podcast series about sustainability, the future of our environment and ultimately how we might reimagine our waste.
05:50
July 29, 2019
DISPOSABLE: Safe-injecting Room Sparks Controversy
Thousands of people have used a safe drug-injecting centre in North Richmond since it opened one year ago. Many see it as a way to save lives, but others think it’s more of a problem than a solution. Reporters: Else Kennedy, Claire Capel-Stanley, Yunfei Wang, Fangying Zhou - This episode was produced by first year Melbourne University Journalism students, with mentoring from All the Best radio. They used our 2019 pop-up exhibition DISPOSABLE as inspiration for this podcast series about sustainability, the future of our environment and ultimately how we might reimagine our waste.
06:09
July 29, 2019
DISPOSABLE: More Than a Pad
In India, thousands of women use cloth pads for their periods– even when disposable versions are available. Inderpreet Kaur shares her personal experience with menstruation. Reporters: Wing Kuang, Chang He, Inderpreet Kaur - This episode was produced by first year Melbourne University Journalism students, with mentoring from All the Best radio. They used our 2019 pop-up exhibition DISPOSABLE as inspiration for this podcast series about sustainability, the future of our environment and ultimately how we might reimagine our waste.
05:50
July 29, 2019
DISPOSABLE: Living Single Use
When chemicals love each other very much, they bind together to make plastic. Add some heat and a mould, and a takeaway container like me is born. Reporters: Ashleigh Hastings, Yahan Tao, Wei Lu, Nazli Bahmani This episode was produced by first year Melbourne University Journalism students, with mentoring from All the Best radio. They used our 2019 pop-up exhibition DISPOSABLE as inspiration for this podcast series about sustainability, the future of our environment and ultimately how we might reimagine our waste.
05:23
July 29, 2019
DISPOSABLE: Grounds For Change
Every day, Australians use roughly 2,700,000 paper coffee cups destined to end up in landfill. How far have we come in the push to use reusable cups? Reporters: Bren Carruthers, Jiaqian Chen, Ying Suo, Zhenyu Dong - This episode was produced by first year Melbourne University Journalism students, with mentoring from All the Best radio. They used our 2019 pop-up exhibition DISPOSABLE as inspiration for this podcast series about sustainability, the future of our environment and ultimately how we might reimagine our waste.
05:30
July 29, 2019
DISPOSABLE: Greener on the Other Side
Many people are trying to lead a greener life, but what about a greener death? Siobhan Motherway is hoping to reduce her environmental impact from beyond the grave. Reporters: Dino Vlachos, Jess Cockerill, Yingxuan Li, Jingyi Lai​ - This episode was produced by first year Melbourne University Journalism students, with mentoring from All the Best radio. They used our 2019 pop-up exhibition DISPOSABLE as inspiration for this podcast series about sustainability, the future of our environment and ultimately how we might reimagine our waste.
05:45
July 29, 2019
DISPOSABLE: ‘Freegans’ dive for dinner in the bins
Charlie and Ginnie are young professionals from the suburbs of Melbourne who make more than enough money to put food on the table. But once a week, they jump into dumpsters to fish out groceries they think are going to waste. Reporters: Danielle O’Neal, Duolin Li, Jingjie Liu, Inger Kviseth - This episode was produced by first year Melbourne University Journalism students, with mentoring from All the Best radio. They used Science Gallery Melbourne's 2019 pop-up exhibition DISPOSABLE as inspiration for this podcast series about sustainability, the future of our environment and ultimately how we might reimagine our waste.
05:43
July 29, 2019
DISPOSABLE: The Self-Sustainable Man
Sick and tired of living a wasteful life in Melbourne, Ben Symon gave it all up to move to the countryside. In Murroon he harvests his own food, builds his own furniture, and even brews his own beer. Reporters: Jess Malcolm, Sherry Liu, Ying Liu - Produced in collaboration with All The Best Radio, Melbourne University Journalism students used Science Gallery Melbourne’s 2019 exhibition DISPOSABLE as inspiration for this podcast series about sustainability, the future of our environment and ultimately how we might reimagine our waste.
05:25
July 29, 2019