Cities After Dark - Sleep

The way cities are built and operate have changed how we sleep and not only humans are affected, we've changed the sleep patterns of urban flora and fauna too.

In episode five of our six-part series, our co-hosts Shelby Bassett and Michele Acuto talk with Roger Ekirch and Theresa Jones about sleeping in cities at night.

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The night time 'McRefugees' of Hong Kong, BBC News, 27 October 2015.

Prof A. Roger Ekirch, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at Virginia Tech

For thousands of years, humans slept in two shifts. Should we do it again? Bobby Berman, Big Think, 10 April 2018.

A/Prof Therésa Jones, A/Prof In Evolution & Animal Behaviour Biosciences at University of Melbourne

What happens to wildlife in a city that never sleeps? Dr Therésa Jones, Pursuit, 5 June 2018

How to: Agent of Change, Music Victoria website


Co-hosted by Michele Acuto and Shelby Bassett

Written by Shelby Bassett and Kate Murray

Sound Design by Bec Fary

Produced by Kate Murray

Special thanks to Andreina Seijas and Jennifer Dam

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