Locusts!

There’s a feeling you get when you encounter a swarm. It’s a thrill, with a dash of fear and a sprinkle of awe. Entomologist Jeffrey Lockwood calls this feeling “The Joyful Terror of Oneness” and he tells us the story of The Rocky Mountain Locust (the last great locust swarm in North America, which in 1887 was bigger than the one mentioned in the Bible) by way of explaining what’s really going on in the human psyche when it encounters a swarm.

Listen to Locust

I made this piece for The Bridge PAI’s audio festival on Animal Lives.