Presented by Fionnuala Sweeney, this week's show featured Brainstorm contributors Alacoque McAlpine (DIT), Maura Farrell (NUI Galway), Robbie Butler (UCC), Mary McGill (NUI Galway), Catherine Norton (University of Limerick) and Malie Coyne (NUI Galway). 

Some of the stories covered during the show included:

The high cost of fast fashion

How volunteers became the lifeblood of rural Ireland

The economics of football transfer fees

How selfies show what it means to be human in the 21st century

Waiter, there's a grasshopper in my soup!

How to build a happy baby

The show is produced by Zbyszek Zalinski and the editor is RTE Brainstorm editor Jim Carroll. Research is by Louise Denvir and the show's reports are compiled by Liam Geraghty

Listen back to the the show below. The first show in the series is here