Lessons

Guest presenter Jesse Cox begins the program talking to his Dad, a school principal about getting kidnapped by his Year 12 students.

Elcho Island
Produced by Zacha Rosen

Have you ever wanted to get out of Sydney? Get out of cities altogether and live — not just holiday — in remote Australia, with a remote community maybe, and do something useful way out there? One of our producers had a pair of friends who did just that. They went up into the Northern Territory to work, straight out of Uni. Zacha Rosen tells us about some of the thing that got learned up there, by his friends.

Taxi Lessons
Written and read by Miles O’neil
Original music and sound design by Jai Pine
Produced by Jesse Cox

Taxi drivers have long held the reputation of being more than just drivers – political commentators, poets, musicians – if you get a good driver you can pick up a few tips.  And we all have our taxi story we share at the pub – this next story is one of those taxi stories and it comes from Mile O’Neil. miles was leaving a party in Melbourne on a rainy night and caught a taxi ride where the driver decided to give him one of life’s most important lessons.

Wholehearted Living
Produced by Alexandra Kennett

Alex Kennet found a Kanesiologist, One Health directer Natalie Warehan, with a few lessons to share about living.

Presenter: Jesse Cox
Supervising Producer: Alex Storey
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox

Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos

 

Storytelling Recorded Live

A collection of stories taken from live events recorded for All the Best.

1. Sarah Rodigari is an artist who has exhibited in Australia and Internationally.  Recently she decided to hitch hike from Melbourne to Sydney and this story comes from towards the end of the trip when she had an interaction with a stranger on a highway in the pouring rain.  It was performed as part of Acts of Kindness and Other Stories and recorded by Kate Ryan.

2. Johnny Marigliano is an actor who grew up in Brooklyn.  In this story he tells of a moment in his life whe – as he introduces it, his story is one of pizza, shylocks and crime.  It was performed and recorded as part of one of Campfire Collective’s storytelling evenings.

3. Anique Vered is an arts worker and artist and is currenly managing the Rocks Pop Up project.  She recently returned to Sydney after working in communities in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Germany and Israel for the past 2 years.  This story comes from her last destination, a kibbutz in the Negrev desert and about her job as the communities goat herder.

4. Mike Williams is a radio producer and founder of In the Dark, Sydney.  In this story he remembers his very first Conception Day at Macquarie Uni.  Mike had been looking forward to the day for ages, but when it finally came around, things didn’t quite go to plan.

5. Que is a radio producer and film editor.  A few years ago she was down the south coast with a bunch of friends, when they heard a loud screetch out the front of their house.  A car full of kids had smashed into a bus load of senior citizens.  Que and her friends mounted a resuce operation that turned into something a little out of the ordinary.

The last 3 stories were performed at a recent Story Slam at The Paper Mill gallery.  All The Best has been in residence at the gallery working on a new show, to be performed live this Tuesday from 7.30pm.  Presented in association with In the Dark, FBi radio, 2ser and Radio National.  For a preview of the event read this article by Mike Williams.  All the event details can be found here.

Guest Presenter: Jesse Cox
Live Content Producer: Kate Ryan
Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos