Christmas Special

This week we make our national debut on the Community Radio Network with All the Best’s Christmas Special.

Eliza brought her baby Arthur Plum and partner Alex White to chat about what Christmas traditions they will create for Arthur and whether Santa will exisit.  All the Best Contributor Julia Thomas and her brother Andy  popped in to talk about a Christmas lunch where they discovered they were colour blind, and Alex Kennet talks about the Christmas she kept carp in the bathtub.  We also had a couple of features:

Goblin Night
Produced by Madelyne Cummings
With help from Radio Pro mentor Adam Zwi
Original music and sound design by Andrew Simmons

Did you ever leave milk and cookies…or a scotch out for Santa?  Well for Madelyne, her childhood was also filled with the tale of the Christmas Goblin…created by her dad Billy so he could watch the football.

A Very Biker Christmas
Produced by Jesse Cox
Additional recordings by Zacha Rosen
Photos by Pilar Angon
Original music and sound design by Andrew Simmons

Bikers are tough right? But they also dress up as Santa Claus? And deliver presents? Jesse caught up with Animal and the Kings Cross Bikers and shatter a few myths about Bikers.

Presenter: Eliza Sarlos
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Sound Supervisor: Que Minh Luu
Technical Prodcuer: Antonia Gaucci
Original Music: Andrew Simmons, Mysteries, Alyx Dennison

Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos

Picture credit: Kings Cross Biker Christmas Toy Run by Pilar

 

The Twilight Zone

Not Reading Twilight
Produced by Zacha Rosen

Anahí explains why she never read Twilight, despite her best intentions. When she first tried to read it, she was twelve. She’s sixteen now. It’s probably not going to happen. She’s a young woman of conviction.

Insomnia the Cat
Produced by Katerina Lebedev
Technical Production by Antonia Gauci

For most of us, night time is usually reserved for sleeping. But what about if you just couldn’t sleep during the twilight hours? The bedroom could become a place you start to dread.  In this story, young theatre-maker Fleur Kilpatrick talks to Katerina Lebedev about how she deals with extreme insomnia and the stigma attached to her inability to sleep.

Can a full moon make you crazy?
Produced by Gina McKeon

Have you ever had a friend, your mum, or even just a stranger, give you that look after you witness some strange behaviour and they say: “Must be a full moon, eh?” Sounds like a whole lotta hocus pocus, right? Well, this story, walks the line between exactly what’s fact and what’s fiction with a little help from local registered nurse Sophie Lewis.

A new life through dementia
Produced by Nancy Notzon

There are many stages of life that we pass through: birth; childhood; the dreaded teen years; your 20s and 30s; retirement; even death. Each phase kind of blossoms and then passes through a twilight to give way to the next. This is the story of one woman as she moves through a stage in her life that is marked by the intrusive grip of dementia.It is told by her daughter, Sharon Snir who explains how she lost and found her mother again, through dementia.

Presenter: Eliza Sarlos
Show Producer: Julia Wylie
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos

Picture credit: Miles Martignoni

 

Sydney Writers Festival Live

For those who missed it earlier in the year, we’re re-playing our first live show, recorded at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

As part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival All the Best produced a live version of its radio show to a packed room at the Festival Club stage, exploring the theme of power in Sydney through the ages.

Special guests include Wendy Bacon, Sarah Haghdoosti, Anna Krien and Mandy Sayer plus a whole host of All the Best contributors, with live music from Sydney’s Fergus Brown.

Presenter: Eliza Sarlos
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Live recording: Kate Ryan
Production assistance: David Sheridan
Visuals: Que Minh Luu
Produced by Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos