#1218 By the Moon

For everyone who has been on radio hosting a series of Allnighter of Mid Dawns is a rite of passage.  This week to begin our show about the moon Georgia and her cousin Harry White reminisce about those nights on the air.

Ramadan and the Moon
Producers: Nancy Notzon & Katerina Lebedev
Sound Design: Andrew McLellan
Supervising Producer: Giordana Caputo

Over the past few weeks, you might’ve noticed some people not having lunch or tea or coffee with you any more. In the day that is. While some of us relax and start to wind down as it gets dark, others are just getting started. Ramadan – that holy month in the Islamic lunar calendar when people fast by day and feast by night – makes quite a stir. The moon comes out and friends and families get together for prayer, socialising and of course, lots and lots of eating. It’s a vibrant time to be out on the streets in Auburn in Western Sydney.

Darwin by Night
Produced by Mike Kermode
Co-ordinating Producer: Grace Dalton

Earlier in the year All the Best’s Mike Kermode moved North to Darwin, we asked him to describe what the city looked like at night.  Mike tells us about his first Territory Day.

Hospital Under A Full Moon
Produced by Gina McKeon

Midwife and Nurse Sophie Lewis talks with Gina McKeon about how the moon affects births and why they try to avoid shifts when the moon is full.

Presenter: Georgia Moodie
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox

Picture Credit: Peter Cagnacci

#1217 Im Not There

The theme today on All the Best is taken from ‘Im Not There’ a film about Bob Dylan.  In the film six actors play six incarnations of Bob Dylan and today we have stories about shifting personalities, missing family and friends who seem real one moment and gone the next.  From Jasper who has 1 million imaginary friends, to a story about the discovery of a bag of memories and the attempt to get to know your mum.

My Imaginary Friends
Produced by Kate Montague
Sound engineer: Antonia Gauci

Meeting Mum
Written and read by Madelye Cummings
Original sound music and sound design by Jamieson Shaw
Supervising Producer: Que Minh Luu

Presenter: Georgia Moodie
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox

Picture credit: Jasper as home near Wagga

 

#1216 24 Hour Challenge

This week we set our contributors a challenge. Make a radio story in 24 hours. The day we picked was Sunday August 5.  The time to begin midday.

Windsurfing under the flightpath
Produced by Miles Martingoni

For as long as he can remember, Miles’s father has been trying to drag him out onto the water. Sailing, fishing, swimming… anything that meant getting out onto any beach, lake or river… well recently his dad started doing something different… and we thought it was the perfect thing to capture for our recording day….

Trawling the Vic Markets
Produced by Madeline Rebbechi

I am number 132

Produced by Zacha Rosen
All around the country, on any given afternoon, groups of people get together. They want to work out how to change the world. And on the day we made this there was a meeting in Sydney of mexicans about a movement called ‘I am 132’ – Zacha went along

The Accidental Busker
Tess Lawley

Countrylink to Port Macquarie
Produced  by Jess O’Callaghan

Pie Suit Memories
Produced by Lucie Bell

Breaking the Fast
Produced by Georgie Moodie

Presenter: Georgia Moodie
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Technical Producer: Damian Enemark 

Picture credit: Lucie Bell in her pie suit circa 1990s

#1215 Dear Diary

Would you ever read someone else’s diary…?

The Ultimate Taboo
Produced by Georgia Moodie

What’s the one thing you are not meant to do to your sister’s diary? Years after breaking the oldest rule about diary privacy Georgia Moodie chats to her sister about an incident from their childhood

No One Understands Me: Teen Diary Readings
Performed by Justin Heazlewood as part of No One Understands Me a night curated by Eddie Sharp
Recorded at Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre

Have you ever stumbled across diaries from you past? Perhaps stashed under the bed or in a dusty old box at your folks place? They can be hilarious, excruciatingly embarrassing or painful – or a mixture of all three. And what if you then decided to read those diaries in public… Justin Heazlewood, who you may also know as the Bedroom Philosopher- shared some of his old entries at a night of teen diary readings at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne called No One Understands Me

Interview with Anna Barnes

Anna Barnes talks with Georgia about her new book GIRL!: The Ultimate Guide to Being You

‘Sometimes life feels really complicated. Friendships, school stuff, all the things I care about, big changes happening in the world . . . but then I wonder what I can do, because I’m just one girl.’ Ella, 13

Young author and blogger Anna Barnes doesn’t have all the answers (she wishes!) but like the best big sister, she shares some of her experiences, dreams and funny stories; plus thoughts from girls like you.

Presenter: Georgia Moodie
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox

 

#1214 Guests

Guests – we’ve all been one, we’ve all had one and we’ve all subsequently gathered a few amusing – and often sordid – tales along the way. From the unwelcome, to the unexpected and from the unusual to the down-right crazy, guests can often prove to make life just a little more interesting. This week on All The Best, we will chronicle some of the more interesting sagas, such as couch-potato house mates, controversial cockatoos and all the goss from behind the walls of a 5 star hotel.

Behind the Scenes of 5 stars
Produced by Georgia Moodie

Shaggy Dog
Written and read by Fiona Wright
Original sound design and music by Jamieson Shaw
Produced by Jesse Cox
Sound Supervision by Que Minh Luu

Cockatoos of Darlinghurst
Produced by Catriona Menzies Pike
Audio engineer: Antonia Gauci

Presenter: Georgia Moodie
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox