#1326 The Spoken Word

 ‘Spoken Word’ as a cultural movement grew from the Harlem Renaissance of the 1960’s.  It graced Australia’s shores soon after and developed it’s own unique style and voice here.  The movement continues to change and develop to this day, as performers, poets, musicians, writers…. experiment with words, sound and expression.  

In this episode we meet Tug Dumbly, a legend on the Australian scene and we hear the work of Tug Dumbly, Bravo Child and Candy Royalle.   

Let your senses and imagination run wild with the linguistic journeying of our poets.

 

The Poets:

http://candyroyalle.com/

http://www.pieproductions.com.au/performer_TugDumbly_highschools.html

http://www.bravochild.tv/

Music Credits:   Harry’s Game by Clannad, Express Yourself by Madonna, Song of Myself compiled by allcast.co.uk, The Beat Generation featuring Jack Kerouac

Picture Credits:  Ed Schipul

*Thanks to Tug Dumbly, Bravo Child, Candy Royalle, Tell Me a Story, Australian Science Communicators, Word in Hand &  The Blue Space

 

Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally

Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester

Executive Producer’s: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

#1325 Nerds & Laughter

This episode All the Best takes you to the Nerd Star Comedy Gala held in Sydney, where comics and academics joined forces in a night of laughter and intellect.  Jazz Twemlow reflects on the effects of drinking, time travel and ladies fashion after a big night out in Kings Cross and the ‘Planet Hunter’, astronomer Simon O’Toole, explores the question ‘is there life on other planets?’

We also share an excerpt from poet Tug Dumbly  as he reflects on Science and Poetry.

Thank you to Nerd Star Comedy Gala, Nerd Nite, Justine Rogers, Jazz Twemlow, Simon O’Toole and Tug  Dumbly for sharing their stories with All the Best.

* This episode has adult themes and a language warning

Music Credits:  Doctor Who Theme Song arranged by Bagpuss 76, Star Wars Theme Song performed by Prague Film Orchestra

Picture Credits:  Lewis Francis

 

Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally

Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester

Executive Producer: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

#1324 Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story is a live story telling event based in Sydney.  We joined Tell Me a Story at their event in June to bring you stories all about ‘Home’.

Our storytellers Esther Carroll, Dina Petrakis and Candy Royalle all took to the stage to share what ‘Home’ means to them.

Esther Caroll recounts her first trip to Sydney in the 1930’s after leaving the aboriginal mission she called home, Dina Petrakis takes us to the Marrickville RSL Club as a new immigrant in the 1970’s and Candy Royalle shares the memories of her grandfather and father in spoken word poetry.

Thank you to Tell Me a Story and all the storytellers for sharing their stories with All the Best.

Tell me a story holds monthly events.  To find out more go to tellmeastory.net.au

Music Credits: Sometimes I Forget You’ve Gone by the Dirty Three

 

Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally

Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester

Executive Producer: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

#1323 Mad Science

 Giving not Taking

With only 5 litres of blood in our body, you’d think it would be in our best interest to keep all of that inside….you’d think.

Producer Michael Kermode travels to Woy Woy, just north of Sydney to learn more about a very natural therapy making a comeback.  Since it’s days of glory in the 18th &  19th centuries, this treatment has been used to cure various physical ailments as well as being used, in more recent times, as a beauty treatment.  If they don’t make you squeal or shriek, they might make look and feel great.  Mike Kermode speaks with Stefan Hafner to learn more about these little, medicinal creatures.

Producer:  Mike Kermode

Supervising Producer:  Belinda Lopez

Music Credits:   Attack of the Giant Leeches – filmclip (1959), Goosebumps by Ray Davies, Tea For Two Cha-Cha by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Stuck On You by Lionel Richie, Pencereden Kar Geliyor by Erkan Ogŭr, Faust Symphony by Liszt, I Got Rhythm by Django Reinhardt, Let’s Work by Prince, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer, Mr Lucky by Jimmy McGriff, Stuck On You by Elvis Presley

 

The Mystery of the Long-finned Eel

After hearing a story about the migration of the Long-finned Eel and mistaking it for an urban myth, Merran Winchester decided she needed to find out more so she could distinguish fact from fiction.  She staked out a park at night and talked to various scientists to find out how these eels could make such an incredible journey from an inner-city park to the waters of New Caledonia.  This research led her on to ask questions about humans, machines, instinct and reason.  It is a story based on research and told by actors.

Producer:  Merran Winchester

Supervising Producer:  Kate Montague & Giordana Caputo

Actors:  Anna Martin & Brendon Taylor

Music Credits: Absent Presence by Jason Bradley Livesay, Clock without Hands by Peter Calandra & Scott P Sehreer, Flagship Commander by Patrick Smith, Handel & the Glory of the Lord (arranged) by Dave Greendale, Powder Smell by Tillman Sillescu, Werewolf by Tillman Sillescu

 

Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally

Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester

Executive Producer: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez