#1530 Old Pictures

Family albums, photos pressed between the pages of a second-hand book, a photo on a postcard, a greying, dog eared picture on Tumblr.

Old pictures are full of stories. They’re a window into another world, expressions frozen on faces, clothes just as they were.

What can they show us? And what are they hiding?

 

Para Dog

Produced by Sky Kirkham with additional production by Michael Brydon

 

We Were Always Here

John Ebert regularly posts vintage photos of gay couples on Twitter. Some photos are from as much as 100 years ago. He tags them with #wewerealwayshere. He says they were able to be taken as part of a gay underground that operated in those early times.

You can follow him at @sonoffidelis.

Produced by Rose Lane

Additional production by Sky Kirkham

 

On Tape

No one expects a box of tapes to explain the story behind a strangely posed photo of the grandparents.

But when he was looking through old family photographs, producer David Ross found a cassette made between his mum and her mum more than 20 years ago, where they talked about where his mum was born and why she came to be there.

It talks about a rather forgotten episode in the post-war centrifugal destruction of the British empire, as its long oppressed components spun off.

Produced by David Ross

Music Credits: Roma Khleb, RJB

 

State Coordinators: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton and Sky Kirkham

Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett

Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon

Image Credit: Supplied by David Ross

#1529 It All Ends In Death

So it’s all kind of cool when they give you an iPad in a museum and you think “Oh, I didn’t have to download something and maybe I could walk home with this except I think probably not”.

Except, that for two of our producers, Lynda and Zacha, this iPad got handed over at the Museum of Human Disease. It is a deeply disturbing and interesting place: body parts are literally everywhere. The catalogue on the iPad was a catalogue you could use to look up all the diseases, and case, histories that had belonged to each organ.

But as they kept perkily reading these histories, it slowly dawned on them that each of the histories were ending in death. The body parts were out. These stories were done. It all ended in death.

This week, they take All the Best co-host Pip Rasmussen back to the museum to demand some pertinent, and ominous, answers.

 

Death museum

Produced by Pip Rasmussen and Zacha Rosen

 

Death through the lens

Tim Page, a Vietnam War photographer, talks about facing death and literally being killed in war, only to be brought back to life. He has seen too much war and death through the lens of his camera, and tells Liam Knierim about the realities of death on the battle field.

Produced by Liam Knierim

 

Death in the bush

Produced by Selena Shannon

 

State Coordinators: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton and Sky Kirkham

Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett

Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon

Image Credit: Dallas Krentzel

#1528 Naked

Avert your eyes. This week on all the best we’re tackling one of the biggest remaining taboos – getting naked.
Because as liberated as you may feel, as comfortable in your own skin, when it comes down to it you pulled a shirt on over your head before trotting off to work today. You probably even primed your body with underwear.
We delve deeper into nakedness than any TV show ever could on a Saturday morning and tell stories of nudity, past and present.
Naked Law
Produced by Heidi Pett
Phallic Interpreter
Written and performed by James Robertson Hirst
Produced by Michael Brydon 
Nude
Produced by Riley Harrison
Naked For Satan
Produced by Bethany Atkinson-Quinton

State Coordinators: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton and Sky Kirkham

Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett

Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon

Image Credit: Handcuffed / Flickr