#1713 Going Offline

A few years ago, Patrick from New Zealand discovered an unknown American band online and decided to connect with the members via Twitter. As the friendship progressed, the band got bigger and a tri-continental twitter bond was born.

What happens when internet relationships, communities or online versions of ourselves log off and start to interact with the real world? Does your internet persona hold up offline?

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“Where are our mates?” By Molly Lukin

In Melbourne, a group of commuters is busily watching the watchers. Producer Molly Lukin meets the moderator of a Facebook group that tracks the movements of Authorised Officers on public transport. He claims to be keeping an eye on them, but why do they need to be watched at all?

Supervising Producer Selena Shannon

Original music by Elina Godwin
Additional music: ‘Electric Chair’ by Mossy

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All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Vic state coordinator: Bec Fary

SYN production manager: Beth Gibson

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Host: Selena Shannon

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

Image by flickr creative commons user s2art

 

 

 

#1712 So you think I’m sick?

#1712 So you think I’m sick?

This week: stories of sickness and health, and how to convince the rest of the world you’re one not the other.

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‘Presence of mind’ by Darius Sawyer

“To be defined as less human than a robot was really jarring, I’d taken an assumption of my humanity for granted.”

What does it feel like to be told that you are a disease that needs to be cured? To be the target of public campaigns aiming to prevent people like you from being born?

Darius knows what that feels like.

Music: ‘Audrey’ by johnny_ripper, ‘Down and Around’ by Podington Bear and ‘Three Cheers for Existence’ by Deru

Supervising Producer: Selena Shannon

Amethyst Schaber’s Youtube channel is can be found hereBen’s website, as mentioned in the piece, can be found at asperger.net.au. This story was made with thanks to Vivian Ly and Sam McCulligh.

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‘Sick and tired of being sick and tired’ by Evan Young

Evan is sick and tired, but his doctor claims his condition isn’t medically recognised. The symptoms severely cut his ability to think, sleep, concentrate, work, filter toxins and fight infection. So instead of getting treatment, Evan just goes about his daily business. This story follows walks you through a typical day in his shoes.

Supervising Producer: Beth Gibson

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Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Vic state coordinator: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton

SYN production manager: Beth Gibson

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Host: Jess Hamilton

Episode Compiler: Selena Shannon

Music credit: ‘Detroit’ by Podington Bear

Image by flickr creative commons user Val D’Aquila

#1711 Remotely Intimate

#1711 Remotely Intimate:

By Thanh Hằng Phạm.

What do you think of when you think of home? Is it where you are now or where you grew up? Is it a place you long for, somewhere in your family’s history, far from the roads and towns you move through today?

And what do you think of… when you think of love?

This week we’re traversing lands, borders and bloodlines to draw a map of lovers and of home. In this full-length audio feature by Thanh Hằng Phạm, a collection of voices and words to bridge distances between lovers, time and place.

Remotely intimate was made for the CBAA’s National Features and Documentary Series in 2016, a showcase of work made by new and emerging Australian radio producers. Thanh Hằng would like to thank Maddee, Gabi, Dawn, Alexis, Genesis and Nat for their insight and voices, as well as Wahe and Lakyn for composing music for this feature. To hear more great features in this series, visit nfds.org.au.

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All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Vic state coordinator: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton

SYN production manager: Beth Gibson

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Host: Jessica Hamilton

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

Image by flickr creative commons user Pimthida