#1741 Faith in love

Religious communities and Queer communities have historically had a difficult relationship. Many of us treat this dichotomy as having no clear path to mutual understanding and celebration. But this week we bring you stories of the grey area between the black and white, and the people trying to evolve their religious institutions.

Rev. Keith Mascord made headlines in 2016 when he lost his Anglican preaching license, after publicly supporting same sex marriage. We talk to him a year later about the decision, his upbringing and where he’s at now.

Rabbi Ralph Genende, a Modern Orthodox Rabbi, resigned from the Rabbinical Council of Australia, calling it “out of touch”, after it released a statement urging Jewish Australians to vote ‘no’ in the same sex marriage postal survey.

Stories by Joseph Ware and Ruby Schwartz, with help from Bec Fary, Tegan Nicholls and Selena Shannon

All The Best credits:

Executive Producers: Selena Shannon and Bec Fary

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN production manager: Beth Gibson

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Image by Flickr Creative Commons user PROsylvaf

#1740 Four Generations of Black Storytellers

This week, four generations of activists, poets, storytellers, actors, humanitarians and educators. We share the untold story of one family who helped create Radio Redfern, The Black Theatre, the first black newspaper in Australia, the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association, and the Murri School, an Independent Aboriginal and Islander Community School.

‘Four Generations of Black Storytellers’ was brought to you as part of the 2017 CBAA National Features and Documentary Series. If you’d like to listen again, or explore related videos, news-clippings and archive material, visit www.nfds.org.au.

By Kaiyu and Tiga Bayles, originally made for 98.9 FM
Supervising Producer: Lorena Allam


All The Best credits:

Executive Producers: Selena Shannon and Bec Fary

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN production manager: Beth Gibson

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Image by Marty D

#1739 Analogue

This week, we’re talking about old and new media. Past and present family traditions. Digital and analogue technology. So which way was better?

‘Imperfect tools’ by Daniel Semo

Music, podcasts, radio shows… almost everything we listen to these days is created, edited and shared digitally. Yet some artists, engineers, and technicians still choose to do things differently.

This is a story about analogue tape and the people who still use it.

Music: ‘Mount Beauty’ by Jen Cloher, ‘Shake It Off’ by Ryan Adams, Original music by Daniel Semo
Supervising Producer: Bec Fary

‘Getting sticky with it’ by Britta Jorgensen

The Sticky Institute in Melbourne describes itself as “ardent defenders of zine culture”. Run entirely by volunteers, Sticky has stocked over 12,000 zine titles since it opened in 2001 and is a place for zine-makers to hand-make and photocopy their zines.

Music: ‘Ask me now’ by Thelonious Monk

‘More than a meal’ by Samara Barr

These days, you’re more likely to find a recipe online than in the pages of a dusty cookbook, as more chefs and food writers turn to the internet to share their secrets. But are we losing something special?

Music: ‘And So Then’ by Lee Rosevere, ‘Theme’ and ‘LaBranche’ by Blue Dot Sessions
Supervising producing and editing help by Bec Fary

And thank you also to Salome Lines-Morison for our top story, chatting to her dad Ben Lines about getting offline and getting things done.


All The Best credits:

Executive Producers: Selena Shannon and Bec Fary

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN production manager: Beth Gibson

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Image by Flickr Creative Commons user Andrea Joseph