#1803 Dad Who

This week: stories of tracking down our dads, from Sydney to New York, from off the coast of Darwin and all across Ecuador.

Edgar, Edgar, donde estas? By Selena Shannon

When Elizabeth was a toddler and she wanted her dad’s attention, she would play a silly game. She would travel around the house and assertively sing: “Edgar, Edgar dónde estás?”, Edgar Edgar, where are you? Until he would race to her side and scoop up her giggling chubby body, “I am here little one, here I am”.

This is a story about running late for a train.

Music by EMI production

‘Home is where the heart is’ By Joanna Bell

In the 90’s, an iconic lesbian band ‘The Blue House’ toured all over the world. There was one place the lead guitarist Sam Harley wouldn’t play – that was Darwin.

But we have a favourite podcast in Darwin called SPUN, it’s a collection of live storytelling nights about the weird and wonderful happenings in the NT, and we just caught Sam there talking about her Dad.

Sam’s story was produced by Joanna Bell.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN production manager: Jordan Fennell

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Image by Annie Hamilton

Songs: ‘Collapse’ by Jon Anthony Boorman, ‘In Thought’ by Sheridan Paul Tongue, ‘Marimbas’ by Altidore Chance, ‘Hidden’ by Ben Niblett, ‘Light’ by Barry Morgan and ‘Dark Trails’ by Jorge Lima Menezes.

#1802 Feature: Or It Didnt Happen

Time to get cosy with Sydney’s live fiction scene. This week, we’re featuring a new podcast from a dear friend of the show, Zacha Rosen. His series ‘Or it didn’t happen‘ brings together unique, eclectic and thought-provoking fiction pieces from live fiction nights around the city.

‘Read To Me’

At Read to Me, comics authors put their comics on screen — page by page, or panel by panel — and read them out live on the stage of Knox Street bar. It’s run by Gabe Clark and Fionn McCabe. In this episode, we’ll be hearing from Mary Van Reyk and Pat Grant.

You can read along at Pat’s site with his comic Vanish Coast. It’s worth the trip. Follow Read to Me on Facebook to stay in the loop for their 2018 shows.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN production manager: Jordan Fennell

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Image by Annie Hamilton

 

#1801 Healing

It’s 2018 and we’re back baby! To kick things off, we’re talking Healing.

We rely on doctors and specialists to help us heal, but when they don’t have the answers the journey takes a different turn.

‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ by Karishma Tanvi

For years now, Karishma has known something wasn’t right… down there. She can’t get to the bottom of it, and apparently no one else can either. Until one day she’s scrolling through her phone on the bus, and she comes across an article…

Music: ‘Fly on the Wall’ by Joey Pecoraro, ‘Late night tale’ by Steve Baker, ‘Straight outta vagina’ by Pussy Riot and ‘Shiny Thing’ by Ben Parker
Supervising producer: Selena Shannon

In memory of Jesse Cox

This summer, the radio community in Australia has been trying to heal from the loss of Jesse Cox, one of our most brilliant, admired and dedicated audio producers. He was 31.

As one of the founders on All The Best, he meant a lot to our community. In this episode, we play one of his first stories.

And thanks to Martyn Reyes for interviewing his dad at the top of the episode.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Victorian State Coordinator

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN production manager: Jordan Fennell

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Image by Flickr Creative Commons user jojo 77