#1830 Reality Check

Sometimes internal differences lead to changes in political leadership in Australia. And sometimes we just need to escape from the banter and find our escape in books, films and fan clubs.

‘Bibliotherapy’ by Sarath Chandra

Sarath isn’t into reading anymore and decides to talk to two authors to rekindle his love of books. He also stumbles into bibliotherapy as well. 

Supervising Producer: Mike Williams

Music: ‘End of the night’ by Phony Ppl , ‘Too late’ by Mr Hudson, ‘Lithium’ by Maxence Cyrin, ‘Hard knock life’ by Jay Z, ‘Bones’ by Crumb

‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ by Allison Chan and Gregory J Thorsby

Sydney based artist David Capra is a big fan of The Wizard of Oz. He knew his passion for it at a young age – he even joined the International Wizard of Oz fan club when he was about four. But being a fan doesn’t just mean you know about all the good parts of the film. 

Music: ‘Trouble in School Farmyard’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz, ‘Main Title’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz, ‘The Spell’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz, ‘Good Fairy Vanishes’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz, ‘Threatening Witch’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz, ‘Follow the yellow brick road/ off to see the wizard’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz, ‘Off to see the wizard/Apple Orchard’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz.

David Capra can also be heard on Canvas: Arts and Ideas on FBi Radio at Sundays 11am.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Jess Meier with Sarah O’Malley

SYN Community Coordinator: Victor Mims

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: George Coletrain

Music: ‘End of the Yellow Brick Road’ by Bell Weather Department

#1829 This Much I Know

A lot of the lessons we learn in childhood stay with us. Like riding a bike. Or if you’re one of the talented ones, whistling. On this episode, we’re talking about the things we learned at a young age, and what that means when you’re grown up.

Like Mother, Like Daughter by Honor Marino

Lively chatter around the dinner table was an important part of growing up in Honor’s family. Now that she’s an adult, there’s nothing she loves more than getting lost in conversation. But it wasn’t until Honor had a daughter that she realised how influential her own Mother had been in shaping her passion for conversation.   

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Additional thanks to Gabrielle Andolfatto and Edge Radio in Hobart for production assistance. 

Music: ’Fishing’by David Szesztay, ‘Phase 3’ by Xylo-Ziko, ‘Crisis and Decision’ by Dee Yan-Key, ‘Warm Fingers’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Castor Wheel Pivot’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Sals Piano Solo’ by Blue Dot Sessions

Kindness by Tina Matolov

Growing up, Amanda thought that being kind and being a good person meant doing everything for everybody, and putting herself last. She learnt how to be a great chameleon, flawlessly reading people and adapting herself to meet all their needs; but after a series of destructive relationships she decided that something had to change.

Nicole’s fascination with Africa sparked while she was still in high school. She went to volunteer in Kenya when she was 18, returning again when she was 22. She tells us about how her experiences helped her understand gratitude and joy.

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Music: ‘Turning’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Sleep’ by Daniel Birch, ‘Healing’ by Lee Rosevere, ‘Music Box & Sunshine’ Daniel Birch, “Wherever I lay my hat, that’s my wife” by Doctor Turtle

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Elina Godwin with Sarah O’Malley

SYN Community Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Dan Freeman

Music: ‘A Lesson in Cause and Effect’ by Davey Lane

 

#1828 Past Tense

We have two stories from people recapturing moments that made a mark. The first story deals with issues of consent and may be triggering for some listeners. There is also some strong language.

‘Humbug’ by Sidney Shaw

Trying to blend in with the scenery at a bar is difficult when you’re easily the youngest person there. Factor in a short lifetime of deep-seated insecurity, excessive alcohol consumption and being noticed by a predatory older man, and watch as things quickly spiral. This is a deeply personal recollection on vulnerability, power dynamics and the grey areas of consent.

If you or anyone you know would like to have a confidential chat with someone about anything you heard in this story, please call the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800 737 732 or 1800 RESPECT.

Additional Voice Actors: Ripley Hood and David Lillie

Sound Design, Original Compositions and Editing: Elina Godwin

Supervising Producers: Bec Fary and Allison Chan

Music: ‘Evie’ by Stevie Wright, ‘Wild About You’ by The Saints, ‘Shady Grove’ by Doc Watson, ‘Milkshake’ – Kelis, ‘Overthrow’ by VIDA

‘Closing In On A Killer’ by Colleen Gwynne

Colleen Gwynne was the Chief Investigator on the Peter Falconio case. She first shared her story exclusively at SPUN, a live storytelling event, in December 2016. SPUN is presented by StoryProjects in Darwin.

You can hear more stories from SPUN on their website and via your podcast app.

Story Producer: Johanna Bell

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN Community Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Fancy Crave

Music: ‘Rose’ by Ludovico Einaudi

#1827 School Of Thought

We’re handing over the mic to a Year 8 class from Bossley Park High School, a school in the Western suburbs of Sydney. We’ll be hearing their interviews with family members and their English teacher, Angie Sari.

The first two stories were produced and edited by Lucia and Adam.

Aldana, Aymen, Jonathan, Kaylene, Ronin also contributed interviews.

Additional editing and sound design was by Allison Chan.

All of today’s stories were produced as part of the Stories of Strength partnership between Bankstown Youth Development Service, Bossley Park High School and All The Best. 

Many thanks to Angie Sari, Zainab Khadim, Kavita Bedford, Jessica Paraha, Tegan Nicholls and  Zacha Rosen.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary

Host: Tegan Nicholls

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN Community Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC Kyo Azuma

#1826 Listen To Me

We have a feature episode of creative audio responses: people making a different kind of noise in response to gendered violence in Australia.

Sydney composer and vocalist, Andrée Greenwell, invited lyric contributions from a number of female Australian writers: Donna Abela, Eunice Andrada, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Alison Croggon, and Candy Royalle. With five other vocalists and eleven musicians, these lyrics evolved into sonic pieces.

There is mention of violence and sexual assault in this episode. If you or anyone you know would like to have a confidential chat with someone about domestic violence, please call the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence helpline on 1800 737 732 or 1800 RESPECT.

Tracklist:

1. Memory by Ali Cobby Eckerman and Andrée Greenwell
2. Terror by Alison Croggon and Andrée Greenwell
3. Interlude 1 by Andrée Greenwell
4. Fire by Candy Royalle and Andrée Greenwell
5. Interlude 2 by Andrée Greenwell
6. Prayer by Donna Abela and Andrée Greenwell
7. Interlude 3 by Andrée Greenwell
8. Mosaic by Eunice Andrada and Andrée Greenwell
9. Interlude 4 by Andrée Greenwell
10. I Am a Survivor by Ali Cobby Eckermann and Andrée Greenwell

Episode credits:

Producer, composer and creative audio: Andrée Greenwell

Dramaturg: Hilary Bell

Engineering, mixes, mastering: David Trumpmanis

Assistant Engineers: Timothy Watt, Tim McArtney

Additional engineering: David Chesworth, Andrée Greenwell

Supervising producer: Allison Chan

Singers: Melanie Horsnell, Elana Stone, Jessica O’Donohue, Louise Nutting and Andrée Greenwell

Voice Over: Bridie Tanner, Tegan Nicholls

Musicians: Alana Blackburn – sopranino and contrabass recorders, Holly Conner – percussion, Louise Horwood – flugelhorn/trumpet, Rose Foster – trombone, Jessica Ling – tuba, Ruth Wells – tenor saxophone, Tristan Routh – guitar, Tonestar Le Ru – noise guitar, Novak Manojlovic  – piano, Jessica Dunn – double bass and Holly Conner – drumkit.

Interlude Quotes:  Sarah Ferguson, Annabel Crabb, Rosie Batty, Our Watch, Emma Husar, Clementine Ford, Professor Catharine Lumby and Anonymous. 

Many people gave of their private and work time to meet in the making of this project and we thank you for that generosity. A special thank you to the women who shared their stories anonymously.

This project has been assisted by the Australia Council for the Arts, Musica Viva Countrywide and Four Winds. 

Recorded at Hercules St Studios, Surry Hills.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary

Host: Tegan Nicholls

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN Community Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Katerina Stratos