#1843 Buried History

We’re digging for the deep cultural roots of magick, and burrowing through the rubbish history of a Sydney suburb.

Tempe Tip by Shelby Traynor

A garbage tip once engulfed a Sydney suburb that is now transformed. But there are still remnants of the past — buried beneath walking tracks and ponds. Now an oasis close to the city, Tempe residents still remember their time at the tip. 

Music: ‘Adventure Island (Theme)’, ‘Adventures of Superman (Theme)’

Supervising Producers: Evana Ho and Allison Chan

Magick is Everywhere by Matilda Fay

Content warning: Mention of sexual assault

You probably went through a teenage witch phase that was heavily influenced by ‘Buffy’. And you’ve probably seen ‘hex the patriarchy’ memes.

From Salem to the Kimberley, we learn how witchcraft is intertwined with an ongoing tradition of anti-colonial, queer and feminist resistance.

Music: ‘Brujas’ by Princess Nokia, ‘Leave the TV on’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Bliste’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Can I Get A Key’ by Sampa The Great

Consulting Producer: Jayla Shae Davey (Memarloo)

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Elina Godwin

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Jez Timms

Music: Black Girl Magik by Sampa The Great

#1842 Thinking On Your Feet

Being on your feet could mean throwing another human in the air. It could also mean finding love while dancing five nights a week. But, one way or another, you’ll eventually have to step up. Into adulthood.

All Star by Romy Sher

Cheerleaders are often seen on the sidelines, dancing around or supporting a team, but what does it look like when the cheerleaders are centre stage?

Music: ‘Chill Soft’ by S Hope, B Poe, J Mobley, ‘Headhunted’ by D Rhymes, ‘Pop Dreams’ by CA Salyer, ‘Tyme’ by S Smith, ‘Tessalit’ by Blue Dot Sessions‘Copley Beat’ by Blue Dot Sessions 

Supervising Producer: Britta Jorgensen

Dating in the Dancing Bubble by Kat Galang

In the bars and clubs of every Australian capital city, a wild subculture of swing dance thrives. But in this addictive world of lively music and close community, making friends and dating comes with a unique set of rules.

Music: ‘A Viper’s Moan’ by Willie Bryant, ‘Easy Does It’ by The Big 18, ‘Lindy Hopper’s Delight’ by Chick Webb, ‘Jump Through the Window’ by Roy Eldridge, ‘Sugarfoot Rag’ by Ella Fitzgerald

Supervising Producer: Sarah Mashman

A Bird in Hand is Worth Two in the Grave by Patrick Lenton

Stepping up in life meant that Patrick Lenton was on his way to being a grown up. But then a puppy and an uninvited bird confronted his assumptions of adulthood.

Original Music Composition and Sound Design: Suzanne Derry

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan with help from David Rutledge

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Elina Godwin

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Clem Onojeghuo 

 

#1841 Coming and Going

It’s Spring and some of us find a certain wanderlust in the air. We explore our comings and goings from the places we love. We’ll also be asking ourselves why we come and go in the first place.

Love Letter to a City by Eugenia Zoubtchenko

Have you ever fallen in love with a city? Eugenia explores the relationships between people and place: from the rush of first love, to the mess of making it work, and even a desire to leave.

Music: ‘Lumbaya Püf De’ by Galata Express

Supervising Producers: Allison Chan and Bec Fary

Additional thanks to Andrew Reynolds and Katy Hawkins

The Dream of Return by Devana Senanayake

This is a story about coming, going, and coming back. Meet four immigrants who share their concept of home and how the dream compares to the reality.

You can also hear the first and second story in The Modern Odyssey series.

Music: ‘Visions of Light’  – E Glennie / B Gleddin / Chris Bussey, ‘Cold Frame’  – R Lacy / E Lacy, ‘Alpha Level’ – T. Devine King / E Glennie, ‘Counterclockwise’ – M Levine, ‘Day And Night’ – P. Ressel, ‘Gold Figures’ – T. Devine-King, ‘Black Ice’ – D Pittock, ‘Celestial Sphere’ – T Devine King, ‘Seahorses’ – E Glennie / B Gleddin / Chris Bussey, ‘Entwine’ – R Lacy / S Elizabeth Lacy / D Bird / J Lacy

Sound Designer: Gregory J Thorsby

Supervising Producers: Selena Shannon, Sarah Mashman and Allison Chan.

Additional thanks to Leila Cariddi of Multicultural Arts Victoria and 3CR in Melbourne.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer and Episode Compiler: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Gilly

Music: ‘Thank u, next’ – Ariana Grande

#1840 Man Versus

Humanity takes on the challenge of swimming, the gobble of a turkey and the bite of a crocodile. These are three stories about earth, fire (maybe), wind, water and a lot of heart.

Chip off the Old Croc by Lee Robinson

Pippa, the terrier, has no hesitation taking on a 3.5 metre saltwater crocodile. Their owner, Kai Hanson, lives on Goat Island amongst the crocodile-infested Adelaide River in the Northern Territory.

Music: ‘Australians’ by Means, ‘Sci Fi’ by Ben Sound, ‘Desperate wanting for Spring 2015’ by Neuroleptic Trio, ‘Theme from Crocodile Dundee’ by Peter Best

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Swimming and Other Unnatural Things by Patrick Lenton

Some people are afraid of the water because they’re afraid of crocodiles and sharks. But not Patrick Lenton. He spent his childhood as an award-winning swimmer.

This was an adaptation of a story originally published in Going Down Swinging.

Original music compositions and sound design: Suzanne Derry

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Jeff The Turkey by Angela Moran

When you’re in your early 20s and living in a share house, you can find yourself living with a party animal that gobbles. This is a story about friendship, feathers, and most of all, the love between a young man and his turkey.

This story also contains fowl language.

Music: ‘Shooting Stars’ by Bag Raiders, ‘Givin’ Up’ by The Darkness, ‘Rough River’ by Rough River, ‘Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time’ by The Darkness

Supervising Producers: Jordan Fennell and Allison Chan

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer and Episode Compiler: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Wu Jianxiong