#1904 Unfamiliar Territory

Are you afraid of the dark? Some 21 year olds are. We’re crossing into unfamiliar territory, coming of age and questioning the idea of firsts.

The Virginity Complex by Talisse Desiderio

This is a conversation amongst friends about the concept of purity through virginity. It’s a heart-to-heart about cultural preconceptions, shame and female identities.

Supervising Producer: Selena Shannon

Inverloch by Elsie Bath

Each summer holiday, Elsie and her family visit the same coastal town. It felt a bit different, however, on the trip they took when she was 17.

Supervising Producer: Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘Emil and Thea’ by Dave Merson Hess, ‘No More Secrets’ by Dave Merson Hess

Fear the Dark by Paul Waxman

A horror movie or a ghost story might give you a sense of thrill and excitement. But there’s a reason why Paul is (still) afraid of the dark.

Supervising Producers: Erin Dick and Allison Chan

Music: ‘Untitled’ by Henry Mancini from It Came From Outer Space OST, ‘Strains Of Insanity from Chrono Trigger’ by Yasunori Mitsuda (remixed by Paul Waxman), ‘Tomb Of The Ancients from Rayman 2: The Great Escape’ by Eric Chevalier (remixed by Paul Waxman), ‘First Cool Hive’ by Moby from the Scream OST

All The Best is proudly sponsored by Bank Australia

Bank Australia believe that who you lend your money to can have a profound impact on society.

Instead of loaning to industries that do harm, like coal, weapons, and gambling, Bank Australia uses their customers’ money in responsible ways.

By practising ‘clean money’, they invest in community renewable energy, plus housing for people with disabilities, and those at risk of homelessness and domestic violence.

Find out more about their Responsible Banking Policy.

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: Nicole Harrington

#1903 My Main Squeeze

We still don’t get time off for Valentines Day. But that doesn’t get in the way of us facing our fears or forking out, for a connection.

Swipe Right, Think Twice by Hongnan Guo

Can dating apps help with social anxiety and the search for true love?

Special thanks to Gretchen Miller and Tina Matolov for production guidance and feedback. Additional production support by Allison Chan.

Music: ‘Am-trans’ by Podington Bear, ‘Classic Rose’ by Vibe Mountain, ‘Start as you mean to go on’ by Daniel Birch, ‘Creeper’ by Daniel Birch, ‘Elephants on Parade’ by Podington Bear, ‘The Longshoreman’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Temple’ by Daniel Birch.

The Professional Cuddler by Allison Worrall

When greeting old friends or saying goodbye to someone special, many of us will offer a big hug. But not everyone out there is getting snuggled and squeezed. This cuddle shortage has given rise to a niche new industry.   

Supervising Producer: Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘The Endless Road’ by Tommy Guerrero, ‘Viridian (Interlude)’ by Bethel Music, ‘Talking Breeze’ by Ketsa

All The Best is proudly sponsored by Bank Australia

Bank Australia believe that who you lend your money to can have a profound impact on society.

Instead of loaning to industries that do harm, like coal, weapons, and gambling, Bank Australia uses their customers’ money in responsible ways.

By practising ‘clean money’, they invest in community renewable energy, plus housing for people with disabilities, and those at risk of homelessness and domestic violence.

Find out more about their Responsible Banking Policy.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Will Ryan

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Marco Bianchetti

 

 

#1902 On Your Marks

Marks on our bodies and horses going around the performance ring, have got us on our marks. Get ready to go with us.

The Birthmark Club by Madeline Goldberger

You could have one on your face, your leg or your back.Birthmarks are visible but there’s also more than meets the eye. We delve into what is seen and unseen about these marks on our bodies.

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Music: ‘AhDah – Cephelopod‘ by Kevin MacLeod, ‘Folk Round‘ by Kevin MacLeod, ‘Birthmark’ by Akon

The Mullins Family Troupe by Emily Bradfield

Looking back on family history, Emily discovers her love for horses is more than just a hobby. There are, in fact, three generations of entertainers and a stunt show in the bloodline.

Supervising Producer: Nina Enever with Allison Chan

Additional thanks to Caroline Graham and Jack Simmons for production guidance and feedback

Music: ‘Oh Brother 1′ by Anders Brothen, ‘Runaways‘ by Silent Partner, ‘Playful River Rag‘ by Dan Lebowitz, ‘Moving On‘ by Wayne Jones 

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Krantik Banerjee

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Julia Raasch

Music: ‘Skin’ by Mere Women

#1901 Back To School

We’ve got new dreams, new hopes and a new backpack. Grab your game face and embrace your adolescent fears. There are important lessons to be learnt, both inside and outside the classroom.

The Eyebrow Incident by Alyssa Bermudez

The popular girls, increased body hair and mortal embarrassment — these are the necessary elements for a preteen drama.  

Sound Recordist: Michael Brydon

This story was recorded at Read To Me Hobart, which was organised by Joshua Santospirito. Read To Me is a live visual storytelling event and you can check out their Facebook page @readtomereadtome to be in the loop for their upcoming events.

That Time I was in Detention by Danni Stewart

School rules can be hard to follow. So, for some of us, this means we end up in detention.

Music: ‘Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2’ by Pink Floyd, ‘Les sports imaginaries’ by Charlene Darling, ‘Tik Tok’ by Kesha (cover by Avril Lavigne), ‘Smells LIke Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana (cover by Patti Smith), ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ by Simple Minds

Additional sound design: Pip Leason

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan with Erin Dick

Growing Pains by Sapphire Sheedy

Sandy and Sapphire spent a day beyond the bars of the school gates. It was filled with feasts, adventures through scrubland and a tame horse. But something didn’t smell right.

Music: ‘Noahs Stark’ by krackatoa, ‘The First of the Year’ by CJ Lavoire, ‘Angela Climbs a Boulder at Horn Creek, the Sun Sets, the Bat Flies By’ by Aaron Ximm, ‘Isma Roktar’ by Thiaz Itch, ‘Here She Comes Now’ by Velvet Underground 

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Secret Superstars by Yichen Wu

Performing for the whole class causes some people stage fright. But not this particular student.

Special thanks to Gretchen Miller and Tina Matolov for their production guidance and feedback.

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: Daiga Ellaby

Music: ‘High School Hero’ by Wharves