#1229 Don’t Stop Me Now

All the Best brings you stories of people whose flames burn brightly, against the odds. A sonic submerging into the world of a woman who stutters, a 103 year old lady who’d probably put you to shame on the athletics field, and a former self-harmer tells how she lifted herself from the depths of depression.

Hear Me
Airynna Tannberg used to have panic attacks when the telephone started ringing. And going on a date was unthinkable. Having stuttered ever since she could remember, Airynna grew to fear the sound of her own voice.

Produced by Mel Tolnay.

Golden Girl
Ruth Frith is 103 years old. While she concedes that most people her age are pushing up daisies, she’s throwing javelins out on the athletics field, competing in international Masters’ competitions. That is, of course, if she can find anyone in her age category to compete against. But after spending a lifetime on the sidelines, Ruth is just making up for lost time.

Produced by Liam Knierim.
Field recordings by Ellie Freeman.

Losing Myself, Finding Myself.
Miriam, or Mim, is twenty years old. Reaching that age is a huge achievement in itself given the experience of her teenage years. As she tells All the Best contributor Rachel Fisher— the two of them have been friends since they were 15— she dealt with the pain of her family life through self harm. But she found a way out.

Produced by Rachel Fisher.

Presenter: Georgia Moodie
Features Executive Producer: Belinda Lopez
Executive Producers: Giordana Caputo, Eliza Sarlos, Jesse Cox.

Picture credit: ‘Golden Girl’ Ruth Frith by Belinda Mason.