#1335 Mama, Guns & Jungle Fever

Romance, Love, Shot guns, Cigarettes, Nudity, Guns ‘n’Roses….

This episode we encounter stories where romance has taken people off the beaten track and into bizarre situations.  We also get into the mind of Miles Merrill, a spoken word poet as he speaks about his experience and his poetry.

 

My Mothers Date

Sarah Low had heard a story growing up…about a date her mum went on when she was a teenager.  It seemed a like a strange way to romance someone.  It was definitely not a traditional date.

Producer:  Sarah Low

Supervising Producer:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits:  This Guy’s in Love with You by Herb Alpert, The Toy Parade by David Kahn, Melvyn Leonard, and Mort Greene, Micky Maos by Halloween, Jaws Theme Music by John Williams

 

Tales of Sin & Virtue- Miles Merrill

They decided to get out of town, so they drove their car 20 miles down a dirt road to the middle of nowhere.  But, they weren’t alone… Miles Merrill tells his story at Tales of Sin & Virtue, a live storytelling event.

Storyteller:  Miles Merrill

Producer:  Giordana Caputo

 

This is Miles

Miles Merrill has been at the heart of the Spoken Word scene in Australia for over a decade.  His passion and commitment to the art has seen the development of the National Poetry Slam which includes over 1000 poets each year who get up to share there stories.   He has pioneered the non-profit literary company  Word Travels who are about to host a three day festival.  Where does his love of language come from?  And what drives him?  Merran Winchester went to find out more.

Producer:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits:  What Night Knows by Miles Merrill, Welcome to the Jungle by Guns ‘n’ Roses, CityCountry by Jai Pyne

 

Picture Credit:  Lisa Turano

 

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Features Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester