All the Best’s Melbourne Collective teams up with literary magazine Voiceworks to bring you stories from their latest, ‘Prime’. A man spends his days feeding his favourite tiny shark, Hashbrown, and never asking why. A scientist insists on a future where old age is eradicated. One poet wonders who is haunting his house and another has gone to the dogs.
It must be a pretty neat company that requires an employee to care for eleven tiny sharks. Just don’t ask what they’re for.
Written and read by Josh Barnes
Produced by Tess Lawley
Gone to the Dogs
A poem about power dynamics, love in excess, misplaced loyalties and border collies.
Written by Jessica Yu
Read by Jessica Yu and Samuel Howard
Produced by Emma Jensen
The Haunting of 137 Peel St
Have you ever thought about the history of your house? Melbourne poet Jacob Sutherland has. This is his poem, about the haunting of 137 Peel St.
Written and read by Jacob Sutherland
Produced by Matt Radin
Prime of Your Life
As a young science undergrad student, Hilary Bowman-Smart met Aubrey De Grey, a biologist who envisions a world without old age. In this story, she asks if it’s possible and what a world where no one gets old would look like.
Written and read by Hilary Bowman-Smart
Produced by Cassandra Wright & Jess O’Callaghan
All stories in this episode can be found in Voiceworks’ Summer 2013-14 issue, #95 Prime. It can be found here.
Melbourne Features Executive Producer: Tess Lawley
Production Manager: Carly-Anne Keneally
Executive Producers: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez
Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester
Picture Credit: Roberta Baker – Border Collie