This week, we bring you two very different stories about family. Kate Montague speaks to the memory man, who gave up life in the corporate world to collect elderly people’s stories as a keepsake for their families. Zoe Ferguson speaks to older people in the LGBTI community, about their identity as they get older and the support available to them.
Bob Mitchell was a regular guy, working a corporate job in Sydney’s CBD. Until one day, something happened that led Bob to make some major life changes. This is the story of one man’s journey to a new life and how he renewed old relationships along the way.
To find out more about Bob and his memory man business, you can visit his website.
Memory Man was produced by our SP Kate Montague as part of the Transom online story workshop.
Produced by Kate Montague
Music Credits: Cameron Emerson-Elliot
Are You Family?
What is it like to grow old as a LGBTI person in Australia? Zoe Ferguson spoke to some older people who tell about the reluctance to live in a nursing home, the relationships they have with their families, and the differences between being LGBTI in the past compared with today.
Produced by Zoe Ferguson
Music Credits: ‘Limit to Your Love’ by James Blake, ‘We Are Family’ by Sister Sledge
Presenters: Michaela Morgan and Michael Brydon
Community Coordinator: Pip Rasmussen
Executive Producers: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez
Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan
Image Credit: sima dimitric