#1626 Back In The Driver’s Seat

“My neck cracked, and he kept watching me gasp for breath… his head just tilted to the side with a curious look on his face.”

This week we’re talking about power and control. In particular, stories of how people who need it most are taking it back. We’re also super excited to introduce you to our new Sydney-based co-host Jess Hamilton, hear her debut in this episode!

‘Let’s Rendevu‘  by Alex Christie

Would you use “the Uber for escorts”?

Apps like AirBnB and Uber are simplifying the sharing economy, but have you ever thought about how the internet, social media and specialist apps are changing the nature of sex worker transactions? Are they making things easier or safer for sex workers and escorts? Does it give them more control? All The Best producer Alex Christie decided to find out. In this story she dives into the world of meeting escorts online, exploring how new tech is changing this age old industry.

Supervising Producer: Jess Bineth

Sound design and original music by Elina Godwin

‘Burning questions’ by Rebecca

Two and a half years ago, Bec escaped a dangerous relationship. She’s safe now, but many difficult questions have stuck with her ever since, like how did she end up in the last place she ever thought she would? With the little help from the people around her, the media and the police, she decides to embark on a quest to make sense of her past, and get some answers.

Supervising producer: Selena Shannon

Music: ‘Don’t be sad’ by Brad Mehldau, and ‘Where are you heading, Tumbleweed?’ by Bjorn Eriksson

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Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Vic State Coordinator: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Image by Flickr Creative Commons user Rubén Darío Bedoya Cortés