This week we’ve got something a little different on the show. At All The Best we love celebrating and showcasing great Australian audio, so we’re handing over the show to our friends at Contact Mic. It’s a monthly podcast made in Melbourne about the things that make us human – like moments of change, indecision and contact.
We have three excerpts from three episodes of Contact Mic, with links to the full versions of each below.
Episode 10: 16,000 Biscuits
There are a lot of things that our bodies do that are mostly outside of our control. Blinking. Breathing. Our hearts beating. For Jess Thom, there’s also saying ‘biscuit.’ Or ‘hedgehog.’ Or thumping her chest hard, over and over. Jess is the founder of Tourettes Hero.
Episode 6: Black Cross
In June, the Contact Mic team were spread across the globe, and so that month’s episode, ‘Black Cross’, featured a selection of audio postcards from around the world.
Episode 4: A Boat Named Bob
Imagine the phone rings and a man you hardly know asks you to drive across the country, jump on a boat and sail off into the unknown with nothing but a grumpy goose for company. What do you do? Our last piece today is from an episode about what can happen when you just say yes.
For more stories from Contact Mic – including a princess watching her grief over her father’s death play out on Youtube, a person who can smell the dead wondering if he’s gone insane, and a man whose brain damage means that he doesn’t remember cheating on his partner, head to contactmicpodcast.com, iTunes or your favourite podcasting app. You can also listen to the full versions of all the pieces played today. Contact Mic are also on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Contact Mic is Fleur Kilpatrick, Sarah Walker, and Kieran Ruffles.
Executive Producer: Selena Shannon
Vic state coordinator: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton
Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie
Host: Jessica Hamilton
Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls
Image by Rolf Klep