In-jokes, classroom cliques and family secrets. It sucks to feel like you’re on the outside.
This week we’ve got stories about being in on it, because either you are or you aren’t. Usually. But under stranger circumstances, you might find yourself in on something you didn’t even know you were a part of.
‘Rainbow Mining’ by Neil Ashworth
Is it cool to have your love of the Spice Girls paraded in public by your dad?
This is the story of what happens when a writer uses his own family for material to be performed in front of a live audience. But what if the family member in question is hearing it for the first time, in public?
The author in the story is Harry Kolotas, you can follow him on Twitter @harrysatalok. The performed parts were read by actor Mark James Dessaix and recorded by Little Fictions.
Music: The Flower Duet by Kiri Te Kanawa and Kathryn Jenkins, Wannabe by Spice Girls
‘A home of one’s own’ by Sam Jonscher
Andy, Katie and their housemates are evicted from their beloved rental property in Dulwich Hill, in Sydney and struggling to find a new home.
Set against Sydney’s is notoriously vicious rental market, Sam Jonscher tells an incredibly human story of coincidence and connection, family legacy and history.
Supervising Producer: Selena Shannon
Music: “It’s all over now, baby blue”- Bob Dylan, “Moma”- Four Tet, “This must be the place”- Talking Heads, “Once in a lifetime”- Talking Heads
All The Best credits:
Banner: Made Stuchbery
Executive Producer: Selena Shannon
Host: Jess Hamilton
Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls
Vic State Coordinator: Bec Fary
SYN production manager: Beth Gibson
Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie
Social Media: Louisa Thurn
Image provided by Flickr Creative Commons user Henry Burrows