#1730 The Powder Room
Come join us in a private space we’ve filled with mysticism, discretion, and secrecy. The Powder Room.
‘Menstruation: Then and now’ by Nina Enever
Stock up the chocolate, boil the kettle, and put on your trackies – you’re about to have your very first period. Except it’s the 1940’s, there are no disposable tampons, and you’ve never heard of a period.
Nina Enever talked to our grannies about periods so you don’t have to.
Music by Lee Rosevere
Supervising producers: Selena Shannon and Bec Fary.
‘Chamber Pot Opera’ by Tegan Nicholls
The Queen Victoria Building bathrooms in Sydney are a throwback to a time when women would powder their wigs, paint their faces and slide a tip into the attendant’s pocket. Throw an opera into the mix and it’s the complete package.
Only this isn’t any opera, and it’s far from Victorian when it comes to the women involved. Tegan Nicholls brings us this one about an opera in a bathroom.
Music: Original performances from the Chamber Pot Opera
All The Best credits:
Executive Producer: Selena Shannon
Host: Ash Berdebes
Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls
Vic State Coordinator: Bec Fary
SYN production manager: Beth Gibson
Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie
Social Media: Louisa Thurn
Image by Flickr Creative Commons user Ernesto Lago
Songs for Nina’s story were: ‘Puzzle Pieces’, ‘Curiosity’, ‘I’m Going for a Coffee’, ‘The Secret to Growing Up’ and ‘If So Then’