We’re flying solo. A poet goes on a solitary road trip through the American southwest and a self-confessed extrovert takes on the challenge of being by himself.
Only Child by Tom Joyner
Only children can have the reputation of being selfish, entitled and bratty – like Little Emperors. Tom Joyner gives us his take on that assumption.
Supervising Producer: Selena Shannon
Alonestar by Jordan Fennell
Josh is an extrovert and loves being around people. But he’s spent the last year wrestling with the fact that he actually can’t stand to be alone. Listen as he attempts to push past this insecurity by forcing himself to do things on his own.
Music: “Arrival of the birds and transformation” – The Cinematic Orchestra, “Left Bank Two” – The Noveltones, “Morning Mood” – Edvard Grieg
Out Of Water by Allison Chan
Kate Middleton, the poet, spent three weeks travelling by herself along the Colorado River . She reads ‘monsoon song’, ‘postcard: Kremmling’ and ‘neon song’ from Ephemeral Water, a book that was based on this journey through the American southwest.
Many thanks to Zacha Rosen
Music: ‘Running Waters’ by Jason Shaw, ‘Hello Night’ by Zoe Keating, ‘Optimist’ by Zoe Keating, ‘Jog to the Water’ by Blue Dot Sessions
Thank you to Tilly and Chloe for opening the episode with their experiences of being only children.
All The Best credits:
Executive Producer: Allison Chan
Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary
Host: Samantha Groth
Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls
SYN Community Coordinator: Jordan Fennell
Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie
Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay
Image: Allison Chan
Music: ‘Never Alone’ by L FRESH THE LION