Christmas Special

This week we make our national debut on the Community Radio Network with All the Best’s Christmas Special.

Eliza brought her baby Arthur Plum and partner Alex White to chat about what Christmas traditions they will create for Arthur and whether Santa will exisit.  All the Best Contributor Julia Thomas and her brother Andy  popped in to talk about a Christmas lunch where they discovered they were colour blind, and Alex Kennet talks about the Christmas she kept carp in the bathtub.  We also had a couple of features:

Goblin Night
Produced by Madelyne Cummings
With help from Radio Pro mentor Adam Zwi
Original music and sound design by Andrew Simmons

Did you ever leave milk and cookies…or a scotch out for Santa?  Well for Madelyne, her childhood was also filled with the tale of the Christmas Goblin…created by her dad Billy so he could watch the football.

A Very Biker Christmas
Produced by Jesse Cox
Additional recordings by Zacha Rosen
Photos by Pilar Angon
Original music and sound design by Andrew Simmons

Bikers are tough right? But they also dress up as Santa Claus? And deliver presents? Jesse caught up with Animal and the Kings Cross Bikers and shatter a few myths about Bikers.

Presenter: Eliza Sarlos
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Sound Supervisor: Que Minh Luu
Technical Prodcuer: Antonia Gaucci
Original Music: Andrew Simmons, Mysteries, Alyx Dennison

Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos

Picture credit: Kings Cross Biker Christmas Toy Run by Pilar

 

Lessons

Guest presenter Jesse Cox begins the program talking to his Dad, a school principal about getting kidnapped by his Year 12 students.

Elcho Island
Produced by Zacha Rosen

Have you ever wanted to get out of Sydney? Get out of cities altogether and live — not just holiday — in remote Australia, with a remote community maybe, and do something useful way out there? One of our producers had a pair of friends who did just that. They went up into the Northern Territory to work, straight out of Uni. Zacha Rosen tells us about some of the thing that got learned up there, by his friends.

Taxi Lessons
Written and read by Miles O’neil
Original music and sound design by Jai Pine
Produced by Jesse Cox

Taxi drivers have long held the reputation of being more than just drivers – political commentators, poets, musicians – if you get a good driver you can pick up a few tips.  And we all have our taxi story we share at the pub – this next story is one of those taxi stories and it comes from Mile O’Neil. miles was leaving a party in Melbourne on a rainy night and caught a taxi ride where the driver decided to give him one of life’s most important lessons.

Wholehearted Living
Produced by Alexandra Kennett

Alex Kennet found a Kanesiologist, One Health directer Natalie Warehan, with a few lessons to share about living.

Presenter: Jesse Cox
Supervising Producer: Alex Storey
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox

Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos

 

Promises

Kid’s Promises
Produced by Zacha Rosen

Promise to Past
Produced by Alex Kennett

In this story we hear from Kat. Kat’s story is one of war and exodus of leaving her family and her culture to resettle in Australia. These experiences have led Kat to make some firm and unusual promises to her family, her religion and her culture but most of all to herself. Alexandra Kennett brings us Kat’s story.

In Loving Memory of Some Guy
Written and read by Zoe Norton Lodge

It seems like most promises we make are to our dearest and nearest…even if more often than not it’s the last thing we want to do. Next up we hear from Zoe Norton Lodge and the type of promise you just cant ever get out of…. This story was published as part of Seizure, a themed magazine for new writers seizureonline.com.

Promise to Baby
Produced by Sophia Mallam

There are times when promises aren’t so much made as…forced upon us. In our next story Sophie Mallam caught up with Sydney writer, Antonia Hayes, to talk about the hardest  promise she’s ever had to make.

Lord of the Leash
Written and read by Tom Ballard
Recorded live at ‘Stories of Kindness’ a night curated by Eddie Sharp at the Jurassic Lounge Sydney
Recorded and edited by Kate Ryan

So far today, we have heard about promises made to our self, to our faith and those we love. But what about those promises to be people we hardly know? What is it that makes us keep these?

Presenter: Imogen Semmler
Supervising Producer: Alex Storey
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos

Picture credit: Peter Cagnacci