#1840 Man Versus

Humanity takes on the challenge of swimming, the gobble of a turkey and the bite of a crocodile. These are three stories about earth, fire (maybe), wind, water and a lot of heart.

Chip off the Old Croc by Lee Robinson

Pippa, the terrier, has no hesitation taking on a 3.5 metre saltwater crocodile. Their owner, Kai Hanson, lives on Goat Island amongst the crocodile-infested Adelaide River in the Northern Territory.

Music: ‘Australians’ by Means, ‘Sci Fi’ by Ben Sound, ‘Desperate wanting for Spring 2015’ by Neuroleptic Trio, ‘Theme from Crocodile Dundee’ by Peter Best

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Swimming and Other Unnatural Things by Patrick Lenton

Some people are afraid of the water because they’re afraid of crocodiles and sharks. But not Patrick Lenton. He spent his childhood as an award-winning swimmer.

This was an adaptation of a story originally published in Going Down Swinging.

Original music compositions and sound design: Suzanne Derry

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Jeff The Turkey by Angela Moran

When you’re in your early 20s and living in a share house, you can find yourself living with a party animal that gobbles. This is a story about friendship, feathers, and most of all, the love between a young man and his turkey.

This story also contains fowl language.

Music: ‘Shooting Stars’ by Bag Raiders, ‘Givin’ Up’ by The Darkness, ‘Rough River’ by Rough River, ‘Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time’ by The Darkness

Supervising Producers: Jordan Fennell and Allison Chan

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer and Episode Compiler: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Wu Jianxiong

#1832 Work In Progress

As we get to work, you’ll hear about our previous work experience and our ability to remain calm under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

‘Dodgy Jobs’ by Angela Moran

When Sarah arrived in Melbourne from Belgium on a working holiday visa she was told it would be easy to find a good part time job. Instead she found a thriving environment of underpaying cash-in-hand jobs with little to no security. Lucky she’s got a good sense of humour and was willing to share a few stories from her unsuccessful attempts to earn a decent crust.   

Supervising Producers: Nina Enever and Bec Fary

Music: ‘Mountain’ by Text Me Records/Bobby Renz, ‘Beer Belly Blues’ by John Deley, ‘Jazz Organ Trio Cool Blue’ by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions, ‘Travel Light’ by Audionautix .

‘Brunching Above My Weight’ by Lee Robinson

Working in the hospitality industry involves more than just serving smashed avo on toast. Erin McConchie is a writer and comic artist who began drawing her most cringeworthy customer moments.

Supervising Producer: Sarah Mashman

Music: Retro Soul’ by Bensound, Kobo Cafe’ by Uncan, Enigmatic’ by Bensound, Coffee Morning’ by Olga Scotland, Torture’ by VYVCH

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Jess Meier

SYN Community Coordinator: Victor Mims

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Saad Salim

#1811 Right Up My Street

Let’s talk about the things that we love, which might initially seem strange to other people. We also ask a cat if he enjoys going for walks.

‘Something you love’ by Joseph Ware

Watches, etymology, rejuvenating old furniture, the music of Felix Mendelssohn…four people talk about something they love that others might not.

Music: Sinfonia no. 10 in b minor, I. Adagio – Allegro performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, String Octet in E flat major, op. 20, I. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco performed by Academy Chamber Ensemble, String Quartet no. 2 in a minor, op.13, II. Adagio non lento performed by Quatuor Ébène, String Quartet no. 6 in f minor, op.68, IV. Finale: Allegro molto performed by Quatuor Ébène.

Supervising Producer: Tegan Nicholls with help from Allison Chan

‘I walk my cat’ by Angela Moran

Ever seen someone walking their cat and thought it was weird? Angela Moran loves walking her cat, Jason. She shares her experiences from out in the field.

Music:  So Long by Norma Rockwell, Gisele Revisited by South London HiFi, Prizefighter by Norma Rockwell, Da Jazz Blues by Doug Maxwell/Media Rights Productions, Glen Canyon by Dan Lebowitz.

Supervising Producer: Bec Fary

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: Unsplash CC: Roman Kraft

Music: In Order To Love by Gussy

#1810 The Long Weekend

What does Australia do over a four day weekend?

We’ll be sharing in a birthday celebration, Easter egg hunts, a belated Lunar New Year dinner and creative backseat antics on family road trips.

‘Are we there yet?’ by Jordan Fennell

We discover how Jordan and her family make it through a six-hour road trip.

‘We’re going on an Easter egg hunt’ by Britta Jorgensen

The Easter long weekend wouldn’t have been complete without an Easter egg hunt.

‘Made in a hurry’ by Zacha Rosen

We celebrate Passover and endure a character building exercise in the pursuit of a story.

Music: Ave Roma Sonatori Te Salutant by Armando Trovaioli, The Lutz Police Militia by Alexandre Desplat, Jálale [Instrumental]‎ by Mexican Institute of Sound

Thanks to Newtown Erskineville Anglican Church for letting Zacha cover their graveyard tour. Even though he lost all the tape.

A heartfelt thanks to Joseph Ware, Samantha Groth, Karishma Tanvi, Angela Moran, Martyn Reyes and Yvonne Lam for their recordings of their long weekend.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN production manager: Jordan Fennell

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Image Unsplash CC: Forrest Cavale

Music: Losing You by Boy Pablo, The Weekend Bends by The Bon Scotts, Aourourou by Blue Dot Sessions, Gaena by Blue Dot Sessions, EMI Production Music