#1901 Back To School

We’ve got new dreams, new hopes and a new backpack. Grab your game face and embrace your adolescent fears. There are important lessons to be learnt, both inside and outside the classroom.

The Eyebrow Incident by Alyssa Bermudez

The popular girls, increased body hair and mortal embarrassment — these are the necessary elements for a preteen drama.  

Sound Recordist: Michael Brydon

This story was recorded at Read To Me Hobart, which was organised by Joshua Santospirito. Read To Me is a live visual storytelling event and you can check out their Facebook page @readtomereadtome to be in the loop for their upcoming events.

That Time I was in Detention by Danni Stewart

School rules can be hard to follow. So, for some of us, this means we end up in detention.

Music: ‘Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2’ by Pink Floyd, ‘Les sports imaginaries’ by Charlene Darling, ‘Tik Tok’ by Kesha (cover by Avril Lavigne), ‘Smells LIke Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana (cover by Patti Smith), ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ by Simple Minds

Additional sound design: Pip Leason

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan with Erin Dick

Growing Pains by Sapphire Sheedy

Sandy and Sapphire spent a day beyond the bars of the school gates. It was filled with feasts, adventures through scrubland and a tame horse. But something didn’t smell right.

Music: ‘Noahs Stark’ by krackatoa, ‘The First of the Year’ by CJ Lavoire, ‘Angela Climbs a Boulder at Horn Creek, the Sun Sets, the Bat Flies By’ by Aaron Ximm, ‘Isma Roktar’ by Thiaz Itch, ‘Here She Comes Now’ by Velvet Underground 

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Secret Superstars by Yichen Wu

Performing for the whole class causes some people stage fright. But not this particular student.

Special thanks to Gretchen Miller and Tina Matolov for their production guidance and feedback.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Elina Godwin

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Daiga Ellaby

Music: ‘High School Hero’ by Wharves

 

 

 

#1834 Behind The Sound

We’re pulling back the curtain. We’re lifting the lid. We’re showing you how we make an All The Best story.

‘How We Do What We Do’ by Allison Chan and Danni Stewart

All The Best is a training ground for producers to learn how to make narrative audio documentaries. We want to be transparent about what we do because we want you to be involved, regardless of your experience.

Danni Stewart kindly, and honestly, shared about what it was like to make her first story. If you’re curious or inspired, get in touch with us at contact [at] allthebestradio [dot] com

Music: ‘Bark’ by John Deley And The 41 Players, ‘Teamwork’ by Scott Holmes

‘The Secret Life of Plants’ by Danni Stewart

Danni Stewart has a track record of owning plants that end up looking worse for wear. She decided it was time for an intervention, with a bit of wisdom from the 1970s.

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Music: ‘Mama’s Whisper’ by 126ers, ‘Plantasia’ by Mort Garson, ‘Minuet’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ‘Back In Black’ by AC/DC, ‘Sitting In The Palm Tree’ by ABBA

‘Friday Arvos’ by Zacha Rosen, Jess Meier and Allison Chan

Our production deadline is on a Friday. What are we doing? And what on earth is mixing and compiling?

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Elina Godwin

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Jason Rosewell