#1904 Unfamiliar Territory

Are you afraid of the dark? Some 21 year olds are. We’re crossing into unfamiliar territory, coming of age and questioning the idea of firsts.

The Virginity Complex by Talisse Desiderio

This is a conversation amongst friends about the concept of purity through virginity. It’s a heart-to-heart about cultural preconceptions, shame and female identities.

Supervising Producer: Selena Shannon

Inverloch by Elsie Bath

Each summer holiday, Elsie and her family visit the same coastal town. It felt a bit different, however, on the trip they took when she was 17.

Supervising Producer: Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘Emil and Thea’ by Dave Merson Hess, ‘No More Secrets’ by Dave Merson Hess

Fear the Dark by Paul Waxman

A horror movie or a ghost story might give you a sense of thrill and excitement. But there’s a reason why Paul is (still) afraid of the dark.

Supervising Producers: Erin Dick and Allison Chan

Music: ‘Untitled’ by Henry Mancini from It Came From Outer Space OST, ‘Strains Of Insanity from Chrono Trigger’ by Yasunori Mitsuda (remixed by Paul Waxman), ‘Tomb Of The Ancients from Rayman 2: The Great Escape’ by Eric Chevalier (remixed by Paul Waxman), ‘First Cool Hive’ by Moby from the Scream OST

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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: Nicole Harrington

#1839 The Right Thing

We’re looking for the right thing. Join us as we go for lols, put on clothes, live in a new city, look for a job and discover memories of a photograph from the archives.

I Don’t Know Much About Graphic Design by Alistair Baldwin

There’s a joke about the Qantas kangaroo and the Puma puma. Alistair shares his lessons from improv and the WA Tourism Board’s plans to beckon him back to Perth.

Sound Recordist: Jordan Fennell

This piece was originally written for the Sunday Late Night Readings at the National Young Writers Festival.

London Calling by Elsie Bath

Elsie and her partner Callum are globetrotters. But the move from Melbourne to London, with only a visa and passport, has been exciting and difficult.

Music: ‘Marlboro Lite’ by Spazz Cardigan, ‘Exhale’ by Jeremy Blake, ‘Welcome’ by Anno Domini Beats

Supervising producer: Jordan Fennell

This is an extended version of a story produced for the KCRW 24 Hour Radio Race.

Fashion Liberation by Sarah Mashman

Content warning: Gender based violence

Zeb grew up in Tasmania, with a certain pressure to conform to expectations of behaviour and dress. Having lived in Melbourne, Zeb is now back in Tasmania and wants to find the right clothes. 

Music: ‘Take Five’ by Dave Brubeck Quartet, ‘Bouncing Ruler’ by Mofro and Ernest Ribka 

Contributing Producer: Lea Redfern

This is an extended version of a story produced for the KCRW 24 Hour Radio Race. It was a finalist — ranked in the top 10 amongst 150 global entries.

Stories of Strength by Mereki

Year 8 student, Mereki, asks his teacher about the road to finding the right job.

This interview was from the ‘Stories of Strength’ partnership between Bankstown Youth Development Service, Sir Joseph Banks High School and All The Best. Thanks to Maria Papagianopoulos, Zainab Khadim and Jessica Paraha. Additional editing by Allison Chan.

Small Town Love Story by Amy Willing

Amy never knew her grandad. What comes to mind when she thinks of his death is actually a photograph of her grandma, the same age that Amy is now and making her way in a small country town.

Music: Haven’ by Resonance, Emotional Piano Music’ by AShamaluevMusic  

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Jess Meier

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Matt Artz