#1218 By the Moon

For everyone who has been on radio hosting a series of Allnighter of Mid Dawns is a rite of passage.  This week to begin our show about the moon Georgia and her cousin Harry White reminisce about those nights on the air.

Ramadan and the Moon
Producers: Nancy Notzon & Katerina Lebedev
Sound Design: Andrew McLellan
Supervising Producer: Giordana Caputo

Over the past few weeks, you might’ve noticed some people not having lunch or tea or coffee with you any more. In the day that is. While some of us relax and start to wind down as it gets dark, others are just getting started. Ramadan – that holy month in the Islamic lunar calendar when people fast by day and feast by night – makes quite a stir. The moon comes out and friends and families get together for prayer, socialising and of course, lots and lots of eating. It’s a vibrant time to be out on the streets in Auburn in Western Sydney.

Darwin by Night
Produced by Mike Kermode
Co-ordinating Producer: Grace Dalton

Earlier in the year All the Best’s Mike Kermode moved North to Darwin, we asked him to describe what the city looked like at night.  Mike tells us about his first Territory Day.

Hospital Under A Full Moon
Produced by Gina McKeon

Midwife and Nurse Sophie Lewis talks with Gina McKeon about how the moon affects births and why they try to avoid shifts when the moon is full.

Presenter: Georgia Moodie
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox

Picture Credit: Peter Cagnacci

Life Aquatic

Introduction Soundscape produced by Rosi Tuck

I Love the Ocean
Produced by Zacha Rosen

Underwater explorer, Jacques Cousteau sailed around the world in his boat, ‘Calypso’ pionereering the art of Scuba diving in the forties and became a documentary film maker in the fifties. Wes Anderson became influenced by his works and based his film, Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as a bit of a homage to Cousteau’s love of the world underneath the waves. Zacha Rosen spoke to Gerard Lavrut, who worked with Costeau and developed his own relationship with the ocean.

A War Worth Fighting For
Produced by Imogen Semmler
Technical Producer: Antonia Gauci

Imogen Semmler spoke to her friend Fiona McCuiag. Fiona has a passion for saving the animals, and about 3 years ago decided to change her career path and venture out helping the marine life on the Sea Shephard. Her story is all about living on the ship, and the experiences that come with fighting for what you believe in, out on the unforgiving open sea.

Killer Whale Diaries
Written and performed by Claudia O’Doherty

Normally a diary might uncover secret crushes or teenage angst, but what if it was written by someone working at a killer whale training facility in the middle of the ocean? Claudia O’Doherty tells the story

Jurgen Mueller
Produced by Lars Oscar Hedstrom

Altered Zones writer Daniel Gottlieb talked to Lars Oscar Hedstrom about Jurgen Muellers supposedly lost album, ‘Science of the Sea.’

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

Picture credit: Peter Cagnacci