#1213 A Frightened Country

Where were you when the Cronulla Riots broke out? The answer to this question is something that most Sydneysiders can recall with ease. This week’s episode explores the Cronulla riots and the topic of Nationalism from the perspective of an ‘accidental passerby’ and and ‘accidental local’. Sometimes, things aren’t always as they seem.

What does Australia Day mean for you?
Produced by Lauren Carroll Harris
Interviews gathered by Lauren Carroll Harris, Carly Anne Kenneally & Jesse Cox

On January 26 this year we asked a simple question, ‘What does Australia Day mean for you?’

One Hot Day at Cronulla
Produced by Michelle Freeman
Original music by Michael Moebus

On a hot summer’s day in Dec 2005 a couple of friends stop-off for a swim a Cronulla beach, unaware they are about to step straight into the scene of one of our worst cases of race related violence

God’s Country
Produced by Lauren Carroll Harris
Music courtesy of Jai Pyne

Cronulla local Kath Lim was at high school when the riots broke out and it wasn’t until then that Kath really began to understand what being from ‘the Shire’ meant.

Presenter: Georgia Moodie
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox 

 

#1205 A Bedtime Story

Snuggle up to your pillow and settle in to snooze as we read you A Bedtime Story. We bring you stories delivered via intercontinental cassettes, take a magical taxi ride and get a bunch of 11 y.o’s to write us a bedtime story.

Doll Hospital
Produced by Eliza Sarlos

Hairyman
Story told by Kerry Toomey
Produced by Jesse Cox

Granny
Produced by Madeline James

Magic Taxi
Written and read by Miles O’Neil
Original composition and sound design by Jai Pyne
Produced by Jesse Cox

5J’s Bedtime Story
Written by Parramatta Public School
Read by Charlie Garbour
Sound design by Adam Zwi
Produced by Jesse Cox with Rohen Sood

Presenter: Eliza Sarlos
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Technical Producer: Damian Enemark
Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos

 

 

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