“I never did it to you, I knew the pay-back would have been so much worse.”
From sibling revenge in the bathroom to parkour street crews in Western Sydney, this week we’re talking about Getting Yours. But that expression can go both ways, sometimes you get what you’ve earned, and sometimes you just get what you deserve.
‘The Last Straw’ by Jess Hamilton
Have you ever been on one of those holidays where everything goes wrong? Annika was having one of those trips, and then right before it ended, the final straw came crashing down and broke the camel’s back. But she was determined she wasn’t going to let the bad holiday win.
‘Jump First, Ask Later’ by Selena Shannon
Picture a typical Friday night for a teenager. If you’re from Fairfield in Western Sydney, then maybe the sight of 50 kids backflipping off brick walls on a Friday night is familiar to you.
Our executive producer Selena Shannon brings us this story of parkour vs the council vs the opera house.
Music: ‘Summer vibes’, ‘Funk Song 1’ and ‘Funk Song 2’ by EMI production music.
‘Revenge in the Bathroom’ by Jess Bineth
We’re often reminded that two wrongs don’t make a right, but on the battlefield that is sibling combat, sometimes revenge is too sweet to turn down and you just need to get yours.
Music: Algo Rhythm by Podington Bear
Executive producer: Selena Shannon
Vic State Coordinator: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton
Presenter: Jess Hamilton
Episode compiler: Tegan Nicholls
Image by Flickr Creative Commons user Katie Earl
The Opera House is easily one of Sydney’s greatest cultural icons, but its beginnings were fraught with political drama and artistic contention. Today, the white sails have become such a recognisable emblem of Sydney that those troubles seem all but forgotten.
But to many it feels like the wider Sydney art scene is still not at peace as funding cuts, wage issues, gender disparity and venue policing make it increasingly hard to live off art in 2016.
This week is Sydney Unlocked week at FBi Radio, a week of special content spotlighting creativity and culture in Sydney. In this episode of All the Best, we’re meeting some of Sydney’s favourite performing women, looking out and looking in.
Candy is a performing artist living and working in Sydney, but ten years into her career she feels like more of an activist, hustling to keep arts valued in her home city.
Music: ‘Leaf’ and ‘Four-leaf clover salad’ by Richard in Your Mind
Bad Bitch Choir
Where do you go to forget your day job and belt out some nostalgic 90’s hits? Producers Pip and Jess go into the belly of the beast and discover Bad Bitch Choir.
By Pip Rasmussen, Jess Bineth, Tiger Webb
Additional editing by Tegan Nicholls
Music: ‘Settle down’ by Kimbra, ‘Diamonds’ performed by Bad Bitch Choir
Executive Producer: Selena Shannon
Episode compile: Tegan Nicholls
Presenter: Pip Rasmussen
Image: Flickr user Jerry Dohnal
Do you still use a library? Last time you went to the library did you actually borrow a book? These days, libraries hum with computers, and provide meeting spaces and work stations. They’re full of magazines, DVDs, graphic novels, activities.
It’s kinda hard to put your finger on what a modern library even is now. Some went so far as to herald changing technology as a death knell for the library. But libraries aren’t hearing any of that – they’re adapting and changing and it seems like they’re holding on. This week we look at a bunch of modern libraries, on the water, on the footpath, with books out of sight under grassy hills, and libraries with a focus on technology and community.
Produced by Pip Rasmussen
The Third Space
Produced by Jess Bineth
A New Library
Produced by Jess Bineth
The Footpath Library
Produced by Laura Brierley
Episode Producer: Jess Bineth
Features Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett
Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon
Image Credit: Thomas Hawke
Music Credits: “Librarian” by My Morning Jacket
“I didn’t want to be That Girl Who Had An Abortion, because I’m not… When you look at the statistics, there are many of those girls”
We have so many conversations about abortion, but most of the time they’re abstract and political, they’re not about the lived experiences and choices of women who’ve terminated a pregnancy. A lot of the time it’s because those women are reluctant to put their head above the parapet. This week on All The Best we wanted to create a space for those conversations, a space for doubt, for relief, anger and even humour. A space for women’s stories.
Thanks to everyone to spoke to us for this episode – Dawn, Kerz, Jane, Gen and Heidi. You can hear all their stories in full, alongside extra stories on our blog.
Produced by Heidi Pett
Supervising Producer Kate Montague with assistance from Jess Bineth and Jess O’Callaghan
A special thanks to designer and illustrator Leah Goren for the use of her beautiful artwork. There’s heaps more on her site.
Music Credits: ‘Cauliflower Jack’ by Caitlin Park, ‘How’s Your Wife?’ by Caitlin Park
Presenters: Michaela Morgan and Michael Brydon
Community Coordinator: Pip Rasmussen
Executive Producer: Giordana Caputo
Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan