#1320 Radio with Pictures 3

All the Best presents the last instalment of stories straight from the Sydney Opera House. A Palestinian intellectual and a painter’s love story is interrupted by the politics of Israel and Palestine, and a yet unpublished fantasy story by John Birmingham is brought to life in a very quirky radio play.

The Demons of Buttcracke County
John Birmingham’s (as yet) unpublished horror fantasy story is a tale of tolerance, culture and flesh eating demons from the deep south of America adapted for radio and performed by Simon Bedak and James McNamara.

Watch the vodcast here.

Story: John Birmingham
Pictures: Matt Taylor
Adaptation: Simon Bedak and James McNamara
Performed by: Simon Bedak, James McNamara, Lucy Goleby and Melody Smith
Sound Design: Adam Hulbert

Wael Zwaiter. Unknown
All the Best co-founder Jesse Cox tells a story of mystery, love and loss. Set in 1970s Italy, it features his great aunt and her would-be husband, a Palestinian intellectual who had begun to attract unwanted attention.

Watch the vodcast here.

Producer: Jesse Cox
Pictures: Matt Huynh
Original Music: Jamieson Shaw
Sound Design: Luke Mynott
Guest: Janet Venn Brown
Photographs: Louise Cox
Voice of Agent G: Charlie Garber

Credits
The inaugural Radio With Pictures show Filing in the Blanks was performed on stage at the Sydney Opera House as part of the GRAPHIC festival on Sunday November 11 2012 and broadcast on FBi radio 94.5 fm, with images on digital radio thanks to the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s Digital Radio Project.

Radio with Pictures Producers: Gabriel Clark, Que Minh Luu and Eliza Sarlos.
Radio with Pictures Technical Production: Alex White.
Radio with Pictures Graphic Design: Brian Duong.
Radio with Pictures Host: Anna Burns.
Live Sound and Mix: Harvey O’Sullivan, Antonia Gauci and Alex White.

All the Best
Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally.
Features Executive Producer: Belinda Lopez.
Executive Producer: Giordana Caputo.

Artwork by Matt Taylor.

#1214 Guests

Guests – we’ve all been one, we’ve all had one and we’ve all subsequently gathered a few amusing – and often sordid – tales along the way. From the unwelcome, to the unexpected and from the unusual to the down-right crazy, guests can often prove to make life just a little more interesting. This week on All The Best, we will chronicle some of the more interesting sagas, such as couch-potato house mates, controversial cockatoos and all the goss from behind the walls of a 5 star hotel.

Behind the Scenes of 5 stars
Produced by Georgia Moodie

Shaggy Dog
Written and read by Fiona Wright
Original sound design and music by Jamieson Shaw
Produced by Jesse Cox
Sound Supervision by Que Minh Luu

Cockatoos of Darlinghurst
Produced by Catriona Menzies Pike
Audio engineer: Antonia Gauci

Presenter: Georgia Moodie
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox 

 

#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 

 

#1211 Radio Pro

Today we bring you some stories produced as part of our Radio Pro training project paring up All the Best producers with young people who have never made radio before.  We’ve played some stories before on our program 2011 Christmas Special and Reinvention.

Tony Hoang
Produced by Thuy Nguyen
Radio Pro Mentor: Gina McKeon

The Lone Trumpeter
Produced by Ammy Sing
Radio Pro Mentor: Gina McKeon

Tily’s Initiation
Produced by Alex Pittaway
Radio Pro Mentor: Jesse Cox

The Radio Pro Training project was devised by Jesse Cox and Brigitte Dagg with Nicola Joseph and run by the Community Media Training Organisation in association with All the Best.

Presenter: Georgia Moodie
Radio Pro Mentos: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Gina McKeon, Julia Thomas, Adam Zwi 

 

#1209 Modern Warefare

This week we’re locked and loaded as we talk Modern Warfare. We head to Japan for the 65th Anniversary of Hiroshima, stop over in Iraq to talk about conflict photography, head behind the Iron Curtain to compete in a swimming race and visit your local gym to enter a real life Fight Club.

Hiroshima
Written and read by Briohny Doyle
Original music by Tim Jenkins
Recorded at Joy FM by NAME
Sound supervision by Que Minh Luu
Produced by Jesse Cox

Interview with Sebastian Meyer
Produced by Jesse Cox with thanks to Ampersand Magazine’s Alice Gauge

Fight Club
Produced by Michael Safi and Julian Chung
Supervising Producer, Giordana Caputo

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

 

#1207 The Block (repeat)

On this week’s show we re-played you one of our favourite episodes to date – ‘The Block’.

The Block in Redfern has a well-documented history of drugs, violence, and riots. Perhaps you’ve never heard otherwise. Maybe you’ve avoided knowing much about it at all, having never stepped foot on Eveleigh Street and it’s surrounds.

On All The Best, you’ll walk the streets of this community. Filled with stories of family and passing travellers, of death, loss of faith and redemption – we take you right into the heart of Redfern, to one of Australia’s most talked about addresses.

Check out a photo essay on The Block by Lauren Carrol-Harris at our Facebook page.

Introduction
Produced by Kath Lim

Yvonne Phillips
Produced by Madeleine James

Shane and Lionel
Produced by Kath Lim

Redfern Gym
Produced by Jesse Cox

St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church
by Gina McKeon

Mick Mundine
Produced by Jesse Cox

Presenter: Eliza Sarlos
Supervising Producer Gina McKeon
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Technical Producers: Antonia Gauci & Damian Enemark (repeat)
Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos 


#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

 

 

#1204 First Impressions

A show in 24 hours? We thought it was impossible. Until this week’s show fell in on itself and we had to make it happen. Hear the results, including – stripping off in P.E. class, and we get our Tarot Cards read in the backseat of a car during a flashflood.  Produced by Jesse Cox and Miles Martignoni with the help of All the Best contributors and a bit of fate.

A Child’s First Impression with Dr Mark Derosnay

You Do WHAT In PE Class? with Lucie Bell

Trapped in Maccas with Julia Wylie

Buggy Wars on Dangar Island with Mike Kermode

Produced by Jesse Cox & Miles Martignoni
Presenter: Eliza Sarlos
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos

#1203 Urban Jungle

Welcome to the Urban Jungle. We’ve got stories of getting lost in the labyrinths of Sydneys most infamous buildings, getting bitten by a Scorpion and searching for red ballet shoes in city streets.

Shoes on Powerlines
Produced by Lucie Bell

The Scorpion
Produced by Zacha Rosen

Robert of Northcott
Produced by Jesse Cox with Que Minh Luu

Presenter: Eliza Sarlos
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Sound Supervisor: Que Minh Luu
Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos

Picture credit: Miles Martignoni

 

#1202 Witness

Websters Ghost
Written and read by Mark Sutton
Original music and sound design by Andrew Simmons
Produced by Jesse Cox

All Over A Meat Tray
Produced by Liam & Dieter Knierem

Cupcakes
Written and read by Vanessa Berry

Car Crash
Performed live at the Paper Mill by Que

Presenter: Eliza Sarlos
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Sound Supervisor: Que Minh Luu
Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos

 

#1201 Rooms

Rooms, huh? Pretty standard. Or…? Today we look at a couple that make you think outside the four wall and ceiling concept – the cylindrical ones of drain pipes, the purpose built capsules to house one family’s 56 semi trailers of books, and tiny, elevating ones.

The Nicholas Building
Produced by Mike Kermode & Jesse Cox

The House of Books
Produced by Emilia Terzon with Katerina Lebev

Draining
Produced by Mike Kermode

The Cupboard
Written and produced by Emilia Terzon

Presenter: Eliza Sarlos
Show Producer: Emilia Terzon
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos

 

 

Christmas Special

This week we make our national debut on the Community Radio Network with All the Best’s Christmas Special.

Eliza brought her baby Arthur Plum and partner Alex White to chat about what Christmas traditions they will create for Arthur and whether Santa will exisit.  All the Best Contributor Julia Thomas and her brother Andy  popped in to talk about a Christmas lunch where they discovered they were colour blind, and Alex Kennet talks about the Christmas she kept carp in the bathtub.  We also had a couple of features:

Goblin Night
Produced by Madelyne Cummings
With help from Radio Pro mentor Adam Zwi
Original music and sound design by Andrew Simmons

Did you ever leave milk and cookies…or a scotch out for Santa?  Well for Madelyne, her childhood was also filled with the tale of the Christmas Goblin…created by her dad Billy so he could watch the football.

A Very Biker Christmas
Produced by Jesse Cox
Additional recordings by Zacha Rosen
Photos by Pilar Angon
Original music and sound design by Andrew Simmons

Bikers are tough right? But they also dress up as Santa Claus? And deliver presents? Jesse caught up with Animal and the Kings Cross Bikers and shatter a few myths about Bikers.

Presenter: Eliza Sarlos
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Sound Supervisor: Que Minh Luu
Technical Prodcuer: Antonia Gaucci
Original Music: Andrew Simmons, Mysteries, Alyx Dennison

Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos

Picture credit: Kings Cross Biker Christmas Toy Run by Pilar

 

Sydney Writers Festival Live

For those who missed it earlier in the year, we’re re-playing our first live show, recorded at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

As part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival All the Best produced a live version of its radio show to a packed room at the Festival Club stage, exploring the theme of power in Sydney through the ages.

Special guests include Wendy Bacon, Sarah Haghdoosti, Anna Krien and Mandy Sayer plus a whole host of All the Best contributors, with live music from Sydney’s Fergus Brown.

Presenter: Eliza Sarlos
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Live recording: Kate Ryan
Production assistance: David Sheridan
Visuals: Que Minh Luu
Produced by 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

 

Storytelling Recorded Live

A collection of stories taken from live events recorded for All the Best.

1. Sarah Rodigari is an artist who has exhibited in Australia and Internationally.  Recently she decided to hitch hike from Melbourne to Sydney and this story comes from towards the end of the trip when she had an interaction with a stranger on a highway in the pouring rain.  It was performed as part of Acts of Kindness and Other Stories and recorded by Kate Ryan.

2. Johnny Marigliano is an actor who grew up in Brooklyn.  In this story he tells of a moment in his life whe – as he introduces it, his story is one of pizza, shylocks and crime.  It was performed and recorded as part of one of Campfire Collective’s storytelling evenings.

3. Anique Vered is an arts worker and artist and is currenly managing the Rocks Pop Up project.  She recently returned to Sydney after working in communities in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Germany and Israel for the past 2 years.  This story comes from her last destination, a kibbutz in the Negrev desert and about her job as the communities goat herder.

4. Mike Williams is a radio producer and founder of In the Dark, Sydney.  In this story he remembers his very first Conception Day at Macquarie Uni.  Mike had been looking forward to the day for ages, but when it finally came around, things didn’t quite go to plan.

5. Que is a radio producer and film editor.  A few years ago she was down the south coast with a bunch of friends, when they heard a loud screetch out the front of their house.  A car full of kids had smashed into a bus load of senior citizens.  Que and her friends mounted a resuce operation that turned into something a little out of the ordinary.

The last 3 stories were performed at a recent Story Slam at The Paper Mill gallery.  All The Best has been in residence at the gallery working on a new show, to be performed live this Tuesday from 7.30pm.  Presented in association with In the Dark, FBi radio, 2ser and Radio National.  For a preview of the event read this article by Mike Williams.  All the event details can be found here.

Guest Presenter: Jesse Cox
Live Content Producer: Kate Ryan
Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos