Most of us will grieve for someone or something at some point in our lives, but it’s strange and hard to talk about. Feelings of grief are hard to think about, let alone say out loud.
This week on All the Best, you’ll be hearing part two of our exploration of Grief. We’re hitting the like button under things that make us devastated, we’re speeding to funerals and taking selfies with the casket.
We’ll be thinking about death in all the wrong ways – because no one has figured out the right way yet.
“What if you could be remembered forever?” is the slogan of beta program Eterni.me
. But what are the consequences of being remembered forever? What does it mean for the people doing the remembering?
Pip speaks to writer Gillian Terzis about the new technology. You can read Gillian’s feature on the subject in the Saturday Paper here
Speeding in July
While putting this episode together we realised that death can make you think about yourself, just as much as the person who has passed away. It forces introspection, pullin your insecurities into sharp focus.
Written and performed by James Butler
Produced by Sky Kirkham
Grief without Death
When someone looses a child it’s kind of expected that they will grieve, and hopefully some sort of closure is found. Jessica Bineth wanted to know what the grieving process was like when you’ve lost a child, but they’re still alive.
She spoke to Laurence Anderson, Project Manager at Dads In Distress, a support group for men dealing with the break up of their family and Terry, who who became a member at Dads In Distress a few years ago following his own divorce and now facilitates group meetings in Melbourne.
Produced by Jessica Bineth
Music Credits: Caitlin Park
Presenters: Pip Rasmussen & Michael Brydon
Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan
‘Beware. Something dark is lurking at the end of this hall….’
A Japanese Ghost Story
It was meant to be a relaxing trip to an old Japanese resort, but something happened that changed Meiko for good. Her daughter Satsuki explains why Meiko sleeps with the lights on.
Producer: Pip Rasmussen.
Music Credits: Ribs by Tim Fitz, Into The Deep by Øystein Jørgensen & Tolubai, Soul Rail by Myuu, Void Essence – Dark Ambience by Sean Beeson
Psychic, shaman death walker, psychopomp, mediator, counsellor – these are just some of the words Janine Donnellan uses to describe her work. She makes house calls to people who believe they are being spooked by a ghost, acting as an intermediary between the physical and spiritual worlds. Jessica Bineth met up with Janine to find out more about her gift and her work, and picked up a few scary stories along the way.
Producer: Jessica Bineth
Music Credits: Ghostbusters Theme Song by Ray Parker Jnr
Other links: http://soulsearchers.spheresoflight.com.au/index.php?page=main
Saint Francis of a See-Saw
A journey into the mind and repressed memories of a man seeking to explain his desire to hurt animals.
Producer/ storyteller: Tug Dumbly
* This story contains adult themes
Picture Credit: www.emmanueljespers.com
Production Manager: Carly-Ann Keneally
Executive Producer’s: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez
Feature’s Executive Producer: Merran Winchester