Today on All the Best, we’re knocking on doors and peering over fences. We chatted to our neighbours to find out who’s having the shortest showers? Who’s switched to solar power?
Climate change is often talked about in very big terms. Our planet is at risk, and we need to take huge steps to improve the situation and try to reverse some environmental damage. But what can we do at home to be more environmentally sustainable?
Chip Away At It
Richard Keech, author of The Energy Freedom Home, opens the doors to his Essendon house and shows us how his lifestyle has evolved. Produced by Bethany Atkinson-Quinton, with sound design by Bec Fary.
Can sustainable housing become mainstream? Jeremy Spencer, director of Positive Footprints, wants every average, everyday home, designed with planet-friendly ideals. Produced by Laura Kewley.
Music: ‘Air Hockey Saloon’ by Chris Zabriskie.
Dick Clarke is a building designer and director of Envirotecture, a home design and architecture firm. He chats to producer Miles Martignoni about the economics of building ecologically sustainable houses.
Music: ‘The Field Code’ by Brokeback and ‘Delicate Position’ by Wintercoats featuring Sea Oleena.
Lara Noble and Andrew Carter are part of the Tiny House Company, and they’re out to prove that you can get a lot of life out of a very small space. Produced by Sky Kirkham.
Music: ‘Another Routine Day Breaks’ by Brokeback.
Supervising Producer: Bec Fary
Features Executive Producer: Heidi Pett
Community Coordinator: Aidan Mollins
Victorian State Coordinator: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton
Presenters: Michael Brydon and Pip Rasmussen
The song at the end of this episode is ‘Little Boxes’ by Malvina Reynolds.
The weather is warm, the sky is blue, and you have to go back to work.
Look, we agree, it sucks. This week we’ll try and drag the holiday out a bit longer, and take you on an island holiday. Three, in fact.
We’ll take you south to South-Western Victoria, to a tall, flat island with a pretty scary story behind it. We’ll head up north, to the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef, and climb up into a haunted lighthouse. We’ll take you to an island right in the heart of Melbourne…although it’s probably not the sort of island you’re imagining relaxing on.
This week on All the Best, – islands. Their stories, their histories, and their ghosts.
As kids, Michael and his brother used to look out to the horizon off the coast of South-Western Victoria and on a clear day they could see it. A tall, flat island that we were told had a pretty scary story behind it. Here, he talks to Joel Wright about Deen Maar.
Produced by Michael Brydon
Lady Elliott Island
There’s an island at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, 45 hectares of land surrounded by the sea. Lady Elliot Island is an idyllic resort location, but not all of the residents sleep peacefully. In 1907, Susannah Mckee, the wife of the lighthouse keeper was found dead by her husband, and even now some of the resort’s employees claim that Susannah still haunts the grounds where she once lived. But why would Susannah be unable to rest? Rose Lane set out to investigate.
Story and narration: Rose Lane
Additional voice: Eoin Clements
Editing and Supervising Production: Sky Kirkham
Lighthouse by Grouper
The great hidden sea of the unconscious by The Caretaker
Out to Sea by Olafur Arnalds
Ghost of Me by Shaula
Bluebeard 6 by Danny Norbury
Picture an Island. What do you see? It’s probably by itself, away from civilization, untouched by man. it has waves gently lapping at the shore with palm trees bordering a thick jungle. This story is not about that island.
Produced by Laura Kewley
Supervising Producer: Leona Hameed
Nostalgia of an Ex-Gangsta-Rapper by Deef
Presenters: Pip Rasmussen & Michael Brydon
Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan
Image Credit: Paul D’Ambra