#1837 No Clue

Put on your detective hats and eyeglasses, and join us as we investigate two cases of strange signs in public places.

‘The Elusive Equinox of Eveleigh’ by Lili Occhiuto

A poster taped to a telegraph pole sent Lili on a journey of uncertainty, suspicion and weirdness. This detective-in-training investigated the thread between the precession of the Equinox, inner city Sydney and someone called Snowflake.

Voice Overs: Reginald Harris and Thomas Husband

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Music: ‘Solid Breath’ by Okuesha

Image Credit: Lili Occhiuto

‘Five Walks, Thirty Plaques and One Answer’ by Lindsey Green and Aron Lewin

Three years ago, Lindsey discovered three small brass plaques with obscure times and dates in Melbourne’s RMIT City campus. Lindsey and co-investigator Aron were determined to get to the bottom of the mystery — even if it meant a trail of rabbit holes and dead ends.

Supervising Producers: Allison Chan, Beth Gibson, Bec Fary and Bethany Atkinson-Quinton

Music: The Zeppelin by Blue Dot Sessions, Gaena by Blue Dot Sessions, Vittoro by Blue Dot Sessions, In Pursuit of Silence by Daniel Birch

Image Credit: Lindsey Green 

Image Credit: Aron Lewin 

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Elina Godwin

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Ozan Safak

Music: ‘My Own Mystery’ by LANKS

#1637 On the other side of the glass

A controversial series of photographs by artist Arne Svenson has been the subject of much discussion lately.

In it, Svenson exhibits photos of his neighbours, images he captured without their consent through the windows of their New York apartments.

This is more than ethically ambiguous, it’s pretty straight up wrong. But it doesn’t discount our secret desire for voyeuristic access to another person’s life. Especially with people who feel so incredible close we could almost touch them. People who would be firmly in reach if it weren’t for some kind of glass barrier.

‘Fatherhood’ by Jake Cupitt

Jake grew up with a bit of a strained relationship with his dad, who had a tendency to make grand plans but never follow through. Jake didn’t see him as much of a role model, and this sole experience of a ‘father-son relationship’ left him confused and uncertain about the kind of father he might become one day. Or even what kind of man he would become.

As an adult, Jake searched for new role models, and came across a university lecturer he admired. It wasn’t long before Jake discovered they both shared something in common: barriers between themselves and their fathers.

This interview with William Verity is an excerpt from Jake Cupitt’s original audio series “Man of the hour”, you can find it and more of Jake’s work on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/jake-cupitt.

Music by Bensound

‘Display Lyfe’ by Lindsey Green

Two young performance artists, Nikki and Tamzen, have always been intrigued by the Instagram celebrities they follow religiously. But they were shocked when they discovered the glamorous lives they saw on their phone screens were not only fake, but entirely paid for by brands.

Nikki and Tamzen decided to stage an experiment to see how easy – or hard – life on the other side of their touch screens really was.

Photo: Benn Wood

Music: ‘Balti’ by Blue Dot Sessions 

Supervising Producer: Beth Gibson

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Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Vic State Coordinator: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton

Presenter: Michael Brydon

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

#1612 My name, my identity

 

Some people think about it often, while others can forget it’s even there, either way your name is something that ends up defining you – whether you want it to or not. This week, tales of identity from three people with a unique story behind their name.

Story from the Never Never River by Serge Negus

Sometimes all it takes to love your name is a great story behind it.

by Serge Negus with assistance from Selena Shannon

Music: Rueben’s Train by BCB Bluegrass Band, Swimmer by Fishing

Call me Elliot by Lindsey Green

Picking a new name can mean picking a whole new identity, a chance to start afresh and be a different person all together. But with that comes a lot of pressure to get it right.

By Lindsey Green, with supervising producing from Bec Fary

Music: The Kid In The Bins by Doctor Turtle, Isn’t the rain nice today? By bbatv

Tiger and Leo by Tiger Webb

Dug up from our archives comes a story Tiger made shortly before turning 25. In this piece, he tells us about being born 15 weeks too early and the connection he has to a metaphorical twin.

Produced by Tiger Webb

Music Credits: White Sheet Beach by Fishing

Image: Flickr Creative Commons user Pip Wilson