#1315 Love is a Minefield

All the Best creeps ’round the minefield of that crazy little thing called Love! A student-lecturer relationship ends in a drunken duel; a piano teacher and her teenage protégé move from scales to scandal, and a fan’s stalking on social media becomes really creepy when she decides online interaction just isn’t enough.

Episode produced by Abigail Sie and Lynda Delacey.

Voice Actors: Leanna WalsmannRupert Degas and Laurence Brewer.

Music credits:
Dr Sie Interview: “Prelude No. 19 in A Major”, BWV 888 from “The Well-Tempered Clavier; Book II “by J.S. Bach, from the “Glenn Gould Edition – Bach: The Well- Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 870-893”.
-Amber’s Story: “Masquerade” from “Russian Ballet Favourites” by Aram Khachaturian; “The Firebird Suite” – 1919 Version by IgorStravinsky from “Fantasia 2000 Soundtrack”.
Sara’s Interview: “These Times…” by Jon Hassell; “Rindu Kampong” Halaman by Zaleha Hamid; “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” by Frank Sinatra form “The Songs Of George & Ira Gershwin”; “Empire ii” by Jon Hassell; “Bhangda Paale” by Sadhana Sargam, Mohd. Aziz, Sudesh Bhosle & A. R. Rahman, from “Karan Arjun Soundtrack”.
Stephan’s Story: “Nocturne No. 2 in E Flat, Op. 9, No. 2” and “Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1”, by F. Chopin from the Daniel Barenboim; “Chopin: Nocturnes” Album; “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel; “The Art Teacher” by Rufus Wainwright.
-Daniel’s Story: “The Chase” by Alan Reeves, Phil Steele And Philip Brigham; “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” by The Funk Brothers (Featuring Meshell Ndegeocello); “A Little Bit, Sometimes” by Múm; “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” by Tame Impala from Triple J’s “Like A Version- The Hungry Kids Of Hungary”.

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

Picture credit: ‘Brokeback Falcon’ by LegOfenris.

#1301 Beyond the Comfort Zone I

All the Best returns to your airwaves for 2013 with a series of stories about people confronting out-of-the-ordinary life events. Two All the Best producers turn to fiction to tell personal truths about cancer, family and love. And we welcome back Zahra Stardust, a guest on the show last year, who was supposed to appear in an photography exhibition about empowered women in sport, until the art gallery banned the photograph.

Grief
A sister tells the story of her brother Roland’s cancer diagnosis. A fictional story by writer Lynda Delacey, who lost her father and a close friend to cancer last year, and producer Abigail Sie.

Written and read by Lynda Delacey.
Produced by Abigail Sie.
Music: ‘Memory Booth’, original composition for ‘Grief’ by Haydn Walker; ‘The Visitor – Door Knock’, original composition for ‘Grief’ by Gerard Fitzgerald; Brazil’ by Cornelius; ‘In C Remixed’ by Terry Riley, performance by Zoe Keating from ‘Into the Trees’.

Empowering Still
Zahra Stardust: Pole dancer, stripper, human rights advocate and feminist, told us her story last year. She’s joining us again after photographs of her that were to appear in a upcoming exhibition in Sydney were rejected by the gallery. Curator Toni Bailey wrote to photographer Belinda Mason about her concerns, saying that she could “appreciate that the intention of the photograph is to suggest that the subject is empowered, however we are convinced that not everyone will read it in this way.” Zahra and Belinda argue the photograph is an empowered vision of women.

The exhibition, Onside, presents a series of artworks “referencing gender stereotyping, sexualisation of women’s bodies and notions of femininity”. On display at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in Sydney from 9th February- 24th March 2013.

Produced by Liam Knierim.

Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally
Features Executive Producer: Belinda Lopez
Executive Producer: Giordana Caputo 

Photo credit: Peter Cagnacci