#1313 These Walls Have Ears: My Place

Inspired by the much-loved Australian children’s book My Place, All the Best runs back through the history of one place, The Rocks, Sydney, to the colonial characters that lived on and interacted with the land after British settlement. The country, traditionally cared for the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, underwent a radical transformation in the 18th and 19th centuries, and those living on it experienced the best and worst of industrialisation.

Death at the Gasworks
This is a tale of three deaths at The Rocks — and a silent killer. The backdrop is the city’s first gasworks. A neighbour to houses and schools, the gasworks gifted its power — and industrial pollution — back to its community, and keeps on giving today, long after its smokestacks stood tall.

Produced by Jessica Minshall.
Music credits: ‘My Girls’ by Animal Collective; ‘Got to Move On’ by Fennesz; ‘What I Saw’ by Broadcast and The Focus Group; ‘Come Away’ by ESG;’Round and Round and Round’ by Broadcast and The Focus Group.

The Miller at the Point
Come on a walk down Windmill Street – and back in time – to find out the story behind the name of one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs. Turns out, it was a prickly miller who started out at Millers Point.

Produced by Madeleine James.

The Rocks Windmill project ‘These Walls Have Ears’ was managed by:
Live event production: Carly Anne Kenneally and Giordana Caputo.
Documentaries Executive Producer: Belinda Lopez.
Additional technical supervision by Zacha Rosen.

This project was made possible with the support of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.

Picture credit: ‘Miller’s Point’ by Joseph Fowles/ State Library of NSW.


#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.

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

Story told by Kerry Toomey
Produced by Jesse Cox

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




What will I be when I grow up?
Produced by Simon Anicich

Meet Chris, Stu and Gus – what did they want to be when they grew up? Simon Anicich meet with these three chaps to find out if their childhood dreams were realised.

How I Got To Sydney
Produced by Nick Hose

Nick Hose recounts making that big choice to finally make the move from his hometown of Melbourne, all the way to Sydney.

Saving My Surfspots
Produced by Simon Anicich

Luke Marshall was just like any other kid who’d grown up by the beach: surfed everyday and spent most of his time either on the sand or in the water. Then one day, Luke sat down to watch a film that changed his life forever.

Written and read by Vanessa Berry

Ever wondered why so many you speak to know someone living in Berlin or have been to Berlin?

One Day At Work
Produced by Madeliene James

Everyone has moments at work when their attention lapses, even if it’s just for a second. Luke Mitchell had a moment like this at work on a film set which resulted in the loss of certain bodyparts…

Presenter: Imogen Semmler
Supervising Producer: Gina McKeon
Features Executive Producer: Jesse Cox
Executive Producers: Jesse Cox, Brigitte Dagg, Eliza Sarlos