#1908 Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing

Our host, Samantha Groth, is spreading her wings. But before she vacates, we need to have a chat about the gross, messy, and downright bad. 

Mailbox by Madeline Goldberger

Letterbox vandalism isn’t really funny the first time. Which means it’s really not funny the eleventh time.

Music: ‘Deadly Roulette’ by Kevin MacLeod, ‘Building Tension’ by Eddy, ‘Hidden Agenda’ by  Kevin MacLeod

Supervising Producer: Sarah Mashman

Blood, Guts and a Dead Animal by Gaye Lawrence (SPUN)

Gaye Lawrence is a go-getter – she’s an artist, a milliner and a and vocal community member. Early one morning, a wild animal paid Gaye a visit on her rural property and she did something she never thought she’d do…

This story was told at a SPUN event. SPUN is a live storytelling night, presented by StoryProjects, in the Northern Territory. You can hear more live stories on their website and podcast

Story Producer: Jess Ong

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All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Andreas Dominguez and Allison Chan

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Bernard Hermant

Music: ‘Yellow Brick Road’ by Angus and Julia Stone

 

#1902 On Your Marks

Marks on our bodies and horses going around the performance ring, have got us on our marks. Get ready to go with us.

The Birthmark Club by Madeline Goldberger

You could have one on your face, your leg or your back.Birthmarks are visible but there’s also more than meets the eye. We delve into what is seen and unseen about these marks on our bodies.

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Music: ‘AhDah – Cephelopod‘ by Kevin MacLeod, ‘Folk Round‘ by Kevin MacLeod, ‘Birthmark’ by Akon

The Mullins Family Troupe by Emily Bradfield

Looking back on family history, Emily discovers her love for horses is more than just a hobby. There are, in fact, three generations of entertainers and a stunt show in the bloodline.

Supervising Producer: Nina Enever with Allison Chan

Additional thanks to Caroline Graham and Jack Simmons for production guidance and feedback

Music: ‘Oh Brother 1′ by Anders Brothen, ‘Runaways‘ by Silent Partner, ‘Playful River Rag‘ by Dan Lebowitz, ‘Moving On‘ by Wayne Jones 

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Krantik Banerjee

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Julia Raasch

Music: ‘Skin’ by Mere Women

#1836 Flesh And Bone

Our bodies hold our stories. We’ve got a medical mystery, a late night tale about addiction and a yarn told in the flesh.

‘A Collection of Small Plastic Containers’ by Seranna Shutt

Seranna Shutt always wanted to be a mother. However, there came a time where she had to let go of her dreams. This is a story about how our bodies hold love, grief, motivation and anticipation. It was first told at a SPUN event in Palmerston during 2017.  

Story Producer: Jess Ong

SPUN is a live storytelling night, presented by StoryProjects, in Darwin. You can hear more live stories on their website.

‘Portrait of a High-To-Moderate Functioning Alcoholic’ by Courtney Thompson

This is short story about the day to day of addiction.

If this story brought up any strong feelings for you or someone you know, please get in touch with Drug Info on 1300 85 85 84. Or look for the Alcohol and Drug Foundation.

Voice Over: Anna Martin

Sound Recordist: Zacha Rosen

Sound Designer: Matthew Belt

This story was submitted as part of the OutStanding Short Story competition for emerging and established writers in the LGBTQIA+ community in Australia and New Zealand. 

Music: ‘No Scrubs’ by TLC, ‘Reset Head’ by Seekae

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‘For the Faint Hearted’ by Madeline Goldberger

There’s a very specific trigger that brings on Madeline Goldberger’s fainting spells. This is a story for the faint hearted.

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Music: ‘In Pursuit’ by Purple Planet Music, ‘Noticeably III (feat. Mark Carpenter)’ by The Starry Tides, ‘Documentary’ by A Shamaleuvmusic, ‘Twinkletoes’ by Podington Bear, ‘You Are Not Funny’ by Bortex

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Rhys