#1614 Sydney Unlocked


The Opera House is easily one of Sydney’s greatest cultural icons, but its beginnings were fraught with political drama and artistic contention. Today, the white sails have become such a recognisable emblem of Sydney that those troubles seem all but forgotten.

But to many it feels like the wider Sydney art scene is still not at peace as funding cuts, wage issues, gender disparity and venue policing make it increasingly hard to live off art in 2016.

This week is Sydney Unlocked week at FBi Radio, a week of special content spotlighting creativity and culture in Sydney. In this episode of All the Best, we’re meeting some of Sydney’s favourite performing women, looking out and looking in.

Candy Royalle

Candy is a performing artist living and working in Sydney, but ten years into her career she feels like more of an activist, hustling to keep arts valued in her home city.

Music: ‘Leaf’ and ‘Four-leaf clover salad’ by Richard in Your Mind

Bad Bitch Choir

Where do you go to forget your day job and belt out some nostalgic 90’s hits? Producers Pip and Jess go into the belly of the beast and discover Bad Bitch Choir.

By Pip Rasmussen, Jess Bineth, Tiger Webb

Additional editing by Tegan Nicholls

Music: ‘Settle down’ by Kimbra, ‘Diamonds’ performed by Bad Bitch Choir


Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Episode compile: Tegan Nicholls

Presenter: Pip Rasmussen

Image: Flickr user Jerry Dohnal



#1529 It All Ends In Death

So it’s all kind of cool when they give you an iPad in a museum and you think “Oh, I didn’t have to download something and maybe I could walk home with this except I think probably not”.

Except, that for two of our producers, Lynda and Zacha, this iPad got handed over at the Museum of Human Disease. It is a deeply disturbing and interesting place: body parts are literally everywhere. The catalogue on the iPad was a catalogue you could use to look up all the diseases, and case, histories that had belonged to each organ.

But as they kept perkily reading these histories, it slowly dawned on them that each of the histories were ending in death. The body parts were out. These stories were done. It all ended in death.

This week, they take All the Best co-host Pip Rasmussen back to the museum to demand some pertinent, and ominous, answers.


Death museum

Produced by Pip Rasmussen and Zacha Rosen


Death through the lens

Tim Page, a Vietnam War photographer, talks about facing death and literally being killed in war, only to be brought back to life. He has seen too much war and death through the lens of his camera, and tells Liam Knierim about the realities of death on the battle field.

Produced by Liam Knierim


Death in the bush

Produced by Selena Shannon


State Coordinators: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton and Sky Kirkham

Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett

Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon

Image Credit: Dallas Krentzel

#1528 Naked

Avert your eyes. This week on all the best we’re tackling one of the biggest remaining taboos – getting naked.
Because as liberated as you may feel, as comfortable in your own skin, when it comes down to it you pulled a shirt on over your head before trotting off to work today. You probably even primed your body with underwear.
We delve deeper into nakedness than any TV show ever could on a Saturday morning and tell stories of nudity, past and present.
Naked Law
Produced by Heidi Pett
Phallic Interpreter
Written and performed by James Robertson Hirst
Produced by Michael Brydon 
Produced by Riley Harrison
Naked For Satan
Produced by Bethany Atkinson-Quinton

State Coordinators: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton and Sky Kirkham

Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett

Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon

Image Credit: Handcuffed / Flickr

#1522 Permanence

Permanence is often something sought after rather than a reality.
Humans crave permanence – a steady income, a permanent home, a permanent companion. We ink permanence onto our skin, carve our lovers names into padlocks, throw away keys and make vows using words like forever.
But very few realities can meet our expectations of permanence. Time, fire, and bolt cutters can slice right through the fantasy and make us look our temporality square in the eyes.
This week on All the Best – things that we thought would last forever and the ways they are inked on – or erased.
Love Locked 
Love locks have become familiar features on iconic bridges worldwide. The trend of snapping your eternal love on the structures has become too much for them to handle. Cities all over the globe are using bolt cutters, nets, and saws to unchain the locks of thousands – but if the lock isn’t eternal, what happens to the love?
Produced by Made Stuchbery
Ink and Skin
Anything that involves permanence needs trust to work. Relationships, contracts, pinky promises and the big one – tattoos. The art of scoring ink into another person’s skin is one based on trust as much as it is on permanence. Jess Hamilton got tattooed, and interviewed artist MISO while she was poking away.
Produced by Jess Hamilton
Sound design by Briana Cowlishaw
Death of a School
Growing up, you might have wished school was a little less permanent. There’s something about turning up at the same place at the same time wearing the same thing every day that makes the place seem timeless.
But schools are institutions and buildings. Time, environment, people – they all contribute to the place changing.
For students at Caringbah Highschool, their school turned into an evolving reminder that nothing is permanent – not buildings, institutions, or adolescence.
Produced by Tom Joyner 
Features Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett

Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon

Image Credit: Made Stuchbery 

#1520 Go Play Outside

Do you remember climbing a tree as a kid? Running through the bush in the dark, feeling leaves and twigs crunch beneath your feet, your torch out of battery? Did you leap up to grab at the monkey bars even though your arms were too short to make it?

It seems that in a few generations, everything about childhood has changed – except kids themselves. The risks of play, letting kids go it alone, and unsupervised activity of any kind are more publicised than ever. Things that were free fun are now controlled, monetized experienced. Toys that once were bears and dolls are Disney designed icons to be collected and discarded.

How are the changes to play impacting kids? How are they changing the stories kids grow up to tell? And could the changes have a long term impact on health or the environment?

This week on All the Best – stories that explore the commercialisation of play, from mass-made toys to ‘tree-based eco adventures’.

Thanks to the Kids in Nature Network for having our producers along at Nature Play Week.


Features Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett

Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon

Image Credit: David Baker

#1512 Quiet Please

Do you still use a library? Last time you went to the library did you actually borrow a book? These days, libraries hum with computers, and provide meeting spaces and work stations. They’re full of magazines, DVDs, graphic novels, activities.

It’s kinda hard to put your finger on what a modern library even is now. Some went so far as to herald changing technology as a death knell for the library. But libraries aren’t hearing any of that – they’re adapting and changing and it seems like they’re holding on. This week we look at a bunch of modern libraries, on the water, on the footpath, with books out of sight under grassy hills, and libraries with a focus on technology and community.


Library Afloat 

Produced by Pip Rasmussen

The Third Space

Produced by Jess Bineth

A New Library 

Produced by Jess Bineth

The Footpath Library

Produced by Laura Brierley


Episode Producer: Jess Bineth

Features Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett

Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon

Image Credit: Thomas Hawke 

Music Credits: “Librarian” by My Morning Jacket

#1502 No Pets Allowed

This week on All the Best – people who own pets in circumstances you might not expect.

Man’s Best Friend

More families is Australia have a dog than any other pet. Step outside and you’ll probably hear one, if not from your backyard then from someone else’s.

But what happens if there’s a religious law on a person’s interaction with their dog? A religious obligation that limits where the dog goes, and when and how it should be touched?

Mariam Chehab looks at the status of the dog in Islam, and the challenges for Muslims who have a dog as a pet.

Produced by Mariam Chehab

Music credits: ‘I Love My Dog’ by Cat Stevens


42 residents, 2 dogs, a cat, 3 chooks, a rabbit and a handful of budgies

As one gets older many things that could once be taken for granted seem to slip away. Maybe first it’s your job, then your health, and then your independence.

For residents at an aged care home in Springvale, a suburb about 30 kilometers south-east of Melbourne, there is at least one thing they’ve been able to hold on to. Their pets.

Produced by Matilda Marozzi

Music Credits: ‘I’ll see you in my dreams’ by Django Reinhardt,  Pizzicato by EHMA, ‘Feels Like Home’ by Edwina Hayes



Presenters: Michael Brydon & Pip Rasmussen 

Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan

Image Credit: Philippe Stanus

Music credit: ‘Animal Life’ by Shearwater

#1444 What Is Cool?

What defines “cool”? Is pop music cool? Or vintage vinyl? Is wearing grandma’s doily as a reworked cardigan cool? Or is that daggy? What makes something cool, and who decides when its time is over? When you were little, the answers to these questions were easy. Obvious, even. You knew with so much certainty that it hurt.

Pip heads to a couple of primary schools and asks some small people what’s up. We hear from FBi broadcaster Hannah Reilly about that time she bought shares in Hypercolour tshirts, and from our resident finance guy Rob D’Apice about why investing in cool is mostly a terrible idea, and Tess Lawley sits down with our Features EP Jess O’Callaghan and explains how the Kim K game used up all her data, ruined her sleeping patterns, and taught her about her identity.


Camperdown and Out – Manly

Regina Spektor – Carbon Monoxide

Image Credit: Joi Ito


#1441 The Best Spag Bol

The last mandarin you peeled in the high school library. Sticky date pudding in the oven when you come home after a long time away. Hot fish and chips on a cold blustery day. Bacon sticky with maple syrup on your birthday.
The tastes and smells of food are so entwined with our memories. You might now know how much until you take a spoonful of something, hold it in your mouth, and find yourself falling through time.
This week on All the Best we tell stories of food and memory. A soup that’s travelled through nations and generations. 75 dates and 75 meals around the world. And a really great kids meal – the Fishy Dishy.
The Fishy Dishy
This first story comes from Pip’s boyfriend Luke and his family. They all sat on his mums bed and talked about the time they visited Nambucca Heads, about 5 and half hours north of Sydney. Featuring freak waves with a side of kids meals.
Produced by Pip Rasmussen
Men on the Menu
First dates, especially first dinner dates, can be so nerve-wracking and confronting. Do I have spinach in my teeth? Should I have ordered the spag bol? For Melbourne author Bambi Smyth, a world tour was accompanied by 75 first dates with men from 24 countries, all taste-tested on an 80-day round trip. Bambi gave producer Bec Fary an appetiser from her book, Men on the Menu.
Produced by Bec Fary
Cucumber Soup
All The Best producer Aidan Molins never got to connect with his grandparents, who travelled around the world representing the Republic of Ireland at diplomatic events in places like Luxembourg, Germany, and the United States. However, during her stay in Lagos, Nigeria, one young girl did, who grew up to be an economic advisor in Toronto, and food writer. Due to the internet and a little bit of serendipity, Aidan got in touch with Shayma, and his heritage.
Produced by Aidan Molins
Image Credit: Laura D’Alessandro

#1440 The Future is Now

All the Best producer Joel Carnegie got strapped into a bionic ear, which, to be honest, we thought was still part of the future instead of part of the present.
That got us thinking – what else seems to be firmly in the future, with flying cars and space highways? What stuff exists that makes the present feel like history?
In this episode of All the Best, the future is now.
We watch robots fight it out on a battlefield, and take sides. We delve into the world of bionics, and we go out on a canoe with people who are already being affected by climate change.
Benevolent Robots 
Pip visited Macquarie University with a friend to watch a robot competition. At first she thought it was going to be like that old tv show where robots would fight in a ring. But turns out these robots weren’t made for miniature battles with stabbing arms and flame throwers. No no, they were much more important – robots to plant and sow seeds for farms.
Produced by Pip Rasmussen
Bionic Ear
There’s a place in Melbourne called The Bionics Institute. They’ve researched the brain and found that hearing loss is plays a huge role in cognitive decline, meaning, memory and ability to pay attention and multitask. so they decided to fix it. Joel Carnegie got hooked up to some machines in the name of radio and science to bring us this story of the bionic ear.
Produced by Joel Carnegie

Rising tides
While we debate whether climate change is happening, whether it’s our fault, and what we should do about it, for some people climate change isn’t a theory, or even part of a theoretical future. It’s real and now and part of their lives. Josie Wright spent a weekend in Newcastle with the Pacific Warriors, for whom a climate change affected future is all too..present.
Produced by Josie Wright and Selena Shannon

Presenters:  Pip Rasmussen & Michael Brydon

Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan

Image Credit: 350.org

#1438 Grief Part 2

Most of us will grieve for someone or something at some point in our lives, but it’s strange and hard to talk about. Feelings of grief are hard to think about, let alone say out loud.

This week on All the Best, you’ll be hearing part two of our exploration of Grief. We’re hitting the like button under things that make us devastated, we’re speeding to funerals and taking selfies with the casket.
We’ll be thinking about death in all the wrong ways – because no one has figured out the right way yet.


“What if you could be remembered forever?” is the slogan of beta program Eterni.me. But what are the consequences of being remembered forever? What does it mean for the people doing the remembering?
Pip speaks to writer Gillian Terzis about the new technology. You can read Gillian’s feature on the subject in the Saturday Paper here.


Speeding in July
While putting this episode together we realised that death can make you think about yourself, just as much as the person who has passed away. It forces introspection, pullin your insecurities into sharp focus. 

This memoir was first published on Scum Mag.
Written and performed by James Butler
Produced by  Sky Kirkham


Grief without Death
When someone looses a child it’s kind of expected that they will grieve, and hopefully some sort of closure is found. Jessica Bineth wanted to know what the grieving process was like when you’ve lost a child, but they’re still alive.
She spoke to Laurence Anderson, Project Manager at Dads In Distress, a support group for men dealing with the break up of their family and Terry, who who became a member at Dads In Distress a few years ago following his own divorce and now facilitates group meetings in Melbourne.
Produced by Jessica Bineth
Music Credits: Caitlin Park

Presenters:   Pip Rasmussen & Michael Brydon 

Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan

Image Credit: Tjukka2


#1430 Everyday

There are some things we do day after day after day. This episode of All the Best is all about those things. We have stories about waking up, going to work, singing quietly on the commute. Stories about the every day things that can make someone happy – and how they change over time. And a story about something we all use every day, and rarely think twice about.



Pip Rasmussen and Milly McGrath decided to take a look at the repetitive life circuit of the modern day worker who doesn’t even come close to a boundary, let alone over step it.

Produced by Pip Rasmussen and Milly McGrath


Toilet Renaissance

This is a story of design, and the people that use that which is designed.

The designer: Conrad Johnston of Fox Johnston.

The non-designer: Tiger Webb

The Design: Cockatoo Island Amenities.

Yes, it’s about toilets. This is a story about the most everyday of objects, one you never think twice about, and the thought that goes into making your daily deuce more pleasant.

Produced by Gordon Leibowitz

Supervising Producer: Tiger Webb

Music credits: ‘Se rayer provisoirement de la liste des vivants‘ by Melodium, ‘Emptykuerten’  by Melodium, ‘Eyes Closed’  by BadBadNotGood, ‘Confessions’ by BadBadNotGood



What makes you happy? Feta cheese? Getting mail? 7:15pm? Are the things that make you happy the same now as they were at 19?

Produced by Jess O’Callaghan

Music credits: ‘Gracie’ by Caitlin Park, ‘Out and Over’ by Johnny Ripper

Thanks to Giordana Caputo, Kate Montague, Leona Hameed, Lucie Robson, Michael Brydon, Pip Rasmussen and Scott Whinfield for sharing what makes them happy.


Episode song: ‘Avant Gardener’ by Courtney Barnett


Presenters: Michael Brydon and Michaela Morgan 

Community Coordinator: Pip Rasmussen

Executive Producer: Giordana Caputo

Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan

Image Credit: Klaus Friese


#1408 Did I Ever Tell You?

All grandparents have stories they tell over and over again. The time your mum was late to school. The time your uncle got his toe broken in a sliding door. The time you were really scared of an emu. But what about the stories they don’t tell us? The lifetime of stories they think we wouldn’t be interested in? In this weeks episode, we asked our grandparents to tell us stories they’d never told us before.


All the Best presenter Michaela Morgan talks to her Great Aunty Noelene about sewing ball gowns to dance in Sydney, 1952.

Produced by Michaela Morgan

Music credits: ‘The Sheik of Araby’ by Fats Waller & His Rhythm, ‘Diga Diga Doo’ by Artie Shaw, ‘King of the Trocadero’ a recording from National Film and Sound Archive, ‘Yes! We Have No Bananas’ by Frank Coughlan

Sandwiches in the Park

Pip Rasmussen spoke to her grandmother about a time in Australia when there was a great fear of HIV, but she looked past the misconceptions and held out her hand to her friends who were suffering.

Produced by Pip Rasmussen

Music credits: ‘Youth’ by Daughter, ‘A World Alone’ by Lorde, ‘Far from View’ by Jack Cowell and the Owls and ‘Autumn Breeze’ by Exit Strategy.


A 1950s Love Story 

In 1951, a holiday to the sleepy town of the Gold Coast saw the beginning of a love story between Yvonne Hoffman and Hal Leslie. Yvonne was on holiday from Sydney with her mother and grandfather in Burleigh Heads, Queensland when she met Hal. He and six of his friends from Narrabeen, NSW were in town for a Surf Life Saving competition. Yvonne reminisces about her holiday with Hal and his mates on the Gold Coast 62 years ago.

Produced by Sydney Pead

Music credits: “Sweetheart Swing” by Tim Garland, published by Audio Network


His Story’s in the Suitcase

There have always been unanswered questions about Flynn’s refugee grandfather. Flynn’s mum describes him as a polymath “admired by people from all walks of life and disciplines”, who would join him in his study for intense discussions that would last hours. He arrived in Australia in February, 1951 on board the S. S. Castelbianco. The family mythology holds that he was born in Russia, and raised in a military academy after returning home one day to find his mother frozen to death. That’s all he ever said about his parents, apart from the fact they were Russian. A few weeks ago, Flynn found a suitcase full of documents that might answer some of those questions.

by Heidi Pett

Music credits: ‘Transnautica – Wintercoats remix’ by Guerre, ‘Mazu Heart Sutra – Namine remix’ by Guerre


She Got A Free Holiday 

Lucie sat with her grandfather by the fire and he told her the story of crazy Aunt Jess, and how she fell in love.

Produced by Lucie Robson

Final song: ‘Jack, Where You At’ by Caitlin Park


Presenters: Michaela Morgan and Michael Brydon

Community Coordinator: Pip Rasmussen

Executive Producers: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan

Image Credit: Something Something Free Parking

#1346 Summer Postcards

‘If you take 2 more steps, you’ll find what you’ve been looking for….

A little bit of magic.’


The Wormhole

There is a point at North Steyne where the cracks in the rock get bigger and more rugged.  This is the point where many head back believing there is nothing more to find.  But, if you take two more steps around the corner you’ll find what you’ve been looking for.  A little bit of magic.

Producer:  Pip Rasmussen

Other links:  http://instagram.com/p/dDomZWhTqv/


Bondi Beach

All the Best was invited to attend the book launch of ‘On Bondi Beach’ a series of personal stories about Bondi and how people relate to the beach.  Along the way we met one of the writers Demelza Marlin and talked to her about the research and discoveries they made whilst interviewing people.

Producer:  Merran Winchester

Supervising Producer:  Zacha Rosen

Interviewee/ Voice Artists:  Demelza Marlin, Michael Catoin, Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak, Odile Le Clezio, Arky Michaels

Music Credits:  Okada S Cat 2 by Tim Jenkins

Other links:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnBondiBeach/

You can purchase the book through Australian Scholarly Press http://www.scholarly.info/book/360/


Kings Cross Fatale

Kings Cross has an interesting past full of characters, scandals and significant moments.

This documentary takes you to the streets of Kings Cross to uncover it’s history.  Experience Kings Cross from 1910 on an audio adventure and let your imagination and senses be swept away.  Just immerse yourself in the sensory experience.

This story is part of a larger audio tour that you can take.  Download the sound (below) and wander through Bohemia.

Producer:  Natalie Penova

Music Credits:  Slidin Steps by C Mattone (MQ sound library ATMKITSCH)

References/ Archival Sound:  Stories and texts inspired by Pictorial History Kings Cross written by Anne-Maree Whitaker

The Glittering Mile, 1964 Documentary Film, David Low, Stations of the X http://www.youtube.com/user/bjmjdh,

Sydney Sidetracks http://www.abc.net.au/innovation/sidetracks/downloads.htm

Other links:  Audio Tour of Kings Cross in the early 20th century-  https://soundcloud.com/natalie-penova/kings-cross-fatale-2


Camel Connection

When you take the road to the heart of Australia who knows what you’ll find or who you’ll find it with.

This is the story of friendship, connection and camels.

Producer:  Merran Winchester

Talent:  Alissa, Marcus and Lou McMaster

Music Credits:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Theme Song by Ennio Morricone

*Special thanks to Alyssa for her contribution.


Picture Credit:  Toby Hudson

Music Credit:  Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard


Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester


# 1342 Spooked?!


‘Beware.  Something dark is lurking at the end of this hall….’

 A Japanese Ghost Story

It was meant to be a relaxing trip to an old Japanese resort, but something happened that changed Meiko for good.  Her daughter Satsuki explains why Meiko sleeps with the lights on.

Producer:  Pip Rasmussen.

Music Credits:  Ribs by Tim Fitz, Into The Deep by Øystein Jørgensen & Tolubai, Soul Rail by Myuu, Void Essence – Dark Ambience by Sean Beeson


Paranormal Activity

Psychic, shaman death walker, psychopomp, mediator, counsellor – these are just some of the words Janine Donnellan uses to describe her work. She makes house calls to people who believe they are being spooked by a ghost, acting as an intermediary between the physical and spiritual worlds. Jessica Bineth met up with Janine to find out more about her gift and her work, and picked up a few scary stories along the way.

Producer:  Jessica Bineth

Music Credits:  Ghostbusters Theme Song by Ray Parker Jnr

Other links:   http://soulsearchers.spheresoflight.com.au/index.php?page=main


Saint Francis of a See-Saw

A journey into the mind and repressed memories of a man seeking to explain his desire to hurt animals.

Producer/ storyteller:  Tug Dumbly

* This story contains adult themes


Picture Credit:  www.emmanueljespers.com


Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester

#1328 Strangers on the Street

‘A stranger is just someone you haven’t met yet.’


Everyday we pass by people we don’t know.

How does our behaviour change when we don’t know someone and we have no personal responsibility for their safety or wellbeing?  Pip Rasmussen explores the Bystander Effect and how it plays out with strangers on the street.

The homeless are often referred to as ‘the invisible people’ of our communities.  They are the strangers we walk past everyday.  But, what is it like living on the streets?   This episode we hear a personal account about  being homeless.


Music Credits:  Stinkfist by Tool, Zebra by John Butler Trio

Bystander Effect–  Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie,  Poison Vine by Left, Reset by Mutemath, Like A Ghost by Markus Kienzl, Impossible Like You by Holy Holy, Swimming by Triple Brie, This Last Year by Palms, Drops by Jungle,  Child by The Maccabees, Keep You by Wild Belle

Voice Talent: Nick Fraser & Ladd Wheel

Picture Credits:  Jay Black


Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally

Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester

Executive Producer’s: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez



#1327 Imagination….

Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.”

-Patricia A McKillip-

Imagination allows us to feel, see and experience beyond our actual reality.  It can be a source of joy and inspiration, terror and anguish and everything in between.

What is happening in our brains when we imagine?  What is the relationship between imagination and creativity?  And what is the use of imagination to humans?

This episode we share some radio plays produced by students at Footscray Primary School in Victoria.  These plays were developed as part of the Paper Fire Project in collaboration with SYN Radio and 100 Story Building.  We also hear from Dr Joel Pearson, a Neuropsychologist at UNSW and an expert in imagination and mental imagery.  Plus you’ll hear Henry & Zoe, a fictional story produced by Pip Rasmussen and Keelin Murphy.

This episode was been produced by Tess Lawley of the ATB Melbourne Collective.


*Thanks to the students of Footscray Primary School, 100 Story Building, SYN Radio, Dr Joel Pearson, Pip Rasmussen and Keelin Murphy.

And congratulations to our  radio makers at Footscray Primary School for their inspiring and imaginative work.  We look forward to hearing more of your stories on air!


Music Credits:  Eliza’s Aria (Wild Swans) by Elena-Kats Chernin (performed by Sydney Philharmonia Choir & Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Pure Imagination (from the soundtrack of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley and Phaedra (1974) by Tangerine Dreams.

Picture Credits:  Ash Of Spades



Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally

Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester

Executive Producer’s: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez