#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


#1814 Ghosting

Three tales about ghosting: hauntings in the nation’s capital, an abandoned smoothie shop and unanswered text messages.

‘Running The Show’ by Nina Enever

Everyone remembers their first part time job: dirty work, nasty customers, an overbearing boss. But what if your boss disappeared and everything was left up to you? That’s what happened at an upmarket smoothie bar in Melbourne.

Music: Blue Highway’ by Podington Bear, ‘M08 and Moog’ by Podington Bear, ‘Smooth Actor’ by Podington Bear, ‘Alien Language’ by Podington Bear, ‘Ducky’ by Podington Bear, and ‘Well and Good’ by Podington Bear.

Supervising Producer: Bec Fary

‘Ghosts in the Capital’ by Samantha Groth

Some people jokingly describe Canberra as a ghost town. But hometowner, Samantha Groth, finds out that there’s more going on. It turns out that Australia’s capital city has a very haunted history, especially at the National Film and Sound Archive.

Music: ‘Spooky Outro’ by Transient, ‘Strange Dog Walk’ by Blue Dot Sessions, and ‘Arlan Vale’ by Blue Dot Sessions.

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Thanks to Ella for sharing her story about unanswered texts at the start of the program.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN Community Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Stefano Pollio

#1810 The Long Weekend

What does Australia do over a four day weekend?

We’ll be sharing in a birthday celebration, Easter egg hunts, a belated Lunar New Year dinner and creative backseat antics on family road trips.

‘Are we there yet?’ by Jordan Fennell

We discover how Jordan and her family make it through a six-hour road trip.

‘We’re going on an Easter egg hunt’ by Britta Jorgensen

The Easter long weekend wouldn’t have been complete without an Easter egg hunt.

‘Made in a hurry’ by Zacha Rosen

We celebrate Passover and endure a character building exercise in the pursuit of a story.

Music: Ave Roma Sonatori Te Salutant by Armando Trovaioli, The Lutz Police Militia by Alexandre Desplat, Jálale [Instrumental]‎ by Mexican Institute of Sound

Thanks to Newtown Erskineville Anglican Church for letting Zacha cover their graveyard tour. Even though he lost all the tape.

A heartfelt thanks to Joseph Ware, Samantha Groth, Karishma Tanvi, Angela Moran, Martyn Reyes and Yvonne Lam for their recordings of their long weekend.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN production manager: Jordan Fennell

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Image Unsplash CC: Forrest Cavale

Music: Losing You by Boy Pablo, The Weekend Bends by The Bon Scotts, Aourourou by Blue Dot Sessions, Gaena by Blue Dot Sessions, EMI Production Music