#1830 Reality Check

Sometimes internal differences lead to changes in political leadership in Australia. And sometimes we just need to escape from the banter and find our escape in books, films and fan clubs.

‘Bibliotherapy’ by Sarath Chandra

Sarath isn’t into reading anymore and decides to talk to two authors to rekindle his love of books. He also stumbles into bibliotherapy as well. 

Supervising Producer: Mike Williams

Music: ‘End of the night’ by Phony Ppl , ‘Too late’ by Mr Hudson, ‘Lithium’ by Maxence Cyrin, ‘Hard knock life’ by Jay Z, ‘Bones’ by Crumb

‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ by Allison Chan and Gregory J Thorsby

Sydney based artist David Capra is a big fan of The Wizard of Oz. He knew his passion for it at a young age – he even joined the International Wizard of Oz fan club when he was about four. But being a fan doesn’t just mean you know about all the good parts of the film. 

Music: ‘Trouble in School Farmyard’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz, ‘Main Title’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz, ‘The Spell’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz, ‘Good Fairy Vanishes’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz, ‘Threatening Witch’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz, ‘Follow the yellow brick road/ off to see the wizard’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz, ‘Off to see the wizard/Apple Orchard’ by Rogers & Hammerstein – Wizard of Oz.

David Capra can also be heard on Canvas: Arts and Ideas on FBi Radio at Sundays 11am.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Jess Meier with Sarah O’Malley

SYN Community Coordinator: Victor Mims

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: George Coletrain

Music: ‘End of the Yellow Brick Road’ by Bell Weather Department

#1818 To Laugh and To Learn

We find out how comedy and education shape the history of multiculturalism in Australia. Sarath Chandra talks to two comedians about how their backgrounds inform their material. Sheila Pham talks to Dung Dinh who came to Australia as an international student when the White Australia Policy was still in place.

Funny Voices by Sarath Chandra

It’s a really interesting time in Australian comedy. Sarath Chandra speaks with two comedians, Lizzy Hoo and Suren Jayemanne, about being the minority and making the majority laugh.

Supervising Producers: Allison Chan and Olivia Rosenman

Many thanks to Neilesh Verma

Music: “Free lunch” – Isaiah Rashad, “Easily” – Bruno Major, “Long as I Live” – Tony Braxton, “ Whistlin” – Mocky, “4 Moms” – A Tribe Called Quest, “Angles” – Mick Jenkins

From Vietnam to a Very Quiet Place by Sheila Ngoc Pham

When Dung Dinh was awarded a Colombo Plan scholarship in 1960, he left for Australia assuming he would return to Vietnam. But things don’t always go according to plan, especially when there’s a war raging back home.

Supervising Producers: Zacha Rosen and Allison Chan

Music: “Loop 601” – My Own Cubic Stone, “Meditation”  Phong Nguyen,  “Awkward Silences (Version B)” – Lee Rosevere


 

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: Matheus Ferrero