#1843 Buried History

We’re digging for the deep cultural roots of magick, and burrowing through the rubbish history of a Sydney suburb.

Tempe Tip by Shelby Traynor

A garbage tip once engulfed a Sydney suburb that is now transformed. But there are still remnants of the past — buried beneath walking tracks and ponds. Now an oasis close to the city, Tempe residents still remember their time at the tip. 

Music: ‘Adventure Island (Theme)’, ‘Adventures of Superman (Theme)’

Supervising Producers: Evana Ho and Allison Chan

Magick is Everywhere by Matilda Fay

Content warning: Mention of sexual assault

You probably went through a teenage witch phase that was heavily influenced by ‘Buffy’. And you’ve probably seen ‘hex the patriarchy’ memes.

From Salem to the Kimberley, we learn how witchcraft is intertwined with an ongoing tradition of anti-colonial, queer and feminist resistance.

Music: ‘Brujas’ by Princess Nokia, ‘Leave the TV on’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Bliste’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Can I Get A Key’ by Sampa The Great

Consulting Producer: Jayla Shae Davey (Memarloo)

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Elina Godwin

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Jez Timms

Music: Black Girl Magik by Sampa The Great

#1807 Self-Preservation

As our world changes, our idea of self preservation has to change with it. We’ve got stories of different ways we try to keep existing.

‘Hello whoever you are’ by Shelby Traynor

In 1995, Greg Wilkinson wrote a letter to the future and buried it in a wall. At the time of writing, Paul Keating was Prime Minister and the internet was just getting started. Greg expected the letter to stay hidden for 60 years. He could not have predicted how the letter would resurface. 

Music: ‘Golden Hours’ by Brian Eno, ‘Sad Marimba Planet’ by Lee Rosevere, ‘How I Used To See The Stars’ by Lee Rosevere, ‘A Storm At Eilean More’ by Jon Luc Hefferman

Supervising Producers: Laura Brierley Newton and Selena Shannon

‘Last resort’ by Tanya Rae

When Tanya Rae was in her late teens, she developed an eating disorder. As she was looking for ways to address it, one of the things that she tried was hypnotherapy.

Music: ‘Silent Flock’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Cold Feet’ by Needledrop and EMI Production

Supervising Producer: Selena Shannon with help from Tegan Nicholls  

If you are experiencing disordered eating and would like to speak to someone, please contact the Butterfly Foundation.

Thanks to Jordan Fennell for interviewing Steph Pittard about body building at the top of the episode.

The article about how women of Cape Town, South Africa are managing current water shortages can be found here.

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: Alvaro Serrano

Music: ‘Wound’ by Jahzaar