#1725 The Story of Us

In movies, books, and art, the greatest love stories are often romances. Their infinity is celebrated, aspired to, and put on a pedestal.

The idea of BFFs, on the other hand, is somewhat trivialised by society. How could besties be a heart-stopping love story? But for quite a few people, the focus on traditional love stories overshadows their real other half.

This week we’ve decided to celebrate sisterhood by shining a light on the unbreakable bond of female friendship, and why for so many women their Great Love is their best friend.

‘Have you heard the story of us?’

You can sneer at the idea of Best Friends Forever, but maybe a small part of you misses that playground bestie who stood by you in detention and scrawled friendship pacts on in the school toilets.

Music: ‘Lorelai’ by Fleet Foxes, ’19 20 20′ by The Grates, ‘She’s in my heart’ by B Vasco via EMI music.

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‘Kiss the girl’ by Sophie Duxson

All around them, Claire and Rachel’s friends were falling in love and getting married. But when the person you adore the most is your best friend, how do you celebrate that kind of love?

Credits: Tegan Nicholls and Selena Shannon (SPs), Julian Duxson (recording assistance)
Music: ‘Hound Dog’ by Elvis Presley, ‘Coeleum’ by Kai Engel, ‘Wave sound’ by Haldigital, ‘My Best Friend’ by Weezer.

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‘Jane, Desi and Mary’ by Selena Shannon

Our worlds, our lives and our bodies change a lot in half a century, but some friendships stay the same.

Music: ‘Groovemaster’ by Jan Juzef Cyrka, and ‘Shape of winter’ by Jon Anthony Boorman, both via EMI production music.
Thanks to Jane, Mary and Desilee for sharing their story.

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All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Host: Jess Hamilton

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

Vic State Coordinator: Bec Fary

SYN production manager: Beth Gibson

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media: Louisa Thurn

Image by William Lehman

 

#1718 Take me as I am

Most of our life, we’re bending to the expectations of others. How we look, how we behave, where we work, the life choices we make. It’s like all these little decisions were made without us and we’re expected follow the choreography, hope we don’t screw it up and stack it.

But wouldn’t it be liberating, not to mention time saving, if we were all just accepted the way we are?

Sometimes it pays off to just throw yourself out there and say… take me as I am.

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‘Hear me laugh’ by Lauren Klein

Lauren is a young woman trying out stand-up for the first time, and noticing a lot of the barriers female comics encounter in the scene. She chats to comedians at different stages of their career to find out what’s what for women in comedy.

Learn more about Gaggle here.

Supervising producers: Selena Shannon, Beth Gibson and Bec Fary

Music: ‘My Shining Hour’ by John Coltrane, ‘Curiosity’ by Lee Rosevere, ‘All The Colours in the World’ by Podington Bear, ‘Good Times’ by Podington Bear.

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‘Debt’ by Sophie Duxson and Jason L’Ecuyer [repeat]

When we start a new relationship with someone, we always expect at least a little bit of… baggage. Hangovers from our past life that we try to keep hidden for as long as possible. But often it’s just a matter of time before that baggage rears its head and threatens to make or break the new love.

Music: ‘Blammo’ and ‘Just watching’ by Podington Bear

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All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Host: Jess Hamilton

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

Vic State Coordinator: Bec Fary

SYN production manager: Beth Gibson

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media: Louisa Thurn

Image by Maxwell Smith