Category: Shows

  • #596 Bankstown II: Stories of Sanctuary

    #596 Bankstown II: Stories of Sanctuary

    This week we’re bringing you the second half of All The Best’s collaboration with Outloud Arts, working with young people in Bankstown to make an audio walking tour about the places that matter to them.  For those who aren’t familiar with Sydney, Bankstown is a suburb located in the South-West Sydney region. Due to the…

  • #595 Pigeons & Poultry

    #595 Pigeons & Poultry

    This week, we’re bringing you more bird stories. i love birds First up, Matt Cooper explores his neighbourhood’s relationship to birds and learns a thing or two. Produced by Matt Cooper, with special thanks to Lea Redfern.  Mothercluckers Then, Dione Green investigates the politics of free range chickens.  This story was produced as part of…

  • #594 Knowledge of Country

    #594 Knowledge of Country

    The traditional owners of this land, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people, have a connection to and understanding of country that is thousands of years old. Right now we’re living in a time of climate change and natural disasters, of warmer winters and colder summers and it often feels like our understanding of mother nature…

  • #593 Reflections

    #593 Reflections

    This week we’re bringing you stories that question and expand our national identity. A content warning, this episode contains racial slurs, racism, and violence so please listen with care. The Ocean and the Desert Flower In our first story, Zeinab shares the things she loves about her home, and ruminates on the various contradictions involved…

  • #592 177 Nations: Anne from Papua New Guinea

    #592 177 Nations: Anne from Papua New Guinea

    This week we’re bringing you another feature from our partnership with the podcast ‘177 Nations of Tasmania’. In this podcast, host and producer Mark Thomson aims to interview subjects from each of the 177 nationalities represented in Tasmania’s last census. This story belongs to Anne from Papua New Guinea. She enthusiastically shares her childhood traveling…

  • #591 Palestine: Resistance

    #591 Palestine: Resistance

    Please listen to this week’s episode with care as it includes accounts of displacement and detention in Palestine.  Last week, we heard about Amal’s everyday life growing up in Aida Refugee Camp, in the West Bank Palestine. We heard stories of regular young people, living between wars, with hopes for the future. Amal no longer…

  • #590 Palestine: Everyday

    #590 Palestine: Everyday

    A content warning for this episode, we’re going to be talking about the past and present of Palestine, which may be difficult for some listeners to hear. Discretion is advised.  Over the next two weeks, we’re playing stories from a radio project from the Aida Refugee Camp in the West Bank, Palestine. It’s called Radio…

  • #589 Stranger Than Fiction

    #589 Stranger Than Fiction

    This week we embrace the strange, and delve into those open, uncomfortable parts of life – and death. The Coffin in the Garage First up, Miles and his family get into a sticky situation regarding his grandfather’s coffin. Written and read by Miles Mazzocato, with production support from Phoebe Adler-Ryan. Ghost Girlfriend Next, the highs…

  • #588 Stories From Here: Bankstown

    #588 Stories From Here: Bankstown

    Over the past few months, All The Best has worked with local young people in Bankstown to make an audio walking tour about the places that matter to them.  Stories From Here is an audio walking tour of Bankstown featuring recorded monologues written by local young people aged 16-24 about their experiences in the area…

  • #587 This Is Your Life

    #587 This Is Your Life

    If you had to tell the story of your life, what moments would you share?  This week we hear from people who have lived well and have the yarns to prove it. Silence of the Irish In our first story, Grace brings to light a deeply held secret of her Irish Catholic grandparents. Produced by…

  • #586 Wild Swimming

    #586 Wild Swimming

    This week, tales of open water swimming – from the beauty of plunging into parkland ponds to the freedom of venturing into wild waves. Wild Swimming In our first story, Corey needs a swim, and finds themselves wading through British cultural norms to find one.  This story was written, recited and produced by Corey Green.…

  • #585 In This Version of Home

    #585 In This Version of Home

    This week we feature two Australian-Turkish writers, who ruminate on the topic of belonging, home and immigration. In their distinctive creative ways, Ela Pinar and Eda Gunaydin unpack the confusion of feeling homesick for a land that was never truly ‘home’ to begin with.  1.10 – In This Version of Home First, Ela tells the…

  • #583 Heartbreak Chronicles

    #583 Heartbreak Chronicles

    Do you remember your first heartbreak? This week, three storytellers take us through their break up journeys and the sometimes strange and unexpected ways we move on.  Traffic Our first story explores the way that memories of a relationship can replay in your mind, over and over, on loop. Traffic was produced and performed by…

  • #582 What I Know About Love

    #582 What I Know About Love

    This week our storytellers compare their youthful expectations of life and love, to their less naive realities.  Rom Coms Ruined My Life In our first story, Danni revisits the movies they loved as a teenager, and finds they don’t quite hold up to modern day scrutiny. Produced by Danni Stewart. Byron Bay, A Time and…

  • #581 Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

    #581 Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

    This week, stories about the bewitching power of cats, from spiritual companions to catalysts of chaos! Running After Lulu In our first story, Mike answers a call to adventure, or rather, makes one himself.  Produced by Mike Williams. This story was originally commissioned by transom.org. For more stories by Mike visit mikewilliams.com.au. Meow To Be…

  • #580 Read To Me: The Speed of Life

    #580 Read To Me: The Speed of Life

    This week we’re bringing you stories from a gathering of comics and cartoonists, known as Read to Me.  Millennial Falcon – Evie Hilliar First up we hear from Read To Me co-producer Evie Hilliar about what makes Read To Me so special, before reading her tale Millennial Falcon. You can watch an animation with Evie’s…

  • #579 In The Studio: William Yang & Olana Janfa

    #579 In The Studio: William Yang & Olana Janfa

    This week we’re taking you into the artists’ studio, sharing the stories of artists that weren’t always celebrated by traditional Australian art institutions…until recently. By venturing into the studio, we discover personal stories and the way these artist’s encourage us to interrogate our ways of thinking and spark new self-awareness or insight. William Yang First…

  • #578 The CWA and the F Word

    #578 The CWA and the F Word

    This week we’re bringing you a feature length piece about the Country Women’s Association and the F Word…that’s right, Feminism! The CWA is at the heart of rural traditional values, so when a young, urban feminist comes knocking on their door, will there be a place for her in the organisation? Find out as Alice Ansara gives…

  • #577 The Sound of Silence

    #577 The Sound of Silence

    This week we explore … silence…through a feature length experimental audio piece. Audio Club If you haven’t already seen our socials, All The Best has started an audio club. Each month we’re sharing a new prompt and this time it’s the ‘sound of silence’. First up we hear an Audio Club story from Ramon Briant…

  • #576 Sydney Poetry Slam Spotlight

    #576 Sydney Poetry Slam Spotlight

    This week we’re taking you back to a special event that took place in October 2023 – the Sydney Poetry Slam Championships. A content warning, the stories include references to struggling with mental health, self harm and suicidal ideation.  These poems are written and performed by: Sarah Lock, Anastasia, Andrew Cox, Sabine, Danielle, E3, Maddy…