#414 Up In The Air


Things are not okay. Everything seems up in the air.

People finding ways to empower themselves, in the face of profound uncertainty.

This episode originally aired in March.

‘Cleaning, Waiting, Wishing’ by Josie Steele

Cathy has a job cleaning homes and offices all over Melbourne, every day of the week. But she’s not your average cleaner, and it’s not your average job. Cathy’s cleaning while she waits for something, something important.

Producer: Josie Steele

Superivising Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: ‘Lamb Drop’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Caprese’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘4 Point Path’ by Blue Dot Sessions.

We Need To Talk About Sex’ by Carey Scheer

Christine Priest knew she wanted to experience sex, but didn’t think she ever would. She didn’t even know if she could, but she also couldn’t bring herself to discuss any of this with anyone, because no one in her 35 years of life had ever raised the subject of sex. Christine had to reach her own breaking point, before breaking through the stigma and assumptions that prevented her from seeing herself as a sexual being. Now she’s sharing her story, with that hope that others will feel empowered to discuss their needs.

This story was produced by Carey Scheer for JFA Purple Orange. You can find out more about work they do, and hear more stories like this one, on their website.

Producer: Carey Scheer

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Maddy Macquine

Episode mix and compile: Elina Godwin

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Photo: Collins Lesulie via Unsplash