#438 Calm Inside The Storm

Stories about finding pockets of calm in the chaos.

‘A Love Story About Death Metal’ by Mell Chun

Mell has spent most of her 20s in Tasmania and now it’s time to leave. She recounts her relationship to the landscape, the people she met and her emotional journey through the lens of death metal.

Producer: Mell Chun

Supervising Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: ‘Slaughter of the Soul’ by At the Gates, ‘A Metaphysical Western’ by Sanctify The Serpent, ‘A Return to the Earth below’ by Oceans of Slumber, ‘Endless Wandering’ by Psycroptic, ‘Row Row’ by Zeal and Ardor, ‘Lethe’ by Dark Tranquility, ‘Atoma’ by Dark Tranquility, and ‘The Space For This’ by Cynic.

‘Big Weather Calling’ by Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne has always loved big weather but it took many years and a few detours before he found his way to the Bureau of Meteorology. Tropical weather can be pretty unpredictable and as we’ll hear in Jackson’s story, so too can life.

Jackson Browne. Photo by Helen Orr.

Jackson’s story was told at a SPUN event at Darwin Festival on 14 August 2016.

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Storyteller: Jackson Browne

Producer: Johanna Bell

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Mell Chun

Host: Maddy Macquine

Episode mix and compile: Josh McCoy

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producers: Matilda Fay and Angela Moran

Photo: Mell Chun