#439 On Repeat

Recurring nightmares, hold music, the ticking of the clock – stories about the repetitive and unsettling experiences of our everyday lives.

‘Fish’ by Cristina Marras

Sometimes an image in a dream feels important. You wake up feeling compelled to write it down before it slips away amidst your morning thoughts.

Cristina recalls a menacing fish, nightmares from when she was a child and fragments of cartoons that mix up with images of friends, lost or out of reach. She, like everybody else, tries to come to terms with a new reality that makes it impossible to move freely.

Producer: Cristina Marras

Music: ‘Last energy for the day’ by Loyalty Freak Music, ‘Creepy bell music #1’ by Magmi.Soundtra, ‘Lonely v26bb-3’ by Setuniman, ‘Haunting 2’ by joaonts.

‘Employee Concerns Hotline’ by Rowen Midello and Ollie Krusec

Strange things happen on night shifts.

In this story inspired by The Uncanny and late capitalism, a supermarket employee calls up the internal complaint hotline and is met with a cheerful automated message. But the events of the night shift are far from cheerful.

Writer: Rowen Midello

Sound designer: Ollie Krusec

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Performed by Rowen Midello, Ollie Krusec, Meg Kelly and Paul Waxman

Music: ‘Hold Music’ by Steven Combs

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Mell Chun

Host: Maddy Macquine

Episode mix and compile: Gemma Lipman

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producers: Matilda Fay and Angela Moran