#547 Sounds of Family

This week on All The Best, stories about family – the messy, complicated and gorgeous humans who make us who we are.

Where We Are by Michael Everitt

Our first story is an exploration of the sounds that a new parent encounters in everyday life. The story’s producer, Michael, calls it a love letter to mark the arrival of his daughter. 

This story was produced by Michael Everitt.

Daniel Semo was the supervising producer. 

No such thing as normal by John Price

Our next story takes another look at family and parenthood, illustrating how community care can stand in for family structure. 

John grew up in Geelong as the middle child in a family of seven. His home was always full of people coming and going. One evening, at a party in Katherine, a dark-haired woman caught his eye and almost two decades on, John has his own story about big family…

This story was told by John Price in August 2017 at SPUN’s Darwin Festival themed ‘Home’.

SPUN is a live storytelling event showcasing some of the extraordinary people and their stories that make up the Northern Territory. You can listen to more at www.spunstories.net 

‘Migrant Mums: Far From Ordinary’ by Heidi Tai

Growing up, Heidi always thought that her mum was ordinary. She never finished high school, never went to university, and held the same job in the same industry for over 30 years. 

Heidi shares the challenges of migration and how, through all the struggles, she was able to learn that her mum was far from ordinary.

That story was produced by Heidi Tai.

Allison Chan was the supervising producer.

Sound design was by Gregory J Thorsby.

Become an All The Best Storymaker!

FBi Radio’s premier storytelling programme All The Best is looking for its next round of UNHEARD stories and everyone is welcome!

Selected story-makers will receive $200, the support of an All The Best Supervising Producer Mentor, access to resources to make an audio story and the opportunity to have your finished work nationally broadcast.

All levels of experience and story-genres are welcome.

Applications close on Monday August 28th – apply here.