This week, All the Best is telling stories about what it means to be human. Humans being excellent or awful to other humans, realising someone is only human, or that someone we idolise is human after all. Humans making mistakes and making things better. We also hear two stories more told at our Sydney Writers’ Festival event, All the Best Live, from Meanjin editor Zora Sanders and poet and writer Maxine Beneba Clarke. The other stories from SWF can be heard here.
My Mum is Human
Parents aren’t real people, right? This story is about the time Tess realised her mum was human.
Produced by Tess Lawley
Music credits: ‘Human Being’ by Cat Power
Zora Sanders – Live at SWF
There are two types of people who join communes. Zora’s mum is the second kind.
Ira Glass is Human
Haley couldn’t talk about her encounter with Ira Glass for weeks afterwards. She couldn’t bring herself to listen to This American Life. Then the dreams started.
Produced by Haley Shaffer
Marngrook – Maxine Beneba Clarke Live at SWF
We are what we teach our children – and our children are wrong.
More of Maxine’s work can be heard and read here. Her latest book is Foreign Soil.
Music Credit: ‘Human’ by Cat Power
Presenters: Michael Brydon and Michaela Morgan
Community Coordinator: Pip Rasmussen
Executive Producer: Giordana Caputo
Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan
Image Credit: Pip Rasmussen