#1517 The Sea Told Slant



“While I was listening for what wasn’t being said about the boats that weren’t being talked about, I also begun to pay attention to those that were. Boats that went down in Uganda, Bangladesh, South Korea, in lakes, oceans and rivers. Cruises, tankers, yachts and ferries.”

For centuries, the sea has inspired stories. Songs, sailors tales, mermaid legends. This week on All the Best, we tell stories of the sea that diver deeper.

Seagull Girl

Jacqueline Breen ended up in Broken Hill, About 1100kms away from the sea side. When she got there, she found some other sea lovers away from the waves. She asks Sean Dooley, editor of Birdlife Australia, how the gulls ended up in Broken Hill, and where they might have gone.

Produced by Jacqueline Breen

The Boat

While the government maintained silence on the boats of asylum seekers arriving in Australia, and made it harder for information about them to be reported, Rebecca Giggs began to pay attention to the boats that were being talked about. Boats that went down in Uganda, Bangladesh, South Korea, in lakes, oceans and rivers.

This piece was first published by Right Now, as part of their essay series which is funded by the Australian Government through the Australia Council. You can read more of the series here.

Written and performed by Rebecca Giggs

Edited by Roselina Press

Produced by Heidi Pett

Keep Moving

There are some things we take for granted, and sight is definitely one of them. It’s hard to appreciate how incredible it is unless it starts to fade away. For Dane, a 21 year old living on the northern beaches of Sydney this happened gradually but surely. Aidan Molins talked to him about his experience with Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy.

Produced by Aidan Molins

Featuring Craig Coventry


Features Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett

Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon

Image Credit: Chris Betcher