#312 Assumptions


A first impression can kill a job interview, delight a first date or… let’s face it, be the product of racism.

This week, stories of assumptions that range from an awkward misunderstanding, to a world in the violent throws of political division.

‘I’m Sorry’ by Joseph Aklilu

Whether this story feels alien, or painfully familiar, will say a lot about your experiences of Australia. All the scenarios depicted in this piece are based on real events in Melbourne and covered by the media.

Music: ‘Wanna remind you’ by Dizzy Wright 
Credits: Luisa Cavelieri , Maddy Macfarlane , Tom Hirini , Josh Travaraus

‘Idiosyncratic marks’ by Alice Moldovan

Charlottesville, Virginia, August 2017. A group of neo-Nazis rallying by firelight is terrifying to see on your Facebook feed. But we’re probably fine in Australia, right? They’re just a bunch of outcast idiots on the other side of the world.

But Alice Moldovan can’t stop shaking, and she’s not the only one. This story is about when assumptions are made about a whole people, and the ripple effects across the world.

Supervising producer: Selena Shannon


All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

Vic State Coordinator: Bec Fary

SYN production manager: Beth Gibson

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media: Louisa Thurn

Image by Alice Chipkin

Songs in this episode were ‘What it’s all about’ and ‘Skull Sized King’ by Richard In Your Mind, ‘See In You’ by The Album Leaf, ‘Circles’ by Oliver Tank, ‘It Was Whatever’ by Shlohmo, ‘The Last Time’ by Oliver Tank
‘Dark Red’ by Synapsis, ‘Love Again’ by Ta-ku feat. JMSN and Sango