#348 Past Tense


We have two stories from people recapturing moments that made a mark. The first story deals with issues of consent and may be triggering for some listeners. There is also some strong language.

‘Humbug’ by Sidney Shaw

Trying to blend in with the scenery at a bar is difficult when you’re easily the youngest person there. Factor in a short lifetime of deep-seated insecurity, excessive alcohol consumption and being noticed by a predatory older man, and watch as things quickly spiral. This is a deeply personal recollection on vulnerability, power dynamics and the grey areas of consent.

If you or anyone you know would like to have a confidential chat with someone about anything you heard in this story, please call the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800 737 732 or 1800 RESPECT.

Additional Voice Actors: Ripley Hood and David Lillie

Sound Design, Original Compositions and Editing: Elina Godwin

Supervising Producers: Bec Fary and Allison Chan

Music: ‘Evie’ by Stevie Wright, ‘Wild About You’ by The Saints, ‘Shady Grove’ by Doc Watson, ‘Milkshake’ – Kelis, ‘Overthrow’ by VIDA

‘Closing In On A Killer’ by Colleen Gwynne

Colleen Gwynne was the Chief Investigator on the Peter Falconio case. She first shared her story exclusively at SPUN, a live storytelling event, in December 2016. SPUN is presented by StoryProjects in Darwin.

You can hear more stories from SPUN on their website and via your podcast app.

Story Producer: Johanna Bell

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN Community Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Fancy Crave

Music: ‘Rose’ by Ludovico Einaudi