#364 Mixed Words


These are our final words for 2018. But don’t go away. We have to first sit an English exam. We’ll also be testing you on the lyrics of your first album. To wrap up, we’ll find out how hearing, silence and sign language come together.

Language Test by Daniel Semo

What happens when highly educated English speakers have to take an exam that they have every reason to think should be easy?

Music: ‘El Rapido’’ by Daniel Semo, ‘High Wire’ by 126ers, ‘Lone Wolf’ by Dan Lebowitz

Supervising Producer: Nina Enever with help from Allison Chan

Collecting Memories by Madi Chwasta

A lot of us collect music. Some dear to our hearts, some from our earliest moments, and some would make anyone cringe. But even if we don’t listen to it at all, our first album is always a trip down memory lane.

Music: ‘Windowlicker’ by Apex Twin, ‘Smells like teen spirit’ by Nirvana, ‘Sweet Caroline’ by Neil Diamond, ‘Traditional (arr. By Madi Chwasta)’ by D’ye Ken John Peel, ‘Ommadawn’ by Mike Oldfield, ‘Don’t Change’ by INXS, ‘Spoonman’ by Soundgarden, ‘A-punk’ by Vampire Weekend, ‘Exhale’ by Whitney Houston, ‘Here Comes Your Man’ by Pixies, ‘Everytime You Touch Me’ by Moby, ‘La Boheme, Muetta’s Waltz (Performed by Camarata and His Orchestra from the album Puccini Orchestral Arias)’ by Puccini, ‘Beautiful Day’ by U2, ‘Waiting Room’ by Fugazi, ‘Hope I don’t fall in love with you’ by Tom Waits, ‘This time’ by Waylon Jennings

Supervising Producer: Jordan Fennell with help from Allison Chan and Bec Fary

Between Two Worlds by Rachel Kroes

Rachel Kroes has existed between two worlds most of her life – a world with sound and a world without. Moving between the two has resulted in some privileged connections made through the shaping of hands and movement of lips.

This story was told at a SPUN event in 2015 where the theme was ‘Connections’. SPUN is a live storytelling night, presented by StoryProjects, in Darwin. You can hear more live stories on their website.

Story Producer: Jess Ong

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mixer and Compiler: Will Ryan

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Tom Levold

Music: ‘Slicker than your average’ by Craig David, ‘Rise and fall (feat. Sting)’ by Craig David