#436 All In Your Head


Ever wished you could climb inside someone else’s head? To understand them better? Or to escape?

This week, storytellers volunteer to be figuratively trepanned, and we take a peek inside their inner worlds. Some, it turns out, are pitch black.

We speak with Professor Adam Zeman about aphantasia — the inability to visualise. You can learn more about aphantasia and take the Vividness of Visual Imagery Quiz here.

‘The Great Beautiful Ball’ by Rachel Ang

Spare a thought for all the single lonely people across Victoria who have not felt the touch of another human in many moons. What if we were to harness that energy to create a giant orb of power? What then?

This story comes with beautiful pictures, which Rachel drew. You can see them here.

Written and performed by: Rachel Ang

Sound design: Ryan Pemberton

‘Natural Connection’ by the All The Best Editorial Team

Sarah Allely describes how she used nature to help her recover from a mild traumatic brain injury.

Sarah created a podcast about her experience, called Brain On Nature. Season 2 is currently in the works. You can support the production on their website.

This story was produced by the All The Best editorial team at the 2020 Audiocraft Festival.

‘I Once Had a Dream’ by Georgia Lowden

Shutdowns and social distancing have left many of us isolated and left at the mercy of our scattered minds. Escape to a dreamscape filled with strange and foreign places.

Producer: Georgia Lowden

Special thanks to Lea Redfern

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Mell Chun

Host: Maddy Macquine

Episode mix and compile: Ryan Pemberton

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producers: Matilda Fay and Angela Moran

Photo: Sandra Strait via Flickr