#554 Connection to Homeland

This week, stories about people’s connection to their homeland.

Chasing an 8pm Bedtime by Rosealee Pearson

In our first story, Rosealee shares her exciting life as a dancer touring internationally and the events that lead to her return home.

A warning that this story contains some swears and references to struggling with mental health.

Story byRosealee Pearson

Bosnia and the Blue Light Disco by Lari Gadza

Lari talks about growing up in Darwin and travelling the world, somehow always skirting the one place that had broken her father’s heart.

This story contains brief references to sex and teenage pregnancy.

Story by Lari Gadza

These stories were originally performed at SPUN, a live storytelling night held in Darwin. To hear more pieces from SPUN head to spunstories.net

Hometowns across the globe // Hometowns across Australia

We head into the All the Best archives to hear sounds and stories from various contributors and their hometowns. 

Sound recording for these pieces were by Ange Glindemann, Lee Yee, Selena Shannon, Zacha Rosen, Bec Fary and Allison Chan. 


FBi Radio’s All The Best teams up with Word Travels to present a night of vulnerable storytelling in front of a live audience with Strong Stories of the Weak, part of Story Week 2023 – Be Heard. Be Seen.

Featuring performances by Dylin Hardcastle, Madhuraa Prakash, Jared Richards, Ruth Melville and more, with live music from Elizabeth Jigalin.

Happening on October 3 at East Sydney Community Centre in Darlinghurst. Tickets available from Humanitix: https://events.humanitix.com/strong-stories-of-the-weak-story-week-2023

Use the discount code SWCOMMUNITY for an All The Best discount.

All The Best credits:

Production Manager: Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Host: Madhuraa Prakash