Tag: Heidi Pett

  • 500 Retrospective: That Girl

    500 Retrospective: That Girl

    500 Retrospective: ‘That Girl’ an episode from 2014 that had women speaking on their experiences with abortion.

  • #500th Episode Special

    #500th Episode Special

    We’re celebrating a pretty huge milestone, our 500th episode! 

  • #1613 Who would have thought?

    #1613 Who would have thought?

      This week, we’re telling stories of fear and trauma, but not the kind you would expect. Two tales about surprising connections that will make you think huh… who would have thought? ‘Holes’ by Beth Gibson Picture lots of little holes. A handful of straws from above. Honeycomb. Petrified wood. Crumpets. Does the thought bother you? If you find the image…

  • #1606 Lead Affected

    #1606 Lead Affected

      “I felt betrayed, because I loved Broken Hill and I loved my house and I loved the town, and I loved the streets and I loved everything about it. And to think that my lovely town was poisoning my beautiful baby was heartbreaking.”  Broken Hill sits on the world’s largest known deposit of silver,…

  • #1601 It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

    #1601 It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

    An episode full of stories that, told at the pub, would trail off with “well, it seemed like a good idea at the time”. Like investing a significant chunk of your nation’s dwindling cash reserves in a musical re-imagining the life of Leonardo Da Vinci, in which Mona Lisa is the love interest who Leo knocks up.…

  • #1537 What Might Have Been

    #1537 What Might Have Been

      You see a familiar face on the street. It’s someone you knew a long time ago. You couldn’t place a name, but you remember being very fond of them. You near each other, your eyes meet, you’re about to pass, you open your mouth, and in a second they are gone, moving onwards in…

  • #1533 Does That Ever Work For You

    #1533 Does That Ever Work For You

    People who knock on your door asking you to change your religion, or to believe in the impending apocalypse. Infomercials. Pick up lines. Detox diets, click bait and pop up ads. There are things that people try again and again that you think would never work but they must sometimes, or surely people wouldn’t bother.…

  • #1532 Then It Was Us – Syrian Refugees in Amman

    #1532 Then It Was Us – Syrian Refugees in Amman

      I have a big mission coming in two days and they want to go to Za’atari and I said “If you want to go to Za’atari I will take you to the Dead Sea, and I will take a photo of you at the Dead Sea, because you are coming for tourism. Everybody that…

  • #1528 Naked

    #1528 Naked

    Avert your eyes. This week on all the best we’re tackling one of the biggest remaining taboos – getting naked. Because as liberated as you may feel, as comfortable in your own skin, when it comes down to it you pulled a shirt on over your head before trotting off to work today. You probably…

  • #1513 Things and Stuff

    #1513 Things and Stuff

    Do you have too much stuff? Clutter, collections, clothes, books, toys, old stuff, new stuff? This week on All the Best we look at the complicated relationship humans have with the things they own. We meet a woman who left behind all her things and life in the city to live in the New South…

  • #1504 Portrait of a Policy

    #1504 Portrait of a Policy

      Caitlin Doyle-Markwick meets 3 men who are living on some of the 29, 564 bridging visas issued since 2011, when the then Labor government announced that asylum seekers would increasingly be placed in the community while their claims were processed. Initially welcomed by refugee supporters because of the harmful psychological effects of long-term detention, Caitlin discovers…

  • #1444 What Is Cool?

    #1444 What Is Cool?

    What defines “cool”? Is pop music cool? Or vintage vinyl? Is wearing grandma’s doily as a reworked cardigan cool? Or is that daggy? What makes something cool, and who decides when its time is over? When you were little, the answers to these questions were easy. Obvious, even. You knew with so much certainty that…

  • #1432 Borrowing Sugar

    #1432 Borrowing Sugar

    There’s a lot of mythology around neighbours. A good neighbour can turn into a very convenient friend, one who lends you a cup of sugar when you run out mid-bake, or who’ll water your plants when you’re out of town. Then there are the neighbours who are a pair of eyes over a back fence,…

  • #1426 How Are You Still Alive?

    #1426 How Are You Still Alive?

    Today we’re asking: How Are You Still Alive? You’ll hear stories of near misses, close shaves and fortunate lives. People who were unlucky, and then lucky. People who throw themselves from high places, and kids who get lost in the wilderness. People who risked their lives just by being born. If it wasn’t wild, I…

  • In Search of White Whales

    Or any whales, really. For our Only A Whale episode, Sydney host Michaela Morgan, Features EP Heidi Pett and ATB producer Laura Brierley Newton headed to the cliffs at Kurnell, apps in hand, to go whale watching. Photos by Laura Brierley Newton  

  • #1416 That Girl

    #1416 That Girl

      “I didn’t want to be That Girl Who Had An Abortion, because I’m not… When you look at the statistics, there are many of those girls” We have so many conversations about abortion, but most of the time they’re abstract and political, they’re not about the lived experiences and choices of women who’ve terminated…

  • #1412 Squeezing the System

    #1412 Squeezing the System

      Ever think about where your $10 t-shirt came from? On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, All The Best brings you stories from the supply chain. Sumi Abedin is twenty years old. She was a garment worker at the Tazreen Fashions factory, and jumped from the building the day it…

  • #1408 Did I Ever Tell You?

    #1408 Did I Ever Tell You?

    All grandparents have stories they tell over and over again. The time your mum was late to school. The time your uncle got his toe broken in a sliding door. The time you were really scared of an emu. But what about the stories they don’t tell us? The lifetime of stories they think we…

  • #1403 The Most Important Thing

    #1403 The Most Important Thing

    Schools are made for learning, and everyone can name a few things they learnt in school. This episode is about the opposite. We asked a bunch of people “What’s the most important thing school never taught you?” The stories we heard in response feature a whole range of answers including taxes, testicles, failure, continents, conviction,…

  • #1307 Everyone Needs Music I (feat. The Lifted Brow)

    #1307 Everyone Needs Music I (feat. The Lifted Brow)

    All the Best presents literary mag The Lifted Brow in musical form: featuring Woody Allen and, of course, his clarinet. And when two stroke victims find their ability to speak severely affected, a speech pathologist with a penchant for singing tries an unorthodox method to help their recovery. BrainWaves Spread around the city of Newcastle, NSW, were a number…

  • #1306 Fight Club Vol. 2

    #1306 Fight Club Vol. 2

    All the Best jumps back into the fray — and this time the fight takes place in hearts and minds, in beds and cancer wards. A share house turns into a battleground when an army of bed bugs invades, and two lovers face themselves and each other when multiple sclerosis and cancer enter their lives.…

  • #1303 Who Da Man?

    #1303 Who Da Man?

    All the Best brings you stories that turn masculinity on its head.  Alpha males are taught a lesson by beta males in the Army Reserves, an aggressive, alcoholic father finds himself on the wrong end of a shotgun, and a man finds out how to monetise his beard on the Internet. Beards, And the Men Who…

  • #1233 Power Plays

    #1233 Power Plays

    All the Best takes you to places of power outside the hallowed halls of parliaments— in the most unpredictable of places. A disgruntled solicitor swaps her law books for a pole, emerging as one of Australia’s leading pole dancers and a candidate for parliament to boot; while a woman remembers her teenage crush and the…