Tag: Jesse Cox

  • 500 Retrospective: The Block Part Two

    500 Retrospective: The Block Part Two

    In celebration of All The Best reaching 500 episodes, we’re looking back into the archives and replaying episodes that, while recorded in years past, remain relevant today.

  • 500 Retrospective: The Block Part One

    500 Retrospective: The Block Part One

    In celebration of All The Best reaching 500 episodes, we’re looking back into the archives and replaying episodes that, while recorded in years past, remain relevant today. 

  • #1320 Radio with Pictures 3

    #1320 Radio with Pictures 3

    All the Best presents the last instalment of stories straight from the Sydney Opera House. A Palestinian intellectual and a painter’s love story is interrupted by the politics of Israel and Palestine, and a yet unpublished fantasy story by John Birmingham is brought to life in a very quirky radio play. The Demons of Buttcracke County John…

  • #1214 Guests

    #1214 Guests



    Guests – we’ve all been one, we’ve all had one and we’ve all subsequently gathered a few amusing – and often sordid – tales along the way. From the unwelcome, to the unexpected and from the unusual to the down-right crazy, guests can often prove to make life just a little more interesting. This week…

  • #1213 A Frightened Country

    #1213 A Frightened Country

    Where were you when the Cronulla Riots broke out? The answer to this question is something that most Sydneysiders can recall with ease. This week’s episode explores the Cronulla riots and the topic of Nationalism from the perspective of an ‘accidental passerby’ and and ‘accidental local’. Sometimes, things aren’t always as they seem. What does…

  • #1211 Radio Pro

    #1211 Radio Pro

    Today we bring you some stories produced as part of our Radio Pro training project paring up All the Best producers with young people who have never made radio before.  We’ve played some stories before on our program 2011 Christmas Special and Reinvention. Tony Hoang Produced by Thuy Nguyen Radio Pro Mentor: Gina McKeon The Lone Trumpeter…

  • #1209 Modern Warefare

    #1209 Modern Warefare

    This week we’re locked and loaded as we talk Modern Warfare. We head to Japan for the 65th Anniversary of Hiroshima, stop over in Iraq to talk about conflict photography, head behind the Iron Curtain to compete in a swimming race and visit your local gym to enter a real life Fight Club. Hiroshima Written…

  • #1207 The Block (repeat)

    #1207 The Block (repeat)

    On this week’s show we re-played you one of our favourite episodes to date – ‘The Block’. The Block in Redfern has a well-documented history of drugs, violence, and riots. Perhaps you’ve never heard otherwise. Maybe you’ve avoided knowing much about it at all, having never stepped foot on Eveleigh Street and it’s surrounds. On…

  • #1205 A Bedtime Story

    #1205 A Bedtime Story

    Snuggle up to your pillow and settle in to snooze as we read you A Bedtime Story. We bring you stories delivered via intercontinental cassettes, take a magical taxi ride and get a bunch of 11 y.o’s to write us a bedtime story. Doll Hospital Produced by Eliza Sarlos Hairyman Story told by Kerry Toomey…

  • #1204 First Impressions

    #1204 First Impressions

    A show in 24 hours? We thought it was impossible. Until this week’s show fell in on itself and we had to make it happen. Hear the results, including – stripping off in P.E. class, and we get our Tarot Cards read in the backseat of a car during a flashflood.  Produced by Jesse Cox…

  • #1203 Urban Jungle

    #1203 Urban Jungle

    Welcome to the Urban Jungle. We’ve got stories of getting lost in the labyrinths of Sydneys most infamous buildings, getting bitten by a Scorpion and searching for red ballet shoes in city streets. Shoes on Powerlines Produced by Lucie Bell The Scorpion Produced by Zacha Rosen Robert of Northcott Produced by Jesse Cox with Que…

  • #1202 Witness

    #1202 Witness

    Websters Ghost Written and read by Mark Sutton Original music and sound design by Andrew Simmons Produced by Jesse Cox All Over A Meat Tray Produced by Liam & Dieter Knierem Cupcakes Written and read by Vanessa Berry Car Crash Performed live at the Paper Mill by Que Presenter: Eliza Sarlos Features Executive Producer: Jesse…

  • #1201 Rooms

    #1201 Rooms



    Rooms, huh? Pretty standard. Or…? Today we look at a couple that make you think outside the four wall and ceiling concept – the cylindrical ones of drain pipes, the purpose built capsules to house one family’s 56 semi trailers of books, and tiny, elevating ones. The Nicholas Building Produced by Mike Kermode & Jesse…

  • Christmas Special

    Christmas Special

    This week we make our national debut on the Community Radio Network with All the Best’s Christmas Special. Eliza brought her baby Arthur Plum and partner Alex White to chat about what Christmas traditions they will create for Arthur and whether Santa will exisit.  All the Best Contributor Julia Thomas and her brother Andy  popped…

  • Sydney Writers Festival Live

    Sydney Writers Festival Live

    For those who missed it earlier in the year, we’re re-playing our first live show, recorded at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. As part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival All the Best produced a live version of its radio show to a packed room at the Festival Club stage, exploring the theme of power in Sydney…

  • Lessons


    Guest presenter Jesse Cox begins the program talking to his Dad, a school principal about getting kidnapped by his Year 12 students. Elcho Island Produced by Zacha Rosen Have you ever wanted to get out of Sydney? Get out of cities altogether and live — not just holiday — in remote Australia, with a remote…

  • Storytelling Recorded Live

    Storytelling Recorded Live

    A collection of stories taken from live events recorded for All the Best. 1. Sarah Rodigari is an artist who has exhibited in Australia and Internationally.  Recently she decided to hitch hike from Melbourne to Sydney and this story comes from towards the end of the trip when she had an interaction with a stranger…