Tag: Zacha Rosen

  • #589 Stranger Than Fiction

    #589 Stranger Than Fiction

    This week we embrace the strange, and delve into those open, uncomfortable parts of life – and death. The Coffin in the Garage First up, Miles and his family get into a sticky situation regarding his grandfather’s coffin. Written and read by Miles Mazzocato, with production support from Phoebe Adler-Ryan. Ghost Girlfriend Next, the highs…

  • #583 Heartbreak Chronicles

    #583 Heartbreak Chronicles

    Do you remember your first heartbreak? This week, three storytellers take us through their break up journeys and the sometimes strange and unexpected ways we move on.  Traffic Our first story explores the way that memories of a relationship can replay in your mind, over and over, on loop. Traffic was produced and performed by…

  • 500 Retrospective: Coast to Coast

    500 Retrospective: Coast to Coast

    For many people, the ocean rouses a sense of excitement and adventure, a chance to do something that hasn’t been done.

  • #493 The Long Weekend (Repeat)

    #493 The Long Weekend (Repeat)

    This week we’re joining in a birthday celebration, Easter egg hunts, a belated Lunar New Year dinner and creative backseat antics on family road trips.

  • #408 Our House Is On Fire

    #408 Our House Is On Fire

    Meet the messengers of the climate emergency.

  • #420 Planning For A Pandemic

    #420 Planning For A Pandemic

    What do you do about the big jewish wedding you had planned? How do you prepare for the worst?

  • #418 Isolation 2 – We Are Constructing The Giant Lasagne

    #418 Isolation 2 – We Are Constructing The Giant Lasagne

    Adjusting to isolation has been difficult. We’re all dealing with it in different ways. In this episode, we share some of ours, and you share some of yours.

  • Summer Series #08

    Summer Series #08

    This is the last part in our summer series, we hope you’ve enjoyed the trip down memory lane. We’re back with new episodes in two weeks.

  • #408 Our House Is On Fire

    #408 Our House Is On Fire

    Meet the messengers of the climate emergency.

  • #401 People Readers

    #401 People Readers

    This episode is all about reading people—reading their mannerisms, picking up on social cues, trying to glean what a person is really like through observation. We have an expert in reading sexual energy and an artist undertaking an observational experiment which leads them to discover, for the first time, all the strange and unique behaviours…

  • #396 Where The Sun Don’t Shine

    #396 Where The Sun Don’t Shine

    Three teams of All The Best contributors come to the radio station on a Sunday morning and spend the next 24 hours making radio stories.

  • #395 Featuring: Or It Didn’t Happen

    #395 Featuring: Or It Didn’t Happen

    Stories from FBi Radio’s fiction podcast ‘Or It Didn’t Happen’. Some are true, some are false. It’s up to you to figure out which is which.

  • #330 The Long Weekend

    #330 The Long Weekend

    What does Australia do over a four day weekend? We’ll be sharing in a birthday celebration, Easter egg hunts, a belated Lunar New Year dinner and creative backseat antics on family road trips. — ‘Are we there yet?’ by Jordan Fennell We discover how Jordan and her family make it through a six-hour road trip. —…

  • #282 Repeated Collision

    #282 Repeated Collision

    _ We’re dipping into our archives this week to bring you two stories of forces coming together, like a hard wooden cricket bat and a mouth full of baby teeth, or our first story, which takes place on the frontline of a battle between two passionate groups in duck hunting season. ‘Duck Season’ by Leona…

  • #1635 Keepsakes Part 2/2

    #1635 Keepsakes Part 2/2

    Last week we heard stories from the keepsake makers, the archivists and the preservers of history, recorded live at our Melbourne listening party, Keepsakes. This week, we’ll hear from the second half of that event. In this episode we’re looking at the magic in nostalgia and reflection when we look back at the things we’ve…

  • #1616 Our Strange Beliefs

    #1616 Our Strange Beliefs

      Alternative opinions can make or break friendships. The big religious or political ones can be as divisive as your favourite song, or your feelings towards Jar Jar Binks. The pressure to explore, explain and justify our beliefs can make it easy to feel defined by the views we hold, especially if they deviate from the status…

  • #1609 Not Quite Mirror Image

    #1609 Not Quite Mirror Image

      All The Best is brought to you with thanks to Squarespace. Do you ever think about how other people perceive you? How they interpret what you’re putting out into the world? Do you ever think about how different that interpretation might be from your own self perception? In this episode we meet three people, each…

  • Sea hitchhiking in Melbourne

    In 1970, Gabriel Salas had just finished his university studies in Chile and thought he’d try and hitchhike around South America. But what was meant to be your average graduate road trip turned into an adventure across the sea… Take a listen to ‘Sea Hitchhiker’ recorded live at our Melbourne listening party, Oceans Apart: This version…

  • #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.…

  • #1529 It All Ends In Death

    #1529 It All Ends In Death

    So it’s all kind of cool when they give you an iPad in a museum and you think “Oh, I didn’t have to download something and maybe I could walk home with this except I think probably not”. Except, that for two of our producers, Lynda and Zacha, this iPad got handed over at the Museum…

  • #1525 Past in the Present

    #1525 Past in the Present

    It’s easy to think of time as a continuum – what is done is done, what is past is past, the future holds only new stories and possibilities. The problem with that is, it ignores all the detritus the past speckles through the present. What do sea shanties, a cassette player and a broken heart have in…

  • #1523 ‘Limits’ – EWF Special

    #1523 ‘Limits’ – EWF Special

    What happens when you send seven writers and seven producers to Docklands and force them to make a radio for a whole day? Well, it’s interesting. All the Best teamed up with the Emerging Writers Festival to develop new stories on the theme ‘limits’ and this is what they created. We were at the city…

  • #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…

  • #1510 In A Day

    #1510 In A Day

    A lot can happen in one day. Everything can change, or nothing can. Some days are special and some days are so completely ordinary that we can tell them apart from the others. On one day this month, 24 hours at the beginning of March, we sent All the Best producers out in search of…

  • #1505 Baby Teeth

    #1505 Baby Teeth

    It’s wobbling, and you can’t help but push at it with your tongue, making it bend gum-ward so the gnarled roots scratch at the inside of your mouth. It’ll be out soon, and you’ll put it next to your pillow and wake up the next morning to find a single gold coin in it’s place.…

  • #1435 In the End

    #1435 In the End

    Frank Herbert was an American Science Fiction writer who died in 1986 and he famously said ‘There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.’ But that place can be frustrating. You know that feeling of finishing a really good story? You’ve been living in this other world for so…

  • #1429 Underground

    #1429 Underground

    In this episode, we’re going underground, with secrets, subcultures and subversive publishing. We meet River, one of the elusive Shoplifters of Tumblr, and hear stories of Oz Magazine from Jim Anderson. The Shoplifters of Tumblr The internet has meant that even the most underground of movements, most clandestine of activities, are now made to be…

  • #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…

  • #1346 Summer Postcards

    ‘If you take 2 more steps, you’ll find what you’ve been looking for…. A little bit of magic.’   The Wormhole There is a point at North Steyne where the cracks in the rock get bigger and more rugged.  This is the point where many head back believing there is nothing more to find.  But,…

  • #1345 …Vs The Establishment

    #1345 …Vs The Establishment

    What would you stand up and fight for? Small Fry ‘ A warm man cannot understand a cold man’. Barrister and Mediator Robin Margo was an activist during apartheid in South Africa.  He wanted to change the regime and fight for equality for all South Africans.  He campaigned alongside many passionate people.  However, it was…

  • # 1336 Glory Box

    # 1336 Glory Box

      When you hear ‘Glory Box’ what do you think of?  Come with us to explore alternatives to the traditional interpretation of  ‘Glory Box’.   Three Men & Two Boxes Did you think glory boxes had gone out of fashion?  Did you think they were a thing of the past? Traditionally glory boxes were used…

  • #1334 Natural Composition

    #1334 Natural Composition

      Nature has inspired Art since the beginning of time. This episode we bring you stories inspired by nature and inspired for nature in the creation of music and art.  From the sensual mating of machines in the wild, to a musician’s love of permaculture, you’ll find an array of tales to provoke your imagination…

  • # 1333 Crossing Oceans

    # 1333 Crossing Oceans

    This episode we follow the stories of people who have crossed the ocean in search of a new home, a new beginning or adventure.   These stories will takes us from Africa to Australia, to Chile and Afghanistan.   From Africa, Home Erin Rosenberg moved from South Africa with her family in 2005.   In…

  • #1305 Science Fiction Theatre

    #1305 Science Fiction Theatre

    All the Best presents science fiction pulp in sound.  Extraterrestrial life forms arrive uninvited, space travel gets in the way of an intergalactic romance and a puppy trainer gets more than he bargained for when the dog starts talking back. See Me After Class Take a lonely dog trainer, a puppy school, and the most…

  • #1221 Coast to Coast

    #1221 Coast to Coast

    Stories ahoy! All the Best brings you intriguing tales from the high seas. A South American geologist’s rough-and-tumble journey on a raft to Australia leads to a life-changing encounter with Gough Whitlam. And, the real Puberty Blues: a young girl tries to join the blokey surf culture of the 1970s- but an initiation rite in the water…

  • Sea Hitchhiker

    Sea Hitchhiker

    Crew of La Balsa raft arriving at the Maroochy Shire Council Chambers after a parade through Currie Street, Nambour, 6 November 1970. Courtesy of Heritage Library, Sunshine Coast Council. The story behind the Sea Hitchhiker, featured in #1221 Coast to Coast. By Zacha Rosen Gabriel Salas’ expeditions are a pretty involved subject. Here is some…

  • #1216 24 Hour Challenge

    #1216 24 Hour Challenge

    This week we set our contributors a challenge. Make a radio story in 24 hours. The day we picked was Sunday August 5.  The time to begin midday. Windsurfing under the flightpath Produced by Miles Martingoni For as long as he can remember, Miles’s father has been trying to drag him out onto the water.…

  • #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…

  • 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…

  • The Twilight Zone

    The Twilight Zone

    Not Reading Twilight Produced by Zacha Rosen Anahí explains why she never read Twilight, despite her best intentions. When she first tried to read it, she was twelve. She’s sixteen now. It’s probably not going to happen. She’s a young woman of conviction. Insomnia the Cat Produced by Katerina Lebedev Technical Production by Antonia Gauci…

  • 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…

  • Letters


    Dear ATB Listener, How are you?! We’re pretty good. Saturdays are always hectic. As we type this letter, we have just aired this week’s show on FBi Radio. We started off by hearing from a sweet CWA lady – Kathleen T. Gable – whom Mel Braun homaged for her letter writing during WW2. It was…

  • Life Aquatic

    Life Aquatic

    Introduction Soundscape produced by Rosi Tuck I Love the Ocean Produced by Zacha Rosen Underwater explorer, Jacques Cousteau sailed around the world in his boat, ‘Calypso’ pionereering the art of Scuba diving in the forties and became a documentary film maker in the fifties. Wes Anderson became influenced by his works and based his film,…

  • Promises




    Kid’s Promises Produced by Zacha Rosen Promise to Past Produced by Alex Kennett In this story we hear from Kat. Kat’s story is one of war and exodus of leaving her family and her culture to resettle in Australia. These experiences have led Kat to make some firm and unusual promises to her family, her…