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The Best of All

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By St Paul Susan - Apr 13 2016
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The Best of All

By CarlyAnne88 - Oct 27 2015
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All the Best has a beautiful storytelling narrative that gives insight into real people’s stories and lives.
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Rank #1: #1919 Time Capsule

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We all know Facebook wants our attention. There’s a reason why the notifications are red.

This is a story about a Facebook notification. It was a post from someone Stephen once knew — 27 years ago.

‘The only hole in my life’ by Carey Scheer

Music: Back in Black by AC/DC, Dead Already by Thomas Newman, Heroin by Velvet Underground, We Love You Michael Gira by Ben Frost, Theory of Machines by Ben Frost, To Build a Home by Thematic Pianos and Paradise City by Guns n Roses

Supervising producer: Tegan Nicholls and Selena Shannon

With thanks to Stephen and Tracey, and Marc Gierke for moral support and musical inspiration. And thanks to The Basem3nt for their studio. 

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Soragrit Wongsa

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Jun 12 2019

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Rank #2: #1942 Patricia – Part I

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This is part one. Find part two here.

Patricia by Luke Cartwright

Sometimes fate brings the right people together, in the right place, at the right time. And then there’s the near-misses. What happens when the stars don’t align?

A scripted drama based on a collection of bugged phone calls – Patricia is the story of two people meeting at a tragically inopportune time, told through overheard phone conversations.

Writer and director: Luke Cartwright

Producer and sound designer: Ryan Pemberton

Cast:

Nic English – Redacted Male
Kate Coates – Redacted Female
Lauren Clair – The Accomplice
Carlo Ritchie – Higgins
Jessie Hoeschle – The Sister
Ari Mattes – Riley
Ryan Pemberton – The Guy At The Pizza Place
Luke Cartwright – Alex from Liquor Express

Music: ‘Mr. Bojangles’ by Sammy Davis Jr. ‘View From My Window’ by Hiroshi Yoshimura

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Orkhan Farmanli via Unsplash

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Nov 20 2019

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Rank #3: Summer Series #01

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We’re going on break for a few weeks. So here are some of favourite stories from the All The Best archives.

Chamber Pot Opera by Tegan Nicholls

The Queen Victoria Building bathrooms in Sydney are a throwback to a time when women would powder their wigs, paint their faces and slide a tip into the attendant’s pocket. Throw an opera into the mix and it’s the complete package.

Only this isn’t any opera, and it’s far from Victorian when it comes to the women involved. Tegan Nicholls brings us this one about an opera in a bathroom.

Music: Original performances from the Chamber Pot Opera

Jeff The Turkey by Angela Moran

When you’re in your early 20s and living in a share house, you can find yourself living with a party animal that gobbles. This is a story about friendship, feathers, and most of all, the love between a young man and his turkey.

This story also contains fowl language.

Supervising Producers: Jordan Fennell and Allison Chan

Music: ‘Shooting Stars’ by Bag Raiders, ‘Givin’ Up’ by The Darkness, ‘Rough River’ by Rough River, ‘Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time’ by The Darkness

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

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Dec 11 2019

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Rank #4: #1937 People Readers

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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 of the people closest to them.

Dick Psychic by Chloe Gillespie

John Edwards is a psychic medium. Katie Cunningham is a dick psychic. John Edwards speaks to those who have passed. Katie can read dicks.

Producer: Chloe Gillespie

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear.

Illustration by Shani Downing

Howdie Doo by Papa Grumbus

Upon starting an observational experiment as a strange New Years resolution, PapaGrumbus discovers how absurd their interactions are with those closest to them, and how little they actually know about the world surrounding them.

Producer: Papa Grumbus

Recordist: Zacha Rosen

This story was originally read at Read to Me, a comics reading night in Sydney. Find out more on their Facebook.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Christopher Harris via Unsplash

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Oct 16 2019

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Rank #5: #1909 Smells Like Team Spirit

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Our new host, Maddy Macquine, was once politically active and physically active. She was in Year 5. It turns out, finding your sport can mean making some adjustments.

Looking Forward by Lee Robinson

On Friday evenings, Genamarie catches two trams in peak hour traffic to get to her tennis club. It can be a long journey but it’s all worth it. She plays a particular type of tennis.

Music: ‘Cue 1 – Emotive-Beautiful-Building (Gaia)’ by Soulaflair, ‘Tennis Court’ by Lorde 

Supervising Producer: Jordan Fennell

For Goodness Skate by Gabriella Joustra

Roller derby is the intersection between roller skating, violence, theatrically, feminism and the LGBTIQ+ community.

Original music composition and sound design: Lex Barlin

Supervising Producers: Jordan Fennell and Allison Chan

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Ekansh Saxena

Music: ‘No Sports’ by Kink Marc Romboy

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Apr 03 2019

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Rank #6: #1913 In Two Minds

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Everyone makes decisions — whether they be trivial or significant. It would be a very good decision to listen to this episode, friends.

Hobby Failures by Megan Whitfield

From reading novels to running marathons, everyone has a hobby that they love. But sometimes your hobby doesn’t love you.

Supervising Producer: Britta Jorgensen

Music: ‘Love Makes You’ by Uncle Neptune, ‘Frogs in Tuxes’ by Podington Bear, ‘People are Spinning’ by Loyalty Freak Music

One Day by Erin Dick

Everyone has different experiences of mental health. This is one of those days where Erin reluctantly walks out the front door. 

Original music composition and sound design: Sophie Gordon

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Tick Tock by Alice Allen

There is a decision that many make at a specific window of time. Ally Hensley shares her story on navigating sexual identity, taboos and the (in)fertility junction.

Supervising Producers: Jordan Fennell and Allison Chan

Music: Loaming Pulse by Podington Bear, Swollen Cloud by Podington Bear, Fives by Podington Bear, Building Time Lapse by Podington Bear,  Light Touch by Podington Bear, Baby Birch Heartbeat by Daniel Birch, Cold Howling Wind, by Alan McKinney, Sea Dramatics by Philip Goddard, Beach Summer Children by arpeggio1980, Aqueous Pulse by Jeff Carter. 

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Lex Barlin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Pablo García Saldaña

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May 01 2019

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Rank #7: #1938 Sea Change

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For many of us, travelling is the way we unhook ourselves from our routine, when we feel like we need a break, or a fresh perspective. Usually, it’s just for a few weeks.

This week we have two stories of people leaving their old life behind for good. One of them by choice, the other out of neccessity.

Taiko Drumming by Dan Semo

When Dan arrived on the remote Japanese island of Sato to learn traditional folk drumming, he wasn’t expecting to meet someone else from Melbourne.

Producer: Dan Semo

Superving producer: Jordan Fennell

Social media image via John Bryant (cosimoilvecchio on flickr)

From Porsches to Poverty by Talisse Desiderio

Russell’s struggles with mental health lead him from a career as a high-flying executive, to living rough on the streets of Sydney.

Producer: Talisse Desiderio

Supervising prouducer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: ‘Camelblues’ by Mndsgn, ‘Sous Le Ciel De Paris’ by Edith Piaf, ‘Break apart’ by Bonobo, ‘Depths of Eternity’ by William Roud

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Joshua Earle via Unsplash

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Oct 23 2019

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Rank #8: #1936 Things I Cannot Change

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This week, stories about the ways we deal with loss. Whether it’s the sudden loss of your hair, or the death of your beloved pet dog.

To Jeffery by Bernadette Nguyen

How do we deal with the death of a pet?

Bernadette talks to her friends and family about the (senior) boy she loves the most – her dog Jeffery.

Producer: Bernadette Nguyen

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: ‘Hawaii’ by Blackbird Blackbird (Niva Remix), ‘I Miss You’ by Ta-ku, ‘Reprise’ by Gold Panda (T Hemingway Remix), ‘Aquarium’ by Nosaj Thing

My Alopecia Journey by Catherine Grant

You’re heading for a career in front of the camera. How do you cope when your hair suddenly starts falling out?

Catherine shares her experience as an actor and model with Alopecia Areata.

Producer: Catherine Grant

Supervising producers: Eugenia Zoubtchenko and Ryan Pemberton

Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Annais Gallo

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Christopher Harris via Unsplash

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Oct 09 2019

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Rank #9: #1928 My Name Is

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Chinyere by Claudia Chinyere Akole

For the beginning half of her life, Claudia’s Nigerian name made her feel other. It was something she wanted separation from. Now she’s trying to reclaim that part of her identity.

Written and told by Claudia Chinyere Akole

Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: Blue Dot Sessions

The Double Double by Danni Stewart

If you found out there was someone working in the same field as you, with the exact same name, would it make you feel less special? That’s the question Danni posed to Allison Chan and Allison Chan.

Producer: Danni Stewart

Supervising Producer: Sarah Mashman

Music: ‘Fixture Picture’ by Aldous Harding, ‘Space Song’ by Beach House


All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Jon Tyson on Unsplash

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Aug 14 2019

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Rank #10: #1934 Runs in the Family

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It’s often not until we look back as adults that we recognise the passions we’ve inherited from our parents.

This week, Gina traces her lifelong love of cars back to the father she lost as a child, and Renee tries her best to nurture the creativity in her own children.

GTY409 by Allison Chan

‘The traffic’ is a common complaint about driving in Sydney. Gina has no problem with sitting in traffic. She actually likes it. And it’s not because she’s texting.

Produced by Allison Chan

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: ‘Moonglow’ by Podington Bear, ‘Arcade Dreams’ by The Midnight, ‘Moodswing’ by Podington Bear, ‘Boop’ by Podington Bear, ‘The Suburbs’ by Arcade Fire

Fill My Cup by Renee Imbeesi

Suddenly the world looks very different when you become a mother. There’s so much to explore with
your children and so much you want to show them – but at what cost?

Produced by Renee Imbesi

Supervising producer: Jordan Fennell

Thanks for the support from Sarah L’Estrange, Alex Price, Museums Victoria, Anoop Nair and Sam Loy.

This story includes excerpts from The museum, written by Susan Verde with art by Peter H.
Reynolds.

Tiddalik is an Indigenous creation story found in many parts of Australia. The version in this
story belongs to the Gunnai Kurnai people of Gippsland.

Music: ‘Physical’ by Olivia Newton John, ‘What about me’ by Moving Pictures, ‘Back to the Future’ by The Outatime Orchestra

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Annais Gallo

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Kat Grigg via Flickr

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Sep 25 2019

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Rank #11: #1925 You’re The Man Now, Dog

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Stories of men questioning the traditional ideas of masculinity they grew up with, and rediscovering what being a man means to them.

What I Thought a Man Should Be by Tim Siow

When your physical health breaks down it can tear other parts of you down with it. Adry’s world was turned upside down by a shock cancer diagnosis. It was a scary, dark time for him. But he came out the other side with some important lessons about the value of being vulnerable, and opening up to his mates.


Image: Adry

Produced by Tim Siow

Sound design by Mia Hull

Supervising Producer: Mike Williams

Music: The Popular Grove by Blue Dot Sessions, Leaving for Chicago by Rest you Sleeping Giant, Inside by Lee Rosevere, Cue Drone Ghostly Spooky Dark Simple by Soularflair

The Virginity Complex: One of the Boys by Talisse Desiderio

“I didn’t even see them as people I saw them as women”: a young man struggles with his anxiety about sex, and the impact that masculine culture has on his sexual identity.

Produced by Talisse Desiderio

Supervising producers: Ryan Pemberton and Allison Chan

Music: ‘I’ve got a woman’ by Ray Charles, ‘Zvichapera’ by Chiwoniso

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: The.Whiite.Rabbit

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Jul 24 2019

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Rank #12: #1926 Disposable: Part I

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This is the first of two episodes about rethinking waste, made by University of Melbourne Master of Journalism students, as part of the Science Gallery exhibition Disposable.

Around The Back by Danielle O’Neal, Inger Kviseth, Doreen Lee and Christina Lu

We’re diving into the bins, because this trash is Charlie and Ginnie’s treasure.

Supervising producers: Eugenia Zoubtchenko and Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘Funky Suspense’ by Benjamin Tissot, ‘Tomorrow’ by Benjamin Tissot (bensound.com)

Bending Bananas to Fight Food Waste by Grace Aicken, Xue Bai and Mengyu Qi

Bananas farmers Rob and Krista are finding ways to turn their waste into produce.

Supervising producer: Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘The House of the Rising Sun’ by the Sparks

Greener on the Other Side by Dino Vlachos, Jess Cockerill, Yingxuan Li and Jingyi Lai

Lots of people are trying to lead a greener life, but what about a greener death?

Supervising producer: Eugenia Zoubtchenko

Music: ‘Stabat Mater’ by Antonin Dvorak

Triangle of Death by Else Kennedy, Claire Capel-Stanley, Yunfei Wang, and Fangying Zhou

Melbourne’s first safe injecting room is saving lives, but many aren’t happy about having it in their neighbourhood.

Supervising producer: Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘ugh’ by Matilda Abraham, ‘gushy strings no vocal’ Matilda Abraham.

Husky Heroes by Fujia Yang, James Thomas Astley, Zehui and Chen and Min Mu

Dogs are not disposable.

Supervising producers: Britta Jorgensen and Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘Better days’ by Benjamin Tissot, ‘Acoustic Breeze’ by Benjamin Tissot (bensound.com)

‘Disposable’ is the theme of this year’s Science Gallery exhibition, opening at the University of Melbourne this August.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Gary Chan on Unsplash CC

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Jul 31 2019

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Rank #13: #1942 Patricia – Part II

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This is part two. Find part one here.

Patricia by Luke Cartwright

Sometimes fate brings the right people together, in the right place, at the right time. And then there’s the near-misses. What happens when the stars don’t align?

A scripted drama based on a collection of bugged phone calls – Patricia is the story of two people meeting at a tragically inopportune time, told through overheard phone conversations.

Writer and director: Luke Cartwright

Producer and sound designer: Ryan Pemberton

Cast:

Nic English – Redacted Male
Kate Coates – Redacted Female
Lauren Clair – The Accomplice
Carlo Ritchie – Higgins
Jessie Hoeschle – The Sister
Ari Mattes – Riley
Ryan Pemberton – The Guy At The Pizza Place
Luke Cartwright – Alex from Liquor Express

Music: ‘Mr. Bojangles’ by Sammy Davis Jr. ‘View From My Window’ by Hiroshi Yoshimura

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Orkhan Farmanli via Unsplash

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Nov 20 2019

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Rank #14: #1907 The B’s and The D’s

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Names are very useful. They come up a lot. But we mostly can’t choose our last names.

All The Best is proudly sponsored by Bank Australia

Bank Australia believe that who you lend your money to can have a profound impact on society.

Instead of loaning to industries that do harm, like coal, weapons, and gambling, Bank Australia uses their customers’ money in responsible ways.

By practising ‘clean money’, they invest in community renewable energy, plus housing for people with disabilities, and those at risk of homelessness and domestic violence.

Find out more about their Responsible Banking Policy.

It’s Just a Name by Erin Dick

This is a surname that is in the running for most inconvenient surnames of all time.

Supervising Producers: Allison Chan and Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘Slimeheart’ — Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Caledonia’ — Amy Macdonald  

Queen B by Elina Godwin

There are very good reasons why the Queen Bee, is *the Queen*.

Original Sound Design and Composition: Elina Godwin

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Joyce McCown

Music: ‘Killer Bees’ by Demon Days

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Mar 20 2019

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Rank #15: #1912 Funny Business

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If laughter is the best medicine, do we all have access to the same medicine cabinet? Yes, this is a terrible joke. Thankfully, this episode features professionals who genuinely make people laugh.

Hear Me Laugh by Lauren Klein

When Lauren Klein started doing stand up comedy, she couldn’t help but notice the lack of gender parity in comedy rooms.

Lauren goes behind the comedy curtain to find out why there aren’t more women doing stand up comedy.

Supervising Producers: Beth Gibson, Selena Shannon and Bec Fary

Music: ‘My Shining Hour’ by John Coltrane, ‘Curiosity’ by Lee Rosevere, ‘All The Colours in the World’ by Podington Bear, ‘Good Times’ by Podington Bear.

This story was first played in May 2017.

Funny Voices by Sarath Chandra

It’s a really interesting time in Australian comedy. Sarath Chandra speaks with two comedians, Lizzy Hoo and Suren Jayemanne, about being the minority and making the majority laugh.

Supervising Producers: Allison Chan and Olivia Rosenman

Many thanks to Neilesh Verma

Music: “Free lunch” – Isaiah Rashad, “Easily” – Bruno Major, “Long as I Live” – Tony Braxton, “ Whistlin” – Mocky, “4 Moms” – A Tribe Called Quest, “Angles” – Mick Jenkins

This story was first played in June 2018.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Oscar Keys

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Apr 24 2019

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Rank #16: #1921 Oh The Places You’ll Go

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The philosopher, Dr Seuss, wrote: “step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.” Let’s go for a walk. 

There’s no place like home by Darren Low

You often hear stories about life changing experiences causing a radical shift in a person’s view of something. What you once thought you knew completely shattering under the weight of a new experience. You go through a breakup, a loved one gets ill, or in my case, you get tasered in the middle of the night by a wannabe mugger.

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan 

Music: ‘Gatorade’ by Slim Set, ‘Run It Up’ by Elijah Yo, ‘Monster’ by Nicki Minaj

Tales from Andalusia by David Ross

Buried 1989, visited 2016. Two brothers from Melbourne go to Spain to find out where their dead grandfather is buried, but who was this man and why did he die in Spain?

Supervising Producer: Nina Enever

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Tabea Damm

Music: ‘Stars Like Us’ by Xanza, ‘Overthrow’ by VIDA

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Jun 26 2019

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Rank #17: #1905 The Shooting Gallery

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In the inner suburbs of Melbourne, there’s a place known to some as ‘The Shooting Gallery’. This is an honest conversation about drug use. Listener discretion is advised. 

If you would like to speak to someone, you can always call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

Producer: Aoife Cook (3CR, Melbourne)

Supervising Producer: Georgia Moodie

This was just one piece from the CBAA’s 2018 National Features and Documentary Series. This program was made possible with support from the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

All The Best is proudly sponsored by Bank Australia

Bank Australia believe that who you lend your money to can have a profound impact on society.

Instead of loaning to industries that do harm, like coal, weapons, and gambling, Bank Australia uses their customers’ money in responsible ways.

By practising ‘clean money’, they invest in community renewable energy, plus housing for people with disabilities, and those at risk of homelessness and domestic violence.

Find out more about their Responsible Banking Policy.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Samantha Groth

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: DESIGNECOOLOGIST

Music: ‘August (Kyson Remix)’ by Luke Howard

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Mar 06 2019

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Rank #18: #1924 Connecting The Dots

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They say hindsight is 20/20. This week we’re looking back at the past, and joining the dots.

All Our Stories Are Connected – told by Richard Fejo, produced by Johanna Bell

Sometimes, our stories start long before us; that’s certainly the case for Richard Fejo. 

Facebook – www.facebook.com/spunstories

Twitter – @spunstories

Website – spunstories.net

Viagra by Isabella Meagher 

Explaining the birds and the bees to your children is never easy, and forget about trying to describe erectile dysfunction. So in a pinch, lie. What could go wrong?

Instagram: @kovvu

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Jake Melara CC: Unsplash

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Jul 17 2019

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Rank #19: Summer Series #02

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We’re taking a few weeks off while we get ready for new episodes in 2020. So we’ve picked some of our favourite stories to play over the summer.

Mouthfeel by Jared Richards

It was an accident when Jared first used his housemate’s toothbrush. If he’d known how much he liked doing it, he would’ve done it ages ago.

Sound design and original music composition: Pip Leason

Supervising producer: Eugenia Zoubtchenko

Additional thanks to Subbed In, where Jared first read a draft of ‘Mouthfeel’. Jared also co-presents Sleepless in Sydney on FBi Radio.

Music: ‘Femme Fatale’ – The Velvet Underground & Nico (performed by the Vitamin String Quartet), ‘Sunday Morning’ – The Velvet Underground (performed by the Vitamin String Quartet)

A Bird in Hand is Worth Two in the Grave by Patrick Lenton

Stepping up in life meant that Patrick Lenton was on his way to being a grown up. But then a puppy and an uninvited bird confronted his assumptions of adulthood.

Original Music Composition and Sound Design: Suzanne Derry

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan with help from David Rutledge

Dick Psychic by Chloe Gillespie

John Edwards is a psychic medium. Katie Cunningham is a dick psychic. John Edwards speaks to those who have passed. Katie can read dicks.

Producer: Chloe Gillespie

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear.

Illustration by Shani Downing

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

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Dec 18 2019

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Rank #20: #1944 Our House Is On Fire

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Meet the messengers of the climate emergency.

What Democracy Looks Like by Ryan Pemberton

In September, 4 million protesters gathered to demand action on climate change. A few weeks later, Extinction Rebellion staged a global act of civil disobedience. Who are the organisers of the movement? And what impact are the protests having?

Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Supervising producer: Zacha Rosen

Music: ‘Our Digital Compass’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Copley Beat’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Waterbourne’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Saver’ by Podington Bear

Off-Off-Grid by Alice Allen

Some things aren’t easy to broadcast – to your nearest and dearest, or to the general public. Michael Mobbs shares how he became “The Off-Grid Guy”, and why he’s giving up the home that helped him make his name.

Note: Michael Mobbs mentions that 60-80% of food production depends on bees. Around 75% of crops benefit from pollination from bees, but don’t neccessarily depend on it.

Producer: Alice Allen

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Kym Chapple

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Dec 04 2019

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Summer Series #07

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We’ve been taking a break from making new episodes over summer, so we’re rebroadcasting some of our favourite All The Best stories. We’ll be back in two weeks.

Public Defecation Act by Concetta Caristo

Most people like to edit out the most embarrassing parts of their lives. Not Concetta. She wants to tell you exactly what happened when her Mum found her blind drunk in the gutter on Norton St.

Written and performed by Concetta Caristo

Instagram: @concettaworldwide

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: ‘Airliner’ by Podington Bear, ‘The Confrontation’ by Podington Bear

Light at the end of the tunnel by Karishma Tanvi

For years now, Karishma has known something wasn’t right… down there. She can’t get to the bottom of it, and apparently no one else can either. Until one day she’s scrolling through her phone on the bus, and she comes across an article…

Music: ‘Fly on the Wall’ by Joey Pecoraro, ‘Late night tale’ by Steve Baker, ‘Straight outta vagina’ by Pussy Riot and ‘Shiny Thing’ by Ben Parker
Supervising producer: Selena Shannon

Independent Browse Time

Sometimes the most beautiful moments with our loved ones are spent in complete silence.

By Matilda Fay

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan

Music: “This Must Be The Place” by Talking Heads, “There is a Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths, “Heroin” by The Velvet Underground, “She’s My Best Friend” by Lou Reed

Record scratch sound effect: “record_scratch_short.wav” by Halleck via Freesound

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

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Jan 21 2020

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Summer Series #06

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We’ll be back with brand new episodes in February. While you wait, here’s some of our favourites from the All The Best archive.

Swipe Right, Think Twice by Hongnan Guo

Can dating apps help with social anxiety and the search for true love?

Special thanks to Gretchen Miller and Tina Matolov for production guidance and feedback. Additional production support by Allison Chan.

Music: ‘Am-trans’ by Podington Bear, ‘Classic Rose’ by Vibe Mountain, ‘Start as you mean to go on’ by Daniel Birch, ‘Creeper’ by Daniel Birch, ‘Elephants on Parade’ by Podington Bear, ‘The Longshoreman’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Temple’ by Daniel Birch.

George and Lola by Eugenia Zoubtchenko

What’s it like to watch the city change from your living-room window? George and Lola are in their 90’s and still live in one of Melbourne’s oldest buildings – a ramshackle cottage in Melbourne’s CBD. Lola’s lived there for nearly a century, and in that time the house has been a theatre, a tea shop and a historic home on the verge of collapse.

Supervising producer: Bec Fary

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Alex Martinez via Unsplash

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Jan 14 2020

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We’ll be back with new episodes in a few weeks. Until then, here are some stories we really like. Hope you like them too.

A Magical Place by Erin Dick, Maddy Macquine and Lee Robinson

Kevin is used to being the one hidden up the back, not being seen — he’s been a movie projectionist for 40 years. But soon his whole profession will be disappearing for good.

There Once Was a Man by Sepehr Jamshidi Fard

Overhearing the human condition over brunch.

Producer: Sepehr Jamshidi Fard

Supervising producer: Eugenia Zoubtchenko

Music: Gnossiennes by Eric Satie

To Jeffery by Bernadette Nguyen

How do we deal with the death of a pet?

Bernadette talks to her friends and family about the (senior) boy she loves the most – her dog Jeffery.

Producer: Bernadette Nguyen

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: ‘Hawaii’ by Blackbird Blackbird (Niva Remix), ‘I Miss You’ by Ta-ku, ‘Reprise’ by Gold Panda (T Hemingway Remix), ‘Aquarium’ by Nosaj Thing

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Josh Rakower via Unsplash

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Jan 07 2020

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Summer Series #04

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All The Best is taking some time off to rest and recuperate, and to produce new stories for 2020. While we’re away, we’re replaying some of our favourite stories. See you in a few weeks.

Allergies by Danni Stewart

The things you love can also hurt you the most. Same goes for Danni and the food she loves.

Producer: Danni Stewart

Supervising Producer: Erin Dick, with help from Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘Feel’ by Hiroshi Yoshimura, ‘Flamin Hot Cheetos’ by Clairo, ‘Allergies’ by Paul Simon

Austin, Seattle by Sidney Shaw

Frolicking through Tinder for the first time ever has the potential to be:

a) Just as bleak as causing a scene on an airplane
b) A window into discovering how many single men in Melbourne are named ‘Dimitri’
c) The most serendipitous thing to ever happen to you
or d) All of the above.

This is a personal reflection about what can happen when you least expect it.

Producer: Sidney Shaw

Sound design and original composition: Elina Godwin

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston, Atmosphere by Joy Division, Rushin’ Back (Siobhan James Remix) by Xanza, Residual Feelings ft. Consul by VIDA

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

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Dec 31 2019

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Summer Series #03

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We’re busy working on new episodes for 2020 and working on our suntans. Please enjoy these fine selections from the All The Best archive.

Politics by Angela Moran

It’s time to start caring about things. Angela decides to figure out the Australian electoral process, in time for the upcoming Federal Election.

Supervising Producer: Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ – Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, ‘Black Shuck’ – The Darkness, ‘Nighttime Stroll – E’s Jammy Jams‘,  ‘The Truth Is No Words’ – The Music, ‘It’s Up To You (1999 Remaster) – Gene Krupa’, ‘We’ve Got A File On You’ – Blur, ‘Flutter’ – Bonobo, ‘Politics of Love’ – Alex Cameron

Finding Harmony by Nial Hosken and Suzanne Derry

Two people are drawn to the layered sounds and ancient traditions of musical communities that are not their own.

Original music composition and sound design: Suzanne Derry

Supervising Producers: Riley McCullagh and Allison Chan

Additional thanks to Tina Matolov and Lloyd O’Hanlon, who supplied field recordings from Georgia.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

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Dec 24 2019

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Summer Series #02

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We’re taking a few weeks off while we get ready for new episodes in 2020. So we’ve picked some of our favourite stories to play over the summer.

Mouthfeel by Jared Richards

It was an accident when Jared first used his housemate’s toothbrush. If he’d known how much he liked doing it, he would’ve done it ages ago.

Sound design and original music composition: Pip Leason

Supervising producer: Eugenia Zoubtchenko

Additional thanks to Subbed In, where Jared first read a draft of ‘Mouthfeel’. Jared also co-presents Sleepless in Sydney on FBi Radio.

Music: ‘Femme Fatale’ – The Velvet Underground & Nico (performed by the Vitamin String Quartet), ‘Sunday Morning’ – The Velvet Underground (performed by the Vitamin String Quartet)

A Bird in Hand is Worth Two in the Grave by Patrick Lenton

Stepping up in life meant that Patrick Lenton was on his way to being a grown up. But then a puppy and an uninvited bird confronted his assumptions of adulthood.

Original Music Composition and Sound Design: Suzanne Derry

Supervising Producer: Allison Chan with help from David Rutledge

Dick Psychic by Chloe Gillespie

John Edwards is a psychic medium. Katie Cunningham is a dick psychic. John Edwards speaks to those who have passed. Katie can read dicks.

Producer: Chloe Gillespie

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear.

Illustration by Shani Downing

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

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Dec 18 2019

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Summer Series #01

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We’re going on break for a few weeks. So here are some of favourite stories from the All The Best archives.

Chamber Pot Opera by Tegan Nicholls

The Queen Victoria Building bathrooms in Sydney are a throwback to a time when women would powder their wigs, paint their faces and slide a tip into the attendant’s pocket. Throw an opera into the mix and it’s the complete package.

Only this isn’t any opera, and it’s far from Victorian when it comes to the women involved. Tegan Nicholls brings us this one about an opera in a bathroom.

Music: Original performances from the Chamber Pot Opera

Jeff The Turkey by Angela Moran

When you’re in your early 20s and living in a share house, you can find yourself living with a party animal that gobbles. This is a story about friendship, feathers, and most of all, the love between a young man and his turkey.

This story also contains fowl language.

Supervising Producers: Jordan Fennell and Allison Chan

Music: ‘Shooting Stars’ by Bag Raiders, ‘Givin’ Up’ by The Darkness, ‘Rough River’ by Rough River, ‘Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time’ by The Darkness

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

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Dec 11 2019

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#1944 Our House Is On Fire

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Meet the messengers of the climate emergency.

What Democracy Looks Like by Ryan Pemberton

In September, 4 million protesters gathered to demand action on climate change. A few weeks later, Extinction Rebellion staged a global act of civil disobedience. Who are the organisers of the movement? And what impact are the protests having?

Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Supervising producer: Zacha Rosen

Music: ‘Our Digital Compass’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Copley Beat’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Waterbourne’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Saver’ by Podington Bear

Off-Off-Grid by Alice Allen

Some things aren’t easy to broadcast – to your nearest and dearest, or to the general public. Michael Mobbs shares how he became “The Off-Grid Guy”, and why he’s giving up the home that helped him make his name.

Note: Michael Mobbs mentions that 60-80% of food production depends on bees. Around 75% of crops benefit from pollination from bees, but don’t neccessarily depend on it.

Producer: Alice Allen

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Kym Chapple

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Dec 04 2019

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#1943 Woke Up Like This

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This episode is about those first few moments after we wake up. What we do with them can set us up for the rest of the day. That is, when all goes to plan.

That Night in Chippendale by Pat Grant

Pat takes a drunken snooze in the back of his van, and has a rude awakening.

This is a story from the suburb of Chippendale, back in the early 2000’s. If you weren’t there at the time you wouldn’t recognise it. The CUB brewery was still churning out Carlton Draught and Resch’s Pilsner. It made the whole neighbourhood smell like weetbix and cast a shadow of late-industrial despair over the place.

Storyteller: Pat Grant

This story was originally read at Read to Me, a comics reading night in Sydney. Find out more on their Facebook.

Morning Person by Monisha Rudhran

What makes someone a morning person? Aren’t we all people in the morning anyway?

From Miracle Mornings and meditation, to Minecraft and makeup: we get ready with three strangers, each following a very different routine, and explore everything that happens before you see someone sit down at their desk.

Producer: Monisha Rudhran

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: Key by C418, Minecraft by C418, Subwoofer Lullaby by C418, The Dustbin by Blue Dot Sessions

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Heather Ford via Unsplash

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Nov 27 2019

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#1942 Patricia – Part II

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This is part two. Find part one here.

Patricia by Luke Cartwright

Sometimes fate brings the right people together, in the right place, at the right time. And then there’s the near-misses. What happens when the stars don’t align?

A scripted drama based on a collection of bugged phone calls – Patricia is the story of two people meeting at a tragically inopportune time, told through overheard phone conversations.

Writer and director: Luke Cartwright

Producer and sound designer: Ryan Pemberton

Cast:

Nic English – Redacted Male
Kate Coates – Redacted Female
Lauren Clair – The Accomplice
Carlo Ritchie – Higgins
Jessie Hoeschle – The Sister
Ari Mattes – Riley
Ryan Pemberton – The Guy At The Pizza Place
Luke Cartwright – Alex from Liquor Express

Music: ‘Mr. Bojangles’ by Sammy Davis Jr. ‘View From My Window’ by Hiroshi Yoshimura

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Orkhan Farmanli via Unsplash

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Nov 20 2019

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#1942 Patricia – Part I

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This is part one. Find part two here.

Patricia by Luke Cartwright

Sometimes fate brings the right people together, in the right place, at the right time. And then there’s the near-misses. What happens when the stars don’t align?

A scripted drama based on a collection of bugged phone calls – Patricia is the story of two people meeting at a tragically inopportune time, told through overheard phone conversations.

Writer and director: Luke Cartwright

Producer and sound designer: Ryan Pemberton

Cast:

Nic English – Redacted Male
Kate Coates – Redacted Female
Lauren Clair – The Accomplice
Carlo Ritchie – Higgins
Jessie Hoeschle – The Sister
Ari Mattes – Riley
Ryan Pemberton – The Guy At The Pizza Place
Luke Cartwright – Alex from Liquor Express

Music: ‘Mr. Bojangles’ by Sammy Davis Jr. ‘View From My Window’ by Hiroshi Yoshimura

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Orkhan Farmanli via Unsplash

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Nov 20 2019

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#1941 Pleasure And Pain

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One person’s idea of a good time is another person’s idea of torture. Some enjoy waiting in line at the airport, some like to be covered from head to toe in clothes pegs by a woman in a g-string and corset. Whatever floats your boat, right?

Meditation, Masochism and Mental Health by Lakshmi Krishnan

Are dominatrixes kink doctors? And can there really be pleasure in pain? There is a deeper side to kinky bedroom activities, and it may even be good for your mental health.

Producer: Lakshmi Krishnan

Supervising producers: Ryan Pemberton and Jordan Fennell

Social media image via Sophie Dituri on Flickr

Music: ‘Neon Drip’ by Radiopink, ‘Stipple’ by Marisala, ‘Burrow Burrow’ by Little Rock, ‘Golden Vice’ by VIDA, ‘Paradigm’ by Walter Saint, ‘Emersed’ by ISY ISY.

Surviving The Dungeon by Leah Potter

Leah Potter has recently returned to her home town of Darwin and has already made waves in the community with thanks to her weekly soup kitchen. Her aim in life these days is to help reduce humiliation for people but before this, Leah found herself in a bondage dungeon.

This story was first told at SPUN, a live storytelling night presented by StoryProjects in the Northern Territory.

You can subscribe to the SPUN Stories podcast, and find out more about the SPUN storytelling project by visiting spunstories.net. You can also look for Spun Stories on Facebook and Twitter.

Content Warning: This story contains references to domestic violence. If you’re in need of assistance, please call the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800 737 732.

Storyteller: Leah Potter

Producer: Tamara Howie

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: fran hogan via Unsplash

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Nov 13 2019

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#1940 Filling in the Blanks

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True stories rarely end with everything tied up in a neat little package. These are stories of people trying to fix their own personal plot holes.

No Relation by Lisa Parr

Lisa tries to fill the empty spaces in her father’s history, but finds more empty spaces.

Writer: Lisa Parr

Performers: Lisa Parr and Carlo Ritchie

Production and sound design: Ryan Pemberton

Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound

A Voice in the Dark by Rhys Blinco

With his brother on a flight to America, Rhys has the house to himself. It’s all fun and games until the sun sets, and he hears a familiar voice outside his window…

Producer: Rhys Blinco

Sound design: Ryan Pemberton

Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound

There Once Was a Man by Sepehr Jamshidi Fard

Overhearing the human condition over brunch.

Producer: Sepehr Jamshidi Fard

Supervising producer: Eugenia Zoubtchenko

Music: Gnossiennes by Eric Satie

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Annais Gallos

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: kbetart via Flickr

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Nov 06 2019

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#1939 We Need To Talk

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There’s an elephant in the room. It’s lonely and terrified of the knowledge that one day it will die. Let’s talk about it.

Death Over Coffee

Producer: Elsa Silberstein

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: ‘Into My Arms’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, ‘Just Do It ‘by Paul Mottram

Human Kneads

Moana’s disability prevents him from getting out of the house as much as he used to. But he’s finding new ways to reach out and connect. He wasn’t expecting sourdough to be a part of that.

Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Supervising producers: Allison Chan and Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘Lamprey’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Halflight’ by Podington Bear, ‘Respite’ by Blue Dot Sessions

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

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Oct 30 2019

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#1938 Sea Change

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For many of us, travelling is the way we unhook ourselves from our routine, when we feel like we need a break, or a fresh perspective. Usually, it’s just for a few weeks.

This week we have two stories of people leaving their old life behind for good. One of them by choice, the other out of neccessity.

Taiko Drumming by Dan Semo

When Dan arrived on the remote Japanese island of Sato to learn traditional folk drumming, he wasn’t expecting to meet someone else from Melbourne.

Producer: Dan Semo

Superving producer: Jordan Fennell

Social media image via John Bryant (cosimoilvecchio on flickr)

From Porsches to Poverty by Talisse Desiderio

Russell’s struggles with mental health lead him from a career as a high-flying executive, to living rough on the streets of Sydney.

Producer: Talisse Desiderio

Supervising prouducer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: ‘Camelblues’ by Mndsgn, ‘Sous Le Ciel De Paris’ by Edith Piaf, ‘Break apart’ by Bonobo, ‘Depths of Eternity’ by William Roud

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Joshua Earle via Unsplash

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Oct 23 2019

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#1937 People Readers

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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 of the people closest to them.

Dick Psychic by Chloe Gillespie

John Edwards is a psychic medium. Katie Cunningham is a dick psychic. John Edwards speaks to those who have passed. Katie can read dicks.

Producer: Chloe Gillespie

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear.

Illustration by Shani Downing

Howdie Doo by Papa Grumbus

Upon starting an observational experiment as a strange New Years resolution, PapaGrumbus discovers how absurd their interactions are with those closest to them, and how little they actually know about the world surrounding them.

Producer: Papa Grumbus

Recordist: Zacha Rosen

This story was originally read at Read to Me, a comics reading night in Sydney. Find out more on their Facebook.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Christopher Harris via Unsplash

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Oct 16 2019

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#1936 Things I Cannot Change

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This week, stories about the ways we deal with loss. Whether it’s the sudden loss of your hair, or the death of your beloved pet dog.

To Jeffery by Bernadette Nguyen

How do we deal with the death of a pet?

Bernadette talks to her friends and family about the (senior) boy she loves the most – her dog Jeffery.

Producer: Bernadette Nguyen

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: ‘Hawaii’ by Blackbird Blackbird (Niva Remix), ‘I Miss You’ by Ta-ku, ‘Reprise’ by Gold Panda (T Hemingway Remix), ‘Aquarium’ by Nosaj Thing

My Alopecia Journey by Catherine Grant

You’re heading for a career in front of the camera. How do you cope when your hair suddenly starts falling out?

Catherine shares her experience as an actor and model with Alopecia Areata.

Producer: Catherine Grant

Supervising producers: Eugenia Zoubtchenko and Ryan Pemberton

Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Annais Gallo

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Christopher Harris via Unsplash

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Oct 09 2019

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#1935 Meet Cute

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These days a lot of people are finding love on dating apps. They don’t often find it down the end of a two-way radio, while on a road trip around the country.

In this episode, stories of people finding love where they least expect it.

Austin, Seattle by Sidney Shaw

Frolicking through Tinder for the first time ever has the potential to be:

a) Just as bleak as causing a scene on an airplane
b) A window into discovering how many single men in Melbourne are named ‘Dimitri’
c) The most serendipitous thing to ever happen to you
or d) All of the above.

This is a personal reflection about what can happen when you least expect it.

Producer: Sidney Shaw

Sound design and original composition: Elina Godwin

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston, Atmosphere by Joy Division, Rushin’ Back (Siobhan James Remix) by Xanza, Residual Feelings ft. Consul by VIDA

Long Drive to Love by Weed and Nic

Weed was working on the roads in Alice Springs when he first head Nic’s voice down the line of the 2-way radio.

Nic took the long way around to find love, literally — driving halfway round the country to meet Weed.

They crossed paths at the perfect time.

Their story was first told in 2016 at SPUN, a live storytelling night presented by StoryProjects in the Northern Territory.

You can subscribe to the SPUN Stories podcast, and find out more about the SPUN storytelling project by visiting spunstories.net. You can also look for Spun Stories on Facebook and Twitter

Storytellers: Weed and Nic

Producer: Tamara Howie

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Ryan Pemberton

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Azrul Aziz via Unsplash

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Oct 02 2019

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#1934 Runs in the Family

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It’s often not until we look back as adults that we recognise the passions we’ve inherited from our parents.

This week, Gina traces her lifelong love of cars back to the father she lost as a child, and Renee tries her best to nurture the creativity in her own children.

GTY409 by Allison Chan

‘The traffic’ is a common complaint about driving in Sydney. Gina has no problem with sitting in traffic. She actually likes it. And it’s not because she’s texting.

Produced by Allison Chan

Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton

Music: ‘Moonglow’ by Podington Bear, ‘Arcade Dreams’ by The Midnight, ‘Moodswing’ by Podington Bear, ‘Boop’ by Podington Bear, ‘The Suburbs’ by Arcade Fire

Fill My Cup by Renee Imbeesi

Suddenly the world looks very different when you become a mother. There’s so much to explore with
your children and so much you want to show them – but at what cost?

Produced by Renee Imbesi

Supervising producer: Jordan Fennell

Thanks for the support from Sarah L’Estrange, Alex Price, Museums Victoria, Anoop Nair and Sam Loy.

This story includes excerpts from The museum, written by Susan Verde with art by Peter H.
Reynolds.

Tiddalik is an Indigenous creation story found in many parts of Australia. The version in this
story belongs to the Gunnai Kurnai people of Gippsland.

Music: ‘Physical’ by Olivia Newton John, ‘What about me’ by Moving Pictures, ‘Back to the Future’ by The Outatime Orchestra

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Annais Gallo

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Kat Grigg via Flickr

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Sep 25 2019

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#1933 Doing It My Way

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Taking what’s broken about your favourite TV show and fixing it. Redefining self-care in a way that works for you. This week, stories of people doing things their own way.

Am I Doing This Right? Cracking the Self-Care Code by Jessica Lees

With the help of her friends, Jess takes the neatly packaged concept of ‘self-care’ being sold by the mainstream media, rips it open and turns it upside down to find out if facemasks and bubble baths are all they’re cracked up to be.

Image Credit: Ali Ballard

Produced by Jessica Lees

Supervising producer: Lindsey Green

Music: ‘Once Again’ by Petit Biscuit, ‘Lucy’s Song’ by Ryan Little, ‘Lovesick Instrumental’ by Mura Masa, ‘Dreams’ by Joakim Darud, ‘Fog’ by DIZARO

A Different Kind of Map by Josie Steele

Stefano loves maps. He uses them to know where he is and to feel comfortable in the world. But right now he’s making a different kind of map.

Produced by Josie Steele as part of a Transom Travelling Workshop at the Podcast Garage.

Music: ‘Steadfast’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Are We Loose Yet’ by Blue Dot Sessions

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Annais Gallo

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Simon Migaj via Unsplash

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Sep 18 2019

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#1539?

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#1539 won’t download, won’t play…must get my fix.

The Best of All

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All the Best has a beautiful storytelling narrative that gives insight into real people’s stories and lives.