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All The Best is for new Australian storytelling. Hear from a Melbourne-based cannibal, how the Australian Wallabies used theatre workshops to improve their game, anxiety attacks in a Tantric sex class, and what the shopping centre Santa Claus is really thinking, all on All The Best.


We're a weekly radio show and podcast produced at FBi Radio in Sydney in association with SYN and Triple R in Melbourne, and broadcast nationally via the Community Radio Network. We’ve been telling stories in a variety of forms since 2011, picking a theme each week and using short form documentary, personal narrative, interviews, and spoken word to bring you the best from across Australia.

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All The Best is for new Australian storytelling. Hear from a Melbourne-based cannibal, how the Australian Wallabies used theatre workshops to improve their game, anxiety attacks in a Tantric sex class, and what the shopping centre Santa Claus is really thinking, all on All The Best.


We're a weekly radio show and podcast produced at FBi Radio in Sydney in association with SYN and Triple R in Melbourne, and broadcast nationally via the Community Radio Network. We’ve been telling stories in a variety of forms since 2011, picking a theme each week and using short form documentary, personal narrative, interviews, and spoken word to bring you the best from across Australia.

    #482 Chinatown

    #482 Chinatown

    Australia has two of the oldest Chinatowns in the world. Due to COVID-19, the once busy streets have now become quiet, awaiting their revival. This week we have two stories about the past and present of Chinatowns in Sydney and Melbourne.

    Time Machine by Wing Kuang 

    Two years ago, Wing flew to Sydney from Melbourne with the purpose of seeking an untold history of Sydney Chinatown, and she found the answer from a wooden board inside a church in Haymarket.

    Producer: Wing Kuang

    Supervising Producer: Mell Chun

    Music: Piano Moment by ZakharValaha

    Night Market by Yiwen Wang 

    In Melbourne's Chinatown, a night market is regularly held for people to hunt for street food. What makes people in love with the night market atmosphere? Yiwen goes for a look.

    That story was produced by audio journalism student Yiwen Wang as part of All The Bests 2021 collaboration with the University of Melbourne and the Science Gallery.

    Producer: Yiwen Wang

    Supervising Producer: Mell Chun

    Music by Bluedot Sessions

    All The Best credits

    Production Manager: Danni Stewart

    Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

    Host: Helenna Barone-Peters

    Episode Mix and Compile: Danni Stewart

    Social Media Producers:  Emma Pham

    Community and Events Coordinator: Lidiya Josifova

    SYN Mentee Producer: Wing Kuang

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    #481 Boundless

    #481 Boundless

    This week, we’re excited to be bringing you a collection of stories, poems and songs performed live at Boundless Festival of Indigenous and Culturally Diverse writers. 

    Boundless is presented by Writing NSW and Bankstown Arts Centre and is made possible with the support of Create NSW, the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the Australia Council for the Arts. For more information about Boundless Festival, you can click here.

    In this episode we're sharing sharing three beautiful performances from the Boundless Program. The first two come from 'When Breath Meets Air,' a performance event curated by Tina Huang which aims to showcase the power of the spoken word and to highlight why– as Eileen Myles writes, we should “believe in sound.” Why we should believe in the tiniest shakings, in the smells dispersing, in the tingling moments between breath and between air.

    First we hear from Gomeroi poet, essayist and law academic Alison Whittaker. You can find Alison on Twitter @AJ_Whittaker.

    Next we hear from human rights activist, poet and writer Sara Saleh. Sara is the daughter of migrants from Palestine, Egypt and Lebanon and is currently living on Gadigal Land. Her work has been published in English and Arabic in various national and international outlets and anthologies. Sara was the first poet to win the Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, she is currently developing her first novel. You can find her @SaraSalehOz on Twitter and @instasaraade on Instagram. 

    To close our episode, we have a poem performed by Nicole Smede as part of 'Empty City, Lonely Girl,' also curated by Tina Huang this performance event featured stories of loneliness and connection. Nicole is a multi-disciplinary artist of Worimi and European descent and uses language, song and poetry as a form of connection. Her voice can be heard on award-winning film scores, and poetry in visual and sound works, and publications including Guwayu: for all times, and 20x20x12 Sensing Place. You can find her @nicolesmede on Twitter and @nicole.smede on Instagram. 

    All The Best credits

    Production Manager: Danni Stewart

    Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

    Host: Helenna Barone-Peters 

    Episode Mix and Compile: Danni Stewart

    Social Media Producers:  Emma Pham 

    Community and Events Coordinator: Lidiya Josifova 

    SYN Mentee Producer: Wing Kuang 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    #480 Flowering Giants

    #480 Flowering Giants

    This week, we have a story about the passion of people who are dedicated to saving some tall and beautiful trees. It's also FBi Radio's Radiothon so you'll hear some of our team talk about their passion for community radio. 

    Flowering Giant by Evan Wallace

    Did you know that the world’s tallest flowering trees can be found just an hour outside of Melbourne? Evan wasn’t familiar with them either, but thanks to a successful match on Hinge and a need for relief in lockdown, these threatened trees now shape his sense of home.

    Producer: Evan Wallace

    Supervising Producer: Sarah Mashman

    Music by Corey Walker

    ~ FBi's Radiothon ~

    As a community radio station, FBI relies on listener support and an incredible team of volunteers to make what we do possible. This week, we’re reaching out to all our listeners who are interested in supporting financially. You can sign up to be a supporter at fbiradio.com/support.

    As an FBi Radio Supporter you’ll be eligible to win giveaways like vinyl, movie tickets, gigs and more every single week. Plus if you sign up by November 19th you’ll go in the draw to win one of our 5 Radiothon major prizes which include a years worth of beer from Young Henrys and a year of coffee from Single O.

    All The Best credits:

    Production Manager: Danni Stewart

    Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

    Host: Helenna Barone-Peters 

    Episode Mix and Compile: Danni Stewart

    Social Media Producers: Emma Pham 

    Community and Events Coordinator: Lidiya Josifova 

    SYN Mentee Producer: Wing Kuang

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    #479 Light At The End Of The Tunnel

    #479 Light At The End Of The Tunnel

    Emerging from lockdown, do you feel like you're returning back to the old ordinary life, or like you're entering a new world? This week's stories are about finding meaning in darkness and seeking joy in things around us.

    Exploration of Darkness by Cristina Marras

    There is no generic description that captures the essence of darkness. In this story, Cristina talks to some friends about how they think of darkness. 

    You can find more of Cristina's work here.

    Music by Epidemic Sound

    Preston Market by Zoltan Fecso

    When there's not a lot you can do for fun in lockdown, even a simple trip to a local market can be full of excitement. In this story, Zoltan records his shopping trip and creates a time capsule of lockdown life.

    Recording, music, narration & production by Zoltan Fecso

    Image Credit: Bryce Padovan

    All The Best credits:

    Production Manager: Danni Stewart

    Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

    Host: Helenna Barone-Peters 

    Episode Mix and Compile: Danni Stewart

    Social Media Producers:  Emma Pham 

    Community and Events Coordinator: Lidiya Josifova 

    SYN Mentee Producer: Wing Kuang 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    #478 Animal Sounds

    #478 Animal Sounds

    This week we have stories about animal sounds and interactions with nature, for better or worse!

    • 34 min
    #477 Spooky

    #477 Spooky

    Plastic tombstones, spooky skeletons and jack-o’-lanterns are popping up in front yards, the closer we tick towards October 31st. Halloween is soon approaching and this week on All The Best, we’re celebrating the coming of the Spooky Season.

    The Barn Yip by Scott Haller

    A wandering man seeks shelter in an old empty barn but finds it’s not quite as empty as he’d like.

    Written and read by Scott Haller.

    Producer: Mell Chun

    You can find more of Scott’s work here.

    Sound effects: Freesound.com

     

    Witch Please by Connie Khoo

    Growing up Connie loved watching Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Charmed and Bewitched. After her interest in Witches was recently reignited by WitchTok (Witch TikTok) Connie set out to understand more and discovered that Witchcraft is actually nothing like what we see in Movies and on TV.

    Producer: Connie Khoo

    Supervising Producer: Ollie Krusec

     

    All The Best credits:

    Production Manager: Danni Stewart

    Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

    Episode Mix and Compile: Ollie Krusec

    Host: Danni Stewart

    Social Media Producers: Emma Pham 

    Community and Events Coordinator: Lidiya Josifova 

    SYN Mentee Producer: Wing Kuang 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min

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