Featuring stories written and read by Pip Smith, Rachel Ang, Sophia Melika, Victoria Manifold, Zacha Rosen, Pat Grant, and Caramel Sauce Mel.
Links missing in your podcast app? Visit http://fbiradio.com/oritdidnthappen#loversRED CRAB — PIP SMITH
Pip Smith’s latest book is Half Wild. Find more of her work at pipsmith.net Red Crab came out of the sidelines of writing a book about the more serious side of things on Christmas Island.
It was read at Cuplet, a regular poetry night in Newcastle. Their next event is on July 11th. Follow them on Facebook for more details.GHOST GIRLFRIEND — RACHEL ANG
Rachel Ang is a comics artist from Melbourne, and co-editor of the excellent Comic Sans anthology. Ghost Girlfriend was originally published in parts, as an instagram comic: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.
The radio version ran slightly ahead of the drawn version, follow Rachel on Instagram for the rest.
More of Rachel’s work is at drawbyfour.com
Ghost Girlfriend was recorded by Bec Fary, whose Sleeptalker is very much worth checking out. Thanks also to Jordan Fennell.
Songs from Ghost Girlfriend:
Sola Gratia — SQÜRL (Only Lovers Left Alive soundtrack)
Shrine and Dash — Michael Giacchino (Coco soundtrack)FISHBOY — SOPHIA MELIKA
Sophia Melika is a storyboard artist, illustrator, animator, and a formidable weeder out of the weak. Find more of her work at sophiamelika.com and on Instagram.
Fishboy was originally read at Read to Me, a comics reading night in Sydney. The next Read to Me is on July 2nd. Details on Facebook.SPINE — VICTORIA MANIFOLD
Victoria Manifold is a Sydney-based author of many things, and you can follow her work via Instagram. Spine was originally published in her zine collection of short stories Tired Bodies.
Songs from Spine:
In the Cold, Cold Night — The White Stripes12 PARTIES WITHOUT YOU — ZACHA ROSEN; READ BY PAT GRANT
12 Parties Without You was read by Pat Grant, a writer and cartoonist. His latest book is The Grot, in collaboration with Fionn McCabe, which you can browse, read online, or buy here.
Music in this story was by David Goldschmidt. It was written by Zacha Rosen.
12 Parties was originally recorded by Jess O’Callahan, and read by Bethany Atkinson Quinton for All the Best. Her reading is also unbelievably good. You can listen to it here. Thanks also to Heidi Pett.WAITING FOR LOVE — CARAMEL SAUCE MEL
Caramel Sauce Mel is a Sydney-based artist with no small hand in one of the local spoken word scenes. Find more via Instagram or, often, at Word in Hand events.
Episode art by Rachel Ang. Show art by Annie Hamilton.