Sydney Poetry Slam Championship Spotlight
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by FBi Radio
22h ago
This week we’re taking you back to a special event that took place in October 2023 - the Sydney Poetry Slam Championships. A content warning, the stories include references to struggling with mental health, self harm and suicidal ideation.  These poems are written and performed by: Sarah Lock, Anastasia, Andrew Cox, Sabine, Danielle, E3, Maddy Godfrey, Ifeoma and Sonia.  The recordist was Stewart Geddes. A big thanks to the Word Travels team for making this episode possible. You can find out more about Word Travels at: www.wordtravels.info   All The Best Credits Executive Produc ..read more
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Back to School
All The Best
by FBi Radio
1w ago
As we settle into the new year, whether it’s back to the office or the classroom, we’re bringing you some stories from the All The Best Archives. A heads up, this episode contains some swears.  The Eyebrow Incident by Alyssa Bermudez The popular girls, increased body hair and mortal embarrassment — these are the necessary elements for a preteen drama.   Sound Recordist: Michael Brydon This story was recorded at Read To Me Hobart, which was organised by Joshua Santospirito. Read To Me is a live visual storytelling event and you can check out their Facebook page @readtomeread ..read more
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Grandmotherland
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by FBi Radio
2w ago
This week, we’re bringing you a piece that explores Chilean diasporic constellations between grandmother, mother and grandchild.  ‘Grandmotherland’ follows Jasmine’s journey to her grandmother's homeland and her exploration of ‘diasporic dysphoria’ or an indefinable sense of dislocation from cultural heritage. Grandmotherland ‘Grandmotherland’ is an exploration into music and it’s influence on memory and cultural belonging. For Jasmine, Chile is her maternal homeland—the country where her mum and her mum’s family were born—though it has always felt impossible to claim. Since immigrating t ..read more
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SPUN Special: A Mother's Love
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by FBi Radio
1M ago
This week we’re bringing you some yarns from SPUN stories, an event held in the northern territory in front of a live audience. These stories are all about mothers. A Mother's Love First, Eileen, a Rembarrnga Ngalakan woman from Central Arnhem Land, shares her experience of being stolen from her mother as a child of the stolen generations. Written & Performed by Dr Eileen Cummings. Seeing My Mum... Then, Donelle, an Aboriginal Education Worker, tells stories of her mother - from a few moments of mischief to the many moments of strength. Written & Performed by Donelle Dingo. All Th ..read more
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Hope Loss Resilience - 'Fire'
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by FBi Radio
1M ago
There’s no one universal story of COVID times. As much as it was a global pandemic, it was also a local story. For the town of Bega, the impacts of Covid on a local scale were intertwined with the devastation of bushfires. This story comes from an episode of ‘Hope Loss Resilience’ a podcast series produced by local audiomaker Craig Garrett as part of the Bega Valley Shire Library’s Talking Together oral histories project. Listen to further episodes: Hope Loss Resilience Podcast Craig's collaborated with organisations including the Migration Museum and Speaking Volumes (UK); the CBAA (Community ..read more
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Guess Hoo
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by FBi Radio
1M ago
This week, connecting to the natural world through birds. This episode explores ideas of how we can be more mindful of our surroundings, that there is beauty in the Natural world everywhere you look. It also encourages us to take action in protecting the landscapes we love in order for the natural world to thrive. Birdsong First we hear a beautiful soundscape featuring birdsong. Produced by Sebastien Fijac. Guess Hoo Powerful Owls are the ghost birds of the Sydney cityscape — you’d be lucky to spot one without help. And even then, the bird-watching community likes to keep Powerful Owl location ..read more
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Amongst the Sheep - International Black Snapper Audio Competition Feature
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by FBi Radio
1M ago
This week we’re playing two more stories from the Black Snapper International Audio Competition.  First up, a college email catastrophe...   The Bello Tolls for Thee On 9th October 2014, students at University College, London, received an email from their provost via the all-students list.  It consisted of a single word: “bello!”. Soon students discovered that everyone was able to reply all to the initial email, and have their message sent to UCL’s 40,000 strong student body. Unsurprisingly, chaos ensued. Produced by Nadia Mehdi.   Amongst the Sheep What does it mean to be ..read more
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Safe House - Queerstories Special
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by FBi Radio
2M ago
This week we’re bringing you two stories from our regular partner Queerstories. Safe House by Patrick Abboud First up after a wild night of partying among fellow closeted friends, Patrick nearly loses the safe haven he has carefully created.  A warning that this story includes some swearing. Slut by Steven Oliver A heads up that this story contains swears, references to drug use and sex. Steven has so many slutty stories to tell – but somehow he whittles it down to three… All The Best Credits Production Manager: Phoebe Adler-Ryan Editorial Manager: Mell Chun Host: Madhuraa Prakash See omn ..read more
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New Years Whispers
All The Best
by FBi Radio
2M ago
On December 14th, All the Best set up an audio storytelling installation at the Powerhouse Museum’s after-hours event ‘Powerhouse Late’.  We invited attendees to take the mic and share the things they’ll never forget from 2023, and their hopes and aspirations for 2024. First up, Nat shares how a medical diagnosis that left them feeling a bit lost, led to the discovery of a new passion. Then, Elise shares the rollercoaster series of events that unfolded on her holiday. Turning to 2024, Marie shares her dream travel plans for a special birthday.  Also looking to the new year, Trey and ..read more
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Platform: Story Factory
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by FBi Radio
2M ago
Story Factory is a not-for-profit creative writing center that engages hundreds of young people in under-resourced communities across Sydney and NSW every year.  They are a champion for young writers and as a program that values emerging audio creators, we are so excited about this partnership!  In this episode, you’ll hear an eclectic mix of prose and poetry - from love-song mashups to tender reflections on personal identity. From tales of the sparkling vista of Rio de Janeiro, to the buzzing LED-lights of nightclub bathrooms. The readings took place at Story Factory Parramatta in O ..read more
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