All The Best Summer Series
Aired on SYN 90.7 and FBi Radio
Features Executive Producer and Host: Tess Lawley
Supervising Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Michael Brydon
Individuals stories by a plethora of under 26 producers
In late 2013, the wonderful Jess O’Callaghan and I hatched a plan to produce four full episodes of All The Best, entirely in Melbourne to be played on SYN 90.7’s Summer Series. This meant all contributors had to be under 26 and I was to step up to a features Executive Producer role which involved commissioning, collecting and giving feedback on all pieces aired in the four episodes, hosting and editing together to program and making a few pieces of my own.
This was an incredible learning experience. It taught me my limits, particularly when I started working 30 hours a week in a new job and no longer had endless hours to spend on ATB. And, it strengthened my people and content management skills, reminding me that this sort of facilitation of creative work is what I’m really passionate about.
Alongside the management side, it was an opportunity to be in the studio, on my computer late at night and out on the street with my zoom recorder, collecting stories and producing the program.
So please, have a listen and enjoy the first ever series of episodes made by an All The Best Collective beyond Sydney! Our themes were…
Prime (feat. Voiceworks) – a collaboration with our favourite youth literary mag
Adaptation – stories of humans adapting to climate change
The Most Important Thing – …that you never learnt in school
Bravery – stories of those we admire for their guts*
*Taking on the challenges of these episodes is probably the bravest thing I’ve ever done and luckily it didn’t fail, in fact, it’s led to more ATB content than ever being produced in Melbourne with big plans for 2014!