Near miss day/ #YOLODAY – March 23

The world is a fragile place.

We know this because of things like climate change, war, politics and the internet.

But did you know that at any second the Earth could be destroyed by a rock from space?

WHAT YOU DIDN’T!?!

Then you’d better get your #YOLO Action Plans ready!

I think A Story For A Day should be apart of your #YOLO Action Plan. Give this a listen and then you’ll be a little more comfortable with the potential of the world ending in a matter of seconds.

Music for this episode was supplied by (in order of appearance)
Maxine Kauter Band
DOS4WG
Emma Davis

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National frozen food day – March 13

Frozen food. What can I say? It’s a great thing.

Captain Birds Eye (aka Clarence Birdseye) redefined the way which we access, produce and even consume food when he created frozen food.

Today I thought we’d combine two stories to create one super story. You’ll get a little dose of US politics (YES!!) and a little food industry history (yum!!).

Whether or not you eat frozen food I can guarantee¬†that you’ll enjoy this story.

Produced and Written by Keegan Thomson

Music by Jahzzar, Big Scary, Wolfwolf

International mother language day – February 21

In 2014 there are a range of ways we show our opinions.

You can craft an aggressive tweet, share a link on facebook, sign a petition on change.org (or even sign the petition for the White House to send Justin Bieber back to Canada), or simply go down to your university campus and hand out pamphlets. ¬†But what happens if more than half of these options aren’t available to you? How do you then get your voice heard?

In the 1950s you didn’t have facebook, twitter, or online petitions. Protest was shown through direct action and demonstration.

Protest is all good and well minded, particularly if its peaceful, but what happens if you can’t even protest. Suddenly you find yourself voiceless.

The story of International Mother Language Day came about because of population of voiceless people, and their fight to gain a voice.

Produced and Written by Keegan Thomson

Music by The Womb, szdl, Red Berry Plumb