Credits

They say it takes a village.  We have truly experienced that to its full effect in the making of this podcast.

As newcomers, with (almost literally) absolutely no idea of what we were getting ourselves into, we just could. not. have. done this without the generous support of a large number of friends and supporters.  Allow us to introduce them, in order of appearance, not value!

Sound has been mixed by the tuneful and sharp-eared David Gaylard.  Dave has also been our go-to man for all things tech, music licensing, and general production guidance, from day one.  You’ve been our encyclopaedia and have helped take the episodes to another level – thank you.  

This podcast has been supported by the generous sponsorship of Multicultural Australia (formerly Multicultural Development Australia), which has helped to cover the costs of hosting In My Country for the upcoming year. Multicultural Australia has been welcoming people seeking asylum, refugees and other new arrivals to Queensland for 22 years, with the goal of creating a fairer, more prosperous society for all Queenslanders. They are committed to raising the voice of the majority of Queenslanders who recognise the contributions of refugees and people seeking asylum and want to see the community unite to help welcome and support them.  Multicultural Australia wants Australia to know more about the lives, stories and experiences of refugees and people seeking asylum.  They hope that listeners can learn from their incredible experiences and insights and celebrate the contributions they make to our communities.

All our music is from Free Music Archive (apart from Tenzin’s episode).  The full list of music credits is below.

The beautiful photos (the high res ones that aren’t from our iPhones!) that you’ll find on our website and social media are thanks to photography by Rhiannon Whitaker Photography.  We love her natural style and attention to simple, genuine moments that speak to a person’s character.

Many people gave us their ears and time to listen and give advice or critical feedback as we learned how to edit, narrate, and compile interviews into story arcs that flowed.  In particular, our huge heartfelt thanks to Pia’s dear friend Rachel Day for listening to every episode and sharing her editing and publishing knowledge.  Pia’s mum, Catherine Perversi was our other well of honest, constructive feedback.  Thanks also to Brent Walters, Carly Dew, Erin Lightfoot, Tang Oudomvilay and Andrew Curnock; and to Georgina Savage from Silent Waves podcast who shared tips and tricks from her own experience.  

Graphic design is by Mo Zaidan (moezaidan88@gmail.com).  Mo’s style, enthusiasm, adaptability and speed are a gift!

A team of lawyers gave us defamation law advice, pro-bono.  Based on their guidance, we removed some details and names to minimise risk to our guests, and to us as hosts, of legal action from anyone with deep pockets in the places we talked about.  Thank you so much to Stephen Keim SC, Hannah Lalo The Great and her trusty sidekick Nikos Keim, Reimen Hii, Duncan Marckwald and Michael Woodford.

We know that our current government has in some instances revoked the permanent residency of refugees in Australia and deported them back to their country of origin, over minor details like an inconsistent date in their refugee claim.  This becomes really tricky when you are translating from a language that uses a different alphabet, or a different calendar.  Brenda Moore helped each guest complete FOI requests for their refugee claim documents and cross check these with all details in the podcast to make sure they weren’t at risk in telling their stories. Brenda, we couldn’t have aired any of this without you.

We muddled through trying to record in places as wildly inappropriate as a loud restaurant (rookies!  completely useless audio) and as mediocre as the kitchen with the buzzing fridge turned off, before Paul Bonetti offered us use of his amazing, self-built recording studio.  What a dream!  Thank you.

Dr Apparna Hebbani and Mairead MacKinnon from the University of Queensland’s School of Communication and Arts; and Syrian activist and PhD candidate, Rifaie Tammas, were our critical friends when we needed to check ourselves and our ethics.

Our website was built by Adam, and Gerard Rutten generously stepped in at the last minute to help make it shine. Thanks Ged! Adam’s stylish marido, Camilo Murcia, also provided design advice along the way.  

Writing, production, and editing is by Adam Wood and Pia Perversi-Burchall; sound design is by Pia.

And of course, to the tellers of their stories – Faisa, Marcela, Liliana, Alyas, Tenzin and Iago.  You shared your stories with us early, and you shared deeply.  Without them, we never would have had the motivation to learn all the things we didn’t expect to have to learn to make this thing.  We hope we’ve done your stories justice.

…as we said, a village.  Most of this was offered completely free.  Thank you all, so much.


Music Credits

Aint No Thing, by BOPD
Released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
This is our theme song.  

Waterbeat, by DJ Lengua
Released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
We’ve looped the intro of this track and layered it under the ‘In My Country’ statements.  It’s the egg shaker you’ll become familiar with, and features in every episode.

Transitioning, by Lee Rosevere
Released under a Creative Commons License.
This track features in Alyas, Faisa, Iago, Tenzin, Marcela, Lili and Welcome to ‘In My Country’.

A Perceptible Shift, by Andy G. Cohen
Released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Sections of this track have been spliced and/or looped in Alyas, Faisa, Tenzin, Lili and Welcome to ‘In My Country’.

Four Years, by Monplaisir
Released under a CCO 1.0 Universal license.
Sections of this track have been spliced and/or looped in Alyas, Faisa, Iago, Tenzin, Marcela and Lili.

Backed Vibes Clean, by Kevin MacLeod
Released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The intro of this track features in Marcela and Iago.

13.april, by Julian Sartorius
Released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The first part of this track features in Alyas.

Be Nice, by Jahzzar
Released under an Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.
We’ve looped the intro of this track in sections of Lili.

Everybody’s Got Problems That Aren’t Mine, by Chris Zabriskie
Released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Sections of this track have been spliced and/or looped in Iago and Marcela.

The Theatrical Poster  for Poltergeist III, by Chris Zabriskie
Released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The beginning of this track has been used in Alyas and Marcela.

There’s a Special Place for Some People, by Chris Zabriskie
Released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The beginning of this track has been used in Iago.

I Can’t Imagine Where I’d Be Without You, by Chris Zabriskie
Released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The beginning of this track has been used in Iago.

Tenzin Choegyal’s own track, Deep Taro, also features in his episode.
Find links to Tenzin’s music at https://www.tenzinchoegyal.com.