Family, Or It Didn't Happen

Released Thursday, 11th July 2019
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Episode art by Fionn McCabe.

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Featuring stories written and read by Eileen Chong, Yarie Bangura, Meg O’Shea, Peter Wu, Matt Hyunh, Faith Chaza, and Fionn McCabe.


Midautumn Mooncakes is from Eileen's poetry collection Uncommon Feast. It was performed at the event Uncommon Feast at Ashfield Town Hall, organised by Sheila Pham. Find more of Eileen's work at her website.

SIRA — Yarie Bangura

Yarie Bangura is a storyteller and entrepreneur. She also sells Aunty's Ginger Tonic, which you can find on Facebook.

This story was performed at Parliament on King, a cafe and social enterprise on Sydney's south King Street. Visit them in real life, or online.

DOG — Meg O'Shea

You can read the original Dog comic here, or buy it as a zine.

More of Meg's work is on Tumblr and Instagram.

MAMA LINH'S FAMILY BUSINESS — Matt Huynh & Peter Wu, read by Peter Wu

Mama Linh's Family Business was originally an interview of Peter Wu by Matt Huynh, which became a comic by Matt Hunyh.

For this version, Peter Wu came back to read it for us.

More of Matt's work is on his website.

Mama Linh's Family Business was originally published in issue 1 of the Comic Sans Anthology. Read the original comic here. Or buy Comic Sans from Liminal's webshop.

Music in Mama Linh's Family Business:

Lovely Raquel — Thomas Newman (Shawshank Redemption soundtrack)

Eugene's Lament — The Beastie Boys


Faith Chaza is a musician, producer, and writer. They originally read this story at the Sydney Writers Festival in 2018, for the Finishing School Collective.

You can find out more about Faith, and the collective, at their website.

Music in Talking Bodies:

Drinkee — Sophie Tucker

We Had Coffee — Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Luke Cage Season 1 soundtrack)

Train — Goldfrapp

Believe — The Chemical Brothers


Fionn McCabe is an artist, cartoonist and printmaker. You can find more of his work on Instagram or on his website, where you can also buy his things.

He's just finished the final episode of The Grot, with fellow Or It Didn't Happen reader Pat Grant. You can find, read or buy that comic here.

Funeral Trees was originally read at Read to Me, a comics reading night in Sydney. Find them on Facebook. Their next event will be in September.

Intro, Interstitial and Outro Music:

Mr Fox in the Fields Medley; Kristofferson 2; Mr. and Mrs. Fox; Mr. Fox's Promenade — Alexandre Desplat (Fantastic Mr Fox soundtrack, Additional Music from the Original Score)

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