Great Australian Podcasts

A curated podcast list by MaxZucchini
Creation Date January 16th, 2020
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Some great podcasts to come out of Australia that I have listened to
Let's Talk About Sects is an award-winning monthly podcast focusing on a different cult each episode. Sarah takes a storytelling, deep dive approach, looking at the history of a sect's leaders, the recruitment of members, their experiences, psychological aspects, and notable incidents during its existence. You can support us on Patreon, with a one-off donation, and on Pozible. “A fascinating and well-researched look into cults and the charismatic leaders behind them.” Peter Wells, The Sydney Morning Herald, May 2019 “A fantastic examination of sects, cults, and religion… a fact-based program that’ll hook you in and keep you coming back for more.” Zach Johnston, Uproxx, February 2019 “Cleverly named, meticulously researched.” Elena Nicolaou, Refinery29, December 2018 “The best podcast of its kind – I can’t wait for another episode!” Apple Podcasts review from a US listener “I study cults and sects and for this reason listen to many podcasts on these subjects. This one is by far the best.” Apple Podcasts review from a US listener “Best podcast about cults I’ve found.” Apple Podcasts review from an Australian listener
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Wil Anderson asks smart people stupid questions and tries to find out the meaning of life. Or something...
Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen like to talk and now they have microphones. Join them for conversations of little or no consequence.
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Fact is scarier than fiction.
Winner of 'Best Comedy' and 'Outstanding Production' at the 2019 Australian Podcast Awards. Welcome to SIZZLETOWN, the world’s first late-night call-in podcast, hosted by comedian and broadcaster Tony Martin, with Matt Dower on the Pots n Pans. (Sensitive listeners should note that Tony has done his best to ensure the podcast is free of problematic content.) WARNING: Problematic content.
A peripatetic podcast in which Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb discuss what they're reading, watching, cooking, listening to or irrationally exhilarated by.
90 per cent of startups fail, but what does it take to build a business that succeeds? That defies all expectations? That could one-day become what investors call a unicorn? Hosted by Kristofor Lawson this series dives into the heart of entrepreneurship, bringing you in-depth interviews with some of the world's greatest business minds. Everyone in this series is a founder, there from the start when their idea was written on the back of a napkin and are now at the helm of a global company.
Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world. Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.
Award-winning audio fiction series from the ABC. Walk the streets of Fitzroy, Melbourne, shaped by gangsters, migrants, Aboriginal activists, the working poor. Now, it’s fancy shops and hipster bars. Until you really look.
Wrong Skin: a relationship banned under traditional law. An investigation into an unsolved suspicious death and a missing person in the Australian outback.
Have you always wondered why Kenny Bania thinks that soup isn't a meal, or why that guy at the airport in the first scene of The Limo is a complete schmuck? Well, there's a podcast for that! Each week two Aussie hosts get an episode of Seinfeld at random and discuss every secondary character featured in it. They also do weekly Seinfeld news, Seinfeldisms, episode trivia and more, giddy up!
The Russian campaign to meddle in the 2016 US Election was only part of President Vladimir Putin's big plan. Season 3 of Russia, If You're Listening looks at where the scheme to destroy western democracies began, the damage it's done, and where it might end.
It's time for the next frontier. Now, with Jan Fran as the captain of this award-winning podcast, we're continuing to take life's prickly bits, and make them sweeter and easier to deal with. Whether it's guiding you through the financial badlands, supercharging your career, totally revamping your home organisation ... or some COMPLETELY NEW CHALLENGE (hint hint), the Pineapple Project is like a favourite aunty, but one you can call for advice at 3am when you're just feeling a tiny bit lost. You'd better binge up on seasons one, two and three because new episodes of The Pineapple Project are coming in hot in January 2020, and it's our biggest challenge yet.
More than 300,000 women join Mia Freedman each week as she has candid conversations with interesting people who have fascinating stories to share. From Olivia Newton-John, Serena Williams, Marian Keyes, Liane Moriarty, athletes, actors, politicians, business leaders, authors and regular people who have achieved extraordinary things….they all let their guard down and open up in a way that’s positive and riveting.
Join Glen James and John Pidgeon as they take a light-hearted look at money issues for millennials. In this open table conversation style podcast, they are here to teach, encourage and hopefully provide some entertainment. You're best to skip season 1, as they didn't know what we were doing being amateur podcasters (& kinda still don't), so there's that... sooo this is still a work in progress :) ❤ main show: Tuesdays and has a number in the front of the episode title for reference mma: my millennial answers (bonus show, we just answer your questions) mms: my millennial story (bonus show, we hear your about your story) You may like to check out our other podcasts that might be of interest: my millennial career (with Shell & Em), my millennial money property (with John Pidgeon), my millennial money express (usually under 10 min episodes) and gen z money (for under 24's). 🦘Australia based!
Your Accredited Practising Dietitians simplifying the overwhelming world of health and nutrition with evidence-based science
Justintertainment presents a story of desperation and suspense. A 5-chapter auditory thrill-ride of intrigue and mystery that unravels fact from fiction in the exploration of truth amid a world of monsters and men. A desperate man's fight to prove his innocence in the wake of his family's mysterious disappearance in the Grampians National Park. A punishing search for truth and identity amid an unending tangle of twists, turns and lies. 'Yowie' is an emotionally escalating podcast mini-series with an authentic Australian voice. A nod to the radio serials of the past, infused with the sounds and technology of today. TV for the ears; a fictional, storytelling series to inspire a new standard in the creative landscape of Australian podcasting.
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Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Friday.
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The Weekly Planet covers all things movies, TV shows and comics. Often considered the first and worst podcast on the Planet Broadcasting Network.
We’re Adam and Adam, two Aussie blokes that love reading great books. Each week we share the best bits from the best books, and interview the world’s top authors. The books we cover can help you improve every area of your life, from your health to your wealth, from your relationships to your mindset. You’ll learn to pick up healthier habits, and drop the ones that are holding you back. We put the world’s best ideas within your reach, for a fraction of the time it would take to read the full book.
Spend an hour in someone else's life. 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
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Lyn and Chris Dawson appear to have the perfect marriage. He's a star footballer and popular high school teacher. She's a devoted wife and mother. They share a beautiful home above Sydney's northern beaches. But when Lyn goes missing, dark secrets are buried. This is no fairytale, but a sordid story of strangely close twin brothers, teenage student lovers, and probable murder. The Australian's Hedley Thomas digs deep into a cold case which has been unsolved for 36 years, uncovering startling new evidence.
A North Korean dictator, bags of heroin, drug lords, spooks, sailors, Australian cops and a web of lies: Come aboard The Last Voyage of The Pong Su.
Little Green Pod is for busy people, like you, who know they could do more to help save the world. Join host, and exhausted mum-of-two, Fi Poole, on her quest to find quick and easy ways to live a little greener.
Published each weekday at 6.00am, our daily news podcast is designed to fit into your morning routine - perfect for the commute, the gym or over a coffee. Sign up to the email and podcast at https://thesquiz.com.au/signup/.
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Love and Luck is a queer slice of life romance story, with a touch of magic. An audio drama told mostly via voicemails, we publish short episodes once a week on Tuesday evenings (AEST). Made for people who like healthy relationships and happy endings, Love and Luck is set in Melbourne, Australia in the present day, and is populated with many real life queer Melbourne people, events and places, alongside its fictional characters.
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The true crime book Loose Units, out now through Penguin Publishing (and in bookstores everywhere), had one thing it couldn't do: it couldn't fit everything. So each week, Paul and John will sit down and delve into cases too surreal, brief or contentious to fit into the book.

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