Great Australian Podcasts

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Creation Date January 16th, 2020
Updated Date Updated April 24th, 2021
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Some great podcasts to come out of Australia that I have listened to
  1. 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
  2. Wil Anderson asks smart people stupid questions and tries to find out the meaning of life. Or something...
  3. Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen like to talk and now they have microphones. Join them for conversations of little or no consequence.
  4. Fact is scarier than fiction.
  5. 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.
  6. A peripatetic podcast in which Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb discuss what they're reading, watching, cooking, listening to or irrationally exhilarated by.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.
  9. 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.
  10. Wrong Skin: a relationship banned under traditional law. An investigation into an unsolved suspicious death and a missing person in the Australian outback.
  11. 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! This podcast is part of the independent podcast network Mish Mash Media, you can support it financially at patreon.com/mishmashmedia or at paypal.me/mishmashmedia
  12. A podcast about how Donald Trump changed the United States and the world. Four years ago, Donald Trump promised to make America Strong, Wealthy, Safe, Proud and Great Again. In November, Americans will have their chance to elect him again. Has he lived up to his promise? Season 4 of America, If You’re Listening (formerly known as Russia, If You’re Listening) will look back on Trump’s greatest achievements, disappointments and disasters, and look at how they all fit together.
  13. Remember the time you thought "yay!" when someone cancelled on you? When we all joked about being too busy and wanting to stay indoors and do nothing? Then, the world changed almost overnight. Now, we're socially isolating, distancing ourselves, and longing to connect. If deep human connection is critical to our survival, what do we do now? Join Walkley-award winning journo Jan Fran - from her bedroom - for this special series on how to find community and connection amidst coronavirus.
  14. 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.
  15. Join Glen James and John Pidgeon as they take a light-hearted look at money issues for millennials. Will they encourage you? Yep Will you be offended? Maybe Will they please everyone? No Follow my millennial money on insta :)
  16. Your Accredited Practising Dietitians simplifying the overwhelming world of health and nutrition with evidence-based science
  17. 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.
  18. Download This Show is your weekly guide to the world of media, culture, and technology. From social media to gadgets, streaming services to privacy issues. Each week Marc Fennell and a team of people far smarter than him (his words, not ours) take a fun deep dive into how technology is reshaping our lives. 
  19. The Weekly Planet covers all things movies, TV shows and comics. Often considered the first and worst podcast on the Planet Broadcasting Network.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. 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/.
  26. A queer, slice of life love story audio drama.
  27. 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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