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Best Australia podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Australia podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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The Signal
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The Signal is the ABC's daily news podcast that helps cut through the noise to cover the biggest stories, explaining not only what is happening but why. It's an entertaining 15-minute show, perfect for the daily commute.
 
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Conversations
Daily
 
Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
 
All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
 
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.
 
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
 
Australia is a land of many people, beautiful landscapes and culture. But behind the tourist commercial is an unexplained strangeness. Join Matthew and Holly each week as they discuss legends of Outback serial killers, UFO's and Monsters lurking in the bush.
 
Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
 
History — As You've Never Heard It Before
 
Submission Radio is Australia's biggest Mixed Martial Arts show. Featuring MMA's biggest guests, the latest news, hottest opinions and coverage of all MMA fights and events! Wanna know what pro fighters think and say? Each episode features the who's who of the pro fighting world. The show has a few simple mantras; promote Mixed Martial Arts, bring positivity to the sport, help fighters connect with their fans, and have fun.
 
Craig Cobb hosts The Trader Cobb Crypto Podcast unpacking his 13 years plus experience in traditional stock markets, FX, commodities and bonds (as well as over 6 years as a mentor to tens of thousands of traders), TraderCobb has worked with some of the biggest names in trading. Featured across network TV shows in Australia, presenting his knowledge to traders, TraderCobb and his team are dedicated to bringing a new standard of education to the cryptocurrency marketplace. NOTE: This is not fi ...
 
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Earshot - ABC RN
Weekly
 
Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
 
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7am
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A daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear from the country’s best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.
 
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
 
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
 
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The Quicky
Daily
 
Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless? Then you need The Quicky. Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about. It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day.
 
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Dr Karl Podcast
Weekly
 
Join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Linda Marigliano and their scientific guests, with a bunch of curious triple j listeners for a weekly injection of science, myth-bashing and answers!
 
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Rusty's Garage
Monthly+
 
In Rusty's Garage, automotive commentator and journalist Greg Rust speaks to the most passionate designers, collectors, riders and drivers he knows. Each guest shares their stories about the machines they've owned, raced, crashed & restored throughout their lives, going flat out.
 
Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives
 
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
 
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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RN Presents
Monthly
 
RN Presents brings you the best short feature and documentary series from the ABC’s Radio National network.
 
Live from Melbourne, join forthright commentator Rita Panahi along with a panel of smart and opinionated pundits for a frank exchange on what has got Australians talking.
 
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Radical Philosophy
Monthly+
 
Food for Thought, lets get radical for philosophy!
 
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Australia Wide
Daily
 
Every weekday, catch up with Sinéad Mangan as she explores news and analysis of national issues significant to regional Australians.
 
Nominated for 4 Australian Podcast Awards, including 2019 Best Independent True Crime. Barney Black and Tara Sariban discuss the dark details of lesser know true crime stories from Australia and around the world. As avid listeners of true crime podcasts they aim to add to the conversation by talking about murders that haven't been done to death on other shows. Their humour comes from some rather unusual places but never at the expense of the victims or their families.
 
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
 
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
 
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FOX FOOTY Podcast
Monthly+
 
Fox Footy journalists including Ben Waterworth and Tom Morris sit down weekly to run through the game's biggest talking points and forecast the upcoming weekend's action.
 
A weekly podcast by 3 fast runners, for all runners. Brady Threlfall (2.19 marathon), Julian Spence (2.14 marathon) and Bradley Croker (2.17 Marathon) talk distance running news, training, review running gear, check in with guests and cover races in a relaxed format. http://bit.do/IRPDONATE
 
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.
 
A comedy podcast about things that are actually sad. Alice Fraser brings you a series of three solo stand-up shows, that explore the boundary between comedy and tragedy. You’ll meet her family, her foes and the extremely strange community she grew up in. Each show is in two acts, it will make more sense if you choose Act 1 first.
 
Dharma talks from the tradition of Buddhist meditation master Ajahn Brahm and Australian Forest Sangha of monks and nuns presented by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
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SuperFooty Podcast
Monthly+
 
Host Lauren Wood is joined by Mark Robinson, Jon Anderson and BT every week to discuss the biggest issues in AFL.
 
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
 
Unravel True Crime is a podcast where, each season, some of Australia's best journalists investigate unsolved crimes. Season 4: Snowball tells how an average family's encounter with a charismatic Californian con woman cost them everything.
 
Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers.
 
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PM full episode
Daily
 
ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
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The Property Couch
Weekly+
 
The Insider's Guide to Property Investing, Finance and Money Management
 
Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you
 
The ABC's overseas reporters give their interpretation and analysis of the week's major events.
 
Back where it all started, The Chaser return to Triple M 104.9 for Sydney's funniest chase every weekday from 3pm. Join Chaz, Charles, Craig, Dom, Chris and Andrew for a daily radio programme with the characteristically unpredictable Chaser shenanigans. Then Catch Up on the Radio Chaser Platinum Edition every Saturday morning across Australia only on the Triple M network and App.
 
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Emperors of Rome
Monthly+
 
“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith.
 
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Police Tape
Monthly
 
They are the women who have brought down some of the nation's worst criminals and helped shape the face of policing in Australia. From deadly bombings to gangland clashes, hear the incredible true stories of our top female cops in five explosive tell-all interviews.
 
Ockham’s Razor is a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about scien
 
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
 
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How To Money
Monthly
 
Remember all that stuff that they didn’t teach you in school? No? Well, How To Money is here to discuss everything from taxes to first jobs, superannuation to credit cards. Join Kate as she takes on the task of demystifying the confusing world of money, and helps kick start your financial education journey.
 
Want to know what's really going on in Parliament House? Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas give you the political analysis that matters and explain what it means for you.
 
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. ...
 
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Ajahn Brahmali talks on the universal quest to find happiness, and some secrets on how to find happiness in life. Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon.…
 
Pastoralists in remote Western Australia battling drought say they need access to high powered, self-loading rifles to better control destructive pests such as camels and wild horses.
 
Brett Okamoto: 6:38 Dan Hooker: 32:30 Maycee Barber: 53:24 Luke Rockhold: 1:15:21 Luke Rockhold returns to Submission Radio to discuss Polaris 12, his MMA career and future, his UFC 239 loss to Jan Blachowicz, what went wrong in that fight, how it felt fighting at light heavyweight, his physical health afterwards, why he isn't as passionate abo ...…
 
The death of 19-year-old Kumanjayi Walker has sparked protests around the country even after an arrest has been made, because Aboriginal deaths are happening far too often. There have been more than 400 fatalities since a Royal Commission in 1991 that was supposed to be looking into this issue. Today we speak to a former inmate about what needs ...…
 
Tim Watts MP has a deeply personal reason for wanting to resurface stories about Chinese migrants to Australia. From pre-Federation, to the Kelly gang, to the Melbourne Olympics, he tells how their influence weaves right through our culture
 
As the daylight fades at a Darlinghurst park in inner Sydney tonight, a list of names will be read out.They're Australia's transgender dead, and it's one of the shortest lists in the world.Only two of the more than 3300 globally recorded trans killings in the last decade happened in Australia.But researchers believe that low number masks entren ...…
 
The cold war between the police and the criminals of Melbourne grew hotter with every "accidental" shooting of those accused of crimes. Eventually, it culminated in the shootings of two police officers, and the longest-running investigation in Victorian history.By The Modern Meltdown
 
Sixty years ago, in November 1959, Australia was electrified by the massive manhunt for handsome young prison escapee and killer Kevin John Simmonds, who eluded hundreds of heavily armed police for weeks to become a rebel heart-throb every bit as popular as Elvis Presley and Johnny O’Keefe. For more information: www.forgottenaustralia.com For i ...…
 
Coming to you from Hobart, Life Matters invites you along for a debate and panel discussion on an issue at the centre of Australian identity, discussing success, and how personal circumstances can block your life trajectory.By ABC Radio National
 
From bank robbing football players to drug-dealing football players and stand-over men, (who used to be football players). Ok, they're not all football players. In their new book "Gangland, this Unsporting Life" Susanna Lobez and James Morton have applied their meticulous reporting skills to the intersection of Australian sport and Australian c ...…
 
Australia has a monolingual mindset but a multilingual reality. What does this mean for how we go about our day-to-day lives? Masako Fukui and Sheila Ngoc Pham investigate.By ABC Radio National
 
In a wide-ranging interview with Katharine Murphy and Lenore Taylor, the ex-PM opens up about how climate denialism has come to Australia supported by the Murdoch newspapers, how the rightwing of the Liberal party ‘operate like terrorists’, and why laws targeting secondary boycotts could be unconstitutional Malcolm Turnbull says Liberals’ strug ...…
 
Interview with Prince Andrew Sketch Israel Falau cancelling headphones GOD interview Quiz show about Quiz shows We need more shows! Sketch Here's what they said - About Prince Andrew Welcome to the Futuuuuuuure Port Macquarie unsexy town sketch Long haul flights Sketch Cats Piss or PJsBy Triple M
 
Chloe Hooper on Victoria's 'Black Saturday' bushfires, the arsonist responsible for two of the fires, and why we are living in an age of fire.By ABC Radio National
 
Only 16 percent of the Australian workforce belong to a union. Are unions still relevant to the economy and society or are they a relic of the past? Former union boss Bill Kelty and business leader Jennifer Westacott discuss the history and role of unions and what's needed to meet our current economic problems.…
 
Why are mosques mainly round in shape, and why do many church buildings have long aisles? Join James Carleton and the panel as they unpack the rich heritage of religious architecture.By ABC Radio National
 
How far has gender stereotyping really come in our ads, Mike Williams gears up for a backflip, why congestion on our roads isn't a forgone conclusion, and Roger Cox cycles the globe at the age of 62.By ABC Radio National
 
The house of mouse, Skywalker and Simpsons has arrived. So is Disney plus any good? Also on DTS, Google makes a play for a slice of the gaming pie and does anyone really need a phone that can bend into an old school flip phone?By ABC Radio National
 
The Coroner investigating the 2015 death of an Aboriginal man says there'll be no disciplinary action for the prison guards involved; And a dramatic and damaging final day in the impeachment inquiry hearings against Donald Trump .
 
What will the top 10 look like on draft night? Who will your club land? Tim Michell joins draft experts Jay Clark and Chris Cavanagh to preview the 2019 national draft For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
On poo, pooing and all that palaver. A children's author, a colorectal surgeon, a psychologist walked onto stage...By ABC Radio National
 
Why climate change denial persistsAbbotsleigh student Arwyn Stone wins 2019 Bragg Student Prize for Science WritingUgly animals on parade in the Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly AnimalsInsurance policy for frogs in declineIncreasing the efficiency of silicon solar panelsCelebrating Leonardo da VinciThinking Like a Parrot…
 
Nicholas Cowdery oversaw some of Australia's most sensational cases during his 16 years in the role. His decisions often made him enemies in politics and the media, but he was always motivated by the prospect of a fair trial
 
Nicholas Cowdery oversaw some of Australia's most sensational cases during his 16 years in the role. His decisions often made him enemies in politics and the media, but he was always motivated by the prospect of a fair trial
 
A self-confessed op shopper and author jumbles through the history of thrifting. Also, meet a couple who chose to retire around the world, pet sitting along their travels. Plus, at what age would you leave your kids home alone?By ABC Radio National
 
In Australia kids start school when they're four or five. It's exciting and new, and can take some adjusting. ⁠ ⁠ But what if we told you hundreds of these kids are being suspended from school, and a disproportionate number are children recently diagnosed with a disability.⁠ Today we find out why. CREDITS Host/Producer: Gemma Bath Executive Pro ...…
 
The Morrison government has halted its robo-debt program, finally confronting issues with the troubled scheme. Separately, the government has affirmed its reliance on Chinese trade – irrespective of human rights concerns. Paul Bongiorno on the week in politics. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. Background reading: The Satu ...…
 
23 million is a lot of times to break the law.That's how many times Westpac, one of Australia's biggest banks, has been accused of dropping the ball on anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing obligations.That lapse has potentially helped facilitate child exploitation and money laundering.Today, how much trouble is Westpac in, and wil ...…
 
Ajahn Brahm explains how to relax your body and letting it be can help you relax your mind. The simile of the "sponge" and how it can promote joy and pleasure. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.or ...…
 
Ajahn Brahm gives a talk about being sick, and the Buddhist attitude to being sick, because being sick and unwell is something that happens to all of us at some time in our lives. He offers skillfull means in order to better understand sickness and to deal constructively with the experience of being ill. Teachings are available for downloading ...…
 
What happens when we run out of water? That might seem a long way off, but after years of drought, taps are running dry in towns all over central New South Wales. The region's dams have gone from overflowing to almost empty in just three years. So where did all the water go? Reporter Meredith Griffiths explores life after day zero.…
 
Donald Trump is a maverick in the White House. He’s thrown out the rule book and shoots from the hip via Twitter. Allies can no longer predict how America will react nor depend on its commitment to free trade.Veteran American diplomat Nicholas Burns says it’s time for a change.By ABC Radio National
 
How much information can your brain hold? How do genetics work and does the clitoris have multiple purposes?
 
Raging fires continue across the country with five states and the ACT facing fire weather warnings. More than ten properties have been damaged in bush fires in South Australia today and over 30 people treated for minor fire related injuries.
 
Opener – Duke of York job Sketch Dom keeps forgetting stuff! Woolies Robot Sketch How livable is your suburb? CALLS on how livable is your suburb World Record round up! Cats Piss or PJsBy Triple M
 
A leading Australian university unveils it's long-awaited plan to stop sexual assaults and harassment on campus, but will it work? And three separate bodies representing medical professionals in Australia and New Zealand have called for action on climate change by governments.
 
The government overhauled its controversial robodebt scheme, was it because they didn't ask whether the process was legal? And Attorney General Christian Porter announced this week that religious hospitals and aged-care providers will be granted the same protections as religious schools and organisations to employ staff according to their belie ...…
 
This Q&A session (brought to you by The Stig) features everything from the BEST benefit of an offset account that most folks don’t know about to build your own home from scratch. We tick off a few new topics and [...] CONTINUE READING The post Episode 259 | Q&A: A Tax-Saving Hack For An Offset Account, The Simplest Way to Keep Track of Your Pro ...…
 
Digital technology is a new tool to mitigate loneliness amount older people. And find out about the risk associated with data "re-identification".By ABC Radio National
 
NASA astronomer Jennifer Wiseman on exploring the design of the universe (R)
 
NASA astronomer Jennifer Wiseman on exploring the design of the universe (R)
 
Bitcoin is flat but threatening to break $8,000, the rest of the top-10 not doing much either so it's time to wait and see. A big shout out to all the firemen and women fighting fires across Australia. Please be safe out there guys and girls.
 
As bushfire smoke affects different parts of Australia we speak to two experts about managing the risks to our health. Plus the final episode of season two of The Fitzroy Diaries.By ABC Radio National
 
As Scott Morrison’s co-design process gets underway, ruling out the key aspirations of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, there are signs that a new political fight is about to begin. Rick Morton on what’s next for the Voice to Parliament. Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. For more information on today’s episode, visit ...…
 
Perth Brothel owner Shirley Finn's 1975 unsolved murder looms large over the city, with men at the highest levels of government and policing suspected of involvement. Journalist Juliet Wills, author of Dirty Girl: The State Sanctioned Murder of Brothel Madam Shirley Finn, joins us. Show notes for Episode 135: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Em ...…
 
Robodebt is dead. Or is it?After years of doggedly defending its policy of automated Centrelink debt recovery, also known as robodebt, the Government has more or less killed it off this week.But why now? And what is the Government actually getting rid of?Today’s episode is the demise of robodebt, as told in the five stages of grief.…
 
Ajahn Brahm arrived at Club Med and entered in his usual manner, via the wrong door. Ajahn then partially sat down and then promptly stood again, to the surprise and laughter of the entire room. Ajahn does this in good humour to set us on the path to fun and laughter for the evening regardless of the subject. Ajahn then for the benefit of those ...…
 
A diagnosis of dementia can send you into a tailspin, imagining the worst, and it can lead to the tyranny of low expectations. Negative beliefs exclude and isolate someone living with dementia. With 1.1 million people predicted to be diagnosed with dementia by the middle of the century how can we improve the quality of care and community attitudes?…
 
The Australian education system both values and devalues languages other than English. So schools play a crucial role in contributing to a multilingual Australia — or do they?By ABC Radio National
 
Catastrophic fire danger conditions remain in place for seven of South Australia's districts leaving crews to battle fires fanned by gale-force winds.
 
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