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Best Australia Current Affairs podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Australia Current Affairs podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Every weekday, catch up with Sinéad Mangan as she explores news and analysis of national issues significant to regional Australians.
 
'The Weekly Post' covers major stories from across the week from here at home and around the world.
 
The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.
 
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
 
Surprising stories from unusual places. With ideas too big for a single episode, The Compass presents mini-series about the environment and politics, culture and society.
 
Please Explain - from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, a weekly podcast that cuts through the noise to give you insight into the stories that drive the nation. Subscribe to The Age: https://subscribe.theage.com.au/ or The Herald: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ Get in touch with the team: pleaseexplain@theage.com.au or pleaseexplain@smh.com.au
 
Front Burner is your essential daily news podcast, brought to you by CBC News & CBC Podcasts. Every weekday, award-winning investigative journalist Jayme Poisson takes you deep into the stories shapin ...
 
Grattan Institute is dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future. Our podcasts cover a range of public policy topics focusing on the main issues facing Australia. We aim to further the debate, sometimes by presenting controversial viewpoints. Our podcasts concentrate on the current Grattan Programs, Australian perspectives, budget policy, economic growth, energy, health, institutional reform, school education, transport and cities.
 
Australia's only national radio show focusing on industrial, social and workplace issues. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.
 
Australia Overnight with Tony Moclair, 12am – 5.30am weekdays on 3AW
 
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.
 
Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
 
Judgement comes to George Pell. David Marr and Melissa Davey on the fall of a cardinal
 
A weekly wrap of the “must-know” developments in Marketing, Media, Agency and Technology for leaders and emerging leaders in the industry. Veteran industry journalist and Mi3 Executive Editor Paul McIntyre talks each week with guest marketers who are in the know on what matters at the nexus of marketing, agencies, media and technology. Powered mostly by Human Intelligence (HI).
 
7.30's experienced team brings you the latest current affairs and analysis.
 
Direct from The Fortress comes your daily dose of Irreverent Logic from the king of talkback radio... John Laws. Listen weekdays 9am-midday on Sydney's 2SM 1269AM or across Australia on the Super Network.
 
An archive of all of The Australian's award-winning collection of investigative and narrative podcasts.
 
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) is an independent, non-partisan research institute established in 2014 by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Chinese studies centres exist in other Australian universities. UTS:ACRI, however, is Australia’s first and only research institute devoted to studying the relationship of these countries. UTS:ACRI seeks to inform Australia’s engagement with China through research, analysis and dialogue grounded in scholarly rigour. The ACRI Podca ...
 
The Daily Telegraph brings you coverage and analysis of news, politics and daily events from its award-winning team of writers and columnists.
 
Analysis and debate on the week in politics.
 
Each episode will go deep on a big story you’ll definitely want to hear more about. We’ll share with you our best investigations (think private prisons, electoral skullduggery, Dark Money, and Trump's Russia connections), and informative interviews with our reporters and newsmakers. We're hoping to make your week more informed with the stories that really matter, told by us, the folks you trust for smart, fearless reporting.
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
Offsiders' experienced team brings you the latest sport opinion and analysis.
 
Our flagship daily news show, where hosts Neha Mathews and Shashank Bhargava talk to in-house experts about what is going on and why you need to care about it
 
With a proven track record of driving the news cycle, Andrew Bolt steers discussion, encourages debate and offers his perspectives on national affairs.
 
News, sport, OpEd, business and showbiz podcasts from Sydney's Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph newspapers
 
Adam Shand At Large. takes you into the curious mind of Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist and author Adam Shand. Adam brings an independent and forthright view of our world fashioned from 35 years of journalism. This is a search for truth in engaging human stories from voices you rarely hear in Australian media. No brief, no limits, just stories that matter to you.
 
The Fifth Estate responds to the most important stories of the day and reignites those that have fallen off the front pages.
 
Everything you need to know about life in Australia – with tips, interviews and information about your community. - Ibintu vyose ukeneye kumenya bijanye n’ubuzima muri Austrariya – bishasha, ibiyago n’amakuru y’abarundi baba ngaha.
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Italian program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Ascolta le interviste, i servizi e le storie del programma in italiano di Radio SBS, con notizie dall'Australia e dal resto del mondo.
 
Our weekly SBS Rohingya podcasts include community updates and a settlement guide with expert advice and tips about daily life in Australia. - Fottí haftaát SBS Rohingya podcasts madhé taí bode ki cómajor noiya hobor ókkol fuwatí zanadé ittarra mesyuwara nosíyot kengóri Australiat taibadé yián or baabote.
 
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Queers in Science is a program to help LGBTIQA+ people in science build networks and community. Nicholas Kameniar-Sandery spoke to Ken Knight, member of QueersInScience and senior project lead at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, to find out more about the events. I also spoke with Assoc. Prof JJ Eldridge about her interest in astronomy an…
 
When the entire Russian Government up and quit last week those of us not across that country's politics would naturally assume something had gone very wrong, but for their President Vladimir Putin, it's actually a carefully orchestrated move to make sure it all goes very right... for him CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Mela…
 
Listen to the full show podcast with Michael McLaren.By Radio 2GB
 
Michael talks to Dr Garnett Hall, veterinarian at West Coast Veterinary Hospital & Captain (Royal Australian Infantry) in the Army Reserve, who this week proved that even with the bushfires devastating the country, Aussies still have a sense of humour. In a video uploaded to Facebook by Australian video producer Sean Mulcahy, UK’s ITV News Asia cor…
 
The Government's taken a big hit over its response to the massive destruction caused by bushfires this summer. It's under more pressure than ever to strengthen its climate change policiesSo is there any chance that'll happen?
 
Listen to the full show podcast with Clinton Maynard filling in for Michael McLarenBy Radio 2GB
 
The annual Uluru Camel Cup attracts a prize pool of tens of thousands of dollars, but is largely unregulated under NT law.After a champion camel named “Golden Nugget” won the 2018 race in controversial circumstances, allegations surfaced that the result was rigged.Reporter Alex Mann delves deep into the Camel Cup operator’s colourful past to invest…
 
Many people choose to become an Australian citizen. More than five million people have been granted citizenship since 1949. The key step is a ceremony where people pledge their loyalty, and accept the rights and responsibilities as an Australian. - Beca beci manúic ókkol Australiar citizen bonibolla beci foson goré, 5 million ore manúic ókkollore A…
 
Emergency services don’t always understand that the LGBTIQA+ community has some specialised needs during a disaster. Whether it’s making sure that people only collect gender information when it’s needed, to access to specialised medications or safe spaces for LGBTIQA+ couples. Deb Parkinson and Liam Leonard are working on training for emergency ser…
 
The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.By The Indian Express
 
Badly run housing markets are linked to broader ills, from financial crises to the rise of populism. The first problem? The conviction that home ownership is an unambiguously good thing. While China clamps down on most religions, it encourages others; we meet the followers of a tenth-century sea goddess. And the decline of drinking a century after …
 
In 2013, Anna Wiener moved from New York to San Francisco to join the city’s booming tech scene. Over the course of four years, she worked at three companies: an e-book startup, a data analytics company, and an open-source software platform. Then, her infatuation with the tech industry took a turn. On this week’s show, an insider’s perspective on t…
 
Listen to the full show of Summer Drive with Luke Grant for January 17th.By Radio 2GB
 
Tourism is the life blood of New South Wales coastal town Bateman’s Bay, but like many fire affected towns there are few tourists around since the fierce bushfires of late December.
 
The incredible and harrowing story of Craig Avery and Clarence Hynes, two men who believe they were switched at birth; author and journalist Peggy Orenstein says you should talk to your sons about sex the way you would about table manners — often; and we meet a former sea urchin diver in Newfoundland who has used his talents to haul 20,000 lbs of g…
 
The author and journalist Joel Stein makes the (hilarious) case for elitism in his latest book, In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and You are Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This Book.
 
Events this week in the U.S. Democratic race — including questions about Elizabeth Warren's so-called "electability" — are highlighting the issues women in politics face, including in Canada.
 
Yesterday, American authorities arrested three suspected neo-Nazis, including Canadian former army reservist Patrik Matthews. We speak to investigative journalist Jared Holt about why he thinks these arrests are significant.
 
In Australia, thousands of activists have taken to the streets, saying their government is doing too little to fight climate change and to stop the bushfires that continue to ravage the country.
 
Today on Front Burner, host Jayme Poisson talks to business professor Sarah Kaplan about the decision by the world’s biggest money manager, BlackRock, to make climate change central to its investment decisions, and whether corporations can lead on climate change action.
 
Kuba mu gihugu ciza, gifise inzuzi, ibiyaga n’inkombe ntaworeka kwipfuza kumenya ingene wogendesha ubwato ukaniga kuroba. Ivyo navyo bikaba ari bimwe mu bikorwa abanye Australia bakunda kurusha. Ariko hamwe n’uko kuryoherwa, birafise ikiguzi kijanye n’ukwitwararika hamwe n’ivyankenerwa, n’amategeko bijanye mu ntumbero yo gukingira abo muri kumwe n’…
 
Data obtained by Indian Express through RTI and official reports has revealed that in the last decade, at least 45 complaints of sexual harassment were reported at 24 different government-run sports institutes. In the first segment, Mihir Vasavda talks about how in several cases the accused were let off leniently and investigations into almost a do…
 
Enjoy this specially curated selection of some of our favourite stories from the year as part of RN Summer.
 
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced that they will be taking a different media strategy into the future, breaking away from the traditional 'Royal Rota', the system used to distribute royal stories in the UK. But can they really make a clean break from the British Press? Or will it do more to feed the beast they are so desperately trying …
 
The NSW Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey joins Clinton Maynard on Wake Up Australia to discuss the recent downpour which drenched parts of New South Wales and Queensland yesterday.By Radio 2GB
 
The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.By The Indian Express
 
After the sad death of Wilson Gavin this week, Toby Halligan reflects on some of the challenges gay men face when growing up – including spending a long time thinking you were not special, not loved, or worthwhile. In this extraordinary essay, Toby talks about his own experience navigating these issues and learning to love himself. Q Life 1800 184 …
 
Last Sunday’s Drag Queen Storytime at a Brisbane Library was going well until a group of protesters stormed into the room, protesting that “drag queens are not for kids”. Eventually the protesters left. But less than a day later, a protest organiser had taken his own life. We speak with Holly Zwalf from Rainbow Families Queensland about the sad sit…
 
After Russia’s president proposed vast constitutional change, the whole government resigned. It seems to be another convoluted power-grab by Vladimir Putin—and it seems likely to work. Our correspondent finds that the tired stereotypes European Union countries have about their neighbours are pervasive even at the heart of the European integration. …
 
This week we've been introducing you to some of the people being recognised by the Australian of the Year Awards. For more than 30 years Dr Graeme Stevenson has been a champion for dung beetles and earthworms.
 
This week James Murdoch, News Corp board member and son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, hit the headlines over his apparent frustration with the company's coverage of climate change.By Mark Humphries
 
Deputy Nationals Leader Bridget McKenzie is resisting calls for her resignation after a damning Audit Office report into her handling of a $100 million sports grants program.By Laura Tingle
 
Despite early warnings of a catastrophic fire season, authorities are still scrambling to get extra water bombing aircraft to Australia. Four jet water bombers called up by the Prime Minister are stuck overseas, unable to fly because of tornadoes and volcanic ash.By Ashlynne McGhee
 
Heart disease is a leading cause of sickness and death in this country. Hundreds of thousands of Australians are walking around with devices such as pacemakers, stents and artificial valves to keep their hearts beating.By Sophie Scott
 
Whether it's the backyard pool or the local beach, many Australians grow up around water. Despite this affinity, drowning continues to be a leading cause of accidental death for children.By Tom Joyner
 
After Tuesday’s Democratic debate, the beef between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders spilled over onto national television. Derecka Purnell has been following the primary — she says the way this fight ends depends on how we think about identity politics. Guest: Derecka Purnell, lawyer and writer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone…
 
Listen to the full show of Summer Drive with Luke Grant for January 16th.By Radio 2GB
 
Jen Lewis and Hayley Katzen miraculously saved their home from the bushfire in October last year, a remarkable effort, particularly as Hayley was in her final week of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.
 
The Mueller report laid bare the extent of Russian hacking and meddling to influence the 2016 US presidential election. This week, it's been revealed that Russian hackers have also penetrated the Ukranian gas company at the centre of the scandal that's led to Donald Trump's impeachment.By Linton Besser
 
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