News – Australia – Recommended podcasts

  • From outsiders like a Westboro Baptist Church defector and a female Mormon psychopath to such thought leaders as scholar James Lindsay and feminist Helen Lewis, BBC journalist Andrew Gold takes us away from our comfort zone and into the worlds of people on the edge. New episodes every Monday - with trailers on his Twitter page: @andrewgold_ok (https://twitter.com/AndrewGold_ok) and Instagram page: @andrewgold_ok (https://www.instagram.com/andrewgold_ok/) . 

    With an open mind and a wry sense of humour, Andrew alternates the theme of guest. Some weeks it'll be with somebody totally 'on the edge' - whether it be the woman who married a sociopathic bigamist or the Australian Coffin Confessor, who is paid to reveal secrets at funerals . Other episodes will have interviews with such leading minds as Conservative peer Lord Daniel Finkelstein and feminist Helen Pluckrose.

    It was picked in Apple's prestigious New & Noteworthy category twice and has been a top Editor Pick for Castbox and Stitcher, who also placed it in their 'What we're listening to'. Get in touch or leave a review - it helps boost it up those charts! This is for fans of such other podcasters as Louis Theroux, Joe Rogan and Adam Buxton.

    About the Host:

    Andrew Gold is an award-winning journalist and TV presenter who has been making documentaries about bizarre, unusual and remarkable people around the world for a decade. He's done battle with an exorcist and hunted for UFOs - all while living in six different countries and learning to speak five languages. 

    In this podcast, he aims to get to the humanity of people living on the fringes, and introduce these diverse figures to the listener. 

  • On the 12th of September 2014, three-year-old William Tyrrell disappeared from the yard of his grandmother’s house in the quiet town of Kendall, New South Wales. A search and rescue mission soon became an investigation into his likely abduction, but who took him? Was the kidnapping planned or an opportunistic crime? Are we any closer to knowing what happened to William today than we were almost five years ago? 10 News First's Lia Harris and Natarsha Belling go through the entire story and strive to answer the question…Where’s William Tyrrell?

    Produced and edited by Stuart Buckland.

  • A much loved mother, teacher and friend steps on a plane for an overseas adventure and is never seen again. Marion Barter, the former wife of Australian soccer great Johnny Warren, went missing in 1997. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance are bizarre. Her daughter has never given up hope of finding her. This is her quest.

  • Wrong Skin: a relationship banned under traditional law. An investigation into an unsolved suspicious death and a missing person in the Australian outback.



  • 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

  • Imagine your trauma leads the news. Your private life is then public property. Your anonymity is lost. That’s what it’s like to become an accidental celebrity. Now, the spotlight is turned around. Each weekly episode offers rare media insights from an ordinary Australian who faced an extraordinary event. They expose the tricks of a competitive trade – the relentless pursuits, the manipulation and misrepresentation, the betrayals of truth and trust – with journalist Fiona Reynolds. Learn too why they participated in media coverage. This is the inside story on a shrewd industry that plucks unknowns from obscurity to feed our fascination with adversity and the strength of the human spirit.

    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/accidental-celebrity.

  • Understand the complex world of finance, business and the global economy with real in-depth analysis from real experts. We unlock access to the leading financial minds in the world to provide unbiased, in-depth analysis from real experts. The Real Vision podcast features our flagship series The Interview - the premier business and finance interview series in the world; And, the Daily Briefing which provides market analysis every weekday after US markets close and before Asian markets open. Subscribe today to get both of these shows totally free.Brought to you from Real Vision.

  • Carey Mae Parker has been missing from northeast Texas since 1991. People go missing every day, but there's something unusual about Carey's case. After two decades without answers, family members made a shocking discovery: Police never launched an investigation. We spent a year searching for clues about Carey's disappearance. And about the people who let it happen.

  • An Australian politics podcast from Malcolm Farr and Dennis Atkins

  • Chas Licciardello and Dr David Smith discuss all the stories that weren't covered in Planet America.

  • Where Fashion News and Gossip Collide with Luke Meagher and Darnell Jamal

  • The disappearance of Amber-Lee Cruickshank 25 years ago is one of New Zealand's most baffling missing person investigations. This six-part New Zealand Herald series provides an indepth look at the cold case and Amber-Lee's mother's ceaseless quest to bring her daughter home.

  • On September 13, 1980, 19-year-old Annette Deverell disappeared after a night out dancing with friends. Two years later her remains were found in bush 30 minutes from where she was last seen. Four grief-filled decades later, Annette’s mother can’t shake the terrible suspicion that someone in her town knows something about her death.
    In this four-part true crime podcast, journalist Carla Hildebrandt opens the cold case file on the death of Annette Deverell - a gruesome mystery that has haunted a seaside town for decades.
    The WA government has since put up a $250,000 bounty for information that could help solve the case and offered immunity from prosecution if the informant was not directly responsible for Annette’s death.
    Annette's family were relieved in February 2020 to hear the case would be re-investigated by detectives.

  • Citations Needed is a podcast about the intersection of media, PR, and power, hosted by Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson.

  • Police need the assistance of the public to catch an alleged killer.  Jonathan Dick, known as Jono, has evaded capture in Melbourne Australia for more than two years and how he's done it is a mystery. Reporter Adam Shand goes in search of the answers in this exclusive investigation. 

  • She was a vibrant young woman with plenty of friends: a daughter a sister, a wife and mum to two small children. Why did Margaret Kirstenfeldt suffer a violent, bloody death in the tiny Queensland cane town of Sarina? From murder to suicide and back again - expert opinions have swung wildly. It’s been more than 40 years. Is a killer still on the run? 

  • A podcast made by hard-core True Crime fans. Somewhat grungy and grimy, we bring you stories from all the dark corners of the globe.

  • Interviews, conversations, discussions, events and more from the writers and staff of The New York Review of Books

  • Words To Win By* takes listeners on a journey around the globe with renowned communications researcher and campaign advisor Anat Shenker-Osorio as she unpacks real-world narrative shifts that led to real-world victories. From electing the dynamic Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister of New Zealand, to repealing a national ban on abortion in Ireland, to beating back right-wing race baiting in Minnesota, Anat and her guests explore what made it possible to engage the base, persuade the middle, send the naysayers packing, and win!
    *Formerly called Brave New Words



  • Hack brings you the stories that matter to young people. Every weekday host Avani Dias and the triple j Hack team cover the latest news, politics and culture from all around Australia.