Society & Culture – Australia – Recommended podcasts

  • What makes you a heretic? Journalist Andrew Gold believes that, in an age of group-think and tribes, we need heretics - those who use unconventional wisdom to speak out against their own groups, from cancelled comedians and radical feminists to cult defectors and vigilantes hunting deviants.

    Learn from my guests how to rebel, think differently and resist social contagion. From Triggernometry's Francis Foster and the world's most cancelled man Graham Linehan to ex-Hasidic Jew Julia Haart and gender critical atheist Richard Dawkins. These are the people living with the weight of their own community's disappointment on their shoulders.

  • Something Was Wrong is an award-winning docuseries about the discovery, trauma, and recovery from crime, shocking life events and abusive relationships.

  • A podcast exploring Social Work practice through stories & critical reflection.

  • 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, and with the help of expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, she probes the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncovers the darkness at the heart of Australian life.


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    Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.


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  • Weโ€™ve all had wardrobe malfunctions โ€“ moments when our clothes badly let us down. Susannah Constantine has had many. Like the time her dress straps snapped during a Windsor Castle supper, releasing her breasts into the soup. Clothes and how they define us have fascinated Susannah for years โ€“ and were famously explored in her seminal 'What Not To Wear' TV series and bestselling books. Now, she returns to her first and true love in 'My Wardrobe Malfunction', a revealing podcast about our relationship with the items we wear. The ups, downs and a lot more besidesโ€ฆ This series began in January 2020 and continued over Zoom throughout lockdown, so please forgive any sound malfunctions. Promise we get our acts together eventually!

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cold is a narrative podcast series focused on missing persons cases. Investigative journalist and host Dave Cawley takes on a single story with each season.

    Season 3: The Search for Sheree follows two suspects in the 1985 disappearance of Sheree Warren while examining the dangerous escalation of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The Cold team seeks to answer the question: what really happened to Sheree Warren?

    Season 2: Justice for Joyce Yost delves into the details of a murder-for-hire plot and attempts to find justice for Joyce โ€“ a woman who bravely reported her kidnapping and rape only to vanish without a trace.

    In Season 1: Susan Powell Case Files, the Cold journey begins with Daveโ€™s investigation into the unsolved disappearance of Susan Powellโ€ฆ and the man with the most to gain from her death.

    Follow Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all 10 episodes ad-free only on Amazon Music. Or you can listen early and ad-free on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App.

  • Since 2010, The China History Podcast, presented by Laszlo Montgomery brings you over 300 episodes of curated topics from China's antiquity to modern times.

  • True Crime Conversations explores the world's most notorious crimes by speaking to the people who know the most about them.

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

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

  • Feed your mind. Be provoked. One big idea at a time. Your brain will love you for it. Grab your front row seat to the best live forums and festivals with Natasha Mitchell.

  • In Man in the Window, Paige St. John, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter has uncovered never before revealed details about the man who would eventually become one of California's most deadly serial killers. From Wondery and the L.A. Times comes a new series that traces his path of devastation through his victims' eyes.

  • The Stand with Eamon Dunphy is a current affairs, sport and culture podcast posting five or more episodes each week.


    Editor and Presenter - Eamon Dunphy

    As a former professional and international soccer player Eamon was capped 23 times for Ireland. He has been a writer and broadcaster for over 40 years and written five best selling books including an early memoir Only a Game?, U2โ€™s biography Unforgettable Fire, Sir Matt Busbyโ€™s biography A Strange Kind of Glory, Roy Keaneโ€™s autobiography Keane, and most recently his own memoir, The Rocky Road.

    As a newspaper columnist Eamon has written for a number of newspapers, most notably the Irish Daily Star and the Sunday Independent. He was a contributor to RTร‰โ€™s soccer panel for 40 years and was the editor and presenter of the drivetime radio show The Last Word for five years in the newly established Radio Ireland (now Today FM). Eamon launched The Stand in November 2016.

    Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/the-stand-with-eamon-dunphy.


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  • Independent filmmaker Chris Broad brings you his multi-award winning YouTube channel Abroad In Japan in podcast form. Aided by broadcaster Pete Donaldson, they bring you a taste of life in the most unique country in the world, from great cuisine to capsule hotels, current events and tips on how to spend your time there.

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  • Kurt Fearnley's Tiny Island is a chance to hear from amazing Aussies about what it means to be an Australian.


  • Host Jase Macalpine has spent the last ten years as a Gypsy Film Maker traveling around the world. Gypsy Tales is about the people met along the way, people who have inspired the journey or are just plain interesting.

  • Watch the Apple Original series WeCrashed, starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway. Now streaming only on Apple TV+ https://apple.co/-WeCrashed

    The founders of WeWork thought they were on the brink of making history. The company was valued at $47 billion dollars, ready for a huge IPO, and its charismatic CEO Adam Neumann believed he was going to change the world. Adam and his wife Rebekah had a prophet-like visionโ€”but did it ever match the company's reality? Now the inspiration for a new AppleTV+ series starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway, WeCrashed: The Directorโ€™s Cut is a complete refresh of our original six-part series. Hosted by David Brown of the hit podcast Business Wars, this six-part series includes new interviews and new discoveries about the rise and fall of WeWork. Itโ€™s a story of hope and hubris, big money and bigger screwups, and the lengths people will go to chase โ€œunicorns".

    You can binge all episodes of WeCrashed exclusively and ad-free on Wondery+. Find Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts.

  • Created by Michael Adams, author of The Murder Squad and Hanging Ned Kelly, Forgotten Australia delves deep into bloody crimes, dark histories, unsolved mysteries, eccentric personalities and bizarre happenings that are almost always stranger than fiction. Each episode brings to life people and events that were once known to everyone but are now barely remembered by anyone. Based on intensive original research, Forgotten Australia is crafted with a novelistโ€™s eye for character and detail to create gripping narratives that sound so fresh it's like they're ripped from today's headlines. This is the history you wish youโ€™d been taught in school.


    You can get early ad-free access and bonus Forgotten Australia episodes by subscribing at Apple or supporting at Patreon.


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