Podcasts & Books

8 Of The Best Aussie Podcasts You Need To Tune Into Now

By Jessica Best
21st Nov 2019

It’s true. There’s a solid line-up of Aussie podcasts absolute worth your sweet time. 

From true crime (there’s a lot of that), nerd news, your daily doses of culture chats and some damn in-depth discussions on hate-following, let’s just say we’ve got a heap homegrown podcasts you should be tuning into.

Here are all the epic Australian podcasts you need to listen to now.

Shameless

For your dose of all things pop culture, Shameless should be your go-to. Expect a recap every Monday of celebrity news, an in-depth discussion with someone super inspiring every Thursday on topics like cancel culture, make-up moguls of the 21st Century, the psychology of hate-following and chats with the queen of Instagram that is Flex Mami. Jump over here for more info.

Beenham Valley Road

Fill up your spare time with the dark story behind the Beenham Valley Road podcast. Taking a look into the tragic murder of 27-year-old Kirra McLoughlin from Wolvi, Queensland, this podcast is hosted by two ex-cops who actually met Kirra. Expect a real-time telling, where you find out details around this case at the same time these guys do. At the moment, no one has been held responsible for Kirra’s death so you’ll no doubt be hooked around the mission to find justice.

The Weekly Planet

Love movies? TV shows? Comics? Then you’ve come to the right place. Hosted by legends James Clement and Nick Mason, this no-frills podcast will bring you up to speed on all things worth nerding over and flows like a backyard yarn with your mates on a Sunday afternoon. Get more info on The Weekly Planet right here.

The Lighthouse

The Australian (creators of Who The Hell Is Hamish? and The Teacher’s Pet) have launched their latest investigative podcast, this time about the mysterious disappearance of Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez. At the request of Theo’s family, The Australian’s national crime correspondent, David Murray, joined the unofficial search party to investigate what happened to Theo, who hasn’t been seen since leaving a Byron Bay bar in May this year. The podcast delves into all possible scenarios highlighted by a major police investigation and takes you inside the extraordinary search by local volunteers. Head here for more info.

Overshare 

Ever had those moments, midway through a convo with people and realise you’re about five minutes deep into a massive overshare? Yep, we’ve all been there, and now you can listen to three queens do just that. In each ep Kelly McCarren and Lama Zakharia get together to chat all things sex, relationships, mental health and everything in between. In this fun podcast, oversharing isn't a problem, in fact, it’s encouraged. Jump here for more info.

Wilosophy

When your burning for answers to the Stephen Hawking-esque questions of life (like how did we get here?), hit play on Wil Anderson’s podcast Wilosophy. Unashamedly, Anderson asks smart people stupid questions (or are they...?), bringing on guests like Kitty Flanagan, Damon Gameau, Clementine Ford, Vance Joy and heap more. Head over here for more info.

Spear Creek

Do you know what’s scarier than Wolf Creek? Spear Creek, because it’s real. Three friends left Alice Springs to explore the outback. Weeks later, their bodies were found in North Queensland. It was clear by the way they were arranged that the friends had been hunted before they were shot dead, but after a series of unfortunate events, the case was left unsolved. Which can only mean one thing: the killer is still out there.

The Lady Vanishes

If you're looking for a new podcast to fill The Teacher's Pet void in your life, The Lady Vanishes is it. The gem focuses on the disappearance of Gold Coast resident Marion Barter after the much-loved mother, teacher and friend stepped on a plane for an overseas adventure and was never seen again. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance are bizarre but her daughter has never given up looking for her. It's already amounted over a million listens in just six weeks so if this podcast wasn't already on your radar, it is now.

More time to spare? Here are all the true crime podcasts you should have listened to by now.

Image credit: The Enlighten Project

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