Our love affair with podcasts runs deep, and this month we find ourselves needing some light relief more than ever. Whether you’re keen for a new listen to get you through your workout or if you’ve just burned through your Netflix binge, we’ve found this month’s best new podcasts to plug into.
As per usual, we’ve got you covered with a generous serving of true crime and inspiring stories. You know the drill. Fire up the playlist, here are all the podcasts worth bingeing this month.
The Escape Artist
Dial up your wanderlust and travel the world with this podcast—no passport required. Each week travel journalist and photographer Edwina Hart (can you say dream job?) interviews a special guest who has mastered the art of escape. The series explores how travel has influenced their lives and creative endeavours. Guests include famous perfumer Jo Malone, TV chef and cookbook author Rachel Khoo and travel blogger Brooke Saward. With international travel off the cards for a while yet, plug in and let the armchair travelling begin.
Use Of Force
True crime buffs listen up, a new month equals a new eerie podcast for you to devour and for October we’ve found a goodie. Use Of Force comes to us from Aussie filmmaker turned podcaster Sarah Hatherley who while researching for a movie, met a female ex-NSW police officer that inspired this series. After spending the last 18 months recording phone conversations between the two, Hatherley realised this was a story that needed to be told. The ex-cop, who shall remain nameless, describes entering a world of violence, intimidation and lawlessness—and that was just in the office. In this shocking six-part series, the duo unpack the circumstances that, 16 years later, landed the cop in a live-in police PTSD ward, attempting to revive her shattered career. Begin the binge here.
In VOGUE: The 1990s
Sartorial queens step forward, this podcast is for you. Deep-diving on a pivotal decade in fashion, this docuseries revisits the most important moments in 90s culture through the lens of fashion. From slip dresses with army boots to colorful tracksuits and minimal pantsuits, the style gurus at the fashion bible AKA Vogue will talk through the stories that made history. Presented by Anna Wintour and hosted by Hamish Bowles, this fashion podcast examines how the 90s sparked a cultural fusion that continues to shape our world today. The podcast will also feature some seriously special guest stars like Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui and Claudia Schiffer.
The Big Film Buffet
If you’re a film-lover like us then you’ll want to download this new podcast for your morning sweat sesh or commute stat. Hosted by the hilarious Susie Youssef and Alexei Toliopoulos, every Tuesday they’ll unpack a premiere pick direct from Netflix, a classic film from the same genre, and a personalised recommendation for something a little extra. To get you excited, in ep one they’ll cover Millie Bobby Brown’s latest flick Enola Holmes, and closer to home, Looking For Alabrandi. We’re going to assume the link here is badass, nosy teens? In ep two they’ll discuss epic Netflix newbie The Boys In The Band and the iconic Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert.
How To Life
It would be super helpful to have a little guidebook that answered all of life's unanswered questions wouldn’t it? Well consider this the audio version. While mates Claudia, Jenna and Nikolina don’t claim to actually know the answer to everything, they do like to sit down with experts who might. From how to date multiple people at once and how to spot a f*ck boy, to simply how to be happy and move on—each ep will offer practical, actionable tips for you to live a better life. We dig that. Catch up here.
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