Podcasts & Books

5 Of The Best New Podcasts Dropping This Month

By Morgan Reardon
17th Nov 2021

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Our love affair with podcasts runs deep, and this month is no different. Whether you’re keen for a new listen to get you through your workout or if you’ve just burned through your latest 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.

Up And Vanished: Season Three

When it comes to true crime podcasts you’re often left hanging at the end of the series, with no resolution. That’s not the case with Up And Vanished and its host Payne Lindsey who’s first season helped to solve the 12-year-old cold case of Tara Grinstead. In season three, Lindsey digs deep into the disappearance of Ashley Loring HeavyRunner, a 20-year-old indigenous woman who went missing from the Blackfeet Nation Indian Reservation in 2017. Lindsey and his team interview her family and people of interest in the case in the hopes of finding out what happened to HeavyRunner. Listen to it here.

Tanya Henessy Mediocre

Our favourite funny gal Tanya Hennessy is back with her newest podcast series Mediocre (which is a word we would never associate with that queen). Teaming up with her equally hilarious mate Adam Cubito, the duo will have you laughing so hard you’ll feel like you’ve just done some crunches at the gym. Each week they’ll drop a new ep, where they’ll talk about everything from philosophical questions and existential crises to LOLs about IBS. Listen to it here. 

Over My Dead Body 

Podcast legends, Wondery (Dr. Death and Dirty John), are back with the latest installment of their anthology series Over My Dead Body which chronicles people who are pushed beyond their limits and do unspeakable things. In Fox Lake, the series will follow the 2015 murder of a small town cop who was gunned down in a swamp. He quickly became a martyr in the national media, until an investigator uncovered the officer's bizarre and dark past. When the truth comes out, the townspeople must reconcile betrayal, corruption and the secrets of an American hero. Listen to it here. 

Bondi Badlands

This new podcast series from The Age and Sydney Morning Herald explore a series of murders and mysterious disappearances of gay men that happened on the southern headland at Sydney's Bondi Beach in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Hosted by Good Weekend deputy editor Greg Callaghan and based on his acclaimed 2007 book of the same name, this five part series is one for all the true crime lovers out there. Listen to it here.

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Fallen Angel

This new documentary podcast is all about lingerie brand Victoria's Secret...and its many, many secrets. The series investigates the origin story of one of the world’s most iconic brands and its effect on American culture, all told by women who witnessed what really happened behind the curtain. Fallen Angel goes back to the beginning of the lingerie megabrand to confront the many ways the brand influenced how a generation of women think about sex, desire, and beauty. Listen to it here. 

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