Podcasts & Books

5 Of The Best New Podcasts Worth Plugging Into This Month

By Morgan Reardon
2nd Dec 2020

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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.

Canary: The Washington Post Investigates

Just when you think you know where this true crime podcast is going, it flips everything on its head—meaning it’s freaking fantastic and you need to plug in immediately. In this seven-part investigative series from The Washington Post, you’ll follow journalist Amy Brittain who after covering a sexual assault case in the District of Columbia in 2018, sparks a chain reaction of shocking revelations that leads her to an old sexual assualt crime involving a prominent high court judge. Over the course of the series you’ll hear the intertwining stories of two women, separated by decades but united by a shared refusal to stay silent. Binge your way through it here.

Vacay

One of the best things about going on holiday (apart from some seriously solid content for the gram) is all the amazing, LOL-worthy memories that come from it. But seeing as 2020 turned out to be the year that stole our vacays, we’ve been in short supply of holiday yarns. Thankfully, you can virtually travel and laugh along with some of Australia’s faves, including actors, comedians and journos who reveal their best (and worst) vacation stories with hilarious host Lisa Hamilton. Jam packed full of wanderlust vibes, you’ll cry legit tears from the very first ep when Flex Mami regales us with her truly messed up experience trying to enter Ghana for a holiday. Devour this epic new series here.

Unapologetically Blak

We can’t get enough of this new podcast from Gomeroi, Gamilaraay woman Ginny (who is also the founder and designer of the amazing Ginny’s Girl Gang) and her awesome mate AJ, a proud Barkindji, Latje Latje, Wakka Wakka woman. Unapologetically Blak seeks to place Indigenous voices at the front and centre of tough conversations to show Australia a new narrative of First Nations experiences in contemporary society. The duo will laugh and cry as they discuss topics that for too long have been placed into the “too hard basket”. In their first ep, they talk all things NAIDOC, including the current political climate and the impact of the pandemic on this year's celebration. Bless your ears right here.  

Bill Gates And Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions

What happens when brainiac Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates sits down with award-winning actor Rashida Jones? A banging podcast, that’s what. In this series, the unlikely duo will dig deep on some of the world’s biggest philosophical questions, like ‘why do we lie?’, ‘what will the world look like after COVID?’ and ‘is inequality inevitable?’. They’ll ask each other and special guests like historians, authors, economists and even political figures, plus the odd celebrity might pop up. Not only will you get an insight into some incredible minds, you’ll also finish each ep pondering the question yourself. This is absolutely one to get your mates or loved ones to tune into too so the discussions at the dinner table can go a little deeper than just ‘what did you have for lunch today?’. Listen to it here.

Crime Fiction Friday

This new Aussie podcast does exactly what it says on the tin, explores some of the most goosebump-inducing crime fiction from around the world, every Friday. Hosted by Emily Webb (who also hosts popular podcast, Australian True Crime), in each ep she’ll chat with some of the most successful crime fiction authors, deep diving into their novels and dissecting how they crafted such grisly reads— like finding out what it takes to get into the mind of a killer. Webb will also introduce you to up and coming authors and their books, so if you’re looking for your next crime thriller or whodunit? then tune in right here.

Need more podcast goodness? Dream of your next trip with eight of the juiciest travel podcasts.

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