Podcasts & Books

5 Of The Best New Podcasts Worth Plugging Into This Month

By Morgan Reardon
3rd Feb 2021

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.

The Apology Line

If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologise for? For 15 years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. Allan Bridge posted flyers around New York City for people to call his Apology Line, which provided a chance for them to come clean, ranging from infidelity to murder. Going by the pseudonym Mr. Apology, he created a modern-day confessional; however, Allan was ultimately undone after getting too involved in his callers’ lives, including trying to stop a serial killer. Hosted by his widow Marissa, she will take listeners through his journey which builds from thousands of hours of taped phone calls. Get chills right here.

From Now

If sci-fi is your thing, you’ll want to plug into this fantastical thriller stat. Produced by and starring Game Of Thrones’ Richard Madden, the plot goes like this: a famed lost spaceship, the USS HOPE, returns to Earth after vanishing 35 years ago. The lone survivor disembarks mysteriously looking the exact same age as when he left. When he finally reunites with his formerly identical twin brother (now an old man), what starts as a joyful reconciliation soon leads to dark revelations that threaten their relationship and the future of humanity. Binge it here

Tough Love

A podcast with tough love lessons on the shit that counts—sounds exactly like what we need in our life. This new podcast documents radio and TV host Linda Marigliano’s real-life story as she manages the complexities of a long-distance relationship, leaves a career-defining path in radio, moves to LA (and returns), moves in with her parents, and freezes her eggs with her long-term partner Magnus right by her side (via FaceTime). Join the journey right here.  

He'll Be Right

This important podcast puts modern masculinity under the spotlight and contrasts ingrained traditional masculinity with the hope of more progressive perspectives. Hosted by aspiring young Māori journalist Glenn McConnell and former rugby player John Daniell (who is 25 years McConnnell’s senior), the unlikely duo don’t shy away from issues like body image, abuse, gender science or suicide, and have a strong focus on culture and Māori masculinity. Listen to the new series right here

Wild With Sarah Wilson

From the journalist that taught us how to quit sugar comes a binge-worthy podcast that has absolutely nothing to do with the sweet stuff. In her new series, Sarah Wilson has deep chats with everyone from celebrities to philosophers about how they live on the edge, leading a “more beautiful and fired-up” life. Chatting with the likes of Sia and David Pocock, Wilson and her guests will explore the issues that keep us up at night, including loneliness and climate change. Together they’ll uncover new ways to radically love and save our “one wild and precious life”. Listen to it here

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