Podcasts & Books

Plug Into This Inspiring Podcast Breaking Down The Stigma Around Mental Health

By Morgan Reardon
5th Mar 2020

Our love affair with podcasts runs deep and this month is no exception. As per usual, we’ve got you covered with a generous serving of true crime and inspiring stories, including a truly terrifying podcast that will surely keep you up at night. 

You know the drill. Fire up the playlist, here are all the podcasts worth bingeing this month.

If You Don’t Mind

The stigma around mental health and societies silence on such a debilitating disease is as strong as ever. But fortunately, there are gems out there like podcaster Madelaine Cherrington who thinks we need to start having more honest and real conversations about mental illness. Dropping its second just last week, tune in every fortnight to If You Don’t Mind to join Madelaine as she engages in inspiring one on one interviews with people who bravely share their mental health journey.

After Work Drinks

After Work Drinks is your weekly dose of pop culture, news and entertainment all in one sassy podcast. Hosted by journalists and best friends Isabelle Truman and Grace O’Neill, the duo debriefs on all things from Meghan Markle’s wardrobe choices to an adults guide to heartbreak. The besties keep it real with their down-to-earth attitude and infectious humour so whether you’re interested in politics or celebrity news, these gals tackle it all.


A policeman turns sexual predator, and a group of fearless women from around the world band together to bring him to justice. Across continents and years, they launch their own investigation with a team of Italian journalists and trigger a trial unlike any seen in Italian court. Hosted by investigative reporter Natasha Del Toro, this ten-episode, immersive true crime series examines the trust we place in the sharing economy and the power that a simple checkmark or digital review can hold over our lives.

High Tides And Salty Vibes

For a weekly does of inspiration from creatives, look no further than High Tides And Salty Vibes. Launching its second season, in each ep host Sophie Ferguson chats with entrepreneurs around the country who are making waves in their industry. With a focus this season on health, episodes so far include interesting chats with fitness influencer Caroline Groth on gut health and anxiety and nutritionist Brittani Elise on hormones, plant-based diets and even magic mushrooms. 

Life And Crimes With Andrew Rule

If you’re a true-crime podcast junkie, then we’ve got a newbie you’ll want to get around. Hosted by Andrew Rule, one of Australia's most prolific journalists and authors, In Life and Crimes, the Sunday Herald Sun columnist shines a light on the dark corners of Australian life, from the story behind the biggest mysteries, to the characters of yesterday and the crims of today. 

Image Credit: Gemma Chua-Tran

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