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Plug Into This Epic New Crime Podcast From The Makers Of Dirty John

By Morgan Reardon
9th Jan 2020

best podcasts January 2020

While most of us are easing back into work after a few glorious weeks off, you’re going to need something good to listen to on your commute to the office. And as per usual, we’ve got you covered with a generous serving of true crime and feelgood series, including a new series featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest names. 

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

Blood Ties 

The legendary team behind Dirty John have done it again, this time serving up a fictional tale of crime, no less chilling than its predecessor. When Eleonore and Michael Richland (played by Gillian Jacobs and Josh Gad) lose their parents unexpectedly in a small plane crash, they must choose between two very different paths: honour their father’s legacy as a world-renowned cardiologist and health care magnate or risk everything for the truth (like what really caused the crash). This six-episode scripted drama will have you second guessing everyone involved. 

Don’t Stop Us Now

Hear fascinating stories from innovative and pioneering women around the globe and get to know the person behind the success story—you know, the one who has experienced the same kind of doubts, fears and tough times as most of us have. In each ep, co-hosts Claire Hatton and Greta Thomas, chat with powerful females in a raw and real way—like former Shoes Of Prey founder and CEO Jodie Fox on the incredible rise and shocking demise of her business. They also tackle real life career hurdles like how to deal with office politics and how to switch off. It’s a must listen for gals and guys. 

Talking Australia 

Prepare to be inspired, like really inspired, as the crew at Australian Geographic share stories of Australia’s most inspiring explorers, conservationists and adventurers in this podcast. They’ll take you on a journey around the country, from battling the elements to achieve their lifelong dream or working hard to preserve our incredible backyard. Highlights include chats with legendary journalist Ray Martin and Albert Wiggan, an indigenous ranger and guardian of the Kimberley. 

White Silence 

On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet took off from Auckland Airport on a sightseeing trip to Antarctica with 257 people on board. Just hours later, everyone was dead. The cause? Somehow the plane had veered off course and flew directly into the Erebus volcano. In the decades that followed the mysterious tragedy, fingers are pointed but no one could figure out what really happened. To mark the 40th anniversary, Michael Wright and Katy Gosset explore the lies and potential cover ups of one of New Zealand’s biggest mysteries in this eerie podcast.  

Murder In Oregon 

This true crime podcast begs a serious question—who really killed Michael Francke? We say really, because a low-level drug dealer by the name of Franke Gable was actually charged and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for the murder of Oregon Department of Corrections director Francke in January 1989. But Francke’s own brother Kevin, along with Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe the wrong man is behind bars. They believe Francke was slain because he uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system and someone wanted to shut him up for good. More than two decades since the murder the duo are determined to finally uncover the truth. 

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