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The Best Thriller Books Of 2022

Murder, mystery, secrecy, parallel stories, empty investigations, lifelong grudges and naturally, a dark and undiscovered…

Podcasts & Books
14 Summer Beach Reads Worth Losing Yourself In These Holidays

Summer and reading go hand in hand. Long languid days mean finding a nice shady spot to rest up and devour all those books that have sat…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best Podcasts You Should Have Plugged Into This Year

2021 was the year we needed podcasts more than ever. From giving us the chance to virtually armchair travel around the world, to listening…

U:L By You
10 Of The Best True Crime Podcasts As Chosen By You

It’s official, we’re straight up obsessed with true crime. And for the real super sleuths among us, there never is enough true…

Podcasts & Books
15 Of The Best Feminist Books To Check Out

Whether you’re a baby feminist or a seasoned equality fighter, this list covers the freshest feminist reads from Australian and…

U:L By You
10 Of The Best Books To Read Right Now, As Chosen By You

Whether you’re a life-long bookworm or you’ve never quite gotten into reading, now is the perfect time to fall in love with…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best Audiobooks To Listen To Right Now

Don't get us wrong, we absolutely love picking up a book and sitting down for a long session of page-turning. But with life continuously…

Gifts
15 Amazing Summer Reads To Gift The Bookworm In Your Life

Know someone keen to turn some pages this summer? A great book is always a good gift idea, whether you’re shopping for the bookworm in…

Podcasts & Books
8 Of The Best Aussie Podcasts You Need To Tune Into Now

Save yourself the trouble of scouring your streaming services and give eight of the best local podcasts a run—there’s…

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Tune In To These 10 Epic Indigenous Podcasts

Right now, the communities around the world are changing the narrative, and people—especially here in Australia—are finally…

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10 Of The Best LGBTQI+ Books To Celebrate Pride All Year Round

LGBTQI+ voices may traditionally be marginalised in literature, however, this is slowly but surely changing as the queer community’s…

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13 Political Books That Will Seriously Blow Your Mind

Nothing feels as great as being informed does so keep on that New Year’s resolution of schooling yourself on things that matter and…

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Get Sucked Into Some Serious Page-Turners With 8 Of The Best Fiction Books

When you spend your day looking from your laptop to your phone, then back to your laptop again, sometimes a screen detox is exactly what you…

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8 Of The Best Rewatch Podcasts To Get Nostalgic About

We’re never quite ready to let go of our favourite TV shows. We miss the laughs, plot twists, dramas, relationships, cliffhangers,…

Podcasts & Books
10 Self-Help Books Worth Reading In 2021

Here’s the thing, self-help books have a bad rap. While previous rut-ending books have been packed out with hundreds upon hundreds of…

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10 Of The Best Books Written By First Nations Authors

The truth is, you’d be doing yourself a complete disservice if you didn’t work your way through this essential reading list,…

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10 Of The Best Sustainability Books To Inspire Change

Chances are you’re already dabbling in sustainability by using reusable products and making thoughtful swaps to better our planet. Now…

TV & Movies
One Of Our Favourite True Crime Podcasts Is Turning Into A TV Show

We consider ourselves connoisseurs of true crime entertainment here at Urban List. A new eerie podcast—we’ve listened to it…

Podcasts & Books
8 History Podcasts That Will Help You Relearn The World As You Know It

History podcasts—they’re juicy, they’re plumpin’ and they’ve got all the tea that will make you light up the…

Podcasts & Books
Feel Inspired With 8 Of The Very Best Podcasts For Women, By Women

With International Women’s Day before us, what better way to get yourself prepared than listening to some podcasts that are hosted by…

Podcasts & Books
8 Female-Written Books To Sink Your Literary Teeth Into This Year

While the pool of epic female-written books is deeper than ever, we could write about Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison and Harper Lee all-day…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best LGBTQI+ Podcasts To Listen To Now And Beyond

Bless your ears with these incredible LGBTQI+ podcasts that will make you laugh and cry with their raw, honest and hilarious storytelling.…

Podcasts & Books
5 Audiobooks On Spotify You Need To Listen To Right Now

Simply put, audiobooks are a way to cheat your way into being a literary legend. So you might have hit up good old Sparknotes in your senior…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best Podcasts You Should Have Plugged Into This Year

2020 was the year we needed podcasts more than ever. From giving us the chance to virtually armchair travel around the world, to listening…

Podcasts & Books
Bring On Witch Lords And Curses In 6 Of The Most Spellbinding Fantasy Books

Fantasy books are peak escapism at its finest. From abandoned towns and bewitching worlds to dark curses and sacred artefacts, these…

Podcasts & Books
Unpack The True Story Of Melbourne’s Gangland War With This Chilling New Crime Podcast

If you caught the first season of Aussie true-crime podcast Trace, you’ll know it was equal parts shocking, heartbreaking and…

Entertainment
Scare Yourself Stupid With Shudder, The New Horror-Only Streaming Service

Slasher fans—and Victorians who’ve exhausted every other streaming platform available—can rejoice in the news that…

Podcasts & Books
Score Discounted Textbooks With Booktopia’s Uni-Approved Library

Whatever you’re studying right now—2020 has likely added an extra layer of stress to your uni life. As tricky as a Zoom meeting…

TV & Movies
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Your Next Movie Obsession, Where The Crawdads Sing

If lockdown gifted us one thing, it was the chance to finally catch up on all those books (and let's be honest, TV shows) that…

Podcasts & Books
Listen In, This 101 Is The Ultimate Guide To Making Your Own Binge-Worthy Podcast

These days, it’s almost as if every person and their dog has a podcast. If you really wanted, you could piece one together with the…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best Astrology Books You Need To Check Out

If you haven’t asked your friend, co-worker or COVID crush precisely what time they were born so you could figure out their…

Career
Plug Into These Career-Focussed Podcasts That Will Help You Land Your Dream Gig

Along with most of Australia, the jobs market is slowly beginning to open back up. Good news for those who lost out riding the redundancy…

Podcasts & Books
Get Educated, This Legend Just Turned Your Most Googled Sex Questions Into A Podcast

Think back to when you first learned about sex.  Perhaps you were sitting in a classroom, fixated on an educational VHS starring…

Music
Bow Down, Beyoncé Is Dropping A Visual Album On Disney+

Oh, queen Bey, how we have missed you! In news that the world truly needs right now, Beyoncé has announced she’s finally…

Entertainment
Meet The Private Investigator From Chasing Charlie, Your Next True-Crime Podcast Obsession

The new true-crime podcast series Chasing Charlie is about as Juicy as they come. The seven-part series follows an eight-year chase of New…

Podcasts & Books
Spice Up Your Life With 8 Of The Juiciest Sex Podcasts Worth Listening To

Let’s cut to the chase. There’s a big pool of sex podcasts sitting out there (most likely full with lots of banana inflatables)…

Food & Drink
Help Feed Children Around The World With This Delicious Brunch Cookbook

There’s no denying Melbourne’s brunch culture is well known and respected throughout Australia and the world. Boasting an…

Podcasts & Books
Get Ready To Heat Things Up In The Kitchen With This Sensual Bread Cookbook

Right now, couples are home quarantining, spending more time together than ever before — and they’re baking bread together in…

Entertainment
Crack The Code, Here Are The Best Virtual Escape Rooms To Solve From Your Couch

With restrictions easing, we’re finally seeing that glimmering light at the end of the iso tunnel but until that time comes,…

Podcasts & Books
Bless Your Ears With Daniel Radcliffe’s Live Reading Of Harry Potter

While we loved binging the craziness that was Netflix’s Tiger King, sometimes we need a hit of wholesomeness, and it doesn’t get…

Entertainment
Unleash Your Inner Big Kid With These Epic Adult Colouring In Books

While we’re loving our Netflix binges and we’ve dominated every puzzle put in front of us, we’re craving a new creative…

Sustainability
Learn How To Go Plastic-Free With This Practical Go-To Guide

There’s no denying the current situation has been a serious struggle but there has been one silver lining—the profoundly…

Travel
7 Of The Most Life-Changing Travel Books To Immerse Yourself In This Year

From the Australian Outback to huge sand dunes in the heart of the Orkney Islands—travel books will transport you to places all over…

Podcasts & Books
Listen Up, Louis Theroux Is About To Bless Our Ears With A Podcast Series

Rejoice, the doyen of documentaries, Louis Theroux, is finally set to release a podcast thanks to the good folk at the BBC. Titled Grounded…

Travel
Dream Of Your Next Trip With 8 Of The Juiciest Travel Podcasts

If you thought Instagram and YouTube was the only vice to satisfy your travel bug, think again. The number of travel podcasts to dig into…

Podcasts & Books
Watch Time Go By With These 8 Long Reads Perfect For Isolation

Found yourself with a little extra time on your hands? Who would have thought? Get comfy, switch on your reading light and unleash your…

Podcasts & Books
Get Comfy, WellRead Is The Book Subscription Made For Quarantine And Chill

If you, like us, are living for deliveries and doorbell rings a whole lot more than you used to—we’ve got another parcel drop to…

Podcasts & Books
Chill Out With 9 Of The Best Podcasts For Mindfulness And Meditation

There’s no denying it, times are tough and confusing as hell right now. Physical distancing and the general daily news headlines can…

Podcasts & Books
Escape Reality With 5 Of The Best New Release Books

When it comes to the current state of the world, it’s important to look for the silver linings. So, come through the real MVP of…

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

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…

Podcasts & Books
Align Your Soul With The Celestials With 6 Of The Best Astrology Podcasts To Get Around This Year

If you have a love-hate relationship with Mercury Retrograde, you’re intrigued by equinoxes and solstices and are inexplicably…

Podcasts & Books
Here’s Your Chance To Sit Down With The Mastermind Behind The Handmaid’s Tale

With news dropping this week that The Handmaid’s Tale season four will commence filming this March, our curiosity on the future of…

The Binge
Tune Into Netflix’s Juicy New Docudrama On The Rise Of The Ottoman Empire

Settle in for good times this weekend because there's a sling of binge-worthy goods you need to cross off your bucket list. Here's…

Podcasts & Books
Drop Everything And Plug Into The New True Crime Podcast From The Creator Of Dirty John

When LA Times reporter Christopher Goffard released a little-known podcast by the name of Dirty John last year, true crime buffs lost their…

TV & Movies
Here’s Why You Need To Jump On The Disney+ Bandwagon Now

Until now, your Friday nights and long-haul flights have most definitely been loaded with all the Netflix, Stan and Neon content. Now, brace…

Career
The Best Podcasts To Listen To If You Want To Kickstart Your Side Hustle

So you’re reading this article because, we're assuming, you’ve got something happening on the side you’d like to…

Podcasts & Books
Listen Up, This Podcast Will Teach You How To Find True Happiness

If you have moments where you find yourself scrolling through Insta, longing for a life that isn’t yours, you’re going to want…

Podcasts & Books
6 Of The Best Wellness Podcasts You Should Be Chilling Out To

In case you’ve been out of the podcast loop, wellness is the new true-crime. And though speculating on all things mysterious is fun,…

Podcasts & Books
Expand Your Mind With 6 Of The Best Books On Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness is often something we overlook as a part of our wellness, but being mindful can really help to get you in tune with…

Podcasts & Books
We’ve Found Your Fave New Crime Podcast And It’s Voiced By Lisa Simpson

If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of right now, it’s true crime podcasts, so we’re always a little giddy when…

Podcasts & Books
Praise Be, Handmaid’s Tale Is Getting An Eerie Sequel

While we endure the long and anxious wait for season four of The Handmaid’s Tale to hit our screens (and find out if June ever…

Podcasts & Books
Ghosthunter Is The Haunting New True Crime Podcast You Need To Start Now

Get your headphones ready, a brand new true crime podcast has dropped and it’s the only thing you need to binge this week.…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best Podcasts You Should Have Plugged Into This Year

There have been a ton of great new podcasts out in 2019 and other not-so-new-ones that had strong seasons. But like with anything…

Podcasts & Books
4 New Harry Potter Books Are Dropping And Here’s Everything To Know

In news more magical than the world of Hogwarts itself, Pottermore Publishing has just announced plans to drop a sling of short, non-fiction…

The Binge
The Best Books To Read This Month

This month, there’s a relatable Millennial saga, The New Me, a proper laugh out loud with Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicomb and a mystical…

Podcasts & Books
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The New Season Of Casefile

On 23 March, Australian podcast juggernaut Casefile officially confirmed the next sling of true-crime episodes on the horizon. So perk your…

Wellness
7 Slow Lit Podcasts To Help You Get A Decent Night’s Sleep

Fun fact; we’ll sleep for a third of our lives. Granted, we’re all pretty clued up on why sleeping is so good for a happy,…

Podcasts & Books
The Greats | The Best New Podcasts Of 2018

There have been a ton of great new podcasts out in 2018 and other not-so-new-ones that had strong seasons. But like with anything…

Podcasts & Books
Crunch Time | New Episodes Of The Teacher’s Pet Have Dropped

For everyone listening, following, deciphering and deliberating Hedley Thomas’ award-winning true crime podcast, The Teacher’s…

Podcasts & Books
Settle In, Call Me By Your Name Is Getting A Book Sequel

It may be too soon to anticipate an on-screen reunion with Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer but—big news—a Call Me By…

Entertainment
The Ultimate Entertainment Gift Guide

Got an entertainment buff you need to please? From retro arcade games to stylish sound systems, we’ve got something that will have…

Podcasts & Books
The Best True Crime Podcasts You Need To Listen To Right Now

True crime podcasts are well on the rise in Oz-land and there’s a very good reason why. They’re bloody (not even sorry for the…

Podcasts & Books
Here’s The True-Crime Podcast To Binge After You Finish Teacher’s Pet

For those of you who can’t get enough of True-Crime podcasts, boy do we have some news for you. Yep, this one’s for when…

Shopping
We’re Running The Ultimate Money-Can’t-Buy Charity Auction

Want to skip the queues and snag a private dining room at Sydney’s Chin Chin? How about a year’s free yoga in Brisbane? Maybe a…

Entertainment
The Binge | BEST OF THE WEEK

Welcome back to the weekend legends and congrats for surviving the nine to five hustle. For the weekend, here’s everything you need to…

Entertainment
Season Three Of Serial Is Dropping Next Week & Bring On The Binge

People of the podcast world we have some MAJOR news for ya’ll. We know you’re already across all things Serial (and if not, we…

Entertainment
The Binge | BEST OF THE WEEK

*Clapping* Good stuff beautiful people, you survived the week (unscathed) and here you are, scouring the internet like any 2018 human…

Podcasts & Books
The Binge | BOOKS

We’re kicking off a new Book Club series today, so settle down and get comfy. Maybe pop the kettle on. Every month we’ll be…

Podcasts & Books
Three New Harry Potter Books Are Being Released in October

It has been over ten years since the release of the last part to the iconic Harry Potter series but the love for these books is everlasting.…

TV & Movies
Kevin Kwan (Author Of Crazy Rich Asians) About His Most Memorable Moment On Set

Crazy Rich Asians took the world by storm when it was released in 2013. And, this month the film hit theatres and you’d pretty much…

Podcasts & Books
12 Classic Novels You Should Have Read By 25

Guys, reading is cool (why do I feel incredibly lame typing that??). It was around way before Netflix (or uh, the internet) was a…

Podcasts & Books
10 Historical Fiction Novels You Should Get Your Hands On Now

The recent success of shows like Call the Midwife, The Crown and good ol’ Downton Abbey proves that we all love a cheeky bit of…

Podcasts & Books
8 New Books From Aussie Authors To Read This Winter

Now that the mercury has plummeted through the floor and triggered a mass deficit of electric blankets at Harvey Norman, the only thing left…

Entertainment
Listen Up, Wrong Skin Is Not Your Average True-Crime Podcast

All you true-crime fans, it’s time to stop what you’re doing and download Wrong Skin ASAP. Done? Fab. Now here’s the…

Entertainment
This True Crime Podcast Will Give You Actual Chills

Podcast fiends rejoice, we’re here to send you off into another seriously messed up world and look, you probably won’t thank us…

Podcasts & Books
9 Books That Will Make Your Life Instantly Better

While there’s no quick fix to turning your life into a Disney movie, there’s something to be said for a good self-help book.…

Podcasts & Books
20 Children’s Books From Your Childhood You’ve Forgotten About

Gone are the days of taking your shoes off in supermarkets, eating soil and asking your kindergarten teacher why she has a moustache, but…

Podcasts & Books
9 TED Talks You Need To Listen To Right Now

Settle in team, it’s time to get inspired (in a BIG way). We all know TED talks as inspiring talks by some of the world’s most…

Podcasts & Books
20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

​In a world where there are movie adaptations of just about every book ever written, we’re at risk of forgetting the joy…

Podcasts & Books
9 Interesting Podcasts That’ll Make Your Commute Less Crap

Let's be honest, your commute to and from work is unlikely to evoke much excitement. You're just getting from point A—B and…

Things To Do
Australia’s Only External Building Climb Is In QLD (& It’s Bloody Stunning)!

We have absolutely no doubt there are some crazy adrenaline junkies out there who seek adventure at dizzying heights. If harnessing up and…

Podcasts & Books
10 Autobiographies You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

Sometimes there are stories inside that are bound to be told. And, thankfully, great people, hurt people, vulnerable people and people who…

Podcasts & Books
George R.R. Martin Is Releasing A New Game Of Thrones Book

Some of us procrasti-bake. Some of us procrasti-clean. But if you’re George R.R. Martin, you…

Podcasts & Books
The Best Podcasts To Make You Laugh Out Loud

We get it, sometimes you need a little somethin’ somethin’ to pick you up and have a little laugh at. Thankfully, this world is…

Podcasts & Books
7 Celebrity Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Some celebs just won’t quit with one skill. No, they’re set on showing us just how damn talented they are across all of the…