Podcasts & Books

Plug Into 5 Of The Best New Podcasts Dropping This Month

By Morgan Reardon
1st Jun 2020

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Our love affair with podcasts runs deep, and this month we find ourselves needing some light relief more than ever. Whether you’re keen for a new listen to get you through your workout or if you’ve just burned through your 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.

Chasing Charlie

Fans of Dirty John and Who The Hell Is Hamish? will love this mysterious new podcast. Approached with a seemingly routine case of a jilted lover, private investigator Julia Robson begins to uncover the unsettling saga of conman, “Charlie”, who has been breaking hearts and clearing out bank balances all over Australia and New Zealand. Relentless and determined to seek redemption and justice for victims around the globe, Julia embarks on a seven-year-long mission to take Charlie down. Featuring heartbreaking interviews with his victims, this true crime podcast will shock you to your core. 

A Podcast Of One's Own With Julia Gillard

If you’re looking for a hit of inspiration and pure girl power, look no further than this podcast from former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Now the Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, Gillard offers up thoughtful and fun discussions with well-known female (and some male) leaders from the worlds of business, entertainment and sport. In her latest ep, Gillard chats with two-time Academy Award-winning actor Cate Blanchett where they discuss the gender pay gap and diversity in film. 

Not Alone

There’s no denying it, 2020 has been one hell of a year and it’s left many of us feeling a bit lost—which is why this new podcast from Beyond Blue is so poignant. Not Alone is proof that a problem shared is a problem halved with episodes featuring everyday people sharing their mental health journey to help you with yours. Topics covered in the podcast include work stress, isolation fears, supporting a loved one and overcoming trauma. If you’re looking for one of the best new podcasts this month, this is it. 

It Was Simple: The Betty Broderick Murders

If you’ve been craving an epic true crime podcast, then you’ll want to plug into this newbie asap. Brought to us by LA Times reporter Patt Morrison, it follows the shocking true events of Betty Broderick, the Californian woman who seemed to have it all, until her husband decided to leave her. What followed the demise of her marriage was a double murder—her ex-husband and his new wife. In It Was Simple, you’ll hear from Broderick’s divorce attorney, her defence attorney and the foreman of the jury that convicted her, among other voices that capture the significance of events surrounding the murders. 

Phoebe Reads A Mystery

If you didn’t quite get through that pile of classics you wanted to read while lockdown was in full swing, then we’ve got just the ticket for you this is beauty of a podcast. If you’re a fan of true crime podcast Criminal, then you’ll already be familiar with host Phoebe Judge. In this spin-off, Judge—who also happens to have one of the most soothing voices around—reads a chapter of an Agatha Christie novel in each ep. She’d already read The Mysterious Affair at Styles and next up is The Hound of the Baskervilles. It’s the perfect listen while going for a stroll or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. 

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Image Credit: Andre Hunter

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