Podcasts & Books

Plug Into Five Of The Best New Podcasts Dropping This Month

By Morgan Reardon
2nd Sep 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.

Where Bodies Are Buried

True crime lovers, this new podcast is for you. Where Bodies Are Buried follows “The Serial Killer Whisperer” criminal profiler Phil Chalmers who has played a pivotal role in solving countless grisly murders. In each ep the listener will be privy to a chilling, face to face interview in which Phil Chalmers gets up close and personal with a serial killer. Not for the faint-hearted, they’ll reveal everything from their methods to gruesome details of their cold-blooded murders. Chalmers goal? To learn everything there is to know about the crimes and behavior of serial killers in order to provide closure to families and to help avoid future senseless murders.  

I Can’t Stop

We’ve big fans of the realness that boss babe Tanya Henessey serves on the daily and now everyone can get their fix with her new podcast I Can’t Stop (legit, you won’t want her to stop). The comedian, author, radio presenter, and social media sensation has teamed up with BFF Ydinji woman Steph Tisdell who will give listeners a behind-the-scenes look at the realities behind Insta, television, and radio. Through laughs (and maybe a tear or two) they’ll cover a bunch of trending topics and will even answer your questions. Simply DM the podcast and see if Tayna and Steph can help out. 

The Imperfects 

We're all imperfect and this podcast is about owning it and celebrating it. In The Imperfects, Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project teams up comedian Ryan Shelton to chat with a bunch of interesting people who are willing to make themselves vulnerable, by sharing their own struggles and imperfections. Guests include international best-selling author Johann Hari, athlete Catriona Bisset and AFL star Jack Watts, TV host Georgie Gardner, entrepreneur Erin Deering and Ryan Shelton.

Billionaire Boys Club

The legends at Wondery (the team behind Dirty John and The Dating Game Killer) are back with yet another binge-worthy podcast. The six-part series, co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Emmy-nominated actor Timothy Olyphant goes like this: In 1980s Los Angeles, a group of prep school boys  got together to make investments in an attempt to get rich quick. Headed by a handsome and charismatic leader named Joe Hunt, the members of the self-proclaimed “Billionaire Boys Club” get sucked deeper into twisted schemes of kidnapping, torture and revenge. The boys must stick together, or risk prison. 

Trace

Investigative journalist Rachel Brown returns for the latest season of hugely popular podcast Trace, this time unpacking the infamous story of Nicola Gobbo (AKA Lawyer X), the criminal lawyer and recently ousted police informer who’s currently in hiding.The podcast unfurls via Gobbo’s only media interview since she fled Australia several years ago. Before meeting with Gobbo at an undisclosed location, Brown travelled to multiple countries in an effort to throw any tails that may have been trying to locate the ex-criminal lawyer. What follows is a story that involves murder, mafia, corruption, drugs and deceit—the key words any discerning true crime fan looks for.

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