Podcasts & Books

5 Of The Best New Podcasts Worth Plugging Into This Month

By Morgan Reardon
8th Apr 2021

Our love affair with podcasts runs deep, and this month is no different. Whether you’re keen for a new listen to get you through your workout or if you’ve just burned through your latest 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.

MANslaughter 

From the same crew that brought you Dr Death and Dirty John, is a brand new true crime podcast that is sure to give you chills. In MANslaughter, investigative reporter Molly Peterson explores the case of veteran cop LaVerne Stordock, who was shot dead in Wisconsin in the 1970s by his then wife Suzanne Brandon. Despite admitting to the murder, Brandon only spent three nights in jail and walked away with hundreds of thousands of dollars in inheritance money. Why? Peterson, and Stordock’s niece Dorothy Marcic are determined to find out in this chilling podcast.

Idle Australians

If you grew up in the noughties, then it’s likely Australian Idol and the show’s hosts Osher Günsberg and James Mathison, were regular features in your life. If you’ve missed their on screen bants and good vibes (ditto), then you’ll want to plug into their new podcast, Idle Australians. In each episode the duo will tackle a person or event in pop culture that needs a bit more investigation, like Australian fraudster Alan Bond or Brisbane failed 1992 Olympics bid—yep that really happened.

You’re In Good Company

Here’s a wild fact, did you know that only 18 per cent of active online retail investors in Australia are women? Which means women on average retire with 47 per cent less in retirement savings than men. In this new podcast, millennial mates Maddy Guest and Sophie Dicker want to change those statistics by arming listeners with informative, yet simple tools on investing. Each ep they’ll tackle different areas of money as well as interviewing relevant experts. The best bit? They’ll untangle all the jargon and break the important info down so you can leave feeling armed with the right knowledge to start your investment journey.  

A Theory Of Mind

Author Ben Mckelvey goes deep in this new podcast, talking about the brain, the psyche and why we are the way we are with a host of incredible Australians from various walks of life. Guests include famed UFC fighter Mark Hunt who opens up about his troubled childhood, survival and the resilience he’s learnt over the years. There’s also chats with foreign correspondent Hugh Riminton about his work and the tumour he discovered a year ago, and an eye-opening yarn with millionaire entrepreneur Mark Bouris. Prepare to have your mind blown. 

Spy Affair

Mystery and intrigue—this new podcast has it all. A charismatic Russain woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected, she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. 

 

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