Podcast recs

Podcast recommendations
March 2024

Many of our staff listen to podcasts, so we thought we would offer some recommendations to some of our favourites, quirky one-offs and regular returns.

Check each website for the podcast providers. You may be able to find some of these on your favourite streaming platform.

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Good reading

'Book talk and author interviews to help you discover your next favourite read' 

Recommended by Lewis

The loser's club: a Stephen King podcast

'The Losers’ Club is an award-winning weekly series that chronologically digs through the work of Stephen King with humor, irreverence, and a critical eye. Each episode, the Losers gather together to read between the iconic pages and share the latest in King’s Dominion, whether it’s the author’s oft-controversial tweets, the boldest Hollywood headlines, or his endless forthcoming projects.

Recommended by Lewis

Talking Australia

'Talking Australia, from award-winning Australian Geographic, shares the stories of Australia’s most inspiring explorers, conservationists and adventurers. Listen as they take you on a journey around this magnificent country and beyond, whether battling the elements to achieve their lifelong dreams or working hard to preserve our unique and fragile natural world.

Each week the podcast features intimate conversations with extraordinary Australians'.

Recommended by Ruth

Everybody has a secret

'Join Annabelle Lee and a roster of incredible guest co-hosts as they unpack the wild, never-been-told, real-life secrets of their listeners.'

Recommended by Caitlin
Everybody Has a Secret is a brand new podcast from the team at Shameless Media. The premise is that everyone has a secret, people write in and share their deepest darkest secrets and they get discussed by podcaster Annabelle Lee and guests ranging from Flex Mami, Louis Hanson and Samantha Andrew. Lee has a fascinating history with secrets and I have loved the analysis of why people keep secrets, the shame that is involved and what kinds of secrets people think are worth keeping.

The Quicky

'Traditional news was designed by men for men but here at The Quicky, we’re flipping that on its head, and making news with women in mind. It’s what women are talking about today. Interesting stories. Intelligent conversation. Minus the shock and horror.'

Recommended by Laura


'A daily news podcast from the publisher of The Monthly and Saturday Paper.'

Recommended by Laura

Dear Clementine

'In need of a little guidance? Desperate for some advice, but too afraid to ask your friends? Award winning author and proud feminist Clementine Ford is here to help. Whether you've got a question about family, career, sex or friendships Clementine is the sister you always wanted, the mum you never had, the aunty who always listened and the friend who's got your back. Dear Clementine is a podcast packed with advice you may not want but you definitely need.'

Recommended by Laura

The lady vanishes

Where is Marion Barter?

'The ex-wife of Australian Soccer captain Johnny Warren, Marion suddenly quit her job, sold her house and went to England for a year-long holiday. Then she simply vanished. For 25 years her daughter Sally has been searching for her. This is Australia’s most-baffling missing persons case.'

Recommended by Louise.

The retrospectors
- today in history

'What happened on this day in history? Curious moments curated each weekday by Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina and Arion McNicoll. It's history, but not as you know it.'

Recommended by Louise.


'You never really know someone…especially online. In today’s world, the power of influence can be the quickest path to money and fame, and it often ends in ruin. These are the stories of the world’s most insidious Scamfluencers. And we are their prey. On Wondery’s new weekly series, join co-hosts Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi as they unpack epic stories of deception from the worlds of social media, fashion, finance, health, and wellness. These influencers claim to be everything from charismatic healers to trusted financial insiders to experts in dating. They cast spells over millions. Why do we believe them, and how does our culture allow them to thrive? From Black Swan Murder to a fake social media influencer to an audacious Hollywood Ponzi schemer, each season will take the listener along the twists and turns, the impact on victims, and what’s left when the facade falls away.'

Recommended by Caitlin.

Chat 10 looks 3

'A podcast with Annabel Crabb & Leigh Sales

A peripatetic podcast in which Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb discuss what they're reading, watching, cooking, listening to or irrationally exhilarated by.

One of them likes show tunes and is a monster who chucks books once she's read them. The other one wrote this.'

Recommended by Louise.



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