Tired of watching TV during lockdown?
Looking for something to listen to whilst working from home, exercising or cooking?
Why not try listening Podcasts?
Podcasts offer an escape, can be informative, stimulate your mind, or maybe just alleviate boredom. Here are some recommendations to help you through this period of isolation.
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What are you reading, loving or being challenged by? We review the latest in fiction for dedicated readers and for those who wish they read more. With hosts Kate Evans and Cassie McCullagh.
The Book Show
Hosted by Claire Nicholas who brings in-depth conversations with the best fiction writers from Australia and around the world.
Full recording of talks held by the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, featuring the best in books, writing and ideas. Great time to catch up on an extensive back catalogue of Australian and International guests.
Sydney Writers Festival
Over the coming months, many of the writers who were on the 2020 Festival program will now contribute their stories, perspectives and ideas. You can also listen to recordings of events from previous Festivals.
ABC Podcast hosted by Richard Fidler and Sarah Kanowski. Interviews with interesting people which draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard of or someone unknown who has seen and done amazing things.
Comedian Wil Anderson has lengthy, but informal chats with well-known identities and tries to find out the meaning of life.
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to walk in the shoes of a legend and not even realize it? Each episode guides listeners on an immersive journey through the surprising moments and challenges that shaped someone’s life before they were famous. Clues about “your” identity are dropped along the way, Can you guess who the celebrity is?
A Podcast of One's Own
Former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard presents a podcast in her role as Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. In each episode leads a thoughtful, but fun discussion with well-known female (and some male) leaders from the world of business, entertainment, media, sport and many more.
Dolly Parton's America
A deeply personal, historical and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons. This is a nine part journey into Dolly’s upbringing to becoming one of America’s great icons.
A new podcast from Samin Nosrat and Hrishikesh Hirway, who want to help you figure out what to cook (and keep you company) during quarantine.
Australian True Crime
Presented by Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb go beyond the news cycle to find out how people become killers, how people become victims, and what happens next.
The Shrink Next Door
Podcast by Wondery (Dirty John) this seven episode podcast tells the story of Isaac Herschkopf (Ike), a psychiatrist who controls his patient’s lives for personal gain. An extraordinary story focusing on the patient Marty, a therapy patient of Ike’s, who after 29 years, finally had broken free from Ike’s psychological domination.
Bird's Eye View
What’s it like to be a woman in a man’s prison. Find out with the first podcast made by women in the Darwin Correctional Centre.
A truly astonishing true crime story that investigates the disappearance and likely murder of Susan Powell by her husband, Josh Powell. What sets Cold apart are the recordings made by Susan’s father-in-law, Steve Powell that are dispersed throughout the podcast and give insight into his sick and twisted obsession with his daughter-in-law. This is a podcast that we could not recommend highly enough and is an unmissable discussion of domestic violence.
The story of Bearbrook seems almost too gruesome to be real. This investigation follows the decades long mystery of the identity of bodies found in barrels at a national park in New Hampshire. What makes this true crime podcast riveting is the fascinating discussion of forensic technology and how it can be utilised to solve murders previously thought unsolvable.
Man in the Window
Produced by Wondery (Dr Death and Dirty John). It is the grim story of the East Area Rapist (EAR) also commonly referred to as the Original Night Stalker. What makes this podcast fascinating is the way in which the offender was charged, more than thirty years after his last offence. Examines the crimes of the EAR/ONS and is truly unique in how it gives a platform and voice to the victims who have suffered in silence and discusses how long held beliefs regarding sexual assault and shame contributed to the EAR/ONS’s long reign of terror.
A daily show that’s all about the coronavirus, its spread and what we can do to keep safe. ABC’s resident medical expert Dr Norman Swan co-hosts and dispels just about every COVID-19 myth with clear, concise information.
On each episode of Strong Songs, host Kirk Hamilton takes listeners inside a piece of music, breaking it down and figuring out what makes it work.
Yoga and meditation set to classical music, rolled into one. In each episode, local Australian musicians perform an intimate concert of beautiful music, with meditative effects to enhance your practice. Each bespoke playlist has been carefully curated so the music fits snugly alongside the yoga sequence, resulting in a deeply immersive, sensory experience.
Presented by Sydney Swans legend Brett Kirk who will give you tips and tricks from mindfulness experts, as well as meditations that’ll change you and your family’s life.
Brene Brown is a best-selling author who has spent more than twenty years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives. This podcast unpacks and explores ideas, stories, experiences, books, films and music that reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most broken.
A new podcast from Cheryl Strayed, also known as Sugar, wrote the book Wild which was made into a film starring Reece Witherspoon. In this moment of uncertainty, she’s setting aside advice-giving in favour of wisdom-seeking and turning to the writers who have long inspired her for courage and insight. Highly recommended are the episodes with Margaret Atwood and George Saunders.
Two Peas in a Podcast
Listen to Mandy and Kate laugh (a lot) and cry as they chat to each other and friends about parenting multiples with disabilities and special needs.
How much do you really know about the 11th of November 1975?
It was the day the Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam made his famous “Well may we say” speech on the day he was sacked by the Queen’s representative. This podcast explores the extraordinary events leading up to the most dramatic day in Australian political history and asks how did the dismissal actually happen?