19 Australian Podcasts You Need To Listen To Now
From political comedy to power rangers and science, Australian podcasts have it all.
Hosted by Rob Harris and Alice Workman, The Silent Majority looks at Australian politics from every angle imaginable - parliament fashion, tell-all autobiographies, TV, music, and of course, ~the issues~. With a political guest each week, this is not only fun and lighthearted, but incredibly informative.
Bring A Plate is a fortnightly comedy podcast about pop-culture, life in an American-obsessed Australia, and '90s / '00s nostalgia. Hosted by Peter Taggart and Rebecca Shaw, it's the perfect show for winding down after a long day.
Described on their website as a "safe, inclusive space", this weekly podcast takes a hard look at feminism in pop culture and film. Hosted by journalist Maria Lewis and film critic Caris Bizzaca, each episode is filled with hilarity, and never shies away from telling it like it is.
This podcast is a series of long interview profiles on Australian artists, politicians, chefs, writers, and comedians. Every week, ABC Radio presenter Richard Fidler explores his guest's passions, pet peeves, and life journey in what makes for a truly inspiring podcast subscription.
Each week, host Osher Günsberg chats with an notable Australian about their life, their successes, and their struggles. A very authentic and inspiring series, every episode will leave you a little more hopeful about the state of the world.
Kitchen Cabinet's Annabel Crabb and 7:30 anchor Leigh Sales host this funny yet informative podcast. Each episode is like a reality show, where the two best friends chat about books, TV, radio, movies, food, and politics, amongst other things. The two are as silly on this podcast as they are serious when reporting for the ABC.
Wilosophy, hosted by comic Wil Anderson, takes the best and brightest in Australia, and then asks them the silliest questions around. The entertaining podcast is filled with witty banter, great laughs, and all the answers to life's big problems.
Another one of Wil Anderson's many podcasts, TOFOP (Thirty Odd Foot Of Podcast) is a weekly comedy show hosted by Wil and actor Charlie Clausen. Unlike Wilosophy, this podcast covers anything from pop culture, to sport, to film and TV.
11. Stop The Posts
Hosted by comedians James Colley and Nick Fischer, Stop the Posts takes a hilarious look at the weeks news and current affairs. Think The Chaser but a new generation.
13. Election Nerds
The world of political science in Australia and beyond is often hard to navigate, but Dr Amanda Elliot, Dr Stewart Jackson, and Dr Peter Chen make it easy on Election Nerds. You can expect to learn a lot from this podcast, which makes it ideal for anyone who'd like to brush up on their world politics knowledge.
14. Ranger Danger
Two grown men, Mathew Groom and Michael Busuttil, host this talk show about their childhood obsession with the Power Rangers. Inviting equally obsessed guests each episode, Ranger Danger is not only incredibly funny, but also rather sweet.
OK, so this podcast is from NZ, not Australia. But that's close enough! Hosted by comedian Rhys Darby, journalist David Farrier, and radio controller Leon "Buttons" Kirkbeck, this light-hearted banter-filled podcast explores the crazy world of cryptozoology - the study of animals whose existence has yet to be confirmed by science, like the Loch Ness monster or the Yeti.
16. Sleek Geeks
Dr. Karl and Adam Spencer having been making science cool for years now, and this podcast is a new extension of that. Each week, the two science fiends, along with their guests, explain how things work and talk about new discoveries being made in the world of technology.
17. The Piecast
In this podcast, hosted by Adelaide native Mark Tripoli, dessert pies and conversation form the premise. Each episode, Mark and his guests talk about pop culture and general life happenings over a slice of something warm and sweet. Impressively enough, you can hardly hear them chew!
Hosted by Aussie podcaster Steve Molk, Humans of Twitter is another interview profile series. It takes a look at the stories of those who run Australian Twitter accounts that make you laugh, cry, and think, all in less than 140 characters.
19. Hamish & Andy
If you've listened to their radio show, you'll know the kind of antics Hamish Blake and Andy Lee get up to. Chatting with celebrities, playing pranks on the unsuspecting, and just being plain old silly for your amusement, Hamish & Andy is everything you want in a relaxing, fun podcast.
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The picture in Number 10 features both comedian Wil Anderson and actor Charlie Clausen. We were too busy laughing our arses off at their hilarious podcast that we mixed up the photo in an earlier version of this post.