These picks will get you through a long walk, a short commute or anything in between.
Will we ever get sick of podcasts? The niches are virtually unlimited, no matter what you’re into and they can turn any dull moment into an enjoyable one – especially when we’re all facing these extreme amount of iso-fatigue.
While there a tons of great podcasts to choose from, with topics ranging from true crime and politics to comedy and inspirational stories, it can be hard to find your next best listen.
Before you go searching unto eternity, here are our five picks for the podcasts we’ve been loving this month.
From Prime Ministers and media heavyweights to indie cretors and side hustlers – as one of the nation’s only podcasting journalists, The Sydney Morning Herald / The Age’s Peter Wells has interviewed the movers and shakers of the podcasting world. In the aptly titled interview series Meta – a podcast about podcasts, Wells chats with the likes of Julia Gillard (host of A Podcast of One’s Own), ABC’s Dr Norman Swan (Coronacast) and more to give listeners a valuable insight into just what makes our most popular podcasts happen.
Everyone Has An Ex
In season one of the voyeuristic series Everyone Has An Ex, beloved Bachelorette Georgia Love peeled back the curtain on some of the juiciest and most heartbreaking break ups shared by those who lived them. For season two Love put a call out to her listeners to share their stories of love, heartbreak and everything in between. The result is a selection of real-life stories with storylines of forbidden love and heartbreak via the frontpage of newspapers and more.
Lessons Learnt With The Greats
Despite being a legend in his own right, cricketing superstar Shane Watson says that he still has many things to learn both on and off the field. In Lessons Learnt With The Greats, Watson is joined by the big names of cricket past and present to discuss how their time on the pitch gave them lessons of life, business, relationships and everything else life balls at you. So far Watson has interviewed friends and colleagues from Australia and abroad including Brett Lee, Shane Warne, Yuvraj Singh, Dean Jones, Sir Vivian Richards and Belinda Clark.
Bobo and Flex
Bobo Matjila and Flex Mami are spilling the tea! Not even a cross-continent divide can get in between Bobo and Flex serving their listeners a weekly dose of empowerment. The modern day self-care book, nothing is off limits in Bobo and Flex’s epic conversations. The pair pepper their discussions about real-world events with advice to help their listeners critically navigate the modern world.
Australian True Crime
The passion project of true crime obsessives Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb, Australian True Crime was the podcast that kick-started one of the biggest genres of today. This October, Laurie and Webb return with another Australian True Crime: Live. The captivating live show will include exclusive content and never-before-heard accounts exploring the always engrossing underbelly of Australia, with guests Andrew Rule (Chopper/Underbelly) and Julia Robson (Chasing Charlie).