Best australian history podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world.Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.
 
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The History Hour
Weekly
 
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
Stories from Australian History with guests and fuckery
 
The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange.Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, and Simon Theobald, with s ...
 
The National Museum of Australia's audio series explores Australia's social history: Indigenous people, their cultures and histories, the nation's history since 1788, and the interaction of Australians with the land and environment. The series includes talks by curators, conservators, historians, environmental scientists and other specialists.
 
Let's Talk About Sects is a monthly podcast focusing on a different cult each episode. Sarah takes a storytelling, deep dive approach, looking at the history of a sect's leaders, the recruitment of members, their experiences, psychological aspects, and notable incidents during its existence.
 
Who said nothing ever happens in Brisbane? Join hosts Jessica Kate and Ellen Rose as they dig up the skeletons buried in our own back yard and take you on a macabre tour around Australia’s third largest city - home to the Stefan Needle, the Brown Snake, the crushing feeling that you’re trapped in a dead-end town that you can never leave, and some of the most brutal murders in Australian history.
 
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
 
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Society & Culture
Monthly
 
Drawing inspiration from the collections of the National Library of Australia, the Society and Culture talks keep you in touch with the Australia of the past, present and future. From the history of settlement through to studies of the environment, these talks will inspire and challenge you.
 
This is the story of seven incorrigible children living near Sydney in the 1880’s with their military-man father, and a stepmother who is scarcely older than the oldest child of the family. A favourite amongst generations of children for over a century, this story tells of the cheeky exploits of Meg, Pip, Judy, Bunty, Nell, Baby, and The General (who is the real baby of the family), as well as providing a fascinating insight into Australian family life in a bygone era.
 
“We don’t know.” answers too many questions. But in this podcast, we don’t take “we don’t know” for an answer. Every Thursday, Unexplained Mysteries investigates the greatest mysteries of history and life on earth, because the answer “we don’t know” is always the scariest. Unexplained Mysteries is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.
 
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Canadian True Crime
Monthly+
 
Stories of some of the most heinous, controversial, heartbreaking and thought-provoking true crime cases, told by an Australian living in Canada. New episodes on the 1st and 15th of each month.
 
Bookings :Rodney Lay rod@globalspin.coDJ Alex Taylor has been at the forefront of Australia’s dance music industry for 25 years. With a passion for quality house music, that is soulful, deep and funky to tribal and progressive. He has forged a name for himself that sees him playing regularly across the country and around the world.With residencies and guest sets at some of Australia’s biggest clubs such as Arq, The Ivy, Trademark, Tank, Home and Hugos Lounge, The Midnight Shift and The Beres ...
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Italian program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Ascolta le interviste, i servizi e le storie del programma in italiano di Radio SBS, con notizie dall'Australia e dal resto del mondo.
 
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Ballarat History
Daily+
 
Ballarat History looks at beginnings of democracy in Australia from the gold rush town of Ballarat.
 
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
 
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I Had The Peanut
Monthly+
 
A podcast about food and it's history from South Australia and around the world. We explore all sorts of food and try and find something for everyone. We're not fancy, we're just hungry!!
 
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Up Ya Class
Monthly
 
We’re losing the illusion that we live in a classless country. But it remains a deeply uncomfortable subject for some and most of the talking about class is been done by people who benefit from the status quo: middle class, private school and tertiary educated. That is, THE AUSTRALIAN MEDIA. Up Ya Class is a counter-point. Hosted by veteran podcaster and comedian Dave O’Neil, slightly less veteran broadcaster and comedian Nelly Thomas, and actual working person with no podcast experience wha ...
 
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The Tennis Podcast
Weekly+
 
Presented by David Law and Catherine Whitaker, The Tennis Podcast is a downloadable tennis radio show featuring weekly chat, big-name guests, interviews and daily editions at the Grand Slam tournaments.
 
Ross Stevenson and John Burns entertain listeners with their razor sharp wit and oddball humour every morning.And every day the best segments of their on-air - and sometimes off-air - program are placed right here.
 
A grammar nerd's delight. Co-Hosts Morgan Obidowski and Linda Huss break down current language and communication issues while drinking multiple bottles of wine. If Grammar Girl, Throwing Shade and Drunk History had a 3-way baby it would be this podcast.
 
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Endless Thread
Weekly
 
The front page of the Internet--also known as Reddit--is making noise. Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the site's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities, collaborating with Reddit's 330 million users and over 140 thousand communities to find all kinds of jaw-dropping narratives. A collaboration between WBUR and Reddit.
 
Chris Smith has worked in news and current affairs on radio and TV nationally and international for more than 30 years. He’s won several awards for reporting and broadcasting excellence. Currently, his show outrates all stations at this time of day, while he juggles TV appearances on Channel 7’s Sunrise, and Channel 9’s Weekend Today Show and Mornings. He’s an active host of charity events and coaches kids’ sport. His focus on-air is breaking news, but after 15 years hosting his program, he ...
 
The Last Lives Video Gaming Podcast, where games aren't ALL we've got, they're just all we've got LEFT. Hosted by comedian raconteurs Justin "JBone" Clements, Justin "Dad" Harris, and Producer Sam G, we delve into gaming's past, present, and future with the health bar flashing all the way. Can 3 dudes in their 30's with wives and families clear their back logs and confront the final boss of MIDDLE AGE NOSTALGIA? Find out...on LAST LIVES!
 
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How a British doctor misled the world by linking the MMR vaccine to autism; the early rise of Hungary’s Viktor Orban also what it was like to contest the Soviet Union’s first multi-party elections plus the exposure in the 1970s of a Nazi criminal in Holland and uncovering Mexico’s Aztec past.Photo: Dr Andrew Wakefield arrives at the General Med ...…
 
How racial prejudice can easily appear in classroomsThe human race - a race of oneHenry Sutton an inspiration for students at Federation UniversityProject FeederWatch feeds birds, unites people, provides valuable dataFairywren Project collates bird sightings to monitor changes in populations and range…
 
Monica Roccuzzo and Emilio Gokcek, two students from Gladstone Park Secondary College, Melbourne, talked with us about climate change, sharing their perspectives and their solutions. - Dopo che la sedicenne svedese Greta Thunberg ha iniziato a settembre il suo sciopero in solitaria davanti al Parlamento di Stoccolma, la sua città, per chiedere ...…
 
Italian band Deschema will be in Sydney in April as part of the Sanremo Giovani World tour. - La band toscana dei Deschema sarà a Sydney il prossimo 6 aprile quale parte del Sanremo Giovani World Tour.
 
Italian saxophonist Mirko Guerrini will be performing in Melbourne on 27 March at the Jazz Lab. - Il sassofonista di fama internazionale Mirko Guerrini si esibisce il prossimo 27 marzo al Jazz Lab di Melbourne a partire dalle 20.30 insieme alla sua band per presentare l'album Extasy Morricone.
 
Are you the forgiving type? Or does your forgiveness depend on the circumstances? Forgiveness is often discussed as if it were a single, straightforward, phenomenon. The reality, however, is not so simple.
 
Science writer, Mike McRae, outlines the ever-changing nature of illness, and how disease is socially and culturally defined.
 
Emma Jane is Australian but she is married to an Italian man. Together they decided to raise their kids bilingual. - Oggi il nostro appuntamento con il bilinguismo della comunità italoaustraliana ci porta in Central Coast, New South Wales, a conoscere una mamma australiana.
 
New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced a ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons. - I cambiamenti alle leggi neozelandesi sulle armi vieterebbero il possesso di armi semiautomatiche come quelle usate negli attentati di Christchurch.
 
New South Wales residents will go to the polls on Saturday to decide who will lead their state for the next four years. It looks set to be a tight race; multiple polls have the Coalition and Labor deadlocked at 50-50 on a two-party preferred basis going into the election. - I residenti del New South Wales si accingono a votare per le elezioni s ...…
 
Edie Beattie is an Australian girl who challenged herself with a 10 months long stay in Italy. - Edie Beattie è una ragazza australiana che ha accettato la sfida di passare 10 mesi in Italia.
 
Have you ever thought about starting a business, being your own boss, making all the decisions? Indigenous business is a growing sector which provides employment and training in urban and regional communities. We meet four female business owners who are part of an expanding network of Indigenous entrepreneurs.…
 
In 1888, London was terrorized by a series of brutal murders. Due to the grotesque mutilation of the victims, the murders were referred to as "rippings." The deaths created a frenzy of panic and paranoia that lasted long after Jack the Ripper vanished from the public eye. Sponsors! CBS All Access - Visit CBS.com/CULTS to redeem your FREE trial ...…
 
These are some of the shows you shouldn't miss in the next seven days on our free-to-air channels. Don't forget that most of these shows are also available for free on sbs.com.au/ondemand - Questi sono alcuni degli spettacoli che vi segnaliamo per i prossimi sette giorni sui nostri canali free-to-air. Non dimenticate che molti di questi program ...…
 
Prosecco expert Alice Anzanello reveals the secrets of the famous Italian sparkling wine that is growing in popularity all over the world. - L'esperta di Prosecco Alice Anzanello svela i segreti di questo vino frizzante italiano che sta conquistando i palati dei buongustai di tutto il mondo.
 
In the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks, many are questioning whether Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others are doing enough to stamp out hate speech. - Sulla scia degli attacchi alle moschee di Christchurch, molti si chiedono se Facebook, YouTube, Twitter e altri stiano facendo abbastanza per eliminare l'incitamento all'odio e la violen ...…
 
It's Harmony Week, and today March 21 marks the 20th anniversary of embracing inclusiveness and belonging for all Australians - regardless of their cultural or linguistic background. - Oggi, giovedì 21 marzo, si festeggia il ventesimo anniversario di Harmony Day, una ricorrenza che celebra l’inclusione e l’appartenenza al paese di tutti gli aus ...…
 
The Calabrian born former politician was the first parliamentarian to make his maiden speech in a language other than English. - Il politico calabrese fu il primo parlamentare a pronunciare il suo discorso d'insediamento in una lingua diversa dall'inglese.
 
A driver who set alight a bus full of schoolchildren on the outskirts of Milan was apparently protesting against migrant drownings in the Mediterranean. - L'autista, che ha tentato di dare fuoco all'autobus, avrebbe compiuto il gesto in protesta per le morti nel Mediterraneo.
 
It's Harmony Week, and March 21 marks the 20th anniversary of embracing inclusiveness and belonging for all Australians - regardless of their cultural or linguistic background. - Oggi, giovedì 21 marzo, si festeggia il ventesimo Harmony Day, una ricorrenza che celebra l’inclusione e l’appartenenza al nostro paese di tutti gli australiani, indip ...…
 
Liz Porter is a novelist and a journalist with a passion for the real CSI. It’s a combination which means her true crime books read like suspenseful thriller fiction and you’re about to find out that that’s how she talks too. She’s a masterful storyteller and the story she brings today is the stuff of legend. True crime authors Emily Webb, Vikk ...…
 
Throughout the centuries, music has inspired philosophers. Some thought it was dangerous other found it metaphysically profound or very suspicious. Goetz Richter discusses the perplexity philosophers feel when facing (the) music.
 
Giuseppe Santoro in the founder of a new association created to represent pizzaioli in Australia. - Giuseppe Santoro è il fondatore di una nuova associazione che rappresenta i pizzaioli in Australia.
 
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