Best australian history podcasts we could find (Updated December 2018)
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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.
 
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
 
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 ...
 
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Conversations
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Spend an hour in someone else's life. 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
 
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Nightlife
Daily
 
Nightlife with Phil Clark and Sarah MacDonald has everything you need to get you through the night, seven nights a week.
 
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.
 
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Carfection (HD)
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Carfection is home to the most beautifully shot, lethally informative and brilliantly entertaining films on the best cars ever created. Join our London-based team as they travel the world and seek out these amazing machines to find out what it's like to sit behind the wheel.
 
The Alan Jones Breakfast show: Highlights
 
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Carfection (SD)
Weekly+
 
Carfection is home to the most beautifully shot, lethally informative and brilliantly entertaining films on the best cars ever created. Join our London-based team as they travel the world and seek out these amazing machines to find out what it's like to sit behind the wheel.
 
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Carfection (HQ)
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Carfection is home to the most beautifully shot, lethally informative and brilliantly entertaining films on the best cars ever created. Join our London-based team as they travel the world and seek out these amazing machines to find out what it's like to sit behind the wheel.
 
The Spirit of Things is an adventure into religion and spirituality. It explores contemporary values and beliefs as expressed through ritual, art, music, and sacred texts.
 
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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.
 
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.
 
Federal politics is as interesting as ever, join RN Breakfast’s Fran Kelly and RN Drive’s Patricia Karvelas in The Party Room. They analyse all the latest news from Parliament House with some of the sharpest minds in journalism.
 
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Canadian True Crime
Monthly
 
Stories of cruel people who committed heinous acts. Hosted by an Australian living in Canada.
 
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The History Hour
Weekly
 
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
This Must Be the Place is a podcast-in-the-offing hosted by David Nichols (University of Melbourne) and Elizabeth Taylor (RMIT University). It’s a podcast about space, place, culture and society. It’s kind of like the Urbanists (a community radio show on RRR, about urban planning type issues in Melbourne) but it’s a podcast.
 
All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
 
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.
 
A daily show for everyone who works a regular job and wants to start an income-earning project on the side. In each episode, listeners will hear a different story of someone who's started a side hustle—along with what went well, how that person overcame challenges, and what happened as a result. The show is written and hosted by Chris Guillebeau, the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit, and other books.
 
“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.Season 2 features our NEW co-host Molly Brandenburg.
 
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Stumped
Monthly
 
The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and All India Radio.
 
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Throwing Shade
Rare
 
Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.
 
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UKMotorTalk
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UKMotorTalk, an independent view on motoring and motor sport with impartial road tests, unbiased advice on buying and selling, insurance, taxation and road safety and all the news that affects your car use.Welcome to UKMotorTalk, each month we'll bring you a round up of the world of motoring with road tests, interviews with leading opinion formers, driving hints and tips and a digest of motoring and motor sport news. In fact, everything needed to keep you on the road as an informed driver.Fo ...
 
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Well May We Say
Monthly+
 
Join us each week as we discuss what's happening to our country and why...
 
We look at the latest news from the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies. Plus interviews with professional astronomers and the answers to your space science questions.
 
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Grape Minds
Monthly+
 
A podcast that looks beyond the glass to the stories of winemaking, culture, and the history of the world’s most intriguing beverage. Hosts Julie Glenn and Gina Birch will interview winemakers, talk with importers, and dig into the issues and nuances of wine in the modern world while always keeping it down to earth.
 
A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
 
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PRI's The World
Daily
 
Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.
 
Rugby on Off the Ball
 
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PRI's The World
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Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.
 
Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk
 
Overnight with Michael McLaren
 
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Lunduke Hour
Weekly+
 
Home of some of the most-watched videos about Linux on the planet. Plus videos about Games, Networking, DIY Hardware, 3D Printing, and Open Source... you know. Nerd stuff.
 
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PRI's The World
Daily
 
Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.
 
The latest podcast feed searching 'Feminism' on SermonAudio.com.
 
Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk
 
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Earthwise
Monthly
 
Every Earthwise programme features a discussion on conservation, environment or peace with justice. The interview might be with a local Cantabrian, with someone in a different part of the country, or a distinguished person from overseas.Broadcast on the first and third Monday evening at 9pm repeated the following Wednesday at 9:30am.The choice of topics varies considerably. Earthwise hopes that people who are especially interested in conservation will also find peace with justice issues inte ...
 
Interviews with Authors about their New Books
 
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Brains Matter
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The Podcast on Science, Curiosities, and General Knowledge. Brains Really Do Matter!
 
Your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news and interviews with industry veterans.New episodes released every Friday!
 
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The 2016 US Presidential election will be remembered for the role played by foreign interference. Here’s what it might tell us about the future of politics.
 
Under what conditions can and should threats of force be used effectively to accomplish different types of foreign policy objectives, and are there ever justifiable reasons for issuing threats?
 
Under what conditions can and should threats of force be used effectively to accomplish different types of foreign policy objectives, and are there ever justifiable reasons for issuing threats?
 
Under what conditions can and should threats of force be used effectively to accomplish different types of foreign policy objectives, and are there ever justifiable reasons for issuing threats?
 
The government has committed to bringing down power prices for consumers, but what does it consider a fair price?Minister for Energy, Angus Taylor speaks to Elysse.
 
The competition regulator estimates the big four banks made more than a billion dollars by taking advantage of regulations intended to protect borrowers.
 
Steen Jakobsen, Chief Economist of Saxo Bank Global believes there are four major dangers to markets in the near term. He speaks to Elysse.
 
China had to relax its strict communist system to join the World Trade Organisation. Charlene Barshefsky was the US trade negotiator looking after American interests at the time. Freddie Chick has been hearing from Ms Barshefsky about the years of negotiations that led to the final deal. This is a Made in Manchester production.Beijing China: US ...…
 
The Australian Government maintains it's committed to reducing emissions.
 
In this final Business and Finance chat of 2018, RN Drive looks back on the year's top stories.
 
An Austrian counselling program has been rehabilitating social media trolls, including a local politician.
 
The final vote count has been determined for the Upper House in the Victorian State election.
 
Jenny Graham has become the fastest woman to travel around the world on a bike, beating the previous record by 20 days.
 
Australian political pundits weigh in on the chaos, as UK Prime Minister Theresa May delays a vote on her proposed Brexit deal.
 
Shadow Frontbenchers say refugee policies won't be changed at ALP National Conference.
 
Your host Dan Mullins celebrates 100 episodes of My Camino - the Podcast. I reveal if I will continue with the podcast, play some inserts from previous episodes and tell some stories about MY Camino.
 
After a bruising experience with her own mother's funeral, Jenny Briscoe-Hough set up a d.i.y funeral home in an old fire station (R)
 
After a bruising experience with her own mother's funeral, Jenny Briscoe-Hough set up a d.i.y funeral home in an old fire station (R)
 
Scottish author William Boyd on his latest novel Love is Blind — an homage to Anton Chekhov, the apostrophe wars with Tiger Webb and Louisa Fitzhardinge, bookseller Elias Greig on his funny encounters with customers, and six year old school children chose their favourite reads.
 
Gavin Ellis with his thoughts on what is happening to news values. He says the tests that his generation of journalists applied in order to rank stories by importance seem to have gone out the digital window. Also, the annual JMAD (The AUT Centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy) report on the state of New Zealand media ends with a warning a ...…
 
The life of Dr Muriel Bell, NZ's first state nutritionist was behind ground-breaking public health schemes such as milk in schools, iodised salt and water fluoridation. Her nutritional advice - which sounds like common sense to us today was revolutionary at the time. Yes you've guessed it - eat more fruit, vegetables and milk products and cut d ...…
 
Business commentator, Rod Oram says there are bigger things happening at Fonterra than putting Tip Top up for sale. The coop has changed its auditors, the first change in 17 years. He's also been looking into the winners and losers involved in the Metro Glass story.
 
Harry Ricketts from quarterly review periodical New Zealand Books, reviews Through Your Eyes: Poems Early and Late by Owen Leeming, which is published by Cold Hub Press.
 
Dame Jenni Murray has spent three decades as the host of BBC Radio Four's Woman's Hour programme. Her new book, 'A History Of The World In 21 Women' celebrates women who have had a profound impact on the shaping of our world, but it's not an exhaustive list! What unites her chosen twenty-one is that each has faced seemingly insurmountable obsta ...…
 
US Correspondent, David Smith says legal problems for Donald Trump continue along with major staffing issues. And the Oscars need a new host after Kevin Smith had to step down over homophobic tweets which surfaced last week. From the US, Washington bureau chief of The Guardian, David Smith
 
GNS Science has been involved in a global project to produce a series of earthquake hazard and risk maps. The maps, which build a mosaic of more then 30 different national and regional maps, are said to predict the impact of future earthquakes. GNS Science was responsible for developing the New Zealand models for seismic hazards and risks. They ...…
 
Respiratory specialists say they're alarmed at the rise of vaping among young people who don't understand the health risks. Next year a proposed law change would see restrictions on flavoured and coloured vape aimed at children and young people, and changes to the way vaping products are displayed in retail stores.Respiratory specialist Dr Stua ...…
 
Chaos in the British House of Commons as the British Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly delayed a crucial vote on her Brexit deal...announcing she will head back to Brussels to try and renegotiate parts of it. The vote was due to go ahead on Wednesday 11th December but Mrs May has admitted she doesn't have the support to get it through.The sti ...…
 
Holiday season means plenty of opportunities to eat more that we normally might. Here's what the evidence says about how to eat healthy.
 
Indigenous singer-songwriter Archie Roach talks about his life as a child of the stolen generations and how it's shaped his life and music.
 
Indigenous singer-songwriter Archie Roach talks about his life as a child of the stolen generations and how it's shaped his life and music.
 
Indigenous singer-songwriter Archie Roach talks about his life as a child of the stolen generations and how it's shaped his life and music.
 
When it comes to reading books, time is short and competition from digital offerings, like Netflix and social media, is fierce
 
When it comes to reading books, time is short and competition from digital offerings, like Netflix and social media, is fierce
 
When it comes to reading books, time is short and competition from digital offerings, like Netflix and social media, is fierce
 
The OECD's latest report singles out falling house prices as a major threat to the whole country if the slump goes too far.
 
Shane Oliver, The chief economist of AMP Capital says a hard landing for housing is unlikely, but the next move in interest rates will be down.
 
The markets saw heavy selling with banks and healthcare the big losers. Evan Lucas from InvestSMART speaks to Elysse.
 
There are questions over why a company with ties to tax havens has been awarded more than $120 million in contracts to the Australian Tax Office and Centrelink.The parent company to 'Stellar Asia Pacific' has left a string of unpaid creditors in the UK, but the ATO here says it's passed all the right checks.…
 
Wherever you sit on the political spectrum, it can often feel like the media - and in particular the internet - is full of people we love to hate.
 
In this week's Country Drive, we look back on the year in rural and regional news.
 
British industrialist Sanjeev Gupta's $600 million plan for the Whyalla Steelworks.
 
Australia's airlines to crack down on the luggage carried on board by passengers.
 
Justice Michael Kirby speaks to RN Drive on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
 
Consumer watchdog wants to know how tech giants rank news & advertising content and what they do with our data.
 
Polish educator Janusz Korczak set out to remake the world just as it was falling apart. In the 1930s his Warsaw orphanage was an enlightened society run by the children themselves, but he struggled to keep that ideal alive as Europe descended into darkness. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of the child ...…
 
In the Chinese region of Xinjiang, tens of thousands of ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities have been detained inside enormous extrajudicial ‘re-education camps’. China claims the region faces a serious threat from Islamist militants and separatists, stirring up tensions between the mostly Muslim Uyghur minority and the ethnic Han majori ...…
 
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