Best Australia Politics podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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Want to know what's really going on in Parliament House? Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas give you the political analysis that matters and explain what it means for you.
Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you.
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
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
The Signal
Sometimes the news can feel overwhelming. But The Signal is here to sort the news from the noise. It's your smart and sceptical dive into the stories that matter, delivered straight to your favourite podcast app every morning.
Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
Boonta Vista
Allow Andrew, Ben, Lucy and Theo to take you through the landscape of Australian politics, media and culture. Subscribe for premium episodes and additional content at
Grattan Institute
Grattan Institute is dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future. Our podcasts cover a range of public policy topics focusing on the main issues facing Australia. We aim to further the debate, sometimes by presenting controversial viewpoints. Our podcasts concentrate on the current Grattan Programs, Australian perspectives, budget policy, economic growth, energy, health, institutional reform, school education, transport and cities.
The best analysis and discussion about Australian politics. Presented by Eddy Jokovich and David Lewis, we go to all the places the mainstream media doesn't want to go.
AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
Q&A is a television discussion program that focuses mostly on politics but ranges across all of the big issues that set Australians thinking, talking and debating.It is driven by interaction: Q&A provides a rare opportunity for Australian citizens to directly question and hold to account politicians and key opinion leaders in a national public forum.
Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Friday.
A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations.
Making sense of Australia’s place in the world, Between the Lines puts contemporary international issues and events into a broader historical context, seeking out original perspectives and challenging accepted wisdoms.
RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.
An Australian politics podcast from Malcolm Farr and Dennis Atkins
Australian history through the lens of migration.
The ABC's overseas reporters give their interpretation and analysis of the week's major events.
The Daily Telegraph brings you coverage and analysis of news, politics and daily events from its award-winning team of writers and columnists.
Mark Kenny takes a weekly look at Australian politics and policy with expert analysis and discussion from researchers at The Australian National University and beyond.
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. On Soundcloud we host podcasts from our events with high-level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!
With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients—design, architecture, food, travel, fashion—for a good life.
RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.
Sky News - Credlin
Join Australia’s most sought out political commentator Peta Credlin as she offers her razor sharp political analysis each weeknight.
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.
With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
Follow The Money
The Australia Institute’s Follow the Money podcast explains Australia’s big economic issues in plain English. We bust myths, dissect politics, interpret econobabble and help you sound really smart at your next dinner party, with host Ebony Bennett.
A discussion of the most important news and issues in international affairs through a uniquely Australian lens. Hosted by Allan Gyngell and Darren Lim.
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.
Welcome to Nick and Katies social justice warrior happy hour! Enjoy some political correctness gone ridiculous :) We discuss current events and political issues from a progressive perspective that is pro-animal liberation, anti-racist, pro-feminist, pro-queer, pro-environment and anti-capitalist. Our podcast gives a voice to Left, progressive and anarchist voices and ideas that are neglected in the mainstream media. The show includes discussion, interviews, soundbites from our favourite TV s ...
Stop Everything! and tune in for a savvy, critical look at pop culture and its political implications. Join our panellists each week for a discussion about what they're reading, watching and listening to.
Heise Says
My name is Florian, I am an Architect, Father and Small Business Owner, living in sunny Brisbane Australia. I created this to channel and podcast to discuss politics, social justice, education, Men's Rights, and anything else that interests me. I generally try to see both sides of a situation and like to focus on Australian content. #AusPol #Australia #Politics
Speaking Out
Politics, arts and culture from a range of Indigenous perspectives.
Society & Culture
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.
From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.
Rules Based Audio
Making sense of a changing world order. Hosted by Kelsey Munro and powered by the Lowy Institute.
Michelle Grattan, Chief Political Correspondent at The Conversation, talks politics with politicians and experts.
The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.
We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.
Join the Outsiders for a no-holds-barred observation on the latest in political news.
Follow The Money
The Australia Institute’s Follow the Money podcast explains Australia’s big economic issues in plain English. We bust myths, dissect politics, interpret econobabble and help you sound really smart at your next dinner party, with host Ebony Bennett.
Analysis and debate on the week in politics.
Presented by Hugh Riminton, The Roundtable is RN's weekly forum, exploring the big issues and ideas in national and international affairs.
Follow The Money
The Australia Institute’s Follow the Money podcast explains Australia’s big economic issues in plain English. We bust myths, dissect politics, interpret econobabble and help you sound really smart at your next dinner party, with host Ebony Bennett.
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Katharine Murphy talks with Liberal MPs Tim Wilson and Jason Falinski on the state of the economy. With the pressing sense that time and opportunity are being wasted, they try to dispel the notion the Morrison government doesn’t want new policy reform. Will they act on climate change and its impact? What’s their plan for overcoming disruption? ...…
Sigmund Freud had mixed feelings about philosophy – he thought that philosophers and people experiencing psychosis had a lot in common. So how has contemporary philosophy come to owe such a huge debt to the father of psychoanalysis?By ABC Radio National.
Outsiders fires up Sunday mornings with a no holds barred observation on the political week that was. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Fran Kelly interviews Shadow Climate Change and Energy Minister Mark Butler
Is there a case for drug testing welfare recipients?By ABC Radio National.
Fran Kelly interviews Shadow Climate Change and Energy Minister Mark Butler and Mike Bowers is joined by photographer Alex Ellinghausen for Talking Pictures. On the couch are The Australian’s Niki Savva, 10 News’ Peter van Onselen and The Financial Review’s Phil Coorey.
Australia’s first Chinese born federal MP Gladys Liu is causing a stir after her ties to community groups with links to Beijing raised eyebrows and questions. Is it a legitimate debate about foreign interference, or is there a hint of China panic among the outrage.
Insiders host Fran Kelly discusses the furore surrounding federal MP Gladys Liu with panellists Niki Savva, Peter van Onselen and Phil Coorey.
Mike Bowers talks pictures with photographer Alex Ellinghausen.
In this and the next few episodes we are going to take a look at Ben Chifley. Chifley was born in Bathurst, New South Wales and worked on the NSW Railways for 25 years as an engine driver. Chifley was Australia’s 16th Prime Minister who came to the Prime Ministership in July 1945 following the death of John Curtin. Chifley is an icon in Labor P ...…
The German Shepherd dog tasked with guarding the ABC's offices in Papua New Guinea has a health scare.
The history of prorogation in the British Parliament goes all the way back to the 15th century.
Simran Gill reads the headlines for Sunday September 15, 2019.By Daily Telegraph Podcasts.
Many voters are angry or frustrated about what’s happening at every level of government. But their disaffection doesn’t erupt in major street protests but leads to disinterest and cynicism. So, do voters see through the spin? Are they gullible or plain stupid?By ABC Radio National.
By refusing to release any information about buildings with a flammable cladding risk, is the NSW government putting landlords before lives?By Florian Heise.
Output at several solar farms in Australia has been slashed due to grid issues with the grid. When consumer confidence in renewables take a hit?By Florian Heise.
Talk of Negative interest rates is appearing more frequently in Australia media.By Florian Heise.
Truth and beauty in architecture: should the Notre Dame spire be replaced with a minaret? Kitchen Rudimental: Poaching, Omelette-ing and how to identify a good egg. Civilisation: a photographic study of the urban landscape in the 21st century. Adelaide Market 150 years on. Iconic Designs: The Sinclair C5. Lost and Found — Budapest.…
Musician David Byrne got sick of reading about how bad things were, so he decided to look for some good news.By ABC Radio National.
US actor Felicity Huffman jailed over the college admissions scandal; protests in Kenya after a school girl took her own life, shamed by a teacher for getting her period; and the people of Japan prepare for an influx of beer-drinking rugby fans.
Indonesian police have sought Australian assistance to hunt down a pro-Papuan activist accused of inciting the recent unrest in its two troubled Papuan provinces.
US actor Felicity Huffman has become the first person to be sentenced over the sweeping US college admissions scandal.
As UK PM Boris Johnson prepares to renew talks with EU leaders, the Speaker of the House has warned him not to disobey the law. UK MPs could be recalled next week if the British courts side with Scottish judges in finding that Mr Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful.
From beauty blogger James Charles to professional gamer DanTDM, today’s most prominent YouTubers seem to have it made. But being one of the platform’s professional content creators is far from easy, and the success of YouTube could be coming at a cost to society.By ABC Radio National.
A schoolgirl in Kenya took her own life this week after reportedly being shamed in school by her teacher for a stain on her uniform from her period. Shaming doesn't just occur in developing countries: in Australia too, girls in remote areas often skip school once a month, unable to afford basic hygiene products.…
Legal experts say new farm trespass laws are an "unnecessary" threat to free speech and the right to protest.
Italian Roberto Serola has been listed among 74 Australians for his courageous act. - Roberto Serola è tra le 74 persone in lista per ricevere il Bravery Award 2019.
After spending a summer working as the only doctor at Casey Station in Antarctica, GP Rob Dickson has started working in the remote Tasmanian town of Queenstown.
Hong Kong citizens have begun Mid Autumn Festival celebrations in relative peace, despite 14 weeks of often violent pro-democracy protests.
American CEOs say they want to be the voice of social change...and some of them appear to mean it.By ABC Radio National.
Rugby and beer apparently go hand-in-hand, so when hundreds of thousands of fans arrive in Japan in the coming weeks for the Rugby World Cup, host cities are seriously worried about running out.
Tasmania is known for its picture-perfect landscapes. Summer is approaching; the days are getting longer and more sun-filled. But with those warmer days come snakes: thousands of them.
Federica Abbate used to work as a model in Rome and Milan, before moving to Australia. - La modella Federica Abbate ha sfilato sulle passerelle della Melbourne Fashion Week 2019.
A year and half into the regime of Prime Minister Mahathir, sensationally elected at the age of 93, much-touted reforms are proving hard to deliver.By ABC Radio National.
Finland's universal basic income experiment. Malaysia under Mahathir. CEOs against capitalism. The secret business of YouTube success. And now, the good news.By ABC Radio National.
One of the key architects behind the world's first national universal basic income experiment explains its preliminary findings, and what this means for countries like Australia.By ABC Radio National.
Join Australia’s most sought out political commentator Peta Credlin as she offers her razor sharp political analysis each weeknight. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Southern Discomfort and The $40 Million Minister: News Wrap September 14By Daily Telegraph Podcasts.
Calls for direct stimulus to avoid the recession, although everything is still fine.By Florian Heise.
Shalailah Medhora from Hack on Triple J takes RN Drive through the favourite social media picks from the week.By ABC Radio National.
Have you been paying attention to the news this week?By ABC Radio National.
'The Wrap' is RN Drive's summary of the biggest stories of the week, plus some you may have missed.By ABC Radio National.
As world leaders gather in New York next week for the UN Climate Action Summit, millions of children across the world will down pencils and go on strike to protest the lack of progress being made.By ABC Radio National.
For the first time in Australia, an inquest into a death in custody has examined the role played by systemic racism.By ABC Radio National.
Tanya Day inquest examines systemic racism. Amnesty International backs climate strikes. The Wrap: Gladys Liu criticism, Brexit, and the PM on climate change link to bushfires. Let's Get Quizzical: Daniel Connell vs Luke Heggie. My Feed: Taylor Swift, Centrelink and Kentucky Fried Chicken. The Audreys on their enduring partnership and binge-wri ...…
Scientists can now 'engineer' biological organisms never before found in Nature. What if they make a mistake, and a synthetic virus escapes the lab? Or a rogue mind turns to synthetic biology to wage bioterror? Is anyone watching?By ABC Radio National.
A fault at Australia's only nuclear reactor means the isotopes vital to help diagnose and manage cancers and heart disease will be in short supply; And BUPA has apologised and promised better - but the questions about care standards inside their nursing homes just keep coming.
Why Apple TV is launching its streaming service with shows from Oprah, Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon and more.Plus, why does a new phone need 4 cameras, and forget The Bachelor - Facebook have rolled out their dating service.By ABC Radio National.
Katia Pellicciotta is 23-year old but when she speaks Italian she feels three or four years younger than her age. - Katia Pellicciotta è italo-australiana, figlia di papà abruzzese e mamma di origini pugliesi. Questa è la sua storia bilinguismo.
Australia's high household debt levels are putting us at risk of a global shock and the debt levels continue to rise.By Florian Heise.
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