Best Australian podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you.
 
Here you will find audio podcasts of the stories of Australian Christians who have made a difference, who are World Shapers. These stories were produced for broadcasting on the Songs of Hope radio program in Melbourne, Australia. Broadcasting station was Southern FM 88.3.
 
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.
 
AEON.net.au brings together podcasts about education form Australian producers.
 
AEON.net.au brings together podcasts about education form Australian producers.
 
Have you ever experienced something that can’t be explained? Believe is a podcast where witnesses of the strange and unexplained can share their stories and encounters. Join host Kade Moir for bi-weekly interviews with every day Australians who have witnessed UFO’s, Bigfoot, Ghosts, Paranormal Experiences and everything in between.
 
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Australian Incupod
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It all started with our shared interests in podcasts and the Australian start-up space. As regular attendees to entrepreneurial talks and pitch-nights in Melbourne, we were captured by the storytelling and insights of local entrepreneurs and their relevance to our personal lives and aspirations. To share these inspiring stories we created the Australian Incupod, a podcast dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship across Australia. Australian Incupod invites guest interviewees from earlier stag ...
 
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 ...
 
Australian Strange Stories is a podcast where we pull up a chair, kick back and listen to strange stories about hair-raising encounters, unnerving events, weird happenings and dive into the eerie side of life... True stories of people like you and I Down Under, Australia. We interview and listen to stories from listeners and we discuss phenomena with experts in the field of UFO's, ghosts and the paranormal. This podcast contains TRUE stories from REAL people. Hosted by Anita Smith. A special ...
 
Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
 
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The Teacher's Pet
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Lyn and Chris Dawson appear to have the perfect marriage. He's a star footballer and popular high school teacher. She's a devoted wife and mother. They share a beautiful home above Sydney's northern beaches. But when Lyn goes missing, dark secrets are buried. This is no fairytale, but a sordid story of strangely close twin brothers, teenage student lovers, and probable murder. The Australian's Hedley Thomas digs deep into a cold case which has been unsolved for 36 years, uncovering startling ...
 
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The AO Show
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Experience the Australian Open, as we follow the biggest storylines and go behind-the-scenes at Melbourne Park.
 
A series of regular mix shows from Australian DJ/Producer Jaytech
 
A series of regular mix shows from Australian DJ/Producer Jaytech
 
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AM full episode
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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.
 
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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.
 
Stories of cruel people who committed heinous acts. Hosted by an Australian living in Canada.
 
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The Howie Games
Monthly+
 
Where the biggest names in the world of sport go one-on-one with sports journalist Mark Howard. From ultimate highs to tear-jerking lows, Howie lifts the lid on the real stories behind the headlines. He sits down with the biggest names in Australian & world sport, finding out how they started out, what makes them tick, how they deal with the big wins and the big losses, and how they take on sport and life from here.
 
Kyle and Jackie O are one of the world's biggest radio shows, and are joined every day by the world's biggest stars on KIIS 106.5
 
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Wrong Skin
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Wrong Skin: a relationship banned under traditional law. An investigation into an unsolved suspicious death and a missing person in the Australian outback.
 
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Long Distance Call
Monthly+
 
Eliza Harvey is an Australian journalist who moved to Indonesia from Australia in 2015. Each week she phones her Mum -- ABC broadcaster Geraldine Doogue -- back home in Sydney. Both women are news junkies and mothers and avid Netflix fans. But Eliza is a Millennial and Geraldine's a baby boomer, which leads to a different take on life. Tune in for half an hour of laughs and conversation.
 
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GP Sceptics
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Two Australian GPs take an irreverent look at medical research. For sceptical clinicians and their patients.
 
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.
 
Australian Variety Sports and Comedy Show
 
What happens when an American and an Australian make a podcast? Lets find out.
 
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The Salt Mine
Rare
 
Welcome to The Salt Mine, where a few ANZAC lads discuss Magic: the Gathering, focusing on the Legacy format both globally and in Australia. Expect some whinging, whining and general saltiness, as well as hopefully some useful content.
 
Each episode, Pedestrian's resident true crime nuts Josie and Mel bring a different unsolved Australian mystery yarn to the table and share their (often completely cooked) theories on what the f--k happened. From the Beaumont Children to the Lithgow Panther to the Somerton Man, each mystery is weirder than the last.
 
Every fortnight, two progressive music lovers talk about all things related to progressive music with a unique Australian twist.
 
Bianca, Mike & Bob are Brisbane’s fresh and fun way to wake up from 5.30am each weekday morning here on 97.3FM.
 
The weekly In the Clear NRL podcast, produced by Australian Community Media, covers all the high and lows of every pass, kick and try from the weekend’s games.Hosted by Chris Boulous and Matt Lawrence, with guests from across the ACM network, the team covers all the hot topics, previews every game and gives their tips for each week.
 
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Jase & PJ
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Jase & PJ banded together like an arranged marriage on an overseas radio show in 2015. Since then they’ve gone from awkward acquaintances to awkward, non-biological brother and sister and have brought their quirky energy and fresh approach to Breakfast on Melbourne’s KIIS 101.1. You can guarantee things are always awkward when Jase & PJ are involved.
 
The Lace Out Podcast celebrates the great game of Australian Rules Football by providing a weekly wrap-up of each round of the 2018 season. Hosted by Christopher Pepper and Jamie Wallis, you'll experience a casual, unique view of the games played and hear his opinion on all things footy related.
 
Australian based podcast featuring reviews, interviews and chit chat about noise and experimental music
 
Join Dominic Steele for a weekly live Facebook discussion about the heart of the pastor and leading to seek and save the lost. We are live on http://fb.me/thepastorsheart at 2pm Tuesdays then download the podcast from http://www.thepastorsheart.net We will share personally, pastorally and professionally about how we can best fulfil Jesus' mission to seek and save the lost. Each Tuesday at 2pm (Eastern Australian time) Dominic will talk live on Facebook to a different Christian pastor about a ...
 
A podcast about Indonesia from @newmandala, the Australian National University's online forum for anecdote, analysis and new perspectives on Southeast Asia.
 
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RSN Racing Pulse
Daily+
 
Michael Felgate - Host, Racing Ahead. Michael is best-known for his award-winning career as a sports journalist for Channel 7 Melbourne. Many of Michael's accolades have come from the racing industry, recognising the passion for racing that he brings to his reports, especially during Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival. Michael's work has seen him reporting on many more world class events, from the Olympic Games to the Australian Tennis Open. As a racing fan, and a punter, Michael will be fol ...
 
Jack the Giant-Killer, Tom Thumb, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Henny Penny, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and a host of immortal characters are found in this delightful collection of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. The book made its first appearance in 1890 and has remained a firm favorite with both young and old ever since. Fairy tales have traditionally emanated from France and Germany. The famous compilations by La Fontaine and the Brothers Grimm have o ...
 
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Quillette Podcast
Weekly
 
Quillette is an online magazine founded by Australian writer Claire Lehmann. The publication has a primary focus on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.
 
The “Renaissance of Marriage” Conference is an opportunity to be part of the national dialogue on marriage and relationship education for the Catholic Church in Australia. Bringing together dedicated leaders, teachers, marriage educators, clergy, counsellors, and parents who are passionate about Catholic marriage and want to be part of promoting the marriage culture. The 2016 conference was inspired by Pope Francis’ Exhortation Amoris Laetitia with a strong emphasis on initiatives that meet ...
 
Ernest William Hornung (June 7, 1866 – March 22, 1921) was an English author. Hornung was the third son of John Peter Hornung, a Hungarian, and was born in Middlesbrough. He was educated at Uppingham during some of the later years of its great headmaster, Edward Thring. He spent most of his life in England and France, but in 1884 left for Australia and stayed for two years where he working as a tutor at Mossgiel station. Although his Australian experience had been so short, it coloured most ...
 
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Outlook
Daily
 
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Japanese program, including news from Australia and around the world. - 世界やオーストラリアのニュース、インタビュー、特集、そしてコミュニティーの話題などを、SBSの日本語放送でお聴きいただけます。
 
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The History Hour
Weekly
 
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
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The Two Mikes
Weekly
 
Join Mike Graham and Mike Parry, the odd couple of sports broadcasting, as they dissect the week's sporting news. Find more from talkSPORT at talkSPORT.com. 740124
 
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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.
 
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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Stumped
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The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and All India Radio.
 
Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie!, the show where we don’t just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Follow us as we join religions, undergo alternative treatments, seek out the paranormal, and always find the humor in life’s biggest mysteries. We show up - so you don’t have to. Every month we share a new investigation, along with occasional bonus interviews and updates.
 
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HistoryPod
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The 'on this day in history' podcast, with a new episode every single day. Featuring historical events that range from the Roman Empire to the World Wide Web, HistoryPod proves that there is always something to be remembered 'on this day'. Written and presented by Scott Allsop, creator of the award-winning www.mrallsophistory.com
 
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Today I talk to Zac Greensill who is the guitarist for Gold Coast prog band Opus Of A Machine in anticipation of their upcoming Progfest shows about some recent gigs the played and their latest album, Stray Fire. 0:45 Opus Of A Machine The songs played during this episode were: 16:30 Rudi's Song (Thirst for Life)43:25 Up. Out. Links Band's Face ...…
 
Chris Brycki is the founder of Stockspot, Australia’s largest robo investment adviser. Chris is a very intelligent, evidence-based investor. He’s a big advocate for investing via index funds and ETFs, and keeping costs low inside and outside of Super.Chris is a member of the Cancer Council’s investment committee and ASIC’s board for digital inn ...…
 
Spiders can be beautiful, timid, fluffy and even give up their lives for the sake of their children. [repeat]
 
What were the top 10 drugs prescribed in Australia, and their costs to government? And how have they changed from last year?
 
Today I talk to Keshav from Indian progressive metal band Skyharbor about their new album Sunshine Dust, the influence of Australian prog acts and Progfest 2019. 2:30 Skyharbor Links Skyharbor's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skyharbormusicSkyharbor's Bandcamp: http://skyharbor.bandcamp.com/
 
Why do some countries thrive while others fail? Are the reports on the death of liberalism greatly exaggerated and why are there so many voices on social media and what's the story behind the microphone?
 
We, at The Familiar Strange, would like to acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we recorded and produced this podcast, and pay our respect to the elders of the Ngunnawal, Ngambri, Yindinji and Yirrganydji peoples past, present and emerging.This month on TFS, we bring you a special panel episode recorded at ...…
 
An alleyway brawl that left a Melbourne schoolboy dead, has raised questions about who’s responsible for keeping international students safe in Australia.Year 12 student Jeremy Hu, was repeatedly kicked and stomped on, and he later died of his injuries.None of his friends called an ambulance that night, and instead of taking him to the hospital ...…
 
Next to nothing was known about sperm whales in the Southern Ocean. That is, until the Australian Antarctic Division started listening to their clicks.[Repeat]
 
This week I talk to Jaxon Ireland and Kaden Green of Imperfectionist about their two EP's, Magnolia and Chrysalis, why they don't perfect be the enemy of the good, and their love of legendary crunkcore band, BrokenCyde. 0:45 Imperfectionist The songs played during this episode were: 19:30 Vagabond48:50 Emerge Links Band's Facebook: http://faceb ...…
 
Meet the hear the first song to get 5 Stars from Home and Hosed's Declan Byrne in 2019, plus, are you allowed to be a firefighter AND a beautiful surfy songwriter? Apparently the answer is yes.
 
From the basic rip-off to the complexities of modern market crimes, economist Dan Davies explores the inner workings of commercial fraud.
 
Australian MINIFOOTBALL Federation talk to Australia’s new cryptocurrency STASH about steady growth
 
Welcome to the Australian Property Podcast - Hosted by Jonathan Preston In this episode, we discuss how supply and demand affects prices. We will be back with new content for the next episode next week, so be sure to check back soon. Thanks to Blank and Kytt for their track.
 
Emma Curtin is a researcher by trade, and it shows as she takes on a cold case from almost a hundred years ago. How did low-key first-wave feminist Norma McLeod end up dying atop her childhood bed, as her parents and friendly neighbourhood doctor watched on, in posh Toorak, with her brother’s wet underpants draped across her forehead? If that q ...…
 
This week I talk to American progressive musician Sarah Longfield about her new album Disparity. 0:45 Sarah Longfield The songs played during this episode were: 5:45 Departure15:15 Citrine Links Sarah Longfield's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-MissSmiles4u/203122436372395?ref=tsSarah Longfield's Bandcamp: https://sarahshreds.band ...…
 
On this episode we have Paulina joining us and Paulina has had some absolutely incredible experiences from fairies, interactions with beings from other dimensions to even producing hybrid children and that's just scratching the surface. Paulina’s submission is as follows:I have been interacting with beings from other places since childhood ad s ...…
 
This week I talk to all the members of Hobart progressive metal band Scoparia about their debut album, Renewal, what they learnt from their EP and the album and their love of Tasmania. 2:55 Scoparia The songs played during this episode were: 12:40 Renewal30:20 Fallen51:30 Lucidity LinksScoparia's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scoparia/Scop ...…
 
What is the new original sin? Why are we drawn to bad news and why do we kind of like pirates? Plus are university and college students too coddled?
 
Richard Tognetti discusses the renowned Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the wisdom they bring to Arvo Pärt’s music.
 
After a spate of recent suicides, taxi licence holders and their families are warning of the mounting human toll of deregulating their industry.Since the arrival of Uber and other ride-sharing apps, a once lucrative investment has plummeted in value.Who is to blame? Alex Mann investigates. This is a repeat of a program that aired in August 2018.…
 
This week I talk to Nick Ilic and Michael Sartor from Canadian band Even The Trees about their debut album If Only Every Day Could Be Like This, the long process that led to it's eventual release and it's three part epic, A Hole In The Ice. 2:30 Even The Trees The songs played during this episode were: 28:25 Progress Avenue47:15 A Hole In The I ...…
 
Matt discusses the upcoming Amex Membership Rewards changes, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer changes, the recent Cathay Pacific mistake fares, and more. This episode also features an interview with Clifford Reichlin, the founder of Australian Frequent Flyer. Episode contents: 0:25 – Fortnightly news round-up 5:27 – Discussion on the upcoming Amex ...…
 
What's the first great Australian song of 2019? Plus, a new songwriter who will turn you to goo.
 
Comic-Con - you can hang out with your tribe, dress-up, talk to writers and artists behind your favourite shows and it's all based on fictional worlds. The Money takes a look at Comic-Con.
 
Welcome to the Australian Property Podcast - Hosted by Jonathan Preston In this episode, we discuss the benefits of vendor finance. We will be back with new content for the next episode next week, so be sure to check back soon. Thanks to Blank and Kytt for their track.
 
In this very first episode of 2019, I talked with Stephen Fortune and Michael Rumple of Súl ad Astral about how their partnership has formed and developed and a number of other projects they are working on. 3:40 Súl ad Astral The songs played during this episode were: 36:45 Pennies Does The Infinity Well1:19:30 Oasis I also discuss my vague asp ...…
 
Most dependent drinkers can detox safely and successfully at home, without the need for hospital admission, according to Dr Chris Davis.
 
Can the EU survive BREXIT and all of the other grumblings across Europe at the moment? We all need friends but we also all need enemies, why? Plus natural food and to grow it, natural soil.
 
“The flies that go from feces into the water, into the food, don’t look at your bank account…” When a problem cuts across social divisions, “we call this the ‘binding crisis.’ What are the ‘binding crises’ that would generate enough political will and drive amongst a population that’s polarized around caste, class, gender?” Dr. Assa Doron, Asso ...…
 
Thousands of patients may have been put at risk of exposure to tampered drugs by the Queensland Ambulance Service.One 74-year-old grandmother from Brisbane, Barbara Cook, believes paramedics unwittingly gave her a contaminated IV injection. She also believes that she contracted a life-threatening bacterial infection as a result.With secret reco ...…
 
The wailing calls of the red-tailed black cockatoos that live in Australia's South East are being used to help change the future for the failing species.[Repeat]
 
Computer or video games is the fastest growing part of the global entertainment market.
 
Welcome to the Australian Property Podcast - Hosted by Jonathan Preston In this episode, we discuss the frequently asked question which is, should I buy an owner occupied property first, or an investment. We will be back with new content for the next episode next week, so be sure to check back soon. Thanks to Blank and Kytt for their track.…
 
We have Phil joining us, and Phil had a pretty surreal encounter. He witnessed two UFO’s essentially in pursuit of each other with it resulting in one of the crafts actually crashing to earth! His submission is as follows: In Feb 1980, my brother and I witnessed a chase which resulted in one of the craft crashing into a tree. The crash was witn ...…
 
A update on what’s coming for Minifootball in Australia in 2019
 
Civilisation is more than flags and monuments isn't it? Just how reliable is forensic evidence and a really good story from a not so good place.
 
Hello, and welcome to the Night Sky Guide. This is Andrew Jacob and I'm the curator at Sydney Observatory - part of Sydney's Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Come on a tour of the night sky with me. Learn what stars and constellations are visible, where to find the planets, and what special events are happening overhead this month.…
 
With an aggressive mass-murder-then-compost strategy, these tiny plants are the most heinous of herbs.[Repeat]
 
In his new book, City Life: The New Urban Australia (NewSouth Publishing, 2018), Seamus O’Hanlon, an Associate Professor at Monash University, explores the economic, social, cultural, and demographic changes in Australian cities over the last four decades. Globalization, de-industrialization and mass immigration have changed the makeup of major ...…
 
Welcome to the Australian Property Podcast - Hosted by Jonathan Preston In this episode, we discuss total returns and commercial property investing. We will be back with new content for the next episode next week, so be sure to check back soon. Thanks to Blank and Kytt for their track.
 
Australia is a pet mad nation. We spend about 12 billion dollars a year on them, but we also save a lot with health related benefits we're only just beginning to understand.
 
Welcome to the final Australian Aviation podcast for 2018. On today’s show, we take a look back at the year that was with 3 guests. Hearing 3 different perspectives from 3 very different segments of the aviation industry is really interesting and it’s great to hear about the positive outlook for 2019 that all of our guests have. We spoke with: ...…
 
There's more to war than weapons, there's also food and the battles over who invented what and when. How important is working to you and wherever you are open the windows and see if you can hear some birds...what a glorious sound!
 
As 2018 draws to a close, this week on TFS we bring you a special ‘End of Year’ message from our own Ian Pollock, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald and Jodie-Lee Trembath.This past year has been an incredible one for us, with 27 podcast episodes and almost 60 blog posts. We have touched on topics ranging from dog-spotting to decolonisation, ethnograp ...…
 
Binary option scams are one of the biggest financial scams in the world right now and Australians are targets.Scammers use flashy websites to trick victims into thinking they're trading on financial markets.But it's all a charade aimed at encouraging people to hand over their money.Reporter Mario Christodoulou speaks to a former scammer and Aus ...…
 
These curious coral reef inhabitants have evolved some remarkable adaptations to thrive in the underwater realm. [Repeat]
 
This week I talk to Wayne of Religious Observance about their new album, Utter Discomfort, and their vast web of related bands. 2:55 Religious Observance The songs played during this episode were: 14:10 In Ano29:00 Seppuku53:15 Saṃghāta Recommendation: Bring The Season by I Declare War (also listen to Amidst The Bloodshed) Links Religious Obser ...…
 
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