Best Australian Politics 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.
 
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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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.
 
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
 
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Hack
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Shoving the J into journalism, Hack covers current affairs, music, politics and culture with youth in mind. Get our half-hour radio program sent directly to you each weekday.
 
Come behind the scenes at the Guardian Australia newsroom. We talk to our journalists about the stories they’ve written and how they came to write them. If there are particular articles you’d like us to discuss, please do get in touch
 
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RNZ: Nine To Noon
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From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
 
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The Tennis Podcast
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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.
 
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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Society & Culture
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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.
 
Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.
 
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jaaam on Narro
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jaaam uses Narro to create a podcast of articles transcribed to audio.
 
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Lach on Huffduffer
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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.
 
Triple M’s Rush Hour with James Brayshaw and Billy Brownless will get you home from 3-5pm Monday to Friday. They’ve got Melbourne stitched up, with the biggest names in town joining them in the studio every day. Plus your favourite segments like Billy’s Bake, what have you seen…unusual, the Idiot File & Billy’s Joke. If it bounces, rolls or scores in Melbourne, then these two characters will have it covered in ways only they can. Listen 3-5 weekdays on 105.1 Triple M Melbourne, 6pm Mon-Thurs ...
 
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Why have there barely been any upsets at this year’s Australian Open so far? That’s the big question for David, Catherine and Grad Matt on The Tennis Podcast after another day which saw the top seeds progress. There were shocks brewing in the morning as both Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina found themselves a set down. How did they pull through? ...…
 
Shortly after Rafael Nadal had beaten Alex de Minaur on Friday night, David Law, Catherine Whitaker and Grad Matt convened to review day 5 at the Australian Open. Is Nadal playing better than we expected? Does this result tell us anything we didn’t already know about De Minaur? Roger Federer was also a comfortable winner on Friday. Will he have ...…
 
The latest ever start to a match at the Australian Open, and one of the latest ever Tennis Podcast recordings, as David Law, Catherine Whitaker and Grad Matt got together at 12:46am, with tennis still being played, to discuss the events of Day 4 at the Australian Open. The day began with Grad Matt’s quarter-final pick Viktoria Kuzmova being bea ...…
 
Dan Evans didn’t beat Roger Federer, but he pushed him hard, and did himself proud. That’s the view of David Law, Catherine Whitaker and Grad Matt on The Tennis Podcast at the end of day three at the 2019 Australian Open. How did Evans cause Federer problems? Should he have won the opening set? And how confident should we be that Evans has got ...…
 
In a democracy, the denial of shared facts also denies the possibility of a shared world in which we can deliberate together.
 
There was less drama on day two of the 2019 Australian Open, but still plenty for David Law, Catherine Whitaker and Grad Matt to talk about on The Tennis Podcast. The biggest story was Simona Halep’s comeback victory against Kaia Kanepi. Just how significant was that for Halep? What was she like when she spoke to Catherine? And can she now go f ...…
 
In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.
 
We thought we’d seen it all from Andy Murray, but in what could be his final ever match, he left us spellbound once more. On The Tennis Podcast, David Law and Catherine Whitaker discuss one of the most extraordinary opening days in Grand Slam history, as Murray produced a rousing comeback in a match of unrivalled poignancy and significance. It ...…
 
Traumatic events can make or break a relationship. We meet two young people who know this first hand.
 
With less than 24 hours to go until the start of the 2019 Australian Open, the time has come for David Law, Catherine Whitaker and Grad Matt to dissect the draws and make their predictions. There are some potentially dangerous players in Djokovic’s section, but will any of them actually stop him? How will Nadal’s body hold up? And will Zverev r ...…
 
The house of Islam contains nearly 2 billion believers, but keeping it together is a challenge, as Sunnis, Shias, Salafists and Sufis battle for the hearts and minds of Muslims. Author Ed Husain gives us an introduction to this great tradition in his new book 'The House of Islam: A Global History'.
 
With two days to go before the 2019 Australian Open, the main story in town is still Andy Murray’s announcement that he will retire before the end of the year. Following their immediate reaction to the news yesterday, David Law and Catherine Whitaker were joined for further reflections on Saturday by The Telegraph’s Simon Briggs. The self-procl ...…
 
Hours after David Law joined Catherine Whitaker in Melbourne, Andy Murray came into the interview room, choked up with emotion, and revealed that he could no longer play with the pain that he is experiencing while trying to play tennis. He will retire at Wimbledon, if not before. Afterwards, David and Catherine got together, and instead of diss ...…
 
It is one quality that undergirds all others; it constitutes their ground, their condition of possibility. But is humility the virtue of all virtues?
 
The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.
 
We visit one of the country's only pet taxidermists, and an intelligent mirror judges Jo (unkindly) on the way she looks.
 
“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 ...…
 
The opening week of the 2019 tennis season has come and gone, and there’s a lot for David and Catherine to discuss before they set off to Melbourne for the Australian Open. The Hopman Cup once again proved a big hit. Does anyone actually want the ATP Cup to replace it next year? What makes the Hopman Cup feel more significant than other exhibit ...…
 
Main Feature: Murray Henstock shares his personal journey into teaching STEM and researching motivation and learning, and shares examples of his work running STEM projects in schools. Education in the News: Cameron examines what's been said, and not said, regarding entry standards into education degrees.00:00 Opening Credits01:31 Intro02:14 Edu ...…
 
Feeling stressed or being too busy is a state of mind that you can change by connecting to the Divine and radiating peace in your daily life. Sister Shivani of the Brahma Kumari movement is India’s most popular motivational speaker, and she shares her deceptively simple remedy for happiness with Rachael Kohn. And, we headed into the kitchen of ...…
 
Your guide to sex overseas, and everything you should know before you go there.
 
In the ancient world, steadfastness is bound up with personal integrity and interpersonal loyalty. Today, can it provide the basis for dynamic political friendship?
 
A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.
 
Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari on the past, present, and future of mankind.
 
It's every single one of Billy's Idiot File moments for the year. Almost 90 minutes of stuff ups, awkward silences, and general stupidity from our man Brownless
 
The calendar hasn’t even ticked over to 2019 yet, but the new tennis season is officially here and that can only mean one thing: Catherine and David are back together on The Tennis Podcast to preview it! Most of the top players appear to be in better health than they were twelve months ago, but two men with question marks still hanging over the ...…
 
We explore the monastic life across the faith spectrum with Stephen J. Davis, author of ‘Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction’. And producer Mariam Chehab spends a day with Catholic nuns at the Poor Clares of Bethlehem Monastery in Sydney.
 
Should forbearance still be considered a virtue? Or is forbearance ultimately an undesirable response to a hideously unjust world?
 
In the last episode for 2018, Bronwyn Hinz joins us to discuss the educational highlights, low-lights, and missed opportunities of 2018.Links & Timecodes:00:00 Opening Credits01:31 Intro07:23 Interview - Bronwyn Hinz41:09 Acknowledgements & Sign OffBy terpodcast@gmail.com.
 
In June we took our show on the road down to Billy's pub, the Cremorne in Geelong, where we unveiled the statue we'd had made up of him, and chatted to Cats royalty in Tom Stewart, Chris Scott and Joel Selwood. Oh, and there's an absolute ripper of a sledge from Todd from Barwon Heads!
 
Croc hunting safaris are now a successful tourism venture.
 
The Muppets came to Wellington in April. Kathryn Ryan spoke to Bret McKenzie and Jim Henson Retrospectacle organiser Nic Marshall, who organised the three-week long musical tribute to the genius creator of The Muppets, Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock.
 
That voice! That sound! Northland's chart-topping and heart-stopping Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi spoke to Kathryn Ryan about his humble approach to making music and the tunes that have shaped him.
 
Sam Hunt is New Zealand's best known poet. He's been writing and performing his work for nearly 50 years, and has published a new selection of his work called Coming To It - which includes 19 new poems written this year. He spoke to Kathryn Ryan about life, love and working from his remote treetop home overlooking the Arapoa River in Kaipara.…
 
In August US singer songwriter, Suzanne Vega was in New Zealand to play 2 shows as part of her Anniversary Tour celebrating two of her early albums. It had been 30 years since Solitude Standing was released featuring Luka and Tom's Diner,and 25 years since the album 99.9 F. Suzanne was in the studio to talk about her career, experimenting with ...…
 
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 ...…
 
In this last ever episode of The Spirit of Things, Rachael Kohn reflects on a career spanning more than two decades at the ABC. And this time she's the guest, as she's interviewed by Barney Zwartz, former religion editor of the Age, about the highs and lows of religion reporting in Australia.
 
It’s meant to make everything easier – but is technology overcomplicating our lives? In the final episode of 2018, Katharine Murphy brings together Liberal MP Jason Falinski and Labor MP Matt Keogh from the economics committee. They delve into the nature of markets and how they have evolved in a digital economy, the complications of regulating ...…
 
Since his debut in 2017, Todd from Barwon Heads has been a thorn in Billy's side - constantly ripping into him about Geelong, Simonds/GMHBA Stadium, and even Billy himself.
 
Choir Nota Bene sings Christmas songs, Ding Dong Merrily on High.
 
Final words and thanks to the team behind Nine to Noon...
 
Matt Green is a man on a mission. It's a pedestrian tale from the metropolis. Matt talks to Kathryn about his quest to walk every public street in New York city. So far he has pounded the pavement for more than 2500 days, this after quitting his day job as an engineer. A movie "The World Before Your Feet" is being made of the adventure.…
 
Choir Nota Bene sings Christmas songs, I'll be home for Christmas.
 
A look back on 2018 with Te Radar, Kennedy Warne and Gemma Gracewood.
 
Choir Nota Bene sings Christmas songs, Silent Night.
 
Intrepid Canadian reporter Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall went on a decade long quest to investigate whether or not there is a cure to the hangover. He used himself as the test subject, and tried everything from charcoal to IV drips in the name of science. His findings are the basis for his new book, Hungover: The Morning After and One Man's Quest fo ...…
 
A look back on 2018 with Te Radar, Kennedy Warne and Gemma Gracewood.
 
Choir Nota Bene sings Christmas songs, Santa Claus is coming to town.
 
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