Best Australian Politics podcasts we could find (Updated March 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.
 
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.
 
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Q&A
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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.
 
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Is It On?
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Alice Workman and Lane Sainty from BuzzFeed News take you into the corridors of power at Australian Parliament House to dissect the latest goings on in federal politics.
 
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AM
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AM
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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.
 
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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Well May We Say
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Join us each week as we discuss what's happening to our country and why...
 
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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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.
 
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Long Distance Call
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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.
 
A critical but mostly overlooked aspect of both contemporary and historical political violence is the role diaspora communities have played in the planning, organization, financing, and execution of acts of terror. Members of the American Irish, Canadian Sikh, Swiss Tamil and Australian Croat diasporas—to provide just a sample—have all been powerful agents in the terrorist activities perpetrated in the name of their national and religious communities. The Diaspora Politics and Transnational ...
 
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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AFL Protected Zone
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The AFL Protected Zone is presented weekly by Eddy Jay and Lintang Enam and we explore everything and the universe about the great game of AFL (that's the Australian Football League, the game that's played in heaven and hell, and everywhere inbetween).A sub-cultural and different view on the very serious sport of Australian Rules football. Sociology, politics, hair styles, culture, music, colours, design. And, of course, football.
 
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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.
 
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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Social Europe Podcast
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Welcome to Social Europe Podcast. Here we discuss cutting-edge ideas on politics, economy and employment & labour with some of the most thought-provoking thinkers around, including Nobel Prize winners and other internationally acclaimed experts. Our podcast features in-depth conversations, talk formats and keynote speeches.
 
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The HSP Podcast
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This podcast is where 3 South Australian professional wrestling veterans; The Real Deal Steve Oneal, Cannonball Kris Taylor and The King of Controversy Blake Mitchell get together with a few beers at the Horsesh#t Bar to talk pro wrestling, life events, politics and anything else they can think of. Guests, games, polls and in-depth discussions will take place with your entertainment in mind. Follow the podcast on Facebook - www.facebook.com/theofficialhsp
 
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WorkLawyersFM
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Interviewing interesting people with interesting careers. Plus! Free Australian employment law questions answered by an employment lawyer.
 
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
 
Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.
 
In 2019 The Spirit of Things becomes a new program. Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives
 
End your commute happy with Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry from The Nightside Project. Each episode features a feel-good #ZenHeadlines story submitted by the audience.
 
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.
 
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Today in Focus
Daily
 
Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, Today in Focus is The Guardian's daily podcast that takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday.
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Dutch program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Luister naar SBSradioDutch voor interviews, rapportages en verhalen uit de gemeenschap maar ook voor Australisch en internationaal nieuws.
 
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PM
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
When a former World Kickboxing and Australian Heavyweight Boxing Champion, an award winning Radio Host, another grappling legend with an unhealthy crush on Jon Bon Jovi and a ring announcer with golden tonsils get together to talk about stuff and play tunes, anything can happen.
 
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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.
 
Welcome to my exercise of philosophic thought.This is a regular, often Improvised monologue covering subjects of news, economics, politics and social studies.I hope this podcast will expand on ideas getting the synapses firing and hopefully making some connections on the way.Any comments or suggestions (topics) are encouraged.Thanks for your patience and I hope you enjoy the show
 
RN Breakfast daily stories separated out for easy listening. RN Breakfast is the program informed Australians wake up to.
 
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Up Ya Class
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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
The Ray Hadley Morning Show: Highlights
 
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3 Things
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3 Things
 
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 ...
 
In 2019 The Spirit of Things becomes a new program. Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives
 
Thomas Louis Buvelot Esson (1878 - 1943) was an Australian poet, journalist and playwright. He was born in Edinburgh but moved to Melbourne, Australia when he was three. He attended the University of Melbourne and began working as a journalist and playwright soon after.His best known work is the political comedy, The Time is Not Yet Ripe, first performed in 1912. It has since come to be acknowledged as an Australian classic, and has often been revived. - Summary Adapted from Wikipedia by Alg ...
 
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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.
 
This week's episode is heavy on geo-politics. The so-called Islamic State Group is on the cusp of defeat in Syria. Eliza wonders if it's time to properly recognise it as a 'state'? After all, it had all the hallmarks of one: a functioning bureaucracy, control of civic functions like waste disposal, its own currency and the ability to launch mil ...…
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes deep offence at remarks by Turkey's President about Anzacs, Gallipoli and coffins in the wake of the Christchurch attacks; and the Government thinks places like Darwin are ready for a new migrant influx - but try telling that to those already struggling to find work.…
 
In Canberra, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has delivered an ultimatum over the Turkish President's remarks in the wake of the Christchurch massacre; but New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern is downplaying the remarks.
 
There is a political context for the Turkish President's comments - he's not the first politician to use fear to rally support. Local elections are due on the 31st of March, and his party is behind in the polls.
 
The first victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks to be buried were a Syrian man and his teenage son - refugees who'd come to New Zealand in the hope of a more peaceful life.
 
Politicians and security experts are questioning why the response by the internet giants to the Christchurch shooting video wasn't faster, and whether more resources should be thrown at thwarting live-streamed terrorism.
 
A source of inspiration for white nationalists like the Christchurch murderer lies in the genocidal conflict that ripped the Balkans apart in the 1990s - mainly, the Serb nationalist war criminals, Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic.
 
A key policy announcement came from the Morrison Government today; capping migration and tying it to what the PM likes to call a congestion busting infrastructure program.
 
How do we moderate to prevent this happening?
 
For the past few weeks, Jet Airways has drastically reduced its operations due to a liquidity crunch, leading to angry customers and employees. Pranav Mukul explains the Jet Airways crisis and why the government needs to find a solution quickly. Liu Chuen Chen discusses why boycotting Chinese products is not feasible and traders' sentiments tow ...…
 
Oliver Holmes describes his recent visit to Gaza, where a generation of Palestinians have spent their entire lives fenced in. Plus: Rafael Behr on why an article 50 extension is not a victory for remainers. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
 
Listen to the highlights of the Ray Hadley Morning Show for this Wednesday, March 20th.
 
Why has it taken the sound of bullets fired and the sight of blood spilled to get some to see Muslims as fully human, as capable of placing demands on our attention or claims for our respect?
 
As Israel heads to an election next month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing an indictment for corruption, and Israel's highest court has banned a candidate who was set to run as part of Netanyahu's right-wing coalition.
 
A new independent report detailing the experiences of more than 1,200 kids in out-of-home care around the country shows states and territories are failing to meet many of the national standards that have been in place since 2011.
 
Today the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is launching its Great Book Swap program in Adelaide. According to the latest Closing the Gap report, only one of three of the Government's targets for Indigenous education is currently on track.
 
New Zealand minister Andrew Little admits that the Security Intelligence Service only started explicitly working on the "alt-right" in mid last year; the Jobactive network is under fire from all sides of politics as the system sets out to get the biggest overhaul in 20 years; and Donald Trump's controversial border wall goes under construction ...…
 
New Zealand minister Andrew Little admits that the Security Intelligence Service only started explicitly working on the "alt-right" in mid last year; the Jobactive network is under fire from all sides of politics as the system sets out to get the biggest overhaul in 20 years; and Donald Trump's controversial border wall goes under construction ...…
 
New Zealand's minister responsible for the country's domestic security agency has admitted that a plan to tackle far-right extremism had not been completed at the time of the Christchurch terrorist attack.
 
New Zealand's minister responsible for the country's domestic security agency has admitted that a plan to tackle far-right extremism had not been completed at the time of the Christchurch terrorist attack.
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison joins AM to chat about the new population policy, a new skilled worker visa and plans to help relieve congestion.
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison joins AM to chat about the new population policy, a new skilled worker visa and plans to help relieve congestion.
 
In Queensland, tropical cyclone Trevor has been downgraded after crossing the Cape York Peninsula coast late yesterday just south of Lockhart River. It crossed as a category three, pummelling communities with wind gusts of 133 kilometres per hour.
 
The federal seat of Indi is up for grabs, but rather than talk with the candidates about what's important, AM chats to the locals as they nominate fast-rail, mobile phone-black spots and lack of beds rehab as key issues.
 
The federal seat of Indi is up for grabs, but rather than talk with the candidates about what's important, AM chats to the locals as they nominate fast-rail, mobile phone-black spots and lack of beds rehab as key issues.
 
Our reporter Dan Conifer joins us from Parliament House to go into further details of what the new policy includes and the reaction from the business sector.
 
Our reporter Dan Conifer joins us from Parliament House to go into further details of what the new policy includes and the reaction from the business sector.
 
Construction of Donald Trump's controversial border wall between the US-and Mexico is due to being next month.
 
Construction of Donald Trump's controversial border wall between the US-and Mexico is due to being next month.
 
The Jobactive system aims to help Australians on welfare find a job. But the network has come under criticism from all sides of politics over recent years, with many saying it wastes both employers' and jobseekers' time.
 
The Jobactive system aims to help Australians on welfare find a job. But the network has come under criticism from all sides of politics over recent years, with many saying it wastes both employers' and jobseekers' time.
 
Small business owners are complaining that sick days are increasing because of 'Absence from Work Certificates'.
 
There's growing international momentum for a crackdown on the global tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter after last week's horrific terror attack in Christchurch.
 
Small business owners are complaining that sick days are increasing because of 'Absence from Work Certificates'.
 
"Chucking a sickie" is bit of an unspoken Australian pastime — especially on a Monday morning — but small business owners are complaining sick days are becoming increasingly common, and it's costing them tens of thousands of dollars year.
 
Bill Shorten has called for an end to "dog whistling by political leaders about immigration and asylum seekers".
 
The fallout from the Christchurch terrorist attack could have a profound affect on the upcoming federal election.
 
RN Breakfast's Sports Commentator Andre Leslie joins RN Breakfast to bring you news from the world of sport.
 
In a remarkable and lengthy Australian Family Court case a Dutch mother has won the right to relocate to her country of birth with her young daughter due to the father's lengthy criminal record and the risk he poses for both mother and daughter. 'Petra' says she should have never been sent back to Australia in the first place and would like to ...…
 
The legal and political differences of gun control between the US and New Zealand. Also, one British woman's effort to retain EU access as the UK careens toward an uncertain Brexit. Plus, the Japanese baseball phenom known only by one name — Ichiro — is about to begin his last major league season at age 45.…
 
New Zealand is poised to implement once-in-a-generation reforms to its gun laws, as the country continues to grapple with its worst ever mass shooting.
 
The US President has said that under Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the US was looking at making Brazil a permanent military ally, potentially bringing them into the NATO alliance.
 
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