Best australian history podcasts we could find (Updated May 2018)
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Australian History
 
Australian Aboriginal History
 
The Australian Naval History Podcast explores naval history in Australia. Each week, historians & veterans discuss a different aspect of Australian naval history. From deep discussions of particular battles, to the histories of submarine classes, the Australian Naval History Podcast is expert analysis & reflection on the storied past of Australia's military at sea.Produced by the Naval Studies Group at UNSW Canberra, in conjunction with the Submarine Institute of Australia, the Australian Na ...
 
Australian Environmental History
 
This is an early history of the failed attempt to found the colony of North Australia at Gladstone, in what is now Central Queensland. (Summary by Timothy Ferguson)
 
Aussie Waves Podcast - Australian History
 
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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.
 
The Anzac involvement in the Gallipoli Campaign has had a lasting cultural impact in Australia. Why is it considered such sacred ground? These podcasts will draw together different perspectives on Gallipoli, the ANZACs and the Great War.
 
Sinister true stories from the dark history of Ballarat.
 
This is the story of seven incorrigible children living near Sydney in the 1880’s with their military-man father, and a stepmother who is scarcely older than the oldest child of the family. A favourite amongst generations of children for over a century, this story tells of the cheeky exploits of Meg, Pip, Judy, Bunty, Nell, Baby, and The General (who is the real baby of the family), as well as providing a fascinating insight into Australian family life in a bygone era.
 
The National Museum of Australia's audio series explores Australia's social history: Indigenous people, their cultures and histories, the nation's history since 1788, and the interaction of Australians with the land and environment. The series includes talks by curators, conservators, historians, environmental scientists and other specialists.
 
A weekly time-travelling quiz show in which Adam Jackson explores the oddities and intricacies of major historical events and pop-culture movements, from Britain to America and beyond.
 
The Australian history you never learnt at school. Hear about the complications of Australia’s past: the unsavory, the humorous and the downright perplexing. Hosted by Michael Sloan and Kyle Sherer
 
Humourist and historian David Hunt and ABC 702’s Dom Knight take on Australian history and uncover the characters, events and a cat that you won’t find in the regular history books. This is not history for the faint-hearted.
 
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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By Association
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A narrative show about football and the human connection behind the beautiful game. Featuring interesting and insightful short stories, from personal narratives to club histories and everything in between. By Association is a 2018 Webby Award Nominee and winner of two Australian Podcast Awards, 2017 and 2018. The show is hosted and produced by James Parkinson and has featured in The Guardian and NPR's Only A Game. Episodes released monthly.
 
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Australiyeah
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The show about Australian histories and mysteries! We discuss of Australia's most hilarious stories and interesting conspiracy theories.
 
An Australian made podcast about paranormal and supernatural mysteries and their history in Australia. Join your host Julieanne, as she explores these spooky stories, if you dare...
 
Hindsight is the only program on Australian radio devoted exclusively to social history. It offers new perspectives on well-known aspects of the past and brings to light those stories long-ignored on the public record. The memories of ordinary Australians are woven into complex, credible and satisfying documentaries. Hindsight is published every Sunday.
 
Phil Mannell presents true accounts by soldiers of the Great War (World War 1). This is primary history as told by the soldiers themselves, mostly Australian diggers but possibly tommies, poilus, doughboys, kiwis or others, with additional commentary and definitions.
 
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Aussie English
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G’day and welcome to the Aussie English podcast.I’m Pete Smissen and my objective here is to teach you guys the English spoken down under. Whether you plan to travel, to work or to live in Australia or you just have an interest in our culture, history and spoken dialect of English. You have come to the right place. And whether you aim to speak English like a true blue Aussie or you just want to be able to understand “what the flippin’ hell we’re on about when we’re havin’ a yarn”. You have c ...
 
The Oral History Project is an effort to record the history and culture of Narangong, South Australia’s tidiest town 1993, 2003, and 2008, winner of Australia’s best Cornish pastie 1997, and home to the renowned Nara Fighting Roos.
 
The Australian history you never learnt at school. Hear about the complications of Australia’s past: the unsavory, the humorous and the downright perplexing. Hosted by Michael Sloan and Kyle Sherer
 
Shooting The Past brings you Australian history through a new lens. Each episode features a historical event or era, and starts with a single photograph and the question; what is going on in this picture?
 
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Podcasts
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Home of Difak Music and BS - Bob & Shazi Show
 
IT'S THE GREATEST NIGHT IN THE HISTORY OF UNPROFESSIONAL WRESTLING PODCASTING. An Australian & two Americans review WCW and WWE(F) pay-per-views,. wrestlers' movies & more! Join Frank Harris, Josh Armour and Brandon Dalton, have some laughs & take a walk down memory lane.
 
In the late 1970s Dr James Gleeson AO, Australia’s leading surrealist painter, interviewed 98 Australian artists in their studios to discuss their works that had been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia. As an artist, curator, writer and administrator, Gleeson brought a unique perspective to these conversations. The recorded interviews form the basis of a significant resource on Australian visual arts. The recordings are accompanied by 2000 reference photographs of the artworks and ...
 
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Word for Word
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Australian English has many fascinating stories, interesting etymologies, and wonderfully weird slang. The language is constantly evolving as the world around us changes; new words are created, meanings change, and other things get left behind. In Word for Word, we explore the surprising histories behind everyday words and phrases, go behind-the-scenes with the dictionary editors, and meet some of Australia's most interesting word-lovers, from Scrabble champions to hip-hop artists. Join us a ...
 
Leading Australian DJ and music lover Hot Dub Time Machine delves into the personal histories of leading Australian musicians, taking audiences on an emotional journey back through each musician’s life and career, accompanied by the music they loved along the way.
 
Six objects. Six stories. The Weekend Australian Magazine's Trent Dalton searches for the things in which we store Australia's history.
 
Audio guide for twenty two key works from the 2007 25th anniversary of the National Gallery of Australia exhibition 'Ocean to Outback: Australian Landscape Painting 1850–1950' curated by National Gallery Director, Ron Radford AM and celebrates the rich history of landscape painting in Australia.
 
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.
 
***SUPPORTED BY Skater HQ (www.skaterhq.com.au) and our Patreon patrons***An Australian rollerblading podcast about the sport, the lifestyle and our history. About learning tricks, reviewing skates, talking to people and airing opinions.
 
OzPic is hosted by Macquarie Dictionary Editor, Susan Butler. Each episode focuses on a particular feature of the Australian environment including the origin of the words associated with that environment, and changes in their meanings throughout history. We invite all listeners to submit a photo that depicts an aspect of the Australia environment on our website, for possible inclusion in the dictionary online. OzPic was produced by media partner ABC Local Radio.
 
DETECTIVES. THIEVES. TIME-TRAVELLERS. (REASONABLE RATES.) 'Somewhere in this city, there's a hole in history, in reality itself, and it's getting bigger. I'm the only detective in town who keeps an eye on what crawls through.' Kilbey Salmon has charm, a quick gob and an instinct for self-preservation. Nero Dusk has a lot of patience, a grumpy demeanour and a way with his fists. Theo Cartwright is an Australian journalist who often wonders why she spends time with either of them. In their tim ...
 
For the Term of his Natural Life, written by Marcus Clarke, was published in the Australian Journal between 1870 and 1872 (as His Natural Life), appearing as a novel in 1874. It is the best known novelisation of life as a convict in early Australian history. Described as a "ripping yarn", and at times relying on seemingly implausible coincidences, the story follows the fortunes of Rufus Dawes, a young man transported for a murder which he did not commit. The harsh and inhumane treatment mete ...
 
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The Adelaide Show
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A weekly podcast recorded in Adelaide that puts South Australian passion on centre stage with a featured guest who joins us each week as a co-presenter to share how they're pursuing their passions. We venture across topics as diverse as history, wine, food, art, music, relationships, critical thinking, health, news, interviews, chat and quizzes. Every single interview, every single show, unlocks insights into what drives people to be doing what they're doing and what keeps them striving. The ...
 
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Talks and Lectures
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Talks and lectures are held at the Shrine of Remembrance and selected offsite venues. Speakers include academics, historians, authors, veterans and other experts who present on a range of topics relating to Australian military history. As well as being available online and as a podcast, all talks and lectures are open to the general public. Details of upcoming speakers can be found on the Shrine website.
 
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CiTR--Stranded
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Australia and Canada share vibrant independant music scenes where perhaps a similar cultural history, sense of geographic isolation, and vast touring distances, breed particular kinds of musical creativity. Join your host Matthew for a weekly mix of exciting sounds, past and present, from his Australian homeland. And journey with him as he features fresh tunes and explores the alternative musical heritage of Canada.
 
Sovereign Hill is an outdoor, activated museum in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. We tell the exciting story of the Australian goldrushes. These podcasts feature experts exploring topical themes in Victorian and goldrush history.
 
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This week, I am featuring Nicole Bathurst, an Australian Dietitian talking about eating less sugar and not feeling hungry. We go over how to break that sugar addiction that might be holding you down. Nicole Bathurst is a Dietitian with a difference. She has a unique blend of expertise and experience which helps facilitate practical, lifestyle c ...…
 
In this military history segment with historian Jay Walsh he looks at the history behind the Iconic Rising Sun Badge which was worn by soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Australian Imperial Forces in both World Wars on the brim of slouch hats.
 
Kevin chats with Jess Pryles from Hardcore Carnivore about her history, the Australian BBQ scene, moving to Austin, and building her incredible brand. Check out all things Hardcore Carnivore here Watch this interview on YouTube here Kevin's BBQ Joints on YoutubeKevin's BBQ Joints on TwitterKevin's BBQ Joints on InstagramKevin's BBQ Joints on Fa ...…
 
Paul Saliba was once described as a man of fire. His dance and choreographic work possesses a sense of energy, light and warmth. The man himself is excitable, committed and vital. A conversation with Paul is enlightening and re-affirming. He talks to STAGES about his time with The Australian Ballet, the car accident that could have put an end t ...…
 
Special Guests Murph from The Wombats joins us for a HUGE Fast Facts, full of: Motion Pictures, a mysterious writer and an odd patent.... Make sure to check out The Wombats on their Australian Tour! Grab your tickets here: http://thewombats.co.uk/home/#tour This week in history, we’re going all the way from the 14th to the 20th of May! Facebook ...…
 
Welcome back to Cast Dice! In this episode, Brad chats with the brains behind Knights Of Dice, an Australian based, laser-cut MDF terrain company. Brad, Scott and Viv discuss the ups and downs of the design process, the company's history, the fickle muse that is inspiration and the company's upcoming releases. The guys also talk about their tho ...…
 
2:31 - Cam Smith retires from Rep Footy, 7:52 - Rugby Union - A National Crisis, 22:00 - Drugs and Australian Field Hockey, 27:34 - The Zen Do Kai Master speaks, 29:52 - Tomic is back in the winners circle, 36:10 - Manly sign an Origin legend, 39:32 - A brief history of Kenny Edwards, 43:59 - We continue to shit on Rugby and Folau…
 
Paula chats with Danielle from the Marion Heritage Research Centre and Renya about all things history for our Get Into History episode. Find out how you can discover the mysteries of your family's history, hear Paula uncover a piece of her own family's history, learn about some great books for introducing history to children and some of our fav ...…
 
AMP has faced the largest shareholder protest vote for a major company in Australian corporate history.
 
What a wonderful era that we live in where holidays and travel are a regular feature in our lives. I don’t imagine that through the bulk of human history there was enough surplus of time, food, and resources to allow you to just take time off to explore the world or relax, unless you were super rich. Even as recently as my grandparent’s era the ...…
 
The Killers. A band that WILL go down in history as one of the greats. The Australian tour had the entire country buzzing with their full set of hits, the performance, costumes, the set and the iconic covers.
 
Hear from Deborah Bird Rose from the School of Humanities and Languages at UNSW, as she examines the intersection of humans, animals and landscape, and the fragility of their relationships in the face of environmental crisis and loss. Recorded 8th March 2018. HumanNature is a landmark lecture series at the Australian Museum that offers a range ...…
 
The week that was (TWTW) takes a look back at the week’s most prominent tech stories from around the world. Video versions of TWTW appear on our website as well as our YouTube channel and Facebook page. For those that prefer an audio only version, you can subscribe to the TWTW podcast feed on iTunes or by add this feed (https://feedpress.me/rec ...…
 
Hi everyone, hope you're all going well and ready for another month of the best Celtic Punk, Celtic Rock and Folk Punk from around the world with bands this month from Indonesia, Denmark, The UK, Canada, Italy, Sweden, France and the second Australian featured artist in the podcasts history, local legends The Go Set. Enjoy the tunes and happy m ...…
 
Published just a few weeks ago, Girls at the Piano, is , in part, a memoir of a young girl’s infatuation with the piano which over the years into her adolescence becomes a burden rather than a source of pleasure. It is also the story of her grandmother, a singer and pianist who emigrated to Australia just after the first World War to escape per ...…
 
Gideon Haigh is an independent journalist. He has been in the trade for more than thirty years and has written extensively on business and sport. While he is best known for his sports writing (twenty of his thirty books are about cricket), he is an acclaimed writer regardless of subject. A selection of his award-winning work includes: Certain A ...…
 
Gideon Haigh is an independent journalist. He has been in the trade for more than thirty years and has written extensively on business and sport. While he is best known for his sports writing (twenty of his thirty books are about cricket), he is an acclaimed writer regardless of subject. A selection of his award-winning work includes: Certain A ...…
 
When it comes to cancer, we are so focused on the specialist who’s treating you, and rightly so because your oncologist or surgeon or your urologist is absolutely crucial in getting you through it. But what about the general practitioner, the family doctors, what role do they play and how can they help you in your fight against cancer? Right no ...…
 
Annie, Lauren and Jen are joined by longtime Balance 365 member Sarah Cole to discuss how the program has helped her take control of her fitness, nutrition and other important lifestyle habits (and lost 50 pounds in the process!) Here is what they talked about and why they all ended up doing Beyonce hair flips by the end: Yo yo weight loss and ...…
 
Football Not Soccer is an Australian football podcast made by fans for fans. Camilo and Robert are football fanatics who together will be covering the 2017/2018 A-League Finals Series, the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and looking forward will be kicking off with the next A-League season.This week Cam and Rob look back at how the semi finals played ...…
 
Highlights from this week: A rise in Brisbane off-the-plan unit sales Should agent ‘best practice’ include auction bidder advice? Low interest rates encourage re-development Margaret Lomas saw the opportunities in the GFC Settlement delays could trap buyers Defining a ‘housing crisis’ Transcripts: Brisbane units in oversupply – Angie Zigomanis ...…
 
Eliza has just returned from a minibreak in Bali. The island is beautiful, but its history is violent. Bali is also the setting for Eliza's first attempt at fiction. Think Liane Moriaty with crime, sex, drugs and bikies. What's not to like? Geraldine has done a big interview with Australian artist Ben Quilty in his 'sacred space' -- the NSW Sou ...…
 
Mark Opitz is probably the most important Australian music producer in that country's history. Beginning in the mid-70s with AC/DC's Powerage album, Mark went on to define a generation's worth of rock music with his style he coined "sophisto-punk". In 1978 is produced the Angel's landmark album Face To Face and his legendary status was cemented ...…
 
Australia's Defence Forces will soon have a new chief. Army Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell will replace the Air Force's Mark Binskin in the role in July. It comes as Australia's Defence Forces are engaged in complex and dangerous missions in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world. And it also coincides with arguably the largest modernisa ...…
 
There are three ways to do an internship. Each has different benefits, but competition is stiff. Experts, employers interns and your hosts, both former interns, guide you through what employers expect and what interns get out of the experience. Hosts, Buffy Gorrilla and Ben Pawson, explore the internship landscape in detail. If you know nothing ...…
 
After three consecutive negative months on the Australian market, investors are asking whether that is a bad omen for the rest of 2018. Rudi Filapek-Vandyk, Editor of FN Arena, has sourced the research and walks us through what similar periods in history have meant for investors, as well as sharing his insights of the areas investors are likely ...…
 
Welcome to Finance & Fury! Today we're talking about increasing your net income …and the way to do that is reducing tax. So, in today's episode we'll run through why we pay tax, where it goes and I'll break down all of those dirty little “loopholes” that you’re hearing about, how the super wealthy tax dodge every single year, how they pay no ta ...…
 
In March and April 1918, German forces threw themselves against the Allies in one of the largest offensives of the First World War. Australian troops were rushed into the line to help stem the tide, and at the Somme village of Dernancourt they faced the largest enemy attack they would encounter in the war. Join Mat as he speaks to Aaron Pegram ...…
 
Ross The Boss (ex-Manowar, The Dictators). Ross chats to Andrew about the Australian tour where he and his band will be bringing a full set of Manowar classics! Some great banter about his history with The Dictators as well.
 
This episode was recorded at the 50 year reunion of the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam (HFV) at the Fleet Arm Museum on October 2017. The final episode with two speakers gives a perspective of the families & well as the HFV's return to Australia. The speakers are Mrs Cynthia Ryan & Commander Guy Cooper.…
 
Soon we’ll miss the hot days of summer – but we’ve milked the most out of the last 5 months. We note the election of the first openly lesbian politician to the parliament of Tasmania – an important and proud moment. We also note that gay San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk is to be honoured with the naming of an airport terminal in recogn ...…
 
We get the inside word from former Australian Test cricketer Michael Beer and Herald Sun journalist Scott Gullan on the biggest scandal in Australian Cricket history.
 
'Guideline number one is if it feels wrong, it is.' Joe Dolcetti Click To Tweet Joe Dolcetti is a futurist and an innovator in the field of human performance with an intimate and innate understanding of human movement and flow. He has a conditioning training, coaching and sport science career that has spanned over 31 years around the globe and ...…
 
The Willie Wagtails are a bunch of old mates who play a unique blend of ocker jazz-folk music. They seek to make connections with Australian history, landscape and politics in their songwriting and their energetic, discordant music smells like the bush. Combined with a penchant for the dinky-di vernacular and fondness of the great outdoors, The ...…
 
Cameron Bancroft tampers with the ball against South Africa and with demise of his integrity and that of his captain Steve Smith - Chris and Pat wonder where too from here? Is this the darkest day in Australian cricket? And... what happens now??Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/twofornone/
 
The week that was (TWTW) takes a look back at the week’s most prominent tech stories from around the world. Video versions of TWTW appear on our website as well as our YouTube channel and Facebook page. For those that prefer an audio only version, you can subscribe to the TWTW podcast feed on iTunes or by add this feed (https://feedpress.me/rec ...…
 
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Brent discuss the week's films, look at the dangers of criticism and backlashes for films before audiences have even seen them, and ask whether Australia would benefit from an in-cinema film subscription service. Reviews ▸ Pacific Rim Uprising ▸ Peter Rabbit ▸ Mary Magdalene ▸ The Endless ▸ The Divine Order ▸ Buena Vis ...…
 
Australian-born Maxine Thompson attended culinary school in NYC and launched a business in London. Talk about a worldly woman! She has grown Polka Pants, her business of bespoke chef's trousers for women, into a recognized brand that's getting much deserved attention. I begin this episode with an introduction to March being Women's History Mont ...…
 
Ann-Marie Priest talks about her new book, 'A Free Flame' with ABC Radio's Rhianna Patrick The book is available for purchase here: http://avidreader.com.au/products/a-free-flameHIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE 2016 DOROTHY HEWETT AWARD FOR AN UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT 'I need to be a writer, ' Ruth Park told her future husband, D'Arcy Niland, on the eve o ...…
 
Sarah Charak is a student of history and law at the University of Sydney. She learned at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem, and has worked since then as Educational Director of Bnei Akiva Australia and the Australian Zionist Youth Council, and is currently part of the Limmud Oz team. Her favourite job is teaching Bat Mitzva girls to leyn and le ...…
 
This Must Be The PlaceIn this episode of “This Must Be The Place” David and Elizabeth visit the small Goldfields town of Clunes for the annual Clunes Booktown Festival. As you may pick up from the introduction, Elizabeth was slightly confused about the distinction between “Booktown” and “Booktown Festival”. Whereas (she realised later) “Clunes ...…
 
In her new book, The Battle Within: POWs in Postwar Australia (NewSouth Books, 2018), Christina Twomey, Professor of History at Monash University, explores the “battle within,” the individual and collective challenge of rehabilitating Australian prisoners of war in the…
 
In her new book, The Battle Within: POWs in Postwar Australia (NewSouth Books, 2018), Christina Twomey, Professor of History at Monash University, explores the “battle within,” the individual and collective challenge of rehabilitating Australian prisoners of war in the…
 
" Hands up for those amongst us who think the arts provide a rich and more meaningful life..." On this episode, we go back and listen to our first ever live event-GLAM Slam! Glam Slam was hosted by the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney in early March. Tickets sold out early but you get a second chance t ...…
 
To celebrate International Women's Day we meet Nola Shoring who has developed a successful grant application to improve digital literacy of seniors in the Australian Capital Territory. Narrated by Founder of Celebrate Living History Bev Wilkinson. For more stories visit www.celebratelivinghistory.com.au…
 
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