Best australian history podcasts we could find (Updated February 2018)
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Australian History
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Australian History
 
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Australian Naval History Podcast
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The Australian Naval History Podcast explores naval history in Australia. Each week, historians and 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 and 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 Australia ...
 
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Australian Aboriginal History
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Australian Aboriginal History
 
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Australian Environmental History
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Australian Environmental History
 
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Gladstone Colony: An Unwritten Chapter of Australian History, The by HOGAN, James Francis
 
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)
 
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Bartlet: Australian Political History Trivia with Jeremy Travers
 
Podcast by Jeremy Travers
 
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Aussie Waves Podcast
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Aussie Waves Podcast - Australian History
 
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Gallipoli and the Great War
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Tales from Rat City
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Sinister true stories from the dark history of Ballarat.
 
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Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner
 
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.
 
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National Museum of Australia – Audio on demand program
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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Last Stop To Nowhere
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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
 
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Tales from Rat City
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Digging up Ballarat's darkest secrets
 
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Rum, Rebels and Ratbags
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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.
 
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The Familiar Strange
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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 Aussie English Podcast
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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 ...
 
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Genies Down Under
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Genealogy with an Australian twist. Presented by Maria Northcote, Genies Down Under is a monthly podcast bursting with lots of tips, tools and tricks for genealogists (genies), with some hints on the traps to avoid. There'll be lots of family history stories and ideas on how to get to know your own ancestors - beyond just their names and dates. So, if you're a genealogist interested in researching your family's connection to Australia, look for our free Podcast in the iTunes store.
 
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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 ...
 
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Hindsight - Program podcast
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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.
 
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Mysterious Australia Podcast
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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...
 
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Shooting The Past - ABC RN
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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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Welcome to Narangong
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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.
 
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Last Stop To Nowhere
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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
 
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WWI Digger Stories Podcast
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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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Screaming into the Void
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Because what else can you do?
 
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Home of Difak Music and BS - Bob & Shazi Show
 
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Podcasts
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Home of Difak Music and BS - Bob & Shazi Show
 
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Hot Dub Time Machine: RADIO
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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.
 
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Screaming into the Void
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Because what else can you do?
 
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Last Stop To Nowhere
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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
 
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Butts In Seats - The WCW Podcast
 
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.
 
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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 ...
 
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National Gallery of Australia | Oral History Collection | James Gleeson interviews Australia's greatest artists
 
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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National Gallery of Australia | Audio Tour | Ocean to Outback: Australian Landscape Painting 1850–1950
 
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.
 
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Mad Beef Rollerblading Podcast
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***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.
 
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The Theory of Objects
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Six objects. Six stories. The Weekend Australian Magazine's Trent Dalton searches for the things in which we store Australia's history.
 
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OzPic: Picturing the Australian Environment
 
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.
 
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Kick to Kick
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An Australian Rules Football podcast, that looks at the history of the AFL/VFL. We start way back in 1897, and each episode will cover a different year.Enjoy hearing about the origin of the clubs, rivalries, players, finals systems, and much more.
 
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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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For the Term of His Natural Life by CLARKE, Marcus
 
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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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.
 
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History Lab
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History Lab || where the past isn't past ||Australia’s first investigative history podcast, hosted by historians Tamson Pietsch and Anna Clark This series is made in collaboration by the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney and 2SER 107.3FMExecutive Producer Emma LancasterProducer Ellen Leabeater, Tom Allinson and Olivia RosenmanSound Engineer Miles Martignoni Artwork design Elin Matilda AnderssonOriginal music composed by Joe Koning and Michael Meme
 
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TheAustralianShepherd.net Podcast | History | Training | Advice
 
Kristin Tara Horowitz from TheAustralianShepherd.net interviews Australian shepherd experts around the world about the history, care, breeding, training, and raising of this wonderful breed, the Aussie dog. We'll discover a little more about the names behind the dogs, the dogs themselves, and current and past issues.
 
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Your Days Are Numbered: The Terrible Business of Salmon & Dusk
 
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 ...
 
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Open Your Eyes to Australia with Jim Low
 
Open Your Eyes to Australia is a series presented by Jim Low focusing on Australian themes which highlight history, people and places through the use of original songs.Jim Low is an Australian country folk singer / songwriter who plays guitar and harmonica. His songs and writing reflect a love of Australia - the history, the people and the Australian environment. Each year he travels to Australian places - listening to, and documenting, the stories of the people who live there.
 
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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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Pencil's Ballercast - NBA talk
 
A podcast devoted to all things NBA. Every week, I (Ben Sewell) will talk all the latest news, rumours and historial debates in the Basketball world with special guests. As an Australian Physiotherapist, the inside scoop on all league related injuries and Australian players will be incorporated. All mailbag questions can be asked via my twitter profile (Pencil2292). Let's talk balls!!!
 
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Sovereign Hill Education's Podcast
 
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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In episode four, vaudevillian Elly Squires – aka Clara Cupcakes – joins us to discuss one of her first Discworld books, and the start of the witches series proper: Wyrd Sisters! The sixth Discworld novel, published in 1988, it’s the second book to feature Granny Weatherwax – but the first to introduce her fellow witches, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Ga ...…
 
Learn Australian English in this interview episode of the Aussie English Podcast where I interview my father Ian Smissen on celebrating Australia Day & changing the date. Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes | Android | RSS Download the PDF + MP3 AE 398 – Interview: On Celebrating Australia Day & Changing The Date with Ian Smissen G’day, guys! Welc ...…
 
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Reality TV Warriors
 
Michael, Logan & Michelle return to recap the fourth and fifth episodes of Amazing Race 30 and its legs in Southern France. In this episode: Why is Logan like Trevor & Chris?The editors are back in our good books.We find a positive for the season.Our least favourite team get a history lesson.Michelle asks for a little cooperation from Mother Na ...…
 
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Grace Bible Church of Phoenix
 
Well this time let's have all the missionary couples come on up Robin take would have an opportunity to introduce themselves and Tim and Judy Come on up I'm not sure how many people were at the women's ministry yesterday but a chance like in the morning I know that the ladies were able to share in it last night we had a barbecue and a fire at t ...…
 
On this episode of The Last New Wave, Andrew gets a bit of a surfing history lesson with producer Phil Jarratt as he runs down the stories in his documentary Men of Wood & Foam. This is an exciting, interesting documentary that looks at the 'Brookvale Six' - some of the pioneers of surfing in Australia. Make sure to pick up a copy of the DVD fr ...…
 
Our hosts broaden their conversation of grammar by complaining about people not using the plural possessive, schools not teaching grammar, and an exploration of German cases and the echoes of these that remain in English. They continue with a discussion of people’s interests and why different people are interested in such different things; exam ...…
 
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Let's Talk About Sects: a podcast about cults
 
Carli McConkey was a 21-year-old university graduate when she decided to attend the Mind Body Spirit Festival in Sydney, and came across the stand for Life Integration Programmes. The course they offered sounded like exactly what she needed to get her life on track and realise her potential. Little did she know that this encounter was the start ...…
 
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Autopod Decepticast: A Weekly Podcast Delivering a Minute-By-Minute Breakdown of the 1986 Transformers Movie.
 
Join the APDC team as they cover the action-packed minute 43 of 1986's "The Transformers: The Movie." Listener Appreciation... is it going to happen?! Kup & Hot Rod take evasive action! The history of reverse polarity! Cyclonus attacks... he’s super fast!! Crash landing on Quintessa! We bastardize Australian culture!! Script Deviations: molecul ...…
 
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Hello From Hong Kong
 
Show Notes In this episode I sit down with Gregory Rivers, an Australian actor living and working in Hong Kong for the past 30 years. Gregory Rivers has made himself a career as the go to man to represent a white character in a drama or TV show. It helps that Gregory is fluent in Cantonese. We start talking about the errors in Rivers’ wikipedia ...…
 
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Supercar Insiders Warbstercast
 
Minions of the world, it's all over. In the sunset of the Warbster's reign of terror over Australian motor racing, we look back on the good, meh & ugly of the 2017 Supercars season. Then we reflect on the Warbster's rule, a time of the biggest changes in the sports history. Stat nerding ! Factual content ! Self Warbstertorialising ! and even a ...…
 
Wicked Horror Show Presents Justin Price, Gabriel Miller & Natassia Halabi talk about Elf, frightening tale of an ancient elf doll that comes to life and terrorizes an unsuspecting family POWERED BY THE DORKENING PODCAST NETWORK Watch us LIVE EVERY Sunday | Tuesday | Thursday Streaming LIVE on Facebook - Youtube - Periscope - Twitch Dorkening A ...…
 
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Australian Naval History Podcast
 
Professor Tom Frame & his expert panel discuss the founding and early years of the Royal Australian Naval College. The panel consists of Vice Admiral Peter Jones, Commander Greg Swinden & Lieutenant Commander David Jones.
 
Vice Admiral Peter Jones & his expert panel discuss the formation & service of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) during World War II. The panel consists of Dr Christine Reghenzni, Dr Kathryn Spurling & Commander Alison Westwood.
 
Join us this week for a special and extended episode of InTransition where we explore the history of contentgroup, where we are today, key highlights for 2017 and what you can expect from us in 2018. With a rich history in journalism and marketing, David describes the process of starting this company 20 years ago, and why we believe the relatio ...…
 
Ballbusters - Speaks about their upcoming show on Saturday December 16thCam Walker - Campaigns co-ordinator Friends of the Earth- Talking about the mayor concern expressed in the social sector at the appointment of Dr Gary Johns – considered a staunch critic of charities, as the new commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits C ...…
 
New Zealander Raelene Castle has been confirmed as Rugby Australia's new boss in another piece of sports administration history.READ MORE: Kiwi Raelene Castle named Australian rugby bossThe former Canterbury NRL chief executive, and head of Netball New Zealand, will be the first woman to head any of the national governing bodies of the four maj ...…
 
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Australian Naval History Podcast
 
Professor Tom Frame and his expert panel discuss the RAN Bridging Train who served in World War I. The panel consists of Mr John Perryman, Mr Martin Smee & Commander Greg Swinden.
 
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Mike Williams Overnight Podcast
 
Mike chats to John Scott about Australian history
 
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Ps Darin Browne @ Ignite Christian Church
 
Matt is the Senior Pastor of New Hope Church in Brisbane, and his church is unique in that it provides new hope to many homeless and street people, feeding them each week and sharing the good news about Jesus Christ at every opportunity. But Matt Prater is known for more than this. He appears every week on Vision radio, a dynamic Christian radi ...…
 
Broadcaster and Journalist Tracey Holmes explains how to listen across continents, cultures and context. We learn how to understand the role of preparation in bringing you into a state of complete listening to the speaker. For three decades, Tracey Holmes has been a journalist & broadcaster covering international news, current affairs and globa ...…
 
We delve into the sweet, sweet history of one of South Australia's favourite desserts - The Frog Cake. We follow from it's French origins all the way to it's transformation to a symbol of South Australian food and culture, discuss exporting our favourite local delicacies all around the world and talk about opinionated local radio hosts. We're n ...…
 
The news broke on 2 September 2016. The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) released a statement that Michael Gallagher had returned a positive out-of-competition test for EPO. Michael – or ‘Micky’ as many refer to him as – is a double Australian gold medalist at the Paralympic Games (Beijing & London) in the individual pursuit in t ...…
 
Thursday, 11/2: S.W.A.T. (s1, 1, total?, 10p, CBS) Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson, a Los Angeles S.W.A.T. lieutenant, is assigned to lead a highly skilled unit in the community where he grew up. Torn between loyalty to the streets, where the cops are sometimes the enemy, and allegiance to his brothers in blue, he strategically straddles the two world ...…
 
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Australian Naval History Podcast
 
Professor Tom Frame & his expert panel discuss the 1914 Australian capture of Rabaul in German New Guinea. The panel consists of Rear Admiral Peter Briggs, Professor Michael Epkenhans, Dr David Stevens, Dr Stephenson & Commander Greg Swinden.
 
John and Helen Haynes on their wedding day in 1962. John, a Protestant, was cut out of three wills after marrying Helen, a Catholic. Siobhan McHugh, Author provided These days, when Australians of Irish Catholic descent have occupied the highest positions in the land, it may seem hollow to talk of them as marginalised. But right up to the 1970s ...…
 
Charles Ortleb, the publisher and editor-in-chief of New York Native, discusses a recent column on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Jane E. Brody in The New York Times. He also discusses the reporting he published by Neenyah Ostrom in New York Native on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome three decades earlier. Not only did The New York Times ignore Ortleb's d ...…
 
Charles Ortleb, the publisher and editor-in-chief of New York Native, discusses a recent column on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Jane E. Brody in The New York Times. He also discusses the reporting he published by Neenyah Ostrom in New York Native on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome three decades earlier. Not only did The New York Times ignore Ortleb's d ...…
 
Commander Greg Swinden and his expert panel assess the Royal Australian Navy’s involvement in World War I. The panel consists of Rear Admiral James Goldrick, Dr David Stevens and Commodore Jack McCaffrie.
 
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Fakeologist.com
 
I grabbed another audiochat and made it into an episode. Velocet is from Sydney, Australia, and has a great audio setup. Enjoy listening to a younger fakeologist! typoerror–Today at 9:57 AM listen live Now fastcast4u.com… Fakeologist Stream 3 by FastCast4u.com… Internet radio station on FastCast4u.com… typoerror–Today at 10:02 AM www.johnlebon. ...…
 
Professor Tom Frame and his expert panel discuss the famous 1942 HMAS Australia Court Martial. The panel consists of Mr Mike Carlton, Rear Admiral James Goldrick, Associate Professor David Letts and Associate Professor Cameron Moore.
 
Yeah, G’Day! One of the most nutritious meals offered in Australia is Fairy Bread, and that’s what we talk about this week! We may have had a number of alcoholic beverages before this podcast, some of us may have been reduced to tears laughing, but the important thing is that we got into the nitty-gritty when it comes to this delicious party tr ...…
 
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Let's Talk About Sects: a podcast about cults
 
Twenty years ago this year, Japan was to become a nuclear wasteland, according to the leader of a sect who claimed that the only survivors would be his followers and 10% of the major cities. It was in the lead up to this year of the predicted apocalypse, 1997, that he ordered shocking acts that would eventually result in his group being labelle ...…
 
Professor Tom Frame and his expert panel discuss the service of the Royal Australian Navy Oberon class submarines. This third and final episode covers the move of the Oberons to Fleet Base West in Western Australia and life in a Oberon submarine.
 
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