Best australian history podcasts we could find (Updated August 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)
Australian History: Brilliant stories from Australia's past.
Aussie Waves Podcast - Australian History
Society & Culture
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.
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.
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.
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 Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange.Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, and Simon Theobald, with s ...
By Association
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.
Because what else can you do?
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.
Aussie English
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 ...
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?
Welcome to Narangong
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
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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.
Word for Word
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 ...
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 ...
Stuff What You Tell Me! is a podcast telling stories of rebellion and resistance in history, art and culture. Created by two contrary Australians living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we explore the wider role of rebellion in history, by delving into the experiences of people whose lives and actions were defined by defiance. Release schedule: In keeping with our theme, we resent the imposition of scheduling agendas, so we release episodes whenever we feel like it. We aim for at least one a m ...
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.
Australian DJ and music lover Hot Dub Time Machine delves into the personal histories of his favourite Australian musicians and personalities, taking audiences on an emotional journey back through each musician’s life and career, accompanied by the music they loved.
Six objects. Six stories. The Weekend Australian Magazine's Trent Dalton searches for the things in which we store Australia's history.
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 ( 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.
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 ...
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 ...
The Adelaide Show
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 ...
Talks and Lectures
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.
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.
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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“We don’t look back enough to go forward, I don’t think. We need to look in the rear view mirror everyday.” Professor Mick Dodson AM, a Yawuru Aboriginal man, Australian barrister, academic and recently retired Director of the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at ANU, talks to our own Julia Brown about some of the ongoing struggles for Ind ...…
On 21 June 1966 an assassination attempt was made on Arthur Calwell the leader of the Australian Labor Party and Opposition Leader. It was only the second political assassination attempt in Australian history In this episode we are going to review the life of Arthur Calwell, including the events of June 1966 when an attempt was made on his life ...…
Learn Australian English in this expression episode of the Aussie English Podcast where I teach you to use the expression A TASTE OF YOUR OWN MEDICINE.
Shrine CEO Dean Lee is joined by Mrs Xanthula Wrigley and Professor Peter Monteath in the launch for our newest exhibition Resistance: Australians and the European Underground 1939–45. Resistance is on display daily from 10am to 5pm in the Shrine's West Gallery. Discover important stories of courage in the face of adversity, the overcoming of e ...…
This week's episode of The Adelaide Show, is our last. At least, our last after 260 consecutive weeks of producing a 90-minute-plus program covering many aspects of life and passion in South Australia. Our guest this week is Mr South Australia, Keith Conlon. This week, we have an SA Drink Of The Week that is a Small Change Shiraz. In IS IT NEWS ...…
Learn Australian English in this interview episode of the Aussie English Podcast where I chat with Kit Perry about how to prepare for the IELTs exam.
Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Vice Admiral Peter Jones, Mr Peter Shannon & Commander Greg Swinden discuss the role the cruiser HMAS Adelaide played in the installation of a French French regime in New Caledonia in 1942.
Learn Australian English in this episode of the Aussie English Podcast where I teach you to use an English phrase that will save you $100s-$1000s.
Over the last two hundred years, we’ve changed Victoria’s ecology beyond recognition. Each generation since White arrival has continued this rapid transformation, irreversibly altering the world once known intimately by Indigenous Australians. But this relationship has not been one-way. Each time we’ve driven change into the ecology, it has res ...…
Learn Australian English in this expression episode of the Aussie English Podcast where I teach you how to use to CLEAR THE AIR WITH SOMEONE.
Despite over half a century of abolitionist activity, including subversive activism, dissent, debate, protest and attempts at electoral process, by the end of the 1850s the demise of slavery seemed to some to still be as far from becoming reality as ever. Enter John Brown. Whereas the division over the issue of slavery had riven the young feder ...…
Learn Australian English in this vlog episode of Aussie English where I give you 1 tip to make your English unbreakable!
This week's episode of The Adelaide Show, Vietnamese in Adelaide, explores the food, culture, and history of Vietnamese Australians in SA. Our guests this week are Kim Le and Viet Bui, two cousins who share culture and a love for stand up comedy. This week, we have an SA Drink Of The Week that is an absolute bargain from The Poplars, Coonawarra ...…
In this interview episode of Aussie English I interview English teacher Justin Hammond about his new course and how to become an advanced English speaker.
Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel of Lieutenant Tim Döbler (Federal German Navy), Rear Admiral James Goldrick & Dr David Stevens discuss the creation of the Royal Australian Navy.
Simon starts us off (1:08) asking, how can we make anthropology matter for policy and government? "There’s no reason why [anthropology] can’t be scaled up. There’s no reason why there shouldn’t be a chief anthropologist to the government.” As Jodie argues, "unless, as a discipline, we are willing to step outside our disciplinary mores and our d ...…
Learn Australian English in this expression episode of the Aussie English Podcast where I teach you to use the expression BOB'S YOUR UNCLE.
Learn Australian English in this episode of the Aussie English Podcast where I teach you how to use English articles: A, AN, & THE!
This week's episode of The Adelaide Show, Playing games in Adelaide, explores the inner world of the gamer. Our guests this week are Anthony Sebastiani and Fabian Tauriello, two ordinary Adelaideans who just happen to enjoy playing online games. This week, we have an SA Drink Of The Week from Rockfords in the Barossa. In IS IT NEWS, Nigel chall ...…
There were fifty miles to victory and defeat, fifty miles to collapse and renewal, and fifty miles to a new place for Australia among the nations of the world. They were among the most significant fifty miles in our history. Join Adam Wakeling as he explores the final battles for the Australian troops in the First World War and their significan ...…
Learn Australian English in this interview episode of the Aussie English Podcast where I interview Emma Walker from Pronunciation with Emma about language-learning, slang, & pronunciation!
Learn Australian English in this Walking With Pete episode of the Aussie English Podcast where I talk about my recent reality check.
Client Liaison are intriguing: Their music is nostalgic but also totally fresh and amazing, they reference everything from Diner's Club commercials to kookaburras and they bring two giant water coolers to every show. But at the heart of it all are their awesome songs. Tom sits down with Monty and Harvey to find out what music inspires them and ...…
In this episode we are looking at the Battle of One Tree Hill. This was a battle fought by the Jagera people led by the warrior Multuggerrah in 1843. While Multuggerah and his forces defeated the white settlers it did not end well for a people who had inhabited the Darling Downs region of South East Queensland for some 30-40,000 years.…
Learn Australian English in today's expression episode of the Aussie English Podcast where I teach you to use AIR YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY like a native.
A quick update on the future of the show.
Adam Jackson takes a dive into the fascinating history of Finland, exploring topics such as the Finland's official languages; Finland's declaration of independence; the Aland islands dispute; Finland's role in World War 2; author and illustrator, Tove Jansson; Finnish tech firm, Nokia; a controversy involving Donald Duck; famous Finnish inventi ...…
In the final 5oth episode of Percy Smythe's diary we interview his niece, WW2 WAAF veteran, Margaret Clarke and great niece and creator of the Smythe Family History website, Jacqui Kennedy. We also hear Percy's daughter Betty's account of his and Dorrie's later years, read by another great niece, Vivienne Smythe. The last minute will leave you ...…
Adam Jackson takes a dive into the fascinating history of Easter Island, exploring topics such as the etymological roots of the island's name; a mysterious rumour about what lies beneath the island's famous giant Moai statues; the disturbing sight that greeted Captain James Cook upon his arrival in 1774; the religion that dominated Rapa-nui cul ...…
Learn Australian English in this vlog episode of Aussie English where I give you my 1 biggest tip to improve your English speaking!
Adam Jackson takes a dive into the fascinating history of Dublin, exploring topics such as the etymological roots of the city's name; the adventurous people who are said to have founded the city; the nickname of the city's old boundary in the Middle Ages; a world-renowned seat of learning founded in Dublin by an English Queen in 1592; a famous ...…
This week's episode of The Adelaide Show, Stories of shopping, summer, and Saturday nights, is an opportunity to remember what it was like growing up in South Australia in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Our guides accompanying us on this nostalgic tour are Lina and Don Violi. Lina worked as a cigarette promotions girl as one of her early jobs, and ...…
Featuring Kerryn Fields, Voivod, We Found A Love Bird and more!By (CiTR 101.9 FM Vancouver).
In this episode I watch through the first 3 sections of the Dead Wheels Champagne video from 2017. See
I test my next lapel mic in the car (doesn't make much difference) and talk about street skating.
Learn Australian English in this Walking With Pete episode of the Aussie English Podcast where I talk about why practice makes perfect.
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