Re-affirmed: Chat 10 Looks 3, Shameless, Squizz Shortcuts, Teacher’s Pet series’ Who The Hell Is Hamish?
New: Loose Units: The Podcast, Gertie’s Law, Parental As Anything (with Maggie Dent), Take 5, Unravel True Crime: Snowball
Undiscovered: We Fact Up, Love and Luck
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Angharad “Rad” Yeo talks to me about her new podcast “How Games Play Us”
Angharad “Rad” Yeo hosts ABC TV’s Good Game: Spawn Point, and over the last few months she’s written, produced, edited and hosted a podcast all about video games, and how they reflect and inform our culture.
Read at SMH: Gaming reframes how we see bushfires, climate change
Gertie’s Law is the best podcast of 2019
Gertie’s Law is the best podcast I’ve heard in 2019. The series has the same empathy and access to the courts as the classic documentary So Help Me God, and plays as a more successful version of Serial’s third season, offering the perfect mix of fly-on-the-wall soundscapes, narration and interviews.
Source: Here comes the judge: Gertie’s Law goes to the coalface of the court
‘Under a spell’: Cult-like following for podcast all about sects
Let’s Talk About Sects is an award-winning podcast from Sydney-based filmmaker and writer Sarah Steel. The show explores the charismatic leaders behind cults ranging from The Family, Branch Davidians and one that sprung up from an addiction to recovery program Synanon. (read more)
A love story unravels in financial ruin and conflict
There is a surprisingly light tone to Snowball, the latest season of the ABC’s true crime podcast Unravel. Compared to the tough, sombre listens of previous seasons, Snowball feels more like a caper movie, a long con stuffed with characters and situations that verge on the ridiculous. (read more)
Anna Priestland had an idea, so she emailed her favourite podcasters
Anna Priestland has had a unique career in podcasting. Just a few years ago Priestland was working in the fashion industry, toying with the idea of becoming a full-time writer. After a few freelance gigs, she emailed the host of her favourite true crime podcast, Case File, offering to write a few episodes of the show. (read more)
News podcast The Squiz takes a deep dive into weekly ‘explainers’
Daily news podcast The Squiz is a local media success story. The show is completely independent and produced on a shoestring, yet competes with the biggest media brands in Australia. (read more)
It takes a village, and an assortment of podcasts, to raise a child
Parenting is a tough gig. Keeping a little person alive can be challenging and without support you’re left second guessing every decision or wondering which interaction will be shared with a therapist decades from now. And let’s face it, babies are cute, but by God they can be boring; as are so many baby-related tasks, from breastfeeding and pumping, to the endless cycle of laundry and long late night sessions bouncing a baby back to sleep. Thankfully there are some excellent podcasts providing tips, alleviating guilt, and keeping parents company during those 3am feeds. (read more)
Hungry for weird true crime podcast? Ex-cop shares gritty career stories with his son
Paul Verhoeven had a unique childhood. He was raised without a television, so his father John would entertain Paul with “highly inappropriate” stories of life as a Sydney cop. (read more)