While even the non-avid Podcast listeners have likely heard of series like Serial and Comedy Bang! Bang!, the Podcast world is full of thousands of regular Podcasts that each have their own dedicated audience. We’ve scoured through quite a lot of them and present to you the ten that we think you need to subscribe and listen to right now. Some are new additions to the Podcast world, while others are (relatively) old favourites…
Good Evans, It’s A Bobcast!
Good Evans, It’s A Bobcast! is such a great, relaxed chat between the Jebediah frontman and famous Aussies, and he publishes new episodes once a fortnight. The emphasis is on music and the guest’s favourite songs. He’s nine episodes deep as we speak, and you can grab it HERE.
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This brilliant Radio National podcast series explores “the latest in technology, social media, consumer electronics, digital culture and more. Each week, host Marc Fennell and his panel of lively, informed guests untangle your wired world.” We can’t get enough of it. Grab the show HERE.
28 Plays Later
28 Plays Later is a great Australian/American gaming pod hosted by Paul Verhoeven and Kris Straub. Each episode focuses on the week’s gaming releases and what Kris and Paul have been playing. Between the inherent absurdity of the industry, overblown fan reactions creating news and the hosts’ own surreal, hyper-literate senses of humour, 28 Plays is one of the very best gaming pods available today. Catch the show live at PAX AUS this year! Find more information about the series HERE.
Keeping on the topic of gaming – funny and uncensored, each week the Sass Effect ladies (Lee Jouy and Tegan Jones) casually shoot the shit about video games and act as agony aunts to the industry. Cry-laugh along with them as they answer listener’s advice questions about anything and everything. Visit their official website HERE.
The Guilty Feminist
Eloquent, witty, and empowering, The Guilty Feminist features comediennes Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances who each week complete challenges to defy anti-feminist sentiments – both their own and from society. Listen to it HERE.
No Such Thing As A Fish…
If you’re a fan of random trivia, there’s no better Podcast than No Such Thing As A Fish… It’s put together by the team (or, rather, “elves”) that research the facts that feature on the British TV show QI. Not only is it full of random facts, but it is incredibly funny and intelligent as well. Find it HERE.
With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus
This series features the supremely talented improviser Lauren Lapkus (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Jurassic World – also recently in Australia as part of the CBB live tour) playing the guest of various fictitious shows with guest comedians and improvisers as the host. Hilarious, absurd and highly entertaining, this is a great podcast for any comedy lover. Listen to the Podcast series HERE.
My Favorite Murder
It’s a bit dark, and a whole lot of fun in this great true crime podcast series. It’s by two very funny women, Karen Kilgaraff and Georgia Hardstark, who discuss their favorite true crime stories. Irreverent, hilarious, and informative, it’s a different take on your standard true crime podcast by taking a more lighthearted, conversational tone to such dark subject matter! Check it out HERE.
It’s been around for a while, but Story Club is a podcast that a group of writers produce at the Giant Dwarf in Sydney every month. Zoe Norton-Lodge runs it, they have great people there (I went to one and it had Jonathan Holmes, Patrick Lenton, Kate Mulvany among others) who read out a story they’ve written about a certain theme. Highly recommend listening to it when you’re stuck in traffic – it makes time go faster – or when you just need a bit of a laugh! Get more details and listen to the show HERE.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
And finally we have Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey‘s Podcast, Stuff You Missed in History Class, which is produced by HowStuffWorks. It comes out about three times a week and covers everything from the Anglo-Cherokee War, to U.S. Contraband Camps, Women in the USPS, A History of Pizza and much more. It’s the sort of History you never knew you needed to know about, but now can’t live without knowing. Check it out HERE.
Thanks to Justine McNamara, Alyce Rosentreter, David Smith, Scott Aitken, Margaret Noble, Natalie Salvo and Evelyn Tiga for their contributions to this list.