Fave Podcasts


I stumbled upon podcasts last year when I was doing a lot of travelling to Sydney for work. They turned out to be a great way to make a 4 hour round trip go very quickly! I’m not doing as much travelling these days – and with a 4 year old co-passenger I’m more likely singing along to Elsa or Justine Clarke – but I still try to listen to some of my faves when I have the chance.

  1. Chat 10 Looks 3 – this is the podcast that started it all for me. Two of my favourite Aussie journo’s  Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales talking about books, TV, movies, politics, cooking and any other topic they can think of really. It’s unscripted, often extremely funny and you always end up with a ton of recommendations to add to your reading or watching lists. Highly recommended!
  2. Conversations with Richard Fidler – Another podcast that has me hooked. Richard Fidler has my dream job – talking with a different interesting person every day and getting paid for it! Even if I think the person he is interviewing isn’t of much interest to me I always enjoy his discussions and insights.
  3. Modern Love – I started listening to this one recently on the advice of my friend and it has very quickly become a favourite. The first episode I heard was the bonus Emmy Edition episode and it had me in tears driving down the highway!
  4. The New York Times Book Review Podcast – This satisfies the bibliophile in me. Although obviously quite American in its focus I’ve still heard a lot of great reviews about books I have then added to my reading list.
  5. The West Wing WeeklyI am so far behind with this one but I promise myself I will find time to catch up soon!  As the name suggests this podcast is reviewing an episode of the TV show The West Wing week by week. They often have actors, writers and directors from the show on providing their insights and if you love this show (as I do!) it is a great way to relive the glory that was The West Wing!
  6. All in the Mind – a fantastic Australian podcast looking at all things psychology, mental health, brain and behaviour – interesting and informative all in one!
  7. Magic Lessons – Best selling author, Elizabeth Gilbert, interviews different writers, artists, musicians and other creative individuals about their work and inspirations. Gilbert is a fantastic interviewer and like Richard Fidler, even if I am not particularly interested in the person she is talking with I always take something away from their discussions.
  8. Phoebe’s Fall – I have only just come across this one but I’m sure it is going to be a favourite. I would think that all fans of the Serial podcast would enjoy this one too – a week by week investigation of the 2010 death of Melbourne woman Phoebe Handsjuk.
  9. The Full CatastropheI have only listened to the episode with Annabel Crabb so far but if that is anything to go by there will be a laugh a minute with this one!
  10. EarshotAnother ABC podcast – similar to Conversations in a lot of ways but covering broader topic areas in a shorter time frame – great for when you only have half an hour or less to listen.

How about you? Any others you think I should add to my list?


4 Comments on Fave Podcasts

  1. Ashleigh Mills - My Meow
    October 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm (1 year ago)

    Goodness me! What a list! I love Joe Rogan, This American Life, The Joy Junkie and Unclassified Women! I work in mental health and love books so I am going to check out all in the mind and The New York times book review Podcast!

    • Karen
      October 22, 2016 at 10:15 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks for your tips Ashleigh! I have heard a couple of eps of This American Life and really like it too.

  2. Karin @ Calm to Conniption
    October 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm (1 year ago)

    Phoebe’s Fall sounds really good. I love the Nitty Gritty Committee and I Don’t Know How She Does It, I think those two are my faves. Oh and of course The Mummy Soul Sessions. 😉

    • Karen
      October 22, 2016 at 10:16 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Karin! I’m now reading the book on Phoebe’s Fall too – it’s good but I’m feeling the writing is a little biased which is turning me off a little…


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