A dip in the (much warmer) oceans of Australian audio

10 EpisodesProduced by Kate Montague, Audiocraft

This is a mix of some of my all-time favourite radio pieces and new and noteworthy podcasts and audio projects. It's really hard to boil it down into one list, but consider this a launchpad to discovering more great Aussie radio documentaries, podcasts and makers. For more listening treats I'd recom… read more

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A true artist and master of the craft

November 14th, 2016


I’m going to be bold and call Sherre Delys the Godmother of Australian audio. Hearing this piece totally changed the way I thought about storytelling …

Sophie’s personal essays get me every time.

November 14th, 2016


They are all great. Seriously. Her economy of words and deft mix of humour and pathos, always hit the mark. The Understudy was produced for the CBC’s Love Me, and was featured on The Heart.

The fascination of bizarre landmarks

November 14th, 2016


Australian towns have a penchant for ‘big things’. There’s the Big Banana, the Big Merino and even the Big Magic Mushroom. This piece beautifully …

One of my favourite new Australian podcasts for 2016

November 14th, 2016


This episode is a classic Australian story about an annual memorial service that commemorates truckies (truck drivers) who’ve died on the road. I love the sound of the rain throughout the piece (potentially a nightmare …

Australia’s answer to Serial

November 14th, 2016


Bowraville has been touted Australia’s answer to Serial. It’s one of the most successful Australian podcasts of 2016. It investigates the murders of …

A great example of true crime done well

November 14th, 2016


This podcast looks at a series of gay hate crimes in South Australia’s Adelaide. Told by award-winning investigative journalist and writer Mark …

Fresh, casual, and playful

November 14th, 2016


Private Parts is a great indie podcast made by Irit Pollak and Elin Andersson. They unpack social taboos and explore all things from moon cups to …

Possibly the most soothing radio voice ever

November 14th, 2016


Now we’ve taken that little Australian audio trip, this is the perfect place to wrap up. SleepTalker is an independent podcast produced by Bec Fary – who possibly has the most soothing radio voice ever. This episode is …

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