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Whether you’re all over them, or still think of them as “those things all the kids are listening to”, listen up: we’ve got the ultimate list to feed your podcast addiction, or get it going.

For those not in the know, a podcast is kind of like a talk show, an audiobook and a radio segment all rolled into one. You can access them right from your phone – iPhone users have the ‘Podcasts’ app, but there are plenty of other alternatives like Overcast, Google Podcasts (for Android), Castro, Spotify or Stitcher, among others – and every man and his dog has one. We’re not even joking, just look up ‘Crazy Dog People’ by Luke Kavanagh.

There’s seriously a podcast for everything, as evidenced by the – admittedly limited, in the world of podcasting – list below.

Family + Parenting

The Baby Bubble by Mamamia
Are you no longer phased by going out in public with someone else’s vomit on your shoulder? Do you find yourself awake at 3 am, feeding the newest addition to your family thinking “Am I the only person alive right now? It’s so lonely!” Then you are in the Baby Bubble, and Mamamia thought you might need a little company.

Not by Accident
Can you imagine becoming a single mother by choice, not by accident? I’ve been chronicling my own journey for six years to tell this story, about making choices and taking action to live the life you want. If you’re a parent, want to be a parent, or just love good storytelling, this podcast is for you.

Dads Don’t Know
In the world of celebrity mummy bloggers, the voice of the Dad often goes unheard. Dads know stuff too, right? Or do they?

The Labor of Love
The Labor of Love is a podcast about marriage, family, and making peace with the people we live with. Each week host Lori Leibovich, editor of RealSimple.com, tackles issues relating to sex, parenting, long-term partnerships and more.

The MotherHood
If you believe the images on social media, parenting is a piece of cake. Smiling babies – blissed-out Mums – perfectly styled homes. The Motherhood is a podcast which is ready to explore the truth.

Together. A podcast about relationships
We all know relationships takes work, but what is that work, and how do we do it? Reformed divorce lawyer Erik Newton explores these questions and many more in a series of intimate and honest interviews with real couples.

This Glorious Mess
This is not the place for “perfect parents”. This is a weekly look at parenting as it truly is – confusing, exhausting, inspiring, completely full of surprises and very messy. Join Andrew Daddo, broadcaster, author of children’s books and father of three, and Holly Wainwright, editor, writer and mother of two, as they unpack what parents are really talking about.

I Don’t Know How She Does It
Have you ever looked at another women and thought “how does she do it?” This podcast will answer that question. It’s conversations with some of the busiest women we know. We’ll hear the tips and strategies, from balancing children and budgets, to their career and health.

Mum’s the Word
A podcast dedicated to mums and mums to be to provide the natural, honest, and reliable resources they need to keep their families happy, healthy, and safe

The Longest Shortest Time
The parenting show for everyone.

Mindfulness + Motivation

The Health Code
Health and fitness YouTuber, Sarah’s Day and professional photographer, content creator, Personal Trainer and Kurt Tilse (Sarah’s boyfriend) crack the code on all things health, fitness, lifestyle, relationships and building your dream career.

Sisters in the Spotlight
A showcase of inspiring role models who are carving out lives of deep meaning, fulfillment and creating success on their own terms, sharing real-life tales of vulnerability, courage, chasing dreams and awakening.

Her Daily Drive
An Australian podcast series designed to inspire and encourage women of all ages, sharing conversations with women who discuss real struggles and triumphs.

Wholehearted: love, sex and intimacy
Weekly chats on relationships, love, sexuality and spirituality for women. Discover wholehearted sensuality, soulful intimacy and a spirit-led life with Relationship Therapist, Sexologist and Tantra teacher Isiah McKimmie.

Third Eye Drops
Explore the mysteries and majesty of the multiverse with Michael Phillip and his magnificent multidisciplinary guests— scientists, artists, comedians, entrepreneurs, authors, shamans, monks, psychonauts and occasional android sidekicks.

Making Sense with Sam Harris
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events.

Meditation Oasis
Meditations to help you to relax deeply, be more present and flow more easily with life, offering a variety of guided meditations with and without music, as well as instructions for meditations you can do on your own.

The Daily Boost
The Daily Boost is for people who aspire to live a better life and find themselves confused, frustrated and not knowing what steps to take – find clarity, create your plan, and get motivated.

The Mindset & Motivation Podcast
These short, no BS podcast episodes last around 10-20 minutes – just enough time for you to get a jolt of inspiration. They’re designed for you: the business person, salesperson, entrepreneur, small business owner or typical human that needs motivation from time to time.

The Energy Healing Podcast
Learn the techniques for blasting out your fears, anxiety, phobias, depressed feelings and self-sabotaging thoughts, so you can better understand who you are, why you’re here, and what your purpose is.

Comedy

Hamish and Andy
“Hamish & Andy” is a podcast that began its life as a band of three men, travelling from village to village in the 1700’s, asking locals to gather round to listen as they discussed big issues of the times and provided light refreshments. The advent of The Internet saw the podcast’s audience skyrocket, and now that we’re well into the 2000’s the podcast is heard in dozens of countries worldwide, although due to logistical reasons, the listeners must now provide light refreshments for themselves.

My Favourite Murder
Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.

2 Dope Queens
Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are funny. They’re black. They’re BFFs. And they host a live comedy show in Brooklyn.

Party in China
One man’s adventures in a far off land. Party Parslow fulfills his lifelong dream to be an English teacher…and promptly regrets it. Told in episodic form, his epic journey to China and the hilarity that ensued.

Chrissy, Sam and Browny
Chrissie, Sam & Browny are the three people Melbourne most want in their ears every morning on Nova 100. Whether it’s the fact that between them, they’ve played 255 AFL games, almost taken home the chocolates on Big Brother, or something Sam once did, these three kids are just trying to bring their real-life experiences to the people and have a few hundred laughs while doing it

Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig
You know those podcasts where famous people recount their lives and careers, and then things get emotional? That is NOT this show! Hosted by internet superstar Grace Helbig, “Not Too Deep” is a ridiculous, silly, and unapologetically superficial interview podcast, that is more about the laffs than about the feels.

Ricky Gervais is Deadly Sirius
Ricky with comedian chums and eminent guests discuss the big issues. Entertaining, thought-provoking and often taboo-crunching chat about ethics, science and art.

No Such Thing as a Fish
No Such Thing as a Fish is a weekly British podcast series produced and presented by the researchers behind the BBC Two panel game QI.

My Dad Wrote a Porno
Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened – but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he’s decided to read it to the world in this award-winning comedy podcast.

The Baby-Sitters Club Club
Jack Shepherd and Tanner Greenring discuss the classic Baby-Sitters Club novels of Ann M. Martin in chronological order. Get ready to look with new eyes at the timeless adventures of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and I guess Dawn. And probably Mallory too. Fine, and Jessi.

Bonus: if you like that, you’ll love Gilmore Guys
Do you awaken in a cold sweat every night, fearing that two men will never start a podcast about Gilmore Girls? Well then kiss your night terrors GOODBYE. Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe go deep into Gilmore Girls, episode by episode.

Business

The Jack Delosa Podcast
Jack Delosa is changing education for entrepreneurs, answering all your questions around business, startups, entrepreneurship, and the importance of mindset, along with exclusive interviews with industry leaders and innovators.

#getMerry by the Merrymaker Sisters
#GetMerry is all about giving you the action steps you need to create healthier, happier, merrier days, weeks, months, years… lives. Each week they bring you fun stories and ‘lessons’, and sometimes invite the occasional EPIC guest to share the mic with them.

Leading Beings
Be your best human in work, leadership and life. How can you lead a conscious and fulfilling work-life that express your unique potential and makes and impact? This podcast talks to amazing humans ‘Leading Beings’ who are doing just that, in their careers, businesses, leadership and lives.

Finance & Fury
Your formal education prepares you for your career and making money, but after graduation you’re on your own trying to figure out what to do. Finance and Fury picks up where your formal education left off, providing a unique insight into the world of economics, personal finance and building wealth with three different episodes each week.

SUCCESS Insider
SUCCESS Insider is a weekly podcast to engage, educate and inspire emerging leaders and success seekers. Hosts Josh Ellis and Shelby Skrhak, from the SUCCESS magazine editorial team, will keep you up to date on the latest trends in personal empowerment, entrepreneurship and career development, discussing books, ideas and news that you should hear.

Subtle Disrupters
Monthly episodes with people you have probably never heard of. What they are doing through their life or work will inspire about the small changes that can be made for an amazing impact.

Smart Passive Income
Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your online business or blog.

Entrepreneurs on Fire
John Lee Dumas is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award winning podcast where he interviews Entrepreneurs who are truly ON FIRE. With over 2000 episodes, JLD helps Entrepreneurs IGNITE their dream life. Are you prepared to IGNITE?

The School of Greatness
Find out what makes the greatest people great and how to apply those lessons to your life. Join NYT bestselling author Lewis Howes as he shares inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet.

Planet Money
Planet Money is an American podcast and blog produced by NPR. Using “creative and entertaining” dialogue and narrative, Planet Money claims to be “The Economy Explained”.

Human Interest

Chat 10 Looks 3
A peripatetic podcast in which Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb discuss what they’re reading, watching, cooking, listening to or irrationally exhilarated by.

This American Life
This American Life podcast gives listeners touching, humorous and often unexpected vignettes of life in America through weekly short stories.

2 Guys 1 Cup, AFL Podcast
An AFL podcast with Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen that’s more GOP than jet.

Ladies who League
Bringing a female and community-focused voice to rugby league, podcast host Mary Konstantopoulos is joined by a panel of sports journalists and athletes each episode to review the week in rugby league, breakdown the big issues and relive some of the biggest moments in Australian sport.

Travel First with Alex First
See the world, episode by episode, through the eyes (or, rather, words) of radio 4BC’s host Alex First.

Overinvested
Overinvested is a weekly podcast from pop culture obsessives Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Morgan Leigh Davies. Each episode, Gavia and Morgan dive into a film, TV show, or comic they just can’t stop thinking about.

Lore
Lore is a podcast about non-fiction scary stories. Each episode examines historical events that show the dark side of human nature and is presented in a style that’s been compared to a campfire experience.

You Must Remember This
You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.

Casefile: True Crime
Simply referred to as ‘Casefile’, this weekly true crime-themed podcast is hosted by an anonymous Australian man and deals with solved or cold criminal cases, often related to well-known murders and serial crimes.

Stuff You Missed in History Class
This podcast takes a look at lesser-known historical people and events, bringing you the greatest and strangest stuff you missed in history class.

Anastasia White

Anastasia White  

Anastasia (‘Anny’ to her friends and family, thanks to some nickname experimentation in year 4 that unfortunately stuck) is a born-and-bred Brisbanite with a love of coffee and her cat, Olive. Having recently finished a degree in journalism, Anastasia loves being able to learn and write about so many different topics for a variety of audiences.