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Are you stuck in your musical ways? Wanting (virtual) company for the at home workout? Now’s a good time to update your playlist or zone into an entertaining or educational podcast.


The Guardian and Sounds Australia, publishes a weekly playlist of new Australian songs to help bands who can no longer make money from live gigs:

Triple J's 2020 Hottest 100 is also updated weekly, ready for your chill out time:

Australia's National Science Agency CSIRO has compiled a playlist of their favourite Aussie tracks to lift your spirits:

Live Tiny Desk Concerts

Who needs to visit a concert hall? NPR's infamous Tiny Desk Concerts are performed from behind a recording studio desk and feature an eclectic variety of established and new artists. See

Ted Talks

Access a curated range of Aussie TEDx Talks to inspire and entertain.


Aussies in Hollywood: Australian journalist, Jenny Cooney, takes you through stories of Aussies In Hollywood; from landing in LA to landing the first gig and then building a successful career. Available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

Awaye: Produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), this podcast focuses on Aboriginal culture and is the perfect place to hear more about this year’s Sydney Biennale, which has indigenous leaders for the first time since the Biennale began in 1973. Listen for free on your mobile device on the ABC Listen app, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

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. Listen via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Conversations: Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may not, have heard about — someone who has seen and done amazing things. Listen for free on your mobile device on the ABC Listen app, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

Fierce Girls - ABC Australia: Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. You know what they are? They're FIERCE. And these are their stories. Listen for free from your mobile device on the ABC listen app, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

Forgotten Australia: Michael Adams balances relevant historical details and human interest such that the stories feel fresh despite some being over a hundred years old. Available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

The History Lesson: New and compelling stories from Australia and around the world, told by some of our most popular and trusted historians. Listen for free on your mobile device on the ABC Listen app, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

National Museum of Australia: Forums, talks, symposiums, conferences and other events held at the National Museum of Australia, exploring Australia's land, nation and people. Available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

The Party Room: Want to know what's really going on in Parliament House? Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas give you the political analysis that matters and explain what it means for you. Listen for free on your mobile device on the ABC Listen app, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

The Real Crocodile Dundee: Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynold are joined by Wil Anderson for a live episode recorded at the Anthenaeum Theater in Melbourne. Available on Apple Podcasts.

Sydney Writers Festival: Australia’s biggest literary festival, the Sydney Writers Festival has a treasure trove of podcasts showcasing some of Australia’s and the world’s most interesting authors across all genres, this collection will keep your ears and mind engaged for days. Listen on all major podcast platforms.

TWISTA: Interviews and advice from the leading founders, investors, and thinkers in Australia's tech startup community. Available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

Listen up for NAIDOC week

The Real Podcast – Mayrah Sonter hosts the first series of The Real Podcast, interviewing a lineup of guests working across a broad range of industries, including musicians, actors, designers, activists, and social changes makers.

Tiddas 4 Tiddas – Hosted by Marlee Silva, Tiddas 4 Tiddas brings to life the stories of Indigenous women who are working to change the world, one day at a time.

Speaking Out – Presented by Larissa Behrendt, Speaking Out brings politics, arts and culture from a range of Indigenous perspectives. You can also catch them live on air every Sunday night at 9pm on ABC Local Radio.

Word Up – Word Up began as (and continues to be) a segment in Awaye! in 2016. Now as a standalone podcast, each week Word Up invites a guest to share three words from their language and talk about the role language and culture has in their life.



Blak Australia on Spotify (recommended by @naidocweek)

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