5 on the fly: must-listen podcasts

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Have you tried listening to podcasts? They can be a great source of entertainment, subscribe and listen to literally thousands of podcasts on every topic from news, arts, business, comedy, education, politics, sports, technology, music, health, spirituality, hobbies, and more. Podcasts are free (with very few exceptions), you can listen to them anywhere, get inspired and cut down on screen time. Podcasters create content and publish their episodes on popular platforms like Google Play, iTunes, Sticher as well as a variety of other podcasting directories and apps.

 The Imperfects podcast

We’re all imperfect. Hugh van Cuylenburg (founder of The Resilience Project), his brother Josh and their good friend, comedian Ryan Shelton, chat to a variety of interesting people willing to make themselves vulnerable by sharing their own struggles and imperfections.

Australian True Crime podcast

Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia’s suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world. Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. Using expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

No Filter with Mia Freedman podcast

Over 300,000 women listen each week to Mia’s candid conversations. From Olivia Newton-John, Serena Williams, Marian Keyes, Liane Moriarty, athletes, actors, politicians, business leaders, authors and regular people who’ve achieved extraordinary things…they all let their guard down and open up in a way that’s positive and riveting.

Aussies in Hollywood podcast

Jenny Cooney is an Australian journalist who’s lived in Hollywood for 30 years. Jenny knows everyone and their stories intimately – Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Paul Hogan, the Hemsworths, Margot Robbie, Jacki Weaver, Eric Bana – the list goes on! She has a knack for drawing out their stories; from landing in LA to landing the first gig and building a successful career.

The Moth podcast

For over 20 years The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide, including venues across Australia. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. It’s a shared experience which is terrifying, exhilarating and utterly entertaining.

by Sarah Halfpenny

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