Plug in and De-stress with 8 Excellent Podcasts
No matter if you’re planning your next adventure or already halfway through your trip, you absolutely cannot go without the Travel Genius podcast from Bloomberg. Discover the perfect number of push-ups to do on the plane to avoid jet lag and learn how to make friends while travelling, all while sitting comfy(ish) in your plane seat.
Stick this podcast on when you’re planning your next steps to get that #travelinspo from the experts, and you’ll be your own travel genius in no time.
Lock in some knowledge of Aussie icons and culture with the most popular podcast in this great nation. We’re not always the best at talking up our heroes, but host Richard Fidler highlights the incredible stories of amazing folks from all walks of life, and even from all around the world.
As the title suggests, the interview runs more like a conversation between two old friends, with plenty of moments that’ll cause a little chuckle, or even get you a little misty-eyed. Filled with stories previously unheard, there’s hundreds of interviews to choose from. Pick a few favourites to listen to just as you start to feel a little homesick to be filled with all the excitement of new stories to discover.
Nothing Much Happens
It’s that point of the night, too tired to commit to a movie, too awake to fall asleep. Let Kathryn Nicolai’s soothing voice pass a few hours of your time in total bliss. Her bedtime stories for grown-ups are all about helping us switch our mental chatter off and just listen. The stories are simple but still interesting, and there’s plenty of episodes to last as long as you need. Make sure to have a spare few episodes up your sleeve in case you need to block out any snoring for some restful sleep!
Getting Curious with Jonathan van Ness
Hunties, we are all about curiosity and exploration, and not only when we travel. Get yourself onto the most wholesome podcast out there with Queer Eye queen Jonathan van Ness. There’s no question too stupid for this podcast and you’ll find yourself not only having a light-bulb moment as you listen, but feeling all the warm fuzzy feelings too.
Expect to snort-laugh when you hear just how excited Jonathan can get about even the most apparently boring topic, this podcast is perfect for keeping your spirits up. Time to get curious!
Dolly Parton’s America
If you're the kind of person who loves a good cry, there’s no better podcast to have a therapeutic sobbing session with than Dolly Parton’s America. Listening to Dolly’s story of trial and triumph is the perfect excuse for a good sob-sesh and all the southern accents feel like a warm hug through your headphones.
You don’t have to be a fan of country music to find yourself caught up in this podcast… just sit back, relax, and pretend you’re in a Tennessee Mountain Home.
If you haven’t listened yet, my friend, you are in for a great many hours of listening when you download Serial. It’s one of the most popular podcasts in the world and with good reason! Totally binge-listen worthy, this podcast is very convenient listening when you're looking for for some company.
Jump right into the incredible three-season exploration of the American justice system in all its intricacies and flaws and get ready for surprises you won't expect. Once you've finshed Serial, make sure to check out S-Town, created by the same team, and This American Life - where the hosts of Serial got their start.
If you're a true crime afficionado, this award-winning Aussie podcast will tickle your need for a gripping story and make you feel like a ready-to-go lawyer or reporter. Each season takes a deep dive into one crime, investigating every angle and leaving you to figure out what justice could, or should, look like.
The latest season looks at con-woman tricking a whole family out of their money and even their home. Seasons one, two, and three all look at uniquely Aussie tales of death, destruction and disappearance and with high quality production, interactive elements online and even real life court cases inspired by this podcast - you're all set to go down the rabbithole with this one!
The Rough Guide to Everywhere
Once your trip is done, you’re on the flight home and all you want is to be travelling again… listen to the Rough Guide to Everywhere. This podcast covers all things travel all across the world with plenty of tips and tricks. You’ll learn about witchcraft in Iceland, practicing responsible photography, how to call a cow, and the ultimate guide for writing about travel and adventure. If you want a deep dive into the guiding principles behind travelling mindfully and on the road less travelled, get onto the Rough Guide.
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