Podcast Recommendations

New Books Network

New Books in History features long interviews with historians talking about their new books, across a wide range of topics. New Books in History is part of the New Books Network, run by Amherst College Press in the United States, which produces a huge range of podcasts and publishes one hundred new interviews with authors every month! Among their range of other podcasts are Intellectual History, Arguing History, Australian and New Zealand Studies, Military History, Historical Fiction, Gender Studies and Public Policy.



A daily podcast from ABC’s Triple J radio station Hack covers current affairs, politics, culture and music. 



Trust me, I’m an expert

Released once a month, this podcast presents ‘the most fascinating, surprising stories from the academic world’. These stories can focus on myths, science or news media. Standout episodes include Trust Me, I’m An Expert: a lawyer, a biblical scholar and a fact-checker walk into the same-sex marriage debate… and Trust Me I’m An Expert: Why February is the real danger month for power blackouts.

Australian politics live podcast

From The Guardian Australia, this podcast series discusses contemporary policy issues. A standout episode is Katherine Murphy’s interview of the constitutional law academic, Professor George Williams, regarding dual citizenship and Australia’s Same Sex Marriage survey.



From the National Museum Australia, this  audio archive provides insight in ‘history and ideas’. A recent notable addition is In conversation with the Hon John Howard, which offers the former prime minister’s reflections on the history of Australian liberalism.


The Policy Forum Pod

A weekly podcast, the Policy Forum Pod focuses on Asia and the Pacific. Based at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, it provides an excellent platform for public policy debate, analysis and discussion.



Lowy Institute

This podcast offers informed perspectives on foreign policy trends that affect Australia and its interests. 




The Little Red Podcast Series

Hosted by Graeme Smith and Louisa Lim, this podcast ranges across education, aid, and crime (to name a few) to provide expert perspectives concerning China.