Podcasts to listen to during your summer holidays

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Podcasts to listen to during your summer holidays

If you’re on holidays and looking for a podcast to keep you company on a long road trip, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re in the mood for history or health, or if true crime is more your speed, we’ve collated a list of podcasts you might enjoy.

We found a selection of ABC podcasts we wanted to highlight, and a few others.

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it includes some popular, award-winning and thought-provoking podcasts.

Tap on the cards below to have a listen or to find out more.

And to explore more great ABC podcasts, visit ABC listen.

Pop Culture

Sentimental Garbage

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Sentimental Garbage is a podcast about the culture you might feel guilty about loving.

Take 5

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Now also a television show, Take 5 with Zan Rowe invites prominent people to share five songs they love.

MTV’s Behind the Music

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A music documentary series where artists tell candid stories about their personal lives and career trajectory.


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A biography podcast about how icons were made. From Beyoncé to RuPaul, this series has undergone a makeover.

Even The Rich

Even The Rich

Even the Rich tells stories about some of the greatest family dynasties in history, from the Murdochs to the Royals.

Song Exploder

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Musicians appear as guests on Song Exploder to take apart their songs and, piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.

True Crime

The Teacher’s Pet

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Teacher’s Pet podcast via The Australian.

In 2022, Chris Dawson was found guilty of murdering his wife, Lynette Dawson, 40 years ago.

Unavailable for more than three years for legal reasons, The Teacher’s Pet by The Australian is now available via subscription.

A Tradition of Violence

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A Tradition of Violence is about deputy gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, exposing a 50-year reign of terror.



From Britney Spears to Paul McCartney, this Rock ‘n’ Roll true crime podcast unveils the gritty details surrounding some of music’s biggest names.

The Shrink Next Door

The Shrink Next Door

Now a TV series starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, The Shrink Next Door started off as a podcast and tells the story of a therapist who takes control of his patient’s life.

Health and Parenting 

All In The Mind

All in the Mind

All In The Mind is an award-winning podcast that explores everything, from addiction to artificial intelligence.

The Psychology Sisters

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Two health professionals normalise the conversation around mental health, covering topics such as suicide, vulnerability, shame and perfectionism.

Jay Shetty On Purpose

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A former monk whose social media posts attract billions of views, Jay Shetty guides people into finding their purpose on this podcast.

Ladies, We Need To Talk

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Ladies, We Need To Talk is a podcast for women, by women, that dives head first into the tricky topics people often avoid.

Discussions about sex and sexuality. Ladies, We Need To Talk tackles tricky subjects.

The Space

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A mindfulness and motivational podcast hosted by Casey Donovan. 

Parental As Anything with Maggie Dent

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Parental As Anything with Maggie Dent

An award-winning podcast tackling real-world parenting dilemmas.

History and Politics

Dig — Sirens Are Coming

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A fresh take on stories you thought you knew about Australia’s most-notorious and influential characters. An award winner.

Stuff The British Stole

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Each episode  of this award-winning podcast picks one artefact and takes you on the wild, sometimes funny and often tragic adventure of how it got to where it is today. Hosted by Marc Fennell. Recently developed into an ABC TV and ABC iview series.

Russia If You’re Listening

Russia if you're listening

The seventh season of Russia, If You’re Listening tells the story of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Remarkable Stories

Days Like These

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A podcast about the days that go spectacularly wrong or go brilliantly right.


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Scamfluencers tells the stories of deceptive influencers who use their fame to scam those around them.


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Richard Fidler and Sarah Kanowski

A conversation with someone who has done or seen extraordinary things. This is one of Australia’s most popular podcasts.


Judith Lucy — Overwhelmed & Living

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Comedian Judith Lucy is out to change her life, and yours, for the better on Overwhelmed & Living.

Netflix Is A Daily Joke

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A joke a day featuring a range of comedians.



What The Duck?!

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Australia is full of weird plants and animals. This award-winning podcast explores the most unusual elements of our natural world.

Who’s Gonna Save Us

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The podcast meets the people who are trying to draw the map to a better future.(ABC: Cecilia Humphrey)

A co-production of the science team at ABC RN and triple j Hack, Who’s Gonna Save Us? is about the climate crisis.

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