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  • EAR CANDY: Five Newcastle podcasts that are worth a listen

EAR CANDY: Five Newcastle podcasts that are worth a listen

  • 31 March 2023

Finding it harder to pick a show from your ever expanding list of streaming services? Is your commute or chore time missing a certain intellectual ‘oomph’?

It might be time to give podcasts a go.

The good news is there are a plethora of Newcastle-produced podcasts that cover a range of topics - from local tidbits to national and international culture trends - all with that inimitable Newcastle bent.

Here are five local podcasts we think are worthy of a listen.

Conversations from the Collection

With Newcastle Art Gallery currently undergoing an ambitious expansion, you might be missing your regular visits to the city’s cultural jewel.

This podcast offers the next best thing.

Conversations from the Collection is a six-part series that delves deepeach of the gallery’s collection areas to uncover hidden stories and connect with artists who have contributed to the significant collection.

The first series includes conversations with artists Virginia Cuppaidge, Brian Robinson, Kenji Uranishi, Joan Ross, Tamara Dean and Hilarie Mais.

Newy Tech People

Aiming to highlight the breadth and depth of tech talent we have here in Newcastle, Newy Tech People offers illuminating chats with people at the top of their game, to learn all about their craft - why they’re passionate about their work and what resources help power their success.

The podcast also highlights, events, resources our guests recommend and advancements in technology in the local area.

I Got It From My Mama

Presented by Mel Sargent and Bec Tansey, I Got it From My Mama is an absolute must-listen for  mums across the Hunter.

Here  you’ll find your weekly dose of mum hack tips, healthy child and mum information, taboo mum topics, pop culture and much more.

Spooky Sundays

Love things that go bump in the night? Well, this podcast, streamed live on the Newcastle Live Podcast Network every Sunday from 8pm, should be right up your alley!

Anne and Renata have been investigating paranormal occurrences for the past twenty years. Join them for a weekly wrap up of everything paranormal, supernatural, and mystical including Tarot readings, haunted object discovery and the history of weird and bizarre happenings.

Hey Soul Sista

Melissa Histon, founder of The Sista Code community and Got Your Back Sista charity, leads a series of conversations with various public figures, thought-leaders and real women who all have stories and life lessons to share. 

Mel keeps the conversation real, and explores the success, failures, learnings and insights from incisive humans on how to live a happier, joyful and productive life.