You can do it while you're walking, working, or even snoozing. What are we talking about...podcasts of course!
The popularity of podcasts has increased in a big way over the past few years and we can see why - we live in a time poor society where we are always on the run. The great thing about podcasts is they are easily accessible and the perfect activity to do while multi-tasking. Pop it on in the car while you're driving the kids around, or listen while you do your daily exercise.
Whether you're after self-help advice, curios to know what's going on in your community, or exploring a new hobby, there's sure to be a podcast to spark your interest.
While there are a multitude of podcasts to choose from, we love to support local so were very excited to discover there a huge range of podcasts brought to you by some very savvy Novocastrians! While we can't list them all, here's a few to get you started on your listening journey...
Want to stay on top of what's happening in Newcastle? Join Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes for Your Newcastle, a podcast where local personalities share their stories and experts discuss major projects and events. The podcast is dedicated exclusively to Newcastle, and professional skateboarder and Olympic Games competitor Poppy Starr Olsen, and MasterChef Australia contestant turned Cakeboi owner Reece Hignell are just two of the well known locals to feature in season one.
Not only does the podcast entertain and inform, it encourages the Newcastle community to have their say on what matters to them. Streaming every Thursday, Your Newcastle unpacks projects such as South Newcastle Beach and Bathers Way, along with City of Newcastle strategies and plans including the Blackbutt Reserve Plan of Management. Download and subscribe to Your Newcastle online at omny.fm/shows/your-newcastle, via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Welcome to Aldi Chat-a-logue, a hilarious Newcastle-based trio who are adding a little light relief to our current COVID times through their weekly podcast that serves you a fresh guide to the middle aisle. Produced by three unapologetic (100% unaffiliated) Aldi enthusiasts, you will never view shopping at Aldi the same way again! Grab yourself an Aldi catalogue each week and listen along as they take you through the special buys in that ever-famous middle aisle. Aldi Chat-a-logue is currently streaming on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and TuneIn Alexa, with new weekly episodes every Thursday. You can also connect with the team on Instagram to brighten your feed with Aldi inspiration!
NHM - I GOT IT FROM MY MUMMA is the ultimate Podcast for time-poor Mumma's who want to enrich their own lives, and the lives of their children, by discovering something new about #Mumlife. The weekly podcast covers taboo mum topics, tips to help you with your kids, tips to make life easier, and to make you happier and healthier. They’ve been featured by Apple Podcasts, are on Spotify and are one of Australia's most listened to Mum-casts. Popular episodes include The Sleep Show, Empowered Mummas, Creating Calm Kids, Mumma Relax, How to Travel with Kids, and Make Up Mumma. To listen simply search ‘NHM- I GOT IT FROM MY MUMMA’ in your Podcast App, or find out more on their website.
Hey Soul Sista - let’s do this crazy life as best we can! 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, more joyful, and productive life. Find Hey soul Sista on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify, or find out more here.
Looking for some financial advice? Made by students for students, the Get Greater Podcast is aimed at university students and young people featuring advice on how to maximise your finances and build financial savviness. The podcast is a collaboration between Greater Bank Finance Lab and University of Newcastle, and all episodes are developed by University of Newcastle students. Available to listen to on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. You can also find our more on the University of Newcastle website.
The Health Interactions podcast is a friendly Newcastle-based team of accredited Exercise Physiologists who are passionate about improving your health and well-being (a great resource for many of us in these current times!). The podcast features real people, real experiences, and real stories where listeners can become inspired by compelling stories of overcoming adversity. Available to listen to on Apple Podcasts, or find out more on their website.
Join local HR Professionals Emily Bowen and Shelley Johnson for my millennial career, a podcast for you, your career, and how to take it to the next level! From 5 ways to get what you want at work, to the 10 biggest interview mistakes, the girls have you covered when it comes to all your career questions. My millennial career is part of the my millennial money podcast, and you can tune in on Apple Podcasts or through Spotify.
Here's one for the boys - the shed wireless is a podcast developed right here in Newcastle by Shedders, for Shedders. Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Aaron Kearney and AMSA Boss David Helmers, be sure to tune in to hear all your favourite men's shed topics discussed. Available to listen on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts, with new episodes released every Thursday.
The Oversubscribed podcast is for women who are hell-bent on squeezing the most out of life. Hosted by locals Alana Dagwell and Laura Jackel, the podcast covers evergreen topics that have relevance to modern, professional women. The podcast is available for download from the Apple podcast app, Spotify, Castbox and direct from their website.
Welcome to Newcastle Libraries REAL, a podcast for anyone who loves brave and provocative stories and stimulating conversations. Download and subscribe to Newcastle Libraries REAL online at omny.fm/shows/newcastlelibrariesreal, via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Did you know Newcastle Libraries also have their very own Podcast & Media Room based at City of Newcastle's Digital Library? If you've got an idea for a podcast of your own, why don't you book a session and give it a whirl when restrictions ease! Find out more on the Newcastle Libraries website.