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5 podcasts for seniors

What podcasts should you be listening to as a senior Australian? Here are five suggestions to get you started!

We all love a bit of talkback radio, and now you have literally thousands of “channels” to choose from. Podcasts are like radio shows you access via the internet, and we’ve picked the best ones around at the moment for seniors.

Aged Care Insite

Tackling a range of issues that are relevant to those who are in, or thinking about, aged care in Australia, this series of podcasts allows you to get all the facts about aged care. And with the current Royal Commission, there is plenty to talk about.

Listen here.

Freakonomics Radio

Based on the best-selling book by author Steven Dubner, this podcast version of his writings is one of the most listened to podcasts by American seniors for its fun mix of economics and interesting facts.

Listen here.

Dr Karl

For some homegrown facts and all things science, Dr Karl has a series of podcasts you can access via the ABC. His famous “Great Moments in Science” series is a great listen as well as the science mornings he does on youth radio network Triple J.

Listen here.

True Stories

This SBS series does what it says on the tin. This podcast looks at real-life Australian murder mysteries and unsolved crimes told by award-winning Australian investigative journalist and writer Mark Whittaker.

Listen here.

Bloody Murder

Another hit of true crime and a finalist in the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards, Barney Black and Tara Sariban discuss the dark details of lesser-known true crime stories from Australia and around the world. Also nominated for four Australian Podcast Awards, including 2019 Best Independent True Crime.

Listen here.