Podcasts

Rupert: The Last Mogul Special Series
Rupert: The last mogul
A podcast series about the life and legacy of the media’s most powerful man, Rupert Murdoch.
Part 1
October 25, 2023
Coming November 1: A podcast series about the life and legacy of the media’s most powerful man, Rupert Murdoch
Part 2
November 1, 2023
A young Rupert inherits a small newspaper in 1950s Adelaide.
Part 3
November 8, 2023
Rupert's struggle to step out of his father’s shadow drives him to launch the first national broadsheet.
Part 4
November 14, 2023
Rupert will pull off his most daring piece of business, and arguably the most cruel.
Part 5
November 22, 2023
As Rupert makes his home in America, Paddy takes a closer look at two of his most consequential relationships.
Part 6
November 29, 2023
Paddy investigates the fraught relationship between Rupert and his two potential heirs.
Part 7
December 6, 2023
In this series finale, Paddy investigates Rupert’s relationship with Donald Trump and his ongoing impact on democracies around the world.
Podcast
7am
7am is a daily news podcast brought to you by the publishers of The Saturday Paper and The Monthly.
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7am
February 23, 2024
Contributor to The Saturday Paper Amy Fallon, on what the court heard and how mounting public and political support is helping the Australian’s cause.
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February 22, 2024
Author of The Psychopath Test and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson, on the very human stories behind how things fell apart.
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February 21, 2024
Chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper Karen Middleton, on Australia’s management of offshore detention.
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February 20, 2024
Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton on troubles at the BoM, and how internal struggles are getting in the way of the weather forecast.
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February 19, 2024
Contributor to The Saturday Paper Chris Wallace on the texts and phone calls between the head of the inquiry and a well-known journalist.
Podcast
A weekly show about the books we love and the stories behind them. Hear the best writers from Australia and around the world talk about their lives and their work.
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Read This
February 22, 2024
Michael chats with The Saturday Paper’s editor in chief about Australian author Kate Jennings’ life and work and Erik shares why her novel, Snake, is the best Australian book he’s ever read.
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February 15, 2024
Michael chats with author Briohny Doyle, whose most recent novel Why We Are Here explores the complexities of grief, both individual and collective.
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February 8, 2024
For our first episode of 2024, Michael speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. She shares her life sentence and reflects on how her upbringing provided the perfect building blocks for a career as a writer. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.
Read This
December 14, 2023
For our last show of the year, Michael heads to Fitzroy Pool to find out what people are reading as the weather warms up. Plus, some of our previous guests offer book recommendations for the summer holidays.
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December 7, 2023
Max Porter shares the piece of writing that changed his life and reveals why every single time he thinks about it, its power renews itself like a rechargeable battery.
7am Special Series
Inside Robodebt with Rick Morton
As the Robo-debt Royal Commission revealed its findings, award-winning journalist Rick Morton investigated how our own government turned an illegal scheme against Australians – and how it became one of the greatest scandals in Australian history.
Part 1
July 10, 2023
We speak with the minister who will have to implement many of the recommendations and pursue many of the findings in this royal commission – Bill Shorten – about what this report means, and if the machinery of government can truly be fixed.
Part 2
July 11, 2023
We speak to Centrelink worker-turned-whistleblower Colleen Taylor about what really happened when robo-debt was first rolled out.
Part 3
July 12, 2023
We speak to one of them, senior lecturer in administrative law at La Trobe University, Darren O'Donovan, about how people outside the system built the very first working model of how public service embraced robo-debt.
Part 4
July 13, 2023
We speak to one of the people whose job was to create this alternate reality: Rachelle Miller, the former media adviser to human services minister Alan Tudge.
Part 5
July 14, 2023
One woman, Jenny Miller, never gave up on finding the truth about what happened to her son.
7am Special Series
A five-part investigative series examining the rise and fall of the MeToo movement in Australia, and what it will take for things to finally change. Hosted by Ruby Jones, the presenter of Australia's most popular daily news podcast, 7am.
Part 1
September 1, 2021
Ruby asks why Me Too stories are still so hard to tell in Australia - and why there is so much fear about speaking out and naming names.
Part 2
September 8, 2021
In episode two of Everybody Knows, Ruby Jones goes back to the beginning of MeToo in Australia in 2017. Why did the movement seem to run out of momentum here so quickly?
Part 3
September 14, 2021
In this episode, Ruby Jones speaks to some of the best known lawyers on either side of the Me Too movement in order to help her investigation.
7am Special Series
Climate change will kill you
In this new series, journalist Paddy Manning investigates the link between climate change and human health, and tells the stories of those who have become some of the first casualties of the climate crisis.
Part 1
January 5, 2021
From bushfires and heat, to floods, and the increasing severity of disease, Australians are already feeling the impacts of a warming planet.
Part 2
January 12, 2021
In 2011 the Queensland town of Grantham was inundated with rain, causing flash flooding. It had a devastating impact on the town’s residents. But events like this are predicted to become more common.
Part 3
January 19, 2021
From thunderstorm asthma to the increasing prevalence of infectious disease, a warming planet is already making us more sick.
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