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Melbourne Podcast Festival

Catch live-recorded shows from over 25 of the country's most-loved podcasts.
By Libby Curran
June 15, 2021
By Libby Curran
June 15, 2021

UPDATE 29 July 2021: The Melbourne podcast festival has been postponed until Friday, September 17–Sunday, September 19. The article has been updated to reflect this.

If you're looking for some fresh Aussie-made material to add to your podcast library, you and your earholes are in for a treat this winter. From Friday, September 17–Sunday, September 19, Village Cinemas Jam Factory is set to play host to the inaugural Melbourne Podcast Festival.

Across three days, the festival will dish up live-recorded content from over 25 of the country's hottest podcasts, spanning genres from true crime to comedy. Sink your teeth into some classic sports banter, devour some tasty food podcasts, or geek out listening to science-fun facts.

The festival's live podcast program will feature a cast of familiar favourites including The Chaser Report with Dom Knight and Charles Firth, leading news podcast 7AM, the sports-obsessed AFL Exchange, Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb, and science-meets-comedy show The Pop Test. Expect chuckles aplenty sitting in on the likes of The Junkees and Somehow Related, bust some LGBTQI stereotypes with Triple Bi-Pass and join Abbie Chatfield for some real talk on her podcast It's A Lot.

Tickets for live sessions vary, though most clock in around $30.

Top image: It's A Lot, Abbie Chatfield.


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