5 Australian And New Zealand Music Podcasts To Get Stuck Into This Week

Written by Jay-Dee Pitcaithly on 12th August, 2020
5 Australian And New Zealand Music Podcasts To Get Stuck Into This Week

Want to learn more about Australia and New Zealand's rich music scene? We've handpicked five of our favourite podcasts that dish out some seriously good insights into the current climate of the Trans-Tasman music community. 

1. Dancethropology

Dancethropology is a new podcast created by one of Melbourne's longest-standing and greatest minds in the local dance music scene, Andee Frost. It delves deep into the city's rich underground scene, shining a spotlight on some of the most culturally significant and iconic spaces that are now but a distant memory.

Listen to the first season of Dancethropology HERE.

2. NZ Hip Hop Stand Up

Calling all Kiwi hip hop lovers, this podcast by RNZ Music is right up your alley. Launched in July of this year, 'NZ Hip Hop Stand Up' features some of New Zealand's most influential hip hop acts including Scribe, Ladi6, Church & AP, NZ's first all-female crew, Sheelahroc and a bunch more. Each episode highlights a different track from Aotearoa's 30-year hip hop history, with the artist sharing the stories behind their songs and the positive effects the scene has had on themselves and their community.

Listen/watch the entire 'NZ Hip Hop Stand Up' podcast HERE.

3. Take it Blak

If you haven't listened to NITV's leading podcast 'Take it Blak' yet, we suggest you give it a listen ASAP. The podcast tackles topics from Black History Month to the National Indigenous Music Awards transition to a digital format, and everything in between. It features conversations with guest stars including musicians Dallas Woods, Alice Skye and Rrawun Maymuru, as well as pro basketball player Patty Mills and writer Tara June Winch, just to name a few. New episodes drop fortnightly.

Listen back to all past episodes HERE.

4. The Green Room

Hosted by The Music's Neil Griffiths, 'The Green Room' is a stunning podcast that features very personal and private stories from some of the biggest names in music, comedy, film and more. Previous guests include Amy Shark, The 1975, 5 Seconds of Summer, Metallica, Becky Lucas, Hilltop Hoods and more.

Get stuck into The Green Room podcast HERE.

5. 180 Grams

180 Grams is an ongoing podcast series launched by Mushroom Group earlier this year. Hosted by music journalist Mikey Cahill, 180 Grams aims to uncover the true stories behind some of the most remarkable albums in Australian music history. The first season delves deep into the making of The Teskey Brothers' sophomore album 'Run Home Slow', featuring interviews from the band and those who worked closely with them on the album.

Listen to the first season HERE.