Behind The Podcast

Behind The Podcast

Each week hear from the people behind your favourite podcasts, how they started out, their ups and downs, what they have learned and the process behind how they make their show.So if you have a podcast of your own, or even if you just dream about doing one, check out Behind The PodcastAn Australian Podcast Awards and DM Podcasts production.


April 7, 2021 41 min

The Queen of Tea - Megan Pustetto joins us to discuss the story behind her sensational hit podcast - So Dramatic!

Megan is the scourge of TV producers because week after week Megan breaks and breaks down all the latest celeb scandals from the world of Australian Reality TV.

She breaks down

  • her approach to sources and interviews
  • how her diverse media career prepared her for podcasting
  • the process behind making an episode
  • growing the audie...
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    David Callan aka Frosty is the man behind the internationally acclaimed I Spied live comedy show, and along with Michelle Stephenson hosts the I Spied Podcast.

    Live shows are coming back in 2021. But I Spied was a live comedy show which is now a successful weekly podcast, which may have a 3rd life as a live podcast.

    The I Spied Podcast Elevator Pitch

    What is ASIO? I’m sure you’ve all heard of it, but do you really know what it does...

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    March 23, 2021 47 min

    Cameron James is a stand up comedian and one of the most successful podcasters in Australia. He appears across a range of podcasts including

  • Total Reboot - A Film Podcast with Alexei Toliopoulo‪s‬
  • The Becky and Cam Hotline - A comedic advice show with Becky Lucas
  • Finding Desperado and Finding Drago - 2 seasons of investigative mystery podcasts with Alexei Toliopoulos

  • Each podcast is radically different from the other, yet on all of ...

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    March 16, 2021 40 min

    Great chat with Veronica Milsom, creator or the Zero Waste Baby podcast series on Podcast One.

    Here is the description for Zero Waste Baby

    Comedian Veronica Milsom is a mum on a mission to reduce her tiny newborn's massive waste footprint. Hoping to ward off the impending environmental apocalypse, Veronica has to find alternatives to using any of the wonderfully convenient disposable products that make modern day parenting possi...

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    March 9, 2021 43 min

    Niche audience and live shows.

    2 buzz phrases in podcasts these days.

    7 years ago Dragon Friends began as a podcast built around one of the biggest sub-cultures in the world (Dungeons and Dragons) in the format of a live stage show recorded monthly and cut into 2 x podcast episodes,

    Seems they knew what they were doing.

    Jules and I went into this with no clue about D&D, but a love for improv comedy, and were blown away by what Edan...

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    March 2, 2021 48 min

    Featuring Neroli Meadows of the insightful and heartwarming, Ordineroli Speaking - which was the winner of the Best Sports Podcast at The 2020 Australian Podcast Awards.

    As Australian’s, we tend to place our sports players on a pedestal and sometimes forget that they are actually people. Neroli creates a safe space where these elite athletes can open up and share stories about overcoming resilience on their journey to excellence.


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    The Genius of Just the GIST is the relationship between the two hosts.

    We really enjoyed our conversation with Rosie Waterland and Jacob Stanley of the highly entertaining and informative podcast, Just The GIST - which took out The Best Entertainment Podcast at The Australian Podcast Awards 2020

    Premise of the podcast

    Famous scandals, true crime, celeb dramas, conspiracy theories, politics, amazing people throughout history... If it&#...

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    February 16, 2021 46 min

    This episode Leah Harris - Spotify Australia and New Zealand - Creative Producer for Podcasts

    Leah is very much behind the podcasts that you’ve no doubt been listening to or through if you’re using the Spotify.

    We discuss:

  • Her mission to champion unique Australian voices and get them the recognition they deserve.
  • What makes a Spotify Original v Exclusive
  • What she looks for in an original podcast

  • Leah listens to and recommends

    Dying for S...

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    February 9, 2021 27 min

    This episodes we switch it up and go behind the Behind The Podcast podcast and tell you a bit about how this show came together and what we have learned so far.

    Jules enjoys and recommends

    The Rewatchables

    Not Hear to Make Friends

    Hello Sport

    The Betoota Advocate Podcast

    Antony enjoys and recommends

    Finding Desperado

    The Litpoetry Podcast

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    February 2, 2021 59 min

    Denan Kemp is the man behind Bloke In A Bar. The phenomenally successful podcasts, beer and social media channels. This episode Denan takes us through the tales of

  • How he single handedly built it all
  • His successful approach to leveraging each of these 3 elements to grow one another 
  • The plan for the next 12 months

  • Here are some of the ways you can enjoy Bloke In A Bar






    Denan Listens to

    Hello Sport

    Sam H...

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    January 26, 2021 38 min

    This ep your guests are Bryce Leske and Alec Renehan - the founders of Equity Mates Media.

    Equity Mates is Australia's Number 1 Investing Podcast For Beginners. No Bullsh*t, No Jargon. Delivered In Layman's Terms.

    This episode we learn how Bryce and Alec went from recording their podcast on a single usb mic on a back veranda to becoming full time podcasters, with an audience of over 350k downloads per month. Highlights includ...

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    Richard Baker is one of Australia's finest investigative journalists and podcasters for Fairfax.

    He gives great insights into his 'Golden Rules' for making series like The Last Voyage of the Pong Su, Phoebe's Fall and Wrong Skin.

    The Last Voyage of the Pong Su was nominated for Best True Crime Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards

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    January 12, 2021 47 min

    Today we’re talking to Paul Cochrane about his moving and important podcast, Childers

    So many of the people we speak to talk about the importance of finding a subject that’s close to you and this story was very close to Paul. 20 years ago he had his first assignment as a journalist covering the arson attack of the Childers Hostel in Queensland which claimed the lives of 15 backpackers.

    It is an incredible achievement for a first t...

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    January 5, 2021 66 min

    Marc Fennell is one of the hardest working people in Australian media and trying to tie him to just one show is near impossible. We are lucky enough to get an hour of Marc's time where we discuss:

  • How he pitches his shows to organisations like Audible and ABC
  • The Importance of a 'North Star' to your podcast
  • Putting Himself at the centre of his story
  • His production and post production process and approach

  • Marc's Audible O...

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    What the hell is an podcast Executive Producer and what do they do?

    This episode we are joined by one of the best - Ian Walker the Executive Producer and the brains behind one of Australia’s most successful podcast franchises - Unravel.

    Unravel Season 4 - Snowball just won Best True Crime Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards

    Podcasts like Homecoming are seen as trailblazers in terms of podcasts becoming TV shows, but you can make ...

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    December 23, 2020 28 min

    True Crime is the most popular podcast genre in Australia.

    Over the next 5 episodes we talk to 4 of the finalists in the True Crime Category, to try and understand what forms True Crime Podcasts take, and why people love them.

    This episode we talk to Dr Benjamin Nickl (Cultural Studies Professor at the University of Sydney), and explore why True Crime is so popular.

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    When we started behind the podcast part of our excitement was getting the story behind some of the biggest podcasts around, but what really piqued our interest was talking to the smaller, independent podcast creators. 

    There are none better than the team behind - In My Country - Adam Wood and Pia Perversi-Burchall.

    We hear a lot about refugees & asylum seekers, but not often do we hear from the people themselves. In My Country t...

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    December 8, 2020 34 min

    One of the great things about the medium is that once in a while, you get one that makes a difference.

    The Wigs is one such podcast. 

    This episode we talk to Jim Minns the producer of the Wigs podcast. 

    Jim is a career storyteller creating feature films being the videographer for people like Jacinda Arden.

    The Wigs is a monthly podcast exploring and interrogating contemporary legal issues in and out of the courtroom. 

    The first and only...

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    December 1, 2020 45 min

    Jay Ooi the talented creator of the Award Winning Podcast - 'Shoes Off' joins Jules and Antony this episode.

    Shoes Off is a podcast about the Asian Australian Experience,

    Jay is a brilliant storyteller, who produces Shoes Off while holding down a full time career.

    Shoes Off won the Silver Award Winner for Best Interview, and was a Nominee for Smartest Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards 2020

    Season 3 of Shoes Off is live...

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    November 24, 2020 35 min

    Daily News Podcasts have been the biggest podcast trend in 2020.

    This week Ruby Jones the effervescent host of Daily News Podcast - 7am - Winner of Best New Podcast at the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards joins us to discuss:

  • How she and the team at 7am produce 6 episodes of first class audio content each week
  • The challenges of delivering on a deadline during COVID
  • Her experience on the Unravel - Barrenjoey Road
  • Why she gravitated to Podc...
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