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.


June 15, 2021 35 min

A real treat this episode - The Wandering Journo Nance Haxton is a prolific podcaster and Walkley award winning journalist.

Nance Haxton drops in to chat with Jules and Stocks about her unique and brilliant podcast 'Streets of Your Town'

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Nance listens to and enjoys

The guilty feminist

Betoota Advocate

Ladies we need to talk

Planet Maynard

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We speak to the larger than life, Renae Rocket Bretherton, one of the stars of the Birds Eye View podcast.

This is the second part of our 2 part series on Birds Eye View which was the Podcast of the Year in 2020

If you haven’t listened to pt 1 with Johanna, feel free to give that a listen after this. 

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Rocket listens to and recommends the Life Jolt Podcast


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A quirk in our interview schedule means that Jules and Stocks have had a couple weeks break from listening to podcasts for preparation and have just been enjoying some podcasts, Here are our favourites.

60 Songs That Explain The 90s

Still Processing

Death At The Wing

Becky and Cam Hotline

You're Wrong About

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May 26, 2021 43 min

Birds Eye View is the podcast of 2020.

It is such an important piece of content that we will be dedicating 2 episodes to going behind this podcast.

In part 1 we talk to Johanna Bell an award winning writer and creative director of Story Projects a creative production house in Darwin that specialises in strengthening communities through storytelling.

Johanna shares the story of getting this project funded, the challenges of production ...

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The power and of audio storytelling and the advantages of working in audio with Patrick McGinley - a successful, tv writer, author and podcaster.

Patrick spent 16 years creating Destination Earth a sci-fi audio drama which one best fiction podcast at The Australian Podcast Awards

“A sonic cinematic masterpiece - an amazing listening journey for ears of all ages!” - Australian Podcast Awards

Patrick listens to and recommends

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Recap culture is one of the huge trends of the past decade. Podcast recaps are now at the forefront of this space. This episode we talk to Fiona Williams - Managing Editor SBS Movies, Guide & Homepage, and host of the Award Winning SBS Podcast - Eyes On Gilead. The podcast companion to the incredible Handmaid's Tale TV Series and book by Margaret Atwood.

Fiona also hosts The Playlist podcast an entertainment podcast from SB...

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May 4, 2021 49 min

Curveball - The Club You Didn't Want To Be A Part Of - Won Best Wellbeing Podcast at The Australian Podcast Awards. This is one of the best podcasts I have had the pleasure of listening to.

Curveball is described as;

“A show that covered important topics discussed in a non-judgemental, interesting and highly engaging manner.”

Host and creator Beth Armstrong is a natural story teller who is also a successful director, filmmaker and...

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April 27, 2021 41 min

The Sure Thing has captured the imagination of the Australian podcast audience over the past couple of months. Host and award winning investigative journalist Angus Griggs, joins us to discuss how he and producer Lap Phan brought this incredible podcast to life.

Angus listens to and recommends these podcasts:

Power: The Maxwells

The Missing Cryptoqueen

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April 20, 2021 45 min

Dan Ilic and the A Rational Fear Podcast have been entertaining while educating Australians about Climate Change, since 2012.

Winner of the 'Best Comedy' Podcast at the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards.

Originally a live show, A Rational Fear is now a weekly podcast with 'The Greatest Moral Podcast of Our Generation' appearing on the same feed monthly.

Dan has also helped give a leg up to and mentor an incredible array o...

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April 14, 2021 41 min

Elissa Ratliff - Head of Podcasts at Mama Mia breaks down her journey from NSW Country, to intern at Mama Mia, to running one of Australia's most influential and successful podcast networks. Fascinating insights behind the scenes at Mama Mia, and how they make it all happen.

Elissa listens to

Sentinmental In The City

Even The Rich

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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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    March 31, 2021 55 min

    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

    Behind The Podcast, brought to you by the Australian Podcast Awards and is created by DM Podcasts

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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






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