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This is the podcast about podcasts. Listening Ahead is your shortcut to great podcasts. We've done the listening for you so that your precious time can be spent enjoying a story, not trawling endless screens. Each episode we share our latest finds, analyse a favourite and even play a little game we like to call Balderpod - all to help you discover your next podcast obsession.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

This is the podcast about podcasts. Listening Ahead is your shortcut to great podcasts. We've done the listening for you so that your precious time can be spent enjoying a story, not trawling endless screens. Each episode we share our latest finds, analyse a favourite and even play a little game we like to call Balderpod - all to help you discover your next podcast obsession.

Subscribe if you love us, get in touch, say hello. We're always listening.

    #12 Listening Ahead Season Finale: G'night Australia

    #12 Listening Ahead Season Finale: G'night Australia

    A very special episode this week listeners - it's Season One Finale time!



    All four of your LA team are in the house to riff on the podcasts we wished we'd made (hint: if only one of our Dad's had written some erotic literature....), our fave podcasts of 2016 so far, our favourite episodes of Listening Ahead S1 and finally we go meta and start rating ourselves out of five. Spoiler: some of us are very hard markers. 



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    • 17 min
    #11 The Longest Shortest Time: Chats About The Grief That Is Parenting

    #11 The Longest Shortest Time: Chats About The Grief That Is Parenting

    Are you a parent? Or are you surrounded by them? (Especially, god forbid, at a baby shower). 



    If you're about to take the plunge, this might be the podcast for you. We follow Hillary Frank into 'The Longest Shortest Time' - the parenting podcast for everyone. 


    Alice tells us her number one most irksome parent habit and we all share our memories of that terrifying birds and the bees chat. 

    • 15 min
    #10 Memory Motel: Does It Spark Joy?

    #10 Memory Motel: Does It Spark Joy?

    Oh it's getting DEEP with Memory Motel this episode.



    Terence Mickey takes us back into our memories and gets into the science and stories of how memory affects our lives. But realistically, we spend a lot of time talking about our most treasured items, and our most terrible reminders of exes!




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    • 15 min
    #09 The Intern: Wanting New York To Love You So Badly

    #09 The Intern: Wanting New York To Love You So Badly

    Remember your first job? It was probably something like The Intern.


    We follow Allison Behringer behind the scenes of start-up life at Betaworks in New York City. We'll reminisce about asking for our first pay rise and spend some real quality time following a trip to Ikea.


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    • 16 min
    #08 I Was There Too: What Was The Star Really Like?

    #08 I Was There Too: What Was The Star Really Like?

    Ever wondered what it's really like on the set of them fancy Hollywood movies? Well this week we've got Matt Gourley to tell us all about it with I Was There Too.


    The boys talk backstage gossip, Alex gets into the technicals and everyone makes some blatant sponsorship suggestions!


    This ep features grabs from 'A Few Good Men with Joshua Malina':

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    #07 Song Exploder: A Pretty Intimate Conversation

    #07 Song Exploder: A Pretty Intimate Conversation

    This week we're clashing heads like they're cymbals over Song Exploder. 
    Is it really the most perfect podcast ever, or the ultimate watching the sausage get made? We get a little passionate over our love of Hrishikesh Hirway's creation. 
    This ep features grabs from http://songexploder.net/mgmt and http://songexploder.net/courtney-barnett and http://songexploder.net/weezer   

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Graebaz ,

A pump up

Really good to listen to - especially as an intro into the world of podcasts. Like sitting with mates and hearing their views if your mates views were never annoyingly ill-informed

Dirty Meyan ,

Love it!

Great, refreshing addition to the podcast scene! Radiolab rocks!!

Flu no More ,

The Podcast Agency

Really enjoyed this. Insight into Bowraville is awesome. Good combo of light and heavy material. Thanks for sending us your way👍

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