100 episodes

Michael began his radio career at 2GB in 2006 as the call-vetter for the Summer Mid-Dawn show.

In 2007, 2GB asked him to join the team permanently and he accepted the role of Executive Producer of all Evening and Night programming, working alongside the likes of Murray Wilton, Philip Clarke and Brian Wilshire for just over 4 years.

His on-air career commenced full-time in 2011, when he was invited to host the Australia Overnight programme; a job which he's loved doing ever since.

Overnight with Michael McLaren Radio 2GB

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    • 4.7 • 134 Ratings

Michael began his radio career at 2GB in 2006 as the call-vetter for the Summer Mid-Dawn show.

In 2007, 2GB asked him to join the team permanently and he accepted the role of Executive Producer of all Evening and Night programming, working alongside the likes of Murray Wilton, Philip Clarke and Brian Wilshire for just over 4 years.

His on-air career commenced full-time in 2011, when he was invited to host the Australia Overnight programme; a job which he's loved doing ever since.

    ‘Spiked’ news with Brendan O’Neill

    ‘Spiked’ news with Brendan O’Neill

    Michael is joined by Brendan O’Neill, journalist & Editor of ‘Spiked’ and host of the ‘Spiked’ podcast, to dissect the stories making headlines in the U.K. & the world over the past week.

    You can keep up to date with Brendan’s most recent work by visiting the ‘Spiked’ website www.spiked-online.com
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    • 12 min
    Overnights Full Show 12th August

    Overnights Full Show 12th August

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    • 2 hrs 40 min
    Peter Hartcher discusses China/Australia's relationship & Taiwan

    Peter Hartcher discusses China/Australia's relationship & Taiwan

    Michael is joined by Peter Hartcher, Political & international editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, to discuss the ongoing tensions following Chinese ambassador, Xiao Qian’s, National Press Club attack on Australian media for souring relations through its "negative" China coverage.

    Xiao Qian said there is no room for compromise, as Beijing announced that it would continue its military manoeuvres around Taiwan without any end date as its forces prepare for “joint encirclement” of the island.
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    • 15 min
    Sue Dodd’s weekly produce report

    Sue Dodd’s weekly produce report

    Michael has a weekly chat with Sue Dodd from the Sydney Markets about what bargains are on offer at the markets this week…
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    • 4 min
    Shortage of public housing's impact on homelessness

    Shortage of public housing's impact on homelessness

    Michael speaks with John Engeler, CEO of Shelter NSW & Chair of National Shelter, about lack of public housing & homelessness continuing to be one of the greatest social and economic challenges faced in 2022.

    Exacerbated by events including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters, the reasons for homelessness are as diverse as they are complex.

    In 2020-2021 over 100,000 people came to homeless services needing long-term housing as Homelessness Australia calls on state and federal governments to invest in 50,000 homes a year, believing the plan would end homelessness within a decade.
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    • 16 min
    Overnights Full Show 11th August

    Overnights Full Show 11th August

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    • 2 hrs 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

honeysuckle hell ,

Michael McLaren

Why, oh why did the powers that be not put
Michael in Alan Jones’s slot? He is intelligent, interesting, interested, learned and very funny to boot. Ben is such a light-weight, I feel like I’m listening to radio aimed at twenty year olds (unexpected??? marriage proposals live on air, for example) - seriously?? I want to be informed - not listen to that load of fluff! I now listen to episodes of Michael McLaren instead of Ben (and others I will not name - well, Deborah Knight - another light-weight who just goes over everything that has already been discussed for the six and a half hours before she comes on and then proceeds to go over it all again ad nauseam - she then sets a topic to encourage callers to fill in the hours for her like ‘what was the best concert you ever attended?’ ‘What is the most unusual sandwich filling you’ve encountered?’ ‘What’s your favourite band of all time?’ Who frigging cares?!! Just lazy, boring and pathetic)

Red Marj ,

Michael

Michael Mclaren, Is The Best Announcer, On The Radio! He Is So Intelligent, Along With So Much Common Sense. A Great Voice For Radio. He Is So Interesting Too Listen, It Is Such A Pleasure, To Hear Him Speak! Also He So Polite, Even With Difficult Listeners, And He Has A Great Sense Of Humour! Marjie Brisbane.

jensenneema ,

Please put this guy on prime time before you lose him

Well spoken, Educated, Unbiased and actually takes calls.
Ben Fordham is a walking advertisement, name dropper which bounces around from topic to topic and Jim Wilson is a one point man with no substance in his program.
Get rid of Jim Wilson, move Ben back to afternoons and put Michael into Breakfast radio.

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