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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    • 4.8 • 136 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.

    Jon Thomson previews the Bathurst 1000

    Jon Thomson previews the Bathurst 1000

    Bill Woods speaks with motorsport commentator Jon Thomson, for a preview of this weekend's Bathurst 1000, which this year features seven rookies, rain and a championship.
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    • 11 min
    Overnights Full Show 6th October

    Overnights Full Show 6th October

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    • 2 hrs 39 min
    Treasurer refuses to rule out changes to stage-three tax-cuts

    Treasurer refuses to rule out changes to stage-three tax-cuts

    Bill Woods checks in with Michael Pachi, National Political Editor Nine Radio, following Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers refusing to rule out changes to Labor's election promise of stage-three tax-cuts.

    The stage three tax cuts have become a political lightning rod, amid speculation Labor is planning to make changes to the measure.

    The tax break is not due to kick-in until mid-2024, but some claim it's unaffordable and the money drained from the federal budget could be spent elsewhere.

    But even some Labor MP's are urging their own government not to make any changes, arguing that it would amount to a broken election promise.
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    • 11 min
    R plates launched to help anxious drivers

    R plates launched to help anxious drivers

    Trent Nikolic, Caradvice.com.au, joins Bill Woods to discuss the suggestion for nervous drivers to display a blue R plate on their car – similar to L and P plates for learner and provisional licence holders.

    The plates are an initiative by MyCar, Kmart’s tyre and auto business, to help encourage extra consideration for drivers recovering from trauma.
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    • 9 min
    National Days for October 6

    National Days for October 6

    Bill Woods chats with Dale Sinden for the story behind today’s National Days for October 6th.
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    • 18 min
    Politics with Terry Barnes

    Politics with Terry Barnes

    Bill Wood's weekly political chat with Terry Barnes – Spectator Columnist, former Howard government adviser & policy consultant.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

QueenM72 ,

Michael McLaren for daytime

Like previous review, Michael is a well informed presenter who actually researches interesting topics of the day & presents them in a format that keeps you coming back for more. My sleep is terrible now because i listen to the wee hours of the morning as I drift in & out of sleep and then get up and go back and listen to the podcast!
I don’t listen to 2GB otherwise - ben fordham, ray hadley & debra knight - total dribble

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.

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