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An Australian news podcast that'll get you across the main Australian news and international news stories of the day. It's like your smart friend taking you through it, always with a quirky/good news story or two as well. Opinion-free, agenda-free news, with a touch of analysis and an eye on what's coming next. You'll be across the news in under 10 mins, perfect for your morning routine.
Get across the news on your commute, at the gym, or over your morning coffee - out each weekday at 6am, The Squiz is your shortcut to being informed.
Top tip - check out The Squiz Today newsletter. It's the daily news stories, in your inbox each weekday at 6am, with links and more info to all the stories covered in The Squiz Today podcast. Sign up at www.thesquiz.com.au - it's free.

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    • 4.8 • 1.5K Ratings

An Australian news podcast that'll get you across the main Australian news and international news stories of the day. It's like your smart friend taking you through it, always with a quirky/good news story or two as well. Opinion-free, agenda-free news, with a touch of analysis and an eye on what's coming next. You'll be across the news in under 10 mins, perfect for your morning routine.
Get across the news on your commute, at the gym, or over your morning coffee - out each weekday at 6am, The Squiz is your shortcut to being informed.
Top tip - check out The Squiz Today newsletter. It's the daily news stories, in your inbox each weekday at 6am, with links and more info to all the stories covered in The Squiz Today podcast. Sign up at www.thesquiz.com.au - it's free.

    Lehrmann could face a costly bill; Musk and Albanese face off; The UK enshrines a new deportation law; And a classic ANZAC biscuit...

    Lehrmann could face a costly bill; Musk and Albanese face off; The UK enshrines a new deportation law; And a classic ANZAC biscuit...

    Wednesday, 24 April: Lehrmann could face a costly bill; Musk and Albanese face off; The UK enshrines a new deportation law; And a classic ANZAC biscuit...
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    You can watch 14yo Arisa Trew make skateboarding history here.
    Find the recipe for Claire's mum's ANZAC biscuits here or the old-school recipes here.
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    Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics - including a recent episode on the US' potential TikTok ban. Get it in your inbox each week.
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    • 10 min
    Retracing the ANZAC’s steps; Rumbling the rioters; Fingers crossed for another surplus: And it's time to trust your GPS...

    Retracing the ANZAC’s steps; Rumbling the rioters; Fingers crossed for another surplus: And it's time to trust your GPS...

    Tuesday, 23 April: Retracing the ANZAC’s steps; Rumbling the rioters; Fingers crossed for another surplus: And it's time to trust your GPS...
    The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. Support The Squiz and get The Squiz Today newsletter in your inbox each weekday morning.
    You can listen to the Squiz Shortcut on Dementia Australia ambassador Wally Lewis and CTE here.
    #Sponsored: Try Sunbeam fruit snacks for yourself at Coles or Woolies.
    Support The Squiz by sharing our newsletters and podcasts with your friends.
    Other things we do:
    Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics - including a recent episode on the US' potential TikTok ban. Get it in your inbox each week.
    Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!

    • 9 min
    Musk's online war with Oz; The US breaks a stalemate; A workout falling-out; And Swift racks up more records

    Musk's online war with Oz; The US breaks a stalemate; A workout falling-out; And Swift racks up more records

    Monday, 22 April: Musk's online war with Oz; The US breaks a stalemate; A workout falling out; And Swift racks up more records
    The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. Support The Squiz and get The Squiz Today newsletter in your inbox each weekday morning.
    Sign up to the Saturday Squiz here - it's the news, weekend style.
    Find out more about the hidden meaning in Taylor Swift's new album, The Tortured Poets Department here.
    #Sponsored: Try Sunbeam fruit snacks for yourself at Coles or Woolies.
    Support The Squiz by sharing our newsletters and podcasts with your friends.
    Other things we do:
    Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics - including a recent episode on the US' potential TikTok ban. Get it in your inbox each week.
    Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!

    • 10 min
    Bondi Junction comes together; Seven's boss leaves early; Indians head to the polls for a mammoth vote; And a delicious zucchini loaf...

    Bondi Junction comes together; Seven's boss leaves early; Indians head to the polls for a mammoth vote; And a delicious zucchini loaf...

    Friday, 19 April: Bondi Junction comes together; Seven's boss leaves early; Indians head to the polls for a mammoth vote; And a delicious zucchini loaf... 
    The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning.
    You can find the recipe for chocolate zucchini loaf here.
    Find out more about Taylor Swift's new album, The Tortured Poets Department, here.
    #Sponsored: Try Sunbeam fruit snacks for yourself at Coles or Woolies.
    Support The Squiz by sharing our newsletters and podcasts with your friends.
    Other things we do:
    Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics.
    Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!

    • 11 min
    All eyes on the Solomon Islands; The next big immigration case kicks off in the High Court; Mr Chalmers goes to Washington; And a devil in the sky...

    All eyes on the Solomon Islands; The next big immigration case kicks off in the High Court; Mr Chalmers goes to Washington; And a devil in the sky...

    Thursday, 18 April: All eyes on the Solomon Islands; The next big immigration case kicks off in the High Court; Mr Chalmers goes to Washington; And a devil in the sky...
    The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning.
    Here's the guide to catch the 12P/Pons-Brooks - aka the Devil's Comet - this weekend.
    #Sponsored: Try Sunbeam fruit snacks for yourself at Coles or Woolies.
    Support The Squiz by sharing our newsletters and podcasts with your friends.
    Other things we do:
    Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics.
    Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!

    • 10 min
    Your Shortcut to... Iran and Israel

    Your Shortcut to... Iran and Israel

    For the first time, Iran has directly attacked Israel. Last weekend Iran launched more than 300 targeted missiles and drones, almost all of which were shot down by Israel's defence systems. Now the world is waiting to see how Israel responds, and whether the region will descend into all-out war.
    Squiz recommends:
    Listening: The Post Reports podcast from The Washington Post has a first-hand account of their reporter living through Iran's attack.
    Listening: On our very own News Club, Kate Watson talks to Adam Harvey (an ABC reporter, formerly based in the Middle East) about how the news from Israel is filtered out to the rest of the world.
    Support The Squiz and subscribe to the Squiz Shortcuts newsletter here https://www.thesquiz.com.au/shortcuts-signup/?source=ShortcutsPodcast

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Janbelle ,

Informative and entertaining!

This is a great podcast to listen to while I am getting ready in the morning and helps me to keep informed of the latest news. I also appreciate the addition of some lighthearted stories particularly in the current environment so many negative news events. Also enjoy having a mix of reporters on the podcast including Alice who lives in SA which helps ensure the podcast isn’t too Eastern states-centric.
Great work!

Joe___Blogs ,

Unbalanced

If you are a fan of Israel’s IDF and big mining companies, this podcast is for you. You will hardly hear a bad or critical word spoken about them.

CathMP ,

Good wrap up for the day

This is a great news wrap for the start of day

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