39 episodes

Why is this a story? How did we get here? We explain the most interesting and outlandish stories making headlines. Hosted by ABC News journos Yasmin Parry and Will Ockenden.

Tell Me Straight ABC Podcasts

    • News
    • 4.6, 92 Ratings

Why is this a story? How did we get here? We explain the most interesting and outlandish stories making headlines. Hosted by ABC News journos Yasmin Parry and Will Ockenden.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

beccabecdeBec ,

straight up facts

i really like this podcast, I've listened to around 16 so far. I've read the other reviews saying they don't do much analysis, I think that's good as they are presenting facts, telling us straight up what is going on & adding opinion to that may muddy the waters. I listen to podcasts while doing other things & sometimes my attentions wanes in & out, if they suddenly started presenting their opinion I may think that is fact. They get specialists from the rest of the ABC to come in & explain stuff, the one on what will happen to the men on Manus was good but I hate how quickly people forget. Reza Barati's name is burned onto my soul & now it's 'why won't they leave?' Oh that's right a bunch of locals came in & killed someone. anyway, the podcast is good.

Zombsara ,

Ear catching

Very interesting topics, answering all the same questions I find myself asking the radio when I listen to the latest news.
This podcast for me, is like an Australian version of the BBC inquiry -also another great podcast.
Thanks team for doing all the research and giving me a neat packet of answers, so I don’t have to dig for it myself.

Bzzzgirl ,

The best kind of brain food

Short, sweet, bundles of topical knowledge.
Easy to disgest and perfect for the inquisitive mind

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by ABC Podcasts