37 episodes

Tim and Brady discuss ideas for podcasts that they will never make.

The Unmade Podcast Tim Hein and Brady Haran

    • Comedy
    • 4.9, 132 Ratings

Tim and Brady discuss ideas for podcasts that they will never make.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Ki Ki Turnip ,

It’s not just a podcast - it’s a lifestyle

Love the podcast, the ideas presented within captivating and funny and the hosts’ obvious friendship leads to genuinely interesting conversation - even before the preprepared content starts.

My personal favourite episodes have to be when the podcasts become realised, for example the tommyball episodes - I even mentioned tommyball in one of my English Language GCSE exams.

An overall brilliant podcast in which two charismatic Australians talk about stuff with a vague structure. But I would enjoy them even more if there were more regular or longer episodes with more podcast ideas within.

Truly deserving of 5 stars

A UK Maths Student ,

The Spiritual Successor to Serial

This podcast is the spiritual successor of serial. If you like intrigue, suspense, mystery and Adelaide don’t do a thing until you listen to this podcast.

TDDaniel ,

Ironic subversion of modern maladies

Doctors Haran and Hein make a significant contribution to the research on one of today's most pressing matters in the realms of sociology and psychology: the ever-increasing obligation to justify one's own value by one's level of performance. Whether it is the juggling of demands from employers, family, or just the plans and ideas of our own minds (which are perhaps the most oppressive of them all), 21st-Century humanity has found itself in the position of being constantly frustrated and unable to live up to the standards that we set for ourselves. Haran and Hein are deeply aware that we are continually barraged by live updates of the most productive people, like Elon Musk, or that Australian guy who runs 50% of all the education channels on YouTube. Productivity has become the idol of our world, and we must all serve it or perish. In comparing ourselves to such gods among men, who can but feel inferior? We strive to compete, to prove ourselves worthy, but that goal is never attained, and we judge ourselves failures.

Here is where Haran and Hein hit back. "No," they say, "we will not become slaves to this destructive mindset!" Through their conversation, saturated with the irony of being unable to complete all that they plan, they show the emptiness of that way of thinking. They call us back to a simpler way of life: when ideas could be bandied about with no pressure to perform or complete them, laughing with old friends from school days, eating honey prawns, and feeling no need to prove ourselves.

In this unassuming podcast lies the key to solving one of the great anxieties of modern life: how to be satisfied with simplicity and free oneself from the demand to be always on and performing. Doctors Haran and Hein have shown themselves to be astutely aware of the maladies plaguing our society, and I look forward to hearing more of their insightful remedies. Here's to friendship and simplicity, the best ideas of them all.

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