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Listen First: 6 First Nations’ Podcasts to Listen to

Great listens featuring First Nations people.

There’s no denying we live in a podcast-obsessed world, and who can blame us considering the number of A+ offerings we have – especially on our own doorstep? 

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, storytelling is the beating heart of their culture, and as podcasting is the newest way for us to tell stories, it’s unsurprising some of the best podcasts showcase Indigenous voices. Whether you’re in the mood for deep conversations or a light hearted take, we’ve rounded up some of the most noteworthy podcasts created by or featuring First Nations people.

First Eat
First Eat

First Eat

With ties to heritage and culture, there’s no doubt that food is often more than fuel, and this Audible Original part docu-series, part-memoir podcast explores just that. Proud Gamillaroi and Torres Strait Islander woman Nakkiah Lui asks how our meals would look if First Nations people owned the land where we source our food. With guest host Miranda Tapsell, Lui offers a deeply personal exploration of food politics, power and body sovereignty.

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Blak Matters
Blak Matters

Blak Matters

Short on time, but still want to be clued in? We have the podcast for you. Hosted by Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman, lawyer and co-founder of @blackfulla_bookclub Teela Reid and 2DayFM radio presenter Michael Christian, Blak Matters offers generous explainers on Indigenous issues in under 20 minutes. Weekly episodes have covered topics such as the purpose of a Welcome to Country 
and interviews with change-making First Nations figures.

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First Things First
First Things First

First Things First

Growing up without parental guidance can often force kids to take matters into their own hands. Luckily, Noongar-Yamatji youth worker and Bachelorette star Brooke Blurton and NITV broadcaster Matty Mills are drawing on their own experiences to help. First Things First offers plenty of hot takes and gossip (the type you’d expect from your siblings) while also covering heavier topics like addiction and therapy (the conversations you need from your parents).

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Taking it Blak
Taking it Blak

Take it Blak

If you want to dive into the stories behind the headlines, this mob-made podcast from the NITV team will help you put your nose to the news. In each episode, Goori journalist Jack Latimore and Wiradjuri STEM journalist Rae Johnston chat about key topics relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – think everything from family and relationships, to the Voice and parliament.

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Yarning Up
Yarning Up

Yarning up

Yarning Up is another pod that shines a light on conversations with First Nations people. Each week, Caroline Kell, a Mbarbrum woman from Far North Queensland, chats to Indigenous Australians. Previous episodes feature media personality Brooke Boney and author and academic Anita Heiss, proving how much we can learn from one another with a simple yarn.

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Trash Tiddas
Trash Tiddas

Trash Tiddas

Fancy a pop culture fix? First Nations millennials Tully De Vries, Amy LF and Brooke Scobie will indulge your guilty pleasure. This series sees the trio take a deep dive into the TV shows and movies millennials know and love – think episodes on Plasmo, The Book Place and Round the Twist and an impressive three-part discussion on Heartbreak High.

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