What keeps you awake at night: money, work, relationships? Or is it something else…?
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 — What Keeps Me Awake, a new 12-part series featuring an eclectic range of Australians who test issues close to their heart with guests of their personal choice, is one of four new ABC RN podcast releases.
If you prefer the gossip and insider talk from the corridors of Parliament House, RN announces the second series of the highly successful The Party Room, hosted by RN Breakfast’s Fran Kelly and RN Drive’s Patricia Karvelas.
Also on offer are The Real Thing and This is About, two new podcast-only offers from the ABC’s home of specialist content and creative storytelling.
What Keeps Me Awake
The declining standard of education in Australia keeps Kim Williams awake at night, for Susan Ryan it’s housing and aged homelessness. For Steven Schwartz, it’s antibiotic drug resistance; and for Clare Wright, the joy of women’s footy. “The program aims to court a level of provocation over a ‘sleeper’ issue, or an issue that is not being discussed as thoroughly as it could be in the public conversation,” said Executive Producer Joe Gelonesi.
The Party Room
A political cocktail mix: Hosts Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas will tell you what’s really going on in the corridors of power in Canberra. How is the Turnbull government managing with its one-seat majority and a potentially unruly senate? Guests from across the ABC and beyond will join them, including Chris Uhlmann and Laura Tingle. And yes, Fran will continue to sing an 80s tune at the end of each episode.
Launching with a RN Facebook Live conversation at 10.30am Thursday, 29 September
Fran and PK will answer any burning questions about Australian politics, some of which they’ll incorporate into their first episode of Season 2. Tune into new episodes every Thursday morning, until parliament breaks for summer.
The Real Thing
A podcast in search of the real Australia. Each of the 10 episodes venture into the corners to discover the characters, scenes and stories that make this country unique. Radio documentary makers and best mates Timothy Nicastri and Mike Williams are at the wheel and there’s plenty of room in the back.
This is About
Sometimes funny, sometimes dark, always curious — stories about why we do the things we do. A series that digs deep into issues that matter through the beautiful, awkward and dismal stuff that actually happens to people. Presented by funny woman Jordan Raskopoulos.
Find out what it’s all about. Subscribe from Wednesday 12 October 2016.
With over 50 programs on offer and each one of them podcast, across its five core genres of Arts and Culture; Business and Current Affairs; Health, Science and technology; Indigenous; and Religion & Ethics, ABC RN has a podcast for everyone.
Visit www.abc.net.au/rn to scan the full podcast offering.
All podcasts are available via iTunes and other podcast platforms and the ABC Radio app.