SBS summer of podcasts

SBS has begun 2024 with some great new and new episode podcasts starting with some of the nation’s best-selling authors and conversations of Deaf Australians.

The SBS Book Club features some of the biggest names in fiction including Shankari Chandran, author of the award-winning Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens, Melissa Lucashenko, author of Edenglassie, Tony Birch, author of Women
and Children, Yumna Kassab, author of The Lovers, and Mirandi Riwoe, author of Sunbirds.

Host and Executive Producer, Sarah Malik, discusses how novels reflect the realities of modern multicultural Australia, themes of race, family, friendship and love, and how writing contributes to new perspectives of how Australia was, is and could be.

Malik said:

“It is my joy and delight to share a project close to my heart, exploring the power of stories and literature to reshape the way we see ourselves and the world. By sharing stories in thoughtful ways and discussing the characters we love, hate, and love to
hate, this podcast aims to celebrate diversity, hybridity and complexity of our national stories in our modern multiracial Australia.”

The Auslan podcast Our Deaf Ways also has a follow up season called Humans of the Australian Deaf Community. This series of short video profiles the lives of Deaf people working in various fields around Australia starting with Queer, Deaf artist from Adelaide, William Maggs.

SBS Podcast and Digital Audio Manager, Caroline Gates, said new voices and stories will continue to be amplified:

“This year, we have an exciting line-up of podcasts including a second season of the Seen podcast hosted by trailblazing Australian feminist icon, Yumi Stynes. Listeners can also expect to hear stories that will resonate in multicultural Australia – a series dedicated to our relationships with grandparents and how they shape us, insights into the lives of young Korean-Australians with Say Kimchi, bedtime stories from around the world with Story Globe, and a unique exploration into the business of dying in Grave Matters.”

SBS will also have companions to TV shows with Alone Australia: The Podcast which will accompany season two of the breakout show and Insightful with Kumi Taguchi which will delve deeper into the stories of SBS news and
current affairs program Insight.

More than a dozen new podcasts are in production for 2024 to accompany the many available now in English and more than 60 languages.

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