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This is the podcast about podcasts. Listening Ahead is your shortcut to great podcasts. We've done the listening for you so that your precious time can be spent enjoying a story, not trawling endless screens. Each episode we share our latest finds, analyse a favourite and even play a little game we like to call Balderpod - all to help you discover your next podcast obsession. Subscribe if you love us, get in touch, say hello. We're always listening.

Latest Episodes

#12 Listening Ahead Season Finale: G'night Australia

A very special episode this week listeners - it's Season One Finale time! All four of your LA team are in the house to riff on the podcasts we wished we'd made (hint: if only one of our Dad's had written some erotic literature....), our fave podcasts of 2016 so far, our favourite episodes of Listening Ahead S1 and finally we go meta and start rating ourselves out of five. Spoiler: some of us are very hard markers. We also ge [...]

17 MIN2016 AGO. 15
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#12 Listening Ahead Season Finale: G'night Australia

#11 The Longest Shortest Time: Chats About The Grief That Is Parenting

Are you a parent? Or are you surrounded by them? (Especially, god forbid, at a baby shower). If you're about to take the plunge, this might be the podcast for you. We follow Hillary Frank into 'The Longest Shortest Time' - the parenting podcast for everyone. Alice tells us her number one most irksome parent habit and we all share our memories of that terrifying birds and the bees chat.

15 MIN2016 JUL. 25
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#11 The Longest Shortest Time: Chats About The Grief That Is Parenting

#10 Memory Motel: Does It Spark Joy?

Oh it's getting DEEP with Memory Motel this episode. Terence Mickey takes us back into our memories and gets into the science and stories of how memory affects our lives.But realistically, we spend a lot of time talking about our most treasured items, and our most terrible reminders of exes! If you've got a recommendation of a podcast for us to listen to, please share it at

15 MIN2016 JUL. 11
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#10 Memory Motel: Does It Spark Joy?

#09 The Intern: Wanting New York To Love You So Badly

Remember your first job? It was probably something like The Intern. We follow Allison Behringer behind the scenes of start-up life at Betaworks in New York City. We'll reminisce about asking for our first pay rise and spend some real quality time following a trip to Ikea. If you've got a podcast reco, get yourself to

16 MIN2016 JUN. 27
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#09 The Intern: Wanting New York To Love You So Badly

#08 I Was There Too: What Was The Star Really Like?

Ever wondered what it's really like on the set of them fancy Hollywood movies? Well this week we've got Matt Gourley to tell us all about it with I Was There Too. The boys talk backstage gossip, Alex gets into the technicals and everyone makes some blatant sponsorship suggestions! This ep features grabs from 'A Few Good Men with Joshua Malina':

15 MIN2016 JUN. 20
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#08 I Was There Too: What Was The Star Really Like?

#07 Song Exploder: A Pretty Intimate Conversation

This week we're clashing heads like they're cymbals over Song Exploder. Is it really the most perfect podcast ever, or the ultimate watching the sausage get made? We get a little passionate over our love of Hrishikesh Hirway's creation. This ep features grabs from http://songexploder.net/mgmt and http://songexploder.net/courtney-barnett and http://songexploder.net/weezer

15 MIN2016 JUN. 14
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#07 Song Exploder: A Pretty Intimate Conversation

#06 Bowraville: The Australian Serial?

This week we're getting a little intense. We're tackling Bowraville, the podcast [...]

17 MIN2016 JUN. 6
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#06 Bowraville: The Australian Serial?

#05 Imaginary Worlds: Am I Secretly A Baddie?

No, it's not your imagination. We've gone deep sci-fi to take solace in Imaginary Worlds. This week we're fighting about just how evil you have to be to get the job done - even if you're Superman. Plus we ponder just how niche the podcasting world can get - is there really a podcast about pubes? This ep features grabs from 'Why they fight':

13 MIN2016 MAY. 30
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#05 Imaginary Worlds: Am I Secretly A Baddie?

#04 Ingredipedia: Bringing Some Local Flavour

Join the factual food fight with Ingredipedia! We're bringing our chat local this week with our first Aussie podcast. It's the savoury and sweet Ben Birchall & Emily Naismith with their intriguing food features. They're talking coffee so grab a flat white and get listening ahead. This ep features grabs from Episode 9: Coffee http://ingredipedia.com.au/episodes/2015/12/29/episode-9-coffee If you've got a podcast recommendation, head to listeningahead.org to share.We're always listening!

15 MIN2016 MAY. 23
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#04 Ingredipedia: Bringing Some Local Flavour

#03 Mystery Show: It's Just A Classic Case

Get ready for Mystery Show to charm your pants off! We're swept into the world of Starlee Kine's case of the Belt Buckle. Does she ever find Hans Jordi? Does it even matter? Is it about the journey, or the resolution...? This ep features grabs from Mystery Show: 'Case #3 Belt Buckle'

15 MIN2016 MAY. 12
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#03 Mystery Show: It's Just A Classic Case

Latest Episodes

#12 Listening Ahead Season Finale: G'night Australia

A very special episode this week listeners - it's Season One Finale time! All four of your LA team are in the house to riff on the podcasts we wished we'd made (hint: if only one of our Dad's had written some erotic literature....), our fave podcasts of 2016 so far, our favourite episodes of Listening Ahead S1 and finally we go meta and start rating ourselves out of five. Spoiler: some of us are very hard markers. We also ge [...]

17 MIN2016 AGO. 15
Comments
#12 Listening Ahead Season Finale: G'night Australia

#11 The Longest Shortest Time: Chats About The Grief That Is Parenting

Are you a parent? Or are you surrounded by them? (Especially, god forbid, at a baby shower). If you're about to take the plunge, this might be the podcast for you. We follow Hillary Frank into 'The Longest Shortest Time' - the parenting podcast for everyone. Alice tells us her number one most irksome parent habit and we all share our memories of that terrifying birds and the bees chat.

15 MIN2016 JUL. 25
Comments
#11 The Longest Shortest Time: Chats About The Grief That Is Parenting

#10 Memory Motel: Does It Spark Joy?

Oh it's getting DEEP with Memory Motel this episode. Terence Mickey takes us back into our memories and gets into the science and stories of how memory affects our lives.But realistically, we spend a lot of time talking about our most treasured items, and our most terrible reminders of exes! If you've got a recommendation of a podcast for us to listen to, please share it at

15 MIN2016 JUL. 11
Comments
#10 Memory Motel: Does It Spark Joy?

#09 The Intern: Wanting New York To Love You So Badly

Remember your first job? It was probably something like The Intern. We follow Allison Behringer behind the scenes of start-up life at Betaworks in New York City. We'll reminisce about asking for our first pay rise and spend some real quality time following a trip to Ikea. If you've got a podcast reco, get yourself to

16 MIN2016 JUN. 27
Comments
#09 The Intern: Wanting New York To Love You So Badly

#08 I Was There Too: What Was The Star Really Like?

Ever wondered what it's really like on the set of them fancy Hollywood movies? Well this week we've got Matt Gourley to tell us all about it with I Was There Too. The boys talk backstage gossip, Alex gets into the technicals and everyone makes some blatant sponsorship suggestions! This ep features grabs from 'A Few Good Men with Joshua Malina':

15 MIN2016 JUN. 20
Comments
#08 I Was There Too: What Was The Star Really Like?

#07 Song Exploder: A Pretty Intimate Conversation

This week we're clashing heads like they're cymbals over Song Exploder. Is it really the most perfect podcast ever, or the ultimate watching the sausage get made? We get a little passionate over our love of Hrishikesh Hirway's creation. This ep features grabs from http://songexploder.net/mgmt and http://songexploder.net/courtney-barnett and http://songexploder.net/weezer

15 MIN2016 JUN. 14
Comments
#07 Song Exploder: A Pretty Intimate Conversation

#06 Bowraville: The Australian Serial?

This week we're getting a little intense. We're tackling Bowraville, the podcast [...]

17 MIN2016 JUN. 6
Comments
#06 Bowraville: The Australian Serial?

#05 Imaginary Worlds: Am I Secretly A Baddie?

No, it's not your imagination. We've gone deep sci-fi to take solace in Imaginary Worlds. This week we're fighting about just how evil you have to be to get the job done - even if you're Superman. Plus we ponder just how niche the podcasting world can get - is there really a podcast about pubes? This ep features grabs from 'Why they fight':

13 MIN2016 MAY. 30
Comments
#05 Imaginary Worlds: Am I Secretly A Baddie?

#04 Ingredipedia: Bringing Some Local Flavour

Join the factual food fight with Ingredipedia! We're bringing our chat local this week with our first Aussie podcast. It's the savoury and sweet Ben Birchall & Emily Naismith with their intriguing food features. They're talking coffee so grab a flat white and get listening ahead. This ep features grabs from Episode 9: Coffee http://ingredipedia.com.au/episodes/2015/12/29/episode-9-coffee If you've got a podcast recommendation, head to listeningahead.org to share.We're always listening!

15 MIN2016 MAY. 23
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#04 Ingredipedia: Bringing Some Local Flavour

#03 Mystery Show: It's Just A Classic Case

Get ready for Mystery Show to charm your pants off! We're swept into the world of Starlee Kine's case of the Belt Buckle. Does she ever find Hans Jordi? Does it even matter? Is it about the journey, or the resolution...? This ep features grabs from Mystery Show: 'Case #3 Belt Buckle'

15 MIN2016 MAY. 12
Comments
#03 Mystery Show: It's Just A Classic Case
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