15 Top South Australian Podcasts

Writers: Sam Richards & Lauren Dinning

The ease of podcast production has given voice to hundreds of exciting minds – funny, sporty, culinary, business, piss-takey minds. You name it, SA has got em’ – we’re a talented bunch. Here’s a selection of some of our fave South Australian podcasts coming from our iced-coffee fuelled collective genius.

1.The Badcast

Listen to the Badcast, and you can be sure hosts Liam and Big Al will delve into the important issues, whether they are discussing the best (worst) pickup lines or Google’s incognito mode. Many of the laughs spout from the way the blokes interact, with the banter reaching astronomical heights, such as when Big Al attempts to drink six beers in a minute. It can sometimes seem like you’re catching up with a few mates down at the local, rather than sitting on your own with a set of headphones in. And do keep your headphones in, please – there is a tad too much crass language for Karen from accounts.

Listen to The Badcast here.

2. AdeLOL

Their tagline ‘heaps good history’ sums up the name of the game for podcasters Dan and Tom, as they get together to share stories about a piece of SA. Whether it be history, a place, a celebrity, icon or event, their content is sure to make you LOL. The catch: neither truly know what the other is bringing to the podcast table each week, often resulting in discussions on the hilarity of South Australia’s past. With one born and bred local, and a the other bringing a touch of outsider perspective, the duo form the successful funny yet historical podcast – a tough gig to maintain. Kudos, lads.

Listen to AdeLOL here. 

Adelaide Podcasts - Rooster Radi

3. Rooster Radio

This is one for the business up and comers, who can tune into entrepreneurs and pros across various fields (business, leadership, marketing, science, technology, health, and hospitality) who have made it in the big leagues. The team tell the stories of successful ventures, as well as the not-so-pretty failed ones, all with the goal of learning how to conduct oneself with success in mind. Tune in if you think your professional performance could do with a brush-up.

Listen to Rooster Radio here.

4. The Man Bits Podcast

This podcast gives it to you straight – husband and wife duo Paul and Pascale talk about the importance of men’s health. It’s not just bits for guys, either, with information on bits for everyone. With guests and interviews, the podcast delves deep into journeys of resilience, personal hardships and growth. Their ultimate goal is to reduce suicide among men globally without dancing around the subject – they get straight to the bits that count.

Listen to The Man Bits Podcast here. 


Adelaide Podcasts - Adelaide Jerks

5. Adelaide Jerks

Adelaide Jerks is bound to make you laugh. Almost nothing is off limits. The podcast features examinations of failed Craigslist connections, letters from teenagers and subsequent drunken attempts to solve their life problems, and reading of overly enthusiastic reviews for ‘dangerous’ sex toys. Recently it held the Winter of Cruise, indulging its Tom Cruise obsession to an unprecedented level over the course of many, many podcasts. Wannabe scholars of Cruise, move aside. Adelaide Jerks has a fan in Fritz cover artist Donovan Christie – discover his picks here. Definitely not safe for work. You’ve been warned.

Listen to Adelaide Jerks here.

6. The Swapcast Podcast

In every episode of The Swapcast, hosts Paul, Lucy and Brendan delve into the weird and wonderful world of the body swap trope in an oversaturated genre in film locally and worldwide. Listen in as they stumble upon movie after movie featuring the ultimate “plot-twist” and ingredient for bad comedy – the body swap. Listen in as they try to grapple with the concept, try to comprehend filmmakers decisions and bring in to question some movie plot holes – like how does a stripper bring a comb to a lap dance? All these and more will be answered in the Swapcast.

Listen to The Swapcast Podcast here. 

Adelaide Podcasts - The Adelaide Show

7. The Adelaide Show

Each week this podcast team chats with a local South Australian who is pursuing their passion. With a casual and comfortable vibe, the hosts drink and review wine, act like the friends they are and chat about how different folk deal with different challenges. Previous episodes include clarifying how modern music is made (guitars are so 2000), discussing whether sex work in the state should be decriminalised and exploring the difficulties of ageing.

Listen to The Adelaide Show here

Adelaide Podcasts - Head of a Codfish

8. Head Of A Codfish

Firstly, the name. It’s a Portuguese idiom loosely translated as ‘something you know to be true without seeing it directly’. The host explains that a lot of people feel they aren’t juggling the responsibilities of work and children in the best way possible, but remain unsure of what the best way is. The goal of this podcast is to show people the codfish’s head, so to speak, by discussing the best ways to balance life’s major responsibilities. It’s perfect for those who are thinking about having children but don’t want to go in guns blazing, as well as for existing parents who are starting to feel guilty about grandma’s perpetual babysitting.

Listen to Head Of A Codfish here.

9. The Ugly Truth

Hosts George and Christina don’t hesitate when delving into controversial topics, covering a huge range of topics including health, money, society and current events. They interview experts on the topics they discuss and dig deep to bring you fascinating bits of information to enthrall your earbuds. This podcast is for the curious people of the world. Prepare to be puzzled, dazzled and wanting more.

Listen to The Ugly Truth here. 

Adelaide Podcasts - Crow Crap

10. Crow Crap

The podcast with a distinctive colour scheme: red, blue and yellow. Betts are, this is the best Adelaide Crows supporter podcast you can tune into. Listening to Crow Crap is the perfect way to recap the game you missed, or to hear a passionate breakdown of what the Crows aced and what they messed up in any given round. It’s not limited to the Crows either. Expect discussions of other teams, the humorous side of the game and a few sly digs at Port Adelaide. Have it on in your car, but not on the windscreen, thanks.

Listen to Crow Crap here.

11. Movie Magoos

Movie addicts Rory and Curtis review and discuss the ins and outs of the latest releases, from action and comedy, to Disney Pixar films and everything in between. The best part? They’ll let you know which podcasts are SPOILER FREE, so you don’t hear something you don’t want to. Brush up on background knowledge before heading to the cinema without fear of overhearing the twist, turn, or shock ending.

Listen to Movie Magoos here. 

Adelaide Podcasts - Deviant Women

12. Deviant Women

Join Alicia and Lauren as they discuss deviant women who bucked the trends and who flipped the system the bird. Whether these women are historical, fictional, mythological or contemporary – they are certainly badass. Sometimes the lives the hosts revisit are those of admirable Joan of Arc figures. Other times they explore less salubrious characters, such as Lizzy O’Dea, a Townsviller who casually shot her enemy in the 1920s. Listeners of any gender are bound to be entertained.

Listen to Deviant Women here.

Adelaide Podcasts - PPP

13. Publish, Perish or Podcast

Join a handful of researchers on their fortnightly forays into science. The podcast appears to have several goals. For one, it attempts to make science engaging by incorporating humour and doing away with overcomplicated jargon. At the same time, it explores the often unthought about behind the scenes of being a scientist, from the hilarious anecdotes to the necessity of networking to the bureaucratic barriers. Find out what the people handling the beakers are feeling. It’s pretty fascinating.

Listen Publish, Perish or Podcast here.

Adelaide Podcasts - Vinyl Soul

14. Vinyl Soul

This podcast describes itself as dedicated to the ‘soundtrack of our lives’. Smoothly produced, host Aiden G chats with big music names every episode, such as Hanson, Seth Sentry and Birds of Tokyo. Guided by thoughtful questions, bands and performers discuss their origins, new music, side projects, influences, touring anecdotes, and everything else behind the scenes. With samplings of music to keep things exciting, this blog is a must for anyone who finds themselves tapping their foot when a banger comes on.

Listen to Vinyl Soul here.

15. Classical Converstations – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

This one is for the music-lovers. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Conversations takes you behind the music and into the lives of artists around the country. Recorded live one hour before their Master Series Concerts, the podcasts take a look inside the journeys, achievements, setbacks and future aspirations for musicians local and Australia wide.

Listen to Classical Conversations here. 

Did we miss a South Australian podcast that you love to listen to? Let us know in the comments, below.

Smiley Fritz



  1. Rebecca Dettman

    28/09/2017 at 8:17 am

    Yes…! Don’t forget Soul Doctor… A podcast with thousands of listens per episode globally available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and http://www.SoulDoctorShow.com — it asks all the BIG questions about the universe, consciousness, meditation, tantra, past lives, aliens, wellness and more!

  2. Joel Bradden

    28/09/2017 at 1:43 pm

    Love the Bcast

  3. Alexis Cattley

    28/09/2017 at 3:03 pm

    ADElol is a great new podcast that deserves to be on people’s subscription list. Bite sized local history lessons with a twist of humour.
    I’ve already been listening to the Adelaide Show, Badcast and Jerks for some time.

    • Claire

      28/09/2017 at 4:04 pm

      I agree with Alexis – AdeLOL is heaps good! Between all the laughs, I have actually learnt some pretty cool stuff about Rads 🙂

      • Kirstie Forbes

        28/09/2017 at 4:27 pm

        We’re always on the look out for historical LOLs Claire!

    • Reginald Wilksi

      28/09/2017 at 4:16 pm

      Couldn’t agree more. Very funny podcast.

    • Kirstie Forbes

      28/09/2017 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks for the heads-up Alexis, will definitely give AdeLOL a listen.

  4. Reginald Wilksi

    28/09/2017 at 4:15 pm

    Can’t believe you left AdeLOL off the list???!!!

    Do you people even podcast?

    • Kirstie Forbes

      28/09/2017 at 4:24 pm

      We can see by all those exclamation marks that you feel very passionately about AdeLOL, we’ll definitely have to give it a listen. This is by no means a definitive list, there’s plenty of talented South Australian podcasters out there. Thanks for reading.

  5. Andy Green

    29/09/2017 at 10:33 am

    The guys from the Badcast used to do the drive shift on Fresh FM. Funny stuff.

  6. Mardy

    29/09/2017 at 11:27 pm

    Agree with this list. Vinyl Soul is tops. Badcast is pretty awesome too! Their Auscast stablemates ‘Once Upon A Tangent’ are a fun listen. Two guys who write advertising try pitching ideas for kids books – I believe SA based and just hitting their stride. Cool list guys!

    • Kirstie Forbes

      04/10/2017 at 7:55 am

      Just missed out on ‘Once Upon A Tangent’ who are excellent, we’ll probably have to do another podcast list – too many talented individuals to limit to one article.

  7. Steve Davis

    03/10/2017 at 11:52 am

    Huge thanks from The Adelaide Show team. What a bevvy of great podcasts here from SA. All wrapped up and mushed together in a delicious Fritz sandwich.

    • Kirstie Forbes

      04/10/2017 at 7:56 am

      With extra sauce – cheers Steve!

  8. J

    03/10/2017 at 9:00 pm

    I am going to be the ‘promotes their own podcast in the comments section of an article about podcasts’ guy for a moment, apologies:

    I’m one half of an Adelaide-based Simpsons podcast, ‘Pods in the Key of Springfield’. It’s a weekly podcast where we watch the show, reflect on it, and tap into how deeply the show has impacted our lives and identities. Like every podcast ever it’s…mostly about our friendship, and how integral the show is to it.

    Also very happy to see my friend Lauren’s podcast Deviant Women on here, it’s very good!


  9. Emily

    09/09/2018 at 7:46 am

    What about The Self Made Theory? http://www.theselfmadetheory.com

  10. Alistair

    17/10/2018 at 5:10 pm

    Get Soft with Dr Snuggles is not only the world’s number one podcast on erotic thrillers and softcore films, but is hosted by an Adelaide couple (and also a chap from Portland, Oregon and various guests mostly from the US, but it would be amazing to have some more locals on). Is it the world’s only podcast about softcore films? Okay yes kind of, but still: number one.


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